Experiments With Sweet Potatoes



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National Agricultural Library


In summing up and drawing conclusions from this experiment, I think it quite safe to conclude that, with the proper management, 500 bushels of sweet potatoes can be produced on one acre of our ordinary potato soils ; since 266 bushels were produced under the following trying conditions:

First — Abnormally poor soil, physically, mechanically and chemically.

Second — Owing to unavoidable reasons, the fertilizers could not be applied at the right time, which decreased the yield.

Third — The plants were set quite three weeks late.

Fourth — The potato crop was practically a failure almost all over the entire South; the average yield in this section being about 87 bushels per acre.


Experiments With Sweet Potatoes


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