Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils Volume 9

Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils Volume 9

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Orangeburg clay could be made to produce a bale of cotton to the acre. At present cotton and corn are about the only crops grown. Corn yields 15 to 30 bushels and cotton from one-third to threefourths bale per acre. The greater part of the type is still in timber, while some is used as pastures. The Orangeburg clay receives the same cultural treatment and practically the same fertilizers, though in smaller amounts, as are used on the sandy soils. It is much more difficult to get into condition for a crop than are the sandy types, and it can not be worked as soon after a rain as the more open-textured soils. Owing to the unimproved condition of this soil it has generally a low value, selling for $4 to $10 an acre. The following table gives the results of mechanical analyses of the soil and subsoil of the Orangeburg clar: ORANOEHUBC SAND. The Orangeburg sand, as found in this area, consists of brown to yellow sand having a depth of 12 inches or more, which grades into a brown or red sandy loam, in turn underlain by a red sandy clay or a red sand. Frequently the stratum of sandy loam is absent, and the soil in that case consists of a medium sand from 15 to 30 inches deep, underlain by a red sandy clay subsoil. In this case it is identical with the Orangeburg sandy loam, except that the surface soil is of greater depth. The Orangeburg sand is not a very important type of soil in Jasper County, the total area being only a few square miles. It is frequently found on the steep slopes along small streams, while much of it is closely associated with the Orangeburg sandy loam, occupying areas where the surface sand has a depth of over 15 inches. There is little doubt that most of this type occurring in the county is formed from the Lafayette more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 762g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952634
  • 9781236952639