Compendium of Agriculture: Or, The Farmer's Guide, in the Most Essential Parts of Husbandry and Gardening; Compiled from the Best American and European Publications, and the Unwritten Opinions of Experienced Cultivators ...

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Field & Maxcy, 1824 - Agriculture - 288 pages

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Page 266 - It will not be doubted, that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population, and other circumstances of maturity, this truth becomes more apparent ; and renders the cultivation of the soil more and more an object of public patronage. Institutions for promoting it, grow up supported by the public purse : And to what object can it be dedicated with greater propriety...
Page ii - And also to the act, entitled, " An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 212 - The clear liquor should then be drawn off into another cask. If it remains bright and quiet, nothing more need be done to it till the succeeding spring ; but if a scum collects on the surface, it must immediately be racked off again, as this would produce bad effects if suffered to sink. — Among the precautions used to prevent excessive fermentation is stumming, which is fuming the cask with burning sulphur.
Page ii - Congress of the United States, entitled "an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an act entitled "an act supplementary to an act entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the...
Page 266 - Among the means which have been employed to this end none have been attended with greater success than the establishment of boards (composed of proper characters) charged with collecting and diffusing information, and enabled by premiums and small pecuniary aids to encourage and assist a spirit of discovery and improvement.
Page 73 - By covering dead animals with five or six times their bulk of soil, mixed with one part of lime, and suffering them to remain for a few months; their decomposition would impregnate the soil with soluble matters, so as to render it an excellent manure ; and by mixing a little fresh...
Page ii - Congress of the United State*, entitled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the 'Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of •such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 237 - ... rollers,) press and measure the juice, having first strained it through a woollen cloth ; to every gallon of pure currant juice, add two gallons of cold water, then to every gallon of this mixture, immediately put three pounds of good brown sugar, (some think it bet.
Page 65 - When green crops are to be employed for enriching a soil, they should be ploughed in, if it be possible, when in flower, or at the time the flower is beginning to appear, for it is at this period that they contain the largest quantity of easily soluble matter, a"nd that their leaves are most active in forming nutritive matter.
Page 104 - does the husbandman look up to the stars, of " which he is ignorant, whilst every hedge and " tree point out the season by the fall of their " leaves ? This circumstance will indicate the " temperature of the air in every climate, and " shew whether the season be early or late. " This constitutes an universal rule for the " whole world ; because trees shed their leaves " in every country according to the difference

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