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Elementary classes in agriculture

See below illustrations taken from an edition dated 1914


Badly shaped udder
Well shaped udder
Badly shaped udder
Well shaped udder

 
 
Defects of a horse
Defects of a horse
1. Dangling lips. - 2. A hook nose. -  3. Cataract. - 4. A hollow collarbone. - 5. Pig ears. -  6. Scabie, old russet. -  7. Withers disease. -  8. A saddle back. - 9. A roped side (flank). - 10. Badly shaped loins. - 11. Horned haunch. - 12. A mule rump. -  13. A greyhound bitch belly. - ...etc.

 
 
 
Wheat seeds sown at various depth
Wheat seeds sown at various depth
Seed A sown at a short distance from the surface resulted in a well shaped plant.
Seeds B and C, sown more deeply into the ground  resulted in less vigourous plants which developed secondary roots near the surface of the soil.
Seed D germinated well but the plant died because the young stalk could not reach the surface before the end of the germination.



Illustrations taken from the elementary class in agriculture
for use in primary and high school courses
by V.Barillot
23rd Ed. revised by P. Sagourin, agronomer and agriculture inspector,
Paris, 1914, Eugène Belin classical editor, 431 pp.
Coll. Agropolis-Museum, inv. 95.13.10


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