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Adjusting Corn Belt Farming to Meet Corn-Borer Conditions

Description: "The European corn borer is recognized as a dangerous enemy of the corn crop.... Its eradication is considered economically impossible but it is believed that the injury may be kept at a point so low that little commercial damage will occur during normal seasons. This can be done by using control measures and practices that have proved to be effective.... On some farms some changes in the crops grown and in their sequence will aid materially in controlling the borer and may prove profitable even when borers are not present. The control program for the individual farm should be given consideration at once in order to avoid sudden disturbance of the organization and operation of the farm when control measures do become inevitable. The necessity of concerted effort by all producers in an infested district becomes evident when the life habits of the borer are considered." -- p. ii
Date: 1932
Creator: Kenneth Hayes Myers, 1898-

Advice to Forest Planters in the Plains Regions

Description: "Advice about tree planting to provide a windbreak and a supply of firewood, fence posts, and wood for repairs should be especially valuable to the settler in the Plains region. This bulletin gives advice that will enable him to select the species of trees that will bring the most profitable returns without overburdening him with care. Following the description of each species of tree adapted to the region, the points to be avoided in connection with its planting are summarized in a few concise 'dont's.' Information and advice also are given regarding time for planting, methods of cultivation, pruning, etc." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Smith, Seward Dwight, 1880-

Beef Production in the Corn Belt

Description: This bulletin discusses beef production in the Corn Belt of the United States with special regard to feed preparation, cattle selection, and methods for fattening cattle.
Date: 1921
Creator: Black, W. H. (William Henry), 1888-1949

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.)

Dry Farming in Western South Dakota

Description: "The United States Department of Agriculture, since 1908 at the Belle Fourche Field Station, near Newell, and since 1912 at the Ardmore Field Station, has been conducting thorough investigations of methods of crop production in South Dakota. The results of these investigations show that the high fluctuation of yields, due to fluctuating rainfall, can not be sufficiently overcome by cultural methods to change the problem materially. These results and the experience of farmers who have succeeded indicate that the most favorable conditions for grain production are found when combined with or subordinated to stock production. The system and methods recommended are 1) keeping live stock to the capacity of summer pasture and winter feed, 2) the growth of cultivated annual crops (corn and sorghum) for winter feed, and 3) the growth of small grains following the corn without plowing. This system may be modified as local or individual conditions warrant the growth of alfalfa for hay or seed, or the growth of a larger acreage of wheat or other grains." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Mathews, O. R. (Oscar Roland), b. 1890

The Durum Wheats

Description: Report discussing the different varieties of durum wheat, their various uses, and areas to which they are best adapted. Among the varieties discussed are Kubanka, Arnautka, Mindum, Buford, Acme, Monad, Marouani, Pentad, and Peliss.
Date: 1923
Creator: Clark, J. Allen (Jacob Allen), b. 1888 & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-

Emmer and Spelt

Description: Report describing the types of wheat known as emmer and spelt, which are not widely grown in the United States and differ from other types of wheat in that most of the kernel is not removed from the chaff during threshing. The history, distribution, adaptation, varieties, culture, harvesting and threshing, and uses of both emmer and spelt are discussed.
Date: 1924
Creator: Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893- & Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882

The Farm Tractor in the Dakotas

Description: This bulletin explains how gas-driven tractors can increase the productivity of farms in North and South Dakota and uses data in order to convince farmers that a farm tractor is a worthwhile investment. It also discusses issues with tractors such as maintenance and repairs and operating costs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yerkes, Arnold P. & Church, L. M.

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

Forage Crops and Their Culture in Northern Nebraska and the Dakotas

Description: "This bulletin deals with those cultivated forage crops that seem of greatest promise for the dry-farming districts of northern Nebraska and the Dakotas west of the ninety-eighth meridian. Frequent crop failures in the more arid portions of these States result from a low annual precipitation, the irregularity of its amount and distribution during the growing season, and high evaporation. Under conditions of extreme drought, cultivated crops can seldom be economically substituted for native vegetation, and the utilization of such lands for grazing and the cutting of wild hay is most generally advisable. Greater forage production on the better lands may be effected by growing certain cultivated legumes, grasses, and roots." -- p. ii.
Date: 1927
Creator: Garver, Samuel

Grain Farming in the Corn Belt with Live Stock as a Side Line

Description: "This bulletin is written to suggest to the corn-belt farmer of the Middle West -- especially the farmer whose soil has been run down by continuous grain farming -- some ways of coordinating and 'cashing in' the scientific advice offered him in hundreds of bulletins already published.... Briefly, these are the conclusions reached by our most successful corn-belt farmer and agricultural experts: To make a money-maker of a farm that has become a losing proposition through steady grain farming you must in addition to raising standard grain crops -- (1) Grow legumes, (2) Raise live stock as a side line, (3) Keep accounts of receipts and expenditures, (4) Mix horse sense with scientific agriculture, (5) Try to secure enough capital to enable you to farm right, (6) Stick to whatever policy you adopt long enough to try it out, and (7) Confer with your County Agent and make a careful study of the bulletins of the United States Department of Agriculture." -- p. 1-3.
Date: 1916
Creator: Vrooman, Carl Schurz, 1872-1966

Grains for Western North and South Dakota

Description: "This bulletin gives information regarding the best grains and the best methods of producing them in the western half of North and South Dakota (west of the one-hundredth meridian) and in the eastern fourth of Montana.... The crops considered are wheat, rye, emmer, spelt, oats, barley, flax, and proso millet." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Babcock, F. Ray; Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893- & Smith, Ralph W. (Ralph Waldo), b. 1877

Growing Fruit for Home Use in the Great Plains Area

Description: This report gives recommendations to farmers in the Great Plains of the United States who would like to grow fruit in this region in which fruit is not commonly cultivated. Topics discussed include climate and soil requirements, pruning, irrigation, orchard pests, injury from hail, and suggested fruit varieties.
Date: 1916
Creator: Gould, H. P. & Grace, Oliver J.

Growing Hard Spring Wheat

Description: "This bulletin discusses the topographic, soil, and climatic features of the northern Great Plains, with special reference to the production of hard spring wheat in that area. Cultural methods for growing the crop are given." -- title
Date: 1915
Creator: Ball, Carleton R. (Carleton Roy), 1873-1958 & Clark, J. Allen (Jacob Allen), b. 1888

Growing Winter Wheat on the Great Plains

Description: "This bulletin is intended to answer the requests for information on the production of winter wheat on the Great Plains under dry-farming conditions that arise from the stimulus of a present and prospective price much higher than that under which the agriculture of the section has been developed and from the campaign for a large increase in the crop to meet the necessities of war conditions." -- p. 3. Topics discussed include wheat varieties and seeding.
Date: 1917
Creator: Chilcott, E. C. (Ellery Channing), 1859-1930 & Cole, John S. (John Selden)

Implements and Methods of Tillage to Control Soil Blowing on the Northern Great Plains

Description: This bulletin tools and methods of tilling which can help reduce or control soil blowing and soil erosion on farms in the northern Great Plains of the United States. Among the crops discussed with relation to tilling methods are beans, corn, sorghum, potatoes, alfalfa, and sweet clover.
Date: 1938
Creator: Cole, John S. (John Selden) & Morgan, George W.

Methods of Controlling or Eradicating the Wild Oat in the Hard Spring-Wheat Area

Description: "This bulletin explains the general precautions which should be taken under all circumstances. In addition it describes six special methods which have proved effective in controlling or eradicating the wild oat, indicating in each case the subdivision of the hard spring-wheat area in which the method will succeed. The bulletin applies particularly to North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota, and it recommendations may not suit the conditions of the Pacific Coast States." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Cates, H. R.

Native and Adapted Grasses for Conservation of Soil and Moisture in the Great Plains and Western States

Description: "The information given in this bulletin should enable farmers in the Great Plains and Western States to select from the more common species of grasses some one or more suited to their needs [for soil and water conservation]. Common harvesting equipment and farm machinery can be adapted to the proper handling of native grasses. This brings the cost of such work within the means of most farmers." -- p. i. Among the grasses discussed are wheatgrass, buffalo grass, bluestem, grama, Bermuda grass, wild rye, hilaria, Sudan grass, bluegrass, panic grasses, dropseed, and needlegrass.
Date: 1939
Creator: Hoover, Max M. (Max Manley), 1895-

Sheeps, Hogs, and Horses in the Pacific Northwest

Description: This bulletin gives a broad overview of the livestock industry in the Pacific Northwest with respect to sheep and hogs; there is also a brief discussion of the horse industry. I. Sheep Husbandry. II. Hog Raising. III. The Horse Industry.
Date: 1900
Creator: French, Hiram T. (Hiram Taylor), b. 1861; Nelson, S. B. (Sofus Bertelsen), 1867-1931 & Withcombe, James

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

Strawberry Culture: Western United States

Description: "This bulletin applies to that part of the United States in which ordinary farm crops are grown largely under irrigation. It describes methods practiced in the more important commercial strawberry-growing districts in the irrigated regions of the West; it aims to aid those familiar only with local and perhaps unsatisfactory methods, as well as inexperienced prospective growers. The fundamental principles of the irrigation of strawberries are substantially the same as those which apply in the growing of other crops. Details of operation must necessarily be governed largely by the character of the crop grown. Since strawberries in the humid regions frequently suffer from drought, which causes heavy losses in the developing fruit, the information may prove suggestive to many growers in those localities who could install an irrigation system at small expense. Detailed information is also given as to soils and their preparation, different training systems, propagation, planting, culture, the leading varieties, harvesting, and shipping. Methods of using surplus strawberries for preserves and jams, for canning, and for flavoring for various purposes are given." -- p. 3
Date: 1919
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-

Strawberry Culture: Western United States

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin applies to that part of the United States in which ordinary farm crops are grown largely under irrigation. It describes methods practiced in the more important commercial strawberry-growing districts in the irrigated regions of the West; it aims to aid those familiar only with local and perhaps unsatisfactory methods, as well as inexperienced prospective growers. The fundamental principles of the irrigation of strawberries are substantially the same as those which apply in the growing of other crops. Details of operation must necessarily be governed largely by the character of the crop grown. Since strawberries in the humid regions frequently suffer from drought, which causes heavy losses in the developing fruit, the information may prove suggestive to many growers in those localities who could install an irrigation system at small expense. Detailed information is also given as to soils and their preparation, different training systems, propagation, planting, culture, the leading varieties, harvesting, and shipping. Methods of using surplus strawberries for preserves and jams, for canning, and for flavoring for various purposes are given." -- p. 3
Date: 1928
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-