Effective Farming; A Text-Book for American Schools

Effective Farming; A Text-Book for American Schools

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... following fertilizers for the sandy pine lands as found in the southern part of Georgia: When the cane was not preceded by a soil-improving crop: 300 pounds, nitrate of soda 100 pounds, cottonseed meal 600 pounds, high-grade acid-phosphate 100 pounds, sulfate or murate of potash 1100 pounds, total to the acre. When the cane was preceded by a crop of velvet beans that were plowed under: 100 pounds, nitrate of soda 1100 pounds, high-grade acid-phosphate 100 pounds, murate of potash 1300 pounds, total to the acre. In Louisiana and Texas and also in the Southeast, part of the commercial fertilizer is usually applied before the planting and a part after the plants start growth. 126. Cultural methods.--Cane in Louisiana is planted on top of beds five to seven feet wide. These beds are necessary to insure drainage. The land is plowed in the fall and the beds formed about a month later. In the growing season they are kept high and the furrows between them are kept open. Planting starts early in the fall and continues until November, when men are needed to harvest the cane from other fields. Any area not planted in the fall is planted in February or March. The cane used for the later planting must have been protected during the winter by a covering of soil. A furrow shallower than the water-furrow is made in the top of each bed with a double moldboard plow. In this furrow is placed a double row of the stripped cane stalks, which are later covered with soil by means of a disc cultivator. Cane planted in the fall is covered rather deeply as a means of protection from freezing and in the spring the top part of the bed is removed with a hoe. The methods of planting in the pine-belt east of the Mississippi differ somewhat from those in Louisiana. Beds...
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952421
  • 9781236952424