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7 questions to ask when you buy or sell shelled corn by grade.
An explanation of corn grade requirements. Factors include insects, odors, moisture, weight-per-bushel, cleanliness, damaged kernels, and color.
The 1952 cotton goal : 16 million bales from 28 million acres.
Discusses the need for large cotton crops in 1952 and requirements for achieving the highest possible yields. Includes an outlook for resources such as fertilizer, pesticides, defoliants, machinery, and manpower.
Algae in water supplies: an illustrated manual on the identification, significance, and control of algae in water supplies.
A manual designed to help "water analysts and others who deal with the many problems and effects associated with the presence of algae in water supplies."
American foulbrood of honey bees : how to control it.
Discusses American foul brood, a disease caused by a spore that infects bee larvae. Describes how to diagnose and control the disease. Lists the types of bees resistant to the disease.
An American-type cheese : how to make it for home use.
Steps for making cheese at home.
Apple scald and its control.
Describes apple scald, the damage and losses it causes, and methods for control.
Barberry eradication in stem rust control : wheat, oats, barley, rye.
Discusses the spread of stem rust in wheat, oats, barley, and rye due to the presence of certain species of barberry bushes; discusses eradication of these barberry bushes to control stem rust.
Barley diseases and their control.
Describes the value of barley, diseases that threaten the crop, and methods of control.
Bed bugs : how to control them.
Describes the life cycle of the bedbug and the hazards associated with a bedbug infestation. Provides advice for identifying and controlling bedbugs.
Beef-cattle breeds for beef and for beef and milk.
Presents brief descriptions of the breeds of cattle which are kept for beef or for both beef and milk in the United States.
Beef cattle for breeding purposes.
Describes how to select and manage beef cattle that will be used for breeding.
Beef on the farm : slaughtering, cutting, curing.
Describes the methods for slaughtering fresh beef on the farm; provides instructions outlining procedures for cutting and curing beef.
Beef production on the farm.
A guide to raising beef cattle and fattening calves. Includes a discussion of breeding stock, feeding, herd management, and disease prevention.
Better feeding of livestock.
Discusses best practices in livestock feeding. Provides instructions for preparing feeds for various types of livestock on the farm.
Provides instructions for implementing a border irrigation system for watering crops.
Breeds of chickens for meat and egg production.
Describes the characteristics of the different breeds of chicken that are used for the production of meat and eggs.
Describes methods of growing buckwheat, and ways to use the crop.
Care and management of dairy bulls.
Describes the special care and handling required for managing dairy bulls. Provides recommendations for housing, exercise, service, buying and selling, handling, and treatment of feet and horns.
Care and management of dairy cows.
A guide to dairy farming, including advice for feeding, milking, housing, cleaning, and other aspects of cow-raising.
Cattle walkways: an aid to coastal marsh range conservation.
Describes how building high, firm walkways for cattle in coastal regions of the United States allows cattle to graze in multiple ranges despite marshy land.
A description of the virus that causes cattle warts, and methods of control.
Cereal smuts and their control.
Describes the most important and most common cereal smuts in the United States; also describes how to recognize and control diseases caused by smuts.
Describes the characteristics of chinchillas; discusses how to care for chinchillas and raise them for fur.
Clean milk production.
An overview of methods and equipment recommended for producing milk that is free of foreign matter or bacteria.
Cleanup week : don't give fire a place to start.
Describes steps to take for spring cleaning to prevent fires and accidents in the home.
The clover leaf weevil and its control.
Describes the life cycle of the clover-leaf weevil, the damage it causes, and methods of control.
Commercial growing and harvesting of sweetpotatoes.
Describes different types of sweet potatoes, and the methods for transplanting, cultivating, and harvesting them. Argues the possibility of increasing the profitability of this crop.
Commercial production of greenhouse tomatoes.
Explains how to successfully grow tomatoes in a greenhouse environment.
Conservation farming in the Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District, North Dakota.
Reports the results of a soil conservation survey and makes the case for increased conservation efforts. Provides information on identifying land types and suggests simple methods of soil conservation.
Containers in common use for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Describes the varieties of standard containers for shipping fresh fruits and vegetables, and their costs and uses. Recommends simplification to reduce the burdens caused by the lack of uniformity in containers.
Describes how farmers can use contour-furrow irrigation as a means of preventing soil erosion and maintaining even watering of crops.
Control of common white grubs in cereal and forage crops.
Discusses the life cycle of the may beetle and its larva (the white grub), its effect on crops, and methods of control.
Control of lice and sheep ticks on sheep and goats.
Describes the damage that lice and ticks can cause to sheep and goat wool. Provides instructions for preparing insecticide dips, sprays, and dusts.
Control of potato insects.
Discusses various insect pests of the Irish potato and how to recognize them. Provides instructions for preparing and applying insecticides.
Control of the citrus rust mite.
Describes the characteristics of the citrus rust mite, the damage it causes to citrus fruits, and methods of control.
Control of the garden webworm in alfalfa.
Describes the characteristics of the garden webworm, the damage it causes to alfalfa crops, and methods of control.
Control of the sugar beet nematode.
Presents information on the value of certain crops that are generally used in rotations; and discusses the life history, distribution, and host plants of the nematode, as well as how it spreads.
Control of white pine blister rust : a cooperative effort to prevent damage to the white-pine resources of the United States.
Describes blister rust, the damage it causes to white pines of the United States, and methods for its control.
Control of white pine blister rust in the northeastern states.
Describes the value of the white pine and the threat of blister rust to the trees in the northeastern United States. Provides methods for blister rust control.
Controlling sagebrush on range lands.
Discusses various methods of controlling sagebrush; also describes regrassing and details benefits of doing so.
Controlling the Japanese beetle.
Describes the characteristics of the Japanese beetle, the damage it causes to plants, and methods of control.
Corn growers : would you deliberately throw away millions of dollars?
Explains how farmers can save money through orderly marketing by using the Commodity Credit Corporation price-support program.
Describes the corrugation irrigation process and explains how to implement this layout to irrigate close-growing crops.
Cotton diseases and methods of control.
Provides information on the most important cotton diseases. Includes color photographs and provides a summary table of control measures for the various diseases.
The culture and use of sorghums for forage.
Discusses the importance and value of sorghums as compared to other forage crops. Describes sorghum varieties, methods of planting, cultivation, harvesting, and disease and insect control.
Culture of oats in the western states.
Describes the different areas of the United States where oats are grown, how to prepare the soil, and how to effectively plant and harvest oats.
Culture of sorgo.
Discusses sorgo culture and syrup manufacturing. Provides information on characteristics and varieties, diseases, and insects affecting stored sorgo.
Cutting for profit in Southern pine woodlands.
A guide to managing farm woodlands as a source of income, with a focus on loblolly and shortleaf pine and hardwoods.
The dairy herd improvement association program.
A guide to organizing and operating a dairy-herd-improvement association for the purpose of maintaining records used to improve the profitability of herds.
Demodectic mange in cattle.
Describes demodectic mange, its causes, how it is recognized on cattle, and what can be done to control the disease.
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