Congressional Edition Volume 5778

Congressional Edition Volume 5778

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...may be kept clean and sanitary by comparatively inexpensive methods. Other lines of work consisted in the study of the bacterial soil flora on plats treated with various combinations of manure and commercial fertilizers and giving special attention to the production of nitrogen-fixing organisms when plants are not grown. Attention was also given to bacteria connected with animal diseases, especially tuberculosis. The dairy division in cooperation with this Department worked on the moisture content of the curd during the process of manufacture and also judged butter and cheese sent in from factories. The department of chemistry in cooperation with the Dairy Division of this Department, completed studies in the ripening of cheese and the results are soon to be published. It was determined that the flavor of the cheeses under examination was due to the presence of volatile esters produced, in part at least, by the decomposition of the carbohydrates in the milk. The results of work on silica and phosphorus in plants seemed to indicate that organic phosphorus and silica differ in different kinds of plants and that the silica compounds appear unstable. A study of the role of metabolic water in nutrition was also followed. In agricultural engineering, the erosion of Portland cement by silage and the King system of ventilation were given attention. The department of soils carried on experimental work on different types of soil in the State with reference to fertilizer requirements and crop adaptation. The liming of acid soils and drainage problems were also considered. In dairy chemistry, the study of the relation of food to production in the dairy herd was continued and a study was also made of the relation of body weight of the cow to the fat more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500342
  • 9781236500342