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Chemist of the V. S. Department of Agriculture and Director of the Department Sugar
Florida ; and Sterling and Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY,
Washington, D. C., March 28, 1891. SIR: I submit for your inspection and approval the manuscript of Bulletin No. 30 of the Chemical Division, containing a record of the experiments made by the Department in 1890 with sugar beets.
The work of the Department recorded in this bulletin consists chiefly of analyses of samples of beets grown in many different States. In addition to this work, a few culture experiments, on a small scale, were carried on under the supervision of the Department. A chemist from this Division was also stationed at the Grand Island Sugar Factory, in Nebraska, and data of the greatest value were secured at that place.
Special studies of the whole subject of the growth of the sugar beet and the manufacture of sugar therefrom were published in Bulletin No. 27. In Farmers' Bulletin No. 3 have been published full instructions for the culture of the sugar beet. The data contained in these two bulletins are supplemented by the facts recorded in the present one, which show further that beets of fine quality and well suited for manufacturing purposes can be grown in the United States.
So conclusive have been the results obtained as to fully justify the action of the Department in establishing a culture station at Schuyler, Nebraska, for the more exact study of the conditions of the most successful methods of growing sugar beets in this country. Respectfully,
II. W. WILEY,
Chemist. Hon. J. M. RUSK, Secretary of Agriculture,