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 Decade: 1930-1939
 Collection: USDA Farmers' Bulletins
Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of Eradication

Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of Eradication

Date: 1930
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.
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Chestnut Blight

Chestnut Blight

Date: 1930
Creator: Gravatt, G. F. & Gill, L. S.
Description: "Chestnut blight, caused by a fungus brought into this country from Asia before 1904, is responsible for the death of millions of acres of chestnut growth in New England and the Middle Atlantic States. The disease spread rapidly to nearly all parts of the range of the native chestnut, and the remaining stands of the southern Appalachians face certain destruction. The present known distribution, its symptoms, and the fungus that causes the disease are described. The blight fungus itself does not have any effect upon the strength of chestnut timber, and blight-killed trees can be utilized for poles, posts, cordwood, lumber, and extract wood. Search is being made for native and foreign chestnuts resistant to the disease in the hope of finding a tree suitable for replacing the rapidly disappearing stands. Seedlings of Asiatic chestnuts, which have considerable natural resistance even though not immune, are being tested in the United States." -- p. ii
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The City Home Garden

The City Home Garden

Date: 1930
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Description: Revised edition. "Fresh vegetables for an average family may be grown upon a large back yard or city lot.... Thousands of acres of idle land that may be used for gardens are still available within the boundaries of our large cities. Some of the problems that confront the city gardener are more difficult than those connected with the farm garden, and it is the object of this bulletin to discuss these problems from a practical standpoint." -- p. 2. Soil preparation, tools, seeding, watering, diseases and pests, and space issues are all discussed and brief descriptions of several vegetables are given.
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Cultivated grasses of secondary importance.

Cultivated grasses of secondary importance.

Date: 1930
Creator: Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver), 1867-1926.
Description: An illustrated guide to lesser-known but valuable non-native grass varieties in the United States.
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Insects of the pecan and how to combat them.

Insects of the pecan and how to combat them.

Date: 1930
Creator: Moznette, G. F. (George Franklin), 1890-
Description: Describes insects that threaten the pecan tree, the damage they cause, and methods for their control.
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The Making and Feeding of Silage

The Making and Feeding of Silage

Date: 1930
Creator: Woodward, T. E. (Thompson Elwyn)
Description: Revised edition. Report discussing the use of silos for storing feed for livestock, with special attention to silage for dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, and sheep. Topics discussed include crops for silage, preparing crops for storage, and storage practices.
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Propagation of Aquatic Game Birds

Propagation of Aquatic Game Birds

Date: 1930
Creator: McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962
Description: "A surprisingly large number (nearly 50 species) of the ducks, geese, and swans of North America have been bred in captivity, most of them, however, upon only a small scale. About 20 species have been bred rather frequently either in this country or abroad, and at least one of them, the common mallard duck, can be propagated as readily as, if not more readily than, the ring-necked pheasant of the group of upland game birds. The directions for propagating here given apply primarily to the mallard and the Canada goose, the most frequently reared birds of their groups. These directions summarize the experience of the most successful breeders both in the United States and in Europe. Exceptional treatment found desirable in the care of other species is noted." -- p. 1
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Propagation of upland game birds.

Propagation of upland game birds.

Date: January 1930
Creator: McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962.
Description: Describes methods for raising game birds.
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Tuberculosis in Live Stock: Detection, Control, and Eradication.

Tuberculosis in Live Stock: Detection, Control, and Eradication.

Date: 1930
Creator: Kiernan, John Andrew, 1873-1927
Description: Revised edition. Report discussing the incidence of tuberculosis in cattle and efforts necessary to detect, control, and eradicate it. Includes discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnostic methods, the tuberculin test, and best methods for eradication and prevention.
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Mouse control in field and orchard.

Mouse control in field and orchard.

Date: March 1930
Creator: Silver, James, b. 1890.
Description: Describes the threat that mice pose to fields and orchards, and provides methods for their control.
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