How to Reduce Weevil Waste in Southern Corn

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"In weevil-infested regions ears with poor shuck coverings are damaged before the corn can be stored. To store corn with short, loose shucks results in greatly increased loss. Shucks that extend beyond the tips of the ears and close tightly about the silks are weevil proof both in the field and in storage. Feed or sell the unprotected ears as rapidly as possible. Store the weevil-proof ears in the their shucks. Select the best ears, in the field if possible, for next year's seed. Be sure that these ears have long, tight shucks, so that your next crop will have ... continued below

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8 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Kyle, C. H. (Curtis Hernon), b. 1878 1918.

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"In weevil-infested regions ears with poor shuck coverings are damaged before the corn can be stored. To store corn with short, loose shucks results in greatly increased loss. Shucks that extend beyond the tips of the ears and close tightly about the silks are weevil proof both in the field and in storage. Feed or sell the unprotected ears as rapidly as possible. Store the weevil-proof ears in the their shucks. Select the best ears, in the field if possible, for next year's seed. Be sure that these ears have long, tight shucks, so that your next crop will have better shuck protection. If necessary to store corn that does not have good shuck protection, the damage will be reduced if the corn is shucked, shelled, cleaned, and put in bags of close-woven cloth. A slatted crib lined with galvanized-wire netting have 1/4-inch meshes is ideal for the storage of the bags of grain, because it gives good ventilation and excludes rats and mice." -- p. 2

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8 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"February, 1918." -- title page

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Kyle, C. H. (Curtis Hernon), b. 1878. How to Reduce Weevil Waste in Southern Corn, pamphlet, 1918; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96540/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.