Peanut Promoter Volume 6

Peanut Promoter Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...will add some organic matter to the soil. Of equal importance to the physical condition of the soil, as a home for the plant, is the amount of plant food it can supply the growing crop. Most typical peanut soils are unable to provide sufficient available plant food to meet the demands of a rapidly developing crop. In general, such soils lack nitrogen to start the crop off promptly. Practically all soils in the peanut sections are deficient in phosphoric acid, not only for peanuts but for all crops. Potash in an available form in quantities sufficient for a large peanut crop, is not usually found in sandy or sandy loam soils. The shortage of these elements in the soil will result in undersized, undeveloped nuts and delayed maturity. Therefore, in order to get the maximum results in both yield and quality of the crop careful consideration should be given to fertilization. Varieties There are a number of varieties ol peanuts grown, but the one most desired for commercial purposes is the White Spanish. This has as upright, bunchy vine, which enables the rows to be planted quite close together and the pods are clustered closely at the base of the plant in such a way as to make harvesting economical. This variety will mature in about 90 days from planting. Preparation of the Soil The preparation of the soil for peanuts is the same as for cotton or corn. The ground should be plowed six or eight inches deep in the fall or early winter, and as soon as it can be worked in the spring, stirred at intervals so as to keep down grass and weeds at planting time. The frequent working of the soil before planting will free the land of weeds to such an extent that they will not interfere with peanuts until the latter are well above the ground. Plant Food...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544773
  • 9781236544773