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Care of Food in the Home

Care of Food in the Home

Date: 1910
Creator: Abel, Mary Hinman, 1850-1938
Description: Report discussing the proper methods of handling and preserving food. Topics discussed include mold, flies, dust, pet hair and dander, cold storage techniques, and disinfectants. Includes an index.
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Sugar and Its Value as Food

Sugar and Its Value as Food

Date: 1913
Creator: Abel, Mary Hinman, 1850-1938
Description: Report discussing the nutritional properties of sugar (the food), including its chemical composition, types of sugar, metabolic purposes, and practical uses.
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Growing Grain on Southern Idaho Dry Farms

Growing Grain on Southern Idaho Dry Farms

Date: 1916
Creator: Aicher, L. C.
Description: "In this bulletin a brief description of the climate and soils of southern Idaho is given. The equipment of the dry farm is then discussed, followed by directions for growing the principal grain crops and recommendations as to the best varieties to grow." -- title page
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The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer

The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer

Date: 1915
Creator: Ainslie, George G.
Description: Report discussing the destructive insect known as the corn-stalk borer in both its larval and adult forms.
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The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer

The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer

Date: 1919
Creator: Ainslie, George G.
Description: This report discusses a pale, dark-spotted caterpillar known as the larger cornstalk-borer which bores into and weakens cornstalks. "Only corn is injured seriously by this insect; some of the larger grasses are food plants, and sugar cane sometimes is damaged slightly. This bulletin gives the life history of the insect, its feeding habits, and methods of combating it. There are two generations in a season, so greater vigilance is necessary. The second generation passes the winter only in the corn roots, so if these are destroyed or plowed under deeply, the pest will be largely decreased. The injury is worst where corn follows corn, so rotation of crops will help to destroy the pest." -- p. 2
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The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer

The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer

Date: 1933
Creator: Ainslie, George G.
Description: Revised edition. This report discusses a pale, dark-spotted caterpillar known as the larger cornstalk-borer which bores into and weakens cornstalks. "Only corn is injured seriously by this insect; some of the larger grasses are food plants, and sugar cane sometimes is damaged slightly. There are two generations in a season. As the second generation passes the winter in the corn roots, if the roots are destroyed or plowed, the pest will be largely subdued. The injury is worst where corn follows corn, so rotation of crops will help to destroy the borer. This bulletin gives the life history of the borer, its feeding habits, and methods of combating it." -- p. ii
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Webworms injurious to cereal and forage crops and their control.

Webworms injurious to cereal and forage crops and their control.

Date: May 1922
Creator: Ainslie, George G.
Description: Discusses the life cycle of the webworm, the damage it can cause to cereal and forage crops, and methods to control it.
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Eradicating Tall Larkspur on Cattle Ranges in the National Forests

Eradicating Tall Larkspur on Cattle Ranges in the National Forests

Date: 1917
Creator: Aldous, A. E. (Alfred Evan), 1886-1938
Description: "Poisoning by tall larkspur causes heavy losses of cattle in the National Forests each year. During the last three years 5,500 head of cattle were lost annually. The most effective way to prevent this loss is to grub out the plants, a method of eradication which gives permanent results; other expedients are likely to be temporary.... Results of grubbing work in National Forest ranges, together with the methods of operation, the tools to use, the best time to do the work, and the best way to dispose of the grubbed plants, are given in the following pages." -- p. 2
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Ponds for Wildlife

Ponds for Wildlife

Date: 1941
Creator: Allan, Philip Farley, 1909- & Davis, Cecil N.
Description: "The first purpose of this bulletin is to show how farmers and ranchers may protect their ponds from sedimentation, soil erosion, and water loss through the use of vegetation suitable as food and shelter for wildlife; the second is to give some information on the management of wildlife in farm ponds. Unless otherwise stated, the information contained in this bulletin pertains to the water area, or pond proper, and the pond area, or the land immediately adjacent to the pond and ordinarily contained within a fence." -- p. ii
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Leguminous Plants for Green Manuring and for Feeding.

Leguminous Plants for Green Manuring and for Feeding.

Date: 1894
Creator: Allen, E. W.
Description: Report discussing the use of legumes for green manuring to enhance the fertility of farm soil and for feeding livestock.
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The Feeding of Farm Animals

The Feeding of Farm Animals

Date: 1895
Creator: Allen, E. W. (Edward W.)
Description: Report discussing the general principles of the feeding of farm animals based on experiments and investigations as well as the observations of successful animal feeders. The discussion includes suggested rations for various animals and purposes.
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The Feeding of Farm Animals

The Feeding of Farm Animals

Date: 1897
Creator: Allen, E. W. (Edward W.)
Description: Report discussing the general principles of the feeding of farm animals based on experiments and investigations as well as the observations of successful animal feeders. The discussion includes suggested rations for various animals and purposes.
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The Turnip Aphid in the Southern States and Methods for Its Control

The Turnip Aphid in the Southern States and Methods for Its Control

Date: 1941
Creator: Allen, Norman, 1900- & Harrison, P. K. (Perry Kips), b. 1891
Description: "The turnip aphid is one of the most destructive and widely distributed pests of turnip, mustard, radish, and related crops in the United States. It causes heavy losses to growers of these crops every year, especially in the Southern States. Dust mixtures containing derris, cube, or nicotine, and sprays containing derris or cube, will control the turnip aphid when applied properly. The first application of insecticides should be made when the plants are very small, and additional applications should be made at intervals of 7 to 14 days up to the time of harvest. To provide for effective application of insecticides, the seed of susceptible crops should be planted in drills, with the rows spaced uniformly apart. The following cultural practices aid in the successful production of crops exposed to turnip aphid attack: (1) A well-prepared, fertile seedbed to produce thrifty and rapidly growing plants, (2) planting the seed in drills to permit cultivation, (3) harvesting early to shorten the period of exposure to infestation, (4) destroying crop remnants to eliminate a common sources of infestation to succeeding crops, and (5) applying a nitrogenous fertilizer to stimulate plant growth." -- p. ii
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Cheese Making on the Farm

Cheese Making on the Farm

Date: 1903
Creator: Alvord, Henry Clay, b. 1854
Description: 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.
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The dairy herd: its formation and management.

The dairy herd: its formation and management.

Date: 1904
Creator: Alvord, Henry E. (Henry Elijah), 1844-1904
Description: A guide to the care and feeding of dairy cattle, and management of the dairy herd.
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Tuberculosis: A Plain Statement of Facts Regarding the Disease, Prepared Especially for Farmers and Others Interested in Live Stock

Tuberculosis: A Plain Statement of Facts Regarding the Disease, Prepared Especially for Farmers and Others Interested in Live Stock

Date: 1911
Creator: American Veterinary Medical Association. International Commission on the Control of Bovine Tuberculosis
Description: Report discussing the occurrence of tuberculosis in livestock, including its causes, symptoms, means of transmission, and the tuberculin test.
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Making land produce useful wildlife.

Making land produce useful wildlife.

Date: 1969
Creator: Anderson, Wallace Lowell, 1913-
Description: Discusses the benefits of biological balance on ranches and farms. Describes ways to allow wildlife to flourish for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing and other recreation.
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The Computation of Rations for Farm Animals by the Use of Energy Values

The Computation of Rations for Farm Animals by the Use of Energy Values

Date: 1909
Creator: Armsby, Henry Prentiss, 1853-1921
Description: Report explaining the general dietary requirements of farm animals and methods for determining the food rations that will ensure that they receive necessary nutrients.
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Using electricity to water your garden.

Using electricity to water your garden.

Date: 1952
Creator: Arnold, Earl L. (Earl Lee), 1907-
Description: Describes the installation and use of equipment for watering a home garden.
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Farm Practices That Increase Crop Yields in Kentucky and Tennessee

Farm Practices That Increase Crop Yields in Kentucky and Tennessee

Date: 1918
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Description: "In the limestone and mountain districts south of the Ohio River there is much land that has been run down by continual cropping without rotation. In some places run-down land is left to grow up in weeds, wild grasses, and brush, a practice known as 'resting' the land. Where this sort of farm management is followed farm manure is largely wasted, little or no attention is paid to green-manure crops or other means of putting humus into the soil, and crop yields are very low. However, progressive farmers throughout the region who have built up run-down lands are now getting heavy yields. In the following pages are described some of the methods by which these farmers get results by making good use of farm manure and crop refuse, using legumes and grasses in regular rotations, and applying lime and commercial fertilizers." -- p. 2
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How a City Family Managed a Farm

How a City Family Managed a Farm

Date: 1911
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Description: "This bulletin is a record of the experience of a city family that moved onto a farm in 1892. The father had been a lawyer by profession, the manager for a well-established business firm in one of the principal cities of the Middle West, and was earning a salary of $3,000 a year. At 60 years of age, having been in business about twenty-five years, he was compelled on account of ill health to abandon his profession and business.... The family decided to buy a farm and attempt to solve the problem confronting them, namely, 'to make a living, educate the children, and make a pleasant home.' This paper will how they satisfactorily solved the problem.... An attempt will be made to present such facts about this farm as will enable the reader to comprehend under what conditions and by what means the results were accomplished; hence, a description of the farm and the methods of operating it will be given in some detail." -- p. 5
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How Live Stock Is Handled in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky

How Live Stock Is Handled in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky

Date: 1917
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Description: "The object of this bulletin is to show how livestock is handled and fits into the farm organization in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. The average successful farm of any long-established type will have various kinds of livestock distributed in about the proportion that owners or operators in general believe will pay best. Thus, a gradual process of selection is going on constantly in all agricultural regions, and it should be to the farmer's interest to know the best practice in his community and to have explained the economic advantages that have been secured by such practice. In this bulletin an effort has been made to bring out the fundamental practices that make for success with livestock in central Kentucky as determined by the practices of the more successful livestock farmers of that region." -- p. 3
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How to Manage a Corn Crop in Kentucky and West Virginia

How to Manage a Corn Crop in Kentucky and West Virginia

Date: 1913
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Description: Report discussing best practices for growing corn in Kentucky and West Virginia, including land preparation, fertilizers, seed selection, planting and harvesting practices. Further sources of information regarding corn growing are provided at the end of the report.
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Ways of Making Southern Mountain Farms More Productive

Ways of Making Southern Mountain Farms More Productive

Date: 1918
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Description: "The southern mountain farm often produces no more than a scant living for the family. Corn is the chief crop grown. Often part of the farm lies idle, being 'rested' while corn is grown on another part year after year until the land is worn out. By growing three or more crops in rotation, including clover, the farmer will be able to produce larger crops, make more money, and keep all crop land under cultivation all the time. Cattle, hogs, and sheep will not only add to the cash income, but will help to increase the fertility of the soil, and render larger crops possible. This bulletin describes crop rotations for small mountain farms in the southern Alleghenies, and gives complete directions for starting a crop rotation that will make poor mountain land more productive." -- p. 2
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