The Pecan, and how to Grow it

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1893 - Nuts - 90 pages
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Page 11 - The individual who causes two blades of grass to grow where but one grew before, is held in highest emulation as a benefactor of his race.
Page 61 - Multiply the distance in feet between the rows by the distance the plants are apart in the rows, and the product will be the number of square feet for each plant or hill, which, divided into the number of feet in an acre (43,560), will give the number of plants or trees to the acre. Ride. — Equilateral-triangle method. — Divide the number required to the acre "square method
Page 57 - ... the mineral called apatite, which contains 92 per cent of phosphate of lime, and is believed by some chemists to be the original source in Nature from which phosphate of lime is derived; the phosphatic guanos, which are the product of sea fowls, from which the ammonia has been washed out by the rain; the bones of all animals, and the mineral phosphate rocks, which are the remains of ancient marine animals. BARN MANURE. Its Composition and Fertilizing Properties. The latest analysis made of fresh...
Page 90 - Pecan culture is in its infancy to-day and will make rapid advancement within the next ten years. There is no danger of overdoing the business, for the demand will keep pace with the production ; and the man who plants now will doubtless not only reap the reward in person, but will leave a rich legacy to his children or those who succeed him. We have record of one' wild Pecan tree which has produced more than 1,000 pounds of nuts in one season.
Page 89 - Oh, it is too long to wait; it will be eight or ten years before we get any returns for the labor and money expended.

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