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The Farm That Won't Wear Out   By: (1866-1919)

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In "The Farm That Won't Wear Out," Cyril G. Hopkins takes readers on an enlightening journey that explores the science and principles behind sustainable agriculture. Hopkins, an esteemed agricultural scientist, reminds us of the importance of soil health and the long-term impact it has on crop yield and overall farm sustainability.

Throughout the book, Hopkins presents a wealth of knowledge and expert guidance on various farming practices that promote soil fertility. He emphasizes the role of organic matter, crop rotation, and optimal nutrient management in maintaining a productive farm. By discussing the intricate relationship between soil composition, microbial activity, and plant nutrition, Hopkins brings to light the interconnectedness of these factors and their impact on sustainable agriculture.

One of the standout features of this book is Hopkins' ability to distill complex scientific concepts into accessible and practical information. His explanations are clear, concise, and supplemented with numerous real-life examples, making it easy for readers to grasp the importance of implementing sustainable farming practices on their own land.

Furthermore, Hopkins doesn't shy away from addressing the challenges that farmers may face when transitioning to sustainable methods. He acknowledges the economic constraints and resistance to change commonly experienced in the agricultural community. Nevertheless, he provides compelling evidence that adopting sustainable practices is not only beneficial for the environment but also economically viable in the long run.

"The Farm That Won't Wear Out" is a comprehensive and empowering resource for farmers, researchers, and anyone interested in sustainable agriculture. Hopkins' expertise and passion shine through in every chapter, encouraging readers to take a closer look at their own farming practices and make informed decisions that prioritize soil health and long-term sustainability.

While some readers with little prior knowledge of agricultural science may find certain sections dense or technical, Hopkins' insightful storytelling and the relevance of the subject matter will keep them hooked. By the end, readers will gain a newfound appreciation for the intricacies of sustainable agriculture and feel equipped to make positive changes in their own farming endeavors.

Overall, "The Farm That Won't Wear Out" is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of soil health, sustainable farming practices, and their crucial role in securing a thriving agricultural future. Hopkins' comprehensive research, practical advice, and unwavering enthusiasm make this book an invaluable resource that will continue to inspire and educate readers for years to come.

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The Farm That Won't Wear Out

By Cyril G. Hopkins



WAS FIRST published serially in THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, the privilege having been granted the author of subsequent publication. It is now issued in book form in response to numerous requests coming especially from the Central, Eastern, and Southern States.



"Population must increase rapidly, more rapidly than in former times, and ere long the most valuable of all arts will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil." Lincoln.

"It is not the land itself that constitutes the farmer's wealth, but it is in the constituents of the soil, which serve for the nutrition of plants, that this wealth truly consists." Liebig.


CHAPTER I: What Goes To Make Up Permanent Fertility

CHAPTER II: The Nitrogen Problem And Its Economical Solution

CHAPTER III: Phosphorus: The Master Key To Permanent Agriculture

CHAPTER IV: Permanent Soil Fertility: Its Relation to Profits and Future Values



IT IS an old saying that "any fool can farm," and this was almost the truth when farming consisted chiefly in reducing the fertility of new, rich land secured at practically no cost from a generous Government... Continue reading book >>

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