Antique Agriculture Book: Dry Land Farming by Thomas Shaw 1st Edition Hardcover 1911 American West, Midwest - RARE

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Title: Dry Land Farming

Author: Thomas Shaw

Description: Book is worn at head of spine with a little fraying; bumping to fore edges as well as head and tail of spine; a few small drip spots on front board and a larger area of moisture staining on rear board; markings on front paste down; some soiling to end papers; pages are free of marks; binding is sound. Scarce 1911 (first) edition.

Includes over 50 illustrations and photographs. A comprehensive guide for farmers of arid regions, from Ohio and Minnesota, up to Alberta and Saskatchewan, and through Colorado, to Montana and the state of Washington. Contents: What is Meant by Dry Land Farming; The Origin and History of Dry Farming; The Domain for Dry Farming; Soils in Dry Areas; Soil Moisture and Dry Farming; Plant Growth in Dry Areas; Plowing in Dry Areas; Cultivation in Dry Areas; Sowing and Planting in Dry Areas; Crops That May Be Grown in Dry Areas; Growing Grain Crops in Dry Areas; Growing Cultivated Crops in Dry Areas; Growing Legumes in Dry Areas; Growing Hay and Pasture Crops in Dry Areas; Growing Trees and Fruits in Dry Areas; Rotation in Dry Areas; Maintaining Fertility in Dry Areas; Live Stock on Dry Farms; The Water Supply in Dry Areas; 2 page index.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Good-

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: The Pioneer Company

Place: St. Paul, MN

Year: 1911

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Size: 5.5 x 7.75 inches.

Pages: 460 pages, including index.

Keywords: arid, agriculture, American West, Western, American Midwest, Northwest historic

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