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Congressional Serial Set Volume 3536 (Paperback) Loot Price: R531
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Congressional Serial Set Volume 3536 (Paperback): United States Government Office
Congressional Serial Set Volume 3536 (Paperback): United States Government Office

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Congressional Serial Set Volume 3536 (Paperback)

United States Government Office

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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. 1896 Excerpt: ...conclusive has been settled about checked cotton. It may save a hoeing, which should cost about 30 cents an acre, and as plowing is done at about the same cost the question of saving is not determined. The skillful use of the hoe does the most accurate and thorough work. Good crops are made with the hoe without using the plow at all. It may be said that cotton growing was originally established entirely by hoe culture, even the soil for planting being prepared with the hoe. The perfect cotton planter is not yet invented. It should drop five or six seed in a single line at regular intervals, say a foot apart. In very dry seasons a narrow and deep coulter furrow, the dirt closing in behind it, is run immediately in advance of the planter. It freshens up the bed and assists very much the germination of the seed. Much is said about deep and shallow culture, and many believe that they can affect the plant beneficially by practicing the one or the other. The only certainty is that all grass and weeds must be vigorously kept down, and that the capillary pores, through which the moisture escapes after rains, must be broken. The first is most thoroughly effected by a broad, sharp sweep, which takes everything it meets, while going shallower than most other plows. Harrows and cultivators are apt to be turned aside by stubborn bunches of grass, which thus escape them. But the sweep does not distribute the loose dirt as generally as a light harrow does and therefore is not as effective in the mulching process. The effect of cutting roots depends entirely upon the season that follows the operation. The following experiments will show how difficult it is to arrive at results in this matter. In the month of June, the cotton plants being 18 inches high, dirt was drawn up 0...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: United States Government Office
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 188
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-20512-1
Barcode: 9781130205121
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-20512-6

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