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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 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

Baling Hay

Description: "This bulletin aims to help the hay grower solve some of the problems that arise in connection with baling hay; to decide whether to buy a press or depend on custom balers, to select the type of press best suited to his needs if hey buys, and to settle to best advantage questions in farm practice that determine efficiency in the settling and operation of a hay press." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: McClure, H. B. (Harry B.)

Barley: Growing the Crop

Description: "Of the small-grain crops grown in this country barley ranks third in production. While much of the area devoted to this crop in the United States is suited to its production, the lack of care in selecting seed and the methods of cultivation practiced result in low yield of poor quality. This bulletin gives directions for the best methods of growing and harvesting the crop. With the use of these methods there should be a marked increase in the yield and quality of the barley grown in the United States." -- p. 2
Date: 1911
Creator: Derr, H. B. (Harry Benjamin), b. 1867

Barnyard Manure

Description: Report discussing the importance and use of manure from farm animals as a fertilizer. Factors discussed include the kind of animal, its age, and diet as well as best practices for managing manure.
Date: 1894
Creator: Beal, W. H.