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. 1915 Excerpt: ... Rape. Another forage plant, though not belonging to the sorghum group, is rape. It originated in northern Europe and is adapted to a cool ...
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. 1915 Excerpt: ... Rape. Another forage plant, though not belonging to the sorghum group, is rape. It originated in northern Europe and is adapted to a cool climate and a rich, moist soil, although Fig. 109. Pigs feeding in rape Rape is the most valuable forage crop we have for hogs for a large part of the United States, alfalfa and red clover excepted it withstands heat and drought almost as well as do the sorghums and cowpeas. Rape is related to cabbage, turnips, and mustard and produces a great quantity of large, succulent leaves and succulent stems which are much relished by hogs, sheep, and poultry. It therefore affords excellent pasturage from the beginning of summer until the first hard freeze occurs. Rape may be sown broadcast at the rate of three pounds of seed to the acre and harrowed lightly to cover the seed. A larger yield, however, will be obtained if it is sown in rows about two and one-half feet apart, at the rate of one and one-half pounds of seed to the acre, so that the soil may be cultivated frequently. Seeding may be done as early in the spring as it is safe to sow oats. An excellent use of rape consists in sowing it in corn just following the last plowing of the corn, in which case it usually makes good late autumn pasture for hogs or sheep (Fig. 109). The yield of pasturage from rape is usually so large that a small area will supply the needs of the average farm. 302. The millets. Millet as used in the United States is a somewhat general term and includes a number of unrelated' cereals and forage plants having small seeds. Millet seed is used extensively in India, Japan, Korea, and China for human food. In the United States the millets are of considerable importance for the production of forage, though this is chiefly as a catch crop, to supply in a ro...
Good. No Jacket. In looking at this book it is amazing that nothing in farming has changed very much. Purely from a Historical point of view it would be interisting to compare. Waterstain front cover (Ckoth) and 3 pages inside. PON. Illustrated and in good condition for it's age it's well worth looking at now. Basic farming is what many people are looking at now!
Good. 'The Essentials of Agriculture by Henry Jackson Waters. Pub'd by Ginn and Co, 1915; 1st edition. Good HC, no DJ. Red cloth over boards, black titles on front cover and spine. Lightly scuffed, square covers and spine; slight rubbing wear at cover lower fore corners; tightly bound; owner name on front free end paper; clean interior with slight age darkening; leaves remain supple. 12mo, 455 pp + appendices; index; illustrated.
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