Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 20, No. 1

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 20, No. 1

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... of these soils had been analzed. Professors Panton and James agreed that the analysis of soil amounted to but little as a guide for basing conclusions as to manure, etc. Mr. Hobson remarked that Mr. Blair, of Nova Scotia, who, he believed, was to have charge of the Dominion experimental station in that Province, had told him that repeated analyses of the soil of the rich lands on the Bay of Fundy which gave such heavy crops of grass, had failed to discover the necessary ingredients which would produce such a result. Mr. Blue believed a record of rainfall, temperature and sunshine would prove of much benefit as a guide in their conclusions as to the results of the experiments. The sunshine was the same over large sections of the Province, and there were ten stations for recording it, so the results at the station nearest the experimenter would be suficient for all practical purposes. But rainfall and temperature differed widely, and as the results of the crops depend largely on climatic conditions, these should be observed. Rain-gauges would be supplied through the meteorological ofiice to any responsible party who would undertake to give monthly reports. Professor Panton would second Mr. McMillan's suggestion, and which had been referred to by Mr. Blue. In observing rainfall, they should note the distribution of time in fall, whether a heavy rain for a short time or a light steady rain. There was 50 per cent. more value in a steady rain than in a heavy downpour. Regular reports of temperature and rainfall could be easily got by anyone within ten miles of any meteorological station like the one at the College. There were a lot of stations throughout the Province, but for those not so situated a rain-gauge and a thermometer could be...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826159
  • 9781236826152