Harvesting grain sorghums.

Harvesting grain sorghums.

Date: September 1928
Creator: Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-
Description: Describes methods and equipment used for harvesting, threshing, and storing grain sorghums in the Great Plains of the United States.
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Pricklypear control on short-grass range in the central Great Plains.

Pricklypear control on short-grass range in the central Great Plains.

Date: October 1941
Creator: Costello, David Francis, 1904-
Description: Describes the problems ranchers face when pricklypear grows in grazing areas in the central Great Plains and the steps that should be taken to control its growth.
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Pit Silos

Pit Silos

Date: 1917
Creator: Metcalfe, T. Pryse
Description: "Pit silos are becoming common in many sections of the Great Plains region, especially in the Panhandle of Texas and in similar sections of the United States. The popularity of this type of silo is due chiefly to the remoteness of many farms in these sections from railroad points, which in many cases would make the cost of a masonry silo prohibitive, and to the fact that silos of wood often weaken rapidly under the peculiar climatic conditions prevailing in the Plains region and are destroyed by wind." -- p. 3. The report discusses factors to consider when deciding to build a pit silo and outlines plans for successfully constructing one.
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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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Growing Fruit for Home Use in the Great Plains Area

Growing Fruit for Home Use in the Great Plains Area

Date: 1916
Creator: Gould, H. P.
Description: This report gives recommendations to farmers in the Great Plains of the United States who would like to grow fruit in this region in which fruit is not commonly cultivated. Topics discussed include climate and soil requirements, pruning, irrigation, orchard pests, injury from hail, and suggested fruit varieties.
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Growing Hard Spring Wheat

Growing Hard Spring Wheat

Date: 1915
Creator: Ball, Carleton R. (Carleton Roy), 1873-1958
Description: "This bulletin discusses the topographic, soil, and climatic features of the northern Great Plains, with special reference to the production of hard spring wheat in that area. Cultural methods for growing the crop are given." -- title
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