This section is from the book "The Potato: A Compilation of Information from Every Available Source", by Eugene H. Grubb, W. S. Guilford. Also available from Amazon: The Potato: A Compilation Of Information From Every Available Source.
It is with the hope that a compilation of information in regard to one of the world's greatest food plants - the potato - will be of service to the increasing thousands of people now interested and becoming interested in practical, scientific agriculture, that this work is published.
Never before in the history of the world has the production of human food received as great attention as at the present time. Population is increasing with alarming rapidity, while the supply of land on which it is possible to grow food is limited. The one solution of the problem is the production of more and better food on every acre of land on which crops are grown.
The working out of this problem calls for broad, liberal education, not the least factor of which is to benefit by the experience of others. This has been made a keynote in this work, and while growers may not see fit to adopt wholly some of the methods described, it is believed that they will find the suggestions helpful.
The senior author has grown a large acreage of potatoes at Mt. Sopris Farm for years, and has made a careful study of the practical side of potato growing all over the world. The discussion of problems, and the suggestions made, are from the standpoint of the practical grower.
E. H. Grubb. W. S. Guilford. March, 1912.
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Field of potatoes on Mt. Sopris Farm at Carbondale, Colo. Eugene H. Grubb in field. Mt. Sopris in background.