Alfalfa, Lucerne, Spanish Trefoil, Chilian Clover, Brazilian Clover, French Clover, Medic, Purple Medic (Medicago Sativa); Practical Information on Its Production, Qualities, Worth, and Uses, Especially in the United States and Canada
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...it was not worth keeping. "Late in March, 1898, this field was harrowed with a disk-harrow, the disks sharp and set at as great an angle as possible. It was immediately cross-disked with the disks set the same way. The ground was thoroughly pulverized and the alfalfa apparently destroj'ed. It soon started, branched out thickly, and we made three good cuttings from the field that summer. "In 1900 we went a step further in disking alfalfa. The season was very dry at Manhattan, the rainfall in June being 1.19 inches, in July 4.51 inches, and in August 2.84 inches. Two fields of alfalfa, two years old, were disked. "One field was disked March 28th, the first cutting for hay made May 31st, disked June 6th, the second cutting for hay made June 25th, disked June 27th, the third cutting of alfalfa made August 13th, and the alfalfa disked for the fourth time August 20th. The last cutting of alfalfa was made September 13th. This shows four diskings and four cuttings of alfalfa on upland in a dry year. ' Another field of alfalfa was disked and crossdisked March 27th. The first cutting of hay was made June 4th, and the second disking June 6th. Through July and the early part of August the alfalfa was cut from day to day and fed green to dairy cows to help out dried-up pastures. August 20th the field was disked, and October 3d the last cutting of alfalfa made. ' The alfalfa in both fields made fine late fall growth and went into the winter in good condition. "The stand of alfalfa on both fields disked in 1900 was good. A harrow with sharp sixteen-inch disks was used, the disks being set at a slight angle, just sufficient to turn the soil over, and the harrow was weighted to make the disks split the alfalfa crowns to a depth or two...
- 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
- 01 Apr 2013
- Miami Fl, United States
- black & white illustrations