Excerpt from Notes on Five Years Experiments on Hop Manuring: Conducted at Golden Green, Hadlow, Tonbridge For years past the supply of nitrogen, being excessive in relation to the supply of phosphates, was limited in its utility and though, when it was in the form of such slowly-acting manures as those above enumerated, the excess might often do little harm, yet, if the excessive quantity of nitrogen, unaccompanied by phosphates, were supplied in the more active form of sulphate of ammonia, or in the still more active form of nitrate of soda, the plant would naturally be encouraged by the abundance of soluble nitrogeus food to make a rapid growth that was incapable of being carried to a proper conclusion, on account of the lack of mineral food. Such spasmodic and irrational manuring might naturally be expected to produce a forced overgrowth of bine and inferior hops. Such cases, however, are in way applicable as precedents in considering the action of soluble manures like nitrate of soda and sulphate of ammonia, when applied in conjunction with proper quantities of phosphates, potash, and. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.