It stands thoughtfully on the field of Waterloo, and estimates scientifically the manuring properties of bones and blood.
The manuring of the former is somewhat different from the manuring of the latter.
The remedy for this defect of productivity in our cotton crop as compared with that of Egypt is manuring.
Understand what is meant by pruning, grafting, and manuring.
Rotation of crops and the manuring of the land were seldom, if ever, practiced outside perhaps the Quaker and German Settlements.
The section on manuring the soil will be helpful to the wheat-grower.
In the manuring of sandy soils great care is requisite, because of their absorbing power.
Where the manuring is properly attended to our cotton crop is comparable with Egypt's.
Each man proposes to improve it by ploughing it out, forgetful of the fact, that it may also be improved by manuring the surface.
As to the advantages of manuring I have spoken in my book on agriculture.
c.1400, "to cultivate land," also "to hold property," from Anglo-French meynoverer, Old French manouvrer "to work with the hands, cultivate; carry out; make, produce," from Medieval Latin manuoperare (see maneuver (n.)). Sense of "work the earth" led to "put dung on the soil" (1590s) and to the current noun meaning "dung spread as fertilizer," which is first attested 1540s. Until late 18c., however, the verb still was used in a figurative sense of "to cultivate the mind, train the mental powers."
It is ... his own painfull study ... that manures and improves his ministeriall gifts. [Milton, 1641]Related: Manured; manuring.
"dung or compost used as fertilizer," 1540s, see manure (v.).