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 Decade: 1930-1939
 Collection: USDA Farmers' Bulletins
The City Home Garden

The City Home Garden

Date: 1938
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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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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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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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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Commercial Comb-Honey Production

Commercial Comb-Honey Production

Date: 1932
Creator: Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)
Description: Revised edition. This bulletin details the process for producing honey which is marketed in its original honeycomb and discusses the equipment needed, management of bees, and collection of the honeycombs.
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Community cotton production.

Community cotton production.

Date: 1938
Creator: Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949. & Martin, R. D. (Robert Doane), 1896-
Description: Recommends and describes the "one-variety community method" of cotton production, in which a community limits itself to growing a single variety of cotton in order to produce a uniform product.
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Conserving Corn From Weevils in the Gulf Coast States

Conserving Corn From Weevils in the Gulf Coast States

Date: 1931
Creator: Back, E. A. (Ernest Adna), 1886-
Description: Revised edition. This report discusses the destructive impact of weevils on the corn crop in the southern United States and controls measures which farmers may find effective in reducing their losses to this pest. Among the insects discussed are the Angoumois grain moth and the rice or "black" weevil.
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Containers used in shipping fruits and vegetables.

Containers used in shipping fruits and vegetables.

Date: 1934
Creator: Spilman, H. A. (Harold Addison), 1883- & Davis, Robert W. (Robert William), 1899-
Description: Describes five types of containers used for shipping fruits and vegetables, and indications for their use. Discusses the benefits of standardized shipping containers.
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Control of Cherry Leaf-Spot

Control of Cherry Leaf-Spot

Date: 1937
Creator: Roberts, John W. (John William), 1882- & Pierce, Leslie
Description: Revised edition. "The leaf-spot of the cherry seriously injures both sweet and sour varieties of that fruit in many sections of the eastern half of the United States. It is caused by a fungus which lives through the winter on the fallen leaves and infects the new leaves in the spring. The best control of this disease is obtained by spraying with a diluted lime-sulphur solution or with Bordeaux mixture 1) as soon as the petals fall, 2) about three weeks later, and 3) directly after the fruit is picked." -- p. 2
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Control of insect pests in stored grain.

Control of insect pests in stored grain.

Date: 1937
Creator: Back, E. A. (Ernest Adna), 1886-
Description: Discusses the causes of insect infestation in grain crops and acquaints the farmer or grain dealer with the characteristics of several fumigants so that he can choose the best one for particular conditions.
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Convenient kitchens.

Convenient kitchens.

Date: 1937
Creator: Gray, Greta.
Description: Provides plans for designing and organizing a kitchen to make it more convenient and efficient.
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Cover Crops for Soil Conservation

Cover Crops for Soil Conservation

Date: 1936
Creator: Kell, Walter V., 1889- & McKee, Roland
Description: "Cover crops are crops sown or planted in thick stands for the purpose of protecting and enriching the soil.... That the use of cover crops is a most efficient means for preventing soil erosion and increasing soil fertility is well known; yet this practice is not nearly so widely and extensively followed as it should be. The kinds of cover crops that should be used and the method of utilizing them to the best advantage varies in different regions, according to climatic conditions but almost everywhere cover cropping in some form can be profitably followed." -- p. 1. The bulletin considers cover crops as either legumes or non-legumes.
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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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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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Culture and Pests of Field Peas

Culture and Pests of Field Peas

Date: 1938
Creator: McKee, Roland & Schoth, H. A. (Harry August), b. 1891
Description: This bulletin discusses the culture of the field and diseases and insects which commonly afflict it. Diseases discussed include leaf spot, stem blight, bacterial blight, left blotch, powdery mildew, downy mildew, anthracnose, fusarium wilt, root rot, and mosaic. The pea weevil, aphid, and moth are the insects discussed, as well as the nematode.
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Dairy cattle judging.

Dairy cattle judging.

Date: February 1937
Creator: Nystrom, Amer Benjamin, 1885-
Description: Describes the major points for judging dairy cows and how to conduct comparative judging.
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Dairy farming for beginners.

Dairy farming for beginners.

Date: 1936
Creator: Shepherd, J. B. (Joseph Benjamin), 1892.
Description: Presents the factors to consider when deciding whether to start a dairy farm. Discusses markets, feed, capital, buildings, herd selection, record-keeping, and labor requirements.
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The dasheen : a southern root crop for home use and market.

The dasheen : a southern root crop for home use and market.

Date: December 1936
Creator: Young, Robert A. (Robert Armstrong), b. 1876
Description: Describes the characteristics of the dasheen or taro; also provides marketing methods and dasheen recipes.
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Dehorning, castrating, branding, and marking beef cattle.

Dehorning, castrating, branding, and marking beef cattle.

Date: July 1936
Creator: Black, W. H. (William Henry), 1888-1949. & Parr, V. V. (Virgil Verser), 1888-
Description: Describes procedures and equipment used for dehorning, castrating, branding, and marking beef cattle. Explains the use of these procedures as means for loss prevention in the beef industry.
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Determining the Age of Cattle by the Teeth

Determining the Age of Cattle by the Teeth

Date: 1933
Creator: Pope, George W. (George Whitfield), 1867-
Description: Revised edition. "This publication shows how to determine, by the size and condition of the teeth, the approximate age of cattle from calfhood to six years and older." -- p. ii
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Dewberry growing.

Dewberry growing.

Date: 1933
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-
Description: A guide to growing dewberries in various regions of the United States.
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Diseases, ailments, and abnormal conditions of swine.

Diseases, ailments, and abnormal conditions of swine.

Date: 1938
Creator: White, T. P. (Timothy Paul), 1872-
Description: Describes the major and minor diseases of swine; discusses the importance of disease control to prevent loss of animals during transport.
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Diseases of fur animals.

Diseases of fur animals.

Date: July 1937
Creator: Shillinger, Jacob Edward, 1890-
Description: Describes the various types of disease which fur animals may contract, and provides suggestions for preventing or controlling these diseases.
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Diseases of upland game birds.

Diseases of upland game birds.

Date: August 1937
Creator: Shillinger, Jacob Edward, 1890- & Morley, L. C. (Leland Curtis), 1908-
Description: Describes the characteristics of various diseases that affect game birds such as quails and prairie chickens.
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