The Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England

The Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...the field to the other, leaving 54 poles thus in the middle of the field: --60 poles bitrate of soda. 54J poles without. 00 poles nitrate of soda. The wheat on the 120 poles sown with cwt. of soda soon showed itself much stronger in plant and colour. The land is what we call stone-rush, situation rather high, aspect good. At harvest I was particular in keeping it separate, the more so on account of the conflicting opinions I read in the Journals of the Royal Agricultural Society on the subject. On the 17th of December last I threshed and winnowed up the two lots, and the result was, 120 poles produced 28 bushels, and the 54;J poles produced 11 bushels, or just 4 bushels per acre more with soda. . t. d. i; bushels wheat, at 6.... 1 5 6 cwt. nitrate of soda.... 0 15 0 Proflt... 0 10 6 Besides a little more straw, which will make a little more manure fur next crop; and again, wheat is now very low. I am, &c. W. Clarke. East Lynch, near Mineliead, Somerset, Jan. 13, 1843. XI.--Account of the Effect of a Bituminous Shale at Christian Malford, Wilts. By Robert Gowen. Having been requested to give some account of the bituminous shale, the fertilising qualities of which attracted my notice some years ago at Christian Malford, an estate belonging to the Karl of Carnarvon, near Chippenham, in Wiltshire, and situate in the valley of the Avon, --I have to state that I was at that time the auditor of the property, and had directed the deepening of an ancient watercourse, called Pug Ditch, which runs through the parish. The labourers, being engaged on a portion of the watercourse where the soil rests upon a substratum of gravel, the rubble of the neighbouring coral rag, cut through a number of highly-inclined out-croppings of...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668464
  • 9781236668462