Traditional American Farming Techniques, Second Edition

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Traditional American Farming Techniques remains as valuable today as when it was first published in 1916. More than one thousand pages brim with information - everything from the science behind crop rotation to the specifics of breeding better hogs; from raising perfect celery to maximizing yields in subtropical citrus groves; from improving farm soils to dealing with insect infestations and diseases of crops and livestock using methods today's organic farmers would ...

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Overview

Traditional American Farming Techniques remains as valuable today as when it was first published in 1916. More than one thousand pages brim with information - everything from the science behind crop rotation to the specifics of breeding better hogs; from raising perfect celery to maximizing yields in subtropical citrus groves; from improving farm soils to dealing with insect infestations and diseases of crops and livestock using methods today's organic farmers would recognize and approve of.
In addition to the author's clear, insightful, and all-inclusive text, there are addtional chapters written by the leading specialists of the day, including information about:
 
Soils, manures, fertilizers, lime, drainage, irrigation, weeds
 
Vegetables, medicinal plants, orcharding, fruits, nut culture, floriculture
 
Livestock, dairying, feeds and feeding, animal diseases
 
Farm buildings, fences, engines, tractors, machinery, sanitation
 
Copiously illustrated,  Traditional American Farming Techniques was the most useful book of its kind in the early twentieth century. Small-scale farmers will find it just as useful - even invaluable - today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599210797
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Traditional
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1088
  • Sales rank: 798,238
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank D. Gardner was professor of agronomy at the Pennsylvania State College and Experiment Station.

Mary Jane Butters is an organic farmer in Moscow, Idaho, who is also the publisher of Mary Jane’s Farm and the author of several lifestyle books.

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  • Posted November 21, 2010

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    Great book! I have learned a lot of great useful techniques that I can still use on my hobby farm in today's world. Everything from manure to pigs to pecans!

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