A Simple Way to Increase Crop Yields: Methods Followed by Farmers of the Coastal Plain Section of the Central Atlantic States in Building Up Soil Fertility

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"The soils of the coastal plain section of the Central Atlantic States, as a rule, are light in character, have been farmed for generations, and need first of all a liberal supply of organic matter. This need should be met by growing such legumes as crimson clover, cowpeas, soy beans, red clover, and hairy vetch. Rye, buckwheat, and the grasses are also valuable in this connection. Commercial fertilizer and lime should be used freely when necessary to stimulate the growth of these soil-improving crops. By arranging the cropping system to include one or more legumes that supply the land with nitrogen and humus, crop yields have been greatly increased on many farms scattered throughout this region. The systems followed on a few of the more successful of these farms are described in detail in the following pages." -- p. 2

Creator(s): Miller, H. A.
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1918
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
USDA Farmers' Bulletins
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Creator (Author):
Miller, H. A.

"Agriculturist."

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1918
Coverage:
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United States - New Jersey
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United States - Delaware
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United States - Maryland
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United States - Virginia
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United States - Pennsylvania
Description:

"The soils of the coastal plain section of the Central Atlantic States, as a rule, are light in character, have been farmed for generations, and need first of all a liberal supply of organic matter. This need should be met by growing such legumes as crimson clover, cowpeas, soy beans, red clover, and hairy vetch. Rye, buckwheat, and the grasses are also valuable in this connection. Commercial fertilizer and lime should be used freely when necessary to stimulate the growth of these soil-improving crops. By arranging the cropping system to include one or more legumes that supply the land with nitrogen and humus, crop yields have been greatly increased on many farms scattered throughout this region. The systems followed on a few of the more successful of these farms are described in detail in the following pages." -- p. 2

Note:

"February, 1918." -- title page

Physical Description:

24 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.

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Series Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture)
Added Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture); no. 924
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
USDA Farmers' Bulletins
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 15231592 |
  • SUDOC: A 1.9:924
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc96542
Resource Type: Pamphlet
Format: Text