The Farmer's Companion; Being a Complete System of Modern Husbandry

The Farmer's Companion; Being a Complete System of Modern Husbandry : Including the Latest Improvements and Discoveries, in Theory and Practice Volume 2

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...where the lands are to be kept in a permanent state of sheep pasture, though it has been advised by some to have recourse to the finer sorts of grasses, it is probably a matter of less importance than has been commonly supposed, as the coarser sorts, when in a state of sufficiently close feeding, become gradually finer and better; but in order to produce this effect in the fullest manner, they should constantly be so eaten down, as to prevent any of the seed-stems from advancing. The tall oat grass, the cock's-foot grass, and the meadow soft grass, have, under this sort of management, become sufficicntly fine, and the same effect has long been known to be produced on rye-grass, by the close eating of it down by animals. Time and Illetliod tj Sowing.--In accomplishing" these different: operations, different modes are practised, according to the manner of preparation and the particular circumstances of the land. In respect to the first, or the periods of putting in the grass seeds, the niost usual has been in the spring, at the time that the grain crops are sown z but where the ground has been brought to a suitable state of preparation by means of green or other Fallows, the latter end of the summer, as about August, has been the more general season. In the former ease they are commonly put in with the grain crops;but in the latter, without any other sort of crop. There has been much diversity of opinion among agricultural writers with regard to the superior utility of these diderent seasons of introducing the seeds, as well as with regard to their being sown with or without_other sortl of crops. The advantages of the autumnal over those of the vernal sowings are contended to be, those of the grass plants being less ex-..".show more

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 549g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745973
  • 9781236745972