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CONTROL OF SOIL MOISTURE

Length Of Cultivation
Mulches Of Foreign Material
Plowing Straw Down
The Land-roller
The Mulch
The Plank-drag
The Soil A Reservoir
The Summer-fallow
Value Of Water In The Soil

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Amount Of Application
Amount Of Manure



Plowing Straw Down








The practice of plowing straw under as a manure is
unsafe, when used in any large quantity per acre. It rots slowly, and
while lying in the bottom of the furrow it cuts off the rise of water
from the subsoil which is a reservoir of moisture for use during
drouth.





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