A course of experimental agriculture; containung an exact register of all the business transacted during five years on near three hundred acres of ... in near two thousand original experiments...

 
9781130613704: A course of experimental agriculture; containung an exact register of all the business transacted during five years on near three hundred acres of ... in near two thousand original experiments...

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. 1771 Excerpt: ... on to five seet ridges, and the eighth arched them up: chilled on the top of each a double row of pease, one toot asunder, using two pecks of seed the white boiling pea. This was done the beginning of April,-she latter end of May gave the first horse-hoeing, turning a surrow from the Tows, leaving a ridge of moulds in the surrows. In about ten days hand-hoed the rows; The middle of June gave the second horse-hoeing, reversing the last; but I found some disficulty in this operation, by the pease in many places falling into the surrows. Some were unavoidably covered by the plough, and more would have been, had not I set a boy to turn them out of the way where they were much fallen. I designed two more horsehoeings; but thought it better to confine myself to one more, which was given the end of June,.and a hand-weeding ac the same time. It is not in the nature of pease, unless supported by sticks, to keep so upright as to admit of the fame horse-hoeing as more erect crops. They were hooked the beginning of August. Produce one quarter and half a peck. ExPENCES. Eight ploughings,------040 Harrowing,------o o 1 Drilling,----i--0 o i Seed,------o a o Water-furrowing,------006 Two horse-hoeings,----008 Hand-hoeing,------014 Weeding,-----008 Hooking,----004. Harvesting,------006 Threshing,--o Produce. 1 Quarter and a peck at 32$. 1 12 6 Expences, 1 8 4s Profit, o 4 ią Observations. This beginning of my drilled pea-culture gave me Rreat topes that it might be made to answer very well. My people predicted ho croft; and were much surprized at harvest to ifind a very decent one tor poor land. The operations of fcorfe and hand hoeing seemed to have a good effect while she pease were young; but when grown up so as not to support themselves, I found they were not giv...

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