Plowing-Under, Fertilizing, & Crop Productivity

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 21

Plowing-Under, Fertilizing, & Crop Productivity,

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FARMING METHODS
Bert notes farmers learned to grow sweet-clover to plow-under to fertilize soil (added nitrogen). Bert describes equipment that would drag plants under so it would rot allowing disc to cut it into small pieces thereby fertilizing soil & promoting good crops.