Land Draining: A Handbook for Farmers on the Principles and Practice of Farm Draining Manly Miles

ISBN: 9781408608654

Published: October 1st 2007

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Land Draining: A Handbook for Farmers on the Principles and Practice of Farm Draining  by  Manly Miles

Land Draining: A Handbook for Farmers on the Principles and Practice of Farm Draining by Manly Miles
October 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 212 pages | ISBN: 9781408608654 | 9.71 Mb

Land Draining A Handbook for Farmers - ON THE - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE FARM DRAINING - 1892, - A book on farm draining is evidently needed at the present time, to bring within reach of practical farmers the established facts of science relating toMoreLand Draining A Handbook for Farmers - ON THE - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE FARM DRAINING - 1892, - A book on farm draining is evidently needed at the present time, to bring within reach of practical farmers the established facts of science relating to the principles and advantages of thorough drainage, and the best and most economical method of making farm drains.

Under the present conditions of American farm practice, one of the most prgminent defects in the pre- -.- .. .- ailing system of managerneat -ears to be a lack of attention t, o thorough drainage as a means of diminishing the cost of production, and insuring uniformly remunerative returns in crop growing, by increasing the fertility of the soil, and avoiding the losses from unfavorable seasons. The manifest neglect of this important branch of rural economy by the majority of farmers is undoubtedly owing, to a great extent, at least, to the frequent failures observed in draining, from the practice of imperfect methods, and vague, or incorrect notions, in regard to the real ddvantages to be derived from draining.

This is not surprising, as attention has been turned in other directions, and the most valuable contributions to the principles of drainage, of late years, have bee11 confined, in the main, to periodicals and reports not generally accessible to farmers, and there is no book on this special subject in which may be found a description of the best method of making tile drains, or an adequate discussion of the latest developments of science in their relations to the principles of drainage.

Many of the maxims in draining, of but a few years ago, have become obsolete, and more consistent methods have beell adopted in the bestmodern practice, while the progress of sci- ence has extended our knowledge of correct principles, and made clear many details in regard to the most favor- able conditions for growing crops, which are of grczt practical importance. In this Handbook for Farmers, the aim has been to present the leading facts of practical significance, in connection with a popular discussion of the applications of science, and the results of experiments relating to draining have been summarized in tables in convenient, form for reference, which furnish ready answers to many of the economic questions that mill be suggested to the intelligent farmer.

An outline of the history of draining is given to illustrate the progress of discovery and invention in developing correct principles of practice, and the direc- tions for laying tiles, which are the results of an extended experience in drainiug nnder widely different conditions, are cor, fidectly reornmended as a decided improvement on fcrmer ms3ilods.

Lansing, MiGh., 1892. CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. Page CHAPTER 11. WATER IN SOILS AND CONSERVATION OF ENERGY CHAYTER 111. ....... .... ........ 24 RAINFALL, DRAINAGE AND EVAPORATION.. . . . .. .. .. .. . ....... . . . 35 CHAPTER IV. ENERGY IN EVAIOHATION. .. .... .... .... .... .... ........ .... ............ 58 CHAITER V. ADVANTAGES OF DHAISISG RETENTIVE SOILS.. ...... ........ .... .... 70 CHAPTER VI. PROGRESS OF DISCOVERY AND INVENTION ............ . ............... 96 CHAPTER VIZ. LOCATION AND PLANS OF RAINS.. .... .... .... ........................ 130 CHA ITER VIII. QUALITY AND SIZE OF TILES ....

... . ....., .. ............................ 139 CHAPTER IX. HOW TO MARE TILE DRAINS ... .... .... ................................ 157 CHAPTER X. 1ltAINS IN QUICKSAND, AND PEAT. CHAPTER XI. . . . . . . . . ... . . .. .

. . .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 OUTLETS AND OBSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184, CHAPTER I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES...



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