Outlines of Land Economics

Outlines of Land Economics

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...required,18 Contrary to the popular opinion the general yield of the staple crops with the possible exceptidn of corn have increased during the last twenty-five years.l9 Mr. Bonsteel suggests that_to 1"' crease crop production, crops be grown as much as possible on soils especially adapted to them and that more rotation, better tillage, and proper fertilization be used. "Subscil plowing annexes to agricultural land new layers of soil that are just as important as new acres added to the surfacefisays Fetter.20) "If land could be used three times as deep, it would be as good for many purposes as if it were three times the extent." However, subsoiling is advisable only where the lower strata of soil are uniform with the upper strata in richness and fertility, otherwise subsoiling may bury the productive, humus filled layer. It can be laid down as a general rule that the land now unused within the farm will be put under cultivation, and the cultivation of used parts will be intensified, as soon as. Prices of farm products rise in value sufficiently to Justify the additional expenditures. Bpp prices must rise first. Other areas that can be brought into pig. There is still room for expansion in E3; dry farming areas, especially if drought resisting plants are introduced. However, the expansion of arable agriculture in thisdirecticn is sharply limited. Much of this land is best used for grazing purposes. The cut-over lands, forests, and wood land in farms will furnish about 200,000,000 acres more of farm land. This is to be found in the Lake States, the North Pacific Coast and the South. Some of these areas are in the frosted regions, in the excessively humid region of the Pacific Northwest, or on sandy, shallow, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890108
  • 9781236890108