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A Treatise of Practical Information for Farmers

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Author: Solon Robinson
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,346 / 135 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.8
LoC Category: S
Downloads: 472
Added to site: 2006.12.23 15621
Genre: Instructional

Containing plain directions how to apply Peruvian guano to the various crops and soils of America, with a brief synopsis of its history, locality, quantity, method of procuring, prospect of continued supply, and price; analysis of its composition, and value as a fertilizer, over all other manures.

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ll equal or surpass the best Peruvian guano."

That desideratum, Professor Mapes believes he has already attained by the addition of superphosphate of lime to the Guano, making a compound of two-thirds of the latter to one of the former, more valuable by weight than the pure article. That being the case will greatly increase the consumption of Guano, and greatly improve the condition of all that class of farmers who desire to make their poor lands rich.

Of the use of lime, Mr. Newton has the following testimony, which we embody here for its great practical value.

"Calcareous matter is the great want of most of our lands, and in some form is essential to permanent improvement. It should be regarded as the basis of all our operations, and never to be dispensed with for any substitute. From long experience in the use of lime, I am satisfied that the French plan, of light and frequent dressings, is not only much more economical, but much safer, in our climate, than the heavy dressings common i

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Greg Homer

'Guano' may be the earliest of the 'rebel cop' genre of action adventure stories.

Johnny Guano works for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in Baltimore around the turn of the century. Guano lives by his own set of rules but always seems to get the bad guy...and the girl.

Guano is regularly reprimanded by his boss, Captain Waterford, for his rebelious law enforcement methods. But at the end of the day, Waterford admires and respects Guano.



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