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The Advantage of Planting Heavy Cotton Seed

Description: Report discussing the importance of using heavy cotton seed and separating it for planting. Experiments have established that heavier seeds more reliably produce better plants. Methods of separating and testing the seeds are discussed, including the equipment necessary for seed separation.
Date: 1907
Creator: Webber, Herbert John, 1865-1946 & Boykin, E. B.

Alfalfa Growing

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of alfalfa and its potential as a crop for hay and pastures. Also includes a discussion of the various weeds, pests, and fungi which affect alfalfa.
Date: 1905
Creator: Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935

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. Department of Agriculture.

Barnyard manure.

Description: Describes the benefits of more economical management of organic farm resources, namely barnyard manure. Discusses the management and application of methods for using fertilizers on the farm.
Date: May 10, 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

Beans

Description: "The member of this great family with which we have at this time to deal -- the bean -- is not so valuable from the standpoint of forage or soil renovation, but is among the most valuable members of the great group for the seed which it produces. While the seed is the most important and valuable factor, the power to gather nitrogen and to render the soil better for having been grown upon it is an important consideration and one which should not be overlooked by those interested in maintaining the nitrogen content of the soil." -- p. 6. Topics discussed include the various types of beans and the differences in cultivation between field beans and garden beans.
Date: 1907
Creator: Corbett, L. C. (Lee Cleveland), 1867-1940

Beans, peas, and other legumes as food.

Description: Describes several varieties of beans, peas, and other legumes. Discusses the composition and digestibility of legumes such as beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts. Discusses several different ways to prepare them for use in foods or other products.
Date: November 15, 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

Bee keeping.

Description: Discusses beekeeping in detail. Precautions against stinging and swarming are provided, along with information on types of bees, how to obtain honey and wax, and the risks of loss due to diseases and pests.
Date: 1905
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

Beneficial Bacteria for Leguminous Crops

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of legumes in nitrogen-poor soils that are nonetheless abundant in bacteria which uniquely benefit legumes. Significant attention is given to the topic of introducing these bacteria into soils through artificial methods.
Date: 1905
Creator: Moore, George T. (George Thomas), 1871- & Robinson, Theodore R.

Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation

Description: "This paper is an account of the progress made in three years in changing a run-down cotton plantation into a profitable stock and hay farm. The results obtained from the use of cowpeas and other leguminous crops in restoring the fertility of the land have exceeded the expectations of those in charge of the work." -- p. 5
Date: 1908
Creator: Brodie, D. A. (David Arthur), b. 1868

Carbon bisulphid as an insecticide.

Description: A guide to the use of carbon disulfide ("bisulfid of carbon") as an insecticide against the cigarette beetle, as well as other insect pests and borers. The information is largely based on experiments conducted in 1901 by the Division of Entomology, at a large tobacco establishment in Washington, D.C.
Date: 1905
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.