With a view to ascertaining what varieties of oats are best adapted to our soil and climate, eleven of the most promising 'varieties that could be obtained were grown for a comparative test as to yield, quality and ability to withstand attacks of rust and other diseases. The ground used was a piece of fall plowed corn ground, harrowed once before sowing and twice afterward. The soil was sandy loam and had been under cultivation for a number of years. The seeding was done early, April 8th and 10th, and the soil was too wet to admit of the use of a cultivator.
Wilson, James; Curtiss, C. F.; and Kent, D. A.
"Best varieties of oats,"
Bulletin: Vol. 2
, Article 9.
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