The effect of different rates of planting on the habits and growth of field corn

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1915 - 70 pages

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Page 6 - ... inches. Three varieties were grown — St. Charles, white and latematuring; Learning, yellow and medium maturing; and Pride of the North, yellow and early maturing. From the results it was found that small to medium sorts, like Pride of the North, are best planted in rows 3 feet apart, with the plants 16 inches apart in the row. The yield of merchantable corn, however, was highest in rows 3| feet apart and the plants 20 inches apart in the row. St. Charles gave the best yield of merchantable...
Page 5 - The yields on plots 8 and 4 were practically the same. It was noticed on plot 1, where the corn was planted the thickest, that it took the moisture from the soil more rapidly and suffered more from the drouth than the other plots. The ears were also noticeably smaller on plots 1 and 2, where the corn was planted thickly, than on the more thinly seeded plots. All things considered, however, the results indicate that the thickest planting was the most profitable for silage corn. Experiment with...
Page 6 - Leaning is about the same, though the best yield of merchantable corn was reached when the rows were 3^ feet apart and the stalks 20 inches in the row.

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