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Brahman (Zebu) Cattle

Description: "The development of numerous herds of Brahman cattle in sections of the Gulf coast, particularly in Texas, has attracted much interest to these animals. While they lack many of the desirable characteristics found in the beef breeds commonly raised in the United states, Brahman cattle appear to have other qualities which make them worthy of consideration for certain regions. They are especially adaptable for portions of the country having a hot climate, droughts, and where cattle pests are troublesome. Brahmans have been raised under conditions which have given them unusual resistance against such adverse surroundings. They are worthy of study and consideration, both from the standpoint of a distinct breed and as a factor in general cattle-breeding operations." -- p. 1
Date: 1923
Creator: Parr, V. V. (Virgil Verser), 1888-

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

Cotton Diseases and Their Control

Description: "The principal cotton diseases which cause damage in the Southern States are described and illustrated in the following pages and the best-known methods of controlling them are described." -- p. 3. Diseases discussed include wilt, root knot, anthracnose, bacterial blight, shedding of bolls, rust, Texas root rot, and other minor diseases.
Date: 1921
Creator: Gilbert, William W. (William Williams), b. 1880

Fall-Sown Oats

Description: Report discussing fall-sown grain crops in the southern United States, which serve several purposes during the winter: they provide cover for land, forage for livestock, and improve soils through crop rotation. Best practices for cultivation of a winter grain crop are discussed, especially with regard to sowing methods.
Date: 1920
Creator: Warburton, C. W. (Clyde William), 1879- & Stanton, T. R. (Thomas Ray), b. 1885

Handling and Loading Southern New Potatoes

Description: Revised edition. This bulletin discusses methods for handling, loading, and transporting southern new potatoes in the United States. It explains the importance of grading potatoes, removing bruised and diseased potatoes from the crop before transport, and loading cars properly. Potatoes may be loaded into cars in barrels, sacks, and crates, but hampers should not be used.
Date: 1927
Creator: Grimes, A. M.

The Hard Red Winter Wheats

Description: This bulletin discusses the classes and varieties of hard red winter wheats and the areas in which they are successfully grown. Among the varieties discussed are Turkey, Kharkof, Kanred, Blackhull, Minturki, and Baeska.
Date: 1922
Creator: Clark, J. Allen (Jacob Allen), b. 1888 & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-

Prickly Pear as Stock Feed

Description: Report discussing the importance of the prickly pear cactus as an emergency food source for cattle during times of severe drought. Although the plant typically has inedible spines, spineless varieties do exist, and it is recommended that farmers cultivate prickly pear for use during droughts.
Date: 1920
Creator: Griffiths, David, 1867-1935

Prickly Pear as Stock Feed

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing the importance of the prickly pear cactus as an emergency food source for cattle during times of severe drought. Although the plant typically has inedible spines, spineless varieties do exist, and it is recommended that farmers cultivate prickly pear for use during droughts.
Date: 1928
Creator: Griffiths, David, 1867-1935

Rhodes Grass

Description: Revised edition. "Rhodes grass was introduced from southern Africa in 1902, and has proved of value for cultivation in the warmer parts of the United States, being grown more largely in Florida and Texas than elsewhere.... It makes a heavy yield of hay of excellent quality, as the stems are slender, tender, and very leafy. The hay is cured easily and is relished by all kinds of live stock.... This bulletin mentions the soil preferences of this grass and gives the methods of seeding and after-treatment employed as well as handling the hay and pasturing and seed saving." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Tracy, S. M. (Samuel Mills), 1847-1920

The Soft Red Winter Wheats

Description: "At least 66 distinct varieties of soft red winter wheat, known by nearly 400 different names, are grown commercially in the United States, and additional varieties are grown experimentally. These varieties differ widely in yield, adaptation, milling and baking value, and other characteristics. The most widely grown varieties in the United States in order of importance are Fultz, Fulcaster, Mediterranean, Poole, Red May, Red Wave, and Harvest Queen. The area of each of these varieties in 1919 varied from about 4,800,000 acres to about 1,000,000 acres." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882 & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-

The Southern Pine Beetle: A Menace to the Pine Timber of the Southern States

Description: Report discussing the destructive effects of the Southern pine beetle on pine forests in the southern United States. To prevent spread of the disease, infested trees should be located between November and March and destroyed. Methods for locating infested trees and destroying them are explained in detail.
Date: 1921
Creator: Hopkins, A. D. (Andrew Delmar), 1857-1948

Strawberry Culture: Western United States

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin applies to that part of the United States in which ordinary farm crops are grown largely under irrigation. It describes methods practiced in the more important commercial strawberry-growing districts in the irrigated regions of the West; it aims to aid those familiar only with local and perhaps unsatisfactory methods, as well as inexperienced prospective growers. The fundamental principles of the irrigation of strawberries are substantially the same as those which apply in the growing of other crops. Details of operation must necessarily be governed largely by the character of the crop grown. Since strawberries in the humid regions frequently suffer from drought, which causes heavy losses in the developing fruit, the information may prove suggestive to many growers in those localities who could install an irrigation system at small expense. Detailed information is also given as to soils and their preparation, different training systems, propagation, planting, culture, the leading varieties, harvesting, and shipping. Methods of using surplus strawberries for preserves and jams, for canning, and for flavoring for various purposes are given." -- p. 3
Date: 1928
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-