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Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation

Description: "This paper is an account of the progress made in three years in changing a run-down cotton plantation into a profitable stock and hay farm. The results obtained from the use of cowpeas and other leguminous crops in restoring the fertility of the land have exceeded the expectations of those in charge of the work." -- p. 5
Date: 1908
Creator: Brodie, D. A. (David Arthur), b. 1868

The Conservation of Natural Resources

Description: This bulletin about the conservation of natural resources was originally an address delivered by the forester Gifford Pinchot to the National Geographic Society, in Washington D. C. on January 31, 1908. The address advocates for greater efforts at conservation by providing a broad overview of the state of America's natural resources with regard to forests, minerals, oil, natural gas, and soil. The failure to plan responsibly and regulate industry has led to the monopolistic practices which currently endanger the United States' natural resources. The state of the country's national resources calls for increased conservation.
Date: 1908
Creator: Pinchot, Gifford


Description: "The cowpea is the most valuable legume for the Southern States and its use would be much more extensive were it not for the relatively high price of the seed, most of which is still picked by hand. Particular attention is therefore given to the matter of harvesting seed by machinery now in very successful use in several communities. These methods are so far perfected that the cowpea seed crop should receive much greater attention in favorable localities." -- p. 5. This bulletin also discusses the use of cowpeas for hay, seed mixtures of cowpeas and other crops, the nutritional value of cowpeas in animal feeds, growing practices, and the several different varieties of cowpea.
Date: 1908
Creator: Nielsen, H. T. (Harold T.)

Cropping Systems for New England Dairy Farms

Description: "This paper gives the results of three years' study of the cropping systems on a number of the most successful dairy farms in New England. This study point[s] out the elements which go to make a satisfactory cropping system in that section and to make definite recommendations concerning crops to plant and the relative acreage of these crops on dairy farms." -- p. 3
Date: 1908
Creator: Dodge, L. G.

Declaration of Governors for Conservation of Natural Resources

Description: "The Declaration of Governors contained in this bulletin was adopted by the conference of governors of the States and Territories called by the President to consider the conservation of our natural resources, and which met at the White house May 13, 14, and 15, 1908.... Papers which discussed the present state of our various natural resources were read by experts and specialists in each respective line, and these were followed by an open discussion among the governors of the points brought out. The conference then appointed a committee to draft a declaration, consisting of the following: Governor Newton C. Blanchard, of Louisisna; governor John Franklin Fort, of New Jersey; Governor J. O. Davidson, of Wisconsin; Governor John C. Cutler, of Utah, and governor Martin F. Ansel, of South Carolina. This committee prepared and submitted the declaration which follows, and it was unanimously adopted by the conference of governors as embodying their conclusion on the question of conservation." -- p. 5. The bulletin contains both the declaration and short introduction to it.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

Deer Farming in the United States

Description: "As a result of the growing scarcity of game animals in this country, the supply of venison is wholly inadequate to the demand, and the time seems opportune for developing the industry of deer farming, which may be made profitable alike to the State and the individuals engaged therein. The raising of venison for market is as legitimate a business as the growing of beef and mutton, and State laws, when prohibitory, as many of them are, should be so modified as to encourage the industry. Furthermore, deer and elk may be raised to advantage in forests and on rough, brushy ground unfitted for either agriculture or stock raising, thus utilizing for profit much land that is now waste. An added advantage is that the business is well adapted to landowners of small means." -- p. 4
Date: 1908
Creator: Lantz, David E. (David Ernest)

Demonstration Work in Cooperation with Southern Farmers

Description: Report discussing the efforts of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work, which consists of "(1) the demonstration of improved methods of agriculture in the weevil-infected districts [...] and (2) the extension of the same principles to other Southern States beyond the range of weevil infestation." (p. 6) Congress created the organization in 1904 to assist with relief efforts.
Date: 1908
Creator: Knapp, Seaman Ashahel, 1833-1911

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 44

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Distributing manure and Fertilizers, Winterkilling of Peach Buds, Color of Apples, Ringing Herbaceous Plants, Potato Scab, Gas Injury to Trees, the Tuna or Prickly Pear, Cooking Cereal Foods, Silage Making Horse-Feeding Tests, Supplements to Corn for Hogs, Tankage for Hogs Following Cattle, and Hoppers for Poultry Feeding.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 45

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: the Farm Home, Lining of Ditches and Reservoirs, Cement Pipe for Irrigation and Other Purposes, Pollination of Forced Tomatoes, Increasing the Productiveness of Corn, Shrinkage of Corn in Cribs, Grain for Cows at Pasture, Starters for Ripening Cream, Water Pans for Poultry, and Catching Hook for Poultry.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 46

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Fish Fertilizer, Reclamation of Salt Marshes, Bermuda Hay, Protein Content of Forage Crops, Quality in Wheat, Potato Spraying, Anesthetics in Forcing Plants, Fattening Cattle for Market, Cottonseed Meal and Corn Silage for Cows, Carbonated Milk, and Preservation of Fence Posts.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 47

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Low-Grade v. High-Grade Fertilizers; Improvement of Sandy Soils; Dry Farming; Seed Selection; Evergreens: Uses and Culture; Nut Growing in Maryland; "Hogging Off" Corn; Mineral Matter in Feeding Stuff; Preparation of Miscible Oils; an Automatic Cheese Press; and Cane Sugar and Beet Sugar.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 48

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Plant Breeding on the Farm, Sorghum for Silage, Dry Rot of Corn, Starch from Sweet Potatoes, Profits from Tomato Growing, the Keeping of Apples, Weed Seeds in Manure, Weed Seeds in Feeding Stuffs, Forage Crops for Pigs, Market Classes and Grades of Horses and Mules, Profitable and Unprofitable Cows, Blackhead in Turkeys, Extraction of Beeswax, and an Improved Hog Cot.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Forage Crops for Hogs in Kansas and Oklahoma

Description: Report discussing forage crops commonly grown for hog feed in Kansas and Oklahoma. Among the more important crops are alfalfa, wheat, oats, and rye, while less important forage crops include clovers, rape, sorghum, cowpeas, Canadian field peas, soy beans, grasses, root crops, and pumpkins. There is also a brief discussion of systems of hog feeding and pasturing, particularly in Oklahoma.
Date: 1908
Creator: Quinn, C. E.

Harmful and Beneficial Mammals of the Arid Interior, With Special Reference to the Carson and Humboldt Valleys, Nevada

Description: "Large tracts of arid desert are now being reclaimed and converted into arable land, rich in agricultural possibilities. Crops, trees, live stock, poultry, and ditch banks in this reclaimed territory suffer from the depredations of certain mammals, and the farmers, many of whom are from remote localities, are not always able to discriminate between friends and foes; nor are they always acquainted with cheap and effective methods of destroying the noxious kinds. The report comprises a brief account of the commoner mammals of the region, with special reference to their economic status and the best means of destroying the noxious species, and has been prepared as a practical aid to the ranchmen of the arid interior." -- p. 2. Among the animal discussed are squirrels, chipmunks, various types of mice, muskrats, rats, gophers, rabbits, bobcats, desert foxes, coyotes, skunks, badgers, weasels, minks, otters, and bats.
Date: 1908
Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Macadam Roads

Description: "This bulletin is intended as a brief discussion and discussion of the several processes and essential features entering into the construction of macadam roads in rural [areas]. Some data as to costs especially for the information of road officials who have not undertaken such work, are included." -- p. 5
Date: 1908
Creator: Fletcher, Austin B. (Austin Bradstreet), 1872-1928

Milo as a Dry-Land Grain Crop

Description: Report explaining how farmers can successfully cultivate milo ( a variety of sorghum) in the semiarid plains of the southwestern United States.
Date: 1908
Creator: Ball, Carleton R. (Carleton Roy), 1873-1958 & Leidigh, A. H. (Arthur Henry), b. 1880

Nuts and Their Uses as Food

Description: Report discussing the composition, nutritional value, and different uses of nuts in food. Includes descriptions of nuts in preserves, candies, coffee, butters, as well as in foods for diabetics.
Date: 1908
Creator: Jaffa, Myer E. (Myer Edward), 1857-1931

Progress in Legume Inoculation

Description: "The peculiar value of legumes for maintaing and increasing the fertility of soils is due to certain bacteria which develop nodules upon the roots of leguminous plants and which have the unique power of rendering the free nitrogen of the atmosphere available for plant growth. Without these bacteria, legumes, like other crops, exhaust the soil of its combined nitrogen. In many regions certain types of these important bacteria are abundant in the soil; in other localities they must be imported, either by distributing soil from a field where they are known to be present or by using pure cultures of the proper organisms grown under artificial conditions. The old method of importing the bacteria by distributing soil from fields containing them is not only expensive but there is very great danger of spreading weeds and destructive crop diseases as well as the desirable bacteria. Under modern conditions, therefore, it is wisest to depend chiefly upon the intelligent manipulation of pure cultures for inoculating leguminous crops." -- p. 7. This bulletin is a broad overview of the circumstances which necessitate soil inoculation and methods of inoculation.
Date: 1908
Creator: Kellerman, Karl F. (Karl Frederic), 1879-1934 & Robinson, Theodore R.

Silver Fox Farming

Description: "The present bulletin furnishes information as to the possibilities of the propagation of silver, or silver-black, foxes and the best methods of conducting the business. The silver-black fox is one of the highest priced of fur-bearers, and hence offers a tempting field for experiment. The business of raising this animal is believed to promise fair if not large returns for skill, experience, and the investment of moderate capital." -- p. 2
Date: 1908
Creator: Osgood, Wilfred Hudson, 1875-1947

Small Farms in the Corn Belt

Description: Report discussing the successes of three farms in Nebraska to explain to young men how they can begin profitable small farms in the Corn Belt.
Date: 1908
Creator: Warren, Joseph Allen

Some Common Disinfectants

Description: "There is much popular misconception as to the value and limitations of the various disinfectants which are sold in this country. For this reason the following very brief description of some of the more common of them has been prepared." -- p. 5. Chemicals discussed include formaldehyde, carbolic acid, cresol, chlorinated lime, and bichloride of mercury.
Date: 1908
Creator: Dorset, M. (Marion)

Sweet Potatoes

Description: Report discussing best practices for growing sweet potatoes, including climate and soil requirements, use of fertilizers, harvesting methods, and common diseases and insect enemies of the sweet potato.
Date: 1908
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870