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Bacterial Wilt of Corn

Description: This bulletin discusses bacterial wilt, which is a destructive disease of corn and is particularly destructive to sweet corn. It describes the causes and symptoms of the disease, methods of transmission, the effect of weather, and control measures.
Date: 1941
Creator: Elliott, Charlotte

Brucellosis of Cattle (Bang's Disease, Infectious Abortion)

Description: This bulletin discusses the infectious disease common in cattle called brucellosis (also known as Bang's disease), which causes abortion. The causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of the disease are discussed as well as various treatments, prevention and control measures, and attempts at eradication.
Date: 1941
Creator: Eichhorn, A. & Crawford, A. B.

Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of Eradication

Description: Revised edition. 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 and instructions for constructing a concrete vat are given.
Date: 1940
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: 1942
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870

Country Hides and Skins: Skinning, Curing, and Marketing

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin shows how farmers, ranchmen, and country or town butchers may produce hides and skins of better quality. It gives detailed directions for skinning the animals and for salting, curing, and handling the hides and skins, with suggestions for more advantageous marketing, to the end that both the producer of hides and the user of leather may be benefited." -- p. ii
Date: 1942
Creator: Whalin, Charles Vivion, 1876-; Frey, R. W. (Ralph Wylie), b. 1889; Veitch, F. P. (Fletcher Pearre), 1868-1943 & Hickman, Richard W. (Richard West), 1852-1926

Feeding Horses

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin explains the computation of rations for horses, suggests certain feed combinations which approximately meet the needs of horses under differing conditions, and reviews such factors of feeding as tend to make the horse more efficient." -- p. ii
Date: 1941
Creator: Bell, George A. (George Arthur), b. 1879 & Williams, J. O.

Feeding Horses

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin suggests certain combinations which approximately meet the needs of horses under varying conditions and reviews such factors of feeding as tend to make the horse more efficient." -- p. ii
Date: 1945
Creator: Williams, J. O. & Ellis, N. R.

Foundations for Farm Buildings

Description: This bulletin discusses different ways of constructing the foundations of farm buildings. "The following general recommendations point out common errors and are intended to assist farmers to provide suitable foundations for ordinary farm structures except where unusual soil conditions are found. The foundation of a farm building may consist of (1) continuous walls, (2) a series of piers either built in place or precast, (3) a combination of walls and piers, (4) a concrete slab laid on the ground, (5) wood posts, or (6) wood sills. The essential features necessary for the successful use of the various types are discussed under the above headings; also the thickness of walls and dimensions of piers for medium-sized structures other than heavy storages are suggested. Requirements for cellar walls are given on pages 18-21. It is necessary that foundation footings be made wide enough to support the structure on the kind of soil to be built on. The characteristics and bearing power of various soils are given on p. 3. The general method of calculating the weight on footings is given on pages 38-44. It can be used where buildings are heavy or are of a different character from those described under Types of Foundations." -- p. 1
Date: 1941
Creator: Miller, Thomas A. H. & Molander, Edward G.

The Fowl Tick and How Premises May Be Freed from It

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing the fowl tick, which commonly affects chickens but also other poultry. Topics discussed include fowl tick distribution, effects of tick attacks or infections, life cycle, and methods of combating the tick.
Date: 1941
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970

Improving Range Conditions for Wartime Livestock Production

Description: "The improvement of range lands to meet the demands for increased livestock production for war purposes is highly important. To bring about the greatest improvement with the least expense it is necessary to know what kinds of range lands will best respond to improvement measures. This bulletin discusses range conditions and describes that characteristics of soil and forage by which the rancher may determine which of his lands are in need of improvement." -- p. i
Date: 1942
Creator: Renner, Frederic Gordon, 1897- & Johnson, E. A.

Judging Beef Cattle

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing how buyers of beef cattle can determine the value of cattle offered in public sales. Topics discussed include parts of the carcass and classification systems used in judging cattle. Includes a suggested scorecard.
Date: 1941
Creator: Black, W. H. (William Henry), 1888-1949

Laying Out Fields for Tractor Plowing

Description: Revised edition. "Farmers who have been accustomed to laying out their fields for plowing with horses and an ordinary plow are often puzzled as to the best method to adopt when they change to the tractor. For not only are the two methods different, but a lay-out admirably suited to a tractor of one size under certain field conditions may not do for one of some other size under other conditions. This bulletin describes methods and plans for laying out fields for tractor plowing suited both to rectangular fields and to fields of irregular shape." -- p. ii
Date: 1945
Creator: Kinsman, C. D. (Claude Dennison), b. 1889 & Reynoldson, L. A. (Le Roy August), b. 1886

More Food Through Conservation Farming

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin discusses in general the ways in which conservation measures increase crop production, improve pasture and range, and maintain the productivity of the soil." -- p. i. Many of these topics are discussed with regard to the war production efforts undertaken by the federal government of the United States during the World War II Era.
Date: 1943
Creator: Semple, Arthur T. (Arthur Truman), 1895-

Muscadine Grapes

Description: Revised edition. "Muscadine grapes, which are native to the southeastern part of the United States, thrive in most soils of that region. They can be grown successfully in the Southeastern States, where American bunch grapes do not thrive. furthermore, they are suitable for home gardens as well as for commercial use. In fact they are perhaps the most satisfactory of all fruits for the home garden in this region. They cannot be grown, hoever, where temperatures as low as 0 °F occur habitually and may be injured at somewhat higher temperatures. Muscadine grapes are relatively uninjured by diseases and insects and produce well with a minimum of care, but they resopnd favorably to the good cultural practices recommended in this bulletin. The varieties described or listed produce fruit suitable for making unfermented juice, wine, jelly, and other culinary products and for eating fresh over a long season." -- p. ii
Date: 1947
Creator: Dearing, Charles

Onion Diseases and Their Control

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing diseases which affect onions in both the field and in storage, and methods for their control. Diseases discussed include smut, downy mildew, leaf mold, fusarium rot, pink root, root knot, neck rot, bacterial soft rot, black mold, smudge, rust, white rot, dodder, damping-off, purple blotch, yellow dwarf, aster yellows, eelworm rot, diplodia rot, blue mold rot, and aspergillus rot.
Date: 1947
Creator: Walker, J. C. (John Charles), 1893-

Onion Diseases and Their Control

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing diseases which affect onions in both the field and in storage, and methods for their control. Diseases discussed include smut, downy mildew, leaf mold, fusarium rot, pink root, root knot, neck rot, bacterial soft rot, black mold, smudge, rust, white rot, dodder, damping-off, purple blotch, yellow dwarf, aster yellows, eelworm rot, and aspergillus rot.
Date: 1944
Creator: Walker, J. C. (John Charles), 1893-

The Pea Aphid on Peas and Methods for Its Control

Description: "The pea aphid is present wherever peas are grown in the United States and is one of the most serious insect enemies of this important food crop. It has many generations a year, and under favorable conditions large and destructive populations of the pest may develop in a relatively short time. Natural enemies cannot be depended on for effective control, and therefore insecticides must be applied when threatening infestations of the aphid develop. Several insecticides and methods for their use are discussed in this bulletin. The choice of these will depend on local conditions, including the type of machinery and insecticide available, but any of them will be effective if applied as directed." -- p. i
Date: 1943
Creator: Dudley, J. E. & Bronson, T. E.

Persian Clover

Description: This bulletin discusses the cultivation of Persian clover, a forage crop for both feed and green manure in the southern United States. Fertilizer requirements and seed production are among the topics discussed.
Date: 1943
Creator: Hollowell, E. A. (Eugene Amos)

Ponds for Wildlife

Description: "The first purpose of this bulletin is to show how farmers and ranchers may protect their ponds from sedimentation, soil erosion, and water loss through the use of vegetation suitable as food and shelter for wildlife; the second is to give some information on the management of wildlife in farm ponds. Unless otherwise stated, the information contained in this bulletin pertains to the water area, or pond proper, and the pond area, or the land immediately adjacent to the pond and ordinarily contained within a fence." -- p. ii
Date: 1941
Creator: Allan, Philip Farley, 1909- & Davis, Cecil N.

Regrassing for Soil Protection in the Southwest

Description: "This bulletin is designed to help the stockmen and farmers, of the Southwest [United States] particularly, in reestablishing depleted ranges where unfavorable climatic conditions and heavy demands on the range have served to make improvement of the range by natural means a slow and difficult process. It discusses the latest methods of artificial revegetation that have proved most effective in regrassing the ranges. It also discusses the more promising grasses and indicates that areas to which they are adapted. It explains the latest methods for harvesting seed and establishing grass on various sites under a wide range of conditions as to elevation, temperature, rainfall, and soils." -- p. i
Date: 1942
Creator: Flory, Evan L. & Marshall, Charles G.

Shipping Fever of Cattle: Hemorrhagic Septicemia

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing hemorrhagic septicemia, an infectious disease which affects farm animals and has a very high mortality rate. Discussion includes a description of causes, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, prevention methods, and potential treatments.
Date: 1944
Creator: Stein, C. D. (Clarence Dinsmore), b. 1889

Small Irrigation Pumping Plants

Description: "Throughout the United States are many farms, parts or all of which could be irrigated by pumping from either ponds or streams or farm wells. This bulletin is intended to furnish owners or operators of such farms with information that will give them some indication of initial and operating costs and enable them to determine whether soil and water suitable for irrigation are available and what kind of irrigation plant and equipment will be most satisfactory for their purpose. Having examined these factors, a farmer can decide whether irrigation is likely to be profitable on his farm." -- p. i
Date: 1940
Creator: Rohwer, Carl & Lewis, M. R. (Mortimer Reed), 1886-

Soil Defense in the Pacific Southwest

Description: "The Pacific Southwest, as considered in this bulletin, embraces the two States -- California and Nevada. Evidences of soil and water losses are briefly touched upon, as are the factors contributing to these losses. The bulk of the bulletin deals with measures of defense that are now being employed on farms and range land within project areas of the Soil Conservation Service and in areas where members of Civilian Conservation Corps camps have been assigned to erosion-control activities." -- p. i. Some of the measures discussed include the use of cover crops, contour farming, crop rotation, subsoiling, strip cropping, and terracing.
Date: 1940
Creator: Rule, Glenn K. (Glenn Kenton), 1893- & Netterstrom, Ralph W.

Stock-Water Developments: Wells, Springs, and Ponds

Description: "The need for effective utilization of grazing areas and the scarcity of stock water have led to unprecedented activity in the development of water supplies during the last few years as a part of conservation practices in range and pasture areas. Economical construction, planned distribution, and adequacy of stock-watering centers are essential to profitable grazing enterprises. Inadequate coordination of stock-water developments with necessary conservation practices and the improper location or construction of these facilities have made many water supplies unsatisfactory. This bulletin deals with the requirements and development of stock-water supplies suitable for grazing areas." -- p. ii
Date: 1940
Creator: Hamilton, C. L. (Clifford Leslie), 1904- & Jepson, Hans G.