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Alfalfa, or Lucern

Description: Report discussing and promoting alfalfa for use as hay and as a soiling crop. Discussion includes instructions for planting, weed and pest control, and valuable uses of an alfalfa crop.
Date: 1899
Creator: Smith, Jared G. (Jared Gage), 1866-1957

[American Shrews]

Description: Brief summary of three genera of American shrews, including characteristics, habits, habitat, and skull, jaws, and teeth illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Merriam, C. Hart & Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956

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.

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.

Cattle Ranges of the Southwest: A History of the Exhaustion of the Pasturage and Suggestions for Its Restoration

Description: Report giving "a history of the exhaustion of the pasturage of central Texas, with suggestions for its restoration. The general features of the country are described; the early conditions of the ranges and the causes which have led to their deterioration are graphically portrayed. The obstacles in the way of the improvement of the ranges and how the value of the stock ranges may be renewed are topics discussed in detail. The report closes with brief descriptions of a few other of the most important native grasses and forage plants which may be utilized in improving the pasturage or increasing the production of forage." -- p. 2.
Date: 1898
Creator: Bentley, H. L. (Henry Lewis)

Corn Culture in the South

Description: Report discussing and promoting the cultivation of corn in the southern United States. "The purpose of the article is to encourage the more extensive growing of corn in those portions of the South where its culture has hitherto been more or less neglected." -- p. 2.
Date: 1898
Creator: Tracy, S. M. (Samuel Mills), 1847-1920

Cowpeas

Description: Report promoting the cultivation of the cowpea as a forage plant because of it adaptability to a wide variety of soils and agricultural conditions.
Date: 1899
Creator: Smith, Jared G. (Jared Gage), 1866-1957

Cranberry culture.

Description: A guide to cranberry culture, including soil selection and preparation, planting, draining, flooding, fertilizing, and pest and disease control.
Date: 1894
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

Culture of the sugar beet.

Description: Answers to the most frequently asked questions about growing sugar beets, based on inquiries received by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the late 19th century. Discusses climate, beet varieties, soil preparation, harvesting, and siloing. Includes detailed descriptions of tools used and the costs involved in beet farming and sugar production.
Date: 1891
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

The Death Valley Expedition: A Biological Survey of Parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, Part 2

Description: Collection of reports on Death Valley, the bordering region of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Reports include birds, reptiles and Batrachians, fishes, insects, mollusks, trees and shrubs, cactuses and yuccas, and list of localities in the reports.
Date: May 31, 1893
Creator: Fisher, A. K.; Stejneger, Leonhard; Gilbert, Charles H.; Riley, C. V.; Stearns, R. E. C.; Merriam, C. Hart et al.