Seed corn from Illinois gave a slightly larger yield than seed corn grown in the South.  In 1897 the most productive varieties were Mosby Prolific, Cocke Prolific and Renfro.  Kernels from the middle portion of the ear used as seed failed to show any superiority over seed from the tip or butt end of the ear.  Topping, and also cutting corn and curing it in shocks, slightly decreased the yield of grain. The combined value of grain and stalks, valuing the stalks at 25 cents per 100 pounds, was greater by $2.95 per acre than the value of the grain from the plot where only the ears were harvested.