Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Scott, L. E.
Saving fertility, pp. 28-36 PDF (2.3 MB)
30 WISCONSIN FARMERS' INSTITUTE. In part, at least, by the use of clover cannot be kept up for an indefinite which has the power of extracting period by the growing of clover this valuable element from the at- alone, for with the exception of iii- mosphere and storing It in the soil trogen, It adds nothing to the soil for the use of succeeding crops. except what it takes from the sel, and it Is evident that if by supplying Value of Clover. needed nitrogen we grow a larger Nitrogen is not only the most cost- crop, then that crop in proportion to ly element of fertility, but it is the its increased yield, draws more one in which our soils are most fre- heavily upon the other elements, and quently deficient, owing to its being the soil is really rendered poorer in the most readily washed or leached all the elements; save the one, than It MANURIAL VALUE OF FtED-STUFFS. NITROCENm PM1OSPtORlt AMW Cog ---- 120 4SJ Pows or Viwmu3m hEIuom PC CORN STALKS 405 iM i TIMOTHY HAY 4X CLOVER "t u2 WHEAT STRAW L9 CORN i,, BARLEY 4.77 SU OATS us 4Si WHEAT 6.6s 497 WHEAT BRAN "4 7un LHSHtI)MEAL-OP-. 15 wL cm ~~~~12.18 93S BUTTER .42 32 U *_ away. The clover plant, in supply- would ha ing this one thing needful in our Wis- not been consin soils which are generally rich in the other elements, has been the Care means of increasing our yields of Inasmi other crops in a large degree. not requ The practice of sowing clover with the same all grain crops, is therefore to be tion of commended. But contrary to the be- the hidd lief and claims of many enthusiastic careful I friends of this plant, soil fertIlity the crop I KTASIM AY#,# per & NTeMl-- Kay =- C- OWN ZipA Lve been had the clover crop n grown. eful Rotation Necessary. uch as two different plants do iire elements of fertility in D proportion, a proper rota- crops will aid in conserving en treasures of the soil. A attention to the analysis of that we are selling it also of A_
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