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Excerpt from Crop Production an Agricultural Text for SchoolsThe art of agriculture is based upon the production of crops. Consequently, it seems highly desirable that the study of agriculture should be begun by a general survey of the field of cropMoreExcerpt from Crop Production an Agricultural Text for SchoolsThe art of agriculture is based upon the production of crops. Consequently, it seems highly desirable that the study of agriculture should be begun by a general survey of the field of crop production. By such a survey the student acquires a general knowledge of the many kinds of crops grown in America. He is thus able to supplement by a broader view the knowledge gained in the comparatively narrow field of personal experience.In this book the attempt has been made to carry out consistently a method of teaching which has led to successful results through many years of use. It is a combination of the laboratory and the project methods in which personal experience with real objects precedes the study of each crop considered. So far as possible these laboratory and project outlines are made so simple that they can be carried on in connection with any school. While the book is especially intended to meet the needs of the Junior High School, it should also prove serviceable in other schools.The book furnishes the teacher with an abundant series of simple directions for work for each pupil to follow out before taking up the study of the text. The latter gives the most essential facts concerning the characteristics, history, culture, varieties, and enemies of practically all our crops. There are in addition many charts which show the total production of the various crops in the world as a whole, as well as the production in the United States and in special states.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.