The Farmer's Guide to Scientific and Practical Agriculture Volume 2, No. 13

The Farmer's Guide to Scientific and Practical Agriculture Volume 2, No. 13

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: More perfect tillage, and the use of such measures as have a tendency to render such lands more mellow and friable, may perhaps be beneficial." No doubt the disease has been observed on fresh virgin soil, that had never before borne a crop of turnips; but it has been remarked in a long experience, that land which had often carried turnips was most affected by this disease. The county of Roxburgh was much afflicted with it, and it continued to increase for 30 years; but latterly it has decreased, and may now be said to have disappeared, in consequence of the superior manuring of all the crops and the larger liming of the soil, and the same result has been experienced everywhere. I may here remark, however, that spurious seed will have the same effect on the turnip, in unfavourable seasons, as want of manure, and the injurious effects of weather, such as was the case in Scotland in the season of 1847. The disease affects the turnip plant from the period of singling to the first hoeing of the crop. The plant becomes flaccid, and the leaves assume a yellowish hue, but do not die, nor does the plant bear the slightest mark of insects; and when once affected never gets free of the disease, and continues to live and grow in size. The disease never affects a whole field at once, nor does it run along drills, but invariably begins in spots which increase in diameter, and spread out into large patches, which patches never come in contact, but, on finding interruptions, assume irregular forms. The interruptions are the ends of drills and the hollows of fields. The patches never commence in hollows or drillends where water may lodge, but on the driest knolls, where sheep would take to and rest on for the night. In conformity with this circumstance, ...
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