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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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Affecting Physical Condition
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Alsike Clover
Amount Of Application
Amount Of Manure



The Land-roller








The breaking-plow is a robber of soil water when used
in warm weather. The air carries the water away rapidly. The air-spaces
are large. The corrective of this condition is the land-roller. It
presses the soil together, driving out the excess of air. Large crumbs
are pressed down into the mass, and are kept from drying into hard
clods. The roller never should be used on land when fresh-plowed in a
moist condition, and it is not needed after fall-plowing, or early
spring-plowing in most instances, but land broken when the season is
advanced should be rolled before much water evaporates.





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