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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

All The Nitrogen From Clover

The Pennsylvania station has shown in a
test of thirty years that when good clover is grown in a four-years'
rotation of corn, oats, wheat, and clover, the fertility of the
naturally good clay loam soil may be maintained, and even slightly
increased, without the use of any manure or purchased nitrogen.
Phosphoric acid and potash have been applied, and the clover hay crop
has been taken off the land. This result has been possible only by
means of good clover sods. If there had been no applications of
phosphoric acid and potash, the clover would have failed to maintain
fertility, as is proved by other plats in this experiment. No one
should continue to depend upon such a scheme of keeping land fertile
whenever he finds that the clover is not thriving.

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