Bulletin - University of Tennessee, Agricultural Experiment Station, Volumes 75-98

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Agricultural Experiment Station., 1906
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Page 12 - growing season" is applied to the period between the last killing frost in the spring and the first killing frost in the fall.
Page 35 - They were started under the general supervision of the Bureau of Animal Industry. United States Department of Agriculture. The cost of equipping one of these small factories rarely exceeds $1.000.
Page 40 - It is therefore very important, especially with hot lime, to cool the mixture quickly by adding a few buckets of water as soon as the lumps of lime have slaked down. The intense heat, violent boiling and constant stirring result in a uniform mixture of finely divided sulphur and lime, with only a very small percentage of the sulphur in solution. The mixture should be strained to take out the coarse particles of lime, but the sulphur should be carefully worked through the strainer.
Page 56 - ... 600 pounds per acre and muriate of potash at the rate of 50 pounds per acre, together with lime and cowpeas turned under.
Page 40 - The mixture should be constantly stirred and more water added as needed to form a thick paste at first and then gradually a thin paste. The lime will supply enough heat to boil the mixture several minutes. As soon as it is well slaked water should be added to cool the mixture and prevent further cooking. It is then ready to be strained into the spray tank, diluted, and applied.
Page 29 - Virgin soils showing high percentages of plant food as ascertained by extraction with strong acids (such as hydrochloric, nitric, etc.) invariably prove highly productive; provided only that extreme physical characters do not Interfere with normal plant growth, as is the case with heavy clay or very coarse sandy lands.
Page 40 - The stage at which cold water should be poured on to stop the cooking varies with different limes. Some limes are so sluggish in slaking that it is difficult to obtain enough heat from them to cook the mixture at all, while other limes become intensely hot on slaking and care must be taken not to allow the boiling to proceed too far. If the mixture is allowed to remain hot...
Page 39 - The mixture can best be prepared in rather large quantities — say, enough for 200 gallons at a time, making the formula 32 pounds of lime and 32 pounds of sulphur, to be cooked with a small quantity of water (8 or 10 gallons) and then diluted to 200 gallons. The lime should be placed in a barrel and enough water poured on to almost cover it.
Page 8 - Lonsdale car line. Farmers are cordially Invited to visit the buildings and experimental grounds. Bulletins of this Station will be sent, upon application, free of charge, to any farmer in the State.
Page 81 - ... Lewis or a total of 184 samples from this herd. Accordingly, the present publication is a discussion of the quantitative relationships of 1,274 samples representing 83 cows and of the qualitative findings from 900 samples representing 63 cows.

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