•  
  •  
 

Bulletin

Article Title

Improving the oat crop

Abstract

Oats are the most useful cereal crop grown in Iowa with the exception of corn. The farmers of the state grow six times as many acres of oats as wheat and more than three times as many as of all the other small grains combined. Of the land devoted to cereals 59.8 per cent is annually planted to com, 32 per cent sown to oats, and 8.2 per cent to wheat, barley, rye, and flax.

The average annual value of the grain crops of Iowa for the five-year period, 1911 to 1915 inclusive, as compiled from the assessors reports for the crop and weather service of the Iowa Department of Agriculture, is $248,399,648. Of this amount the oat crop furnished over 24 per cent, or $60,050,429. To give a definite idea of the relative importance of the cereal crop of the state, the average annual acreage and the average farm value on December 1 for these years are presented in table I and fig. 1 for each of, the important cereal crops.

Share

COinS
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.