Fertilizing for Profit

Fertilizing for Profit

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...that should not, be mixed together. The heavy lines unite materials which should never be mixed, the double lines those which should be applied immediately after mixing, and the light lines those which may be mixed at any time. The materials represented by the different figures are as follows: L Acid phosphate; 2, Thomas slag; 3, Barnyard manure; 4, Norwegian nitrate; 5, Kainit; 6, Bone meal; 7, Nitrate of soda; 8, Potash salts; 9, Lime nitrogen; 10, Sulphate of ammonia; 11, Lime With this key in mind, it is easy to see at a glance what substances should not be mixed together. For example, No. 3, barnyard manure, is connected with 2, Thomas slag; 4, Norwegian nitrate; 9, lime nitrogen, and 11, lime, with the heavy lines. This means that it should not be mixed with any of these substances. With all the others listed it may be safely mixed. Again, a double line runs from No. 2, Thomas slag, to No. 5, kainit-This means that these substances, if mixed, should be applied to the soil immediately; while with any of the substances to which a light line runs kainit may safely be mixed at any time. Then a man with a spade begins at one end, cutting down through the successive layers of the different ingredients, and tossing them into a heap at one side. When the whole pile has been gone over in this way the process is repeated, and if the materials are in good condition and the mixing has been carefully done, the fertilizer will, in most cases, be mixed just as well as those that are mixed in the factories. Of course, if the farmer wishes to be sure of the composition of his fertilizer, he must know--not guess at--the amount of each material he is using, and this means that he must weigh out each ingredient before mixing. HOW TO FIGURE OUT A FERTILIZER...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610121
  • 9781236610126