[SOVIET AGRICULTURAL TREASURES] L’novodstvo, khlopkovodstvo i sakharnaya svekla: Tsvetnye tablitsy [i.e. Cultivation of Flax, Cotton, and Sugar Beet: Colorful Tables]
N.p. Izd. Narkomzema, 1940. Item #1624
24, 25, 34 ills. 33,5×24 cm. In original folder with lettering and illustration mounted; each part in original paper wrapper. In very good condition. Folder slightly rubbed, minor tears of paper wrappers.
A book about three plants (flax, cotton, and sugar beet) widely cultivated in the USSR. No title page was issued; neither print-run nor other information was published. Each part of the edition serves as an independent piece of work with a list of tables printed on the rear side of the wrapper.
Agriculture certainly brought the grist to the mill among industrialization funding sources in the USSR. After the end of the collectivization campaign in the 1930s, an area specialized in crops increased significantly, and new technologies and cultivation methods were invented for agricultural needs. Kolkhoz workers participated in the unimaginable socialist competition, lifting productivity and actively practicing plant breeding.
Tables on flax growing include descriptions of the plant, diagrams showing the successful application of fertilizers, determiners of diseases, and insect pests of flax. These tables and other inserts were later reprinted in the edition ‘Flax Growing in the USSR’ (1940).
25 tables on cotton growing describe the plant, its cultivation methods, the geographical characteristics of plantations, as well as diseases and insect pests of cotton plants. The tables also provide information on three common types of cotton and 9-10-field systems of crop rotation.
The last part, ‘Sugar Beet’, contains a photomontage table showing the intake of nutrients during the growth of sugar beet. This section contains photographs of the plant at four different growth stages and columns with standard amounts of potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus required for every stage. Three following tables feature plants lacking these elements. Also, the edition includes images of the plant, sugar beet's chemical composition, and sugar's distribution in roots.
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