The Journal of the Royal Agricultural society of England Volume Ninth

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Page 20 - HENDERSON. The Young Estate Manager's Guide. By RICHARD HENDERSON, Member (by Examination) of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, and the Surveyors
Page 196 - ... court before whom he is charged that he did not know of the article of food or drug sold by him being so mixed, coloured, stained, or powdered, as in either of those sections mentioned, and that he could not with reasonable diligence have obtained that knowledge.
Page 337 - ... four or five or more times annually, the drain from the dunged plot seldom runs at all more than once a year, and in some seasons not at all.
Page 425 - ... but I may be allowed to observe, in passing, that what, before the blight of the potato crop, was a matter of undeniable usefulness, is now, by this casualty, made a matter of indispensable necessity. We are called upon in some districts, under the penalty of famine, to teach our people modes of cultivating better crops...
Page 98 - ... luxuriance, or to maturation, that is, to quantity, or to quality, as the case may be. Hence, only a very detailed consideration of climatic statistics, taken together with careful periodic observations in the field, can afford a really clear perception of the connection between the ever fluctuating characters of season and the equally fluctuating characters of growth and produce. It is, in fact, the distribution...
Page 99 - ... fluctuating characters of growth and produce. It is, in fact, the distribution of the various elements making up the season, their mutual adaptations, and their adaptation to the stage of growth of the plant, which throughout influence the tendency to produce quantity or quality. It not unfrequently happens, too, that some passing conditions, not indicated by a summary of the meteorological registry, may affect the crop very strikingly ; and thus the cause will be overlooked, unless careful observations...
Page 100 - But, at the same time, it is of great importance for agriculture to know with certainty that the supply of ammonia is unnecessary for most of our cultivated plants, and that it may be even superfluous, if only the soil contain a sufficient supply of the mineral food of plants, when the ammonia required for their development will be furnished by the atmosphere.
Page 139 - June were not quite so hot as in 1868; and the average temperature of the whole period, from the middle of January to the end of June, was only exceeded in 1822. Concurrently with this long-continued warm weather, there was, as already said, a great excess of rain in January, and only moderate amounts in February and March ; there was a small excess in April, a deficiency in May, and a very great deficiency in June. Temperatures in excess of the average_also prevailed almost continuously throughout...
Page xcix - SOILS. — Have a wooden box made 6 inches long and wide, and from 9 to 12 inches deep, according to the depth of soil and subsoil of the field. Mark out in the field a space of about 12 inches square ; dig round in a slanting direction a trench, so as to leave undisturbed a block of soil with its subsoil...
Page 641 - Its cost is 51. 10s., and, with slight modifications, it can be Ťasily fitted to any engine or boiler. 4788. Head, Wrightson, and Co. — This pulley-block or hoist is constructed on a novel and ingenious principle. Although its parts are simple in construction, and therefore not liable to get out of order, yet at first sight its action seems like a mechanical puzzle, and a full description of the illustrations given may perhaps be needed to explain the principles of its action. Two revolving discs...

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