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The Fertility of the Land

Nature volume 57, page 75 | Download Citation



THE sub-title of this volume, “A summary sketch of the relationship of farm-practice to the maintaining and increasing of the productivity of the soil,” conveys a comprehensive idea of its scope. It belongs to the Rural Science Series, and Mr. L. H. Bailey, who contributes the preface, bestows upon the book a sort of editorial benediction when he commits himself to the statement, “It is the ripened judgment of the wisest farmer whom I have known.” The editor further remarks,

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