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The Stock-Feeders Manual : The Chemistry of Food in Relation to the Breeding and Feeding of Live Stock Charles A. Cameron

The Stock-Feeders Manual : The Chemistry of Food in Relation to the Breeding and Feeding of Live Stock

Charles A. Cameron

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It is the primary function of plants to convert the inorganic matter of the soil and air into organised structures of a highly complex nature. The food of plants is purely mineral, and consists chiefly of water, carbonic acid, and ammonia. Water isMoreIt is the primary function of plants to convert the inorganic matter of the soil and air into organised structures of a highly complex nature. The food of plants is purely mineral, and consists chiefly of water, carbonic acid, and ammonia. Water is composed of the elements oxygen and hydrogen- carbonic acid is a compound of oxygen and carbon- and ammonia is formed of hydrogen and nitrogen. These four substances are termed the organic elements, because they form by far the larger portion—sometimes the whole—of organic bodies. The combustible portion of plants and animals is composed of the organic elements- the incombustible part is made up of potassium, sodium, and the various other elements enumerated in another page. The organic elements are furnished chiefly by the atmosphere, and the incombustible matters are supplied by the soil.