SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS
Charles Shuman>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 14
- FARMING METHODS
- Corn shucked by hand, planted 40 inches by 40 inches checked. Yield 35-50 bushels per acre. Hauled to crib, hand-scooped into cribs. Some had mechanized devices, which were powered by horses or a gasoline engine, later by electricity, that would fill cribs and elevators . Threshing complicated procedure. Number of wagons, teams, workers to bring grain from field from binder where it was shocked. 20-35 men with their teams and wagons sent out for 30 days for oats and wheat. Larger threshers needed more hands. Social event and efficient method. In his life, he always saw steam or gasoline/kerosene powered tractors.