Iowa Farm Science: Volume 20, Issue 4
Brief reports of research at your experiment station at Iowa State University. This month's report describes research into different methods of controlling corn borers, a study of the physical requirements of seedbeds, and research on nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil.
More farmers are harvesting corn early with picker-shellers and combines. Here is an analysis of the costs and returns involved in selling high moisture corn directly out of the field as compared to drying and storing it for sale later.
Several departments at Iowa State University are searching for ways to increase the use of farm products in indudstry and to improve processing methods. Here's a report on work in one department - chemical engineering.
Hog prices during the past summer reached their highest level since 1953. Although down from summer highs, prices and returns should continue favorable to hog producers at least through the first three quarters of 1966.
Economically advanced and under-developed countries show great contrasts in food production and consumption. Population growth and widespread desire for improved diets are adding to pressure on world food supplies.