Bulletin Volume 10-18

Bulletin Volume 10-18

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... a repetition of those commenced in 1900, the same land and plats being used. On one of the ranges, cowpeas were sown immediately after harvest and plowed under about the 13 of September. The peas made a good growth, being a foot to a foot and a half high, and would probably have yielded one ton of cured hay. The other series was immediately plowed after harvest and summer fallowed. It was frequently worked through the season in order to conserve the moisture and to thoroughly pulverize the soil and render if friable. After the cowpeas were plowed under, the land was immediately rolled and carefully cultivated. Both pieces of land were in excellent me Ficlre 10 Per Cent Of Large, Medium And Small Grains From FulCaster Wheat, After Being Run Through Hand Sieves Nos. 3 And 4, Shown In Figure 10 chanical condition at the time of seeding. The fertilizer was applied on October 16, and the wheat sown broadcast on the same day. The fertilizer was distributed over the soil and incorporated by means of a harrow. The variety of wheat used was Fulcaster, and the results of the experiment are presented in Tables V and VI. They are not as markedly in favor of the use of commercial fertilizers as one might suppose. One might reasonably expect the returns from commercial fertilizers to be more pronounced, and their failure to enhance the yields may be attributable to the excellent preparation which the land underwent. The preparation of the soil is a vitally important item in crop production, and the thorough culture which this soil underwent naturally rendered available a very considerable quantity of plant food, which in the case of poor culture would not have been obtainable, so that on a soil in bad physical condition, it is likely the commercial...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945581
  • 9781236945587