Science: Electric Plow

Husbandmen of northern New York State await, with an interest more vicarious than immediate, the results of an expensive experiment reported last week at the farms of Donald Woodward, gentleman farmer of Le Roy, N. Y. Mr. Woodward had his fields plowed by a share charged with 103,000 volts of electricity. Inventor Hamilton L. Coe of Pittsburgh had told Mr. Woodward that the current would electrocute weeds, grubs, soil bacteria. Crops, he said, would spring from the volt-purged ground in record time and abundance.


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