Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in India
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of the mulberry in Mastung commands a good market price. The fruit does not come to perfection if the leaves of the trees are periodically cut. Work on eri-silk was continued at Pusa and a very large crop was obtained. Many varieties of castor were tested regarding their suitability for feeding the worms. The questions of reeling the silk, of dyeing it with indigenous dyes and of weaving it, have been taken up. The Pusa work will be determined by its adaptability for a rural or cottage industry. At Benipore Sakri, Behar, the manager has started eri-silk as a small industry for rgots only, and the industry is extending. The Baroda State carries on sericultural operations in the Tapti valley. The Songhad farm has been fully equipped. It supplies eggs and mulberry cuttings and buys the produce. This farm obtained eggs from Pusa and successfully obtained two crops during the year, and owing to the success obtained the industry is extending in the direction which is most desirable, 'oiz., to help poor people. 30. Poultry-breeding--The scope of improved poultrybreeding in India was discussed by the Board of Agriculture in 1908. The Board recommended that breeds of good utility poultry suitable for India should, in a practical way, be dealt with at Pusa. The work has, therefore, been taken up in a practical way with such imported and indigenous breeds as are likely to improve the poultry industry in India. We expect some failures at the start, but in this regard we have paid attention to the best expert advice that India can give. We are dealing with many varieties of cocks and hens and their crosses, also turkeys, geese and ducks, and will soon deal with their crosses. We have imported brown and white Leghorns, black Minorcas, barred Rocks, ..
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