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On the Farm
VI. -Seed Com Breeding
By C. V. GREGORY.
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N the preceding articles Improved
methods of growing a few of the
most widely growu farm crops
have been given. By study aud
careful attention to details It Is pos
sible for a fanner to make a good
profit raising common produce for the
general market. Much- greater re
turns, however, may be obtained by
specializing In some particular line
and soiling the products on a special
One of the most profitable special
linos that can be followed Is breeding
Improved seed cum. This Is some-
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A native of Annain, lndo-China, tea
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Attention is the first requisite for
making any progress In the acquire
ment of knowledge: It may be given In
various degrees, and it rewards accord
ing to the proportion In which it li
given. A divided attention Is, how
ever, njore hurtful (ban otherwise;, it
retards the progress of the learner,
while It Injures his mind by Improp
er exercise. George Crr.bbe.
Indictment of Flat Life.
In pronation as fiat life Increase
home life decreases. (.(The flat dweller
ought not to keep a dog. prefers not to
keep a cat, cannot have a garden, has
no chance of keeping house, has no
possible place for memories, und, most
emphatically of all, has no use or
accommodation for tables. Fortnight
ly Review. '
There Is a belief that if yon hang
a bright, pretty picture In your room
nnd look at it earnestly every n'.ght
and morning, your face will grew to
resemble, the one In th? frame. This
probably accounts for the fact that in
almost every girl's room tl'ere Is a
picture of a Madonna. Atchison
When Europe Shivered.
The winter of lS.IR was very rr.Mrt
In the I'nltcd States, but particularly
Hcvere In Kuropo. For the first time
In the nineteenth century the river Po i
was frozen over at Ferrnra, permitting !
fnr a long time the cor.stant passu:.: :
of n.rn nnd heart. At Constantinople ;
mow fell ronsinntly for 15 days. The
mow extended to Smyrna, the ad.la- j
cent district! of Asia Minor, and the
Creek Islands were clothed In white.
FIO. XI GOOD TYPE OP KEIiNEL.
thing that must be done for every lo
cality, since com shipped In from any
distance cannot be relied on. It Is
entirely possible to Increase the yield
ing ability of a strain of com teu
bushels to the acre or more by n very
few years' breeding. Seed from such
an improved strain will find a ready
market at satisfactory figures.
Selection of Ears.
In starting out to improve a, strain
of corn there are two main points to
be considered-yield and quality. The
quality can be determined readily by
Inspecting the ears. In examining the
ears the following five points are to
be looked for: (1) General appearance
The ear should be as large as It cau
l;p and still be sure to get ripe every
year. It should be straight, symmet
rical and not tnper too abruptly. The
butts and tips should be fairly well
filled, though other more Important
points should not be sacrificed for this.
(2i Triteness to type. Every establish
ed breed of corn has Its peculiarities ol
shape, color, etc.. that must be consid
ered. The general typo of the breed
should be adhered to closely, as unl
formlty is an Indication of breeding
(3) Maturity. No ear should be used
for seed that Is not sound and well
matured. Soft, chaffy, starchy kcr
nels or those shrunken at the tip. with
chaff adhering to them, are indications
of Immaturity. Deep kernels go with
late maturing corn. Extreme depth
of kernel cannot be expected In the
early varieties that must be grown Ir
the 'n.Mth. (4 Vitality. While nil corn
should be tested before It U planted,
yet there are many ears that can be
thrown out without the trouble of tost
Ing. Immature ears are usually lack
lng In vitality. If the kernels are
blistered on the back or the embryo I?
dark or yellowish the chances are that
It will not grow. (31 Shelling percent
age. A high percentage of corn to cot
Is desirable, but should be secured by
compact, fairly deep kernels rather
than by an abnormally small cob.
Increasing the Yield.
While quality Is Important, yield Is
even more so. This Is not so easily
determined, nctual Held tests being re
quired. Before starting these test
the breed of corn to be grown should
bo selected. It pays to begin work
with the best corn obtainable, as you
are thus starting where some one else
has left oft. A breed of corn that has
proved Itself adapted to your locality
Is the best to select.
There are almost as ruauy methods
of breeding seed corn as there are corn
breeders. Many of these nre too com
plicated to be adapted to the farmer
who Is Just starting In as a corn
breeder. After n few years' experi
ence with n simpler method, some of
the plans for keeping a record of each
car from year to year and producing
"pedigreed" seed corn may bo em
The breeding plot should be COO to
COO feet long just long enough so tbnt
It takes nn err to plant h row. It
should be wU enough for about fifty
cf these rows. The soil and drainage
conditions of the plot should bo as
nearly uniform as possible. It should
be located twenty to forty rods rroiu! v
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nny other cere, po mar mere win ne
no danger of mixing. Fifty of the best
ear. of the desired strain should be
selected and shelled separately. F.neh
of the row In the breeding plot N to
bo planted with one of these car. The
work can be done with n planter If
care Is taken to clean out the boxps
thoroughly each, time across. It !s ;
better to drill the corn in the breed- j
lng plot since it is too uarrow to culi
Uvate to a 1 vantage crosswise. Two j
or three border rows should U planted I
around the edges of the plot. ;
Caro of the Breeding Plot. j
The breeding plot should not be fer- j
tilized any better than nny of the oth
er fields on the farm, and the prepara- j
tlon of the seed bed and cultivation i
should be the same. The prime ob
ject is to develop a strain of corn that
will yield well under overage field con
ditions. The extra work that Is put on
the breeding plot should be applied to
the corn Itself and not to the soil.
About the time cultivati n ceases all
suckers should be cut off. This can be
quickly done with a straight bladed
corn knife. These suckers take nour
ishment needed by the good stalks
and produce Inferior pollen to fertilize
The most important part of the work
Is detassellng. When the tassels begin
to appear go through the plot and
carefully pull them out from every
other row. This should be done' every
day for a week or more as long us
tassels continue to appear. At the
same time any Imperfect stalks in the
utiii.p rows should be detnsseled. If
there are any rows that, show a mark
ed tendency to sucker, carry the ears
ton nr low or have t.ny other
marked defect, they should be detas
Comparing the Yields.
As soon as the corn is an ripe uie
cars fni: the twenty-live detasseled
rows should ls husked, keeping the
produce of each row separate. The
corn from the tasseled rows, as well as
from the Imperfect rows that were de
tasseled nnd from the border rows,
should bo discarded. At the time of
husking the detasseled corn any pe
culiarity of the stalks in a row should
be noted. The number of stalks in each
row should also le counted. The
weight f the corn from a row divided
by the number of stalks In that row
will give the weight per stalk, which
Is the proper basis for comparison, it
will be found that there is a very great
difference in yielding ability, some
rows yielding twice or three times as
much 'as others. This yield, togeth
er with the number of good seed
ears to the row. forms the ba!s for
determining from which row to select
ears to plant next year's breeding plot
The rest of the ears worth saving
should be stored away to plant In tin
The Increase field Is not for the pur
pose of Improving the corn, but merely
to secure larger quantities of that
which lias been improved In the breed
In" nlut. Each year seed from the
highest quality ai'.d best yielding of
the Individual rows Is saved to plant
the next year's breeding plot and tin
remainder used in the increase field
In this way the standard keeps im
proving from year to year. Ten bush
els to the acre Increase is by no means
the limit to which the improvement
can bo carried. Indeed, almost the
only limit Is the care and time be
stowed upon the breeding plot.
- The Seed Corn House.
Where several hundred bushels ol
corn nre to be saved for seed, as 1
the case where a specialty Is belli.
made of well bred seed com, It Is uec
essary to have some sort of tspecla
seed corn house. This may be flllec
with slatted racks, on which the eon
Is laid, or the ears may be bung frot
the ceiling with binder twine. Thi
latter 'is the better method, as it per
mits a more thorough circulation o
air around the com. The use of tw
Remarkable Educated Horse.
The (i tiiiirkablo sagacity of Trixlo,
the 'dociitfil horse that was killed In
a raihtad wreck recently. Is vouched
for by Mis . Louise Cub), of Cleveland,
O., who saw the animal while It was
on exhibition at the Jamestown fair
"Si oil the lady's name," said Tiixle's
owner to the horse. "Her name is
Louise" dividing the syllables and
pronouncing them "Lo-es."
The horse promptly spelled the
"name and spelled it phonetically
About two months later, when he
had become acquainted with the
namo, he also conformed to the spell
er and picked it out properly.
What puzzles the students of natural
history Is how the horse learned to
spell at all.
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exact man; and. therefore, ir a man
:vrlte a little, he had need of a great
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The Horse for HimI
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The First National Bank
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FIO. XII OOOD BILL OF COW.
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artificial heat will be needed. Thi
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