The Elementary Principles of Scientific Agriculture

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byNathaniel Thomas Lupton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURE. CHAPTER I. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURE. 1. Agriculture is both a science and an art. As an art, it teaches how to cultivate the soil, make and use fertilizers, take care of stock, and do whatever is necessary for the successful management of a farm. As a science, it explains the growth of plants and animals, and the principles upon which the practical operations of farming depend. As an art, it tells what to do; as a science, it explains the reasons for what is done. 2. Agriculture, like other sciences, was practised as an art long before the principles upon which it is based were understood. As an industrial pursuit, it has always been the first in importance. This is owing to the fact that man's necessities compel him to cultivate the soil, While the earth of its own accord produces enough food for the support of the lower animals, man is forced to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow. 3. In the early ages of the world, the population was small, and the wants of men so few that very little cultivation of the soil was required. The rivers and forests supplied, in a great measure, both food and clothing, until the increase of population originated necessities and luxuries which could only be satisfied by increased cultivation. 4. Although agriculture, as an art, has been practised to some extent by all nations, and in every age of the world, its progress as a science has been very slow. In fact, sciences of recent origin have made much greater progress and are at this day more generally understood. There are men even now who say that practical and scientific farming are very different; in other words, that agriculture is no science at all. This is because they do not understand its principl...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURE. CHAPTER I. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURE. 1. Agriculture is both ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217347401

ISBN - 13:9780217347402

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