Agriculture In Some Of Its Relations With Chemistry (volume 3)

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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... CROPS MAY 1NTERFERE. 183 upon alternate ridges, while upon another part of the field the ridges were 30 inches apart, and mangolds were sown upon all of them. All parts of the field were deeply and carefully cultivated. On weighing the crops from four-acre portions of the field, it appeared that the weight of the beets from the 30-inch rows was one-third less than that from the rows which had carrots between them. Meanwhile, the crop of carrots was superb, both as to quality and weight. In another instance, mangolds grown on all the rows gave a smaller crop than mangolds grown in alternation with carrots, while the yield of carrots was nearly eight tons to the acre. This trial was described as " a method for improving the beet-crop, and getting eight tons of carrots for nothing." Each Crop must be kept Out of the Way of Other Crops. It is interesting to observe that the term of growth of a given plant may be of paramount influence in determining the particular position which this plant, or perhaps another, shall occupy in a rotation; and the remark is specially true of cases where, after one crop has been harvested, the land has to be made ready, or worked, with special care for the crop that is to follow. It is essential that the course of crops shall be so ordered that the plants may not interfere with one another. Each one of the crops must be kept out of the others' way. For example, the interpolation of a crop of turnips after potatoes is easier in Massachusetts now than it was in earlier days, when only late-ripening varieties of the potato were grown. But, from mere lack of time, such interpolation might not conveniently precede rye or grass, unless indeed the grass-seeds were sown with the turnips, as has been done occasionally....

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... CROPS MAY 1NTERFERE. 183 upon alternate ridges, while upon another part of the field the ridges were 30 inches...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.57 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217769977

ISBN - 13:9780217769976

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