REPORT


of the


COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE


for


THE YEAR 1865.





WASHINGTON:
Government Printing Office
1866.



Printing Resolution

Contents

Report of the Commissioner, Hon. Isaac Newtown.
Report of the Superintendent of Garden, William Saunders
Report of the Superintendent of the Experimental Farm, George Reid
Report of the Entomologist, Townend Glover
Report of the Chemist, Henry Erni
Report of the Statistician, J.R. Dodge
Entomological exhibition in Paris, by Townend Glover
Resources and industrial condition of the southern States, by Daniel R. Goodloe
Agricultural colleges, by Henry F. French
Popular varieties of hardy fruits, by F.R. Elliot
The peach, its propagation, cultivation, varieties, &c., by Isaac Pullen
New varieties of grapes, by S.J. Parker, M.D.
Fruits and fruit trees of the middle States, by William C. Lodge
The native fruits of the far west, by R.O. Thompson
American forests, their destruction and preservation, by Rev. Frederick Starr, Jr.
The onion, its history, culture, and preservation, by Elisha Slade
Market gardening in the vicinity of New York, by Peter Henderson
Market products of west New Jersey, by James S. Lippincott
Potato culture in Lake county, Ohio, by L.S. Abbott
Botanical history of sorghum, by F. Pech
Production of sugar from sorghum, or northern sugar-cane, by William Clough
The grape disease in Europe, by Henry Erni, M.D.
Madder, by J.R. Dodge
China grass, by J.R. Dodge
Alsike clover, translated from "Handbook of Swedish Agriculture" by J. Arrhenius.
Barley and its Uses, by J.M Shaffer
Manures and their application, by Simon Brown and Joseph Reynolds, M.D.
Cutting and cooking food for animals, by E.W. Stewart
Comparative value of cattle foods
American dairying, its rise, progress, and national importance, by X.A. Willard
Dairy farming, with some account of the farm of the writer, by Zadock Pratt
Bee-keeping, by Mrs. Ellen S. Tupper
White Chester breed of swine, by Paschall Morris
Model piggery, by Paschall Morris
Long-Wool Sheep, by J.R. Dodge
The American Merinos of Vermont
Cattle Farming in the Pampas, by Rev. G.D. Carrow
System of farm accounts, by John H. Bourne
Weeds of American Agriculture, by William Darlington, M.D.
Observations on atmospheric humidity, by James S. Lippincott
The cattle plague in Europe, by J.R. Dodge
Donations
Meterology of 1865, by A.B. Grosh

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