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A System for Managing Heavy and Wet Lands without Summer Fallows; under which a Considerable Farm in Hertfordshire is Kept Perfectly Clean, and Made Productive ... Third Edition. Thomas GREG.
A System for Managing Heavy and Wet Lands without Summer Fallows; under which a Considerable Farm in Hertfordshire is Kept Perfectly Clean, and Made Productive ... Third Edition

A System for Managing Heavy and Wet Lands without Summer Fallows; under which a Considerable Farm in Hertfordshire is Kept Perfectly Clean, and Made Productive ... Third Edition

London: S. Gosnell, 1813. Octavo. (8 5/16 x 5 1/8 inches). 76pp, 2 engraved folding plates. [Bound with:] Premiums offered by the Highland Society of Scotland for Experiments with Salt [caption title]. [Edinburgh?, 1818]. 16pp.

Later brown cloth

Provenance: Rothamsted Laboratory (gilt inked stamp on upper cover and inked stamp on pastedown)

Greg begins with a description of the "old" agricultural system, involving a summer fallow and ploughing and details a list of its disadvantages. He then follows with an outline and explanation of his new system, which requires the land to only be ploughed once and increases the produce. With an appendix pointing out how the infant turnip may be protected from insects by a critical application of lime.

Fussell III, p. 83.

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