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Des Moines Iowa Homestead (Newspaper) - March 8, 1917, Des Moines, IowaMore than 145, vol. Lxii. No. 10. Des Moines Iowa March 8, 1917. Whole no. 3100 testing out High yielding Oats. A 5fg" a a trite saying but a Wise i a of is a trite but a Wise one. Of course you would buy fifty bags and sow fifty acres of a variety that Vou could be sure would Outfield the kind you Are now growing by four or five or Ner naps ten bushels per acre but you Are not sure of anything until you have tried it so we to Vise you to do the Vise thing and try a bag be jump in too deeply. We Are talking about the new varieties of Oats Iowa 105 which we void of the state Experiment station at Ames and have been under test by a Large number of Owa Fak ers members of the Iowa agricultural expert ment association during the past four years two eleven of these men have sent m accurate reports of their acre plot tests of increase3 the bv0 Ames from the Experiment and one acre of ground immediately alongside of one acre of Home grown Oats. Both were sown on the same Day at the same rate of seeding Ana Rpp Pivor Stiffit a the Iowa 1q3 gave an average of 4 59 bushels per acre More than the average in of the tests the Kherson was the Home Varlet used and the Iowa 103 gave an average yield of u6 bushels per acre More than the Kherson m Twenty four of the tests swedish select was use-3 and the Iowa 103 out yielded i Byan aver age of 7.99 bushels in Twenty three of the tests Green russian was used and was beaten by an is hrs 3 10 bushels in tests the so Ermine was compared with the Iowa 103 and Els of i i arty t1 by a average of 6.58 Bush t 8 bushels and in eighteen tests hip Iowa 103 out yielded the Early Champion by an average of 2.68 bushels. So each of these veil known varieties was beaten in the race town or finding the Iowa 1q3 Superior is very Sood but by no Means certain since much depends on the be Char conditions of soil and climate in your particular locality or on your own farm hence we say make haste a Iowa 105 has been distributed for Only three varfof5 f jhe.103 wl11 Skow itself the better variety of the two for thin soils and the 105 certainly better for Rich Bottom lands because and sweater Freedom from to agog. There is probably no other variety which will equal the 105 in this respect. Both have comparatively thin Hull and hence High feeding value and both have proven excellent for oat meal milling although 103 would probably be preferred for this purpose because of its White color but which of the two will prove Best for general use has not yet been clearly shown. So if you wish try a bag of each. N inf Experiment station again has a sup ply of Good pure seed of both varieties for Sale m three Bushel lots for acre plot tests to farm ranged to Sive have been a number three requires two plots each h ints1ze plot is to sown with three bushels of Iowa 103 Oats which will be furnished by the Experiment station and thl other with an equal Quantity of the variety now 9wn Oil the farm postal or express or. Fiust sent with the application to apr acre m v have sent m accurate reports of h i these 109 trials the 10 1g varieties by an average of 4 43 of a Twenty eight of the 109 tests the Kherson variety was used and the Iowa 105 gave an average of 3.46 bushels per acre More prop. John Buchanan agricultural College Ames Iowa., the Man be Ninci the movement. Than the Kherson in eighteen of the trials where or Reed russian was used it was beaten by 2 93 bushels in nine tests the Iowa 105 out yielded the swedish select by an average of 7 92 Bush Els and m nine Tesis where Early Champion was used the Iowa 105 gave an average of 2 80 Bush Els per acre More than this popular variety Here again the Well known varieties All had to take a Back seat when average results were considered but not in every individual test in seventy one of the 109 tests the Iowa 105 won out but m two cases the varieties were equal if and Muthe remia Nins thirty six tests the Lowa Loo was beaten by the Home variety. Early some Fine As the Well known i a Day or two later than Early Champion. Both have proven to be sex Celle it As nurse crops with which to seed Clover two plots each one one plot is to he sown with three Nwa 105 Oats which be fur by the Experiment station and the other with an equal Quantity of the variety now being grown on the farm. 5 order for must be sent with the application to cover Cost of seed. Freight charges to be paid by experimenter. Experiment no. 5 requires three plots each one acre m size. Three bushels of each of the two above mentioned varieties will be furnished Thirn station for two the third plot is to be sown with Good seed of the is grown on Tlle farm and this should be the Middle plot of the three. Postal or express order for must be sent with application to cover Cost of seed. Freight charges to be paid by experimenter applications will be filled in the order in which they Are received As Long As the Supply of seed lasts. Certain Blank forms will be furnished on request. If the application is received too late Money will be returned to sender make ape t0 x Buchanan agricultural College we f x Iowa 105 oat of Bottom is the

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