The Farmer's Lighthouse; Chemistry Applied To Agriculture, The Only Profitable Mode Of Tilling The Soil by J. Emerson KentThe Farmer's Lighthouse; Chemistry Applied To Agriculture, The Only Profitable Mode Of Tilling The Soil by J. Emerson Kent

The Farmer's Lighthouse; Chemistry Applied To Agriculture, The Only Profitable Mode Of Tilling The…

byJ. Emerson Kent

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... An equal weight of lime is more effective upon drained, or dry land, than upon a soil which contains an excess of water. Lime should be applied to the soil at such intervals, and in such quantity, as t may maintain in the land a full supply of this inorganic and most necessary element. The application of lime requires repetition, because the crops take up and carry off an amount proportionate to their wants, annually; because some portion of it sinks into the subsoil, and is there useless; and, lastly, because the rains are constantly washing some portion of it out of the land. THE COMPOSITION OF CROPS. The several kinds of grain mainly consist of three substances,--starch, gluten, and oil, or fat. In one hundred pounds of wheat-flour there are about fifty pounds of starch, ten pounds of gluten, and two to three pounds of oil. One hundred pounds of oats yield about sixty pounds Questions.,--Upon what land is lime most effective? How often should the soil be limed? Why does the lime need to be repeated? Of what do the several kinds of grain chiefly consist? In what proportions are these found in one hundred pounds of wheat-flour? In one hundred pounds of oats 2 of starch, eighteen pounds of gluten, and six pounds of oil. The principal constituent of potatoes and turnips is water. Of the first, one hundred pounds contain seventy-five pounds of water; and of the second, one hundred pounds yield about eightyeight pounds of water. The quantity of starch in potatoes is about fifteen to twenty pounds to the hundred pounds. The proportions of the several substances contained in different lots of the same kind of produce will often be found to vary considerably. Some samples of wheat may contain more gluten, some varieties of oats more oil, and...
Title:The Farmer's Lighthouse; Chemistry Applied To Agriculture, The Only Profitable Mode Of Tilling The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217930360

ISBN - 13:9780217930369

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