Permanent and Temporary Pastures, with Descriptions and Coloured Illustrations of Leading Natural Grasses and Clovers

Permanent and Temporary Pastures, with Descriptions and Coloured Illustrations of Leading Natural Grasses and Clovers

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...nitrogenous manures result in a smaller growth of White Clover than when the land is left unmanured. Mineral manures, potash especially, with a small quantity of nitrate, considerably augment its growth, as also do dressings of marl or vegetable ash. There is a Long-haulmed Dutch or Wild White Clover which is prized for the heavy crop it produces, but much of the seed offered under this name is unreliable, and the best of it will, after a few years' growth in an unsuitable locality, revert to the original type. The botanical description and chemical analysis are given on page 164, facing an illustration. Trifolium pratense (Red, or' Broad Clover) is said to be indigenous in every country in Europe except Greece. In a wild state its presence is a fair indication of the fertility of the soil. Although a strong-land plant it will grow on almost any soil, and contains so much moisture that only one-fifth of the weight of the green crop is found in the haystack. Winter and spring frosts are very injurious to Red Clover, and to save the plant it is often necessary to give a top-dressing of long manure, for which, however, there is a return in due time. A considerable diversity can be discerned in the various strains of Red Clover. Seed is imported from all parts of Europe, and large quantities from North America. Each country has one or two well-defined types of this plant, and although growers may be careful to avoid buying any but so-called English seed, the fact that the stock may only have been imported two years previously will account for the differences which are every year displayed in our crops of Red Clover. The prejudice existing against foreign seed, especially that from America and France, is well founded. Experience...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878612
  • 9781236878618