Arator; Being a Series of Agricultural Essays, Practical & Political in Sixty-One Numbers

Arator; Being a Series of Agricultural Essays, Practical & Political in Sixty-One Numbers

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...to explode so much of it, as excludes the necessity of manure. The same shallow ploughing which produced good crops, whilst the land was naturally rich, wouldproduce good erops if it was made artificially rich. The good crops obtained by bad culture from rich land, demonstrates that fertility is the first object" to be effected. But whilst this is admitted, the effects of uniting fine tillage with a fertile soil, ought not to be forgotten, by any who possess a taste for excellence or for wealth. Hence dcep ploughing has bcen often recommended in these essays, and to these recommendations are added the following remarks. Dcep ploughing upon a naked and poor soil, by which a caput mortuum is brought to the surface, has frequently proved pernicious.--This has bcen owing to a variety of eauses, but among them, the preservation of a flat surface, though least suspected, has probably bcen the most operative. The simple process of burying urfdcr a 9terile tegument, the little strength of the land, neither promises nor.performs much; but the disappointment of hopes really forlorn, frequently causes us to abandon effort, ant! embraee despair. By the system of these essays, inelosing, manuring, and high narrow ridges, are combined with dcep ploughing. The two first replenish the earth with a large stock of vegetable matter, and the last has the effect of collecting the existing soil in the centre of the ridge, and depositing the sterile on its two sides, there to remain for above thrce years, exposed to the action of the atmosphere.--Thus all the bad effects of dcep ploughing are avoided. Instead of a naked surface, it is applied to ouc largely replenished with vegetable matter. Instead of forcing the soil and substratrum into a topsey-turvey...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236608054
  • 9781236608055