Chile at the Pan-American Exposition
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Excerpt from Chile at the Pan-American Exposition: Agriculture as It Is Conducted in Chile<br><br>On irrigated lands, wheat is sown in Chile after a crop of corn, beans, etc.; the unirrigated lands to be sown with this cereal are ploughed in the spring before the sowing.<br><br>Only of late years has machinery been employed in wheat sowing and this to a limited extent. Seeders are used only in exceptional cases. Mowing is done chieﬂy by hand-sickles. The harvest season begins at the end of December in the north, and lasts to end of February in the south. Threshing machines of English and American manufacture are used.<br><br>Fertilizers for increasing the production have begun to be used to a certain extent within the 'last few years, giving preference to phosphated guano and nitrate of soda. Therefore it can be safely stated that the cultivation of wheat is only superficially done, and that much can be expected from this industry in Chile. In fact, it is said that in a few more years the country will pro duce from to hectolitres per year; that is to say, when the lands that are suited to its cultivation have all been devoted to that industry, and cultivation made extensive by the use of modern machinery and of the fertilizers which are so abundant throughout the' country.<br><br>The quotations on April lst, 1901, in the Santiago market were per 72 kilograms of white wheat and per 72 kilograms of Candeal (hard) wheat.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.