This antiquarian volume contains a detailed guide to farming soil, with information on manures, claying, liming, burning, marling, and much more. The improvement of the soil by drainage, irrigation and by liming are the primary subjects dealt with in this book. The resources of the farmer, in the economy of home manures and in the use of manufactured and imported fertilisers, are also considered in detail. Although old, much of the information contained herein is timeless and will still be of considerable value to the modern farmer. The chapters of this text include: 'Origin and Formation of Soils', 'Physical Properties of Soils', 'Composition and Fertility of Soils', 'Soil Improvement – Land Drainage and Irrigation', 'Tillage Operations', 'Home Manures', 'Auxiliary Manures', 'The Loss of Nitrogen', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on soil science.