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Alsike Clover

Description: Report discussing the distribution and cultivation of the leguminous crop alsike clover, which grows primarily in the northeastern United States. Topics discussed include soil requirements, seeding, uses, and insect enemies and diseases.
Date: 1920
Creator: Pieters, A. J.

Beekeeping in the Buckwheat Region

Description: "The production of the full honey crop from buckwheat requires a plan of apiary management quite different from that of most other beekeeping regions. A system of management is here given which will result in a full honey crop and at the same time control European foulbrood, which is so prevalent in the buckwheat region. Methods are also given which may be used in case the clovers are valuable as sources of nectar." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Beekeeping in the Clover Region

Description: "Beekeeping methods suitable for the clover region are well developed but many beekeepers of this region are failing to obtain the full available honey crop because of deficiencies in their practice. A system of management is here given which will result in a full crop from these sources. The variation in the value of the clovers to the beekeeper is also discussed and the methods to be followed in bringing the clover region back to its former prominence in honey production are outlined." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Beekeeping in the Tulip-Tree Region

Description: "Many thousand colonies of bees occur in the region where the tulip-tree is abundant but the honey crop from tulip-tree flowers inconsiderable. Too few beekeepers in this region have modern equipment, it is true, but the greatest loss comes from the fact that they do not care for their bees so as to have them ready to gather the abundant nectar from this early-blooming tree. In this bulletin a methods is given for the management of the apiary so that the full honey crop from this source may be obtained." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Common White Grubs

Description: "The present publication is merely intended to give a brief summary of the life history and habits of [common white grubs], as now understood, together with the best known means of controlling them." -- p. 2.
Date: 1913
Creator: Davis, John J. (John June), 1885-1965

The Control of the Chestnut Bark Disease

Description: Report discussing the spread of the chestnut bark disease, including its causes, symptoms, modes of transmission, financial consequences, and the possible methods of controlling it.
Date: 1911
Creator: Metcalf, Haven, 1875-1940 & Collins, J. Franklin (James Franklin), b. 1863

The Culture of Winter Wheat in the Eastern United States

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing best practices for growing winter wheat in the eastern United States. Topics discussed include soils adapted to wheat cultivation, fertilizers, seed selection and preparation, and crop rotation.
Date: 1917
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882

The Culture of Winter Wheat in the Eastern United States

Description: Report discussing best practices for growing winter wheat in the eastern United States. Topics discussed include soils adapted to wheat cultivation, fertilizers, seed selection and preparation, and crop rotation.
Date: 1914
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882

Eradication of Ferns from Pasture Lands in the Eastern United States

Description: "There are nearly 7,500 recognized species of ferns in the world, of which number over 200 are known to be native to the United States. A few species have become weed pests in this country, and it is to a discussion of the control of these weedy ferns that this bulletin is devoted. The parts of the United States in which ferns are bad weeds are, principally, (1) the hill country of the Northeastern States and the higher portions of the Appalachian Mountain region as far south as Georgia, and (2) the Pacific coast country west of the Cascade Mountains.... This publication deals only with fern eradication in the Eastern States." -- p. 1-2
Date: 1915
Creator: Cox, H. R. (Herbert Randolph)

An Example of Model Farming

Description: Report explaining how to successfully manage a farm by example of a small 15-acre farm in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. The farm discussed was owned by Rev. J. D. Detrich, and topics under consideration include soil improvement, systematic management, employees, animal feed, manure, and hay.
Date: 1906
Creator: Spillman, W. J. (William Jasper)

Farmers' Reading Courses

Description: Report discussing the main features of the farmers' reading courses that have become popular in several states through agricultural colleges and experiment stations. The reading courses are designed to provide farmers with a systematic approach to their work through the study of a scientifically sound and accessible textbook curriculum.
Date: 1900
Creator: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954

Handling Barnyard Manure in Eastern Pennsylvania

Description: "Barnyard manure is handled with special care and excellent results by farmers in certain parts of Eastern Pennsylvania. For over a century it has been the custom in this region to store stable manure in a walled manure yard, partly or wholly covered, in which the stabled animals are allowed to exercise during the day. Manure thrown into such a yard and thoroughly tramped by stock loses much less through heating and leaching than does manure piled in the open. This bulletin describes the manure-yard method of handling manure and outlines the farm practices of ten successful farmers who follow this method." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Brodie, D. A. (David Arthur), b. 1868

How to Attract Birds in Northeastern United States

Description: "The means of increasing the number of birds about our homes are few and simple. They comprise adequate protection and the provision of suitable nesting places, food, and water.... This bulletin [recommends] practicable methods of attracting birds about homes [in the northeastern United States]. Especial attention will be given to the value of fruit-bearing shrubs and trees." -- title page. Protection for birds, winter feeding, water supplies, and nesting boxes and birdhouses are also discussed.
Date: 1914
Creator: McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962

How to Attract Birds in the Middle Atlantic States

Description: "For economic as well as for aesthetic reasons an effort should be made to attract and protect birds and to increase their numbers. Where proper measures of this kind have been taken an increase of several fold in the bird population has resulted, with decreased losses from depredations of injurious insects. This bulletin is one of a series intended to describe the best methods of attracting birds in various parts of the United States, especially by providing a food supply and other accessories about the homestead." -- p. 2. This particular bulletin focuses on birds in the Middle Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Date: 1917
Creator: McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962

Peach Yellows and Peach Rosette

Description: Report discussing the diseases afflicting the peach known as peach yellows and peach rosette, including distribution of the diseases and preventive measures. A brief appendix discusses laws passed in Connecticut and Pennsylvania which are intended to prevent the spread of the diseases.
Date: 1894
Creator: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927

The Production of Cigar-Leaf Tobacco in Pennsylvania

Description: Revised edition. Report describing the production of tobacco in Pennsylvania, specifically cigar-leaf tobacco. Topics discussed include soil requirements, different planting methods, harvesting practices, curing and handling processes, and diseases and insect enemies of the tobacco plant.
Date: 1918
Creator: Frear, William, 1860-1922 & Hibshman, E. K.

The Production of Cigar-Leaf Tobacco in Pennsylvania

Description: Report describing the production of tobacco in Pennsylvania, specifically cigar-leaf tobacco. Topics discussed include soil requirements, different planting methods, harvesting practices, curing and handling processes, and diseases and insect enemies of the tobacco plant.
Date: 1910
Creator: Frear, William, 1860-1922 & Hibshman, E. K.

The Production of Cigar-Leaf Tobacco in Pennsylvania

Description: Revised edition. Report describing the production of tobacco in Pennsylvania, specifically cigar-leaf tobacco. Topics discussed include soil requirements, different planting methods, harvesting practices, curing and handling processes, and diseases and insect enemies of the tobacco plant.
Date: 1921
Creator: Frear, William, 1860-1922 & Hibshman, E. K.

The Production of Cigar-Leaf Tobacco in Pennsylvania

Description: Revised edition. Report describing the production of tobacco in Pennsylvania, specifically cigar-leaf tobacco. Topics discussed include soil requirements, different planting methods, harvesting practices, curing and handling processes, and diseases and insect enemies of the tobacco plant.
Date: 1922
Creator: Frear, William, 1860-1922 & Hibshman, E. K.

The Roundheaded Apple-Tree Borer

Description: This report discusses the roundheaded apple-tree borer, an insect in the eastern and midwestern United States that, in its larval stage, destroys the bark and wood of apple trees. Several methods of control are discussed, including worming, paints and washes, and sprays.Apple-tree borers.
Date: 1915
Creator: Brooks, Fred E.

A Simple Way to Increase Crop Yields: Methods Followed by Farmers of the Coastal Plain Section of the Central Atlantic States in Building Up Soil Fertility

Description: "The soils of the coastal plain section of the Central Atlantic States, as a rule, are light in character, have been farmed for generations, and need first of all a liberal supply of organic matter. This need should be met by growing such legumes as crimson clover, cowpeas, soy beans, red clover, and hairy vetch. Rye, buckwheat, and the grasses are also valuable in this connection. Commercial fertilizer and lime should be used freely when necessary to stimulate the growth of these soil-improving crops. By arranging the cropping system to include one or more legumes that supply the land with nitrogen and humus, crop yields have been greatly increased on many farms scattered throughout this region. The systems followed on a few of the more successful of these farms are described in detail in the following pages." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Miller, H. A.

Sixty-Day and Kherson Oats

Description: Report discussing the results of experiments undertaken to determine the viability of early oats in different regions of the United States since early oats typically thrive only in the Corn Belt and Great Plains regions.
Date: 1910
Creator: Warburton, C. W. (Clyde William), 1879-1950

The Soft Red Winter Wheats

Description: "At least 66 distinct varieties of soft red winter wheat, known by nearly 400 different names, are grown commercially in the United States, and additional varieties are grown experimentally. These varieties differ widely in yield, adaptation, milling and baking value, and other characteristics. The most widely grown varieties in the United States in order of importance are Fultz, Fulcaster, Mediterranean, Poole, Red May, Red Wave, and Harvest Queen. The area of each of these varieties in 1919 varied from about 4,800,000 acres to about 1,000,000 acres." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882 & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-

Soil Defense in the Northeast

Description: This bulletin discusses methods of soil conservation in the northeastern United States that can prevent erosion. Soil conservation practices vary with the type of agriculture being used. In addition to general farming, conservation for dairying, orcharding, market gardening, and single-crop farming are discussed.
Date: 1938
Creator: Rule, Glenn K. (Glenn Kenton), 1893-