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Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application

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Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926. Whitson, John; John, Robert; Williams, Henry Smith, 1863-1943, Editor
Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application
Volume VIII
New York: Luther Burbank Press, 1914

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Contents

[Cover]

[Frontispiece] In the hop country

[Title page] Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application

[Contents] Volume VIII -- by chapters

Foreword to volume VIII

[Corn -- the king of America's crops -- not only better corn but a better stalk -- and why], pp. [unnumbered]-43

[Getting the most out of the small grains -- improvements in wheat, oats, barley], pp. [44]-[76]

Manufacturing food for live stock -- some suggestions on clover, timothy, and alfalfa, pp. [77]-[106]

A rich field for work in the textile plants -- improving the fibers of flax, hemp, and cotton, pp. [107]-[132]

Plants which yield useful chemical substances -- observations on sugar-cane hops and sugar-beets, pp. [133]-[167]

[Reclaiming the desert with cactus -- the methods used to produce a spineless cactus], pp. [168]-[208]

A rival of alfalfa -- the commercial possibilities of cactus as cattle food, pp. [209]-[240]

Many useful substances in cactus -- the richness of its chemical content, pp. [241]-[269]

[Other useful plants which will repay experiment -- transformations and improvements waiting to be made], pp. [270]-303 ff.

[Index] List of direct color photograph prints in volume VIII

[Cover]


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