Grains for the Dry Lands of Central Oregon

Grains for the Dry Lands of Central Oregon

Date: 1917
Creator: Breithaupt, L. R. (Le Roy), 1886-
Description: "This bulletin discusses the production of small grains on non-irrigated lands in central and southeastern Oregon at elevations between 4,000 and 5,000 feet. The important crops for these dry-farmed lands are winter wheat and rye and spring wheat, rye, oats, and barley. Field peas are also of value as a legume for forage and grain. Dependence upon grain farming alone, however, is not advisable in this region; the grain crops should be grown for the winter feeding and the finishing of stock that are grazed on the nearby range." -- p. 2
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Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid/Semiarid Lands: Selected Foreign Experience: Background Paper

Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid/Semiarid Lands: Selected Foreign Experience: Background Paper

Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that describes "selected foreign experiences using technology to develop and sustain agriculture in arid lands" (p. iii).
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Corn Growing Under Droughty Conditions

Corn Growing Under Droughty Conditions

Date: 1916
Creator: Hartley, C. P. (Charles Pinckney), 1870- & Zook, L. L.
Description: "For 50 years new settlers from the East[of the United States] have attempted to grow corn in the semiarid West. The seed used and the methods employed were often those with which the settlers had had experience in the East. They were not adapted to western conditions, and many failures resulted... It is the purpose of this bulletin to show in a general way some of the causes of these failures and how failures may be made less frequent or less intense. Particular varieties of corn and particular methods of cultivation are not applicable to the whole of any large area. Nevertheless, there are certain fundamental requirements of moisture, heat, and fertility which everywhere govern corn yields. A change in the supply of one may make a change in another advisable. Thus, the moisture requirement varies with the amount of heat available. In short, the secret of successful corn culture is to maintain a proper balance of moisture, heat, and fertility." -- title page
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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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Forage Crops and Their Culture in Northern Nebraska and the Dakotas

Forage Crops and Their Culture in Northern Nebraska and the Dakotas

Date: 1927
Creator: Garver, Samuel
Description: "This bulletin deals with those cultivated forage crops that seem of greatest promise for the dry-farming districts of northern Nebraska and the Dakotas west of the ninety-eighth meridian. Frequent crop failures in the more arid portions of these States result from a low annual precipitation, the irregularity of its amount and distribution during the growing season, and high evaporation. Under conditions of extreme drought, cultivated crops can seldom be economically substituted for native vegetation, and the utilization of such lands for grazing and the cutting of wild hay is most generally advisable. Greater forage production on the better lands may be effected by growing certain cultivated legumes, grasses, and roots." -- p. ii.
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Grains for the Montana Dry Lands

Grains for the Montana Dry Lands

Date: 1916
Creator: Donaldson, N. C.
Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to present the best available information regarding the varieties of grain to grow on the dry lands of Montana and the best methods of growing them." -- title page. Includes discussion of the best grain crops and varieties for these lands.
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Shallu, or "Egyptian Wheat": A Late-Maturing Variety of Sorghum

Shallu, or "Egyptian Wheat": A Late-Maturing Variety of Sorghum

Date: 1917
Creator: Rothgeb, Benton E.
Description: "Many varieties of sorghum have been introduced into the United States in the past 30 or 40 years. Some of these have proved valuable under dry-land conditions in the southern Great Plains.... Shallu is one of the introductions which are not adapted to dry-land conditions. It is a variety that requires a long favorable season to mature.... This bulletin is intended for farmers who are interested in the growing of grain-sorghum crops. It applies to the southern Great Plains under dry-land conditions. It records the results obtained from shallu when grown under such conditions in comparison with other varieties of grain sorghum in varietal tests in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico." -- p. 4
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Grains for the Utah Dry Lands

Grains for the Utah Dry Lands

Date: 1917
Creator: Jones, Jenkin W. (Jenkin William), 1888- & Bracken, Aaron F.
Description: "This bulletin present the best available information on the small grain crops and varieties adapted to Utah dry lands and the cultural operations necessary to produce them." -- p. 3. The grains discussed are wheat, emmer, oats, and barley.
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Irrigation of Orchards

Irrigation of Orchards

Date: 1917
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
Description: "Orchard irrigation in the arid and semi-arid regions of this country varies in practice, according to water supply, climate, soil, and situation of the land, and in cost of installation and maintenance of the system. The right selection of land for an orchard tract should be the irrigator's first step toward profitable fruit production. Expensive devices should not be used for distributing water in orchards of low value and small returns, but valuable orchards, yielding large annual returns will justify the best-known devices for successful irrigation. Prevention of waste of water should be a chief object of the irrigator not alone for the sake of economy but for the good of the orchard as well. A discussion of the factors essential to the successful irrigation of orchards, as well as of different methods used, is presented in the following pages." -- p. 2
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Dry Farming for Better Wheat Yields: The Columbia and Snake River Basins

Dry Farming for Better Wheat Yields: The Columbia and Snake River Basins

Date: 1919
Creator: Hunter, Byron, b. 1869
Description: "This bulletin deals in particular with the dry farming methods practiced on grain farms in the Pacific Northwest where the rainfall is less than 18 to 20 inches annually, but it also contains advice helpful to all farmers of that region who practice summer-fallowing. Its purpose is to show the possibility of increasing crop yields in the dry-farming areas by using improved methods, and to discuss the practices which have been found most advantageous.... The purposes of summer-fallowing and details of the methods of their accomplishment are presented, with the application of these methods to the cultivation of "blow" soils and "nonblow" soils, and methods are suggested for preventing and stopping the blowing of soils. Attention is given to the seeding of winter and of spring wheat, and suggestions are made for properly maintaining the organic matter in the soil." -- p. 2
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