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Farmers' Bulletin Volume 976-1000 (Paperback) Loot Price: R510
Discovery Miles 5 100
Farmers' Bulletin Volume 976-1000 (Paperback): United States Department of Agriculture
Farmers' Bulletin Volume 976-1000 (Paperback): United States Department of Agriculture

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Farmers' Bulletin Volume 976-1000 (Paperback)

United States Department of Agriculture

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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. 1915 Excerpt: ...of fertility. The method of disposing of half the corn and all the rye is such that it builds up the soil rapidly, and the labor saved in allowing the hogs to harvest these crops and a great part of the clover is a very important advantage over the ordinary system. THE RYE CROP. One of the very distinctive features of this farm system is the rye crop and the part it plays in the general details of management. There is no other crop that will fit in so well as rye and none that will take its place in carrying out this system in its most desirable form in the corn belt. In the first place it is a fall grain, which is absolutely necessary in order to get the most desirable distribution of labor. Wheat might fill this requirement, but there are many features about wheat that make it very much less desirable for this purpose than rye. Wheat is less certain to yield a good crop, and rye can be sown much later in the fall, if necessary, with greater assurance of success. Wheat can be hogged down in small acreages as well as rye, provided it is eaten quickly, before it has time to waste. The straw of wheat will break near the ground and allow the grain to he flat on the ground, whereas rye straw breaks higher up and near the heads and thus keeps the grain off the soil, preventing it from rotting before the hogs have had time to gather it. When allowed to stand after it is ripe, wheat will shatter out, while rye will be retained in the heads until very late in the fall or early winter. There is some objection to rye when used as outlined in this system in the dry regions of the West, on account of the grain remaining so hard that the hogs will not eat it, and, therefore, wheat for such sections is more desirable for hogging down than rye. But in the corn belt there ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: United States Department of Agriculture
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 190
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-01948-3
Barcode: 9781130019483
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-01948-9

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