Soybean cultivation in Manchuria, China. The city of Harbin, the center of soybean production, in northern Manchuria. Several buildings in the city. Fields in the west of Harbin. Prairie region north west of Harbin. A man walking in the fields. A rail track running between the fields. Views of the Hinggan mountain region west of Harbin.
Soybean cultivation in Harbin, Manchuria, China. A soybean field in Harbin. Two officials from Chinese Eastern Railway Experiment Station inspecting the soybean field. The officials looking at the soybean plants in the field. An official holding a few figs of a plant. The officials holding the plants with the pods. An official pointing to the roots of a well inoculated plant.
Soybean cultivation in Harbin, Manchuria, China. A few horse drawn carts moving on a path between fields. Farmers taking soybean sacks to a market on horse carts. Several boats with soybean sacks along a coast in Harbin. Several men on the boats. The men unloading soybean sacks from the boats on the coast. Men carrying the sacks and walking over a plank kept from the shore to a boat. The men laying the soybean sacks in rows. Ricks are prepared for soybean by the men. Several men at work. Buildings in view. A train moving on a rail track Several men on the railway tracks beside a soybean collecting center along the Chinese Eastern Railway. The rail tracks beside the collecting center in view.
Soybean cultivation in Harbin, Manchuria, China. Farmers in Manchuria moving between fields with horse pulled plows preparing to seed soybean. Buildings in the background. One of the farmers holding a plow. Another farmer beside horses. The farmers beside implements. A rope harness for a four-horse team. A farmer in a field beside a Manchurian plow and a foal. The plow, of which the plow share is the only steel part and other parts are of wood and are homemade. The farmers plowing the field, with the horse-plow, which prepares ridges upon which the seeds are sown. The foal walking beside the horse-plow. A farmer changes a wedge on the beam which helps to adjust the depth of plowing. Views of the ridges. The ridges being rolled by a horse before sowing the seeds. The farmer and the foal walking beside the horse pulling the ridge. A farmer in the field holding a vessel of seeds.
Soybean cultivation in Harbin, Manchuria, China. A farmer walking in a field holding a vessel of soybean seeds and putting the seeds across the field. The spread out field in view. Two farmers in the field. Foot power is often used in place of a roller before seeding. One of the farmers walking on the ridges of the field and the other farmer walking behind him sowing the seeds. View of the seeds spread on the field. A four horse team pulling a plow in the field to cover the seeds. The ridges rolled on the field pulled by a horse after the seeds are sown. A farmer walking beside the horse. Sprouted seedlings across the field. Several farmers on the field during the first cultivation. Horse pulled plows on the field and the farmers during the subsequent cultivations.
Soybean cultivation in Harbin, Manchuria, China. Stacks of soybeans and other grains on threshing ground. A few farmers nearby. Two farmers drawing out stacks of soybeans using a horse. The farmers spread them on the threshing ground. A farmer using horses in the threshing process. Stacks of soybeans and other grains in the background. The horses drawing ridges on the ground threshing the soybean beds. Two men scoop up the seeds from the threshing ground with shovels and drop them and the wind separates the seeds. Hens eating grains in the background. A few men cleaning the ground.