Clover, the Great Cash Money Crop and All about It; A Manual of Clover Culture

Clover, the Great Cash Money Crop and All about It; A Manual of Clover Culture

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...it puts stores of plantfood near the surface for shallow rooted crops. By piercing downward with its deep tap roots and pushing onward laterally with its innumerable branching roots, the hard layers of soil are effectively broken up. This root growth, upon decaying, leaves open spaces, which greatly aid drainage and ventilation. It is often astonishing to find how far below the surface the roots of clover or alfalfa extend. EXTENSIVE ROOT SYSTEMS in two ways. HOW CLOVER ROOTS IMPROVE SOIL A good crop of clover, if it is inoculated with proper bacteria, will add to the soil, in a season, about 200 pounds of nitrogen to the acre. One Since this nitrogen is brought from a source outside the. soil (i. e., -_ from the pair), 200 POUNDS it representsta NEW NITROGENdistinc't' profit TO THE ACRE in the form of fertilizer for the land. As this is the food element first lost in most rundown soils, and as this quantity of nitrogen would cost at market prices from $35.00' to $40.00 if purchased in the form of commercial fertilizers, it is clear why clover as a maintainer of soil fertility-is so highly recommended. If for any reason clover can-not-be grownsome other legume, such as cowpeas, soy beans or alfalfa, must take its place. The growing Showtngthe 91-_l.__ '4.--of legumes provides the tenslvebranching ' ' '. roolaystemotthe T most COI:01'l11C3.l' method redclover lants. 5.... Note albot 6 no-.. _ for maintaining or build-' dulesdenoting 1u-_ _ _ _ 0cu1atlon.--F: -om Bu, _ of U. S_ Dept. Agrl. lng up the feftlllty Qf the soil. The use of legumes makes possible better systems of crop rotation_ not alone because they place more available plant-foods in the top layer of soil. a part of which is drawn from the subsoil and...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872215
  • 9781236872210