Irrigation of Alfalfa

One of 1,702 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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"There are several methods of applying water to alfalfa, their suitability depending on character of soil and subsoil, climate, water supply, size of farm, money available, and other factors. Because of the rapidity of its growth and the number of cuttings during the season, alfalfa requires more water than other crops. This may lead to carelessness and the consequent application of too much water, which must be avoided. No fixed times can be recommended for watering the crop. The appearance of the alfalfa, more particularly the color of the plant, is the best indication of the need of water. This ... continued below

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40 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Fortier, Samuel 1917.

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"There are several methods of applying water to alfalfa, their suitability depending on character of soil and subsoil, climate, water supply, size of farm, money available, and other factors. Because of the rapidity of its growth and the number of cuttings during the season, alfalfa requires more water than other crops. This may lead to carelessness and the consequent application of too much water, which must be avoided. No fixed times can be recommended for watering the crop. The appearance of the alfalfa, more particularly the color of the plant, is the best indication of the need of water. This bulletin is written for the purpose of putting the farmer in a better position to understand the proper methods to adopt in building ditches on his farm and in applying water to his crops." -- p. 2

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40 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"Issued November 19, 1909, as No. 373; revised, December, 1917." -- title page

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Fortier, Samuel. Irrigation of Alfalfa, pamphlet, 1917; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96504/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.