The effect of different spacings on the development of the wheat plant
Anderson, Oscar McKinney
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The problem of spacing in field crops and its influence on the quality and quantity of grain, deserves close consideration. Farm practices and experiments have shown that rows spaced six inches apart are the most satisfactory for the average farmer to use. For all practical purposes, the problem has been settled by extensive trials, yields being the measuring stick. Such trials, however, give only an apparent answer to the problem without explaining it. This research was undertaken for the purpose of securing experimental data that would show in what manner different organs of the wheat plant are affected by various spacings. It was hoped that this data would be of value in explaining the problem of spacing as a biological phenomenon.