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Burkett, Charles William: Agriculture For Beginners, v.1, 25 Dec 2008

This 1914 edition was used as a textbook for teaching agricultural techniques to school students in the U.S. It contains over 300 illustrations. Here is the table of contents:

CHAPTER I - THE SOIL

ORIGIN OF THE SOIL
TILLAGE OF THE SOIL
THE MOISTURE OF THE SOIL
HOW THE WATER RISES IN THE SOIL
DRAINING THE SOIL
IMPROVING THE SOIL
MANURING THE SOIL

CHAPTER II - THE SOIL AND THE PLANT

ROOTS
HOW THE PLANT FEEDS FROM THE SOIL
ROOT-TUBERCLES
THE ROTATION OF CROPS

CHAPTER III - THE PLANT

HOW THE PLANT FEEDS FROM THE AIR
THE SAP CURRENT
THE FLOWER AND THE SEED
POLLINATION
CROSSES, HYBRIDS, AND CROSS-POLLINATION
PROPAGATION BY BUDS
PLANT SEEDING
SELECTING SEED CORN
WEEDS
SEED PURITY AND VITALITY

CHAPTER IV - HOW TO RAISE A FRUIT TREE

GRAFTING
BUDDING
PLANTING AND PRUNING

CHAPTER V - HORTICULTURE

MARKET-GARDENING
FLOWER-GARDENING

CHAPTER VI - THE DISEASES OF PLANTS

THE CAUSE AND NATURE OF PLANT DISEASE
YEAST AND BACTERIA
PREVENTION OF PLANT DISEASE
SOME SPECIAL PLANT DISEASES

CHAPTER VII - ORCHARD, GARDEN, AND FIELD INSECTS

INSECTS IN GENERAL
ORCHARD INSECTS
GARDEN AND FIELD INSECTS
THE COTTON-BOLL WEEVIL

CHAPTER VIII - FARM CROPS

COTTON
TOBACCO
WHEAT
CORN
PEANUTS
SWEET POTATOES
WHITE, OR IRISH, POTATOES
OATS
RYE
BARLEY
SUGAR PLANTS
HEMP AND FLAX
BUCKWHEAT
RICE
THE TIMBER CROP
THE FARM GARDEN

CHAPTER IX - FEED STUFFS

GRASSES
LEGUMES

CHAPTER X - DOMESTIC ANIMALS

HORSES
CATTLE
SHEEP
SWINE
FARM POULTRY
BEE CULTURE
WHY WE FEED ANIMALS

CHAPTER XI - FARM DAIRYING

THE DAIRY COW
MILK, CREAM, CHURNING, AND BUTTER
HOW MILK SOURS
THE BABCOCK MILK-TESTER

CHAPTER XII - MISCELLANEOUS

GROWING FEED STUFFS ON THE FARM
FARM TOOLS AND MACHINES
LIMING THE LAND
BIRDS
FARMING ON DRY LAND
IRRIGATION
LIFE IN THE COUNTRY

APPENDIX

GLOSSARY
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