Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, Volume 24

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Royal Agricultural Society of England, 1863
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Page 164 - Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Page 164 - A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children : and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. 23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor : but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
Page 504 - I shall adopt it as being generally understood. Organic manures are those which are capable of yielding to the plant, by decomposition or otherwise, organic matter — carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen — constituents which uncultivated plants derive originally from the atmosphere. Inorganic manures are those substances which contain the mineral ingredients, of which the ash of plants is found to consist.
Page 505 - the crops on a field diminish or increase in exact proportion to the diminution or increase of the mineral substances conveyed to it in manure...
Page 64 - Commission appointed to inquire into the best mode of distributing the Sewage of Towns, and applying it to beneficial and profitable uses.
Page 505 - The ammonia increases the produce only if the mineral constituents be present in the soil in due quantity, and in an available form.
Page 162 - ... land, — viz., sixteen per cent, — while on the manured plat it decreased to two per cent. Every description of manure diminished the number of species and the frequency of occurrence of the miscellaneous or weedy herbage. A few weeds were increased by the manures, such as Rumex and Achilloea.
Page 265 - From their stock the moat valuable hunters, hack, and carriage horses were selected, and from the less well favored the cavalry was especially well mounted. Our horses were then the envy of the whole of Europe. These Royal Plates for high weights and long distances brought up our horses to this point of excellence ; so long as they were so given, so long we kept our supremacy . but, by some unfortunate influence, the conditions were altered, and lighter weights and shorter distances allowed. From...
Page 505 - A fertile soil must contain in sufficient quantity, and in a form adapted for assimilation, all the inorganic materials indispensable for the growth of plants. " A field artificially prepared for culture, contains a certain amount of these ingredients, and also of ammoniacal salts and decaying vegetable matter.
Page 255 - Great advances have been made in the breeding of cattle, sheep and pigs, in every part of the United Kingdom during the last forty years. What is the case with regard to horses? Have they not retrograded in the same degree ? Can the present race of horses be compared with those bred forty years since ? The cart-horse, perhaps, is the only class that can bear the comparison. There is a cause for all this, which I shall mention hereafter. Here I close the general remarks, and proceed to mention the...

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