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The overall yield per acre might decline very slightly but still remain quite acceptable (within a normal range). It would take steep reductions in the amount of seed corn planted before the precipitous fall associated with too light seeding occurred; and, vice versa, it would take spectacular increases in the amount of seed corn broadcast before the dramatic falloff in yields associated with too heavy planting resulted. 36 While gross yield was most profoundly influenced by cleaning and seed-to-acre ratios, other factors influenced net yields even in basically good years:37 hail at harvesttime that beat the grain to the ground and made it irrecoverable;38 vermin and the supply of cats to control them;39 smuts, molds, mildew, and rusts;40 and the human factors that undermined at least recorded yields.

The overall yield per acre might decline very slightly but still remain quite acceptable (within a normal range). It would take steep reductions in the amount of seed corn planted before the precipitous fall associated with too light seeding occurred; and, vice versa, it would take spectacular increases in the amount of seed corn broadcast before the dramatic falloff in yields associated with too heavy planting resulted. 36 While gross yield was most profoundly influenced by cleaning and seed-to-acre ratios, other factors influenced net yields even in basically good years:37 hail at harvesttime that beat the grain to the ground and made it irrecoverable;38 vermin and the supply of cats to control them;39 smuts, molds, mildew, and rusts;40 and the human factors that undermined at least recorded yields.

16 Of course, medieval yields pale before modern ones of 200 or 300 to 1, induced by hybridization, promiscuous fertilization, and the use of pesticides, herbicides, and industrial methods of harvesting and threshing. But they also pale before those obtained in premodern societies where alluvial husbandry was practiced, such as in the ancient Nile Valley and Mesopotamia. C. 20 Returns like these appear to be so inferior that a few scholars have refused to accept their typicality. It has been asserted, for example, that the “Winchester estates .

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