Publications Volume 16

Publications Volume 16

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...past five years. The influence of climatic and meteorological conditions upon the growth of vegetable life, is a fact beyond dispute. The production of a crop in one year is often far greater or les3, according to the variations of the season, while preparation of the soil, cultivation, fertilization, seed and all those conditions within our control are the same; the increase or decrease of yield can only be due to meteorological conditions. This is especially true of the potato; its growth must be quick and uninterrupted to be successful. These conditions for early vegetables have been very unfavorable; the heavy late frosts, March 1st and 15th, destroyed all early plantings; the dry cold winds later and the absence of rain belated the germination of the seeds and the growth of the plants. To these unfavorable climatic conditions we attribute the small yield of our potato crop, etc.; while these experiments are far from being of great interest to the careful experimenter, especially the experiment in fertilization, we withhold any conclusions. The experiments began this year may be classified as follows: 1. Test of varieties. 2. Test of fertilizers. 3. Test of seed from different localities. 4. Preparation and amount of seed. TEST OF VARIETIES. The object of the experiment is to And among the many new varieties some more prolific and better adapted to our climate than the old standard sorts, which are few in number, and which are claimed to become more and more unreliable. But so many new varieties, amongst them old ones under a new name, are every year put upon the market, often without sufficient guaranty as to their value, that it is impossible for the average grower to test them all. This is the work of the Experimental Station, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948890
  • 9781236948892