Guano A Treatise of Practical Information for Farmers
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Guano A Treatise of Practical Information for Farmers

By Solon Robinson
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Table of Contents
  • GUANO:
  • A Treatise of Practical Information for Farmers;
    • CONTAINING
    • PLAIN DIRECTIONS HOW TO APPLY PERUVIAN GUANO
      • TO THE VARIOUS
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • A TREATISE ON GUANO.
  • PERUVIAN GUANO—ITS USES AND BENEFITS.
  • EFFECTS PRODUCED BY THE USE OF GUANO IN VIRGINIA.
  • DR. FAIRFAX'S EXPERIMENTS WITH GUANO.
  • MR. NEWTON'S EXPERIMENTS.
  • GUANO vs. MANURE—EFFECTS UPON HEAVY LAND.
  • OTHER WITNESSES IN VIRGINIA IN FAVOR OF GUANO.
  • GUANO IN NORTH CAROLINA.
  • EXPERIMENTS IN MARYLAND.
  • EVIDENCE OF THE DURABLE EFFECTS OF GUANO.
  • THE FIVE FIELD SYSTEM AND GUANO.
  • ED. REYNOLDS ESQ., OF BALTIMORE, ON THE VALUE OF GUANO.
  • GUANO IN DELAWARE.
  • GUANO IN PENSYLVANIA.
  • GUANO IN NEW JERSEY.
  • GUANO ON LONG ISLAND.[1]
  • GUANO IN MASSACHUSETTS.
  • EXPERIMENTS BY MR. TESCHEMACHER.
  • DIRECTIONS AS TO QUANTITY AND MANNER OF APPLYING GUANO TO VARIOUS CROPS AND SOILS.
  • PLASTER WITH GUANO.
    • ANALYSIS OF GUANO.
  • WHAT IS GUANO?—ITS HISTORY AND LOCALITY.—AMOUNT AND VALUE.
  • PERUVIAN GUANO—ITS LOCATION—OWNERSHIP—QUANTITY—VALUE—HOW PROCURED.
  • DOES GUANO PAY?
  • APPENDIX.
    • SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENTS WITH GUANO ON LONG ISLAND.
      • Letter from Seth Chapman Esq., of Jamaica.—700 lbs. of guano to the acre, profitable—Lasting benefits of one application—Advantage of top dressing grass lands with guano—Benefit of guano to all Long Island soil—Great benefit on turnips.
      • Letter from Seth Ravnor, of Manorville to Mr. Chapman. Successful experiments on grass, oats, corn, wheat and rye.
      • Interesting Letter from Edward H. Seaman, Esq., Sec. of Queens Co. Ag. Soc.—Successful experiments since 1847—Great increase of straw and wheat—Harrowing in guano, 300 lbs. to the acre, produced 41 bushels of wheat. Increase, seven bushels for each 100 lbs—Thirty bushels of wheat per acre on an old worn out buckwheat field—Advantage of guano in drouth—astonishing effects from top dressing grass.
      • Successful Experiment with Guano as a Top Dressing on Wheat, in North Carolina.—On Page 17, we gave some account of the application of guano by Henry K. Burgwyn, Esq., since which, we have been favored with the following letter from his brother, T. Pollock Burgwyn, written, as will be seen, not for publication, but simply to give the party from whom he purchased the guano, a detail of his success.
    • Letter from Seth Chapman Esq., of Jamaica.—700 lbs. of guano to the acre, profitable—Lasting benefits of one application—Advantage of top dressing grass lands with guano—Benefit of guano to all Long Island soil—Great benefit on turnips.
    • Letter from Seth Ravnor, of Manorville to Mr. Chapman. Successful experiments on grass, oats, corn, wheat and rye.
    • Interesting Letter from Edward H. Seaman, Esq., Sec. of Queens Co. Ag. Soc.—Successful experiments since 1847—Great increase of straw and wheat—Harrowing in guano, 300 lbs. to the acre, produced 41 bushels of wheat. Increase, seven bushels for each 100 lbs—Thirty bushels of wheat per acre on an old worn out buckwheat field—Advantage of guano in drouth—astonishing effects from top dressing grass.
    • Successful Experiment with Guano as a Top Dressing on Wheat, in North Carolina.—On Page 17, we gave some account of the application of guano by Henry K. Burgwyn, Esq., since which, we have been favored with the following letter from his brother, T. Pollock Burgwyn, written, as will be seen, not for publication, but simply to give the party from whom he purchased the guano, a detail of his success.
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