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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.
Protection of food products from injurious temperatures.
A guide to the safe transportation and storage of perishable food items. Describes measures to protect against both intense cold and intense heat.
Red clover seed : information for purchasers.
A guide to buying quality clover seed.
Tree planting on rural school grounds.
Discusses the importance of planning for successful Arbor-Day tree plantings on rural school grounds and churchyards. Includes suggested study topics for teachers to use in school lessons.
Celery culture.
A guide to growing celery, including planting, watering, mulching, insect and disease control, storage, and selling.
The culture of tobacco.
A guide to tobacco farming, including sowing, planting, fertilizing, cutting, seed saving, and insect pest control.
Ducks and geese : standard breeds and management.
Describes the standard breeds of ducks and geese, and provides instructions for their care and management.
Earth roads.
Discusses earth roads, and methods of drainage that are essential to maintaining them.
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.
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.
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.
Poultry as food.
Discusses the use of poultry in the American diet.
Alfalfa seed.
A guide to judging and testing the quality of alfalfa seed.
The dairy herd: its formation and management.
A guide to the care and feeding of dairy cattle, and management of the dairy herd.
Provides instructions for the propagation, culture, and shipping of strawberries. Includes a discussion of forcing for winter fruit and a list of varieties suited for various geographical areas of the United States.
Usefulness of the American toad.
Describes the beneficial characteristics of the toad.
Bee keeping.
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.
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.
Conformation of beef and dairy cattle.
A guide to the judging of cattle, for use by breeders, farmers, stock feeders, or dairymen.
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.
Grape growing in the South.
Describes methods of grape culture used in the South. Intended for use by small farmers or large wine-makers.
Squab raising.
Discusses squab raising in detail, including the varieties of pigeons, methods of breeding, feeding, management, housing, disease control, killing, dressing, and selling.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Irrigation in fruit growing.
Discusses various methods and options for irrigation of orchards.
Marketing live stock.
A guide to buying and selling practices in livestock markets, domestic and foreign. Includes an overview of stock transport methods.
Pineapple growing.
A guide to pineapple farming, including planting, gathering, disease control, shipping, and selling.
The principal insects affecting the tobacco plant.
Describes various insect pests affecting tobacco crops. Also warns of possible future risks from foreign insects.
Some essentials in beef production.
A guide to the selection of beef cattle for breeding and fattening.
Three insect enemies of shade trees.
Describes some major pests of shade trees, the damage they cause, and methods of control. Discusses efforts to control shade-tree insects in cities and towns.
Turkeys : standard varieties and management.
A guide to raising and selling domestic turkeys.
Commercial fertilizers : composition and use.
Describes different types of commercial fertilizers, their agricultural benefits, and indications for their use.
Barnyard manure.
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.
Sugar as food.
Discusses the sources of sugar, its uses, and its chemical composition.
Standard varieties of chickens.
Lists and describes 11 different classifications of chickens as well as the several breeds within them. Includes illustrations.
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.
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.
Cranberry culture.
Describes cranberry varieties and provides advice for growing and selling them.
Drainage of farm lands.
Discusses soil texture, natural and artificial soil drainage, and implementation of drainage practices.
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 peach twig-borer : an important enemy of stone fruits.
Describes the European twig-borer, its life cycle, and methods for its control.
Raising sheep for mutton.
A guide to raising sheep for mutton, including a discussion of meat cutting and production costs.
Sheep feeding.
Discusses in brief the feeding of breeding ewes, lambs, and rams for the market.
Silos and silage.
Discusses the construction and costs of silos as well as the selection, costs, and usage of silage crops.