Report of the Experiment Station

Report of the Experiment Station

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...able to settle it better, and in these ways to reduce the seepage at the walls to a minimum. WORK ON CROPS. Our 10-aere tract of land is about 70 rods by 22 rods. 'This land was divided into three strips, running the length of the land. One of these strips was plowed about five inches deep, the second about nine inches deep, the third subsoiled to a depth of 16 inches, by running the subsoiler in the bottom of the nine-inch furrow. This was as deep as a team of five good horses could draw the subsoil plow in the new, compact soil of the region, and the plow could not stand greater strain, otherwise the ground would have been subsoiled to a depth of 20 inches. By laying out the plats across these strips, each crop was tried on each of the three kinds of soil, or, rather, on soil prepared by the three principal methods: subsoiling, deep plowing, and ordinary plowing. On the ground thus prepared were planted the following crops: By dry farming--navy beans, California tree beans, Irish potatoes, broom corn, Soy beans, red Kaffir corn, field corn, cow peas. To be irrigated--squashes, pumpkins, evergreen broom corn, golden broom corn, rice corn, brown Dhura, Jerusalem corn, white Kaffir corn, red Kaffir corn, field corn, sorghum, soy beans (three varieties), cow peas, sugar beets (three varieties), garden beets, parsnips, carrots, melons, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, suap beans, garden peas, alfalfa (two varieties), clover from France, college grass mixture, Lathyrus silvestrw, Bromis inermis. Excepting in a few instances, a good stand was secured on the irrigated land, and all grew well and gave good yields. While full records have been kept of all data regarding preparation of soil, planting, watering, cultivating, etc., it is not deemed important...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650441
  • 9781236650443