The following circular has been prepared in answer to the many letters which are being received daily asking for information regarding the purchasing and testing of seed corn and its preparation for planting.
When we consider that more than nine million acres, considerably over one-fourth of the entire area of the state, will be planted to corn the coming season and that it will require more than 1,300,000 bushels of seed to plant this area; and when we realize that the character of the seed, its vitality, breeding, purity, adaptability to the soil and climate and uniformity in both size and shape of kernels, all exercise a great influence on the future yield, the great importance of paying the closest attention to the testing and the preparation of the seed corn for the planter cannot be over estimated.
Holden, P. G.; Atkinson, Alfred; Stevenson, W. H.; and Olin, W. H.
"Selecting and preparing seed corn.,"
Bulletin: Vol. 6
, Article 1.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/bulletin/vol6/iss68/1