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Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The care of the corn breeding plot during the summer is a very important part and a very large part of corn breeding work. It is by properly caring for the crop that we learn ignore of the habits of the plant and learn more of giving the plants the best of care. The early cultivation of the breeding plot cannot be over emphasized. It is only by the very best of care that one can expect to be successful with a corn breeding plot, and of all care given during the year, the early cultivation is by far the most important.
Johnston, Ralph E. and Valentine, George H., "Care of the Corn Breeding Plot" (1923). SDSU Extension Circulars. 129.