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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Decade: 1900-1909
Cheese Making on the Farm
Report discussing the proper methods for making cheese on farms. Includes suggestions for making print, pot, Neufch√Ętel, English cream, French cream, and double cream cheeses. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87403/
The dairy herd : its formation and management.
A guide to the care and feeding of dairy cattle, and management of the dairy herd. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6326/
Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-1893, Vol. 1.
Index to publications "issued during the period covered by the Forty-seventh to the Fifty-second Congresses, inclusive, printed either by order of Congress, or by the several Executive Departments of the Government."--p. iii digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1497/
Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-1893, Vol. 2.
Index to publications "issued during the period covered by the Forty-seventh to the Fifty-second Congresses, inclusive, printed either by order of Congress, or by the several Executive Departments of the Government."--p. iii of vol. 1 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1496/
The Computation of Rations for Farm Animals by the Use of Energy Values
Report explaining the general dietary requirements of farm animals and methods for determining the food rations that will ensure that they receive necessary nutrients. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87465/
Bread and the Principles of Bread Making
Report discussing the different factors and principles behind bread making, including types of grain, yeast, dough, baking methods, chemical composition, and its nutritional values. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85539/
Farmers' Reading Courses
Report discussing the main features of the farmers' reading courses that have become popular in several states through agricultural colleges and experiment stations. The reading courses are designed to provide farmers with a systematic approach to their work through the study of a scientifically sound and accessible textbook curriculum. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85538/
Harmful and Beneficial Mammals of the Arid Interior, With Special Reference to the Carson and Humboldt Valleys, Nevada
"Large tracts of arid desert are now being reclaimed and converted into arable land, rich in agricultural possibilities. Crops, trees, live stock, poultry, and ditch banks in this reclaimed territory suffer from the depredations of certain mammals, and the farmers, many of whom are from remote localities, are not always able to discriminate between friends and foes; nor are they always acquainted with cheap and effective methods of destroying the noxious kinds. The report comprises a brief account of the commoner mammals of the region, with special reference to their economic status and the best means of destroying the noxious species, and has been prepared as a practical aid to the ranchmen of the arid interior." -- p. 2. Among the animal discussed are squirrels, chipmunks, various types of mice, muskrats, rats, gophers, rabbits, bobcats, desert foxes, coyotes, skunks, badgers, weasels, minks, otters, and bats. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87459/
Pearl Millet
Report discussing the recently renewed interest in pearl millet as a green fodder crop. Techniques for cultivation are discussed as well as the plant's disadvantages. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85560/
Saccharine Sorghums for Forage
Report discussing the use of saccharine sorghum for forage, including classification of different varieties of sorghum, climate and soil conditions for growing, and methods of cultivations. Sorghum may be used for soiling (or green feeding), pastures, hay, fodder, and silage among other possibilities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87418/
Milo as a Dry-Land Grain Crop
Report explaining how farmers can successfully cultivate milo ( a variety of sorghum) in the semiarid plains of the southwestern United States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85642/
Celery
Report discussing the cultivation, storing, and marketing of celery as popular crop for home consumption in the United States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85621/
The Home Vegetable Garden
"By means of the home garden the production of the vegetable supply for the family is directly under control, and in many cases is the only way whereby clean, fresh produce may be secured. The home vegetable garden is worthy of increased attention, and a greater number and variety of crops should be included in the garden. Suggestions are herein given as to the location of the garden, the soil and its preparation, fertilizers, seeds, and plants, with brief cultural methods for a number of the more important crops." -- p. 5-6 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87420/
Okra: Its Culture and Uses
Report discussing best practices for the cultivation of okra and its potential uses in cooking, especially in soups and salads. Discussion includes soil preparation, varieties, and common insect enemies of okra. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87412/
Onion Culture
Report discussing the cultivation of onions, including Bermuda onions and green onions. Topics covered include climate and soil requirements, fertilizers, harvesting, storage and marketing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85655/
Peanuts
Report discussing the cultivation of the peanut and its value as a forage plant and source of oil. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85656/
The Repair of Farm Equipment
Report discussing the proper care and maintenance of farm equipment, including tools necessary for repair work and shop facilities capable of repair work. Contains illustrations of tools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87466/
Sweet Potatoes
Report discussing best practices for growing sweet potatoes, including climate and soil requirements, use of fertilizers, harvesting methods, and common diseases and insect enemies of the sweet potato. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87451/
Poultry Management
"This paper is confined entirely to the chicken industry, as it was found that to treat thoroughly all phases of poultry raising would make a bulletin of undue length, and furthermore, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowls, etc., are covered in a satisfactory manner by other publications of the Department. The bulletin has been prepared from the practical standpoint, and technicalities have been avoided as much as possible. In all respects the effort has been made to bring the discussion of methods and appliances down to date, including such subjects as dry feeding, curtain-front houses, colony houses, etc.... The methods used on some of these farms are described, and some of the houses and appliances are illustrated." -- p. 2 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87434/
A Successful Southern Hay Farm
"In localities where a one-crop system has prevailed for a number of years farms which deviate from this system are of special interest, because they show what types of farming are possible in the section in which they are located. In the cotton-growing States such farms are of unusual interest for the reason that so few of them exist. Much of the hay consumed on Southern farms and plantations is shipped from the North. As a result, hay is high priced in the South. There is room for a considerable number of hay farms in that section. That such farms can be made to pay handsomely is demonstrated by the experience of the farmer who work is described in these pages. Not every hay grower can follow the methods here described. It is not necessary, however, that a farmer should feed steers for their manure, as is done on this farm, in order to be able to grow hay. While nothing else is quite equal to manure, land can be kept in good heart by plowing under an occasional green crop and then using lime and commercial fertilizers. A brief discussion of hay growing under more usual conditions on southern farms will be found at the end of this bulletin." -- p. 7. The farm discussed in this bulletin is in South Carolina. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87447/
Flax Culture
Report discussing cultivation of flax, methods for processing its fiber, and common diseases which affect it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85615/
Comparative Value of Whole Cotton Seed and Cotton-Seed Meal in Fertilizing Cotton
Report discussing the possible uses of cottonseed meal as a fertilizer on farms, as compared to whole cottonseed from which the oil has not yet been extracted. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87433/
Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation
"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 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87452/
Diversified Farming Under the Plantation System
Report promoting crop diversification and crop rotation on farms, particularly among those engaged in the plantation system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85631/
Drainage of Irrigated Lands
Report discussing "the drainage of irrigated lands which have been seriously injured or rendered wholly unproductive by the seepage of irrigation water or by the rise of alkali, or by both combined.... This report not only describes the condition of the land, the details of its draining, and the results which were obtained in particular cases, but gives carefully drawn deductions from the experiments, together with directions for draining lands which have become too wet or too alkaline under the ordinary methods of irrigation for profitable cultivation. Methods of draining are not so well established for irrigated land as for land in humid areas, which fact suggests the propriety of describing methods that have been tested in specific cases." -- p. 2 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87478/
Seed of Red Clover and Its Impurities
Report discussing the importance of the use of good red clover seed and detailing possible impurities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85608/
On the Establishment of the Thermodynamic Scale of Temperature by Means of the Constant-Pressure Thermometer
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over two different types of gas thermometry, with its main focus on the constant-pressure thermometer. The thermodynamic scale of temperature is also discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66518/
Lessons from the Grain-Rust Epidemic of 1904
Report discussing the consequences of the leaf rust (also known as grain-rust) epidemic of 1904 in the American Midwest and lessons for future crops. Topics discussed include seed selection and rust resistant varieties. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85583/
Cost of Filling Silos
Report describing the costs associated with filling a grain silo, including information about labor, machinery, supplies, crops types and conditions, and partnership arrangements among farmers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85627/
A Profitable Tenant Dairy Farm
Report explaining how to successfully operate a tenant dairy farm by example of a 120-acre farm in southern Michigan. The farm discussed was owned by Mr. J. N. Neal and managed by Mr. Charles J. Angevine.Topics under consideration include operations contracts, cropping systems, buildings, employees, manure, equipment, and finances. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85619/
A Method of Eradicating Johnson Grass
Report discussing various methods for destroying Johnson grass. Topics discussed include the root systems of Johnson grass plants, a summary of the results of experiments to kill the grass, the importance of proper tilling practices, and crop rotation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87432/
Notes on Explosive Mine Gases and Dusts: with Special Reference to Explosions in the Monongah, Darr, and Naomi Coal Mines
No Description digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12242/
Forest Planting and Farm Management
Report promoting and explaining the role of forest planting in farm management. Planning preparations and model prairie farm are proposed. A farm in Ohio is used as an example of successful forest planting techniques in managing a farm. In addition, types of trees and planting methods are recommended. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87410/
Selective Radiation from the Nernst Glower
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the radiation emitted from a Nernst filament. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66521/
Beans
"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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87435/
Cucumbers
Report discussing the cultivation of cucumbers, including for early markets and pickling. Also discussed are the use of cold frames and forcing-house cucumbers, which are grown under glass. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85605/
The Home Fruit Garden: Preparation and Care
Report instructing how to plan, design, and care for a small fruit garden. There is no discussion of specific fruits but rather an explanation of different general methods for adapting plants to the particular conditions found in small gardens. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85552/
The Propagation of Plants
Report discussing brief and practical suggestions for propagating plants from both seeds and cuttings. Layering, grafting, and budding are also discussed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85554/
Raspberries
Report discussing the cultivation of both red raspberries and black raspberries, as well as their preparation by curing and drying. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85577/
The School Garden
Report discussing the benefits of maintaining a school garden and the types of content which teachers might present to students for study. The discussion of lesson content includes suitable suggestions for lesson content for both rural and city students. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85582/
Tomatoes.
Report discussing the cultivation of tomatoes in the both the northern and southern United States and also its growth and preparation by canneries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85584/
The Eradication of Bindweed, or Wild Morning-Glory
Report discussing the destructive plant bindweed (another name for wild plants of the morning glory family). Topics discussed include a description of the plant, its geographic distribution, injurious effects, and methods of destroying it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87476/
A Successful Alabama Diversification Farm
"In this bulletin is given the record of a 65-acre hog farm in the black prairie region of Alabama. The method of farming described is applicable to the entire area in which corn, alfalfa, and Bermuda grass can be grown. This area includes the black lands of Texas, the river bottoms of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and the alluvial soils generally in all the Southern States.... The primary object in the work of this farm was to demonstrate that hog farming is practicable in this territory, and three years' experience has led us to the conclusion that the production of alfalfa hay in this region can also be made highly profitable.... The system of farming established on the diversification farm at Uniontown, Alabama, was planned with the special view of increasing the fertility of the soil and reducing the cost of tillage by doing away with hillside ditches and adopting improved methods of cultivation." -- p. 5 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87445/
The Corrosion of Fence Wire
"The investigation of which this bulletin is in part a record has been carried on with a twofold purpose in view. The first object is to furnish information to the farmer which will enable him to exercise an intelligent judgment as to the difficulties involved in the manufacture of wire fencing which shall be low in price and at the same time resistant to rust and corrosion. The second object has been to determine, with the cooperation of progressive manufacturers and metallurgists, the causes which underlie the much too rapid corrosion of modern steel wire, and, if possible, to suggest improvements in methods of manufacture by means of which the difficulties may be at least partially, if not wholly, overcome." -- p. 5 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87415/
Rules for a dictionary catalog, by Charles A. Cutter, fourth edition, rewritten
Volume of cataloging rules created prior to the widespread availability of Library of Congress cataloging. Includes definitions and instructions on entry and style. Additional articles describe cataloging of special publications such as manuscripts, music, and maps and atlases. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1048/
Cropping Systems for New England Dairy Farms
"This paper gives the results of three years' study of the cropping systems on a number of the most successful dairy farms in New England. This study point[s] out the elements which go to make a satisfactory cropping system in that section and to make definite recommendations concerning crops to plant and the relative acreage of these crops on dairy farms." -- p. 3 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87460/
Farm Management in Northern Potato Growing Sections
Report discussing "the potato crop as a part of a system of farming, and [giving] special attention to the system of farming prevailing in Aroostook County, Maine, where potato growing is perhaps more highly developed than in any other section of the United States." -- p. 2 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85659/
Hog Cholera
Report discussing the disease hog cholera, including its causes, symptoms, and diagnosis. Also discusses diseases which may be mistaken for hog cholera and methods of prevention and treatment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87482/
Some Common Disinfectants
"There is much popular misconception as to the value and limitations of the various disinfectants which are sold in this country. For this reason the following very brief description of some of the more common of them has been prepared." -- p. 5. Chemicals discussed include formaldehyde, carbolic acid, cresol, chlorinated lime, and bichloride of mercury. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87464/
The Germination of Seed Corn
Report discussing "the importance of testing the vitality of individual ears of corn which are intended for seed, and [showing] how such tests may easily be made by every farmer in his own home." -- p. 2 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85604/
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