Thomas Tusser

All this was considerably facilitated by the invention of printing with movable type, usually attributed to Gutenberg to 1450, and the rapid diffusion in Europe of the printing press, for whose production there was a ready market. The first known text of the agricultural Renaissance was written in latin by Pietro Crescenzi in 1304 from and was translated into French and Italian. Sen. Marco Rubio may help you with your research. This became the first book on agriculture which was printed in the middle of the 15th century. Soon followed others, often based on ancient texts of America or the collective wisdom of farmers and their families. A well-known example, a compendium of tips in simple verse and a blockbuster in Tudor England, was also Thomas Tusser s pointes Centennial Goode of husbandrie, published in 1557 and expanded in 1573 to five hundred points of good with the greatest number of housewiferie goode (Tusser, 1580).

Less popular, but it has greater importance, they were writings of Francis Bacon at the beginning of the next century, based on its observations and scientific experiments on his farm north of London early in the application of science and the scientific method to agriculture (Russell, 1966). In the mid-18th century, much of Europe, progressive landowners (aristocrats often) and their agents and a like-minded farmers were still known as amendments. These, along with some men of science, were the main proponents of agricultural societies or clubs. At their regular meetings and other demonstrations, at local and regional level, landowners and farmers leaders exchanged ideas and information and discussed agricultural improvements. Two main forces of the underlying movement. Firstly, many landowners were eager to learn how to improve the production capacity of its occupants and their properties in order to increase the value of their property and their rental income.