Farm Practices That Increase Crop Yields in Kentucky and Tennessee

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"In the limestone and mountain districts south of the Ohio River there is much land that has been run down by continual cropping without rotation. In some places run-down land is left to grow up in weeds, wild grasses, and brush, a practice known as 'resting' the land. Where this sort of farm management is followed farm manure is largely wasted, little or no attention is paid to green-manure crops or other means of putting humus into the soil, and crop yields are very low. However, progressive farmers throughout the region who have built up run-down lands are now getting ... continued below

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

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Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921 1918.

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"In the limestone and mountain districts south of the Ohio River there is much land that has been run down by continual cropping without rotation. In some places run-down land is left to grow up in weeds, wild grasses, and brush, a practice known as 'resting' the land. Where this sort of farm management is followed farm manure is largely wasted, little or no attention is paid to green-manure crops or other means of putting humus into the soil, and crop yields are very low. However, progressive farmers throughout the region who have built up run-down lands are now getting heavy yields. In the following pages are described some of the methods by which these farmers get results by making good use of farm manure and crop refuse, using legumes and grasses in regular rotations, and applying lime and commercial fertilizers." -- p. 2

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

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"November, 1918." -- title page

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Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921. Farm Practices That Increase Crop Yields in Kentucky and Tennessee, pamphlet, 1918; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96565/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.