American Agriculturist Volume 39

American Agriculturist Volume 39

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...prevent the yolk from adhering to the shell. When this occurs the vitality of the egg is lost. Dry Spring "Weather. May drouths are dreadful. Nothing so takes the pluck out of farmers as to see the grass crop burning up in May, or the rye over their broad acres struggling up to get two or three feet high and heading out with ears two inches long. Wheat comes on a little later, and there may be hope for that, and spring grains with plenty of rain may take a 6tart as late as the first of June. With what shall we supplement the lost grass crop? I am sowing " Golden Millet." I tried it a few years ago and raised a heavy crop, which was well liked by the cattle--rather coarse hay it is true, but if the cattle will eat it as well as they did before, I shall be satisfied. Some of my neighbors are putting in Hungarian Grass. That is an older and better known forage plant, and they know all about it. They have raised "Hungarian " and sold their timothy for years, and are satisfied. The New Sorghum, "Early Amber Sugar Cane," promises well as a fodder crop, and I have a small patch of that to report upon by and by, but after all when it comes to a main crop--when I must put in something which will surely furnish good and abundant fodder I fall back on corn, Southern White Dent, or Evergreen Sweet. The millets and the sorghums, and the Prickly Comfrey and such things, must stand aside for corn. I suppose I am as old-fogyish as my neighbors who prefer Hungarian to Golden Millet, but old friends and true friends are to be held fast to in such times as these when clover and timothy and even orchard grass "go back on us." This is a season for the French system of tanking corn-fodder--"ensilage" more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236794703