Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: Farms

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Liberty Hyde Bailey
Macmillan, 1907 - Agriculture

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Page 377 - The HORSE-HOEING HUSBANDRY • or, a treatise on the principles of tillage and vegetation, wherein is taught a method of introducing a sort of vineyard culture into the corn-fields, in order to increase their product and diminish the common expenses.
Page 538 - The pennants displayed with the flags indicate the direction of the wind; red, easterly (from northeast to south); white (westerly, from southwest to north). The pennant above the flag indicates that the wind is expected to blow from the northerly quadrants; below, from the southerly quadrants.
Page 372 - Th' ensuing season, in return, may bear The bearded product of the golden year : For flax and oats will burn the tender field, And sleepy poppies harmful harvest yield. But sweet vicissitudes of rest and toil Make easy labor and renew the soil, Yet sprinkle sordid ashes all around, And load with fatt'ning dung the fallow ground.
Page 538 - A red flag with a black center indicates that a storm of marked violence is expected. The pennants displayed with the flags indicate the direction of the wind: white, westerly (from southwest to north); red, easterly (from northeast to south).
Page 538 - No. 1, with No. 4 above it, indicates fair weather, warmer. No. 1, with No. 4 below it, indicates fair weather, colder. No.
Page 377 - Horse-hoeing husbandry; or, An essay on the principles of vegetation and tillage; designed to introduce a new method of culture, whereby the produce of land will be increased and the usual expense lessened.
Page 545 - In summer, rain probable within 12 to 24 hours. In winter, rain or snow, with increasing winds, will often set in when the barometer begins to fall and the wind sets in from the NE.
Page 27 - The Austroriparian area occupies the greater part of the South Atlantic and Gulf States. Beginning near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay it covers half or more than half of Virginia. North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, the whole of Mississippi and Louisiana, eastern Texas, nearly all of Indian Territory, more than half of Arkansas, and parts of Oklahoma...
Page 471 - A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON PURE FERTILIZERS, and the Chemical Conversion of Rock Guanos, Marlstones, Coprolites, and the Crude Phosphates of Lime and Alumina generally into various valuable Products. By Campbell Morfit, MD, FCS, formerly Professor of Applied Chemistry in the University of Maryland.
Page 379 - To determine the amount, movement, and availability of the water-soluble plant-food materials present in the soil, so that growth may be both rapid, normal, and continuous to the end of the season. (7) To convert the entire root zone of the soil into a commodious sanitary living and feeding place, perfectly adapted to the needs of the roots of the crop and to the soil organisms, — adequately drained, perfectly ventilated, and sufficiently warm. (8) To reduce the waste of plant-food materials through...