Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information - Royal Gardens, Kew

Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information - Royal Gardens, Kew

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Gardens has received favourable reports from other places, and any further information concerning' the cane whence ihe eeedlings were derived that may be available. No name accompanied the canes, and no information other than that the seedlings were raised from seed received from Barbados, accompanied your letter above referred to, so that pending a more authoritative common name, the eanc is now known here generally by the name of Kewensis; I shall be glad, however, to entertain any correction in the nomenclature. Great care has been taken in propagating the cane with the result that the department has been enabled to place cuttings, &e., with reliable persons in various parts, so that the variety is in a fair way tobe spread over the sugar-growing districts, and each year increasing the available supply. The analysis printed above taken by the Colonial Sugar Refinery Company, at their laboratory, New Farm, Brisbane, from the juice of first ratoons about 10 months old, may be interesting, but in reading it you must remember that the canes had first of all to spend a few days in travelling from the Mackay nursery to the laboratory. I have, &c. (Signed) Peter Mclean, The Agent General for Queensland, Under Secretary. Victoria Street, London, S.W. Royal Gardens, Kew, to Queensland Government Office. Royal Gardens, Kew, Sib, August 12th, 1896. I Have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of August 10th, transmitting correspondence on the subject of seedling sugar-canes sent to Queensland in October 1890. 2. I have read the report with great interest and satisfaction. The results so far in othSr sugar-growing colonies of the attempt to obtain improved varieties of sugar-cane from seed have scarcely been so promising. In...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835905
  • 9781236835901