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Image 30 of Annual report. 1905

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- T · ~ e O0rn——FieZd Tests. 13 | 1 l 4 Market condition ......................... i .... 5 .— 5 Tips of ears. . .................... ,; ............ 10 'I 6 Butts of ears ................... 4 .... V .......... 5 y ii 7 Uniformity of kernels, .......................... 5 · 8 Shape of kernels ............................... 5 » ‘ 9 Space .. ....... L ...... . ..... . ................. 10 ia 10 Length ......... . ............................ 10 I . ; l_ 11 Circumference ‘ ........... . ......... . ......... 5 * P " 12 Per cent. of corn .................... . .......... 20 -. { . · 100 Z " Uniformity. (See plate IIIL) p. '_ Uniforniity of ears in a variety is the best indication that ‘ that variety has been carefully selected for a number of genera- tions. . 1 . , { ` Shape of Ears. (See plate IV.) _ ` ‘ { The nearer the shape of an ear approaches that of a y cylinder the greater will be the percentage of corn to cob. This _ i cylindrical shape will permit the ear to carry straight, parallel I rows of kernels from butt to tip. v ` · i , Color of Ears. (See plate V.) . ~ 1 i Those varieties of corn that have received the greatest care ` E in their selection and improvement are uniform in color, and the i white varieties have a white cob and the yellow and red varieties _` y ha.ve a red cob. No corn should be used for seed that shows the ellect of cross pollenization. The effect of pollen is shown the i first year. , ` . { Market Condition. (See plate IX.) ` By market conditions is meant the soundness of the car and y the conditions of the kernels. The ears should be free from ` decay or fungous disease; and the kernels should not be shrivel- ed or ehaiiy, but show full maturity.

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