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dc.contributor.authorChilders, Lucius Franklineng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued1906eng
dc.date.submitted1906eng
dc.descriptionTypescripteng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri 1909eng
dc.description.abstractThe relation of lime and magnesium to each other in plant growth is a problem over which the Agronomist and Plant Physiologist have stumbled for some time, and before its solution is finally reached, will likely involve the consideration of several other mineral elements which are not now generally believed to function with them. It has been known ever since the time of Aristotle that lime is beneficial to most soils, and since then it has been used in all its forms as a condiment; sometimes with success; sometimes with medium results and sometimes with apparent failure. SIR JOHN BENNET LAWS and SIR JOSEPH HENRY GILBERT were the first to make accurate observations upon the practice of liming. They found that the white or "fat lime" would produce better yields than the gray or "poor lime" which was sometimes injurious. From observations of this kind there has grown up the practice of applying lime to soils stiff and poor in texture. Magnesium on the other hand is never applied since it has no such beneficial action, and is supposed to exist in sufficient quantities for all necessary needs of plant growth. This in general is true, as most soils in America and Foreign Countries, contain more lime than magnesium. However, there are instances where the magnesium content of some soils is below that of lime, and applications of magnesium to these soils would be found beneficial. It will be the purpose of the following pages of this paper to discuss the Physical, Chemical, Bacteriological and Physiological relations of Calcium and Magnesium to soils and their effects upon plant growth. And while some of these theories are somewhat obsolete, the majority are new and apparently true.eng
dc.description.digitizationDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2011.eng
dc.format.extent103 leaveseng
dc.identifier.merlinb23302847eng
dc.identifier.oclc24340734eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15466eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missourieng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshGrowth (Plants)eng
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Effect of magnesium oneng
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Effect of calcium oneng
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Effect of minerals oneng
dc.subject.lcshLimeeng
dc.titleRelation of lime and magnesium to plant growth in Missouri soilseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgriculture (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missourieng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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