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 Decade: 1900-1909
 Serial/Series Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture)
 Collection: USDA Farmers' Bulletins
The Adulteration of Forage-Plant Seeds

The Adulteration of Forage-Plant Seeds

Date: 1909
Creator: Hillman, F. H.
Description: Report discussing the adulteration of forage plant seeds, including for red clover, alfalfa, alsike clover, orchard grass, meadow fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, redtop, and brome grasses (bromus).
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The Advantage of Planting Heavy Cotton Seed

The Advantage of Planting Heavy Cotton Seed

Date: 1907
Creator: Webber, Herbert John, 1865-1946 & Boykin, E. B.
Description: Report discussing the importance of using heavy cotton seed and separating it for planting. Experiments have established that heavier seeds more reliably produce better plants. Methods of separating and testing the seeds are discussed, including the equipment necessary for seed separation.
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Alfalfa Growing

Alfalfa Growing

Date: 1905
Creator: Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
Description: Report discussing the cultivation of alfalfa and its potential as a crop for hay and pastures. Also includes a discussion of the various weeds, pests, and fungi which affect alfalfa.
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Alfalfa seed.

Alfalfa seed.

Date: 1904
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture
Description: A guide to judging and testing the quality of alfalfa seed.
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The Angora goat.

The Angora goat.

Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: A guide to the care and housing of Angora goat herds. Includes a description of the goat and its uses.
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Annual flowering plants.

Annual flowering plants.

Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: A guide to growing and using numerous types of annual flowering plants. Includes recommendations for planting school gardens, and the use of hotbeds or cold frames.
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The apple and how to grow it.

The apple and how to grow it.

Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: A guide to apple growing, from soil preparation to harvesting.
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Bacteria in Milk

Bacteria in Milk

Date: 1909
Creator: Rogers, L. A. (Lore Alford), 1875-1975
Description: Report discussing the effects of bacteria which grow naturally in milk, including their effects on both sugars and fats.
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Barnyard manure.

Barnyard manure.

Date: May 10, 1906
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Describes the benefits of more economical management of organic farm resources, namely barnyard manure. Discusses the management and application of methods for using fertilizers on the farm.
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The Basket Willow

The Basket Willow

Date: 1909
Creator: Hubbard, William F. (William Fairchild), 1876-1905
Description: Report discussing improved cultivation techniques for willow trees used in basket-making.
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Beans

Beans

Date: 1907
Creator: Corbett, L. C. (Lee Cleveland), 1867-1940
Description: "The member of this great family with which we have at this time to deal -- the bean -- is not so valuable from the standpoint of forage or soil renovation, but is among the most valuable members of the great group for the seed which it produces. While the seed is the most important and valuable factor, the power to gather nitrogen and to render the soil better for having been grown upon it is an important consideration and one which should not be overlooked by those interested in maintaining the nitrogen content of the soil." -- p. 6. Topics discussed include the various types of beans and the differences in cultivation between field beans and garden beans.
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Beans, peas, and other legumes as food.

Beans, peas, and other legumes as food.

Date: November 15, 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Describes several varieties of beans, peas, and other legumes. Discusses the composition and digestibility of legumes such as beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts. Discusses several different ways to prepare them for use in foods or other products.
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Beautifying the home grounds.

Beautifying the home grounds.

Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Describes practical and aesthetic uses for trees, shrubs, and vines in home landscapes. Discusses the benefits of home landscape planning.
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Bee keeping.

Bee keeping.

Date: 1905
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Discusses beekeeping in detail. Precautions against stinging and swarming are provided, along with information on types of bees, how to obtain honey and wax, and the risks of loss due to diseases and pests.
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Beneficial Bacteria for Leguminous Crops

Beneficial Bacteria for Leguminous Crops

Date: 1905
Creator: Moore, George T. (George Thomas), 1871- & Robinson, Theodore R.
Description: Report discussing the cultivation of legumes in nitrogen-poor soils that are nonetheless abundant in bacteria which uniquely benefit legumes. Significant attention is given to the topic of introducing these bacteria into soils through artificial methods.
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The Boll Weevil Problem, with Special Reference to Means of Reducing Damage

The Boll Weevil Problem, with Special Reference to Means of Reducing Damage

Date: 1909
Creator: Hunter, W. D. (Walter David), 1875-1925
Description: Report summarizing the Department of Agriculture's previous publications on the boll-weevil problem and the unpublished results of the most recent investigations. Topics discussed include the life cycle of the boll weevil, its dissemination, and means of controlling it.
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Bread and the Principles of Bread Making

Bread and the Principles of Bread Making

Date: 1900
Creator: Atwater, Helen W.
Description: Report discussing the different factors and principles behind bread making, including types of grain, yeast, dough, baking methods, chemical composition, and its nutritional values.
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Breeds of dairy cattle.

Breeds of dairy cattle.

Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Discusses the origins, history, and characteristics of various cattle breeds.
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The Brown-Tail Moth and How to Control It

The Brown-Tail Moth and How to Control It

Date: 1906
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950
Description: Report discussing the recent introduction of the European brown-tail moth into the Americas, its life cycle, and its possible impact on plant life, and methods to control it.
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Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation

Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation

Date: 1908
Creator: Brodie, D. A. (David Arthur), b. 1868
Description: "This paper is an account of the progress made in three years in changing a run-down cotton plantation into a profitable stock and hay farm. The results obtained from the use of cowpeas and other leguminous crops in restoring the fertility of the land have exceeded the expectations of those in charge of the work." -- p. 5
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Canadian Field Peas

Canadian Field Peas

Date: 1905
Creator: Shaw, Thomas, 1843-1918
Description: Report discussing the cultivation of the Canadian field pea, including its uses and adaptability to the United State.
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Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation

Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation

Date: 1905
Creator: Parloa, Maria, 1843-1909
Description: Report discussing the proper techniques for canning and preserving fruit, including utensils needed, fruit selection and preparation, and methods for making jelly and juices.
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Carbon bisulphid as an insecticide.

Carbon bisulphid as an insecticide.

Date: 1905
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: A guide to the use of carbon disulfide ("bisulfid of carbon") as an insecticide against the cigarette beetle, as well as other insect pests and borers. The information is largely based on experiments conducted in 1901 by the Division of Entomology, at a large tobacco establishment in Washington, D.C.
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Care of milk on the farm.

Care of milk on the farm.

Date: 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Discusses the problem of bacterial contamination of milk. Describes best practices for sanitary production and handling of milk on the farm.
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