Farm Science; A Foundation Textbook on Agriculture

Farm Science; A Foundation Textbook on Agriculture

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...with a very small second one just visible about the middle of the large one. The beginning of the root also can be seen. OTHER NATURAL MEANS OF PROPAGATION The most common method of propagation in plants is, of course, from seeds. But many kinds of plants have other methods. The banana plant, for instance, has forgotten how to make seed, and is propagated entirely from sprouts that come up about the base of Fig. 87. Sprouts coming up from the roots of a raspberry bush. When these are one year old, the old stalks are cut away, and the ensuing season the yearling sprouts bear fruit. Office of Farm Management (/. 5. Cates) Fig. 88. The "sets" of wild garlic. They grow in place of flowers at the top of the stem. When mature they fall off, and soon take root and grow into new plants. old plants. A brief discussion follows of methods of propagation other than from seeds. Sprouts. Sprouts are new stems that arise from the underground parts of plants or from the main stem near or at its base. They are sometimes called suckers, though this latter term is also applied to branches of the main stem at any point where such branches are not desired. Thus, the tobacco plant produces suckers just above each leaf, which must be removed if a good quality of tobacco is to be grown. Irish potato vines develop from sprouts that arise from the "eyes" of the tubers used as seed. These eyes are merely the buds on the tubers. By examining a potato it will be seen that the eyes are arranged according to a definite plan, just as the buds on trees are, though the plan of arrangement may be different. Sweet potato vines develop from sprouts that arise from the enlarged roots when these are buried in warm soil. In this case the sprouts may come from any...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616189
  • 9781236616180