Review of the Work of the Northeast Experiment Farm Since Its Organization in May, 1896

Review of the Work of the Northeast Experiment Farm Since Its Organization in May, 1896

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...of flint. The stalk reaches six, sometimes seven feet in length and the ears are 9 to 12 inches long. To this class the Smutnose belongs. These flints are not safe in this latitude, seldom reaching more than glazing stage before frost. The red King Philip and the yellow Longfellow, 8 rowed flints, with stalks 7 feet high and ears 10 to 12 inches long, are still later types and do not get beyond the dough stage. Dent is not considered as earl_v or reliable as flint for pioneer localities. Table CV I gives 18 varieties, grown from two to seven years, selected as types from the 30 kinds tried. As with flint, the size and height of stalk are the best indication of earliness. The Palouse corn obtained from Washing ton, is very early but so small as to be worthless except asa curiosity. The Station has no seed. The mixed dent known as Bergs, comes the nearest to ripening of any kind tried so far. The ordinary dents, advertised as early by seedmen, will no.t ripen here. Illustrations _are, Northwestern, Queen, Pride of the North, Early Butler, and others. The necessity for adaptation of varieties to locality is well shown in the table by the Whitecap dent. Seed which was raised at Princeton gave a stalk 8 feet high and did not form fullsized kernels before frost. The same variety, which had been raised for a few years at Aitkin, grew 6 feet high and gave kernels which were well dented by fall. The Berg's dent is a mixed strain of this variety grown at Mentor in Polk Co., and this reaches a height of about five feet, and in that locality ripens every year. These are all Whitecap dent. Names are useless in determining the kind of corn to plant. One must for his TABLE 0VI.--Average Result with 18 Varieties of Dent Corn at Grand Rapids, Minn....
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236797575