Title: Cornell reading-course for farmers
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00071911/00010
 Material Information
Title: Cornell reading-course for farmers
Alternate Title: Cornell reading course for farmers
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Cornell University -- College of Agriculture
Publisher: The College
Place of Publication: Ithaca N.Y
Publication Date: 1900-1910
Frequency: monthly
Subject: Agriculture -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Statement of Responsibility: the College of Agriculture of Cornell University.
Dates or Sequential Designation: No. 1 (Nov. 1900)-no. 50 (Mar. 1910).
Numbering Peculiarities: Nos. 1-5 also called Series I: The Soil and the plant; nos. 6-10 also called Series II: Stock feeding; nos. 11-15 also called Series III: Orcharding; nos. 16-20 also called Series IV: Poultry; nos. 21-25 also called Series V: Dairying; nos. 26-30 also called Series VI: Building and yards; nos. 31-35 also called Series VII: Helps for reading; nos. 36-40 also called Series VIII: Miscellaneous; nos. 41-45 also called Series IX: Breeding; nos. 46-50 also called Series X: Horse production.
General Note: Title from caption.
General Note: Supplements (Discussion plans) accompany some issues.
Funding: Electronic resources created as part of a prototype UF Institutional Repository and Faculty Papers project by the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00071911
Volume ID: VID00010
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 03950696
lccn - sn 86032425
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These questions constitute a-suplement to Reading Lesson No. .
(ii Tillage and dafde*.-dainage: reasons why"). The purpose is
to induce the reader to think carefully about.what he reads. Answer
/ke questiousas besywo neaakd'returnf/kis skeet *t us (2'Wsn fs post-
age). We want these answers in order that we may know what inter-
est you are taking if the Reading- Coirse and how much good you are'
getting from it; and we want to help you when you do not under-
stand the problems involved. We are after results, and do not care
about the hand-writing nor the grammar., These answers are for
our own examination and are not to be made public. We should
be glad of any comments on these lessons.
It is hojedr- that readers, wuiJ ,fowi 4hemselies into little clubs, to
meet once or twice a month to discuss the problems raised by ItK
Those who answer the questions will receivefuture lessons.

i. (a) What proportion of farmers in your. neighborhood
really study tillage questions? (b) What is your soil ?

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2. How is farming to be made to pay,-by getting higher
prices or by cheapening cost of production ?

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3. Do you expect permanently higher.priems for farmproduce?

4. Do you set a certain yield before your tnind when you are
preparing for a crop ? Or do you expect to be content with what
comes ?

,. An inch of rainfall weighs about x13 tons to the acre.
About 300 tons of water is required to produce one ton of dry
matter. Do you have rainfall enough in June, July and August
to, maintain a heavy crop of Indian corn or cabbage?

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6.s Do.szSgace=-illage make soil moist, r.kee, ;it. moist?
*** explain fully. ,.

7. Why does deep fall-plowing make soils "warm or
"early" in spring ?

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8. What proportion of farmers in your vicinity practice
under-drainage ?

9. How many of the farms need under-drainage?

zo. How deep and how far apart would you lay under-drains

1i. Do the farmers of your neighborhood have enough differ.
ent kinds of tools to enable them to till their land cheaply and

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.1I2. How many different kinds of tillage tools should a man
have to farm it properly if he has ioo acres devoted to general
farming, of which half is clay and half sandy soil ?

# - 13. How often would you till a field of corn or potatoes?

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14. Why do you till your corn or potatoes? Are weeds the
leading problem in your mind?

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