The American Farm Book; Being a Practical Treatise on Soils, Manures, Draining, Irrigation, Grasses, Grain, Roots, Fruits, Cotton, Tobacco, Sugar Cane, Rice, and Every Staple Product of the United States. with the Best Methods Volume 50,

The American Farm Book; Being a Practical Treatise on Soils, Manures, Draining, Irrigation, Grasses, Grain, Roots, Fruits, Cotton, Tobacco, Sugar Cane, Rice, and Every Staple Product of the United States. with the Best Methods Volume 50,

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...which can be justly considered as having determined principles of universal application; yet it is to be hoped that the 'zeal, intelligence and general interest which are now combined for this object, will ere long detect, what has hitherto evaded the severest scrutiny of scientific research. Arresting the disease has in some instances been suscessful. by mowing off the tops when they are found defective. This practice would be injurious to healthy plants, but may be adopted, like that of cutting grain when struck by rust, if it will secure even a part of the crop.. When disease appears in such as are dug, they shouldbe carefully sorted and the sound ones well dried, then placed separately in layers and covered with ashes, burnt clay, or fine dry mold. These act as absorbents of moisture, and prevent contagion from such as may be imperceptibly affected. They may also be cut in slices and dried, or crushed and the farinaceous part extracted. By this means the potato will be made to yield nearly all its nutriment. It is found that this disease affects the tissues (the nitrogenized or albumenous part) of the potato only; and for this reason, potatoes which have not been too long or too deeply injured, will yield nearly their full amount of fat for animals or starch for the manufacturer. Uses.--Besides being an almost indispensable vegetable for the table, potatoes are boiled and mixed with flour or bread, to which they impart-a desirable moisture and an agreeable flavor. They are sliced, dried and ground, and much used in Europe as flour, and by the confectioners in their various products. They are also manufactured into tapioca, and when nicely prepared, it is scarcely distinguishable from that of the manioc. In all of these and some other...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775627
  • 9781236775627