The value of the clovers in a system of farming has been known for centuries. The peoples of our early civilization tilled these crops for their food value and for their beneficial influences on the productive power of the soil. These early peoples handed on to succeeding generations their observations concerning the production of these plants. By the middle of the seventeenth century a considerable body of information concerning the methods of seeding and harvesting had been recorded, and while these facts were not established by scientific experimentation they were highly reliable because of their foundation in long established farm practice. In fact these practices, especially those in seeding, are now so well established that there seems little likelihood that material practical improvement can be made in experiment station work.
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"At What Depth Should Clover Seeds Be Planted?,"
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