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An Outline of British Crop Husbandry

By: HG Sanders (Author)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2015 | Edition: 3 | #226730 | ISBN-13: 9781107586574
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First published in 1958, as the third edition of a 1939 original, An Outline of British Crop Husbandry provides an account regarding the essential aspects of crop maintenance in Britain. Key technical details are discussed, including manuring, cleaning, tillage, preparing the seedbed, choosing and sowing the seed, after-cultivation, and harvesting corn and root crops. Illustrative figures are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of arable farming in Britain and the history of agriculture.



1. Rotations
2. Manuring
3. Cleaning
4. Tillage and the requirements for a seedbed
5. The preparation of the seedbed
6. The choice and treatment of seed
7. Sowing the seed
8. After-cultivation
9. The corn harvest
10. Harvesting by combine
11. The harvesting of roots and potatoes
12. Costs


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