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Facts about wind erosion and dust storms on the Great Plains.
Describes the history and conditions of drought, wind erosion, and dust storms in the Great Plains; discusses long-range conservation programs and emergency measures.
Grass waterways in soil conservation.
Describes how to establish grass-protected waterways on farm fields to prevent soil erosion.
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.
Powder-post beetles in buildings : what to do about them.
Describes different types of powder-post beetles, their life cycles, the damage they can cause to various types of wood, and methods for their control.
Filters and screens for irrigation wells.
Describes the purpose of having filters and screens as part of an irrigation system, and how to properly select and install them.
Growing the Jerusalem artichoke.
Describes the growth of Jerusalem artichokes in different areas of the United States. Provides suggestions for planting and harvesting.
Cattle warts.
A description of the virus that causes cattle warts, and methods of control.
Irrigation of field corn in the West.
Describes recommended methods for irrigating corn in arid and semiarid regions.
Demodectic mange in cattle.
Describes demodectic mange, its causes, how it is recognized on cattle, and what can be done to control the disease.
Interseeding legumes in corn.
Explains the practice and procedures for interseeding legumes and grasses in wide-row corn.
Sash greenhouses.
Describes sash greenhouses. Provides plans for constructing and heating greenhouses.
The imported fire ant : how to control it.
Describes the characteristics of fire ants, the damage they cause, and methods for control.
Production of turnips and rutabagas.
Describes varieties of turnips and rutabagas and effective methods of production and marketing.
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.
Know your watersheds.
Describes the necessity of water in everyday life, the water cycle, and provides suggestions for the management of watersheds.
U.S. grades for beef.
A consumer guide to U.S. federal meat grades. Includes examples of the stamps used to mark meat, a chart of beef cuts, and a suggested cooking guide for meat cuts and grades.
Leather bookbindings: how to preserve them.
Describes types of leather bindings for books and methods for preserving them.
Know your butter grades.
Describes the U.S. federal grades given to determine product quality, and how these grades are used for butter.
Seven ways to greater egg profit.
Describes seven best practices for managing chicken flocks and for collecting and storing eggs in order to produce Grade A eggs. The recommended practices are based on a study conducted in major egg-producing states in the midwestern United States.
Corrugation irrigation.
Describes the corrugation irrigation process and explains how to implement this layout to irrigate close-growing crops.
The farmer's share of the consumer's food dollar.
Describes the retail cost of food compared to the amount of money a farmer receives for it, including the cost of transportation.
Fire departments for rural communities : how to organize and operate them.
Provides steps to take for organizing, adopting, and maintaining fire departments in rural communities.
A rounded-corner hutch for rabbits.
Provides a layout and instructions for building a rounded-corner hutch for rabbits.
Farmhouse : split-level expansible.
Summarizes a design and floor plan for a split-level farmhouse. Includes illustrations and photographs of the exterior and interior of the house.
Expansible farmhouse : frame.
Provides a floor plan and description of an expansible frame farmhouse.
Expansible farmhouse : masonry.
Provides the floor plan and description of an expansible masonry farmhouse.
Keep your tile drains working.
Discusses tile drain maintenance, including remedies for common problems; describes the risks associated with poor maintenance.
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.
Stable flies : how to control them.
Describes characteristics of stable flies, the damage they cause, and methods of control.
Chinchilla raising.
Describes the characteristics of chinchillas; discusses how to care for chinchillas and raise them for fur.
Maintaining the health of livestock in transit.
Describes best practices for transporting livestock, in order to ensure their health and safety.
Preventing cracks in new wood floors.
Describes methods for preventing cracks caused by moisture in hardwood floors.
Drying ear corn with heated air.
Provides a comparison of drying corn with heated air versus unheated air, the equipment and construction necessary to dry ear corn with heated air, and the benefits of drying corn with this method.
Drying ear corn with unheated air.
Provides a comparison of drying corn with heated air versus unheated air, the equipment and construction necessary to dry ear corn with unheated air, and the benefits of drying corn with this method.
Drying shelled corn and small grain with heated air.
Describes how to dry grain and corn with heated air, the equipment needed, and how to construct drying bins.
Your soil, crumbly or cloddy?
Describes the importance of good soil tilth and methods for improving soil.
Wood chips for the land.
Describes how farmers and ranchers can use wood chips to prevent soil erosion, as bedding for livestock, and as a way to make soil richer for producing crops.
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.
Russian wild-rye.
Describes the characteristics of Russian wild-rye, its development in the United States, and its production.
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 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.
Border irrigation.
Provides instructions for implementing a border irrigation system for watering crops.
Grass seed production on irrigated land.
Provides recommendations for producing grass seed as a cash crop, using conservation-farming methods.
Expansible farmhouses.
Leaflet showing a floor plan, an illustration, and examples of drawings to be used in constructing an expansible farmhouse. Complete plans were distributed through agricultural extension services.
The redheaded pine sawfly.
Describes the characteristics of red-headed pine sawflies, the damage they cause to varieties of pine trees, and methods of control.
Russian-olive for wildlife and good land use.
Describes the characteristics of the Russian-olive and the benefits of growing it.
Prevent tanbark deterioration.
Presents methods for obtaining, curing, and marketing tanbark for use in leather tanning. Discusses ways to prevent loss of tannin from deterioration of the bark.
Preventing black rot losses in sweetpotatoes.
Describes how black rot can damage sweet potato crops, and the steps farmers can take to prevent and treat crops affected by it.
Protect your garden corn from earworms.
Provides simple instructions for preventing earworms from spoiling garden corn.
Recipes for evaporated apple rings.
Provides recipes using evaporated apple rings as the main ingredient. (Evaporated apples contain more moisture than traditional dried apples.)