Agriculture for Beginners

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AGRICULTURE FOR BEGINNERSBYCHARLES WILLIAM BURKETTF.ditor of American Acricultukistformerly DlKECTOK of AGKICULTUK al experiment stationKansas Statb Agkicoxtukal ColleghFRANK LINCOLN STEVENSProfessor of Biology in the North Carolina rc oj« Agkiculturu and Mechanic ArtsandDANIEL HARVEY HILLPresident op the Nokth Carolina Cor.lfg» ok Acriculture and Mechanic ArtsGINN AND COMPANYBOSTON ? NEW..YORK ? CHICAGO - LONDONTable of Contents CONTENTS; Chapter I¡ªTHE SOIL; PAGE; Section i Origin of the soil r; 2 Tillage of the soil 6; 3 The moisture of the soil 10; 4 How the water rises in the soil 14; 5 Draining the soil 15; 6 Improving the soil 18; 7 Manuring the soil 22; Chapter II ¡ªTHE SOIL AND THE PLANT; Section 8 Roots27; 9 How a plant feeds from the soil 31; 10 Root tubercles 33; 11 The rotation of crops -35; Chapter III¡ªTHE PLANT; Section 12 How a plant feeds from the air 41; 13 The sap current 42; 14 The flower and the seed -44; 15 Pollination 48; 16 Crosses, hybrids, and cross-pollination 50; 17 Plant propagation by buds -54; 18 Plant seeding: cotton; wheat 62; 19 Selecting seed corn69; 20 Weeds 73; 21 Seed purity and vitality -77; vii; Vili; CONTENTS; Chapter IV ¡ªHOW TO RAISE A FRUIT TREE; PAGH; Section 22 Grafting 83; 23 Budding86; 24 Planting and pruning 88; Chapter V ¡ªTHE DISEASES OF PLANTS; 25 The cause and nature of plant disease 94; 26 Yeast and bacteria 100; 27 Prevention of plant diseases 102; 28 Some special plant diseases 103; Fire blight of the pear and apple 103; Oat and wheat smuts 107; The potato scab 109; Late potato blight in; The club root 114; The black knot (14; The peach curl ¡ö "5; The cotton wilt 115; The fruit mold 116; Chapter VI ¡ªORCHARD, GARDEN, AND FIELD INSECTS; Section 29 Insects in general ; 30 Orchard insects: San Jos¨¦ scale; codlin;; mo --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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