Archive image from page 546 of Cyclopedia of farm crops . Cyclopedia of farm crops : a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada cyclopediaoffarm00bailuoft Year: 1922, c1907 OATS OATS 487 the largest total yield not giving the largest yield per acre. The total acreage for the United States in 1905 was 28,046,746, with a production of 953,216,197 bushels, worth at farm values$277,047,537. Of the vast quantities of oats produced in the United States nearly all are used for home con- sumption. Oats to the amount of 41,369,415 bushels, worth $12,- 504,564, we

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Archive image from page 546 of Cyclopedia of farm crops . Cyclopedia of farm crops : a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada cyclopediaoffarm00bailuoft Year: 1922, c1907 OATS OATS 487 the largest total yield not giving the largest yield per acre. The total acreage for the United States in 1905 was 28,046,746, with a production of 953,216,197 bushels, worth at farm values$277,047,537. Of the vast quantities of oats produced in the United States nearly all are used for home con- sumption. Oats to the amount of 41,369,415 bushels, worth $12,- 504,564, we
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Archive image from page 546 of Cyclopedia of farm crops . Cyclopedia of farm crops : a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada cyclopediaoffarm00bailuoft Year: 1922, c1907 OATS OATS 487 the largest total yield not giving the largest yield per acre. The total acreage for the United States in 1905 was 28,046,746, with a production of 953,216,197 bushels, worth at farm values$277,047,537. Of the vast quantities of oats produced in the United States nearly all are used for home con- sumption. Oats to the amount of 41,369,415 bushels, worth $12,- 504,564, were exported in 1900, and 41,523 bushels, valued at $18,- 360, were imported. Since that time the ex- ports have constantly decreased and the im- ports increased, so that in 1904 only 1,153,714 bushels, valued at $475,362, were ex- ported, while 170,882 bushels, valued at $57, classes, although sometimes called by a distinct name, Arena nuda. The principal agricultural dif- ference is in the hull, which is so loosely attached as to be completely removed by the threshing process, leaving the grain only. There is also difference in the structure of the parts. Because of low yields and other considerations these oats have never become popular and are not extensively grown. At the Ohio Experiment Station, where seventy- one varieties of oats have been under experimenta- tion for several years, another classification has been made. There the different varieties have been divided into four groups. (1) In the first or 'Wel- come' group are placed all varieties with spread- ing panicles, and having coarse straw and short, plump grains. (2) In the second or ' Wideawake ' group are placed those varieties with spreading panicles which have long, slender kernels and 80 imported Fig. 716. On the left, spread- ing oats; on the right, sided or mane oats. [Yearbookof the United States Department of Agriculture, 1904.] This increase is un- doubtedly due, as will be mentioned later, to the inc