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Farmers' Reading Courses
Report discussing the main features of the farmers' reading courses that have become popular in several states through agricultural colleges and experiment stations. The reading courses are designed to provide farmers with a systematic approach to their work through the study of a scientifically sound and accessible textbook curriculum.
The Roundheaded Apple-Tree Borer
This report discusses the roundheaded apple-tree borer, an insect in the eastern and midwestern United States that, in its larval stage, destroys the bark and wood of apple trees. Several methods of control are discussed, including worming, paints and washes, and sprays.Apple-tree borers.
The Gipsy Moth and the Brown-Tail Moth and Their Control
"This bulletin describes briefly the seasonal history and habits of [the gypsy moth and the brown-tail moth] and suggests the best methods for their control, determined and adopted as a result of many extensive experiments." -- p. 5
Eradication of Ferns from Pasture Lands in the Eastern United States
"There are nearly 7,500 recognized species of ferns in the world, of which number over 200 are known to be native to the United States. A few species have become weed pests in this country, and it is to a discussion of the control of these weedy ferns that this bulletin is devoted. The parts of the United States in which ferns are bad weeds are, principally, (1) the hill country of the Northeastern States and the higher portions of the Appalachian Mountain region as far south as Georgia, and (2) the Pacific coast country west of the Cascade Mountains.... This publication deals only with fern eradication in the Eastern States." -- p. 1-2
Cropping Systems for New England Dairy Farms
"This paper gives the results of three years' study of the cropping systems on a number of the most successful dairy farms in New England. This study point[s] out the elements which go to make a satisfactory cropping system in that section and to make definite recommendations concerning crops to plant and the relative acreage of these crops on dairy farms." -- p. 3
How to Attract Birds in Northeastern United States
"The means of increasing the number of birds about our homes are few and simple. They comprise adequate protection and the provision of suitable nesting places, food, and water.... This bulletin [recommends] practicable methods of attracting birds about homes [in the northeastern United States]. Especial attention will be given to the value of fruit-bearing shrubs and trees." -- title page. Protection for birds, winter feeding, water supplies, and nesting boxes and birdhouses are also discussed.
The Control of the Chestnut Bark Disease
Report discussing the spread of the chestnut bark disease, including its causes, symptoms, modes of transmission, financial consequences, and the possible methods of controlling it.
Rural planning : the village.
Describes various types of planned villages and provides examples of features in such communities.
Beekeeping in the Buckwheat Region
"The production of the full honey crop from buckwheat requires a plan of apiary management quite different from that of most other beekeeping regions. A system of management is here given which will result in a full honey crop and at the same time control European foulbrood, which is so prevalent in the buckwheat region. Methods are also given which may be used in case the clovers are valuable as sources of nectar." -- p. 2
Beekeeping in the Clover Region
"Beekeeping methods suitable for the clover region are well developed but many beekeepers of this region are failing to obtain the full available honey crop because of deficiencies in their practice. A system of management is here given which will result in a full crop from these sources. The variation in the value of the clovers to the beekeeper is also discussed and the methods to be followed in bringing the clover region back to its former prominence in honey production are outlined." -- p. 2
Beekeeping in the Tulip-Tree Region
"Many thousand colonies of bees occur in the region where the tulip-tree is abundant but the honey crop from tulip-tree flowers inconsiderable. Too few beekeepers in this region have modern equipment, it is true, but the greatest loss comes from the fact that they do not care for their bees so as to have them ready to gather the abundant nectar from this early-blooming tree. In this bulletin a methods is given for the management of the apiary so that the full honey crop from this source may be obtained." -- p. 2
The Wheat Jointworm and Its Control
Revised edition. "The wheat jointworm is a very small grub which lives in stems of wheat, sucking the juices of the plant and causing a swelling in the stem. The egg from which it hatches is laid in the stem by an insect resembling a small black ant with wings. This insect attacks no other kind of plant. The injury which it does to wheat is very distinct from that caused by the Hessian fly, yet the depredations of these two insects are often confused by farmers. This paper is intended, therefore, to give a brief outline of the life history and the nature of the injury to the plant by the jointworm so that any farmer may readily recognize its work and be able to apply the measures of control herein recommended." -- p. 3-4
The Wheat Jointworm and Its Control
Revised edition. "The wheat jointworm is a very small grub which lives in stems of wheat, feeding on the juices of the plant and causing a slight swelling or distortion of the stem above the joint. The egg from which it hatches is laid in the stem by an insect resembling a small black ant with wings. This insect attacks wheat only. The injury which it causes to wheat is very distinct from that caused by the Hessian fly, yet the effects caused by these two insects are often confused by farmers." -- p. 1-2. This bulletin gives a brief outline of the life cycle and the nature of the injury to the plant by the jointworm so that any farmer may readily recognize its work and be able to apply the measures of control herein recommended.
Alsike Clover
Report discussing the distribution and cultivation of the leguminous crop alsike clover, which grows primarily in the northeastern United States. Topics discussed include soil requirements, seeding, uses, and insect enemies and diseases.
Soil Defense in the Northeast
This bulletin discusses methods of soil conservation in the northeastern United States that can prevent erosion. Soil conservation practices vary with the type of agriculture being used. In addition to general farming, conservation for dairying, orcharding, market gardening, and single-crop farming are discussed.
Peach Yellows and Peach Rosette
Report discussing the diseases afflicting the peach known as peach yellows and peach rosette, including distribution of the diseases and preventive measures. A brief appendix discusses laws passed in Connecticut and Pennsylvania which are intended to prevent the spread of the diseases.
Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 25
Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Watermelons in the North, Watermelon Culture in Georgia, Muskmelon Culture in the North, Rockyford Muskmelons, Cold Storage of Fruits, Selection of Seed Corn, Bread and Toast, Cooking Meat, Bitter Milk.
Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 36
Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Water for Table Use, Phosphates, Winter Wheat, Glutenous and Starchy Wheats, Dry Farming, Methods of Canning, Beet Molasses and Pulp, Feed Lots, Guinea Fowls, Color of Eggs, Spraying for Scale Insects, and White Pine in New England.