Special Report on the Beet Sugar Industry in the United States

Special Report on the Beet Sugar Industry in the United States

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...station was 17 ounces, the mean percentage of sugar in the beet 16.3, and the mean purity 84.2. In reporting the results of the experiments the director of the station makes the following observations: ' RESULTS OF EXPERIMENTS IN VERMONT. One hundred persons guaranteed at the outset of the season to grow the crop and ship us samples. We had returns from twenty-seven. The remaining seventy-three, however, were not so much at fault as was the Weather Bureau. The weather throughout the State during the months of May, June, and July and the first part of August was execrable, there being several times the normal rainfall. In almost every ease of not sending samples the report was that the crop was drowned out. It strikes me as somewhat doubtful whether the results obtained in the twentyseven cases reported are truly representative of what might be expected under normal conditions of weather. The percentages of sugar certainly run quite high. I find that several of the growers sent their samples to Washington. I should be gratified, if it were possible, to receive the statement of the analyses, as we may wish to make some use of the sugar-beet data ourselves, which, as I understand, we are at liberty to do. The majority of those who made a failure of the work this year expressed their desire to try again next year. Of 32 beets analyzed at the agricultural experiment station of Vermont the number containing from 12 to 14 per cent of sugar was 2; the number containing from 12 to 14 per cent of sugar and weighing 16 ounces or over was 1; the number containing more than 14 per cent of sugar was 28; the number containing more than 14 per cent of sugar and weighing 16 ounces or more was 12.. It is seen from the above data that the only limitations...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822803
  • 9781236822802