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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Serial/Series Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture)
Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of Eradication

Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of Eradication

Date: 1940
Creator: Ellenberger, W. P. & Chapin, Robert M.
Description: Revised edition. This bulletin discusses the cattle-fever tick and methods for controlling it. Possible methods include dipping, pasture rotation, and arsenical dips. The life history of the tick is also discussed and instructions for constructing a concrete vat are given.
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Wood Fuel in Wartime

Wood Fuel in Wartime

Date: 1942
Creator: Hall, Robert T. & Dickerman, M. B. (Murlyn Bennet), 1912-
Description: This bulletin promotes and discusses the use of wood for fuel in the United States in order to aid wartime efforts during World War II. It describes sources of wood for fuel and the labor requirements for wood production and harvesting.
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Bacterial Wilt of Corn

Bacterial Wilt of Corn

Date: 1941
Creator: Elliott, Charlotte
Description: This bulletin discusses bacterial wilt, which is a destructive disease of corn and is particularly destructive to sweet corn. It describes the causes and symptoms of the disease, methods of transmission, the effect of weather, and control measures.
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Brucellosis of Cattle (Bang's Disease, Infectious Abortion)

Brucellosis of Cattle (Bang's Disease, Infectious Abortion)

Date: 1941
Creator: Eichhorn, A. & Crawford, A. B.
Description: This bulletin discusses the infectious disease common in cattle called brucellosis (also known as Bang's disease), which causes abortion. The causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of the disease are discussed as well as various treatments, prevention and control measures, and attempts at eradication.
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Stubble-Mulch Farming for Soil Defense

Stubble-Mulch Farming for Soil Defense

Date: 1942
Creator: Carter, L. S. (Logan Sampson), 1906- & McDole, G. R.
Description: "Stubble-mulch farming, spectacular in its recent spread across the West, has sound scientific support. In one form or another, it has been demonstrating its advantages on experimental plots and in isolated field trials for many years. It is a practice that furthers the highest crop and livestock production compatible with the principle of soil security. It is a simple but effective method that will help us to avoid in the present emergency the disastrous aftermaths of the plow-up program of the 1920's. Materials for mulching are at hand -- products of the land itself -- waiting to be used for the retention of crop-making moisture and soil. Equipment can be bought on the market, or it can be rigged up by the farmer himself. Stubble-mulch farming can be fitted into a general conservation system -- applied to grain fields, row-crop land, and strip-croppered areas. It is flexible and economical, requires less mule power or machine power." -- p. ii
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Foundations for Farm Buildings

Foundations for Farm Buildings

Date: 1941
Creator: Miller, Thomas A. H. & Molander, Edward G.
Description: This bulletin discusses different ways of constructing the foundations of farm buildings. "The following general recommendations point out common errors and are intended to assist farmers to provide suitable foundations for ordinary farm structures except where unusual soil conditions are found. The foundation of a farm building may consist of (1) continuous walls, (2) a series of piers either built in place or precast, (3) a combination of walls and piers, (4) a concrete slab laid on the ground, (5) wood posts, or (6) wood sills. The essential features necessary for the successful use of the various types are discussed under the above headings; also the thickness of walls and dimensions of piers for medium-sized structures other than heavy storages are suggested. Requirements for cellar walls are given on pages 18-21. It is necessary that foundation footings be made wide enough to support the structure on the kind of soil to be built on. The characteristics and bearing power of various soils are given on p. 3. The general method of calculating the weight on footings is given on pages 38-44. It can be used where buildings are heavy or are of a different character from those described under Types ...
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Strip Cropping for War Production

Strip Cropping for War Production

Date: 1943
Creator: Tower, Harold E. & Gardner, Harry H.
Description: "In the nation's effort to produce adequate quantities of all agricultural products to meet the war needs of the United Nations, conservation assumes added importance. Advancements in the management of croplands to conserve soil and moisture, which have come about in recent years as a result of experimentation and the experiences of many farmers, show that conservation increases crop yields. Strip cropping is one of the conservation practices. In its various forms and patterns, it is applicable to a large area of the United States. With the farmer rests the major responsibility of obtaining conservation on the land. Each farmer should examine for himself the need of strip cropping his cultivated land and in doing so should find the information contained in this bulletin helpful. The kinds of strip cropping, the factors influencing their use, methods of application, value in conserving soil and moisture, and the adaptation of strip cropping to the northeastern and north-central, the southeastern and western Gulf, the Great Plains, and the far Western States are discussed." -- p. ii
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More Food Through Conservation Farming

More Food Through Conservation Farming

Date: 1943
Creator: Semple, Arthur T. (Arthur Truman), 1895-
Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin discusses in general the ways in which conservation measures increase crop production, improve pasture and range, and maintain the productivity of the soil." -- p. i. Many of these topics are discussed with regard to the war production efforts undertaken by the federal government of the United States during the World War II Era.
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Improving Range Conditions for Wartime Livestock Production

Improving Range Conditions for Wartime Livestock Production

Date: 1942
Creator: Renner, Frederic Gordon, 1897- & Johnson, E. A.
Description: "The improvement of range lands to meet the demands for increased livestock production for war purposes is highly important. To bring about the greatest improvement with the least expense it is necessary to know what kinds of range lands will best respond to improvement measures. This bulletin discusses range conditions and describes that characteristics of soil and forage by which the rancher may determine which of his lands are in need of improvement." -- p. i
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Regrassing for Soil Protection in the Southwest

Regrassing for Soil Protection in the Southwest

Date: 1942
Creator: Flory, Evan L. & Marshall, Charles G.
Description: "This bulletin is designed to help the stockmen and farmers, of the Southwest [United States] particularly, in reestablishing depleted ranges where unfavorable climatic conditions and heavy demands on the range have served to make improvement of the range by natural means a slow and difficult process. It discusses the latest methods of artificial revegetation that have proved most effective in regrassing the ranges. It also discusses the more promising grasses and indicates that areas to which they are adapted. It explains the latest methods for harvesting seed and establishing grass on various sites under a wide range of conditions as to elevation, temperature, rainfall, and soils." -- p. i
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