A Handbook of Agriculture Volume a - 17

A Handbook of Agriculture Volume a - 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...no planter except a hand planter and it will sort out the right number of kernels from the tip of the ear. A good planter which will plant two or three ordinary kernels, will plant six or eight of those tip kernels in the same hill that won't have any ears on at. all, and won't amount to anything. I have had considerable experience in raising corn, and I have always taken off the tip of the ear down as far as the kernels are small. The old fashioned way was to thin out your corn, but we can't do that thinning out; we have got to rely on a good corn planter to plant it, and set the planter for two or three, then cultivate, and you are sure to have it. Mr. Scott--Where these tips and butt kernels are well mixed with the balance of the ear, the difference in yield is very small. I think the experiments at our own station show that what little difference there is in the yield has been in favor of planting both tip and butts, just as it is in planting all of the potato. At the Ohio station I think there has been a little difference in favor of the small kernels. Mr. Croman--I think there is not much in that theory or taking the kernels of the entire ear. I live in a township where this year, according to the report of the secretary of state, we have grown more corn than any other township in the state, and we have experimented year after year to find out what kernels on the ear had best be planted. We select the center kernels every time, and if you make an experiment this coming year by taking an ear of corn and shelling the tip end and the butt end and the center, and planting them in rows by themselves, you will find out which of the kernels to plant. What we want and are after is an even stand of corn, ailr the only way we can get it is to plant...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512960
  • 9781236512963