Farmers have long known that a light freeze early in the fall is likely to injure the corn crop for seed purposes the following year. The crop of 1917 was thus severely injured and much labor and money were expended to secure even fair seed for the planting in 1918. While the experiment as planned does not compare fully with conditions as they are in fields of maturing corn, it was begun with the idea of giving some information on the vitality of seed corn after having been frozen. To be satisfactory more work should be done using various moisture contents, various low temperatures, and various stages of maturity, something which was not undertaken in this experiment but which may prove to be an important factor.
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"What is the Relation between the Moisture Content and Viability of Seed Corn When Subjected to Low Temperatures?,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 30(1), 254-262.
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