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The Alfalfa Weevil and Methods of Controlling It

Description: "The alfalfa weevil destroys a great deal of alfalfa in northern Utah and southern Idaho. It also inhabits southwestern Wyoming and is spreading slowly to new territory in all directions. It may in time infest most of the United States. The adult, a small brown snout-beetle, and the larva, a green, worm-like creature, usually escape notice during the first two or three years that they are present in a locality, but as soon as they become numerous enough to do harm they are readily found, and their effect upon the appearance of the fields is conspicuous. Vigorous treatment is then necessary to prevent partial or total destruction of the first and second crops. The purpose of this bulletin is to show how serious the attack is to the farmer, how much territory it embraces and how it spreads, and to describe the insect, its work, and the methods which are effective in dealing with it." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Reeves, Geo. I. (George I.), b. 1879; Miles, Philip B.; Chamberlin, Thomas R.; Snow, Sterling J. & Bower, Luther J.

The Bagworm, an Injurious Shade-Tree Insect

Description: "Shade trees, shrubs, and hedges, and in particular evergreens, are much subject to injury by a caterpillar which has a curious habit of crawling about on the infested trees in a baglike case, whence its common name of bagworm or basket worm. In the shelter of these cases the insects undergo all their transformation, after which the bags remain attached to the plants for some time and are conspicuous objects on leafless trees and shrubs in late autumn and in winter." -- title page. The bagworm's diet, life cycle, habits, and natural enemies are discussed, but most of the report's discussion concerns control measures.
Date: 1916
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 & Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

The Bedbug

Description: This report discusses the bedbug, an insect that commonly lives in human homes and feeds upon the blood of humans. The bedbug's life cycle and habits are discussed as well as remedies to bedbug infestation.
Date: 1916
Creator: Marlatt, C. L.

Bridge Grafting of Fruit Trees

Description: This report discusses bridge grafting, which is a method for treating wounds on fruit trees inflicted by mice and rabbits. Instruction for successful bridge grafting are included.
Date: 1916
Creator: Fletcher, W. F.

Canaries: Their Care and Management

Description: "This bulletin, intended to meet the requests continually received for information on the care of canaries in sickness and health, is compiled from numerous sources, and includes also some personal experiences and observations of the author. In it the history of the domestication of the canary is touched upon, and there is a brief account, with illustrations, of the common and fancy varieties, which are distinguished by shape and color. The chief usefulness of the bulletin is in its discussion of practical problems. There is a section on the style of cages and their sanitation. Detailed information is given concerning bathing, molt, and food, including the feeding of special foods for deepening the color of the birds. One chapter shows the possibility of breeding canaries in captivity and is designed as an aid to this. The concluding pages deal with the health of the birds. Methods of ridding them of vermin are set forth, as well as instructions for caring for fractured legs and wings, and for the treatment of respiratory and intestinal diseases and of such ailments as loss of feathers. The bulletin is intended for all who are interested in canaries." -- p. 2
Date: 1916
Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

The Care and Improvement of the Wood Lot

Description: "Wood grown in the farm wood lot is a farm crop. That it is, however, is too often overlooked, because, unlike other farm crops, timber requires a small amount of labor and a long period of years to bring it to a marketable condition. If properly cared for, a wood lot will furnish material for market at intervals, and will afford a supply of timber, fuel, etc., for home use at all times. If neglected or abused, it is bound to deteriorate, and may eventually disappear altogether. The aim of this bulletin is to point out methods of caring for the wood lot and improving it so as to make it produce the largest and best crop of which is is capable." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Tillotson, C. R.

Castration of Young Pigs

Description: "This publication deals with castration, or the removal of the essential organs of male pigs. The objects of castration are to prevent reproduction, to increase fattening propensity, to better the quality of the meat of the animal, and to help insure docility. Every farmer should be competent to castrate pigs, as the losses from the operation are as a rule not very heavy and could be reduced by exercising care and attention." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Ashbrook, F. G. (Frank Getz), 1892-

The Catalpa Sphinx

Description: This report discusses the catalpa sphinx, a moth which in its larval or caterpillar stage of development is highly destructive to trees. Special attention is given to a discussion of this insect's life cycle and natural enemies as well as measures for controlling it.
Date: 1916
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 & Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

Cereal Crops in the Panhandle of Texas

Description: "It is the aim of this paper to tell the farmer, landowner, or prospective settler what has been learned about the cereal crops through cereal investigations in the Texas Panhandle.... The crops that are discussed in this paper are wheat, emmer, spelt, rye, oats, barley, and proso. Brief mention is made of the grain sorghums and corn, which are discussed more fully in other available bulletins." -- title page. Topics include the climate and soil of the Texas Panhandle, seed preparation, winter and spring grains, and planting instructions.
Date: 1916
Creator: Ross, John F.

The Commercial Grading, Packing, and Shipping of Cantaloupes

Description: "Particular attention should be given to the proper picking of cantaloupes, so that they will carry to the markets in the best possible condition. As in the case of all perishable fruits, cantaloupes should be handled rapidly and with care throughout all the operations of harvesting, grading, packing, and loading on the cars, so as to avoid general deterioration or bruises with consequent decay."
Date: 1916
Creator: More, C. T. & Branch, G. V.

Common Birds of Southeastern United States in Relation to Agriculture

Description: This report discusses birds commonly found in the southeastern United States with special regard to their diets and the impact these birds have on agriculture and insects in this region.
Date: 1916
Creator: Beal, F. E. L. (Foster Ellenborough Lascelles), 1840-1916; McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962 & Kalmbach, E. R. (Edwin Richard), 1884-1972

The Common Cabbage Worm

Description: This report discusses the common cabbage worm, the caterpillar of the white butterfly (pieris rapae), which feeds upon and destroys cabbage in the United States. Topics discussed include this insect's life cycle, natural enemies, and the methods for controlling it.
Date: 1916
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

Control of the Sugar-Beet Nematode

Description: This report discusses the sugar beet nematode (a parasite also known as the roundworm, threadworm, or eelworm) and measures for controlling it.
Date: 1916
Creator: Shaw, Harry B.

Cooperative Live Stock Shipping Associations

Description: This report promotes and explains requirements for the formation of cooperative shipping associations among farmers who lack the capacity to easily transport their livestock to large markets. In addition to a discussion of the advantages of such associations, it also outlines steps for drafting a constitution and by-laws, selecting managers, drawing up contracts, and operating the enterprise.
Date: 1916
Creator: Doty, S. W. & Hall, Louis D. (Louis Dixon), b. 1878

Corn Culture in the Southeastern States

Description: This report discusses the cultivation of corn in the southeastern United States with particular attention to fertilizers and planting practices.
Date: 1916
Creator: Kyle, C. H. (Curtis Hernon), b. 1878

Corn Growing Under Droughty Conditions

Description: "For 50 years new settlers from the East[of the United States] have attempted to grow corn in the semiarid West. The seed used and the methods employed were often those with which the settlers had had experience in the East. They were not adapted to western conditions, and many failures resulted... It is the purpose of this bulletin to show in a general way some of the causes of these failures and how failures may be made less frequent or less intense. Particular varieties of corn and particular methods of cultivation are not applicable to the whole of any large area. Nevertheless, there are certain fundamental requirements of moisture, heat, and fertility which everywhere govern corn yields. A change in the supply of one may make a change in another advisable. Thus, the moisture requirement varies with the amount of heat available. In short, the secret of successful corn culture is to maintain a proper balance of moisture, heat, and fertility." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Hartley, C. P. (Charles Pinckney), 1870- & Zook, L. L.

Cotton Ginning Information for Farmers

Description: This report gives an account of the cotton gin as a machine and pays special attention to its various parts and how they operate together. Bale preparation is also discussed.
Date: 1916
Creator: Taylor, Fred; Griffith, D. C. & Atkinson, C. E.

Cottontail Rabbits in Relation to Trees and Farm Crops

Description: This report discusses the habits of cottontail rabbits and means for controlling their populations in order to protect farm crops and trees. In addition to the rabbit's natural enemies and diseases, effective means of control include hunting, trapping, poisoning, and fences.
Date: 1916
Creator: Lantz, David E. (David Ernest)

Cutworms and Their Control in Corn and Other Cereal Crops

Description: Report discussing cutworms and their life cycle, with special emphasis on how to identify cutworms, identify cutworm damage to plants, and prevent further damage to plants from cutworms.
Date: 1916
Creator: Walton, William Randolph, 1873-1952 & Davis, John J. (John June), 1885-1965

Dwarf Broom Corns

Description: This report discusses dwarf broom corn (a type of sorghum) and its cultivation. Varieties, planting and harvesting practices, market preparation, diseases, and profit and loss are discussed.
Date: 1916
Creator: Rothgeb, Benton E.