Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Moore, R. A.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 14: how to get good seed corn PDF (993.6 KB)
small hanging device may be used for the holding of the corn. A simple and practical method is to tie the ears so dimple Methods of that they are a safe distance apart for drying Curing Small Lots. as shown in Figure 2. Another device is to use double cord, placing ears between them so that they can be held securely and hung on a nail or hook by the loop. Small movable racks shown in Figure 2 hold sufficient corn to plant five or six acres and can be placed in is well dried. Another device is the " corn tree" shown in Figure 3. This device can be placed in a doorway or win- dow where there is a strong current of air to carry off the moisture. Such a tree six feet high will hold enough corn to plant 15 acres. Boards may be fastened together in panels 3'x6' and finishing nails driven in on both sides at the proper distance apart so that the ears of corn when placed on the nails will not touch. By having the panels fastened about two feet apart at top and bottom a large quantity of corn can be stored in a convenient way to let the air circulate freely through it. A well ventilated attic which has a chimney passing through it and is located directly o v e r a Where to Cure and heated room so that Store Seed Corn, it can be kept at a fairry uniform tem- perature through the winter is an exceed- ingly good place in which to cure corn. The attic is often the driest room in the house and if in the early fall the corn is stored here on racks or hanging devices ;t will pnrp out exceptionally well. If a large quantity of corn is to be dried with- FIGURE 3. THE CORN TREE. This device shown here will in the attic it will be necessary to set up hold sufficient corn to plant 15 a small stove to cure it in the best manner. acres on the check Xow system. a ~~~~~~~~~A smoothpols81feetlong~ During the early fall corn may be and eight inches in diameter is fittede with a base to bold it up- cured very nicely underneath the roof of right. Rows of long. headless finishing nails are driven Into the the corn crib. It should be hung where post 2 to 3 inches apart The there is a good circulation of air through ears corn are thrust u these nails and stand apart for11 the crib. After corn has hung under the curing. roof of the corn crib for four or five weeks it can be taken out and put into the attic or other dry room to be kept through the winter. For curing large quantities of corn, a special building for kiln drying should be erected. Plans for the saime Curing Large Lots. may be obtained free of charge from the Agri- cultural Experiment Station, University of Wis- cousin. n
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