A Muck Manual, for Farmers by Samuel Luther Dana

A Muck Manual, for Farmers

bySamuel Luther Dana

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. MANURE. 172. The true farmer, no less a sage than the ancient orator, who gave to action, the first, second, and third place in eloquence, will answer if it is asked him, what is his first requisite? Manure. What second? Manure. What third? Manure. These answers are to be united. Action and manure are the first and last requisites in agriculture, and in the attempt to show what is the last and how it acts, will be offered every inducement to action. 173. Manures are compounds of geine and salts. They of course contain the whole elements of fertility. Having discussed the nature and mode of action of salts, and of geine, the way is prepared for the discussion of manures. The proportion in which these elements exist in manures is now to be examined. 174. The immense variety of substances, used and recommended for manures, would seem to render this subject both extensive and complicated. It is capable of simplification. Manures are generally considered and treated of, under the division of animal and vegetable. This common and ancient division, indicating little of the nature of manures, actually confounds those, whose elements are essentially alike. Manures are to be divided by their elements," into three classes:--1st. Those consisting chiefly of geine. 2d. Those consisting chiefly of salts. 3d. Mixed, or consisting of salts and geine. 175. This seems to be a rational and practical mode of classifying a vast amount of materials, and the explanation of their action in classes, is preferable to a specific account of each individual substance composing these classes. 176. By far the greater part of manures belongs to the third class. Such are all composts, all stable manure, and all the usual products of the cow-yard and hog-pen. In discussing the...

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Title:A Muck Manual, for FarmersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217427278

ISBN - 13:9780217427272

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