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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

The Multiplication Of Formulas

Fertilizer manufacturers have made all
possible combinations of fertilizer materials, using them in various
quantities. Each manufacturer has given a mixture a brand of his own,
and confusion reigns. There is no formula for a soil or crop that will
remain absolutely the best, even for one particular field. It
represents one's judgment of the present need, and is employed subject
to change, just as is the prescription of a physician. It is usually
only an approach toward the most profitable amount and kind of
plant-food that may be supplied. The one important consideration is
that no manufacturer can know the need nearly so well as the
intelligent farmer who knows the history of his field and constantly
tests its ability.

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