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 Decade: 1900-1909
 Year: 1908
Harmful and Beneficial Mammals of the Arid Interior, With Special Reference to the Carson and Humboldt Valleys, Nevada

Harmful and Beneficial Mammals of the Arid Interior, With Special Reference to the Carson and Humboldt Valleys, Nevada

Date: 1908
Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
Description: "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.
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Milo as a Dry-Land Grain Crop

Milo as a Dry-Land Grain Crop

Date: 1908
Creator: Ball, Carleton R. (Carleton Roy), 1873-1958 & Leidigh, A. H. (Arthur Henry), b. 1880
Description: Report explaining how farmers can successfully cultivate milo ( a variety of sorghum) in the semiarid plains of the southwestern United States.
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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Date: 1908
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Description: 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.
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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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Selective Radiation from the Nernst Glower

Selective Radiation from the Nernst Glower

Date: 1908
Creator: Coblentz, W. W.
Description: 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.
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Cropping Systems for New England Dairy Farms

Cropping Systems for New England Dairy Farms

Date: 1908
Creator: Dodge, L. G.
Description: "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
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Some Common Disinfectants

Some Common Disinfectants

Date: 1908
Creator: Dorset, M. (Marion)
Description: "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.
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Macadam Roads

Macadam Roads

Date: 1908
Creator: Fletcher, Austin B. (Austin Bradstreet), 1872-1928
Description: "This bulletin is intended as a brief discussion and discussion of the several processes and essential features entering into the construction of macadam roads in rural [areas]. Some data as to costs especially for the information of road officials who have not undertaken such work, are included." -- p. 5
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Nuts and Their Uses as Food

Nuts and Their Uses as Food

Date: 1908
Creator: Jaffa, Myer E. (Myer Edward), 1857-1931
Description: Report discussing the composition, nutritional value, and different uses of nuts in food. Includes descriptions of nuts in preserves, candies, coffee, butters, as well as in foods for diabetics.
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Progress in Legume Inoculation

Progress in Legume Inoculation

Date: 1908
Creator: Kellerman, Karl F. (Karl Frederic), 1879-1934 & Robinson, Theodore R.
Description: "The peculiar value of legumes for maintaing and increasing the fertility of soils is due to certain bacteria which develop nodules upon the roots of leguminous plants and which have the unique power of rendering the free nitrogen of the atmosphere available for plant growth. Without these bacteria, legumes, like other crops, exhaust the soil of its combined nitrogen. In many regions certain types of these important bacteria are abundant in the soil; in other localities they must be imported, either by distributing soil from a field where they are known to be present or by using pure cultures of the proper organisms grown under artificial conditions. The old method of importing the bacteria by distributing soil from fields containing them is not only expensive but there is very great danger of spreading weeds and destructive crop diseases as well as the desirable bacteria. Under modern conditions, therefore, it is wisest to depend chiefly upon the intelligent manipulation of pure cultures for inoculating leguminous crops." -- p. 7. This bulletin is a broad overview of the circumstances which necessitate soil inoculation and methods of inoculation.
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The Use of the Split-Log Drag on Earth Roads

The Use of the Split-Log Drag on Earth Roads

Date: 1908
Creator: King, D. Ward
Description: Report discussing how to construct and use a split-log drag for the purpose of maintaining dirt roads.
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Demonstration Work in Cooperation with Southern Farmers

Demonstration Work in Cooperation with Southern Farmers

Date: 1908
Creator: Knapp, Seaman Ashahel, 1833-1911
Description: Report discussing the efforts of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work, which consists of "(1) the demonstration of improved methods of agriculture in the weevil-infected districts [...] and (2) the extension of the same principles to other Southern States beyond the range of weevil infestation." (p. 6) Congress created the organization in 1904 to assist with relief efforts.
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Deer Farming in the United States

Deer Farming in the United States

Date: 1908
Creator: Lantz, David E. (David Ernest)
Description: "As a result of the growing scarcity of game animals in this country, the supply of venison is wholly inadequate to the demand, and the time seems opportune for developing the industry of deer farming, which may be made profitable alike to the State and the individuals engaged therein. The raising of venison for market is as legitimate a business as the growing of beef and mutton, and State laws, when prohibitory, as many of them are, should be so modified as to encourage the industry. Furthermore, deer and elk may be raised to advantage in forests and on rough, brushy ground unfitted for either agriculture or stock raising, thus utilizing for profit much land that is now waste. An added advantage is that the business is well adapted to landowners of small means." -- p. 4
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Cowpeas

Cowpeas

Date: 1908
Creator: Nielsen, H. T. (Harold T.)
Description: "The cowpea is the most valuable legume for the Southern States and its use would be much more extensive were it not for the relatively high price of the seed, most of which is still picked by hand. Particular attention is therefore given to the matter of harvesting seed by machinery now in very successful use in several communities. These methods are so far perfected that the cowpea seed crop should receive much greater attention in favorable localities." -- p. 5. This bulletin also discusses the use of cowpeas for hay, seed mixtures of cowpeas and other crops, the nutritional value of cowpeas in animal feeds, growing practices, and the several different varieties of cowpea.
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The Testing of Glass Volumetric Apparatus

The Testing of Glass Volumetric Apparatus

Date: 1908
Creator: Osborne, N. S. & Veazey, B. H.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over testing conducted on volumetric glass apparatus. Types of glass apparatus being tested are presented and discussed. The results of the testing are also discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Silver Fox Farming

Silver Fox Farming

Date: 1908
Creator: Osgood, Wilfred Hudson, 1875-1947
Description: "The present bulletin furnishes information as to the possibilities of the propagation of silver, or silver-black, foxes and the best methods of conducting the business. The silver-black fox is one of the highest priced of fur-bearers, and hence offers a tempting field for experiment. The business of raising this animal is believed to promise fair if not large returns for skill, experience, and the investment of moderate capital." -- p. 2
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Games Laws for 1908: A Summary of the Provisions Relating to Seasons, Shipment, Sale, Limits, and Licenses

Games Laws for 1908: A Summary of the Provisions Relating to Seasons, Shipment, Sale, Limits, and Licenses

Date: 1908
Creator: Palmer, T. S. (Theodore Sherman), 1868-1955 & Oldys, Henry
Description: Report presenting information on the game laws effective in the United States and Canada for 1908, with special emphasis on federal laws and provisions governing interstate commerce. The report is not a comprehensive overview of state game laws.
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The Conservation of Natural Resources

The Conservation of Natural Resources

Date: 1908
Creator: Pinchot, Gifford
Description: This bulletin about the conservation of natural resources was originally an address delivered by the forester Gifford Pinchot to the National Geographic Society, in Washington D. C. on January 31, 1908. The address advocates for greater efforts at conservation by providing a broad overview of the state of America's natural resources with regard to forests, minerals, oil, natural gas, and soil. The failure to plan responsibly and regulate industry has led to the monopolistic practices which currently endanger the United States' natural resources. The state of the country's national resources calls for increased conservation.
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A Biological Investigation of the Athabaska-Mackenzie Region

A Biological Investigation of the Athabaska-Mackenzie Region

Date: October 26, 1908
Creator: Preble, Edward A.
Description: From introduction: "Report of 1901 expedition of Athabaska-Mackenzie region to obtain representative collections of the mammals, birds, and plants."
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Forage Crops for Hogs in Kansas and Oklahoma

Forage Crops for Hogs in Kansas and Oklahoma

Date: 1908
Creator: Quinn, C. E.
Description: Report discussing forage crops commonly grown for hog feed in Kansas and Oklahoma. Among the more important crops are alfalfa, wheat, oats, and rye, while less important forage crops include clovers, rape, sorghum, cowpeas, Canadian field peas, soy beans, grasses, root crops, and pumpkins. There is also a brief discussion of systems of hog feeding and pasturing, particularly in Oklahoma.
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A New Form of Standard Resistance

A New Form of Standard Resistance

Date: October 1, 1908
Creator: Rosa, Edward B.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over new developments of electrical resistivity in manganin wire coils. The results of the developments are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Clover Farming on the Sandy Jack-Pine Lands of the North

Clover Farming on the Sandy Jack-Pine Lands of the North

Date: 1908
Creator: Smith, Clarence Beaman, 1870-1948
Description: Report discussing techniques for treating soil in the Midwestern United States so that clover can be profitably grown in the region's sandy pine lands.
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Meats : composition and cooking.

Meats : composition and cooking.

Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Discusses the composition of different types of meat, their texture and flavor, the cuts, and how to prepare them. Includes detailed composition and calorie charts.
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The peach twig-borer : an important enemy of stone fruits.

The peach twig-borer : an important enemy of stone fruits.

Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Describes the European twig-borer, its life cycle, and methods for its control.
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