This antiquarian book comprises a detailed guide to soils and crops, with information on grasses, clover, soil, tillage, harvesting, fibre crops, silage, forage crops... and more. An attempt has been made to give a brief statement of the elementary principles and chief facts on the subjects of which it treats, and as such this text is ideal for the prospective or novice farmer with an interest in the subject. Although old, much of the information is timeless, making it both a useful tool and a worthy addition to collections of farming literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Plant Food and Growth'; 'Soils – Classification, Composition, Origin, Uses'; 'Soils – Physical Properties'; 'Soils – Improvement by Manuring'; 'Soils – Improvement by Drainage and Irrigation'; 'Tillage – Objects and Methods'; 'Rotation of Crops – Reasons for'; etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on farming.