Dry-farming / deur H. S. Du Toit
Du Toit, Heinrich S.
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I must urge in explanation of my adding to the already copious literature treating, from one aspect or another, of the dry-farming system, that the aim I have had in view in writing this little book has certainly not been to figure as a writer or to pose as a teacher of farmers, but simply to try and execute the instructions given to me by a large portion of the South African farming community. During the last three years I have received numerous invitations from many Farmers' Associations and other public bodies asking me to lecture on dry-farming and also to give field demontrations. The consequence has been that I have had to travel extensively throughout the Union and that I have thus been brought in contact with many thousands of farmers in the different parts of South Africa. I am very thankful that my work has been, apparently, appreciated by those Farmers' Associations, Agricultural Societies, etc., visited by me. However, many of these public bodies as well as numerous individual farmers have felt that useful as such lectures may be, some important points may slip their memory and that it will be much better for them to have matters in print, as this system of farming must either be done properly and correctly or not at all.