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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (1): 68–86.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Frank Uekötter Abstract This article discusses the role of panaceas as functional equivalents to scientific expertise. Using the example of plant nutrition in Germany, it shows how increasing fertilizer use ran against the best scientific advice in significant ways. Ultimately, the lack...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (3): 283–322.
Published: 01 July 2009
...-twentieth century was a watershed event for many Mayan farmers in Guatemala. While some Maya hailed synthetic fertilizers’ immediate effectiveness as a relief from famines and migrant labor, others lamented the long-term deterioration of their public health, soil quality, and economic autonomy. Since...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 January 2000
... van de Nederlandse landbouw," 244 12 Belgium showed a 20 percent fall in 1888 another fall of 10 percent in 1890 another drop of 15 percent around 1895 Blomme, "The Economic Devel¬ opment," 424 "how chemical fertilizer has to be used" in 1891 VodL, 1885, 569 VodL, 1893, 462 VodL...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (3): 476–477.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Timothy Johnson Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina . By Sheperd W. McKinley . Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2014 . 242 pp., $69.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8130-4924-3 . © the Agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (4): 488–512.
Published: 01 October 2017
... agricultural innovations—especially those that required substantial cash outlays—were kept at arm’s length because of the outcome’s uncertainty, which could harm the survival strategies of smallholding peasants. Tis article elaborates on the spread of two innovative fertilizer improvements—animal urine...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (2): 433–450.
Published: 01 April 2000
.... Fertilizer Industry (Muscle Shoals, Alabama: Tennessee Valley Authority, 1990 ), vii -viii, chaps. 10 , 11 Richard A. Wines , Fertilizer in America: from waste recycling to resource exploitation (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1985 ), 148 -61 5 Nelson, History ofthe U.S...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (3): 700–701.
Published: 01 July 2000
...Stephanie Carpenter Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940 . Rebecca Sharpless . Copyright 2000 Agricultural History Society 2000 Book Reviews Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 19001940. By Rebecca Sharpless. Chapel Hill...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 290–291.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Rachel Newcomb Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley . By Suzanne E. Joseph . Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2013 . 246 pp., $74.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8130-4461-3 . © the Agricultural History Society, 2015 2015 Agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (4): 513–546.
Published: 01 November 2023
... other plants. Húupatka yielded more grain than any single plant of the eastern complex and thus demonstrated the capacity of humans to harness through ceremony the power of nonhuman forces to maintain the reproductive capacity or fertility of their earthly world. 18 Examining the switch to corn...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (1): 48–83.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Joshua Frens-String Abstract This article examines how Chilean nitrate fertilizer producers and their international marketing agents persuaded farmers in the US South to use nitrogen-rich mineral fertilizers mined from the Atacama Desert, even as cheaper synthetic fertilizers flooded agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (1): 31–54.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of renowned chemists such as Wilhelm Henneberg and Louis Grandeau. The mission of these laboratories was to acquaint the local farming community with the new scientific approach to farming, which included the use of chemical fertilizers. The laboratory scientists hoped to achieve this through education...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (2): 209–229.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Timothy Johnson Abstract In the years before World War I, America's federal government played a very limited role in advanced fertilizer research. This changed after 1916 when lawmakers included a provision in the National Defense Act that funded a swords-to-plowshares project to manufacture...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 487–511.
Published: 01 November 2022
...-skeptic ideologies, both radical and conventional, in the fertile ground of rural America. Relying on court records, news reports, and organizational documents, this article reconstructs a story that grabbed national attention during the Farm Crisis to demonstrate the importance of free-market narratives...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (2): 273–310.
Published: 01 May 2023
... remain in their field of expertise, plant pathologists pivoted to semidwarf wheat and fertilizer use after 1953, a shift that defined the course of the Green Revolution. 101. Stakman, “Agricultural Conditions and Problems in Mexico,” 35. jrgarn@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 the Agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 336–353.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of the organic movement, including: soil erosion, soil fertility, nutrition, and health. Crucially, it also reveals some of its more everyday preoccupations with culinary skills and recipe books. Finally, it illustrates that a detailed examination of the journal reveals some of the forgotten figures...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (2): 143–173.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Piraífrom other coffee-producing areas that suffered from ecological devastation. By 1900 the land’s loss of fertility precluded further plantation agriculture in Barra do Pir aí, leading to the transition from lucrative coffee cultivation to dairy farming based on meager capital inputs. Compared...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (3): 352–383.
Published: 01 July 2009
...KENNETH SYLVESTER; GEOFF CUNFER Abstract The Green Revolution of the 1960s brought about a dramatic rise in global crop yields. But, as most observers acknowledge, this has come at a considerable cost to biodiversity. Plant breeding, synthetic fertilizers, and mechanization steadily narrowed...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 559–583.
Published: 01 October 2015
..., and an increased use of artificial fertilizers, which were valued for their time-saving potential rather than their yield-increasing effects. Modernized Farming but Stagnated Production: Swedish Farming in the 1950s Emerging Welfare State CARIN MARTIIN Swedish agriculture in the 1950s deviated from general Western...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 22–50.
Published: 01 January 2016
... dynamic regions, utilized plows or similar equipment or applied chemical fertilizers. © 2016 Agricultural History Society 2016 NOTES 1. For studies on coffee districts, see, Stanley J. Stein , Vassouras: A Brazilian Coffee County, 1850–1900: The Roles of Planter and Slave in a Plantation...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (1): 55–77.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Sandra Kiesow Abstract The small island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe was one of the world’s leading producers of cocoa beans in the early twentieth century. The tropical climate, the abundant precipitation, and the fertile volcanic soils of the islands contributed to a rapid development of cocoa...