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 Decade: 1930-1939
 Collection: USDA Farmers' Bulletins
The harlequin bug and its control.

The harlequin bug and its control.

Date: September 1939
Creator: White, W. H. (William Henry), 1892-1951. & Brannon, Loyd William, 1900-
Description: Describes the characteristics of the harlequin bug, the damage it can cause, and methods for its control.
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Greenhouse tomatoes.

Greenhouse tomatoes.

Date: May 1939
Creator: Beattie, James H. (James Herbert), b. 1882.
Description: Describes the benefits of growing tomatoes in greenhouses for improved quality and marketability. Discusses requirements and methods for successfully growing greenhouse tomatoes.
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Fire-protective construction on the farm.

Fire-protective construction on the farm.

Date: April 1939
Creator: United States. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils.
Description: Describes the damage that can occur to property and people as a result of fire; and discusses various farm construction projects that prevent a fire or offer protection should a fire occur.
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Cleaning milking machines.

Cleaning milking machines.

Date: February 1939
Creator: Burgwald, L. H. (Louis Henry), 1892- & Grant, Fred M.
Description: Provides instructions for cleaning mechanical milking machines in order to prevent bacterial contamination.
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Apple scab.

Apple scab.

Date: 1939
Creator: Roberts, John W. (John William), 1882-1957. & Pierce, Leslie.
Description: Discusses apple scab, its economic impact, distribution, susceptibility of various apples to the disease, and preventive measures.
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Blackberry growing.

Blackberry growing.

Date: 1939
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-
Description: Describes blackberry varieties and methods of blackberry culture.
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Broomcorn growing and handling.

Broomcorn growing and handling.

Date: 1939
Creator: Washburn, R. S. (Raymond Secord), 1887- & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-
Description: A guide to growing and selling broomcorn, a sorghum plant used for the making of brooms and whisk brooms.
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Chrysanthemums for the home.

Chrysanthemums for the home.

Date: 1939
Creator: Morrison, B. Y. (Benjamin Yoe), 1891-1966
Description: Discusses chrysanthemum-growing in terms of soil and air requirements, annual division and replanting, types of blooms, and insect enemies.
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Collection and preservation of insects for use in the study of agriculture.

Collection and preservation of insects for use in the study of agriculture.

Date: 1939
Creator: Mansuy, Margaret C.
Description: Describes methods for collecting, killing, and preserving insects and larvae for displays to be used in the school classroom or by amateur collectors. Also includes instructions for raising live insects in breeding cages.
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Crops Against the Wind on the Southern Great Plains

Crops Against the Wind on the Southern Great Plains

Date: 1939
Creator: Rule, Glenn K. (Glenn Kenton), 1893-
Description: "This bulletin briefly traces the circumstances which have created the soil problems in the southern Great Plains and shows how the hand of man has hastened present troubles. But it goes further and deals with the methods now being used to solve the problem on nature's own terms." -- p. 2-3. Some of the solutions discussed include contour farming, terraces, water conservation techniques, crop lines, and revegetation.
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Effective haying equipment and practices for northern Great Plains and inter-mountain regions.

Effective haying equipment and practices for northern Great Plains and inter-mountain regions.

Date: 1939
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Describes best practices and equipment for handling hay in a cost-effective manner.
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Farm budgeting.

Farm budgeting.

Date: 1939
Creator: Hutson, John B., b. 1890.
Description: Provides instructions and explains the purpose of creating a farm budget.
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Grading Wool

Grading Wool

Date: 1939
Creator: Christie, James W.
Description: Revised edition. "Most wool growers need to know more about wool grading, whether they expect to grade wool or not. This bulletin contains information about the subject so growers interested may improve their position when they are ready to sell their wool. It also suggests ways to handle the wool so that its quality will be maintained through the shearing and the preparation of the fleece." -- p. ii
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Grasshoppers and Their Control

Grasshoppers and Their Control

Date: 1939
Creator: Parker, J. R.
Description: "Grasshoppers in a single year have destroyed crops valued at over a hundred million dollars. The best way to prevent losses is the use of poisoned bait supplemented by tillage and seeding methods which restrict egg laying and imprison the young grasshoppers in the ground after they hatch. Bait is most effective while grasshoppers are still on their hatching grounds or massed along field margins. It should be put out when grasshoppers are doing their first feeding of the day. This usually occurs between 6 and 10 a.m. at temperatures of 70° to 80°F. Bait should not be spread unless grasshoppers are actively feeding. In mixing and distributing the poisoned bait care should be taken to prevent injury to persons and farm animals. Seeding grain only on plowed or summer-fallowed ground and plowing infested stubble before the eggs hatch greatly reduces the quantity of bait needed for control and decreases the liability of crop injury. Cooperation in the use of control methods by all the farmers in a community is necessary for best results." -- p. i
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The green-bug or spring grain-aphis : how to prevent its periodical outbreaks.

The green-bug or spring grain-aphis : how to prevent its periodical outbreaks.

Date: 1939
Creator: Walton, William Randolph, 1873-1952.
Description: Describes the characteristics of the green-bug, the damage it causes to crops, and methods of control.
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Greenhouse construction and heating.

Greenhouse construction and heating.

Date: 1939
Creator: Beattie, James H. (James Herbert), b. 1882.
Description: Describes how to build and properly heat greenhouses for growing flowers and vegetables year-round.
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Growing root crops for livestock.

Growing root crops for livestock.

Date: 1939
Creator: Westover, H. L. (Harvey Leroy); Schoth, H. A. (Harry August), b. 1891. & Semple, Arthur T. (Arthur Truman), 1895-
Description: Describes varieties of root crops to grow for livestock feed, and provides methods for efficient cultivation and production.
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Growing sweet corn for the cannery.

Growing sweet corn for the cannery.

Date: 1939
Creator: Beattie, James H. (James Herbert), b. 1882.
Description: A guide to planting and growing sweet corn for commercial canning. Includes descriptions of sweet corn varieties and provides suggestions for the practical use of factory wastes.
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The horse bots and their control.

The horse bots and their control.

Date: 1939
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970. & Dove, Walter E., b. 1894.
Description: Provides advice on horse bot control for use by horse breeders and farmers.
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Marketing hay by modern methods.

Marketing hay by modern methods.

Date: 1939
Creator: Collier, G. A.
Description: Provides a description of marketing methods, trade rules, and suggestions for selling and shipping hay. Includes sample forms.
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Marketing poultry.

Marketing poultry.

Date: 1939
Creator: Slocum, Rob R. (Rob Roy), 1883-1944.
Description: Describes the process of marketing poultry, specifically regarding marketing methods, market channels, market grades, fattening poultry, killing poultry, and transportation.
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Marketing the cowpea seed crop.

Marketing the cowpea seed crop.

Date: 1939
Creator: Barr, J. E. (Jason Edward), 1888-
Description: Describes ways to maximize the value of the cowpea crop, how to best market it, and how to analyze price trends.
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Native and Adapted Grasses for Conservation of Soil and Moisture in the Great Plains and Western States

Native and Adapted Grasses for Conservation of Soil and Moisture in the Great Plains and Western States

Date: 1939
Creator: Hoover, Max M. (Max Manley), 1895-
Description: "The information given in this bulletin should enable farmers in the Great Plains and Western States to select from the more common species of grasses some one or more suited to their needs [for soil and water conservation]. Common harvesting equipment and farm machinery can be adapted to the proper handling of native grasses. This brings the cost of such work within the means of most farmers." -- p. i. Among the grasses discussed are wheatgrass, buffalo grass, bluestem, grama, Bermuda grass, wild rye, hilaria, Sudan grass, bluegrass, panic grasses, dropseed, and needlegrass.
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Reseeding Range Lands of the Intermountain Region

Reseeding Range Lands of the Intermountain Region

Date: 1939
Creator: Stewart, George; Walker, R. H. (Rudger Harper), 1902- & Price, Raymond
Description: "Revegetating deteriorated range lands by sowing adaptable, nutritious, and palatable grasses is vital for adequate forage production in the Intermountain region, for profitable livestock raising, and as a safeguard against flood and erosion damage. The effect of serious droughts, greatly aggravated by overstocking, has resulted in the replacement of valuable perennial grasses by annual weeds and grasses that have much less value as forage for livestock or for proper soil protection. The abandonment of unsuccessful submarginal croplands has also added greatly to the vast acreage of deteriorated but potentially productive range lands of the region in need of revegetation. Proper guides and procedure for revegetating run-down ranges and abandoned dry farms by artificial reseeding are necessary to safeguard against costly pitfalls and to insure reasonable success. The procedures herein outlined are based on the experiences and research to date and should prove helpful to those administering range lands and producing livestock in the region comprising Utah, Nevada, southern Idaho, and southwestern Wyoming, commonly referred to as the Intermountain region." -- p. i
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