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Root Development of Field Crops


Weaver, John E.

Original publication date: 1926
Original publisher: New York: McGraw Hill
Publication status: Public domain


It is difficult to restrain myself from praising this book. However, Chapter I contains what may be the best basic soil’s manual there is; Chapter III suggests magnificent realizations about how to grow plants with an awareness of their root activities and how that effects what one experiences above-ground. Anyone intending to grow plants well needs to study both of Weaver’s books, especially the first portions of this one. Of interest to Organic growers will be Weaver’s frequent citation of Albert Howard’s researches in India. The University of Nebraska has put all of Weaver’s academic publications online for free download at this page:

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