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Bur Clover

Description: This report discusses the cultivation of bur clover, which is an annual legume that serves as a winter cover crop and as pasturage. The best practices for and uses of bur clover are discussed in detail.
Date: 1915
Creator: Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver), 1867-1926 & McKee, Roland

Citrus-Fruit Improvement: How to Secure and Use Tree-Performance Records

Description: "Many California citrus growers have reported in recent years that they were securing lower yields of fruit per acre than in the earlier history of their industry. Complaint also has been made that an increasing proportion of the fruit of the leading commercial varieties of oranges and lemons was abnormal or 'off type' in size, form, color, smoothness of skin, or other important characteristics.... The results obtained in bud-selection experiments carried on during the past five years indicate that by top-working with buds from those having consistently good records for productiveness and quality the inferior or 'drone' trees of such varieties as Washington Navel and Valencia oranges can be made productive and profitable. This bulletin describes the methods that have been found effective and practicable in locating the desirable and undesirable trees in groves and for transforming the latter when found." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Shamel, A. D. (Archibald Dixon)

Controlling Important Fungous and Insect Enemies of the Pear in the Humid Sections of the Pacific Northwest

Description: "Pear growers of the coast regions of Washington and Oregon can greatly increase the yields of their trees by careful spraying at the right time and with the proper materials. The losses occurring at present are largely due to pear scab and various insect pests. This bulletin describes the more important fungus and insect enemies of the pear in the region mentioned and gives directions for combating them. It also 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: 1919
Creator: Fisher, D. F. & Newcomer, E. J. (Erval Jackson), 1890-

Culture of the Logan Blackberry and Related Varieties

Description: "The Logan blackberry, formerly thought to be a hybrid between a blackberry and a red raspberry, is now considered a variety of the Pacific coast species of trailing blackberry.... In this bulletin, directions are given for planting, training, and pruning the plants and for harvesting and utilizing the fruit. The information should be especially valuable for those who plan to grow this variety either commercially or in their home gardens, as well as for those who grow other kinds of blackberries." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-

Dry Farming for Better Wheat Yields: The Columbia and Snake River Basins

Description: "This bulletin deals in particular with the dry farming methods practiced on grain farms in the Pacific Northwest where the rainfall is less than 18 to 20 inches annually, but it also contains advice helpful to all farmers of that region who practice summer-fallowing. Its purpose is to show the possibility of increasing crop yields in the dry-farming areas by using improved methods, and to discuss the practices which have been found most advantageous.... The purposes of summer-fallowing and details of the methods of their accomplishment are presented, with the application of these methods to the cultivation of "blow" soils and "nonblow" soils, and methods are suggested for preventing and stopping the blowing of soils. Attention is given to the seeding of winter and of spring wheat, and suggestions are made for properly maintaining the organic matter in the soil." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Hunter, Byron, b. 1869

Dry-Farming: Methods and Practices in Wheat Growing in the Columbia and Snake River Basins

Description: "This bulletin deals with the dry-farming methods practiced on grain farms in the Pacific Northwest, where the rainfall is less than 15 to 18 inches annually, but it also contains advice helpful to all farmers of that region who practice summer fallowing. Its purpose is to show the possibility of increasing crop yields in the dry-farming areas by using improved methods and to discuss the practices which have been found most advantageous. ...The highest yields have been secured by plowing in the early spring and giving enough cultivation after plowing to keep the weeds well under control. The purposes of summer fallowing and details of the methods by which it is accomplished are given, and the application of these methods to the cultivation of "blow" soils and "nonblow" soils. Methods are suggested for preventing and stopping the blowing of soils. Attention is given to the saving of man labor by the use of large power units, methods of seeding winter and spring wheat are outlined, and suggestions are made for maintaining the organic matter in the soil." -- p. ii
Date: 1927
Creator: Hunter, Byron, b. 1869

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 53

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Inoculation and Lime for Alfalfa, Citrus Culture in Southern Texas, Pruning Rotundifolia Grapes, Native Hays or Arid Region, Bermuda Grass, Short v. Long Feeding of Beef Cattle, Contagious Abortion of Cattle, Preventing Losses at Lambing time, Winter Lambs for the Pacific Coast Market, Feeding Work Horses, Colony Houses for Poultry, Food of the Crow Blackbird, and Flour for Baking Powder Biscuits.
Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Farm Practice in the Columbia Basin Uplands

Description: "The principle objects in undertaking this study [of farming practices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho] were (1) to ascertain what methods of tillage are in actual use by the farmers of the region, together with the relative merits of the different methods, and (2) to determine, if possible, the localities and conditions under which each of the leading varieties of wheat succeeds best." -- p. 7
Date: 1907
Creator: Hunter, Byron, b. 1869

Forage-Crop Practices in Western Oregon and Western Washington

Description: Report discussing best practices for growing forage plants with special emphasis given to the usefulness of legumes as soil renovators. The report gives thorough descriptions of the most common of these plants.
Date: 1906
Creator: Hunter, Byron, b. 1869

Growing and Curing Hops

Description: "In keeping with the great progress made in agriculture within recent years the methods employed in hop production have not remained unchanged. Nevertheless certain practical principles of great importance to successful hop growing merit a much wider consideration and use than they now enjoy. These will be discussed in the following pages in which is also presented a brief general outline of hop culture." -- p. 7. Hops culture is discussed with regard to climate and soil requirements, propagation, planting, trellises and training, picking, and curing.
Date: 1907
Creator: Stockberger, W. W. (Warner Webster)

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-

Horse Beans

Description: This bulletin discuss the horse bean (or fava bean), which is a legume cultivated widely in many nations and holds great potential as a crop along the Pacific and Gulf Coasts of the United States.
Date: 1918
Creator: McKee, Roland

How to Attract Birds in Northwestern United States

Description: This report discusses steps that can be taken by residents of the northwestern United States to attract birds to their homes and farms. Needs for protections from natural enemies, breeding places, and food and water are each discussed
Date: 1916
Creator: McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962

Irrigation of Orchards

Description: Report discussing methods for irrigating orchards, including ditches, flumes, pipes and standpipes, and furrows.
Date: 1910
Creator: Fortier, Samuel

Management of Common Storage Houses for Apples in the Pacific Northwest

Description: "This bulletin deals with the fundamental of construction and the efficient management of common storage houses for apples under the conditions prevailing in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana." -- p. 2. Topics discussed include ventilation, insulation, fruit quality.
Date: 1917
Creator: Ramsey, H. J. & Dennis, S. J.

Native and Adapted Grasses for Conservation of Soil and Moisture in the Great Plains and Western States

Description: "The information given in this bulletin should enable farmers in the Great Plains and Western States to select from the more common species of grasses some one or more suited to their needs [for soil and water conservation]. Common harvesting equipment and farm machinery can be adapted to the proper handling of native grasses. This brings the cost of such work within the means of most farmers." -- p. i. Among the grasses discussed are wheatgrass, buffalo grass, bluestem, grama, Bermuda grass, wild rye, hilaria, Sudan grass, bluegrass, panic grasses, dropseed, and needlegrass.
Date: 1939
Creator: Hoover, Max M. (Max Manley), 1895-

Pasture and Grain Crops for Hogs in the Pacific Northwest

Description: "This bulletin deals specifically with crops and systems of cropping that may be used in economical pork production in the Pacific Northwest. Scattered here and there throughout the Northwest are men who are successfully producing pork. They have been visited, and their methods, crops, and feeding systems have been studied. This bulletin makes the practices of these successful men available to all." -- title page
Date: 1914
Creator: Hunter, Byron, b. 1869

Plum and Prune Growing in the Pacific States

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of plums and prunes in California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Discussions includes geographic distribution, different varieties, propagation, fertilizers, harvesting, and common diseases and insect enemies.
Date: 1931
Creator: Kinman, C. F. (Charles Franklin), b. 1880

Purple Vetch

Description: This bulletin discusses purple vetch, a plant used for hay, manure, and pasturage that grows readily along the Pacific and Gulf Coasts of the United States.
Date: 1918
Creator: McKee, Roland

Sheeps, Hogs, and Horses in the Pacific Northwest

Description: This bulletin gives a broad overview of the livestock industry in the Pacific Northwest with respect to sheep and hogs; there is also a brief discussion of the horse industry. I. Sheep Husbandry. II. Hog Raising. III. The Horse Industry.
Date: 1900
Creator: French, Hiram T. (Hiram Taylor), b. 1861; Nelson, S. B. (Sofus Bertelsen), 1867-1931 & Withcombe, James

Sixty-Day and Kherson Oats

Description: Report discussing the results of experiments undertaken to determine the viability of early oats in different regions of the United States since early oats typically thrive only in the Corn Belt and Great Plains regions.
Date: 1910
Creator: Warburton, C. W. (Clyde William), 1879-1950

Strawberry Culture: Western United States

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin applies both to the western portions of the United States in which ordinary farm crops are grown largely under irrigation and to western Oregon and Washington where irrigation is not essential for strawberry production but may be profitable. It describes methods practiced in the more important commercial strawberry-growing districts of the West; it aims to aid those persons 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 of irrigating other crops. Details must necessarily be governed largely by the character of the crop grown. Because strawberries in the humid areas frequently suffer from drought, which causes heavy losses in the developing fruit, the information may prove helpful to many growers in those areas who could install irrigation systems at small expense. This bulletin gives information on soils and their preparation, different training systems, propagation, planting, culture, the leading varieties, harvesting, shipping, and utilization." -- p. ii
Date: 1941
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889- & Waldo, George F. (George Fordyce), b. 1898

Strawberry Culture: Western United States

Description: "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: 1919
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-