The Elements of Agriculture A Book for Young Farmers, with Questions Prepared for the Use of Schools
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The Elements of Agriculture A Book for Young Farmers, with Questions Prepared for the Use of Schools
By George E. (George Edwin) Waring
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  • TRANSCRIBERS' NOTES
    • G. E. WARING, Jr.
    • Consulting Agriculturist.
      • DR. CHARLES ENDERLIN,
        • ANALYTICAL AND CONSULTING
      • ANALYTICAL AND CONSULTING
    • DR. CHARLES ENDERLIN,
      • ANALYTICAL AND CONSULTING
    • ANALYTICAL AND CONSULTING
    • Chemist,
      • D. APPLETON & COMPANY
    • D. APPLETON & COMPANY
    • EARTHWORKER;
      • Book of Husbandry.
    • Book of Husbandry.
    • ELEMENTS
      • OF
    • OF
  • AGRICULTURE
    • THE
  • ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURE:
    • A Book for Young Farmers,
      • SCHOOLS.
    • SCHOOLS.
    • GEO. E. WARING, Jr.,
    • TO THE STUDENT.
    • CONTENTS.
      • SECTION FIRST.
    • SECTION FIRST.
    • THE PLANT.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • INTRODUCTION.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • ATMOSPHERE.
      • CARBONIC ACID.
    • ATMOSPHERE.
    • CARBONIC ACID.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • HYDROGEN, OXYGEN AND NITROGEN.
      • HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN.
      • NITROGEN.
      • AMMONIA.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • HYDROGEN, OXYGEN AND NITROGEN.
    • HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN.
    • NITROGEN.
    • AMMONIA.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • INORGANIC MATTER.
      • ALKALIES.
      • POTASH.
      • SODA.
      • LIME.
      • MAGNESIA.
      • ACIDS.
      • PHOSPHORIC ACID.
      • SULPHURIC ACID.
      • NEUTRALS.
      • SILICA.
      • CHLORINE.
      • OXIDE OF IRON.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • INORGANIC MATTER.
    • ALKALIES.
    • POTASH.
    • SODA.
    • LIME.
    • MAGNESIA.
    • ACIDS.
    • PHOSPHORIC ACID.
    • SULPHURIC ACID.
    • NEUTRALS.
    • SILICA.
    • CHLORINE.
    • OXIDE OF IRON.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER V.
      • GROWTH.
    • GROWTH.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • PROXIMATE DIVISION OF PLANTS, ETC.
      • ANIMALS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • PROXIMATE DIVISION OF PLANTS, ETC.
    • ANIMALS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • LOCATION OF THE PROXIMATES AND VARIATIONS IN THE ASHES OF PLANTS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • LOCATION OF THE PROXIMATES AND VARIATIONS IN THE ASHES OF PLANTS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • RECAPITULATION.
      • SECTION SECOND.
    • RECAPITULATION.
    • SECTION SECOND.
    • THE SOIL.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • FORMATION AND CHARACTER OF THE SOIL.
      • GEOLOGY.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FORMATION AND CHARACTER OF THE SOIL.
    • GEOLOGY.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER II.
      • USES OF ORGANIC MATTER.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • USES OF ORGANIC MATTER.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER III.
      • USES OF INORGANIC MATTER.
      • SUBSOIL.
      • IMPROVEMENT.
      • FOOTNOTES:
      • SECTION THIRD.
    • USES OF INORGANIC MATTER.
    • SUBSOIL.
    • IMPROVEMENT.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • SECTION THIRD.
    • MANURES.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • CHARACTER AND VARIETIES OF MANURES.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHARACTER AND VARIETIES OF MANURES.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER II.
      • EXCREMENTS OF ANIMALS.
      • DIGESTION AND ITS PRODUCTS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • EXCREMENTS OF ANIMALS.
    • DIGESTION AND ITS PRODUCTS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER III.
      • WASTE OF MANURE.
      • EVAPORATION.
      • LEACHING.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • WASTE OF MANURE.
    • EVAPORATION.
    • LEACHING.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • ABSORBENTS.
      • CHARCOAL.
      • MUCK, AND THE LIME AND SALT MIXTURE.
      • LIME AND SALT MIXTURE.
      • LIME.
      • POTASH.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • ABSORBENTS.
    • CHARCOAL.
    • MUCK, AND THE LIME AND SALT MIXTURE.
    • LIME AND SALT MIXTURE.
    • LIME.
    • POTASH.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER V.
      • COMPOSTING STABLE MANURE.
      • SHELTER.
      • THE FLOOR.
      • TANK.
      • LIQUID MANURE.
    • COMPOSTING STABLE MANURE.
    • SHELTER.
    • THE FLOOR.
    • TANK.
    • LIQUID MANURE.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • DIFFERENT KINDS OF ANIMAL EXCREMENT.
      • STABLE MANURE.
      • RECAPITULATION.
      • NIGHT SOIL.
      • HOG MANURE.
      • POULTRY HOUSE MANURE.
      • SHEEP MANURE.
      • GUANO.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • DIFFERENT KINDS OF ANIMAL EXCREMENT.
    • STABLE MANURE.
    • RECAPITULATION.
    • NIGHT SOIL.
    • HOG MANURE.
    • POULTRY HOUSE MANURE.
    • SHEEP MANURE.
    • GUANO.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • OTHER ORGANIC MANURES.
      • DEAD ANIMALS.
      • BONES.
      • FISH.
      • WOOLLEN RAGS, ETC.
      • ORGANIC MANURES OF VEGETABLE ORIGIN.
      • SPENT TAN BARK.
      • SAWDUST.
      • GREEN CROPS.
      • ABSORPTION OF MOISTURE.
      • DISTRIBUTION OF MANURES.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • OTHER ORGANIC MANURES.
    • DEAD ANIMALS.
    • BONES.
    • FISH.
    • WOOLLEN RAGS, ETC.
    • ORGANIC MANURES OF VEGETABLE ORIGIN.
    • SPENT TAN BARK.
    • SAWDUST.
    • GREEN CROPS.
    • ABSORPTION OF MOISTURE.
    • DISTRIBUTION OF MANURES.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • MINERAL MANURES.
    • MINERAL MANURES.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • DEFICIENCIES OF SOILS, MEANS OF RESTORATION, ETC.
      • ALKALIES.
      • POTASH.
      • SODA.
      • LIME.
      • PLASTER OF PARIS.
      • CHLORIDE OF LIME.
      • MAGNESIA.
      • ACIDS.
      • SULPHURIC ACID.
      • PHOSPHORIC ACID.
      • BONES.
      • SUPER-PHOSPHATE OF LIME.
      • IMPROVED SUPER-PHOSPHATE OF LIME.
      • NEUTRALS.
      • SILICA.
      • CHLORINE.
      • OXIDE OF IRON.
      • OXIDE OF MANGANESE.
      • VARIOUS OTHER MINERAL MANURES.
      • LEACHED ASHES.
      • OLD MORTAR.
      • GAS HOUSE LIME.
      • SOAPERS' LEY AND BLEACHERS' LEY.
      • IRRIGATION.
      • MIXING SOILS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • DEFICIENCIES OF SOILS, MEANS OF RESTORATION, ETC.
    • ALKALIES.
    • POTASH.
    • SODA.
    • LIME.
    • PLASTER OF PARIS.
    • CHLORIDE OF LIME.
    • MAGNESIA.
    • ACIDS.
    • SULPHURIC ACID.
    • PHOSPHORIC ACID.
    • BONES.
    • SUPER-PHOSPHATE OF LIME.
    • IMPROVED SUPER-PHOSPHATE OF LIME.
    • NEUTRALS.
    • SILICA.
    • CHLORINE.
    • OXIDE OF IRON.
    • OXIDE OF MANGANESE.
    • VARIOUS OTHER MINERAL MANURES.
    • LEACHED ASHES.
    • OLD MORTAR.
    • GAS HOUSE LIME.
    • SOAPERS' LEY AND BLEACHERS' LEY.
    • IRRIGATION.
    • MIXING SOILS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER X.
      • ATMOSPHERIC FERTILIZERS.
      • AMMONIA.
      • CARBONIC ACID.
      • OXYGEN.
      • WATER.
    • ATMOSPHERIC FERTILIZERS.
    • AMMONIA.
    • CARBONIC ACID.
    • OXYGEN.
    • WATER.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • RECAPITULATION.
      • SECTION FOURTH.
    • RECAPITULATION.
    • SECTION FOURTH.
    • MECHANICAL CULTIVATION.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • THE MECHANICAL CHARACTER OF SOILS.
    • THE MECHANICAL CHARACTER OF SOILS.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • UNDER-DRAINING.
      • TILE DRAINING.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • UNDER-DRAINING.
    • TILE DRAINING.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER III.
      • ADVANTAGES OF UNDER-DRAINING.
    • ADVANTAGES OF UNDER-DRAINING.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • SUB-SOIL PLOWING.
    • SUB-SOIL PLOWING.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • PLOWING AND OTHER MODES OF PULVERIZING THE SOIL.
      • PLOWING.
      • DIGGING MACHINES.
      • THE HARROW AND CULTIVATOR.
    • PLOWING AND OTHER MODES OF PULVERIZING THE SOIL.
    • PLOWING.
    • DIGGING MACHINES.
    • THE HARROW AND CULTIVATOR.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • ROLLING, MULCHING, WEEDING, ETC.
      • ROLLING.
      • MULCHING.
      • WEEDING.
      • CULTIVATOR.
      • IMPROVED HORSE-HOE.
      • HARVESTING MACHINES.
      • FOOTNOTES:
      • SECTION FIFTH.
    • ROLLING, MULCHING, WEEDING, ETC.
    • ROLLING.
    • MULCHING.
    • WEEDING.
    • CULTIVATOR.
    • IMPROVED HORSE-HOE.
    • HARVESTING MACHINES.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • SECTION FIFTH.
    • ANALYSIS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER II.
      • TABLES OF ANALYSIS.
      • ANALYSES OF THE ASHES OF CROPS.
        • No. I.
        • No. II.
        • No. III.
        • No. IV.
        • No. V.
        • No. VI.
        • No. VII.
        • No. VIII.
        • No. IX.
        • No. X.
        • No. XI.
        • No. XII.
        • No. XIII.
        • No. XIV.
        • TOBACCO.
        • No. XV.
        • Composition of some of the more common Compounds of Acids and Alkalies.
        • No. XVI.
        • Proximate Analyses of Crops, showing the amount of the different Organic Compounds contained in Grain, Roots, Hay, etc.—estimated in pounds:
        • No. XVII.
        • No. XVIII.
        • MANURES.
        • HORSE MANURE.
        • No. XIX.
        • NIGHT SOIL.
        • No. XX.
        • COW MANURE.
        • No. XXI.
        • COMPARATIVE VALUE OF THE URINE OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS.
        • No. XXII.
        • GUANO.
      • No. I.
      • No. II.
      • No. III.
      • No. IV.
      • No. V.
      • No. VI.
      • No. VII.
      • No. VIII.
      • No. IX.
      • No. X.
      • No. XI.
      • No. XII.
      • No. XIII.
      • No. XIV.
      • TOBACCO.
      • No. XV.
      • Composition of some of the more common Compounds of Acids and Alkalies.
      • No. XVI.
      • Proximate Analyses of Crops, showing the amount of the different Organic Compounds contained in Grain, Roots, Hay, etc.—estimated in pounds:
      • No. XVII.
      • No. XVIII.
      • MANURES.
      • HORSE MANURE.
      • No. XIX.
      • NIGHT SOIL.
      • No. XX.
      • COW MANURE.
      • No. XXI.
      • COMPARATIVE VALUE OF THE URINE OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS.
      • No. XXII.
      • GUANO.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • TABLES OF ANALYSIS.
    • ANALYSES OF THE ASHES OF CROPS.
      • No. I.
      • No. II.
      • No. III.
      • No. IV.
      • No. V.
      • No. VI.
      • No. VII.
      • No. VIII.
      • No. IX.
      • No. X.
      • No. XI.
      • No. XII.
      • No. XIII.
      • No. XIV.
      • TOBACCO.
      • No. XV.
      • Composition of some of the more common Compounds of Acids and Alkalies.
      • No. XVI.
      • Proximate Analyses of Crops, showing the amount of the different Organic Compounds contained in Grain, Roots, Hay, etc.—estimated in pounds:
      • No. XVII.
      • No. XVIII.
      • MANURES.
      • HORSE MANURE.
      • No. XIX.
      • NIGHT SOIL.
      • No. XX.
      • COW MANURE.
      • No. XXI.
      • COMPARATIVE VALUE OF THE URINE OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS.
      • No. XXII.
      • GUANO.
    • No. I.
    • No. II.
    • No. III.
    • No. IV.
    • No. V.
    • No. VI.
    • No. VII.
    • No. VIII.
    • No. IX.
    • No. X.
    • No. XI.
    • No. XII.
    • No. XIII.
    • No. XIV.
    • TOBACCO.
    • No. XV.
    • Composition of some of the more common Compounds of Acids and Alkalies.
    • No. XVI.
    • Proximate Analyses of Crops, showing the amount of the different Organic Compounds contained in Grain, Roots, Hay, etc.—estimated in pounds:
    • No. XVII.
    • No. XVIII.
    • MANURES.
    • HORSE MANURE.
    • No. XIX.
    • NIGHT SOIL.
    • No. XX.
    • COW MANURE.
    • No. XXI.
    • COMPARATIVE VALUE OF THE URINE OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS.
    • No. XXII.
    • GUANO.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE PRACTICAL FARMER.
    • EXPLANATION OF TERMS.
      • KETCHUM'S
    • KETCHUM'S
    • PATENT MOWING MACHINES
    • NEW AND USEFUL WORKS.
      • D. APPLETON & COMPANY
        • DR. URE'S
      • DR. URE'S
      • DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINES.
        • SIR CHARLES LYELL'S
      • SIR CHARLES LYELL'S
      • PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY;
        • SIR CHARLES LYELL'S
      • SIR CHARLES LYELL'S
      • MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY GEOLOGY;
        • APPLETON'S
      • APPLETON'S
      • MODERN ATLAS OF THE EARTH.
      • Popular Science.
    • D. APPLETON & COMPANY
      • DR. URE'S
    • DR. URE'S
    • DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINES.
      • SIR CHARLES LYELL'S
    • SIR CHARLES LYELL'S
    • PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY;
      • SIR CHARLES LYELL'S
    • SIR CHARLES LYELL'S
    • MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY GEOLOGY;
      • APPLETON'S
    • APPLETON'S
    • MODERN ATLAS OF THE EARTH.
    • Popular Science.
    • The Chemistry of Common Life.
    • WORKS ON AGRICULTURE, THE HORSE, & DOG.
      • THE FARMER'S HAND-BOOK
      • RURAL ECONOMY,
      • THE FARMER'S MANUAL:
      • THE FARMER'S TREASURE:
      • STABLE ECONOMY:
      • THE HORSE'S FOOT;
        • AND HOW TO KEEP IT SOUND.
      • AND HOW TO KEEP IT SOUND.
      • DOGS: THEIR ORIGIN AND VARIETIES.
      • THE BOOK OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE:
      • TREATISE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING:
      • RUGGLES, NOURSE, MASON & CO.,
    • THE FARMER'S HAND-BOOK
    • RURAL ECONOMY,
    • THE FARMER'S MANUAL:
    • THE FARMER'S TREASURE:
    • STABLE ECONOMY:
    • THE HORSE'S FOOT;
      • AND HOW TO KEEP IT SOUND.
    • AND HOW TO KEEP IT SOUND.
    • DOGS: THEIR ORIGIN AND VARIETIES.
    • THE BOOK OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE:
    • TREATISE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING:
    • RUGGLES, NOURSE, MASON & CO.,
    • AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINES,
      • Garden, Field and Flower Seeds,
    • Garden, Field and Flower Seeds,
    • WAGENER'S AMERICAN SEED
      • HARVESTER.
    • HARVESTER.
    • THE WORKING FARMER,
    • MAPES'
    • IMPROVED
    • SUPER
    • PHOSPHATE OF LIME
    • 160 lbs.
      • FREDK. McCREADY
    • FREDK. McCREADY
    • THE UNIVERSAL CULTIVATOR,
    • IMPROVED HORSE HOE,
    • THE SOD AND SUB-SOIL PLOW,
    • TRANSCRIBERS' NOTES
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