In 1888 we sowed many kinds of oats, wheat, and barley, but all of them were so much injured by rust, that they were scarcely worth harvesting. In 1889 we sowed them again, and a considerable number of them proved productive, and showed no signs of disease; while others suffered severely from rust, although the growing season was much more favorable for such crops than the preceding one. In 1890 we discarded certain varieties which had proved unreliable and procured others that were promising. On the 26th day of last March, the following kinds of oats were sown broadcast on ground which had produced eighty bushels of shelled corn per acre in 1889, viz: Hargett’s White Seizure, Carter’s Prize Cluster, Station Prize Cluster, Pringle’s Progress, Prince Edward’s Island, American Beauty, Everett’s Scottish Chief, Black Russian, White Russian, Black Prolific, Black Tartarian, Salzer’s White Wonder, White Australian, American Banner, Wide Awake, Race Horse, Badger Queen, White Victoria, Henderson’s Clydesdale, White Bonanza, Centennial, Currie’s Prize Cluster, Welcome, Wilson’s Prolific side oats, Baltic Oats, Giant Yellow French, Lackawana, Golden Giant side oats, Everett side oats, and Improved American Oats. The ground was divided into six long plats by lines running from the east end of the field towards the west, and the plats were numbered from the north to the south side as follow s : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. All of the plats were plowed six inches deep, except plat 3 which was not plowed at all. The plowing of plats, 1, 5 and 6 was done in the fall o f 1889, and plats 2 and 4 were plowed on the 25th day of last March. No crops had ever been grown on plats
Speer, R. P.
"Our rusted and blighted wheat, oats and barley in 1890,"
Bulletin: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
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