The Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge Library

ISBN: 9781230349893

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

408 pages


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The Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge  by  Library

The Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge by Library
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 408 pages | ISBN: 9781230349893 | 6.22 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... not for poultry only,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... not for poultry only, but for pigs and even horses. Upon this grain, says Mr. Cobbett, without any grinding, horses are fed, oxen are fatted, hogs are fatted, and poultry made perfectly fat by eating the grain whole tossed down to them in the yard. The finest turkeys in the whole world are fattened in this way without the least possible trouble.--(Domestic Qardeners Manual.) INSECTS.

INSECTS DESTRUCTIVE TO FIELDS, ORCHARDS, AND GARDENS: By J. RENNIE, A.M. A.L.S. Author of Insect Architecture, and Insect Transformations, Sec. in the Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Conversations on Geology, Sfc. Sfc. A very great proportion of useful practical knowledge is obtained by unlearning error, and by stripping facts of the fanciful additions which are made by writers who compile books in their closets, without a personal acquaintance with what they undertake to describe.

Upon the subject of insects, errors and fancies have been more than usually multiplied, in consequence of the difficulty of observing the actual facts in creatures so minute, which has also prevented the detection of mistakes--many of them of great practical importance--though had these occurred with regard to the larger animals, they could not have obtained belief from the most credulous. Holding these views to be of the greatest consequence then, with regard particularly to destructive insects, 1 shall endeavour to expose some of the more prevalent mistakes which are frequently met with both in books and in conversation, and this will give me the best opportunity of stating the simple facts, as I have examined them in nature, and not in books.

It may not be out of place however to remark, that in order to perceive what I shall...



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