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HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

THESE EXPERIMENTS, IT IS TRUL, ARE NOT XASY ; STILL THEY ARE IN THE POWER OF EVERY
THINKING HUSBANDMAN. HE WHO ACCOMPLISHES BUT ONE, OF HOWEVER LIMITED APPLICATION, AND
TAKES CARE TO REPORT IT FAITHFULLY, ADVANCES THE SCIENCE, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, THE PRACTICE
OF AGRICULTURE, AND ACQUIBES THEREBY A BIGHT TO THE ORATITUDE OF HIS FELLOWS, AND OF THOSE
WHO COME AFTER. TO MAKE MANY SUCH IS BEYOND THE POWER OF MOST INDIVIDUALS, AND CANNOT
BE EXPECTED. THE FIRST CARE OF ALL SOCIETIES FORMED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF OUR SCIENCE
SHOULD BE TO PREPARE THE FORMS OF SUCH EXPERIMENTS, AND TO DISTRIBUTE THE EXECUTION OF THESE
AMONG THEIR MEMBERS.

VON THAER, Principles of Agriculture.

1604

LONDON :-Printed by WILLIAM Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street. '

CONTENTS OF PART I., VOL. XIV.

ARTICLE

PAGE

1.-Relations of Geology to Agriculture in North-Eastern America.

No. II. By James F. W. Johnston, F.R.S.L. & E.; Hon,

. Member of the Royal Agricultural Society . . . 1

II.-Experiments with Nitrate of Soda, Guano, &c. By Lieut.-

Col. Sir J. M. Tylden . . . .

III.—The Farming of Derbyshire. By John Jephson Rowley.

Prize Report . . . . .

IV:-A Method of preserving Corn-Stacks from Damage by Rooks.

. By the Rev. Thomas Burroughes

V:-On the Production of Butter. By Louis H. Ruegg. . 68

VI.-On the improved Methods of Cropping and Cultivating Light

• Land. By Sydney Evershed, Albury, Guildford. Prize Essay 79

VII.-Notes on the Geology of the Keythorpe Estate, and its re-

· · lations to the Keythorpe System of "Draining. By Joshua

Trimmer, F.G.S. . . . . . . . 96

VIII.-On the Hereditary Diseases of Horses. By Finlay Dun, Jun.,

V.S., Lecturer on Materia Medica, &c., at the Edinburgh

Veterinary College. Prize Essay . . . . 106

IX.- Report upon the Rye and Derwent Drainage. By John Hen-

• derson . . . . . . . . . . 129

X.-On Mr. Bickford's Method of Irrigation. From Mr. Archer. 153

XI.-A detailed Report of the Drainage by Steam-power of a Portion

of Martin Mere, Lancashire. By Henry White, Land Agent,

&c., Warrington . . . . . . . 156

XII.—On the relative Nutritive and Fattening Properties of different

Natural and Artificial Grasses. By J. Thomas Way, Con-

sulting Chemist to the Royal Agricultural Society of England 171

XIII.-Flax, its Treatment, Agricultural and Technical. By John

Wilson, F.R.S.E., F.G.S., &c. . . . . 187

XIV.—Experiment on Drainage at different Depths. By R. Milward 210

XV.-On the Comparative Profit realized with different breeds of

Sheep. By Samuel Druce . . . . . 211

XVI.-On a Method of obtaining immediate Fixity of Type in forming

a new Breed of Sheep. By M. Malingie-Nouel, Director of

the Agricultural School of La Charmoise, President of the Agri-

cultural Society of Loire et Cher. Translated by Mr. Pusey . 214

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PLATES.
Map to illustrate the Relations of Geology to Agriculture in North-

Eastern America, to face page .

Geological Map of Derbyshire, to face page . . . .

DIRECTIONS TO BINDER.

The Binder is desired to collect together all the Appendix matter, with
Ronian numeral folios, and place it at the end of cach volume of the Journal,
excepting Titles and Contents, which are in all cases to be placed at the be.
ginning of the Volume: the lettering at the back to include a statement
of the year as well as the volume; the first volume belonging to 1839.40, the
second to 1841, the third to 1842, the fourth to 1843, and so on.

In reprints of the Journal, all Appendix matter (and in one instance an
Article in the body of the Journal), which at the time had become obsolete,
were omitted ; the Roman numeral folios, however (for convenience of refer-
ence), being reprinted without alteration in the Appendix matter retained.

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