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Denison, William Thomas (1852) On experiments for determining the manures most suitable to the turnip crop. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 2 (1). pp. 47-52. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

There is a report drawn up by the members of the
Annandale Farmers' Club, and printed in the Transactions
of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland for
March, 1850, which is remarkable for two things :—1st. The
spirit which caused a body of farmers to unite and carry out
a system of inspection, the sole object of which would appear to have been the attainment of information which they might apply usefully to the cultivation of their farms.
—2nd. The results of the system of cultivation pursued.
As I believe that a system of careful experiment would
be most advantageous to the agriculture of this colony, and
as I am also convinced that the turnip crops grown here
fall very far short in weight of even the lowest upon the
farms inspected and reported on, I cannot but think that a
short abstract of the system pursued, and of the results produced, both as regards the combination of the farmers and
the cultivation of their farms, may be acceptable to the
agriculturists of Van Diemen's Land.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 47-52
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 06:26
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:18
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