Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year ... (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1874 - Agriculture
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Page 346 - April, 1S72, women are admitted to the university on the same terms as men, except that they must be eighteen years of age. A separate building, called the " Sage College for Women,
Page 188 - I made many examinations of the pulp to detect! starch-cells if present, but found none. The fermentation had completely destroyed them, although the starch seemed unaltered. The odor was very b.ad. The Ohio specimen in No. 1 rotted much quicker under the influence of Peronospora infestans than it did under the Torula fungus favored by the action of sugar in No.
Page 205 - Mistletoe, the seed of which germinates on the bough of the tree where it falls or is left by birds ; and the forming root penetrates the bark and engrafts itself into the wood, to which it becomes united as firmly as a natural branch to its parent stem ; and indeed the parasite lives just as if it were a branch of the tree it grows and feeds on. A most common parasitic herb is the Dodder...
Page 183 - My attention was called last year to the prevalence of this fungus on the hawthorn-plants on the grounds of the Department during the months of July and August. This year it has also appeared, I first observed its presence in the month of July, although it may have appeared in June preceding. At this time, September 20, the fungoid forms are decaying. Nearly every...
Page 396 - That we earnestly request the Legislature of our State at its next session to enact a law regulating freights and fares on our railroads, upon a basis of justice, and that we further request our Members of Congress to urge the favorable action 'of that body, where the full power exists beyond all doubt, to the same end ; and, if need be, to construct national highways at the expense of the Government.
Page 425 - And, more than all that, we have said to the farmers of the country that its value in dollars and cents is as nothing compared with its indirect value, in the influence it has in preserving the fertility of our farms, as being the great source of manurial supply.
Page 8 - I have been repeatedly requested to recommend the establishment of stations or farms at different localities throughout the country, for the purpose, among other objects, of acclimating seeds and plants of tropical and semi-tropical kinds ; to which I have always replied that I cannot acquiesce in the propriety of such a proposition, for, apart from the vast immediate expense which such establishments would require, and the host of officers and employees that it would necessitate, I have great doubt...
Page 188 - Nos. 3 and 4 was also put half an ouuce of pure sugar, to assist fermentation. These specimens were subject during the experiments to a temperature of about 75 F. The respective jars were examined from day to day. On the sixth day the Ohio specimen in No 1 was found to be rotting rapidly, while the Santa Fe specimen in No 2 was apparently uninjured. Specimens Nos. 3 and 4 were undergoing slow fermentation. At first the water containing the New...
Page 351 - To provide a college or department in said university, the leading object whereof shall be, without excluding other scientific and classic studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, in such manner as hereinafter stated, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.
Page 325 - ... of the basement is lower than the front part by four feet, to permit the floor of the lecture room above to drop down that much from the front. The second and third stories are divided alike, two large rooms of equal size in each over the lecture room, and four rooms on each story in the front. The south...

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