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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.

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.

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.

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-

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-

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-

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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