Selecting Seed & "Laying by the Corn"

Walter Culver>UIS Collection C-G>UIS Collection C-G, Segment 8

Selecting Seed & "Laying by the Corn",

duration 02:19

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Walter explains how they went through the corn kernels during the winter to choose seed corn for spring. He used a two-horse planter with a wire strung across the field. Buttons on the wire triggered the seeds to drop at intervals. They plowed rows, cross rows, and rows again, a planting method called "laying by the corn."