Cultivation and Utilization of Barley



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National Agricultural Library


BARLEY should be more widely grown in the Northern and Western States. It is a protection to our grain supply, as it produces a good, nonglutinous flour and can be milled by wheat mills with little change of machinery.

It is an excellent grain feed for stock, being almost the equal of corn. It, however, competes with corn in few places, as it is mostly grown outside the limits of profitable corn culture. It produces more pounds to the acre than oats or wheat. If necessary, it can be seeded later than spring wheat, and hence interferes little with the wheat acreage in the spring-wheat region. It supplies the needed grain feed necessary for the increase of livestock, which sometime must come with diversified farming in the areas where grain farming is now the only enterprise.


Cultivation and Utilization of Barley