Agriculture In Some Of Its Relations With Chemistry Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrank Humphreys Storer

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...78.50 72.25 41.30 Ashes......... 18.30 21.50 27.75 58.70 Inorganic matter, soluble in water 0.47 0.84 0.58 2.58 Organic matter, soluble in water. 1.36 1.25 0.43 0.99 Resin, etc., soluble in alcohol.. 3.55 2.52 1.10 0.87 Lime needed to ncutralize the acid 3.75 2.14 0.27 0.17 But gradual and successive stages of heating, such as were here studied, would naturally be found in practice in the peat beneath that actually burnt. Wild in his " Die Niederlande," speaking of moor burning, says that in this system of husbandry it is not the intention to bur n the sods to ashes, but only to change them to imperfect charcoal. Moor burning is not a process of combustion properly so called, but a system of carbonizing turf that is thickly beset with heather. To show how true this assertion is, Wild's description of the method of burning a primeval moor may be quoted. First of all, frequent drainage ditches are cut, and the moor is left to dry out somewhat, a process which often requires several years. The growth of heather and other plants on the surface of the moor is then pared off, usually in autumn, in great Haps, which are left lying inverted beside one another, exposed to wind and sun so that they may dry off during the winter. Next spring, as soon as the moor can be worked upon, usually at the beginning of May, the partially dried sods are set on fire on the under side where the heather is. They burn slowly, without visible flame, but with a very thick smoke, not to ashes, but merely to imperfect charcoal for the most part. It is customary to light the sods between seven and nine o'clock in ths morning, when the dew has evaporated, and to extinguish the tiro towards evening. Fire is set at the leeward edge of the field, in order that the...

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...78.50 72.25 41.30 Ashes......... 18.30 21.50 27.75 58.70 Inorganic matter, soluble in water 0.47 0.84 0.58 2.58...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217769950

ISBN - 13:9780217769952

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