New-England Farmer Volume 23

New-England Farmer Volume 23

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...unnecessarily heavy. In gen-eral, lie thought the English utensils of husbandry _ were unnecessarily cuinbrous and heavy. The plows, especially, required a great strength of draught." The above, I apprehend, is the full ainotint of, Mr Webstcr's offcuce, and the full extent of his, coming gorged with solid matters, by cutting otf For the NewIEngland'Farmer. TH E POTATO CROP. Jlr E1lilor--The potato crop is one of ottr most' valuable agricultural products, but for several years past, the rust, or as it is called in England, the " curl," has been making and extending its ravages. in every direction; and for the past two seasons, the rat has prevailed in tnany sections ofthe coun-; try to an alarming degree. Whether the rust has! any connexion with the rot, lam unable to say; but generally, I believe the potatoes have suffered, much more by the rot where the tops were earliest' killed by the rust. Possibly, the rttst or premature death ofthe tops, may have predisposed attd caused the tubers to rot and decay. There have been many reasons assigned, and theories offered, to account for the rust or curl in the potato. In the course of my reading for some yearsl past, I have several times seen it stated, that the planting of thoroughly ripened seed was the cause of the rust, and that the using of unripe potatoes for planting, was a preventive of rust. Having always been of the opinion that good and well ripened seed, in all cases, should he used to insure it stopped by the autumnal frosts, the maturation of bushel, and the scarcity was so great, that they the secretions of the plant may be somewhat in _were cut as fine for planting as the famous Rohans the transition state; that is, they may not have...show more

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  • Paperback | 612 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,075g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741498
  • 9781236741493