Cotton, Its Cultivation, Marketing, Manufacture, and the Problems of the Cotton World Volume 3

Cotton, Its Cultivation, Marketing, Manufacture, and the Problems of the Cotton World Volume 3

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... industry and its culture more intensive. It is natural to suppose that where planted spar ingly, or grown under some lan involving a constant change of crops in which cotton appears only once in four or five years, there would be considerably less trouble from disease; for it is only in those cases where a disease ains a foothold that it causes appreciable loss to tfie cotton farm, and to gain such a foothold permanently cotton must be grown on the same land in fairly quick succession. The same principle of disease as it applies to the cotton plant, or in fact to any plant, applies also in animal life. Texas fever, for instance, affects cattle only where they graze u on the same land year after year and thus give t e tick time to put a new generation through the full cycle of changes each season. But if, on the other hand, cattle are withdrawn from the affected territory, and kept from it a year or two, the tick disappears as soon as the process involved in the completion of its lifehistor is disturbed, and it perishes, leaving theland entire y free from that time on. Perhaps there would be no eradication of the disease were the lands continually grazed without any period of intermission. It is so with our cotton diseases where the crop is grown continually, as cotton usually is. There is no disturbance of the life process involved in the disease and so it comes on year after year, completing its full cycle of development. The treatment of disease in general then should involve preventive methods rather than specific; a wise system of farming that will improve the land and make it stronger--this will mean interference in the development of the disease; this will lessen its ability to do harm, until it perishes altogether for want of...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975170
  • 9781236975171