Gardeners' Chronicle, Horticultural Trade Journal, Del 2

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Haymarket Publishing, 1906
 

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Side 133 - Agriculture, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Side 165 - Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice Art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain...
Side 134 - Bureau collects and distributes information in regard to the fruit interests of the United States; investigates the habits and peculiar qualities of fruits; their adaptability to various soils and climates, and conditions of culture. It...
Side 133 - Agriculture to acquire and preserve in his Department all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain by means of books and correspondence, and by practical and scientific experiments (accurate records of which experiments shall be kept in his office,) by the collection of statistics, and by any other appropriate means within his power; to collect, as he may be able, new and valuable seeds and plants...
Side 130 - These sayings are true at all times, and equally true that " a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
Side 134 - Congress, and shall also make special reports whenever required to do so by the President or either House of Congress...
Side 134 - The Bureau of Entomology obtains and disseminates information regarding injurious insects affecting field crops, fruits, small fruits, and truck crops, forest and forest products,* and stored products; studies insects in relation to diseases of man and other animals and as animal parasites; experiments with the introduction of beneficial insects and with the fungous and other diseases of insects, and conducts experiments and tests with insecticides...
Side 49 - Every person who sells for use as a fertiliser of the soil any article which has been...
Side 110 - ... by lightning would seem to be now exploded. Six men were sheltering under a beech tree in the Midlands during last week's severe storm ; two were killed, and the others struck down insensible. At the inquest the coroner said he had specially examined the tree, as for years he had read and understood that there was no record of a beech tree being struck by lightning. In this case the lightning had not injured the tree to the extent of damaging a leaf, but it was an accepted fact that six men were...
Side 70 - The uniformity of the figures in this table is quite striking. It would appear from these data that the relative proportions of the different plant-food constituents are approximately the same for these different varieties of fruit trees. This means that, under like conditions of soil fertility, a mixture of nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash which would meet the requirements of one variety would also meet the needs of the other varieties, so far as the supply of these plant-food constituents is...

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