Farmers' Bulletin Volume 601-625

Farmers' Bulletin Volume 601-625

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...frosts, and even as far north as southern Canada and the northern part of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota the seed can be planted during the latter part of April and the first of May. In the intermountain sections of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, from the first to the middle of April is the most favorable time. Throughout the Southern and Pacific Coast States in localities where there is little danger of a hard freeze during the winter, the field pea should be seeded in the fall or early winter. At San Antonio, Tex., the best time for seeding was found to be November 15 to 30. In intermediate latitudes, where hard freezes may be expected during the winter, farmers sometimes sow the peas in February, and in this way give them time to maturo in May before injurious hot weather is likely to occur. (Fig. 5.) 102296--26 2 Flo. 7.--A mower with a windrow attachment which automatically removes the material Irom the swath. The rate of seeding must be varied according to the size of the seed and the abundance of the rainfall. In the eastern and more humid sections and under irrigation, small-seeded varieties, like the Golden Vine, should be sown at the rate of 1J to 2 bushels to the acre; for those with medium-sized seeds, 2 to 2J bushels; for the largeseeded varieties, like the Marrowfat, 3 to 3 J bushels of seed are required. Under more arid conditions, the quantity of seed used should be decreased by about one-half bushel for each group, and when planted in rows 50 to 75 pounds to the acre are enough. For a mixture with oats the relative proportions should be 1 bushel of peas to 11 or 2 bushels of oats in the humid regions, but in the dry region the relative amounts of seed should be very nearly reversed. Unless the proportion of...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988507
  • 9781236988508