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THE

QUARTERLY

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE.

VOL. II.

NOVEMBER 1829-FEBRUARY 1831.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH; AND
T. CADELL, STRAND, LONDON.

MDCCCXXXI.

NEILL & CO. PRINTERS, Old Fishmarket, Edinburgh.

CONTENTS.

I. On the Agriculture of the Romans, . . . . Page 1

II. On the Acclimating of Plants. By John S. Bushnan, Esq. 25

III. Essays on the Origin and Natural History of Domestic Animals.

By James Wilson, Esq. F. R. S. E. M. W. S. &c. . . . 38

2. On the Origin and Natural History of the Horse and its allied

Species.

IV. On an Improved Use of Potatoes. By John MacInnes, Esq. of

Auchinreoch and Woodburn, . . . . . . 66

V. On an Elastic or Spring Shoe, for Prevention or Cure of Contrac-

tion in the Fore-Feet of the Horse. Communicated by Thomas Whyte,

Esq. of Glenesslin, . . . . . . . 75

VI. On striking Fiars for Cattle, Sheep and Wool, . .

VII. On Summer Fallow,

VIII. On Bone Manure.- Report of the Doncaster Agricultural As-

sociation, . . . . . . . . . 106

IX. On Reclaiming and Colonising the Bogs and Wastes of Ireland.

-Various Works, . . . . . . . . 109

X. On the Lease, . : .

. 126

XI. Miscellaneous Notices, . . .

. 145

i. On the Sociality of Brutes, 145.-ii. On the Effects of Earth-

worms on the Soil, in promoting Vegetation, ib. iii. Pastur-

ages, their importance, and their extent in different Coun-

tries, 146.-iv. On the Application of Vinegar to Cattle in-

flated by an Excess of Green Food, 147.-y. On the Planting

of Potatoes by Germs, 148.-vi. On the application of Pyro-

lignous Acid in the Preservation of Animal Substances, ib.

-vii. On the Formation of Downs and Turf-bogs, ib.-viii.

On the beneficial effects of Chloride of Lime and Chloride

of Soda, when applied to External Diseases of the Animal

System, 149.

XII. Quarterly Agricultural Report, . .

· 150

XIII. Tables of the Average Prices of the different kinds of Grain,

Butcher Meat, and Wool, at various places, .

XIV. Foreign Corn Markets, . . . . . . 154

XV. On Natural Pastures. By W. Macgillivray, Esq. A. M. &c. . 157

XVI. Essays on the Origin and Natural History of Domestic Animals.

By James Wilson, Esq. F. R. S. E. M. W. S. &c.

. . 176

3. On the Origin and Natural History of the Domestic Ox and

its allied Species.

XVII. Some Remarks on the Value of Live Stock, with relation to

the Weight of Offal. By Adam Fergusson, Esq. of Woodhill, . . 207

XVIII. On the Applicability of certain parts of the Scottish System

of Husbandry to England. By the Right Honourable Sir John Sin.

clair, Baronet, . . . . . . . . . 212

XIX. On the Anatomy and Diseases of the Foot of the Horse,—the

Treatment and Prevention of Contraction. By Mr William Dick, Ve.

terinary Surgeon, Edinburgh, . . . . . . 214

XX. On the Wheat-Fly. By Mr Archibald Gorrie, Annat Garden, · 223

XXI. On the Treatment of Cattle in Winter, . . . . 228

XXII. On a Combination of Grasses for Alternate Husbandry. By

Mr Patrick Shirreff, Mungoswells, . . . . . . 242

XXIII. Description of a Machine for sowing Broadcast,

XXIV. On Weights and Measures, .

XXV. On the Malt and Beer Duties, . .

XXVI. Miscellaneous Notices, .

otices, . . . . . . .

. 304

i. On the Adulteration of Milk, 304.-ii. The Barberry, 306.-iii.

On the Food and Habits of the Common Rook, ib. iv. Sub-

stitution of Iron for Poles in the Cultivation of the Hop, 308.

-v. Consumption of Food in a German City, 309.-vi. Ad-

vantage of Short Stages in drawing Heavy Loads, ib. vii.

On Oleaginous Plants, ib.

XXVII. Quarterly Agricultural Report, . . . . 311

XXVIII. Tables of the Average Prices of the different kinds of

Grain, Butcher Meat, and Wool, at various places, . . . 315

XXIX. Foreign Corn Markets, . . . . . . 317

Xxx. On the Habits of the Domestic Rat, and on a Method of de-

stroying it, • .

. . . . 319

XXXI. On the Manure required for a course of Crops, and the pro.

portion of it which the different Species are capable of producing. By

Dr Coventry, Professor of Agriculture in the University of Edinburgh,. 331

XXXII. On the Agriculture of the Romans-concluded, . . 339

XXXIII. Essays on the Origin and Natural History of Domestic

Animals. By James Wilson, Esg. F.R.S. E. M. W. S. &c. . . 354

4. On the Origin and Natural History of the Sheep and Goat.

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