Special Crops Volume 9, No. 89 - V. 10, No. 112

Special Crops Volume 9, No. 89 - V. 10, No. 112

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...inclination, special care being taken to facilitate drainage. These fields being clearings in the forests have on the surface a layer from four to seven feet thick of decomposed wood and leaves, the accumulations of centuries, making the soil extremely soft, fertile, porous and dry as ashes. It is just what is required for the cultivation of ginseng. For this reason, no manure is needed in cultivating the herb from the time it is sown until the root is gathered. (2) Climate. In the northern part of the provenance, at the foot of the Ever White Mountain, the difference between summer and winter goes from one extreme to the other. But the climate in the districts to the south of Mt. Mao-erh-shan along the River Yalu is about the same as the whole of Manchuria generally, being very hot in summer and intensely cold in winter. Both the hot and cold seasons are of long duration and spring and autumn are correspondingly short. The rainy season generally comes between July and August and lasts for about two months. Snow begins to fall about the first ten days of October. As for freezing, it begins in the River Sungari about the first ten days of November and in the River Yalu about the last ten days of the same month, thawing commencing about the latter part of March following. During the nighttime, the temperature falls compared with that in the daytime, by about 5 or 6 degrees. No actual systematic records have been taken concerning temperature, so that it is impossible to show it statistically. According, however, to a person long resident at Kirin, the minimum temperature he has so far experienced in winter was 37 or 38 degrees F., while the miximum temperature in summer was 98 or 99 degrees. Rut those figures only show the two extremes. It...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769252
  • 9781236769251