Fertilizers; The Source, Character And Composition Of Natural, Home-made And Manufactured…

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byEdward Burnett Voorhees

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII FERTILIZERS FOR VARIOUS SPECIAL CROPS In addition to the generally familiar crops already described, there are certain special ones, not distinct from the others because they are of less importance, but rather because they are only grown in certain localities. COTTON Among these special crops, cotton takes first rank, because it is one of the leading crops of the country, occupying wide areas, and exercising fully as great an influence upon our agricultural prosperity as any other of our American staples. The climate suitable for the growing of cotton is confined to about one-quarter of the area of the country, and in this area it occupies a more important position than any other crop grown there. In the earlier history of its cultivation, the methods employed were not such as to encourage the largest yield. In the first place, it was grown on the poorer soils rather than on the more fertile, and after it had been grown consecutively upon the same lands for a number of years, and thus rapidly exhausting them, the planter, instead of attempting to improve the lands, either by better methods of culture or by the use of manures, extended the areas under cultivation. After the civil war, when it became still more necessary to change methods, fertilizers were looked to as the main reliance, rather than the improvement of the character of the soil, either by judicious rotation or by manuring. The results secured from the use of fertilizers at this time were so generally satisfactory that their large and indiscriminate use was encouraged, and this, without proper attempts at the improvement of the soil in other respects, hastened the time when such use did not give profitable returns. The very great importance of the crop to the agriculture of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII FERTILIZERS FOR VARIOUS SPECIAL CROPS In addition to the generally familiar crops already described, there are ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021747473X

ISBN - 13:9780217474733

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