New Essay on Fiorin Grass, Including the History of Its Discovery, and an Account of Its Valuable Qualities, and Mode of Culture

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Pagina 87 - ... which seem most favourable to their growth ; a few varieties being adopted for the purpose of ascertaining the effect of different soils on the same plant. The grasses were either planted or sown, and their produce cut and collected and dried, at the proper seasons, in summer and autumn, by Mr, Sinclair^ his Grace's gardener. For the purpose of determining as far as possible the nutritive powers of the different species, equal weights of the dry grasses or vegetable substances were acted upon...
Pagina 87 - Spots of ground, each containing four square feet, in the garden at Woburn Abbey, were inclosed by boards in such a manner that there was no lateral communication between the earth included by the boards and that of the garden. The soil was removed in these...
Pagina 87 - Spaces of ground, each containing four square feet, were enclosed by boards in such a manner, that there was no lateral communication between the earth enclosed by the boards and that of the garden ; the soil was removed in these enclosures, and new soils supplied, or mixtures of soils were made in them, to furnish, as far as possible, to the different grasses, those soils which seem most favourable to their growth ; a few varieties being adopted, for the purpose of ascertaining the effects of different...
Pagina 88 - I shall offer a few chemical observations on others at the end of this Appendix. It will be found from the general conclusions, that the mode of determining the nutritive power of the grasses, by the quantity of matter they contain soluble in water, is sufficiently accurate for all the purposes of agricultural investigation.
Pagina 88 - ... 101 0 8 The proportional value which the grass at the time of flowering bears to that at the time the seed is ripe, is as 6 to 8. This species is smaller in every respect than the preceding. The leaves are seldom more...
Pagina 87 - ... Sinclair, his grace's gardener. For the purpose of determining, as far as possible, the nutritive powers of the different species, equal weights of the dry grasses or vegetable substances were acted upon by hot water till all their soluble parts were dissolved ; the solution was then evaporated to dryness by a gentle heat in a proper stove, and the matter obtained carefully weighed. This part of the process was likewise conducted with much address and intelligence by Mr. Sinclair, by whom all...
Pagina 89 - Richardson, in his several publications on florin ; and of its productive powers in England (which has been doubted by some) there are satisfactory proofs. Lady Hardwicke has given an account of a trial of this grass ; wherein twenty-three milch cows and one young horse, besides a number of pigs were kept a fortnight on the produce of one acre.
Pagina 89 - Agrottii ttolonifera exceeding that of the variety in proportion, as 6 to 8 - . - - 276 8 1 The above details will assist the farmer in deciding on the comparative value of this grass. From a careful examination it will doubtless appear to possess merits well worthy of attention, though perhaps not so great as has been supposed, if the natural place of its growth and habits be impartially taken into the account.
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Pagina 87 - Abbey, were inclosed by boards in such a manner that there was no lateral communication between the earth included by the boards and that of the garden. The soil was removed in these inclosures, and new soils supplied ; or a mixture of soils was made in them, to furnish as far as possible to the different grasses those soils which seem most favourable to their growth ; a few varieties being adopted for the purpose of ascertaining the effect of different soils on the same plant. The grasses were either...

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