Archive image from page 682 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 SUNFLOWER SWEET-POTATO 613 broad beans and corn. The corn and beans are harvested when the corn in the ear is beginning to glaze. Fifty pounds of this mixture may take the place of the corn silage in the ration, using about four pounds less grain than ordinarily goes with the corn silage. [See Bean, Broad, p. 212.] Oil.—The small-seeded variety is preferred for the manufacture of oil.

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Archive image from page 682 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 SUNFLOWER SWEET-POTATO 613 broad beans and corn. The corn and beans are harvested when the corn in the ear is beginning to glaze. Fifty pounds of this mixture may take the place of the corn silage in the ration, using about four pounds less grain than ordinarily goes with the corn silage. [See Bean, Broad, p. 212.] Oil.—The small-seeded variety is preferred for the manufacture of oil.
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Archive image from page 682 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 SUNFLOWER SWEET-POTATO 613 broad beans and corn. The corn and beans are harvested when the corn in the ear is beginning to glaze. Fifty pounds of this mixture may take the place of the corn silage in the ration, using about four pounds less grain than ordinarily goes with the corn silage. [See Bean, Broad, p. 212.] Oil.—The small-seeded variety is preferred for the manufacture of oil. When cold-pressed, a yel- low, sweet oil is secured that is considered equal to olive or almond oil for table use. If this resi- due or ' oil-cake' is warm-pressed it yields an oil that is useful for lighting purposes, and for wool- len-dressing, candle- and soap-making. The per- centage of oil ranges from 15 to 28. Medicine.—Sunflower seed also has some medici- nal use. When ground and mixed with other food products and fed to animals it improves their digestion and keeps them in good physical condi- tion. The ground seed is said to be used exten- sively as an important constituent of condition powders and stock-foods. Paper and fiber.—Sunflower stems are used for fuel, though they would make excellent paper stuff and yield a fine fiber if industries were developed thus to utilize them. Commercial status of the crop. Up to this time sunflower seed has been used mainly for poultry food and in the manufacture of stock-food. For these purposes the limited amount grown has usually found a ready sale at an aver- age price of about two cents per pound. Sunflow- ers may be grown at about the same cost per acre as corn, but by the methods now employed the har- vesting and threshing of sunflower seed is a rather slow and expensive process, and until better meth- ods and improved machinery for handling the crop are secured, it is not practicable to grow sunflow- ers on a large sc