Forage Crops Other Than Grasses; How To Cultivate, Harvest And Use Them

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byTomas Shaw

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...any kind of crop, as occasion may require, even though weed seeds may be abundantly present in the land, for the pasturing or the plowing in of the crop, as the case may be, can be done sufficiently early to prevent the maturing of weed seeds in the rape. This plant may usually be broadcasted with advantage on overturned sod. The abundance of the vegetable matter furnished by the grass roots promotes growth, and such lands are not so liable to be filled with weed seeds or other germs of plant life, as lands that have been cropped successively with grain for a term of years. If rape is sown after winter rye, or mixed grains or corn that has been eaten off, two crops may thus be obtained in a single year from the same piece of sod. Such cropping is favorable to the clearing of the land, howsoever the rape may be grown. And the same is true when it follows cereal crops or clover that has been harvested at maturity. It may also be grown with much advantage on land that is being summer fallowed, whether the rape crop is turned under or pastured off. The aim should be to follow rape that has been cultivated with some cereal crop, because of the favorable condition in which it leaves the land for growing these crops. Soil.--Rape is best adapted to what may be termed deep, rich, moist and free working soils, well stored with humus. It grows magnificently in muck soils not unduly saturated with water during the season of growth. On stiff clays, the seed is slow of germination, and subsequent development on this class of soils is also slow. On poor, sandy lands it may start quickly, but the growth will not be vigorous unless fertilizer in some suitable form has been freely applied to them. When moisture is present, good farmyard manure is particularly favorable to th...

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...any kind of crop, as occasion may require, even though weed seeds may be abundantly present in the land, for the pasturing or th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217724787

ISBN - 13:9780217724784

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