Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants

Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants

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During the last century great and widespread changes have been made in agricultural practice-changes largely associated with the increase in the use of artificial fertilisers as supplements to the bulky organic manures which had hitherto been used. The value of certain chemical compounds as artificial manures is fully recognised, yet many attempts are being made to prove the value of other substances for the same purpose, with a view to increase in efficiency and decrease in cost. The interest in the matter is naturally great, and agriculturists, botanists and chemists have all approached the question from their different standpoints. In the following pages an attempt is made to correlate the work that has been done on a few inorganic substances which gave promise of proving useful in agricultural practice. Much of the evidence put forward by different workers is conflicting, and it is clear that no definite conclusions can yet be reached. Nevertheless, examination of the evidence justifies the hope that results of practical value will yet be obtained, and it is hoped that the analysis and coordination of the available data put forward in this book will aid in clearing the ground for those investigators who are following up the problem from both the academic and the practical standpoints.
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.84mm | 208.65g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508412197
  • 9781508412199