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History of horticulture agriculture USDA BARC 2012


The Laurel Historical Society …

The Laurel Historical Society
The Laurel Public Library
Beltsville Agricultural
Research Center (BARC):
The Science of Organic Farming
Presented by John Peter Thompson,
President of the National Agricultural Research Alliance
October 10, 2012
7 pm
Laurel Library
507 7th Street
Laurel, MD 20707
BARC has been at the forefront of agricultural research for over 100 years.
Come learn more about the “farm” as it has been affectionately called by
those who lived in Laurel and worked at the
internationally known research facility.

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  • 1. John Peter ThompsonThe Laurel Historical Society & The Laurel Public Library October 10, 2012
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  • 3. Aristotle Theophrastos
  • 4. Marcus Porcius Cato. The Elder Marcus Terentius Varro Publius Vergilius MaroL. Junius Moderatus Columella Aelius Galenus Gaius Plinius Secundus
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  • 7. Leonhart Fuchs, (Fuchsius Leonhardus) 1501-1566Konrad Von Megenberg, 1309-1374
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  • 9. Boston Jamestown
  • 10. Carl Nilsson Linnæus, Carl von Linné (23 May 1707 - 10 January 1778Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon(7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788)
  • 11. William Prince Nurseryman New YorkOenothera grandiflora Found in Alabama by William Bartram in 1775
  • 12. Charles Willson Peale
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  • 15. Mary Snowden was one of five children of Major Thomas Snowden (1751-1803),who was son of Thomas (1722-1770) son of Richard Snowden II, the Ironmaster,first owner of Montpelier.This Richard was the son of Richard Snowden I,who received a grant of a manor from Lord Baltimore around the year 1660.It is said that during his lifetime he amassed an estate of 80,000 acres.Mary Snowden has this two-story brick dwelling built on the tract of landshe inherited from her father, Major Thomas Snowden.It was built about the time she married Col. Carlyle Herbert.It was named after his former home, Walnut Grange, in Virginia.
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  • 18. Hosta Thomas HoggStewartiapseudocamellia
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  • 20. Photo: Greenhouses, Department of Agriculture Building. National Archives and Records Administrati
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  • 22. The first building at Beltsville and is the site ofthe first research activity.
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  • 25. •Food and DrugAdministration,•EnvironmentalProtection Agency,•Biological Surveyof the Departmentof the Interior,•Forest Service,• Soil ConservationService.
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  • 27. •Roma tomato; ` •Topcrop and `Tendercrop beans; • `Kennebec, `Atlantic, and `BelRus potatoes; •`Surecrop, `Earilglow and `Allstar strawberries; •`Duke, `Jersey and `Bluecrop blueberries.
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  • 29. The Sustainable Agricultural Systems Labdetermines principles and practices integral tothe development of sustainable agriculturalsystems. Multi-disciplinary researchinvestigates agro-ecological processesunderlying the functioning of sustainablesystems. Emphasis is also on molecular biologyof soil and root interactions, developingbiologics to suppress soil borne plantpathogens, and molecular biotechnology toproduce nutrient-rich and long lasting crops.Communication with the agriculturalcommunity and consumers that valuesustainable agriculture is integral to thedefinition of research problems and thetransfer of technology.
  • 30. For 100 years, theHenry A. Wallace ARS microbiologist PatBeltsville Millner is developing aAgricultural way to cap or seal oldResearch Center landfills with more(BARC) in environmentallyBeltsville, Maryland sensitive vegetative, has maintained caps—trees and shrubsand protected its planted in a mix ofshare of 25,660 topsoil and compost—acres of green in place of conventionalspace just 15 miles clay capsfrom the nation’scapital.
  • 31. •Early American Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogs•Early USDA Plant Exploration•Pomona italiana, ossia trattato degli alberi Giorgio Gallesio. 1772-1839.•George Cooke Diary (1791-1849) was an antebellum planterin Anne Arundel County, Maryland