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Alfalfa Seed Production

Description: Report discussing the best-known methods of successful production of alfalfa seed. Topics discussed include seed production, cultivation of fields, harvesting, crop yields, and insect control.
Date: 1912
Creator: Westgate, J. M.; McKee, Roland & Evans, M. W.
Item Type: Pamphlet

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.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Alsike Clover

Description: Report discussing the distribution and cultivation of the leguminous crop alsike clover, which grows primarily in the northeastern United States. Topics discussed include soil requirements, seeding, uses, and insect enemies and diseases.
Date: 1920
Creator: Pieters, A. J.
Item Type: Pamphlet

American foulbrood of honey bees : how to control it.

Description: Discusses American foul brood, a disease caused by a spore that infects bee larvae. Describes how to diagnose and control the disease. Lists the types of bees resistant to the disease.
Date: September 1954
Creator: Michael, A. S. (Albert Sylvester), 1910-
Item Type: Book

American moles as agricultural pests and as fur producers.

Description: Describes the habits of moles, the damage they can cause to lawns and gardens, and methods for their control. Provides instructions for trapping and skinning moles and tanning and selling their pelts.
Date: March 1922
Creator: Scheffer, Theo. H.
Item Type: Book

The Angora goat.

Description: A guide to the care and housing of Angora goat herds. Includes a description of the goat and its uses.
Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

The Angora Goat

Description: Report discussing the importance and various uses for the angora goat and ways of building and managing a flock. There are special discussions of the value of mohair, care of fleeces, and shearing practices.
Date: 1914
Creator: Heller, L. L. (Lewis Lincoln), 1887-
Item Type: Pamphlet

The Angora goat.

Description: Describes the characteristics, benefits, and uses of the Angora goat. Discusses methods of managing goats on the range.
Date: 1941
Creator: Williams, G. P. & Spencer, D. A. (Damon Alvin), 1887-
Item Type: Book

Angoumois Grain Moth

Description: Report discussing the Angoumois grain moth, a pest now common in the United States which is destructive to corn, wheat, and other grains. Topics include the moth's life cycle, infestations, and methods of controlling it, including prompt thrashing and fumigation.
Date: 1920
Creator: Back, E. A. (Ernest Adna), 1886-
Item Type: Pamphlet

Annual flowering plants.

Description: A guide to growing and using numerous types of annual flowering plants. Includes recommendations for planting school gardens, and the use of hotbeds or cold frames.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

Anthrax or Charbon

Description: "Anthrax or charbon, is an acute infectious disease affecting animals and occasionally man. Cattle and sheep are most susceptible, and none of the domestic animals are exempt.... The most effective method of dealing with anthrax is by prevention. The preventive measures recommended are (1) protecting individual animals by vaccination and (2) burning or deeply burying the carcasses of animals that have died of the disease, so as to avoid infecting the ground. Full information and directions are given in this bulletin." -- title page
Date: 1917
Creator: Washburn, Henry J.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Anthrax, With Special Reference to Its Suppression

Description: Report discussing the bacterial disease anthrax, which is particularly harmful to cattle. Topics discussed include the nature of the disease and its life cycle, different forms of the disease, methods of control, and the anthrax vaccine.
Date: 1911
Creator: Washburn, Henry J.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Aphids Injurious to Orchard Fruits, Currant, Gooseberry and Grape

Description: "The present bulletin treats of the aphids injurious to fruit and foliage of apple, quince, pear, plum, cherry, peach, currant, gooseberry, and grape. Thirty-two species of aphids in all are discussed. The more important forms affecting a given fruit are considered first, and then follows a brief account of species known to infest the plant locally or occasionally, and which growers should be able to distinguish from the more destructive species. In their life history, aphids are peculiar in many respects, and each species occurs in several different forms; for this reason a short account of aphids in general is given for the information of readers not familiar with these facts. Remedial measures are described at the close of the bulletin, since similar treatments are applicable, with some variations, for the control of all the species considered." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958 & Baker, A. C.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Apple blotch.

Description: Describes the disease of apple blotch, how it spreads, and ways to control it.
Date: 1940
Creator: Roberts, John W. (John William), 1882-1957. & Pierce, Leslie.
Item Type: Book

Apple growing east of the Mississippi River.

Description: Describes the various factors that should be taken into consideration when developing and maintaining apple orchards, including: types of soil, climate conditions, the selecting and handling of young trees, the use of fertilizers, methods of pruning and spraying, and methods of repelling pests.
Date: July 1940
Creator: Gould, H. P.
Item Type: Book

Apple-orchard renovation.

Description: Describes various methods for maximizing the quality and output of apple orchards.
Date: 1940
Creator: Gould, H. P.
Item Type: Book

Apple scab.

Description: Discusses apple scab, its economic impact, distribution, susceptibility of various apples to the disease, and preventive measures.
Date: 1939
Creator: Roberts, John W. (John William), 1882-1957. & Pierce, Leslie.
Item Type: Book

Apple scald and its control.

Description: Describes apple scald, the damage and losses it causes, and methods for control.
Date: March 1954
Creator: Haller, M. H. (Mark Hughlin), 1897-
Item Type: Book

The Apple-Tree Tent Caterpillar

Description: This report discusses the apple-tree tent caterpillar (also known as the Eastern tent caterpillar) with regard to its distribution, food preferences (apples and cherries), life cycle, and natural enemies, as well as methods for controlling it.
Date: 1915
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958
Item Type: Pamphlet

Arbor day, its purpose and observance.

Description: Discusses Arbor Day as a holiday that recognizes the importance of United States forests and discusses a citizen's duty to preserve them and foster new growth of trees.
Date: November 1936
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Item Type: Book