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A Few Combinations Are Safest
All The Nitrogen From Clover
Amount Of Application
Buying Unmixed Materials
Composition Of Plant Not A Guide
Fertilizer For Grass
Maintaining Fertility
Method Of Applying Fertilizers
Similarity Of Requirements
The Multiplication Of Formulas


Crops And Methods For Soil Improvement

A Bit Of Arithmetic
A Clean Seed-bed
A Practical Test
A Southern Legume
A Three Years' Rotation
Acid Phosphate
Acquaintance With Terms
Adaptation To Eastern Needs
Affecting Physical Condition
Alsike Clover
Amount Of Manure
Amount Per Acre
An Excess Of Nitrogen
An Old Succession Of Crops

Method Of Applying Fertilizers

If a fertilizer is used in small
amount with the purpose of merely giving the plants a start, it should
be near the seed. If the application is heavy, and the roots of the
plants spread upon all sides, the fertilizer, as a rule, should be
applied to all the ground, and should be mixed with the surface soil.
This puts the plant-food where needed, and saves from danger of injury
to the seed through contact. A seeming exception may be found in the
case of the potato, but usually some close tillage confines its roots
to the row for a time. Experience indicates that when a potato
fertilizer does not exceed 500 pounds per acre, it may well be put into
the row, but a heavier application should be divided, one half being
broadcasted or drilled into the surface, and the other half of the
application being made in the row.

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