Michigan Agriculture Volume 1-3

Michigan Agriculture Volume 1-3

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...of which was located in Wayne County. Berrien and Kent were next in rank. This is a popular truck crop in such sections as are within trucking distance of the larger cities. Green Peas: The State ranks fourth in this crop with an acreage in 1919 of 7,022. Much of the acreage is under contract and is located adjacent to the principal canning factories. Over 3,000 acres were grown in the two counties of Mason and Sanilac. Kent, Newaygo, Montcalm and Muskegon Counties produce important quantities of this crop. Cantaloupes and Muskmelons: Many people will undoubtedly be surprised to learn that Michigan ranks as high as ninth place in the production of these crops which are supposed to thrive best in the warm southern states. The commercial acreage has increased quite materially in recent years, and in 1919 totaled 2,347, producing nearly one-half million dollars worth of melons. Berrien, Wayne, Kent and St. Clair counties are the leaders in their production. Green Beans: This crop is grown for canning purposes around several of the canning factories. The acreage in 1919 amounted to 2,073 and the leading counties in the order of their importance were Montcalm, Oceana, Kent, Mason and Berrien. Miscellaneous Vegetables: Practically all vegetables not heretofore mentioned are grown to some extent around the larger cities and where transportation facilties are favorable. The following acreages for 1919 are taken from the U. S. Census reports: Asparagus, 256; beets, 141; green peppers, 118; carrots, 344; cauliflower, 101; pop corn, 1,745; lettuce, 412; radishes, 133; rhubarb, 156; squashes, 321; turnips, 107; watermelons, 727, and 789 acres of mixed and unclassified vegetables. Nursery and Greenhouse Products The State holds fifth place in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872770
  • 9781236872777