The Neglected Hay Crop

The Neglected Hay Crop

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...while to investigate carefully the quality of the grass seed purchased from the various seedsmen. A. SEEDING WITHOUT A NURSE CROP. Where seeding is done without a nurse crop the following precautions are often found advisable. As a rule it is better to divide the quantity of seed intended for a field into two equal parts, half of it being sown in one direction (for example north and south) and the balance in the opposite direction (for example east and west)._ This method will generally result in a more even distribution of the seed. The brush harrow or weeder should then be run across the field several times in at least two directions, or better still three. If this work is done thoroughly the seed will be evenly distributed over the entire surface of the field. The brush harrow or weeder should be followed immediately with a roller whenever the soil conditions will permit. This will re-establish the upward current of the moisture in the soil to start the young plants. It will also lessen the danger of the fine top soil and the seed being blown away. Rolling is extremely important and it is often the determining factor on which the success or failure of a seeding hangs, particularly during a dry season, for if the moisture does not reach the seed it cannot germinate. We have previously discussed at some length the various methods of seeding and the average practical farmer is so familiar with these methods that few comments are necessary. B. SEEDING WITH A NURSE CROP. When the grass seed is to be sown, with either spring or fall grain as a nurse crop, a drill is probably the most satisfactory method of applying both the grass and grain seed. The modern grain drill has many special attachments but they may be divided briefly into two...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761979
  • 9781236761972