SEGMENT: CROPS & FARM FACILITIES
Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 17
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- Discussion of first hybrid tests, comparison of corn yield & shucking of all ears no matter the size. Mentions use of machine that took seeds off of ear ("sheller"). Mentions Wallace Farmer advertisement on how to hybridize corn, his hybrid corn, & differences in yellow corn color. Productivity increase with hybrid. Mentions high cost of purebred yellow dent hybrid seed & carefully picking seed for use in later years. Mentions percentage of moisture content in corn that elevators would accept. High moisture corn subject to mold.
- FARM FACILITIES
- Mentions getting lumber from train wreck on property to build a barn. Never had a barn before.