On the Varieties, Properties and Classification of Wheat

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Էջ 78 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Էջ 121 - Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground ? When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rye in their place ? For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
Էջ 88 - ... four digits in size. The immense height to which millet and sesamum will grow, although I have witnessed it myself, I know not how to mention. I am well aware that they who have not visited this country will deem whatever I may say on the subject a Violation of probability.
Էջ 5 - Yet none that I have read have observed, that two severall graines, perfect in each respect, did grow at any time in one eare; the which I saw this yeare, 1632, in an eare of White Wheat, which was found by my very good Friend Master John Goodyer, a man second to none in his industrie and searching of plants, nor in his judgement or knowledge of them. This eare of wheat was as large and faire as most are, and about the middle thereof grew there of foure perfect Oats in all respects...
Էջ 32 - Hence, it is obvious, that wheat sown superfi" cially, must be exposed to the severity of the frost, " from the shortness of the pipe of communication. " The plant in that situation, has no benefit from " its double root. On the contrary, when the grain " has been properly covered, the seminal and coronal '- roots are kept at a reasonable distance. The crown, " being well nourished during the winter, sends up " numerous stalks in the spring. On the tillering 32 " of the corn, the goodness of the...
Էջ 106 - Britain is, on the average of years, unequal to the consumption ; that the increased supply from Ireland does not cover the deficiency ; and that, in the present state of agriculture, the United Kingdom is, in years of ordinary production, partially dependent on the supply of wheat from foreign countries.
Էջ 48 - It is also destructive to insects, and to their eggs, which lie in the soil or turf; it forces the earthworms and wireworms from their lurking places to come to the surface and die ; particularly when laid on in a larger quantity than I have named, some farmers being in the habit of putting on...
Էջ 17 - Couteur insists strongly on this same fact. In his persevering and successful attempts to raise new varieties, he found that there was only one " secure mode to " ensure the growth of pure sorts, namely, to grow them from single " grains or from single ears, and to follow up the plan by afterwards " sowing only the produce of the most productive so as to form a
Էջ 31 - In the spring, when the crown has become sufficiently large, it detaches a number of strong fibres, which push themselves obliquely downwards. These are the coronal roots. A small pipe preserves the communication between them and the seminal roots. It makes an essential part of the plant, and is observed to be longer or shorter, according to the depth that the seed has been buried. It is remarkable, however, that the crown is always formed just within the surface. Its place is the same, whether the...

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