Gardening, Volumes 13-14

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The Gardening Company, 1905
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Page 376 - an agricultural experiment station, "to aid In acquiring and diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical Information on subjects connected with agriculture and to promote scientific Investigation and experiment respecting the principles and applications of agricultural science.
Page 127 - In proportion as nations advance in population the cultivation of the soil becomes more and more an object of public patronage. Institutions grow up supported by the public purse. Among the means which have been employed to this end none have been attended with greater success than the establishment of boards composed of
Page 27 - matter, except when mailed for scientific purposes under the regulations hereinafter provided for, and shall not be conveyed in the mails, nor delivered from any post-office, nor by any letter carrier, except when mailed for scientific
Page 27 - hop plant-louse, boll weevil, or any of them in a live state, or other Insect in a live state which is notoriously injurious to cultivated crops, including vegetables, field crops, bush fruits, orchard trees, forest trees, or shade trees, or any letter, parcel, box, or package which contains the eggs,
Page 27 - moth, browntail moth, leopard moth, plum curculio, hop plant-louse, boll weevil, or any of them In a live state, or other Insect in a live state which is notoriously Injurious to cultivated crops, including vegetables, field crops, bush fruits, orchard trees, forest trees, or shade trees; or the eggs,
Page 127 - public characters charged with collecting and diffusing information and enabled by premiums and small pecuniary aid to encourage and assist a spirit of discovery and improvement.
Page 27 - hop plantlouse, boll weevil, or any of them in a live state, or other Insect In a live state which Is notoriously Injurious to cultivated crops. Including vegetables, field crops, bush fruits, orchard trees, forest trees, or shade trees; or the eggs, pupae, or
Page 216 - of oats, 1,500,000 extra bushels of barley, 21,000,000 extra bushels of potatoes. •'But these vast possibilities are not alone for one year, or for our own time or race, but are beneficent legacies for every man, woman and child who shall ever inhabit the earth. And who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of
Page 51 - Weeds are weeds because they are Jostled, crowded, cropped, trampled on, scorched by fierce heat, starved, or perhaps suffering with cold, wet feet, tormented by Insect pests, or lack of nourishing food or sunshine. There Is not a weed alive which will not, sooner or later, respond liberally to good cultivation and persistent selection.
Page 178 - Whatever, therefore, leads a boy to assemble the comforts and elegancies of life around his habitation tends to increase local attachment, and render domestic life more delightful, thus not only augmenting his own enjoyment but strengthening his patriotism and making him a better citizen.

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