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Acceptance and diffusion of hybrid corn seed in two Iowa communities

  title={Acceptance and diffusion of hybrid corn seed in two Iowa communities},
  author={Bryce. Ryan and Neal Crasilneck Gross},
Abstract The development and diffusion of hybrid corn is already an epic in the history of scientific agriculture. Emerging from the experimental stages about 1927, this new seed was in practically universal use among Iowa farmers a little over 10 rears later. Compared with many other scientifically approved practices its acceptance has been extremely rapid and complete. As in most instances of cultural or technological change, individuals varied in the date at which they took up the new… 
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