Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation
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However, it is only fair to state that all of the credit for this increased production is not due to the legumes alone, because at the start an entirely new system of farming was put into operation; modern implements took the place of the old ones, the land was plowed deeper, better drainage established, improved seed introduced, and better methods of cultivation practiced, each doubtless contributing something to the general improvement.
GENERAL CONDITIONS IN 1905, 1906, AND 1907.
The farm referred to in this bulletin consists of about 375 acres of slightly rolling land at the foot of Crowleys Ridge, in Phillips County, Ark. The soil is a reddish silt loam, with occasional patches of sandy loam. The lower levels of the farm are very poorly drained, and in consequence the crops on these portions have suffered greatly during seasons of excessive rainfall.