Life on the farm by Maxwell Tylden Masters

Life on the farm

byMaxwell Tylden Masters

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE BATTLE OF LIFE. Plants considered in their relation to their struggle for existence.--Effect of adverse external conditions.--Hostility of rivals, Weeds.--Competition of fellows.--Gregarious vegetation.--Associated or mixed vegetation.--Alternate vegetation, rotation.--Objects of the cultivator not the same as those of the plant under natural circumstances.--The battle as studied in pasture-land or meadow.--The grass-plots at Rothamsted--their botanical composition and the way they are affected by manures of different kinds.--The Grasses, their nature and differences; contrasts between nearly allied species.--The Leguminosae.--The Miscellaneous weeds.--The vegetation and characteristics of the continuously unmanured plot.--The effects of different manures and of different combinations of manures upon the struggle.--Effects of disuse of manure, and of the substitution of one kind for another.--General results. In former sections mention has been made of the relations which the living plant bears to the heat, light, moisture, and other physical conditions, by which it is surrounded. These conditions are sometimes favourable, sometimes prejudicial. In the latter case, the existence of the plant becomes a prolonged struggle against adverse influences. To a certain extent it is always so, and when the difficulties can no longer be counterbalanced or overcome, plants, like other living beings, succumb and die. The life of each individual then may be described as a battle against circumstances. But apart from this external conflict with the elements. plants are always more or less in a state of internecine war. Plants of different kinds growing wild in a state of nature may contend one with another for root-hold, soil-food, and for space to expo...

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Title:Life on the farmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217505376

ISBN - 13:9780217505376

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