by Thomas Jefferson
large image mode
an acre of com yields in blades, tops, & shucks what is equivalent to about 400. lb
of blades. 8 or 10. lb. of blades serve a horse a night.
blades are generally put into cocks of about 1000. lb.
2600 lb. of wheat straw to the acre is reckoned a tolerable crop. Agri
-cult. of Middlesex pa. 29.
another estimate is 100. lb of straw & chaff to every bushel of grain yielded.