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Wheat Growing in the Southeastern States

Description: This bulletin discusses best practices for growing wheat in the southeastern United States, which has loamy soils containing sand, silt, and clay that are well-suited to wheat production, although it is necessary to use fertilizers and a system of crop rotation. Soft red winter wheats are generally the hardiest variety in this region. Topics discussed include costs, crop production yields, seeding, varieties, and common pests.
Date: 1917
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882

The Wheat Jointworm and Its Control

Description: Revised edition. "The wheat jointworm is a very small grub which lives in stems of wheat, feeding on the juices of the plant and causing a slight swelling or distortion of the stem above the joint. The egg from which it hatches is laid in the stem by an insect resembling a small black ant with wings. This insect attacks wheat only. The injury which it causes to wheat is very distinct from that caused by the Hessian fly, yet the effects caused by these two insects are often confused by farmers." -- p. 1-2. This bulletin gives a brief outline of the life cycle and the nature of the injury to the plant by the jointworm so that any farmer may readily recognize its work and be able to apply the measures of control herein recommended.
Date: 1940
Creator: Phillips, W. J. (William Jeter), 1879-1972 & Poos, F. W.

The Wheat Jointworm and Its Control

Description: Revised edition. "The wheat jointworm is a very small grub which lives in stems of wheat, sucking the juices of the plant and causing a swelling in the stem. The egg from which it hatches is laid in the stem by an insect resembling a small black ant with wings. This insect attacks no other kind of plant. The injury which it does to wheat is very distinct from that caused by the Hessian fly, yet the depredations of these two insects are often confused by farmers. This paper is intended, therefore, to give a brief outline of the life history and the nature of the injury to the plant by the jointworm so that any farmer may readily recognize its work and be able to apply the measures of control herein recommended." -- p. 3-4
Date: 1918
Creator: Phillips, W. J. (William Jeter), 1879-1972

Wheat Scab and Its Control

Description: This bulletin discusses wheat scab, a fungal disease of wheat, rye, barley, and oats that is caused by a parasite. It describes the appearance of afflicted crops as well as the parasite's life cycle and proposes a variety of control measures.
Date: 1921
Creator: Johnson, Aaron G. & Dickson, James G. (James Geere), b. 1891

When Good Algae Go Bad

Description: This is a pamphlet quickly discussing which algae are good and which algae produce toxins, what you can do to stay safe, and how to find more information.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.

"White Ants" As Pests in the United States and Methods of Preventing Their Damage

Description: "Damage by white ants is serious to many classes of crude and finished forest products. These insects are especially injurious to foundation timbers and woodwork of buildings and to material stored therein. Damage to timber in contact with the ground is especially serious in the South. The woodwork of buildings can be protected from the attack of white ants by proper construction and these insects can be eliminated where already established." -- p. 2. This bulletin discusses the life cycle of these insects (also known as termites), the type of damage they cause, and methods for protecting wood and timbers.
Date: 1919
Creator: Snyder, Thomas Elliott, b. 1885

Wild Onion: Methods of Eradication

Description: Report discussing methods for eradicating wild onion bulbs from wheat fields. Small onion bulbs look very similar to wheat grains and the two cannot be easily separated. Wheat grain contaminated by onion bulbs has a distinct odor and flavor. Also, cows who feed on wild onions produce tainted milk. Plowing and planting practices can help eradicate the wild onion from farm lands.
Date: 1914
Creator: Cox, H. R. (Herbert Randolph)

Wildlife Conservation Through Erosion Control in the Piedmont

Description: "Erosion has left scars on a majority of farms in the Southeast. Too poor to produce crops, the eroding spots are usually abandoned. Unless they are treated to stop further washing of the soil they grow steadily larger and continually rob the farmer of more of his land. Fortunately, soil conservation and wildlife management can be effectively combined, and otherwise worthless areas made to produce a crop of game, fur bearers, and other desirable types of wildlife. The general principles of wildlife management on the farm are described in Farmers' Bulletins 1719 and 1759. The purpose of this bulletin is to show how gullies, terrace outlets, waterways, eroding field borders, pastures, and woodlands in the Piedmont region may be protected against erosion through the use of vegetation that will also provide food and cover for wildlife." -- p. ii
Date: 1937
Creator: Stevens, Ross O.

Winter Barley

Description: "Owing to the many uses to which winter barley is adapted, the crop is rapidly coming into favor in many localities south of the Ohio and Platte Rivers and also in the States west of the Rocky Mountains. It is unquestionably the best nurse crop for grasses and clover, makes excellent hay, and is a splendid pasture and cover crop. In this bulletin the most suitable soils and their preparation, selecting and sowing the seed, and the care of the crop are described. It is believed this information will aid in making the growing of winter barley more certain and profitable." -- p. 2
Date: 1912
Creator: Derr, H. B. (Harry Benjamin), b. 1867

Winter Emmer

Description: "In recent years [the] cultivation [of emmer] has greatly increased.... There are both spring and winter varieties, but the emmer crop of the United States heretofore has been almost entirely spring sown. This paper treats of winter emmer and the importance of using winter varieties for certain conditions and in certain districts. The general description of emmer, its history, etc., are applicable equally to spring or winter varieties." -- p. 5
Date: 1911
Creator: Carleton, Mark Alfred, 1866-1925

Winter Oats for the South

Description: "The growing of winter grains is an important part of the diversification of crops in the South. Winter oats is one of the best of the winter grains for general use, but under ordinary methods of culture the crop frequently winterkills or returns unsatisfactory yields. Methods are described in this bulletin by which the loss from winterkilling may be largely obviated and the yields materially increased." -- p. 2
Date: 1911
Creator: Warburton, C. W. (Clyde William), 1879-1950

Winter-Wheat Varieties for the Eastern United States

Description: Report discussing the varieties and geographical distribution of winter wheat crops in the eastern United States, especially soft red and soft white winter wheats.
Date: 1914
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882

Wintering Bees in Cellars

Description: This bulletin gives instructions for keeping a colony of bees in a cellar during the cold winter months. It explains how to arrange the apiary in the cellar, transport the bees, maintain the cellar in the winter months, and finally how to remove the bees upon the arrival of spring.
Date: 1918
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Wireworms Destructive to Cereal and Forage Crops

Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to enable farmers to distinguish between the different kinds of wireworms, so that they can make use of the methods shown to be best in the control of each.... The species here treated are the wheat wireworm of the Northeastern and Middle Western States, the corn wireworms of the Middle Atlantic and New England States and the Mississippi Valley, the meadow wireworms (including the sugar-beet wireworm and the confused wireworm), the corn and cotton wireworm of the Southern States, and the dry-land wireworm and inflated wireworm of the dry-farming region of the Northwest and the wheat regions of the Northern Middle West." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Hyslop, J. A.

Wood Fuel in Wartime

Description: This bulletin promotes and discusses the use of wood for fuel in the United States in order to aid wartime efforts during World War II. It describes sources of wood for fuel and the labor requirements for wood production and harvesting.
Date: 1942
Creator: Hall, Robert T. & Dickerman, M. B. (Murlyn Bennet), 1912-

The Woolly White Fly in Florida Citrus Groves

Description: "The rapid spread of the woolly white fly over a greater portion of the citrus-producing sections of Florida has caused some alarm among the owners of orange groves. This bulletin contains information regarding the introduction of the woolly white fly into the United States and its subsequent spread. It shows the grower how to distinguish this pest from all other white flies attacking citrus in Florida, gives a general outline of its life history, tells something about its natural enemies, which usually control it, and describes the remedial measures to be applied in case the natural enemies do not seem to promise aid in the near future." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Yothers, W. W.

The Work of the Agricultural Experiment Stations

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Better Cows for the Dairy, Fibrin in Milk, Bacteria in Milk, Silos and Silage, Alfalfa, and Field Experiments with Fertilizers.
Date: 1890
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

The Yellow Fever Mosquito

Description: Report discussing the species of mosquito which commonly carries the disease yellow fever. Topics include the mosquito's life cycle, breeding habits, geographic distribution, and connection to yellow fever.
Date: 1913
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950