Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Tennessee, State Agricultural and Mechanical College Volume 102-116

Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Tennessee, State Agricultural and Mechanical College Volume 102-116

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...or scattered broadcast and well harrowed into the soil. 3. As a cover crop after corn, to prevent loss Cover crop during the winter, choice may be had of wheat, rye, crimson clover, and hairy vetch. Crimson clover is an ideal crop in some respects, but requires a rather fertile soil in order to thrive. Even then, when sown in corn at the last working, it is apt to be killed before winter by dry, hot weather. Rye would help to hold the crimson clover from freezing out during the winter, and the mixture may be sown considerably later than crimson clover alone. Hairy vetch can be sown later than crimson clover and any time during September is favorable, provided the soil-moisture supply be good. If sown in early October it is apt to go through the winter. Like crimson clover it may be sown with either rye or wheat. Rye can be sown as late as wheat and makes the earliest spring growth. The cover crop should be turned under at a When to rather early stage of growth--in the case of rye turn cover and wheat not later than when in boot; but for crop crimson clover and vetch when in early bloom. Attention is called to the fact that vetch makes only a small growth during the fall, winter, and early spring, and is a vigorous grower only after warm weather comes in the spring; so that to get the most good out of this crop for green-manure purposes one must leave it on the land later by several weeks than either of the others, or until about the middle of May. This would not, however, be a serious objection, as either cowpeas or soy beans can be planted to advantage after this date. 4. The manure is advised as a top-dressing on Manure the wheat for the special purpose of getting a good stand of clover and grass from a spring seeding. If the land is of...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756495
  • 9781236756497