Ten Years of Gentleman Farming at Blennerhasset; With Co-Operative Objects

Ten Years of Gentleman Farming at Blennerhasset; With Co-Operative Objects

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... cent. 520 Soluble Phosphates, 4/3 10, 226 Insoluble, 2/0 8, o 16 o Alkaline Salts, 0/3 20, 050 Analytic value per ton, .. 8 5 6 The company's manure was offered at 10 per ton, but this might equal 9 5 s. to members. Our manure, on the other hand, was offered to every one at, % 15s.; though, as has been seen, its value was 10s. 3d. per ton greater than the company's manure, ft is, however, but fair to add, that some others of the company's manures more nearly equalled ours; but in no case, within my knowledge, did any other trader make an equally good offer to the farmers. Other comparisons available on this point were furnished by two of our bailiffs, who, for their own satisfaction, tested some outside manure against our own. In each case, the trial was carried out by the farm people, who, having some little jealousy of the manure business, were not inclined to favour it too much. In 1867 Proctor and Ryland's--a good and reliable manure for turnips--was tried, "value for value," (but in what quantities there is no record, as is usually the case in rough and ready farm experiments). The weights of the rival crops, taken on one-fortieth of an acre, equalled per acre 29 tons 15 cwts. from P. and R.'s, and 31 tons 5 cwts. from our own manure. The other trial was made in 1870 by our third farm bailiff. The weight used of each manure is unknown, but the test was "value for value." The rival manure was obtained from the same tenant farmer's company before mentioned; and the weight of turnips from an equal number of stitches (size unrecorded) was 41 j cwts. for the company's and 45 cwts. for our own manure. The differences are trifling; showing that the opposition manures were good: and it is only what one would...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500490
  • 9781236500496