The Abolition of the Plow

Bennett, H. H.
October 1943
New Republic;10/4/43, Vol. 109 Issue 14, p453
Presents information regarding use of new agricultural machineries being used in the U.S. in place of traditional plow. Production of an assortment of evidence on the evils of the turning plow in the book "Plowman's Folly," by E.H. Faulkner; Striving of the technicians of the Soil Conservation Service and other agricultural experts for developing new methods and machinery precisely adaptable to the erosion control and production needs of each varying agricultural locality; Research conducted for the soil-and-water-conservation experiment which proves that when vegetative litter is maintained on the surface there is much less loss of soil and water than when the ground is left bare.


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