Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society for the Year Volume 28

Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society for the Year Volume 28

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...nitrogen was obtained in the soil and roots from the bottom of the hill, where the clover was more luxuriant. The increased amount of nitrogen occurred in fine root-fibres and other organic matters of the soil, and not in the coarser bits of roots which were picked out by the hand. It may be assumed that the finer particles of organic matter are more readily decomposed than the coarser roots; and as there was a larger amount of nitrogen in this than in the preceding soil, it may be expected that the land at the bottom of the hill, after removal of the clover, was in a better agricultural condition for wheat than that on the brow of the hill. Experiments On Clover--soh.8 From Bitroott Lodge Farm, Leiohton Buzzard. The soils for the next experiments were kindly supplied to me in 1866, by Mr. Robert Valentine, of Burcott Lodge, who also sent me some notes respecting the growth and yield of clover hay and seed on this soil. Foreign seed, at the rate of 12 lbs. per acre, was sown with a crop of wheat, which yielded 5 quarters per acre the previous year. The first crop of clover was cut down on the 25th of June, 1866, and carried on June 30th. The weather was very warm, from the time of cutting till the clover was carted, the thermometer standing at 80 Fahr. every day. The clover was turned in the swathe, on the second day after it was cut; on the fourth day it was turned over and put into small heaps of about 10 lbs. each; and on the fifth day these were collected into larger cocks and then stacked. The best part of an 11 acre field produced nearly 3 tons of clover hay, sun-dried, per acre; the whole field yielding on an average 2 tons per acre. This result was obtained by weighing the stack three months after the clover was carted. more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871847
  • 9781236871848