Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1870 - Agriculture

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Page 5 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Page 5 - But, notwithstanding that this is the constant language of Scripture, yet we have I know not what aversion from believing that God concerns Himself so nearly in our affairs.
Page 478 - Technology, for the purpose of instituting and maintaining a society of arts, a museum of arts, and a school of industrial science, and aiding generally, by suitable means, the advancement, development and practical application of science in connection with arts, agriculture, manufactures and commerce...
Page 409 - ... state of such Texas or southern cattle as have been wintered at least one winter north of the southern boundary of the state of Missouri.
Page 106 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.
Page 140 - ... of either light or heat It would appear that this abnormal condition is due to the excitement of the actinic rays, acting possibly with great power upon the living principle in the roots, by which the elaboration of some organizable matter is produced, which they supply as food to the stem ; but, as there is but little power to decompose carbonic acid, there is not the necessary supply of carbon to give rise to those stems and leaves which naturally form upon the primitive stem. That this is...
Page 408 - Louisiana, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction before any justice of the peace of...
Page 470 - Cornell should give to the institution $300,000, and that provision should be made for the education, free of all charge for tuition, of one student from each Assembly district of the State.
Page 157 - 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...
Page 108 - Where horizontal layers are pushed forth, as in certain grasses, particularly such as the florin, lately brought into notice by Dr. Richardson, more food may, however, be produced upon an irregular surface ; but the principle seems to apply strictly to corn crops. The direction of the radicles and germens is such, that both are supplied with food, and acted upon by those external agents which are necessary for their development and growth. The roots come in contact with the fluids in the ground;...

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