Pure Products Volume 3

Pure Products Volume 3

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...more extensively than any other cereal. Wheat has been raised in nearly every part of this country, but some sections are more favorable for its production than others, not only because of differences in soils, but especially because of climatic conditions. The size and weight of the wheat berry depend upon the length of the vegetation period, and more particularly upon the length of the interval between blossoming and ripening. As it matures the development of the grain gradually takes place. The chaff of the berry is first in order of growth, then the outer fruit coating, next the inner true seed coats develop, then the endosperm, which is richest in protein, and later still the storage tissues in the interior of the berry. In the region of a moist warm climate the fruiting period is prolonged and abundant quantities of starch are formed in the leaf surfaces, which later are transferred to the berry. Such a wheat, while rich in carbohydrates, is poor in the proteids which make up a strong gluten. On the other hand, the hot dry days and cool nights of our Minnesota and Dakota summers shorten the time of starch transference, and the native wheats of such a climate are generally rich in these proteids and proportionally poorer in carbohydrates. The climatic conditions and character of the soil are the most important elements to contend with in controlling the strain of wheat to be produced. Every farmer knows that crops must be rotated, and that the elements extracted from the soil by the growing plants must be put back by means of a fertilizer, or else this land will in time become worn out and incapable of producing grain of its former character and kind. Although the climatic conditions are beyond the control of man, yet much can be...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521900
  • 9781236521903