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A guide to judging and testing the quality of alfalfa seed.
Summarizes an 1898 study of the problem of alkaline soil conditions as the result of irrigation in Montana.
The Angora goat.
A guide to the care and housing of Angora goat herds. Includes a description of the goat and its uses.
Annual flowering plants.
A guide to growing and using numerous types of annual flowering plants. Includes recommendations for planting school gardens, and the use of hotbeds or cold frames.
The apple and how to grow it.
A guide to apple growing, from soil preparation to harvesting.
Describes the benefits of more economical management of organic farm resources, namely barnyard manure. Discusses the management and application of methods for using fertilizers on the farm.
Beans, peas, and other legumes as food.
Describes several varieties of beans, peas, and other legumes. Discusses the composition and digestibility of legumes such as beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts. Discusses several different ways to prepare them for use in foods or other products.
Beautifying the home grounds.
Describes practical and aesthetic uses for trees, shrubs, and vines in home landscapes. Discusses the benefits of home landscape planning.
Discusses beekeeping in detail. Precautions against stinging and swarming are provided, along with information on types of bees, how to obtain honey and wax, and the risks of loss due to diseases and pests.
Breeds of dairy cattle.
Discusses the origins, history, and characteristics of various cattle breeds.
Carbon bisulphid as an insecticide.
A guide to the use of carbon disulfide ("bisulfid of carbon") as an insecticide against the cigarette beetle, as well as other insect pests and borers. The information is largely based on experiments conducted in 1901 by the Division of Entomology, at a large tobacco establishment in Washington, D.C.
Care of milk on the farm.
Discusses the problem of bacterial contamination of milk. Describes best practices for sanitary production and handling of milk on the farm.
A guide to growing celery, including planting, watering, mulching, insect and disease control, storage, and selling.
Commercial fertilizers : composition and use.
Describes different types of commercial fertilizers, their agricultural benefits, and indications for their use.
Conformation of beef and dairy cattle.
A guide to the judging of cattle, for use by breeders, farmers, stock feeders, or dairymen.
Describes cranberry varieties and provides advice for growing and selling them.
The culture of tobacco.
A guide to tobacco farming, including sowing, planting, fertilizing, cutting, seed saving, and insect pest control.
The dairy herd: its formation and management.
A guide to the care and feeding of dairy cattle, and management of the dairy herd.
Dairying in the South.
A guide to dairy farming for new farmers in the South, for the purpose of improving the quality of their products.
Drainage of farm lands.
Discusses soil texture, natural and artificial soil drainage, and implementation of drainage practices.
Ducks and geese : standard breeds and management.
Describes the standard breeds of ducks and geese, and provides instructions for their care and management.
Discusses earth roads, and methods of drainage that are essential to maintaining them.
Eggs and their uses as food.
A summary of the research and data available at the turn of the 20th century, regarding the production of eggs, their composition, and their use as food.
Emmer : a grain for the semiarid regions.
Discusses the value of emmer wheat, a weather-resistant grain crop, for the semi-arid regions of the United States.
Facts about milk.
Describes methods for the sanitary production and transport of milk.
The farmer's interest in good seed.
Discusses the importantance of high quality seeds when farming, and how to secure good seed. Presents the results of tests of seven different types of seeds.
The feeding of farm animals.
Describes the basic principles of livestock feeding, based on results of agricultural experiments as well as the practices of successful feeders.
Fish as food.
Describes the composition, cost, and nutritive value of fish and other seafoods. Includes sample menus. Discusses methods of preparing seafood for market.
Grape growing in the South.
Describes methods of grape culture used in the South. Intended for use by small farmers or large wine-makers.
Home manufacture and use of unfermented grape juice.
Discusses the grape, causes of its fermentation and methods of prevention. Describes the composition, flavors, uses, and qualities of unfermented grape juice.
Describes the anatomy and characteristics of a horse's foot and hoof. Discusses proper shoeing methods, with the intention of helping horse owners avoid the consequences of improper shoeing.
Household tests for the detection of oleomargarine and renovated butter.
A consumer guide explaining the differences between "genuine" butter, margarine, and renovated butter. Provides instructions for tests which can be conducted at home to distinguish the three types of products.
Importation of game birds and eggs for propagation.
Provides information and statistics regarding various species of game birds and eggs brought into the United States since the passing of the Lacey Act (1900) and the Egg Act (1902).
Insecticides and fungicides : chemical composition and effectiveness of certain preparations.
Describes several pest-control products sold at the turn of the 20th century, including branded products and generic mixtures in use at the time. Provides buying advice to merchants and potential purchasers of those pesticides and fungicides.
Insects affecting the cotton plant.
Describes certain insect pests of cotton, their life cycles, and methods for control.
Insects injurious in cranberry culture.
Discusses the insects that affect the cranberry market and methods for controlling them.
Irrigation in field and garden.
Discusses crop irrigation methods for use by individual farmers.
Irrigation in fruit growing.
Discusses various methods and options for irrigation of orchards.
The manufacture of sorghum sirup.
A guide to simple methods of sorghum syrup production, for farmers with limited facilities.
Marketing live stock.
A guide to buying and selling practices in livestock markets, domestic and foreign. Includes an overview of stock transport methods.
Meats : composition and cooking.
Discusses the composition of different types of meat, their texture and flavor, the cuts, and how to prepare them. Includes detailed composition and calorie charts.
The Mexican cotton-boll weevil.
Describes the life cycle of the cotton boll weevil, the damage it causes, and methods for its control.
The peach twig-borer : an important enemy of stone fruits.
Describes the European twig-borer, its life cycle, and methods for its control.
A guide to pineapple farming, including planting, gathering, disease control, shipping, and selling.
Poultry as food.
Discusses the use of poultry in the American diet.
Poultry raising on the farm.
A guide for the poultry breeder. Discusses bird varieties, care and housing, feeding, and the advantages of farm poultry raising.
Practical suggestions for farm buildings.
Contains simple instructions for building modest but comfortable farm houses that can be expanded.
The principal insect enemies of growing wheat.
Describes several insect pests affecting wheat crops, and how to control them.
The principal insects affecting the tobacco plant.
Describes various insect pests affecting tobacco crops. Also warns of possible future risks from foreign insects.
Principles of nutrition and nutritive value of food.
Discusses the general principles of nutrition. Includes the results of studies carried out by the Department of Experiment Stations.
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