Report of the Commissioner of agriculture 1888

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Page 10 - It shall be the duty of each of said stations, annually, on or before the first day of February, to make to the governor of the state or territory in which it is located a full and detailed report of its operations, including a statement of receipts and expenditures ; a copy of which report shall be sent to each of said stations, to the said commissioner of agriculture, and to the secretary of the treasury of the United States.
Page 10 - Agriculture to furnish forms, as far as practicable, for the tabulation of results of investigation or experiments ; to indicate, from time to time, such lines of inquiry as to him shall seem most important ; and, in general, to furnish such advice and assistance as will best promote the purposes of this act.
Page 343 - The term as generally used includes a number of diseases which are quite distinct from each other. It is not, however, the purpose of this paper to enter into a discussion of the...
Page 2 - Two, one hundred and ten thousand copies for the use of the Senate, three hundred and sixty thousand copies for the use of the House of Representatives, and thirty thousand copies' for the use of the Department of Agriculture, the illustrations for the same to be executed under the supervision of the Public Printer, in accordance with...
Page 329 - Report on the Experiments made in 1887 in the Treatment of the Downy Mildew and the Black-rot of the Grape Vine; with a chapter on the Apparatus for Applying Remedies for these Diseases.
Page 98 - He also expressed his agreement with our later conclusions. At the meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science held in New York in August, 1887, we read a paper giving the results of our investigations up to that time, carrying the life history of the insect down to the ninth generation.
Page 563 - July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of the acts supplementary thereto," five hundred and ninety-five thousand dollars; ten thousand dollars of which sum shall be payable upon the order of the Commissioner of Agriculture to enable him to carry out the provisions of section three of said act of March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and...
Page 558 - ... of natural science as may tend to promote a knowledge of practical agriculture and the various arts subservient thereto." Owing to other provisions of the will, it was not deemed advisable to begin the formation of the Bussey Institution earlier than 1870. In the same year the trustees of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture granted to the corporation of Harvard College a considerable sum "for the support of a laboratory and for experiments in agricultural chemistry, to be conducted...
Page 38 - Agriculture, the general designs and duties of which shall be to acquire and 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.
Page 235 - Botany," page 718, the following remarks are made concerning these two varieties: It is quite clear that while the root of one is bitter and a virulent poison, tliat of the other is sweet and wholesome, and is commonly eaten cooked as a vegetable. Both of them, especially the bitter, are most extensively cultivated over the greater part of tropical America, and yield an abundance of wholesome and nutritious food; the poison of the bitter kind being got rid of during the process of preparation it...

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