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Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R476
Discovery Miles 4 760
Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture Volume 1 (Paperback): Connecticut State Board of...

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture Volume 1 (Paperback)

Connecticut State Board 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.1867 Excerpt: ... autumn, thus shortening the foddering season at both ends. The water tends effectually to keep off both early and late frosts. liven if a field of corn is flooded a few inches deep in a frosty night, it will escape the effects of the frost, and the same is true of tobacco, and other like crops. A small rill of water which flows but a month or two in spring, if spread over the adjacent surface of grass, will, if continued yearly, soon show its good effects the entire season, and tlie effects of irrigation are often of the most reliable and durable nature. I have never noticed any different effect from hard, soft, cold or warm, brook or spring waters. My theory is, that all water contains fertility in solution, and by irrigation it is placed or even put into the mouths of the rootlets of plants, and absorbed at once; that it is not so much the water itself, but what it contains, which causes the result. I can point you to large apple trees now standing and bearing well on a meadow irrigated profusely for the last fifty years. In another meadow young apple trees are doing well where the irrigation is applied both winter and summer. The grape, currant, raspberry, Lawton blackberry, asparagus, tomatoes, spinage, horseradish, and other fruits, and garden vegetables, which bring a high price in market, thrive well under irrigation, but it must be land adapted to irrigation, and not naturally wet. During the growing part of the year and when practicable, the water should be let on to the crop only from the setting to the rising of the sun daily, and kept off from the rising to, the setting of the same. Most of the great crops of grass by irrigation in this country are raised by letting the water on both night and day, but the night method is much preferable when it...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Connecticut State Board of Agriculture
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 122
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-93942-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-93942-8
Barcode: 9781153939423

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