The past season had a most unfavorable influence upon the oat crop of the state. The scarcity of suitable seed oats is very forcibly brought to the attention when we consider that there is not enough of the 1907 crop of standard weight (32 lbs. per bu.) to sow the fields that will go into oats this spring.
The oats are extremely light, being from 30 to 50 per cent hull, and average from 16 to 25 pounds per bushel. There are comparatively few exceptions where they weigh more than the maximum given.
Bowman, M. L. and Burnett, L. C.
Bulletin: Vol. 8
, Article 1.
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