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Adjusting Corn Belt Farming to Meet Corn-Borer Conditions

Description: "The European corn borer is recognized as a dangerous enemy of the corn crop.... Its eradication is considered economically impossible but it is believed that the injury may be kept at a point so low that little commercial damage will occur during normal seasons. This can be done by using control measures and practices that have proved to be effective.... On some farms some changes in the crops grown and in their sequence will aid materially in controlling the borer and may prove profitable even when borers are not present. The control program for the individual farm should be given consideration at once in order to avoid sudden disturbance of the organization and operation of the farm when control measures do become inevitable. The necessity of concerted effort by all producers in an infested district becomes evident when the life habits of the borer are considered." -- p. ii
Date: 1932
Creator: Kenneth Hayes Myers, 1898-
Item Type: Pamphlet

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.
Item Type: Book

Arbor day, its purpose and observance.

Description: Discusses Arbor Day as a holiday that recognizes the importance of United States forests and discusses a citizen's duty to preserve them and foster new growth of trees.
Date: November 1936
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Item Type: Book

Bean Diseases and Their Control

Description: "Beans are subject to a number of diseases that cause injury and loss. The purpose of this bulletin is to describe these diseases briefly, so that they can be identified by the grower, and to give recommendations for preventing and checking them." -- p. ii. Diseases for garden, field, and Lima beans are discussed and include anthracnose, blight, mosaic (curly leaf), rust, root rots, mildew, and baldhead.
Date: 1932
Creator: Harter, L. L. (Leonard Lee) & Zaumeyer, W. J. (William John)
Item Type: Pamphlet

Blackberry growing.

Description: Describes blackberry varieties and methods of blackberry culture.
Date: 1939
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-
Item Type: Book

The border method of irrigation.

Description: Describes how to irrigate using the border method, and how to prepare the ditches for irrigation.
Date: October 1937
Creator: Fortier, Samuel. & Lewis, M. R. (Mortimer Reed), 1886-
Item Type: Book

Breeds of dogs.

Description: Provides information to assist the reader in selecting dogs for breeding for various purposes. Includes only the "best known" breeds.
Date: 1938
Creator: Speelman, S. R. (Sanford Reed), 1894- & Williams, J. O. (John Oscar), 1885-
Item Type: Book

Broomcorn growing and handling.

Description: A guide to growing and selling broomcorn, a sorghum plant used for the making of brooms and whisk brooms.
Date: 1939
Creator: Washburn, R. S. (Raymond Secord), 1887- & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-
Item Type: Book

Care of food in the home.

Description: Provides information about the causes of food spoilage and suggests methods for keeping foods in good condition.
Date: 1936
Creator: United States. Bureau of Home Economics.
Item Type: Book

Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of Eradication

Description: Revised edition. This bulletin discusses the cattle-fever tick and methods for controlling it. Possible methods include dipping, pasture rotation, and arsenical dips. The life history of the tick is also discussed.
Date: 1932
Creator: Ellenberger, W. P. & Chapin, Robert M.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of Eradication

Description: Revised edition. This bulletin discusses the cattle-fever tick and methods for controlling it. Possible methods include dipping, pasture rotation, and arsenical dips. The life history of the tick is also discussed.
Date: 1930
Creator: Ellenberger, W. P. & Chapin, Robert M.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Cattle Scab and Methods of Control and Eradication

Description: Revised edition. "Cattle scab can be eradicated by dipping or spraying, but dipping is the better method of treatment. Lime-sulphur dips, nicotine dips, and crude-petroleum dips are efficacious. Methods of preparing and using these dips are described and the intervals between dippings and the conditions under which the various dips may safely be used for the different kinds of scab are discussed. Also, plans of cattle-dipping plants and directions for building vats and dipping cattle are given." -- p. 2
Date: 1932
Creator: Imes, Marion
Item Type: Pamphlet

Cattle Scab and Methods of Control and Eradication

Description: Revised edition. "Cattle scab can be eradicated by dipping or spraying, but dipping is the better method of treatment. Lime-sulphur dips, nicotine dips, and crude-petroleum dips are efficacious. Methods of preparing and using these dips are described and the intervals between dippings and the conditions under which the various dips may safely be used for the different kinds of scab are discussed. Also, plans of cattle-dipping plants and directions for building vats and dipping cattle are given." -- p. 2
Date: 1935
Creator: Imes, Marion
Item Type: Pamphlet

Chestnut Blight

Description: "Chestnut blight, caused by a fungus brought into this country from Asia before 1904, is responsible for the death of millions of acres of chestnut growth in New England and the Middle Atlantic States. The disease spread rapidly to nearly all parts of the range of the native chestnut, and the remaining stands of the southern Appalachians face certain destruction. The present known distribution, its symptoms, and the fungus that causes the disease are described. The blight fungus itself does not have any effect upon the strength of chestnut timber, and blight-killed trees can be utilized for poles, posts, cordwood, lumber, and extract wood. Search is being made for native and foreign chestnuts resistant to the disease in the hope of finding a tree suitable for replacing the rapidly disappearing stands. Seedlings of Asiatic chestnuts, which have considerable natural resistance even though not immune, are being tested in the United States." -- p. ii
Date: 1930
Creator: Gravatt, G. F. & Gill, L. S.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Chrysanthemums for the home.

Description: Discusses chrysanthemum-growing in terms of soil and air requirements, annual division and replanting, types of blooms, and insect enemies.
Date: 1939
Creator: Morrison, B. Y. (Benjamin Yoe), 1891-1966
Item Type: Book

The City Home Garden

Description: Revised edition. "Fresh vegetables for an average family may be grown upon a large back yard or city lot.... Thousands of acres of idle land that may be used for gardens are still available within the boundaries of our large cities. Some of the problems that confront the city gardener are more difficult than those connected with the farm garden, and it is the object of this bulletin to discuss these problems from a practical standpoint." -- p. 2. Soil preparation, tools, seeding, watering, diseases and pests, and space issues are all discussed and brief descriptions of several vegetables are given.
Date: 1938
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Item Type: Pamphlet

The City Home Garden

Description: Revised edition. "Fresh vegetables for an average family may be grown upon a large back yard or city lot.... Thousands of acres of idle land that may be used for gardens are still available within the boundaries of our large cities. Some of the problems that confront the city gardener are more difficult than those connected with the farm garden, and it is the object of this bulletin to discuss these problems from a practical standpoint." -- p. 2. Soil preparation, tools, seeding, watering, diseases and pests, and space issues are all discussed and brief descriptions of several vegetables are given.
Date: 1930
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Item Type: Pamphlet

Cleaning milking machines.

Description: Provides instructions for cleaning mechanical milking machines in order to prevent bacterial contamination.
Date: February 1939
Creator: Burgwald, L. H. (Louis Henry), 1892- & Grant, Fred M.
Item Type: Book