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The what and why of agricultural experiment stations.

The what and why of agricultural experiment stations.

Date: 1889
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: A summary of the purpose, origins, and work of the agricultural experiment stations in the United States.
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The Work of the Agricultural Experiment Stations

The Work of the Agricultural Experiment Stations

Date: 1890
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Better Cows for the Dairy, Fibrin in Milk, Bacteria in Milk, Silos and Silage, Alfalfa, and Field Experiments with Fertilizers.
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Culture of the sugar beet.

Culture of the sugar beet.

Date: 1891
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Answers to the most frequently asked questions about growing sugar beets, based on inquiries received by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the late 19th century. Discusses climate, beet varieties, soil preparation, harvesting, and siloing. Includes detailed descriptions of tools used and the costs involved in beet farming and sugar production.
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Fungous diseases of the grape and their treatment.

Fungous diseases of the grape and their treatment.

Date: 1891
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Discusses four of the most destructive fungous disease affecting grapes, and methods for control.
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Milk fermentations and their relations to dairying.

Milk fermentations and their relations to dairying.

Date: 1892
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Describes various processes by which milk is fermented. Includes discussions of butter-making and cheesemaking.
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Results of experiments with inoculation for the prevention of hog cholera.

Results of experiments with inoculation for the prevention of hog cholera.

Date: 1892
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Presents results of experiments conducted between 1886 and 1892, demonstrating that no successful inoculation exists for hog cholera. Warns farmers about misinformation regarding the effectiveness of hog cholera inoculations.
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Spraying fruits for insect pests and fungous diseases : with a special consideration of the subject in its relation to the public health.

Spraying fruits for insect pests and fungous diseases : with a special consideration of the subject in its relation to the public health.

Date: 1892
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Discusses the use of insecticidal and fungicidal sprays on fruit, and its public health implications.
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Tobacco: instructions for its cultivation and curing.

Tobacco: instructions for its cultivation and curing.

Date: 1892
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: A concise guide to tobacco farming and curing.
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Treatment of smuts of oats and wheat.

Treatment of smuts of oats and wheat.

Date: 1892
Creator: Swingle, Walter T. (Walter Tennyson), 1871-1952
Description: Describes the different types of smuts affecting oats and wheat, and methods for their control.
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Nostrums for Increasing the Yield of Butter

Nostrums for Increasing the Yield of Butter

Date: 1893
Creator: Wiley, Harvey Washington, 1844-1930
Description: Report discussing methods for increasing the final product yield in the butter making process. Farmers are urged to avoid adding the compound popularly known as "black pepsin" to their butter since investigations have proved its supposed benefits are fraudulent. A new method for making butter which produces greater product yields is introduced.
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The rape plant: its history, culture, and uses.

The rape plant: its history, culture, and uses.

Date: 1893
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: Describes the history, culture, and uses of the rape plant. Discusses the need for increased production of the plant in the United States.
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The Russian Thistle and Other Troublesome Weeds in the Wheat Region of Minnesota and North and South Dakota.

The Russian Thistle and Other Troublesome Weeds in the Wheat Region of Minnesota and North and South Dakota.

Date: 1893
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Description: Report discussing the Russian thistle in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; its growth habits; and methods for destroying it. A brief appendix of notable weeds in the region follows.
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Barnyard Manure

Barnyard Manure

Date: 1894
Creator: Beal, W. H.
Description: Report discussing the importance and use of manure from farm animals as a fertilizer. Factors discussed include the kind of animal, its age, and diet as well as best practices for managing manure.
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Cranberry culture.

Cranberry culture.

Date: 1894
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: A guide to cranberry culture, including soil selection and preparation, planting, draining, flooding, fertilizing, and pest and disease control.
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Foods: Nutritive Value and Cost

Foods: Nutritive Value and Cost

Date: 1894
Creator: Atwater, W. O. (Wilbur Olin), 1844-1907
Description: Report discussing the nutritive value of foods for humans and common food ingredients, including suggestions for nutritious and economical diets.
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Forage Plants for the South

Forage Plants for the South

Date: 1894
Creator: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927
Description: Report discussing the findings of an experimental study of over 500 native and foreign species of grasses and other forage plants in the southern United States. The report is limited to a discussion of species that were established to hold agricultural value for hay and pastures.
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Hog Cholera and Swine Plague

Hog Cholera and Swine Plague

Date: 1894
Creator: Salmon, D. E.
Description: Report discussing the diseases hog cholera and swine plague, which at the time resulted in annual losses of between $10 million and $25 million. Discussion focuses on methods for farmers to identify, treat, and prevent the diseases.
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Important Insecticides: Directions for Their Preparation and Use

Important Insecticides: Directions for Their Preparation and Use

Date: 1894
Creator: Marlatt, C. L.
Description: Report discussing important insecticides for farm and garden use. Special focus is given to biting and sucking insects, subterranean insects, and insects affecting grains and stored products.
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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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Peach Yellows and Peach Rosette

Peach Yellows and Peach Rosette

Date: 1894
Creator: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927
Description: Report discussing the diseases afflicting the peach known as peach yellows and peach rosette, including distribution of the diseases and preventive measures. A brief appendix discusses laws passed in Connecticut and Pennsylvania which are intended to prevent the spread of the diseases.
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Some destructive potato diseases : what they are and how to prevent them.

Some destructive potato diseases : what they are and how to prevent them.

Date: 1894
Creator: Galloway, B. T.
Description: Describes methods of identification and control of three fungous diseases affecting the Irish potato: blight (downy mildew), Macrosporium disease, and potato scab.
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Washed Soils: How to Prevent and Reclaim Them.

Washed Soils: How to Prevent and Reclaim Them.

Date: 1894
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Report discussing the problem of soil erosion, its impact on farming, and ways to prevent further erosion and reclaim affected lands.
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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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Fertilizers for cotton.

Fertilizers for cotton.

Date: 1895
Creator: McBryde, J. M.
Description: Presents the results of experiments conducted on the farms of the South Carolina Experiment Station and provides recommendations for preventing excessive or wasteful use of commercial fertilizers in cotton farming.
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