Improved Method of Fighting Smut in Oats

Date
1918-03-01
Authors
Hughes, H.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Source URI
Altmetrics
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Series
Series
Circular
Abstract

Any farmer who grows oats may secure a return of from $3 to $6 or even $8 from a total investment of 7 cants, 3 cents for labor and 4 cents for formaldehyde. And this may be repeated as many times as there are acres of oats.

Extensive tests by the Farm Crops section of the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station over a three-year period, comparing different methods or treating seed oats for the prevention of smut, show very definitely that the time and labor heretofore expended for this purpose may be greatly reduced by Increasing the strength of the solution and not making the seed wet enough to necessitate drying before seeding.

Description
Keywords
Agronomy, Farm Crops
Citation
Collections