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THE NORTH CAROLINA
AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT AND FERTILIZER CONTROL STATION.
ESTABLISHED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 1877, FOR THE PROMOTION OF
NORTII CAROLINA AGRICULTURE.
1. Offices and laboratory in the Agricultural Department Building, corner of Edenton and Halifax Streets, Raleigh. The chemical work of the Station will include:
The analysis of all Fertilizers legally on sale in the State;
The analysis of Agricultural Chemicals, of Composis and Home-made Fertilizers, and of all materials from which they can be made;
The analysis of Soils, Marls and Mucks ;
The examination of Seeds with reference to their purity, and capacity to germinate;
The testing of varieties of Cultivated Plants;
2. The Experiment Farm and Piant House of the Station was established during 1886 adjacent to the Fair Grounds of the State Agricultural So. ciety, one and a half miles west of Ritleigh. There experiments will be carried on, in the language of The Code, “ on the nutrition and growth of plants with a view to ascertain what fertilizers are best suited to the various crops of this State, and whether other crops may not be advantageously grown on its soils." The General Assembly of 1887 established the North Caralina College of Ag. riculture and Mechanic Arts, near the City of Raleigh, and connected this Experiment Station with it. It also directed that the whole of the funds appropriated to this State by the Congress of the l'oited States by the bill known as the “ Hatch Bill” should be devoted to this Experiment Station. The work of the Station will be greatly enlarged under this act.
3. A Weather Observing and Signal Station was established at the Experiment Farm during 1886, by the aid of the United States Signal Office. This will be the central othice of the State Weather Service, an organization of voluntary observers and displaymen, for collecting climatic statistics and study. ing the meteorology of this State, and for publishing frost and other weather warnings.
The Station is a burean of information for farmers, and every person interested in developing our agricultural industries is invited to apply to the Station for any information connected with farming:
Many publications upon the subjects mentioned are mailed, free of charge, to citizens of North Carolina applying for them.
Correspondence is invited upon subjects pertaining to scientific agriculture.
Farmers are especially invited to visit the Laboratory, the Experimental Grounds, and the Weather Station. Address: DR. CHARLES W. DABNEY, JR., DIRECTOR,
Raleigh, N. C.
W. 0. BAILEY, Signal Corps, U. S. A., WEATHER OBSERVER, AND ASSISTANT FOR STATE WEATHER SERVICE.
LABORATORY AND OFFICES, CORNER OF EDENTON AND HALIFAX STREETS,
RALEIGH; FARM, PLANT House, AND WEATHER STATION, 13 MILES WEST ON THE HILLSBOROUGH ROAD.
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME.
NORTH CAROLINA EXPERIMENT STATION,
1878 TO 1886.
This list includes reports, special publications and contributions to The Bul. letin of the Department of Agriculture, but excludes all circulars, directions and forms. Unless marked otherwise, they are unbound.
The following were issued under the Directorship of Dr. Albert R. Ledoux:
Ville's formulæ for composting, and others furnished by Dr. Ledoux, 1878, 16 pages; The Sugar Beet in North Carolina, 1878, 30
pages; Silica vs. Ammonia, results of comparative soil-tests of Popplein's Silicated Phosphate, with a number of ammoniated guanos, 1878, 24 pages;
Analyses and Valuations of Fertilizers for 1877 and 1878, republished, 1879, 16 pages;
Report of the Director to the Legislature, January, 1879, Document No. 8, 16 pages; Analyses and Valuations of ertilizers
1879, 8 pages; Formula for Composting, 1879, 16 pages; Report of the Station for 1879 (bound), 193 pages ;
Report of the Station for 1880, including Analyses of Fertilizers for that year (bound), 148 pages.
The following were issued by Dr. Charles W. Dabney, Jr.:
Home made Manures-- High-manuring on Cotton, Bulletin for February, 1882 ;
Does Cotton Exhaust? Cotton Seed and its C'ses, Bulletin for March, 1882;
Stable Manure Saved and Composted-Rice products as a Feeding-stuff, Bulletin for April, 1882;
Analyses of Fertilizers, 1882, 8 pages;
Finely.ground Phosphates or Floats," 1882, 10 pages;
TEMPERATURE OF THE AIR AND SOIL,