Extension Bulletin Volume 1-40

Extension Bulletin Volume 1-40

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...came up, because this firms the soil, so that subsequent harrowings will not cover the peas even after they have attained a height of six or eight inches. After the peas have started above ground, at least two harrowings should be made and from one to two cultivations with a two-horse corn cultivator can be given the crop before it gets too high to be worked. Harvesting the Peas--The harvesting of peas is a very trying undertaking for the novice and many a farmer who has endeavored to cut the crop with the ordinary mower has been thoroughly disgusted. This, however, is not the case with the farmers who have resorted to the use of the windrower or pea-lifting devices for attaching to their mowers. The pea lifters are iron fingers that run tinder the pea vines, lifting them up and throwing them back on the windrower (Fig. 1), which rolls them to one side, out of the way of the horses the next time they come around. For a five-foot mower, six pea lifters or fingers should be secured. These cost $1.50 each. The windrower (see Fig. 1) is a homemade device containing 15 one-half-inch rods, varying in length from four to nine feet, the shorter rods being at the farther end of Fig. 2. Pea lifter for har-the mower bar and the other rods arranged vesting peas. in the order of their length, four inches apart. These rods are securely fastened into an inch-and-a-half gas pipe which in turn is secured to the mower bar by means of wire. The outer ends of these rods are bent upward and out in such a fashion that the peas are carried off by friction with the ground into a windrow behind the driver. This last device will cost about $3.50 for the material and may be constructed by any blacksmith. From eight to ten acres of peas may be harvested per day when these...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577787
  • 9781236577788