An Essay on Agriculture. to Which Is Added, a Memoir on the Nature and Nutritive Qualities of Fiorin Grass

An Essay on Agriculture. to Which Is Added, a Memoir on the Nature and Nutritive Qualities of Fiorin Grass

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...the stagnant water at the bottom of the drains, and probably at a greater distance than the twelve inches I mentioned. The perpetual discharge by these, would prevent the water from over-saturating the soil, and becoming acrid about the roots of the plants; such description, if it exists, is no doubt covered with a grassy sole, and would of course be well adapted to the preceding measures. The vicinity of the water would, I am confident, prevent the obtrusion of the agrostis vulgaris, while it would not injure our amphibious stolonifera. Deep Alluvial Bottom occasionally submerged, would be far more productive in this way than in any other. I should hope that upon such grounds the agrostis vulgaris would not obtrude, and occasional submersions would not injure my crop, standing or cut. Very frequent drains indeed will be required to let off the water rapidly, and to keep it as far distant as we can from the surface and roots of the grass. Attentive and persevering weeding will be found particularly necessary on such low moist meadows, most productive in coarse aquatics; but this drainage, and weeding, more severe and requisite here, will occasion more labour, and secure employment to the industrious and unoccupied. An interesting field remains in the South of England, to which my attention has been more than once called in the most flattering manner.--I mean Dartmoor mountain, in Devonshire. The liberality of the Royal Proprietor to the Bath And West Of England Agricultural Society, excited their gratitude, and roused their exertions, to attempt the improvement of this most ungenial tract. For years they offered premiums for an Essay on the improvement of Dartmoor, but did not succeed in obtaining any; and when afterwards I gave them my...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236645014
  • 9781236645012