Straw For Humus

Do you consider straw good to plow under for humus, and which kind,

wheat, oat, or barley straw, is best?

Straw, by its decay in the soil, produces humus and, therefore acts in

the same way just as does the decay of other forms of vegetation. As,

however, straw is less easily decomposed than fresh vegetation, it is

less valuable and may be troublesome by acquiring a greater amount of

moisture by interfering with cultivation or by tending to dry out the

soil to the injury of other plants. If the soil is heavy and moisture

abundant, straw may be desirable, while in the case of a light soil and

scant moisture, may be injurious. There is no particular difference in

the straw of the different grains from this point of view.

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