Department of Agriculture
The corn experiment embraced a set of thirty-nine plats, each containing sixty rows; twenty-four hills in length. Thirty-three of these plants were planted with different varieties of corn, eighteen of dent and fifteen of flint; the rest being used for experiments in deep and shallow cultivation. On the first thirty-three plats the planting began on the seventh and eighth days of May. Two rows of each plat were planted every day for thirty consecutive working days. It may/ perhaps, be unnecessary to state that these daily plantings were made with the object of determining the corn growing season, when germination begins and the extreme length of planting time.
corn, maize, flint corn, dent corn, cultivation
Dakota Agricultural College and Experiment Station
Forster, L., "Corn" (1889). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 9.