Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 27

Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 27

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...more tons per acre and by getting more tons he gets more feeding value from an acre than he would by planting his corn thinner and have it ear out. Mr. Dringo: I would like to ask Mr. Sweet if he ever weighed a ton of ensilage where there was no ear and weighed where there were ears? Mr. Sweet: There is no question but the bundles will be' heavier with the ears than the leaf ensilage, but the trouble is we do not get bundles enough. A great deal' of your ensilage is stalk ensilage, and stalk ensilage is not as good as leaf ensilage. Question: That is not the question. Is there not more nutriment and weight to a bundle of corn fodder with ears on than with the ears off? Mr.o Sweet: I think there is but you do not have the bundles. Where you have one bundle of that kind you may have two of the leaf kind. You don't get the tons per acre. _ Question: How much do you seed to the acre? Mr. Sweet: From one-half to five-eighths of a bushel. Question: You would have it planted just as thick for a silo as for fodder corn? Mr. Sweet: Just the same. Question: What kind of corn? Mr. Sweet: Just common field corn. I do not believe in very big corn. If you plant big corn it is liable to be late in maturing and you are apt to have sour ensilage. I want to plant my corn, just common field corn and I like to plant it early enough so as to fill my silo the last of August or the first of September, to get it in ahead of the heavy fall rains. By the President: This is one of the questions there has been a good deal of discussion about. There is a good deal of authority here today and a good many who have had experience for years. Here are two different theories: One is thick planting without ears and another thin planting with ears. Now those in favor...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953282
  • 9781236953285