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Irrigation With Liquid Manure

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There is no doubt that the experience of the last two or three yeara will lead to a very early use of some method or othor of irrigating crops grown upou land of more tlian ordinary value. Market gardens, lawns, private gardens, dairy farms on which soiling crops are grown, all will, before long, be brought undor some system of irrigation, not so much with water as with fertilizers in a liquid form. When it becomes a question of erop oí no erop upon land that must pay interest on a oost of several hundred dollars per acre, to say nothing of repaying the costly labor laid out upon the erop?, and that the saving of the erop depends upon a ply oí moisture wmch is withheld by nature, it is certain that an iinmediate solution will be found in providing means for supplying the needed moisturo. Besides, manure already dissolved is immediate in its action upon plants, and is at once absorbed by the roots. By irrigation with weak solutions of manure, crops of rye grass are continually grown upon some English dairy farms which amount in the aggregate to thirty tons per acre during one season, and an aggregate growth of 100 inches has thus been procured by making several cuttings. - Agriculturixt. Colonel Phineas Adams, of Manches ter, New Hainpshire, has a collection o coins valued at $10,000. It is the resul of 31 years of labor, and it is nearlcomplete. One coin alone, a sil ver do' lar of 1804, would probably bring $80 in the market.


Old News
Michigan Argus