Alfalfa, the Grass in Ohio

Alfalfa, the Grass in Ohio : Where, How and Why to Grow It (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Alfalfa, "the Grass" In Ohio: Where, How and Why to Grow It Recent investigations show that lucerne was brought to several Eastern states in this country from Europe and grown as early as 1800. But the people knew little about its merits and nature. Cattle and sheep easily bloated upon it and there was a prejudice against it on this account, and by many it was looked upon as too poisonous and dangerous for use upon the farm, and it was quickly crowded out by common clover. In addition, the rapid and continuous growth of Alfalfa made it too laborious and difficult to cut with the scythe. The modern implements used in farming have not only doubled but multiplied the production and possibilities of alfalfa, the grandest grass that the Bountiful Giver of all good has ever instituted for the farmer, to lighten the toils of the tiller of the soil and double the rewards of his patient and intelligent labor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243083009
  • 9780243083008