HUSBANDRY: Corn from Cornstalks

Every year U. S. husbandmen produce 150,000,000 tons of cornstalks. A small part they chop up and put in silos for winter feed, a small part they leave standing for forage, the rest they plow under for fertilizer. Fifteen years ago Dr. Orland Russell Sweeney of Iowa State College began to look for cornstalk byproducts. Five years ago Iowa built him a $150.000 testing plant, the U. S. Bureau of Standards began to help with men and money. Dr. Sweeney produced and the state of Iowa patented a cornstalk wallboard, light, strong,...

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