Legislative Documents, Comprising the Department and Other Reports, Made to the Senate and House of Representatives During the Session of Volume 1

Legislative Documents, Comprising the Department and Other Reports, Made to the Senate and House of Representatives During the Session of Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...average crop of the State. Several reporters state that the past season has clearly shown the value of some stimulating application with seed in the hill, to keep it in vigorous growth early in the season, and one or two note the injurious effect of a direct application of manure from the poultry-house, when in contact with the seed. To sum up, we may state that if the whole 1,375,000 acres planted in this State had been, at the proper time, planted with carefully selected, properly cared for seed, it would, in all probability, have added 4,750,000 bushels to the total yield, and a corresponding amount to the total value of the crop. Oats. Of the total yield of this crop Armstrong, Blair, Cambria, Lawrence, Lycoming, Tioga, Warren, Westmoreland, and Wyoming report an increase over the crop of 1881 of from ten per cent. in Blair, Lawrence, and Tioga, to one per cent. in W_y'oming, while Center, Columbia, Huntingdon, Montour, and Sullivan report the same yield as last year. The remaining fiftyeight counties show a falling ofl', as compared with the crop of 188, of from twenty-four per cent. in Bedford, Berks, Carbon, and Schuylkill, to three per cent. in Bradford, Clarion, Crawford, and Mifilin. When the crop of 1882 is compared with the average of the past five years, fully eight counties show a falling ofl', varying from two per cent. in Lackawanna, Mercer, Mifllin, and Montgomery, to twenty-five per cent. in Bedford and Carbon. The returns warrant us in estimating the crop of 1882 at 34,580,000 bushels from 1,235,000 acres, or at the rate of twenty-eight bushels per acre. When the crop of 1882 is compared with those of the preceeding nine years, and with the average of the past ten years, on a scale of 12,000,000 bushels per...show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738284
  • 9781236738288