A MOMENT IN TIME: 

Our Jan. 12, 1968 issue highlighted the 22nd annual Hybrid Corn Industry-Research Conference held in Chicago. “Hybrid Interaction with Maturity, Population and Row Spacing” was discussed by Harvey Thompson, extension agronomist at Iowa State University. He proposed that high plant populations should be used when corn is grown in narrow rows and said that in 16 Iowa experiments, the response to narrow rows was greater than with low populations and that corn grown in narrow rows is more efficient per inch of moisture used by the plant.

FACTS AND FIGURES FROM THIS 1968 ISSUE:

5.4 million pounds is the amount of agricultural seed imported into the United States in November 1967, compared with 4.9 million a year prior. 

762 is the number of people who turned out for the 22nd annual Hybrid Corn Industry-Research Conference in Chicago in December 1967 — a record crowd.

$100,000 is the cost of a new warehouse built by Dairyland Seed Co. in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, in 1967.

66,428 is the amount of vegetable seed imported into the United States in November 1967.

65 million is the number of acres of acres of corn for grain and silage planted in the United States in 1966.