For Better Crops in the South: Corn Culture I Harvester Company Service Bureau

ISBN: 9781331666707

Published: September 27th 2015

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For Better Crops in the South: Corn Culture  by  I Harvester Company Service Bureau

For Better Crops in the South: Corn Culture by I Harvester Company Service Bureau
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 108 pages | ISBN: 9781331666707 | 6.66 Mb

Excerpt from For Better Crops in the South: Corn CultureThe Souths Corn Crop - The fact that the South produces annually nearly a billion bushels of corn, valued at more than a half-billion dollars, and this from an average yield of only twentyMoreExcerpt from For Better Crops in the South: Corn CultureThe Souths Corn Crop - The fact that the South produces annually nearly a billion bushels of corn, valued at more than a half-billion dollars, and this from an average yield of only twenty bushels per acre, makes plain the great future possibilities of this section as a corn-growing region.

An increased yield per acre, rather than a greater acreage, is the most urgent need of Southern corn growers.The Factors in Corn Production - The essential factors in successful corn production are good land well prepared, good seed, good care of the crop, and a favorable season. The two factors that are most responsible for the low yield of com in the South are poor soil badly prepared and poor seed. In this article only the soil and its preparation, together with cultural methods, will be discussed.Soils Best Adapted to Corn - Few crops are grown on so great a variety of soils as corn.

It is best adapted to well drained, alluvial, river-bottom soils. Swamp lands that have been well drained, and deep, upland soils containing rather large amounts of organic matter, are excellent for corn. Owing to its extensive leaf surface, com transpires a large amount of water- hence the soil upon which it is grown must have a high water-holding capacity, thus enabling the plants to get water rapidly even during periods of drouth.

Very compact clay soils or extremely loose sands are not suitable for corn.Com Best Grown in a Rotation - The continuous growth of corn on the same land is almost certain to result in a poor soil and consequently an unprofitable yield. With heavy applications of barnyard manure and commercial fertilizers it is possible to produce good yields for a long series of years, but this method is rather expensive, and greatly cuts down the profits. Few farms produce manure enough to practice such a system successfully.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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