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us. Dept. of agriculture

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

FOR

THE YEAR 1865.

WASHINGTON,
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1866.

IN THE SENATB OF THE UNITED STATES, July 25, 1866. Resolved, That there be printed for the use of the Senate seventeen thousand extra copies of the Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1865, and the accompanying documents; and three thousand extra copies of the same for the use of the Department of Agriculture

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, July 19, 1866. On motion of Mr. Latham, from the Committee on Printing Resolded, That there bo printed of the Report of the Commissioner of Agricultore for the year 1865 oue hundred and sixty-five thousand copies : one hundred and forty-five thousand copies for the members of this House, and twenty thousand copies for the Commissioner of Agriculture.

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CONTENTS

Report of the Commissioner, Hon. Isaac Newton...

Report of the Superintendent of Garden, William Saunders..

Report of the Superintendent of the Experimental Farm, George Reid......

Report of the Entomologist, Townend Glover.

Report of the Chemist, Henry Erni, M. D.......

Report of the Statistician, J. R. Dodge......

Entomological exhibition in Paris, by Townend Glover......

Resources and industrial condition of the southern States, by Daniel R. Goodloo....

Agricultural colleges, by Henry F. French......

Popular varieties of hardy fruits, by F. R. Elliott...

The peach, its propagation, cultivation, varieties, &c., by Isaac Pullen...

Ņew varieties of grapes, by S. J. Parker, M. D.....

Fruits and fruit trees of the middle States, by William C. Lodge..

The native fruits of the far west, by R. O. Thompson..

American forests, their destruction and preservation, by Rev. Frederick Start, jr.....

The onion, its history, culture, and preservation, by Elisha Slade.....

Market gardening in the vicinity of New York, by Peter Henderson..

Market products of west New Jersey, by James S. Lippincott.....

Potato culture in Lake county, Ohio, by L. S. Abbott..

Botanical history of sorghum, by F. Pech.........

Production of sugar from sorghum, or northern sugar-cane, by William Clough..

The grape disease in Europe, by Henry Erni, M. D....

Madder, by J. R. Dodge.....

China grass, by J. R. Dodge.....

Alsike clover, translated from "Handbook of Swedish Agriculture" by J. Arrhenius.

Barley and its uses, by J. M. Shaffer......

Manures and their application, by Simon Brown and Joseph Reynolds, M. D..

Cutting and cooking food for animals, by E. W. Stewart.....

Comparative value of cattle foods....

American dairying, its rise, progress, and national importance, by X. A. Willard....

Dairy farming, with some account of the farm of the writer, by Zadock Pratt...

Bee-keeping, by Mrs. Ellen S. Tupper......

White Chester breed of swine, by Paschall Morris....

Model piggery, by Paschall Morris.-

Long-wool sheep, by J. R. Dodge...

The American Merinoes of Vermont.....

Cattle farming in the Pampas, by Rev. G. D. Carrow....

System of farm accounts, by John H. Bourno.....

Weeds of American agriculture, by William Darlington, M. D......

Observations on atmospheric humidity, by James S. Lippincott.-

The cattle plague in Europe, by J. R. Dodge...

Donations.....

Meteorology of 1865, by A. B. Grosh...

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