Rural California

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Macmillan, 1923 - 399 strani
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Stran 379 - Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo...
Stran 349 - The Legislature shall encourage, by all suitable means, the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral and agricultural improvement.
Stran 84 - ... to promote closer agricultural settlement, to assist deserving and qualified persons to acquire small improved farms, to demonstrate the value of adequate capital and organized direction in subdividing and preparing agricultural land for settlement, and to provide homes for farm laborers.
Stran 351 - The University of California is an integral part of the public educational system of the state. As such it completes the work begun in the public schools. Through aid from the state and the United States, and by private gifts, it furnishes facilities for instruction in literature and in science, and in the professions of art, law, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
Stran 40 - alkali" is not necessarily brought into the soil from some other location. It is merely a result of a regrouping of the chemicals that existed in the original rock, and the concentration of these compounds in the surface soil because of excessive evaporation. If the soil has good natural drainage, any excess of water will percolate through the soil and will seep out to the country drainage channels, carrying with it in solution, small quantities of the soluble salts. In such cases, the waters evaporated...
Stran 84 - The legislature believes that land settlement is a problem of great importance to the welfare of all the people of the state of California and for that reason through this particular act endeavors to improve the general economic and social conditions of agricultural settlers within the state and of the people of the state in general.
Stran 36 - Under the climatic conditions that exist, with the hot dry summers and the low rainfall in winter, the weathering action of air and water, the beneficial action of bacteria and the formation of humus in the soil, occur to considerable depths. Roots ordinarily penetrate to depths of six to eight feet below the surface. In studying the soil, it is necessary to consider at least a six-foot section, instead of the usual three-foot section of the humid regions.
Stran 38 - ... readily work down into the underlying soil mass. In such cases the hardpan is not a serious factor as it ordinarily re-cements very slowly. In some cases the hardpan is underlaid by a compact, semi-cemented layer of soil, sand, and gravel that is practically impenetrable to water or to plant roots. (See fig.
Stran 27 - ... Sierra and give the state its invaluable and ample water supply for power and irrigation. In the valleys among the great snow mountains there are farming districts of considerable present production and great future promise. The most marked character of these high lands is the limitations placed upon cropping by the short growing season and the frequency of frosts during the spring and, at the higher elevations, even during the summer months. Therefore this division differs most markedly from...

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