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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-

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)

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

Grape Districts and Varieties in the United States

Description: "Three types of grapes are grown in the United States. In the order of economic importance they are vinifera, the American euvitis, and the muscadine. This bulletin sets forth in a general way the main geographic regions where these are found and makes recommendations as to the specific districts where each kind can be grown to advantage. A map of the United States showing the outlines of these 13 districts is included. A large number of varieties of grapes are described, and the importance of selecting the right ones for planting under various climatic and soil conditions is emphasized." -- p. ii
Date: 1932
Creator: Husmann, George C. (George Charles Frederick), 1861-1939

How to Control Billbugs Destructive to Cereal and Forage Crops

Description: Revised edition. "Billbugs destroy or injure corn, wheat, rye, barley, oats, timothy, blue grass, Bermuda grass, Johnson grass, rice, sugar cane, peanuts and chufa. The most conspicuous damage by the adult billbugs is done to young corn plants. The most costly damage is undoubtedly that done by the larvae or grubs in cutting the underground portions of plants, especially those grown for hay and pasture. Billbugs have only one generation yearly and are generally dependent on grass sods or wild sedges and rushes. Corn, sugarcane, chufa, and timothy probably are the only crops in which they can perpetuate themselves within the plant tissues. The other host plants admit of inside feeding only during the early part of the grub stage, after which feeding is completed among the fibrous roots. Parasites are valuable natural checks, but their work follows, rather than prevents, crop loss. Clean cultivation, especially the complete elimination of wild sedges and rushes; suitable crop rotations; summer or early fall breaking of cultivated or infested wild sods; early planting of crops menaced by billbugs; and the protection of birds, especially ground feeders, including the bobwhite and the shore birds, are efficient means of preventing crop losses from billbugs. Hand picking has occasionally resulted in effectual control of billbug outbreaks in cornfields and on special turf. Cooperate with your neighbors in active measures for destroying the billbugs." -- p. ii
Date: 1932
Creator: Satterthwait, A. F.

Making Woodlands Profitable in the Southern States

Description: Revised Edition. Report discussing farm forestry in the southern United States, which "concerns the farmer chiefly as a matter of dollars and cents. Farm forestry may be said to be the handling of forest trees and woodlands in such a manner as to increase the income and the permanent value of the farm." -- p. 1. Topics discussed include marketing timber, protecting woodlands, and making empty spaces profitable.
Date: 1932
Creator: Mattoon, Wilbur R. (Wilbur Reed), 1875-1941

Selecting a Farm

Description: Revised edition. "The wise selection of a farm is vital to the success and satisfaction of farm life. Choosing a farm often means choosing a place in which to live and work for a lifetime.... It is the purpose of this bulletin to bring some of these points to the reader's attention." -- p. 3. Topics discussed include financial resources, economic conditions, location, soil quality, farm organization, water supply, and equipment.
Date: 1932
Creator: Thomson, E. H.

Transplanting trees and shrubs.

Description: Describes the most effective ways of transplanting trees and shrubs from one environment to another, including information regarding: root protection; correct planting methods; suitable soil; and how to properly prepare plants for transplanting.
Date: 1932
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869