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Alsike Clover
Clover And Acid Soils
Fertility Value
Mammoth Clover
Method Of Inoculation
Methods Of Seeding
Physical Benefit Of The Roots
Red Clover
Taking The Crops Off The Land
Used As A Green Manure
When To Turn Down


Crops And Methods For Soil Improvement

A Bit Of Arithmetic
A Clean Seed-bed
A Few Combinations Are Safest
A Practical Test
A Southern Legume
A Three Years' Rotation
Acid Phosphate
Acquaintance With Terms
Adaptation To Eastern Needs
Affecting Physical Condition
All The Nitrogen From Clover
Amount Of Application
Amount Of Manure
Amount Per Acre

Physical Benefit Of The Roots

While the roots and stubble contain
less than two fifths of the total plant-food in a clover crop, one may
not safely infer that the removal of the crop for hay reduces the
beneficial effect of the clover to the soil fully 60 per cent, or more.
The roots break up the soil in a way not possible to a mass of tops
plowed down. They improve the physical condition of the subsoil as well
as the top soil. The amount of the benefit depends in part upon the
nature of the land. Its value cannot be surely determined, but the
facts are called to mind as an aid to judgment in deciding upon the
method of handling the clover crop.

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