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THE IRISH CONSPIRACY. | .

THE GREAT STORM. ]

THE LIBRARY OF CARDIFF CASTLE.

CORRESPONDENCE.

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CuKRENT AGRICULTURAL TOPICS.

FARMERS AND RENTS.

THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN FARMING.

THE " LITTLE HLÅai Cow." T

NITROGEN IN ARABLE LAND.

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NITROGEN IN ARABLE LAND. Some results of importance to farmers have been lately acquired by M. Dehérain fom seven years' observations on an experimental farm. He finds that the loss of combined nitrogen in a soil that is ploughed every year is not due exclusively to removal by crops. Moreover, it is more consider- able the more abundant the manure supplied, and it ceases when the soil is maintained in the state of artificial meadow instead of being ploughed annually. The mode of cultivation adopted has more iniluence on the richness of the soil than the deductions of crops and the additions of manure. The following conclusions are formulated:—(1.) The losses of nitrogen in arable land are due not merely to the requirements of the crops, but also, and in greater part, to the oxidation of the nitro- genised organic matter; they are more con- siderable the more numerous the dressings required. (2.) When the ground is not moved, but kept as natural or artificial meadow, the air penetrates It less easily, the combustions in it are less active, and the gains of nitrogen exceed the losses. (3.) Hence a farmer will more easily enrich his soil in nitrogen by keeping it meadow than by copious applications of manure.

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