Practical farming: in a series of treatises by R.O. Pringle, professor [A.J.] Murray, and other distinguished agriculturalists. [2 vols., the first in 5 pt.].

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Page 100 - I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the Lord.
Page 282 - ... and two in Spring, so as to be ready for sowing in the first or second week of April. Much will, of course, depend on the nature of the soil, and the knowledge and experience of the farmer. The land should be so drained and subsoiled, that it can be sown in flats, which will give more evenly and much better crops.
Page 283 - If used, it should be on deep, loamy soils. in buying seed, select it plump, shining, and heavy, and of the best brands, from a respectable merchant. Sift it clear of all the seeds of weeds, which will save a great deal of after trouble, when the crop is growing. This may be done by fanners, and through a wire sieve, twelve bars to the inch. Home-saved seed has produced...
Page 28 - A perfect touch will be found with a thick, loose skin, floating, as it were, on a layer of soft fat, yielding to the least pressure, and springing back towards the fingers like a piece of soft, thick chamois leather, and coveted with thick, glossy, soft hair.
Page 13 - Hind quarters, from the hock to the point of the rump, long and well filled up 1 26. Hind legs short and straight below the hocks, and bones rather fine 1 27. Hind legs squarely placed, not too close together when viewed from behind 1 28. Hind legs not to cross in walking 1 29. Hoofs small 1 30.
Page 84 - ... with as much as they will eat. The whole of the materials are moistened and blended together, and, after being well steamed, are given to the animals in a warm state.
Page 23 - ... to improve his stock if they have to be left out in the fields all winter. In the Midland Counties many farms afford little or no shelter for the stock, so that they become stunted or diseased. In...
Page 288 - ... being taken not to roll when the ground is so wet that the earth adheres to the roller. MANURE FOR THE FLAX CROP. Recent chemical investigations have shewn that the fibre of flax does abstract from the soil certain matters, although not in so large a proportion as several other commonly cultivated crops. To supply to the soil all the matters which the entire plant requires, so as to leave the land in the same state of fertility as before, the following compound has been proposed as...
Page 13 - Back, straight," from the top of the hips to the setting on of the tail ; and the tail at right angles with the back, 1 18. Tail, fine 1 19. Tail, hanging down to the hocks, 1 20. Hide, thin and moreable, but not too loose, 1 21. Hide, covered with fine and soft hair, 1 22.
Page 41 - The rules which regulate the quantity of seed-wheat to be sown to the acre are simply these :— the early sowings require less seed, whilst for the later sowings the quantity should be gradually increased ; and, again, as the soil and climate become more favourable to the growth of wheat, less seed becomes necessary. The first sowings will take 5 or 6 pecks of seed to the acre, whereas the latest will reach up to 8 pecks, and upon poor land it will range from 7 to 10 pecks : local experience must...

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