Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Volume 201-225

Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Volume 201-225

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...suffers only occasionally from winter injury. Because jack pine in general is comparatively free from a number of the diseases which are common on other conifers and is resistant to drought, winter injury, and frost, it is admirably suited for reforesting many of the dry sandy regions of the North-Central States. ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE PROCURED PROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON, D. C. AT 5 CENTS PER COPY WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1111 No. 213 Contribution from the Office of Experiment Stations, A. C. True, Director. April 15, 1915. THE USE OF LAND IN TEACHING AGRICULTURE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. By Eugene Merritt, Assistant in Agricultural Education, Office of Experiment Stations. INTRODUCTION. This bulletin i9 the result of an attempt to determine how land is being used in the teaching of agriculture in secondary schools in the United States. In gathering the material upon which the bulletin is based two questionnaires were sent out, one in April, 1914, to all high schools receiving State aid for agriculture, to special agricultural schools, and to normal schools known to have courses in agriculture. To this 400 replies were received. In September another questionnaire was sent to the same high schools and special agricultural schools, but not to the normal schools, which were omitted because a great part of their instruction relates to school gardens and not to work tending toward farm practice. Out of the 385 schools replying to the first questionnaire, 257 reported that some land was used in connection with their agricultural instruction. The schools so reporting were distributed as follows: Ten in the New England States, Nora.--This bulletin describes how land...show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901762
  • 9781236901767