The American Farmer; Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture and Rural Life Volume 5, No. 2

The American Farmer; Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture and Rural Life Volume 5, No. 2

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...grass are light, and the best plan is to sow the clover seed first, and afterwards the orchard grass, dividing the latter and-sowing in two directions, crosswise. A light harrowing and a good rolling are advisable, as recommended for clover alone on grain fields. In sowing orchard grass alone, thick seeding is a necessity. Two bushels to the acre is not too much to cover the ground and prevent the formation of separated tufts. The amount of forage furnished by this grass, its earliness and its long continuance, its ability to withstand.droughts, its nutritiousness, all combine to make It one of our most prized forage plants. Lucerne.--Time only brings fresh evidence of the value of this plant, and little by little we believe it is slowly but, at last, sorely making its way. It is not a plant for slip-shod cultivators. It needs rich land, clean land; but for all the pains and nourishment given it, it yields abundant returns. It is better, to avoid the danger of its being overrun by weeds, to be sown in drills, so that it may be cultivated; but some put it in good land with oats. Sown broadcast about 20 lbs. to the acre is required; in drills something less, say 12 to 15 lbs. Corn Ground.--Light soils resting on clay sub-soils may be improved by putting the plow an inch or two deeper and thus by gradually mixing the two qualities a more loamy soil will be secured. This is best done in Winter, and if a light dressing of lime is applied the advantage will be soon apparent. If lands so treated be.cross-plowed more shallowly in Spring and harrowed thoroughly, the increased productiveness will show the soundness of the proceeding. For corn, which is a voracious feeder, an abundance of food will be required. With sufficient supplies of pabulum in...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855957
  • 9781236855954