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HOW TO DOUBLE YOUR CORN YIELDS
IV.-GOOD SEED OF THE BEST VARIETIES. By Tut Butler. Greatest Little Engine _ , - m _w Glamps to Any Pump i mam AlHPrififl/ by Pour Simple Nuts u h, The eSJSSSiwit fmm *<S5SSk^,^»uS>**^~®^^,1^,2j| perfected design. without fans or coo'n«f »;ncbor poets. no PMM dfl -t- . wil platform, no JwJto.®£^T|^Meof15 minutes after detW«I ia.-ks, no tower*- Ready to run Iniln starts or stoj>s Instantl Vi..k holds a full dar-. •JJP.P'y .nsd^ I. tried and true kodnMdsnoattentionwhnoran^^^^^__^MmH|HfM H|EBB| Pal. In* IS' ]*® Others spoils* lor. Union st. _ Madison, Wis* T 18 NOW too late in th» progress of agricultural de velopment for any one to give serious heed to the old Idea that crib selected seed corn of any common variety la equal to the best bred and selected corn of the tried and proven prolific varieties. W?e have no thought to say any thing against the seller* of se. fi rorn They are doing a good work supply Ing a real and legltimtae demand; but It remains a fart that much ol the seed corn purchased by farmer? does not give satisfaction. There are many reasons for this which we can not now stop to consider; but to the man who will acquire the necessary knowledge and take the trouble to avoid the disappointment which comes from buying seed corn not suited to his needs, we may state that he must breed and select It on his own farm. The breeding plat Is a necessity Tor the Intelligent farmer who seta a high standard for his seed corn and wishes to avoid the disap pointment which will certainly some large ear. because It usually means one ear to the stalk, has cost the South million* of dollars in decreas ed corn yield*. Among the best varieties although not litre-warily the best, for the South Central States, may be named the fol lowing Mosby’s Prolific, Marlboro, Handers. Henry Grady and Cocke's Prolific. The- are Just a few of the leading varieties, but the position which Cocke's Prolific, Marlboro and San ders' Improved, for Instance, hold in all the tests in the Southeastern Htati-s and Mosby's, Marlboro and Sanders* bold In the South Central States, stamps these as certainly among the leading varieties for the South. As stated, the most important Consideration is yield per acre, but the next points to be considered are character of stalk, ear and kernel, because a certain type of ear and grain probably tends to a larger yield. We cannot at this time dis cuss this phase of the seed question, but in selecting seed for planting those characteristics which have been agreed upon ns making up the Ideal • nr should not be overlooked. Suffice It to state, however, that the else of the ear Is probably of less Importance than the shape of the ear, well-filled tips and deep, wedge-shaped kernels. Test Corn for Germinating Power. Ow ing to our long seasons and dry falls, favoring complete maturity of the seed, little attention has been given to the vitality and germinating power of seed corn. We are con vinced this is a mistake, and since one man In 10 hours can probably test the germinating vigor of enough need to plant 100 acres there Is no exeunt* for the corn planter putting into the ground seed of indifferent germinating powers. A complete stand of vigorous growing young plants Is esi-entlal to the highest yield. To the hoys In the various corn iiwro (uiiuw ii n«< purrnasos corn crown under different soil and cli matic conditions and from unknown growers. Helecl a Variety and Then Improve It. The first matter to be settled is. what variety we shall grow. It 1* the greatest folly for any man to change the variety of hi* seed corn often. One yoar 1* not sufficient to teat the merit* of a variety on any particular farm. If the seed obtained ha* been grown on a different type of soil for three er four year* and become adapted to that soli, it will take three or four year* for it to adapt Itself to the new condition* so that it will do it* be»t. Very few farmer* have the facul ties for making trustworthy test* of varietie*. and the co*t of making ac curate le«t* of a large number of varieties la alto considerable. For these reasons, wo believe the best evidence of the leading varieties for any particular section is to be ob tained from the experiment station* of that eectlon This Is merely stated as a general fact, but. of course, there are good varieties which have not been tested by the experiment station*, although most of them have looted a very large number of the leading varieties. Wo have not the space to discuss fully this question of varieties, but the weight of evidence Is. beyond any real question of doubt, In favor of the prolific varieties. That Is, those varieties having a tendency to produce two or more ears to the stalk give more corn to the acre than those which generally bear but one ear. Some object to the smaller ears of the prolific varieties, but corn Is grown for the seed and this should be the point In mind when se lecting a variety. The desire for a club* throughout our territory we wish to give this advice: If you have not done so for this year, be certain that for next year you select your own corn in some Held making a large yield and then test the germinating ■qualities of each ear before planting. To those who really mean to double their corn yields, the seed corn plat where Individual ear planting, de tassellng and thorough selection can he carried on Is essential. The older men. who are set In their old careless ways, may think this too much trou ble. but the boys may learn better by actual trials. 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