look after their agriculture will enjoy preeminent influence in the family of nations.
If the tillers of the soil withdraw their labour, even the serenity
and concentration of spirit of those who have renounced the world will cease to be.
Here follow some precepts for the peasant.
If the ploughed soil is left to dry to a fourth of its bulk
there will be a plenteous crop without even a handful of manure being put in.
Adequate aeration of the soil is necessary for raising a
good crop. Thodi and kahsa are measures of weight related as 4 to 1.
More important than ploughing is manuring. Then, after
weeding the field, more important than even watering is the guarding of the crop.