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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


Description: This report discusses the cultivation of asparagus, including fertilizers, harvesting practices, canning, varieties, diseases, and insect enemies.
Date: 1917
Creator: Thompson, H. C.

The Asparagus Beetles and Their Control

Description: "Asparagus growers in large sections of the United States now have to protect their crop against the attacks of the adults and young of two species of beetles introduced originally from Europe. These insects feed on the young and tender asparagus shoots and render them worthless for the market. Later broods devour the foliage and frequently kill the plants. This bulletin gives brief descriptions of the various stages of these pests, tells how they live and work, and gives suggestions for controlling them. Of remedial measures the best for general use is shown to be spraying with arsenate of lead directions for the preparation and application of which are given on pages 10-11." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

Asparagus Culture

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of asparagus, including its varieties, soil preparation, fertilizers, harvesting practices, canning methods, and common fungus diseases and insect enemies.
Date: 1897
Creator: Handy, R. B.

Aspen Borer and How to Control It

Description: "This bulletin gives methods of controlling the aspen borer or reducing its damage to a minimum. It is based on extensive studies made in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado, but the data in general apply to all regions of the United States where the poplars are native. The introduced Lombardy poplar is very seldom injured, but the commercial cottonwood of the Mississippi Valley seems to be the only native species of poplar which is at all immune to the attack of this insect." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: George Hofer, 1863-

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

The Bagworm, an Injurious Shade-Tree Insect

Description: "Shade trees, shrubs, and hedges, and in particular evergreens, are much subject to injury by a caterpillar which has a curious habit of crawling about on the infested trees in a baglike case, whence its common name of bagworm or basket worm. In the shelter of these cases the insects undergo all their transformation, after which the bags remain attached to the plants for some time and are conspicuous objects on leafless trees and shrubs in late autumn and in winter." -- title page. The bagworm's diet, life cycle, habits, and natural enemies are discussed, but most of the report's discussion concerns control measures.
Date: 1916
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 & Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929