The Book of Wheat: An Economic History and Practical Manual of the Wheat Industry

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O. Judd, 1908 - 369 pages
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Page 77 - Texas, Algeria, Central Asia, China, Japan, Morocco. June — California, Oregon, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Kansas, Arkansas, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, south of France. July — New England, New York. Pennsylvania, Ohio. Indiana, Michigan, Illinois. Iowa, Wisconsin, southern Minnesota, Nebraska, upper Canada, Roumania, Bulgaria, Austria, Hungary, south of Russia, Germany, Switzerland, south...
Page 36 - This preservation of favourable individual differences and variations, and the destruction of those which are injurious, I have called Natural Selection, or the Survival of the Fittest.
Page 77 - Columbia, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, Denmark, Poland, Central Russia. September and October — Scotland, Sweden, Norway, North of Russia. November — Peru, South Africa.
Page 143 - Chief of the Bureau of Soils in the United States Department of Agriculture...
Page 126 - The conclusion logically follows that on the average farm the great controlling factor in the yield of crops is not the amount of plant food in the soil, but is a physical factor the exact nature of which is yet to be determined.
Page 243 - ... made under the rules of some commercial body, by which the conditions as to the unit of amount, the quality, and the time of delivery are stereotyped, and only the determination of the total amount and the price is left open to the contracting parties."* Another important class of transactions are "cash...
Page 130 - It appears, further, that practically all soils contain sufficient plant food for good crop yield, that this supply will be indefinitely maintained, and that the actual yield of plants adapted to the soil depends mainly, under favorable climatic conditions, upon the cultural methods and suitable crop rotation.
Page 125 - ... diversified in appearance and quality ; yet, as it was stated in the Introductory Lecture, they consist of different proportions of the same elements ; which are in various states of chemical combination, or mechanical mixture. The substances which constitute soils have been already mentioned. They are certain compounds of the earths, silica, lime, alumina, magnesia...
Page 137 - Barnyard manure contains all the fertilizing elements required by plants in forms that insure plentiful crops and permanent fertility to the soil. It not only enriches the soil with the nitrogen, phosphoric acid, and potash, which it contains, but it also renders the stored-up materials of the soil more available, improves the mechanical condition of the soil, makes it warmer, and enables it to retain more moisture or to draw it up from below.
Page 74 - We have ploughed, we have sowed, We have reaped, we have mowed We have brought home every load, Hip, hip, hip, Harvest home ! and thus, sir, the whole assembly shout

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