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 - EACH FIELD A So Far as a Crop of Corn Is...
EACH FIELD A So Far as a Crop of Corn Is Concerned Is the Situation in These Cases. ACEE YIELDS 200 BUSHELS. He of the Experiment* That Have Been Highly Successful in Obtaining si Kemarltable Yield- Young Eloper That Intended to Huve No Interruption—Trouble Brevlnc in the Glass Works—Fire i»t BloomiiiKtou I)o- gtroy* H Wliule Square. Scottshiirg, Ina..Aug. 24.—Remarkable as it may seem, there are Uv..- small fields of corn in Scott county which will yield over 200 bushels to the acre. One is owned by Marion Harrod, of Alpha, nine miles north of here, and consists of one acre, off which Harrod claims he •will raise 250 bushels. The other is a field of seven acres, owned by E. P. McCaslin, of this city, who introduced it here, and it will yield fully m- much per acre as the field owrud by Harrod. Last year McCaslin made scientific ex- jiorimcnts in the culture of corn on bis farm, seven mlies north of here, raised twenty-two varieties, many which arc- entirely unknown to farmers of Indiana, and some of which are without a name. Mow aicCiiKlin Got His Seed. Hi* experiments proved highly successful. The specimen which produced such a remarkable crop was named by the grower cornucopia. The poorest ground will produce at least 100 bushels of this corn. It was originated by a gentleman from Kentucky about four years ago. Removing .to a different country, he presented a single ear to McCaslin, exacting from him a promise that he would develop it, unmixed with other corn. McCaslin had exactly 34S grains, of which he reaped a harvest of a little over seven bushels. He sold a small .portion and the rest he planted In his own ground, Harrod thus obtained some of the grain. Ten Ears on a Single Stock. Every stock of this corn produces five well-filled ears, averaging at least three, •which are ten inches in length, while on some stalks are to be found ten perfect ears of first-class quality, being- very solid on the cob, and runs from ten to fourteen rows to the cob. Five ears taken from one stalk last year weighed two pounds and eight ounces, which •would be over 200 bushels to the acre. McCaslin claims it will yield at least three times as much per acre as any other variety known. He hopes from his crop this year to extend its cultiva- tiin to various parts of the state and eventually south and west. «

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 24 Aug 1897, Tue,
  3. Page 18

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