Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Norgord, C. P.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 10: how to grow a bumper corn crop PDF (923.1 KB)
HOW TO GROW A BUMPER CORN CROP The yield of corn is directly dependent upon the stand. The stand of corn in Wisconsin during recent years has been only 1. Planta perfectstand of 60 to 70 per cent. The crop must, therefore, be perfect germinating seed, limited to that per cent. Forty-one bushels per acre, Wisconsin's average yield, can be obtained by securing one good ear per hill from corn checked in hills, three and one-half feet apart. We are, therefore, getting only one-half of a yield of corn through- out the state. One of the causes of low stand is low vitality of the seed. Plant- ing one dead ear means planting 800 dead kernels, losing 800 plants and 8014 ears or $4 worth of crop. Therefore; THE CLOTH ROLL TESTER. A very simple tester caIl he made out of a piece of muslin nine inches wide and sixty inches long. With indelible pencil mark off squares two and one-half Inches each way leaving eighteen inches at each end for rolling. The sawdust germinator shown on next page Is made from a box about twenty-five inches wide, four inches high and any cor- 2. Test each ear of venient length. Two Inches of moist sawdust is packed seed corn used. in the bottom of the box and covered with a piece of muslin, marked into squares, 2% inches by 2% inches. The corn is placed on the squares, covered with another piece of muslin and then finally, with a pillow of moist sawdust, 2 inches thick. The muslin and sawdust should be sterilized by boiling each time after being used.
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