The Science of Agriculture

 
9780217397377: The Science of Agriculture

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ABO Abortion in sheep, causes of, 328 Absorption by soils, 09 Acidity of soils, 81 Aftermath, 207 Air in soil, 04 Albumen, 180 Albuminoids, 222 Albuminoid ratio in food, 312 Albuminous compounds in food, 290 Alluvial soils, 34 Alsike, 208 Alumina in soil, 45, 49 Alumina, phosphate of, 184 Amides, 223, 296 Ammonia, absorption of by soils, 71-142 -- in atmosphere, 143 -- salts of, as manure, 185 Analysis of, see composition of Animal life, action of, on soils, 30 -- chemistry and physiology of, 290 Animal, vital processes in, 309 Apatite, 179 April wheat, 270 Aqueous rocks, how formed, 23 Arenaceous rocks, 23 Argillaceous rocks, 23 Arterial drainage, 87 Artificial foods, inHuence and com- position of, 16, 299 Artificial manures, 108 Ash of plants, 134 Asparagin, 223 Atmosphere, as plant food, 134 Augite, 19 Barley, cultivation and varieties of, 44, 201-204 Barley for brewing, 203 CHE Barlev, manuring of, 202 Basalt, 19 Bath stone, 27 Beans, cultivation of, 270 Blood-dried, 180 Boiled bones, 171 Bone ash, 171 Bone phosphate, 170 Bones, 109 Boulder clay, 30 Brewers' grains, 335 Bunt in wheat, 279 Burning, effect of, on soil, 105 Butter, making and composition of, 342-344 Cabbages, cultivation of, 200 Cakes, feeding, 300, 301 Calcareous soils, 39 Calf meals, 320 -- rearing, 319 Capillaritv, 59 Carbo-hydrates, 219, 297 Carbonic acid in water, 29 -- in soil, 04 -- in atmosphere, 138 Casein, 339 Catch crops, 281 Cattle, management and varieties of, 316, 318, 324 Caustic limes, action of on soils, 115 Cells of plants, 218 Cellulose, 221 Chalk, 27, 110 Change of seed, necessity of, 236 Charcoal, absorbing power of, 70 Charlock, 256 Cheddar cheese, how made, 345 Cheese, making, 344-347 CHE Cheese room, the, 340 -- vat, description of, 345 Chew the cud, teaching ca...

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