First Principles of Soil Fertility

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Orange Judd, 1908 - Fertilizers - 265 pages
 

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Page 225 - Furthermore, the mineral elements are relatively cheap, while the nitrogen is relatively expensive, and the economical use of this expensive element, nitrogen, is dependent to a large degree upon the abundance of the mineral elements in the soil. It is, therefore, advocated that for all crops and for all soils that are in a good state of cultivation, a reasonable excess of phosphoric acid and potash...
Page 1 - ... woods ; All silent is the earth and sky, Except with his own lonely moods The blackbird holds a colloquy. Over the broad hill creeps a beam, Like hope that gilds a good man's brow, And now ascends the nostril-stream Of stalwart horses come to plough.
Page 245 - One will seek to know what the different forms of plant-food are, what they do, from what sources they can be obtained, and how he can use them to best advantage. He will become to some extent an investigator, and will, of necessity, take a deeper interest in his work.

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