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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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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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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