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Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants

By: Winifred E Brenchley(Author)

162 pages, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2015 | Edition: 2 | #220575 | ISBN-13: 9781107502390
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First published in 1927 as the second edition of a 1914 original, Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants examines the effect of various inorganic substances on the growth of plants. Brenchley performs experiments to prove that certain compounds then in use in artificial fertilisers, including arsenic compounds, sometimes had a deleterious effect on the plants to which they were applied in various settings. Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of botany and of agriculture.


1. Introduction
2. Methods of working
3. Effect of copper compounds
4. Effect of zinc compounds
5. Effect of arsenic compounds
6. Effect of boron compounds
7. Effect of manganese compounds
8. Conclusions

Index of plant-names
General index

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