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Inoculation of the seed with nitrogen-gathering germs will help, and a good fertilizer, such as the one recommended for these crops elsewhere, should be applied.
As the purpose of all rotation is to keep the soil productive, oats should alternate every few years with one of the nitrogen-gathering crops.
Second, the nitrogen-gathering crops, while helping to feed the stock, also reduce the fertilizer bills by supplying one of the costly elements of the fertilizer.
To go with the food made from the cotton seed, grow on the farm pea-vine hay, clover, alfalfa, and other such nitrogen-gathering crops.
The peanut is a true legume, and, like other legumes, bears nitrogen-gathering tubercles upon its roots.
The roots go to a good depth and are thickly covered with the nodules of nitrogen-gathering bacteria.