Selected Bulletins Volume 7

Selected Bulletins Volume 7

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... and free from weeds until the proper time for seeding has arrived. The date of seeding, of course, will vary somewhat with the latitude. After the rye is seeded it will require no further attention until the following spring or early summer, when it is to be turned under. The date when this should be done will, of course, vary with the season, but experience has shown that the best results, are obtained when the rye is turned under after it has attained nearly its full growth but while it is still young and succulent and has not become hard and woody. This stage will vary somewhat in the same locality on account of the difference in weather conditions from season to season, so that each farmer must use his own judgment in determining whether the grain has reached the proper stage for plowing under. As soon as it is plowed under, the ground should be thoroughly packed and harrowed in order to prevent the rye straw from drying out in the soil instead of rotting. After the rye has been turned under, the field should be treated like summer tillage for the remainder of the season until the following spring, provided a spring crop is to 76680--Bui. 187--11 5 be sown. If the field is to be sown to winter grain in the fall, the treatment should be the same as the summer tillage up to the time of seeding. If this rotation is adopted and the plowing under of the winter rye is carefully done and the after-culture is sufficiently thorough, much better results will undoubtedly be obtained than from the summer tillage without the growing of a crop for turning under. The great objection to summer tillage is the fact that it is very destructive to the organic matter or humus in the soil, while this rotation will preserve and even increase the organic matter in...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543939
  • 9781236543936