Yearbook of Agriculture Volume 1924

Yearbook of Agriculture Volume 1924

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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: ...during the spring of 1906. The crop of that year in Victoria County is much the largest ever produced, although the acreage probably was not as large as has been planted in other seasons. The exact records regarding production are not available at this time, but a very conservative estimate of the crop of Victoria County for 1906 is 13,000 bales. From the accompanying table it will be seen that May and June were abnormally dry months; in fact, the total precipitation for April, May, and June (4.19 inches) was less than half of the mean total for those months for the five preceding years (9.28 inches). Comparison of spring precipitation with the cotton crop in Victoria County, Tex., 1901-1906. a Estimated. While the total for April, May, and June, 1906, was only 4.19 inches, the mean total for 1901 to 1905 was 9.28 inches. There can be no error in estimating the effect of dryness in this caseron account of the number of weevils present. In fact, far more than the usual number of hibernated weevils appeared in the fields of Victoria County up to the end of April. In one instance a total number of about 1,500 per acre was shown to have come to a certain field. Of course, due allowance must be made for the effect of the work of parasites and the ant Solenopsis geminata, referred to elsewhere. However, the dryness rather interfered with the work of the ant and certainly did not facilitate greatly the work of the parasites. Dryness, therefore, must be considered as the controlling factor. In the facts brought out in the preceding paragraphs we have the most exact basis at present available for an estimate regarding the manner in which the boll weevil will affect cotton production in the more humid regions that it is now invading. Taking Vicksburg, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648021
  • 9781236648020