An Agricultural Testament

  title={An Agricultural Testament},
  author={Robert Orr Whyte},
  • R. Whyte
  • Published 1 May 1941
  • History
  • Nature
THE strong criticisms of the agricultural practices in many countries at the present day, and of the aims and technique of modern agricultural research made in this book, are based upon the author's work and experience during a period of forty years in the West Indies, India, and Great Britain. It is with the process of manufacturing compost evolved in the Institute of Plant Industry, Indore, Central India, between the years 1924 and 1931, that the name of Howard is more particularly associated… 
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