Annual Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan and ... Annual Report of the Agricultural College Experiment Station from ..., Volume 1866
Robert Smith Print. Company, State printers and binders, 1866 - Agriculture
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Page 38 - ... one for the term of one year, one for the term of two years, and one for the term of three years ; and one member of said board shall be elected annually thereafter, who shall hold his office for three years.
Page 18 - Attention has already been called to this by the failure of the peach crop all over our State, save a narrow strip under the lee of Lake Michigan, and by the partial destruction of our clover crop last winter. But a still more serious loss is the great damage to our wheat crop, especially in our old and well improved counties. The following extract from a valuable lecture delivered at Jackson, before a meeting of the agriculturists of Michigan, in 1864, by that veteran in the pomology of our. State,...
Page 6 - Thus, the Washington Elm at Cambridge — a tree of no extraordinary size — was some years ago estimated to produce a crop of seven millions of leaves, exposing a surface of 200,000 square feet, or about five acres, of foliage.
Page 13 - ... the stream itself has been entirely dry. Within the last ten years a new growth of wood has sprung up on most of the land formerly occupied by the old forest ; and now the water runs through the year, notwithstanding the great droughts of the last few years, going back from 1856.
Page 44 - ... for the care and keeping of such animal, and without paying any other charges; and the person committing such willful act shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars, to be recovered in an action at law at the suit of the owner of such animal, or the person making such seizure.
Page 175 - ... of analytical trials will not be amply repaid by the certainty with which they denote the best methods of melioration; and this will particularly happen, when the defect of composition is found in the proportions of the primitive earths. In supplying...
Page 7 - The legislature may appropriate the twenty-two sections of salt spring lands now unappropriated, or the money arising from the sale of the same where such lands have been already sold...
Page 36 - ... shall knowingly permit the same to remain in any of the aforesaid places to the injury of the health, or to the annoyance of the citizens of this State, or any of them...