Bulletin Volume 1-41

Bulletin Volume 1-41

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...hathia after a very bad monsoon, the rim of the field is slightly raised and all run-off is prevented. A great improvement in texture follows embanking, but we are unable at present to suggest a complete explanation. The methods described at Pusa in wheat growing could be adopted in their entirety in Oudli and Bihar even when it is the rule to grow two crops in one year. Hot-weather cultivation in such circumstances would enable the kliarif crops to be sown on the early showers and the well terated soil would help to promote rapid growth. After the crop is removed the land should be opened up instantly and everything should be done to absorb water as rapidly and completely as possible. Last year on one of the estates in Bihar Pusa 20 gave a yield of 24 maunds to the acre after early maize in spite of the fact that this wheat requires more water than the other Pusa wheats and suffered in this particular case from the hot winds just before harvest. It is quite possible, however, that it might pay on wheat lands in Bihar to grow one good crop of wheat a year rather than to produce two small crops on the same land. The Pusa method could be easily adapted to the other regions of the Indo-Gangetic where wheat is grown largely by canal water. Hot-Weather cultivation can easily be carried out and occasional green manuring presents no difficulty. Whether embanking is necessary in the absence of the danger of surface wash we cannot say. CHAPTER 4. The Yielding Power of the New Pusa Wheats. In general the yield of a variety of wheat is of more importance than the quality of its grain. High quality of grain unless combined with good cropping power is of little or no advantage to the cultivator. In a previous paper we have discussed the question of yield of...
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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600304
  • 9781236600301