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Grasses And Forage Plants Of Nebraska CHARLES E BESSEY

Grasses And Forage Plants Of Nebraska


Other works by CHARLES E BESSEY

Publication: Journal Company, State Printers, 1888, Lincoln

First edition. Stiff printed wrappers, 15 pp. + 20 full-page plates. 1 map. With the emergence of cattle grazing as a primary agricultural development of this time period, this report was important to many ranchers and farmers in Nebraska and the surrounding area. Charles Bessey was a noted Professor of Botany who created the first undergraduate botanical laboratory in the United States. In 1884 he became Dean of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska and initiated a tree planting experiment that resulted in the Nebraska National Forest, the first man made national forest in the world. A few dark spots from the staples that bind the report, else a fine copy.

Inventory Number: 34484