This antiquarian book contains a detailed analysis of alfalfa, with information on its various benefits and drawbacks - as a material to be used in agriculture. Written in clear, concise language and profusely illustrated, this text will be of practical use to the modern farmer, and makes for a great addition to collections of agricultural literature. It provides information on alfalfa under wide variations of soil, climate, condition, and locality; of its characteristics and uses; and the most approved methods of its raising and utilisation. Chapters include: 'History, Description, Varieties and Habits', 'Universality of Alfalfa', 'Yields, and Comparisons with Other Crops', 'Seed and Seed Selection', 'Soil and Seeding', 'Cultivation', 'Harvesting', 'Storing', 'Pasturing and Soiling', 'Alfalfa and Feed Stuff', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on farming.