新闻热点
·2019级部召开学习规范培训暨月考冲...
·太阳城国际娱乐隆重举行开学典礼暨教师节庆祝...
· “无偿献血,传递温暖”——太阳城国际娱乐组...
·太阳城国际娱乐在“语文报杯”现场作文大赛中...
·太阳城国际娱乐开展庆祝建党98周年系列活动
·潍坊市疾病防控暨接种证查验工作督...
校园快讯
教研成果
学生园地
校友天地
·学子来信——2014级优秀毕业生郭嘉...
·致母校的一封信———郑晓峰
· 高中生活随记
·致诸城籍在外人才的一封家书
· 致广大校友的一封信
· 公 告
学科拓展

过去的经典课文(6)

日期:2013/11/22 10:11 点击数:3447 
 

 
A FARMING PIONEER
China was one of the first countries in the world to study the science of farming. It was the earliest research centre for agriculture. While people in other countries in the world were trying to catch wild animals and birds and were still collecting seeds and nuts, farmers in China were developing the science of agriculture.
    One of the pioneers of farming was Jia Sixie, who lived in the sixth century AD He was born in Yidu, in Shandong Province and worked in Gaoyang, which is also in Shandong. For many years he worked in the government. Then he returned home and spent his time on research into agriculture. He collected information, studied it, did experiments and learnt from the experiences of farmers.
    He studied ways of keeping seeds. He advised farmers to choose the best seed-heads, the ones that had the best colour. Then he said that they should be hung up to dry. In the following spring, the seeds should be knocked out of the seed-heads and sown.
    He studied how to improve soil conditions. He learnt how to clean rough ground before planting crops. He pointed out that it was important to remove weeds before sowing seed in the soil. He advised farmers first to let sheep or cows walk on the land.
The animals would then destroy the weeds or eat them. The soil should also be turned over with a fork so that the weeds would be destroyed. He also said it was important to plant wheat close together. Other scientists had said that wheat should be planted with space between the plants. However, Jia Sixie did experiments and showed that his way was better.
    He wrote a book called QiMinYaoShu during the years 533--544. The book, which has 110,000 characters, is about both farming and gardening. It includes advice on the following subjects: growing green vegetables and fruit trees,keeping cows and sheep, and keeping fish in lakes. There are also instructions for making wine.
   This book was considered to be an important summary of the knowledge of farming. For centuries after Jia Sixie died, it was studied by Chinese farmers and students of farming.
中国基础教育网
旺旺英语
中国教师联盟
版权所有诸城实验中学电教中心 电话:0536-6096290 鲁ICP备05005663号 Email:zcsz@zcsz.com