The American Farmer; Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture and Rural Life Volume 4, No. 5

The American Farmer; Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture and Rural Life Volume 4, No. 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...force the plants on. In the workings of the ground heretofore ploughed, the grass turned under should not be disturbed. Fodder Corn.--If to be cured, the earlier this is sown the better. That for soiling purposes may be sown in succession up to the last of July. The land ought to be well enriched, and in that condition it will yield a great quantity of excellent feed. The best plan for securing the best yield and for convenience in cutting is to sow in drills about three feet apart, the grains being from nine to ten to a foot. Cut when the corn is in full tassel, and put up in small shocks to dry, or pile thickly against the fences. Pumpkins.--These ought not to be overlooked in the provision made for winter feeding. They can be readily grown in with the corn, and are palatable and useful for cows. Put in as early as convenient, give each hill a good supply of rich manure, and keep a keen eye for the striped bug. Hand picking is useful against this trespasser if persevered in, but it is better to dust the vines when the dew is on with a mixt ure of plaster and ashes, to which has been added a little sulphur and Scotch snuff. Maryland State Agricultural Society. The meeting for April was held on the 1st ult., A. B. Davis, Esq., president, in the chair, whocongratulated the members on the bright and beautiful Spring day upon which they had assembled. I The committee appointed to confer with the Horticultural Society and the Maryland Institute, with a view of securing general co-operation between those societies and the State Society, asked for further time, and expected at the May meeting to make a report. The subject for discussion for the day was, "Dairy Farming," and Mr. W. H. Fairbanks opened the discussion. As Mr. F. has promised to...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593553
  • 9781236593559