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The Alfalfa Caterpillar

Description: "The alfalfa caterpillar is one of the most destructive insect pests of alfalfa in the southwestern United States. In 1914 a complete report of the life history of this caterpillar, together with the methods of control, was published. The present paper contains additional information relating to methods of controlling the pest by the management of irrigation water as well as a brief account of its natural history, and is intended to meet the ever-increasing demands of ranchers and others for assistance in protecting their alfalfa against these "green worms." -- p. 3
Date: 1920
Creator: Wildermuth, V. L.

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.

Angoumois Grain Moth

Description: Report discussing the Angoumois grain moth, a pest now common in the United States which is destructive to corn, wheat, and other grains. Topics include the moth's life cycle, infestations, and methods of controlling it, including prompt thrashing and fumigation.
Date: 1920
Creator: Back, E. A. (Ernest Adna), 1886-

Aspen Borer and How to Control It

Description: "This bulletin gives methods of controlling the aspen borer or reducing its damage to a minimum. It is based on extensive studies made in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado, but the data in general apply to all regions of the United States where the poplars are native. The introduced Lombardy poplar is very seldom injured, but the commercial cottonwood of the Mississippi Valley seems to be the only native species of poplar which is at all immune to the attack of this insect." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: George Hofer, 1863-

Beautifying the Farmstead

Description: Report giving practical ways for families to beautify farmsteads. Contains sections on design, locations of buildings, walkways, driveways, lawns, trees and other plants.
Date: 1920
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869

The Brown-Spot of Corn with Suggestions for Its Control

Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to familiarize the farmer with the appearance, distribution, nature, and economic importance of the brown-spot of corn and to offer certain helpful suggestions for its control.... High temperature in combination with high humidity favors the development of the disease. For this reason the damage is greater in the South, where high temperatures prevail throughout the summer and the rainfall is rather heavy. The disease is caused by a minute fungus parasite.... Careful field sanitation, crop rotation, and seed selection aid in controlling the disease." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Tisdale, W. H. (Wendell Holmes), 1892-

California Oak Worm

Description: "The live oak and the valley oak, which are characteristic of the landscape of central California, often are stripped of their leaves by a dark-striped worm which is the young stage of a light-brown moth. Besides stripping the trees of their leaves and making the owner think that they are dead, the worm crawls on lawns, walks, fences, and into houses, swimming pools, etc., becoming a general nuisance.... This bulletin describes and illustrates the worm and its work, tells about its habits and natural enemies, and explains the methods of control." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Burke, H. E. (Harry Eugene), 1878-1963 & F. B. (Frank Barnes) Herbert, 1890-

Carpet Grass

Description: Report discussing carpet grass, which is an unappreciated but highly valuable grass that grows in permanent pastures on sandy soils, especially in the Coastal Plain of the southern United States. Discussion focuses on growing conditions and pasture practices.
Date: 1920
Creator: Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver), 1867-1926

Castrating and Docking Lambs

Description: Report discussing the advantages of castrating and docking lambs to promote health and growth. Procedures for castration and docking are discussed in detail.
Date: 1920
Creator: Bedell, G. H. (George Harold), 1890- & Baker, E. W. (Elbert Watkins), 1879-

Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of Eradication

Description: This bulletin discusses the cattle-fever tick and methods for controlling it. Possible methods include dipping, pasture rotation, and arsenical dips. The life history of the tick is also discussed.
Date: 1920
Creator: Ellenberger, W. P. & Chapin, Robert M.

The City Home Garden

Description: Revised edition. "Fresh vegetables for an average family may be grown upon a large back yard or city lot.... Thousands of acres of idle land that may be used for gardens are still available within the boundaries of our large cities. Some of the problems that confront the city gardener are more difficult than those connected with the farm garden, and it is the object of this bulletin to discuss these problems from a practical standpoint." -- p. 2. Soil preparation, tools, seeding, watering, diseases and pests, and space issues are all discussed and brief descriptions of several vegetables are given.
Date: 1920
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870

Control of American Foulbrood

Description: "American foulbrood is a disease of the brood of bees which is causing great losses to American beekeepers. It has existed almost since bees were first brought to North America. The facts about the disease on which the treatment is based are discussed in this bulletin and the treatment is described in full.
Date: 1920
Creator: Funk, W. C. (Warren Clemmer), 1885-

Control of Aphids Injurious to Orchard Fruits, Currant, Gooseberry and Grape

Description: "The present bulletin treats of the aphids injurious to fruit and foliage of apple, quince, pear, plum, cherry, peach, currant, gooseberry, and grape. Forty-one species of aphids in all are discussed. The more important forms affecting a given fruit are considered first, and then follows a brief account of species known to infest the plant locally or occasionally, and which growers should be able to distinguish from the more destructive species. In their life history aphids are peculiar in many respects, and each species occurs in several different forms; for this reason a short account of aphids in general is given for the information of readers not familiar with these facts. Remedial measures are described at the close of the bulletin, since similar treatments are applicable, with some variations, for the control of all the species considered." - p. 3
Date: 1920
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958 & Baker, A. C. (Arthur Challen), 1885-

Control of Apple Powdery Mildew

Description: "Apple powdery mildew is a serious disease of nursery stock throughout the United States and occasionally is serious on orchard trees in the East. In the apple-growing districts west of the Rocky Mountains, however, and especially in the pacific Coast States, it has become an important orchard disease that annually causes heavy losses.... Pruning out infected shoots during the dormant season is an important step in control, but this treatment must be supplemented by spraying during the growing season. The most effective sprays are diluted lime-sulphur solutions and those containing sulphur in a finely divided form. This bulletin tells how to prepare the spray materials needed and how to apply them. A spraying schedule, showing concisely when and with what to spray, is included." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Fisher, D. F.

Control of the Onion Thrips

Description: Revised edition. "The onion thrips, a minute, prolific insect almost invisible to the unaided eye, is the most serious menace to the onion-growing industry throughout the whole United States.... The thrips preys upon cabbage, cauliflower, and similar plants, cucumber, melons, and other vine crops, and most other garden and truck crops, though it is more injurious to some than to others. It is injurious to roses and some other ornamentals and to greenhouse plants. It also breeds upon a large variety of weeds. Clean farming and proper crop rotation help to control the pest. Spraying with nicotine sulphate solutions has proved the most effective treatment. This bulletin gives directions for this work, with illustrations showing the outfits most effective under differing conditions." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

Control of the Root, Stalk, and Ear Rot Diseases of Corn

Description: Report discussing the effect of rot diseases on the stalks and roots of corn grown in the United States, particularly the dent varieties grown in the corn belt. Describes both the symptoms of the various rot diseases and control measures.
Date: 1920
Creator: Holbert, J. R. & Hoffer, G. N. (George Nissley), 1887-

Cooperative Marketing

Description: Report giving suggestions for organizing cooperative marketing associations among farmers. Topics discussed include membership contracts, sales pools, organizational structures, financing, bylaws, management, and assignment of duties.
Date: 1920
Creator: Jesness, Oscar B. (Oscar Bernard), b. 1889

Cooperative Marketing of Woodland Products

Description: "Farmers' cooperative organizations for the marketing of farm produce have increased in number very rapidly in recent years. Certain kinds of produce are now very commonly marketed through associations. Woodland products may also be marketed in this manner... [and] much more might be done in this line, and this bulletin points out that what has been done in the cooperative marketing of other farm products can be done with woodland products also, with benefit both to the farmer and to the woodlands." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Hawes, Austin F. (Austin Foster), 1879-1962

Cowpeas: Culture and Varieties

Description: Report discussing the cowpea, a leguminous crop often grown in the Southern United States. Topics discussed include its several varieties, fertilizers, methods of sowing, and diseases.
Date: 1920
Creator: Morse, W. J. (William Joseph), b. 1884

Cowpeas: Utilization

Description: Report discussing common uses of the cowpea and methods of cultivation which improve crop yields for these purposes. The cowpea may be used for seed, straw, hay, pasture, or soil improvement.
Date: 1920
Creator: Morse, W. J. (William Joseph), b. 1884

Cranberry Diseases and Their Control

Description: Report discussing diseases that affect cranberries and methods for their control. Diseases discussed include early rot, bitter rot (anthracnose), end rot (blossom end rot and stem end rot), hard rot and tip blight, red gall, rose bloom (Massachusetts false blossom, hypertrophy), red leaf spot, false blossom (Wisconsin false blossom, phyllody), and black rot.
Date: 1920
Creator: Shear, C. L. (Cornelius Lott), 1865-1956

The Crow in Its Relation to Agriculture: Is It a Farm Pest?

Description: Report discussing the advantages and disadvantages of crows to farmers. Crows are omnivorous and feed upon a wide array of plants, animals, and insects. Topics discussed include its distribution, life cycle, and economic status as well as methods farmers can use to protect their crops and poultry.
Date: 1920
Creator: Kalmbach, E. R. (Edwin Richard), 1884-1972

Culling for Eggs and Market

Description: Report written for Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs that instructs members how to gather eggs from hens. Discussion focuses on using physical characteristics to determine whether a hen will produce high-quality eggs.
Date: 1920
Creator: Slocum, Rob R. (Rob Roy), 1883-1944

Diseases of Apples in Storage

Description: This bulletin is a catalog of diseases that commonly affect apples being kept in storage. There is also a brief introductory paragraph about methods of disease control. Diseases discussed include scab, blotch, bitter rot, Northwestern anthracnose, and scald.
Date: 1920
Creator: Brooks, Charles; Cooley, J. S. & Fisher, D. F.