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Carpet beetles and their control.
Describes the characteristics of carpet beetles and methods for their control.
Clothes Moths and Their Control.
Describes different types of clothes moths, the damage they can cause to textiles in the home, and methods for control.
The Fowl Tick and How Premises May Be Freed from It
Revised edition. Report discussing the fowl tick, which commonly affects chickens but also other poultry. Topics discussed include fowl tick distribution, effects of tick attacks or infections, life cycle, and methods of combating the tick.
Control of the Common Mealybug on Citrus in California.
Describes the mealybug, the damage it causes to citrus fruits in California, and methods of control.
The Pear and How to Grow It
Revised bulletin. Report discussing the best methods for growing pears. Topics discussed include propagation, orchard location, fertilizers, selecting trees for an orchard, pruning, common diseases and pests, and harvesting.
Controlling the gipsy moth and the brown-tail moth.
Describes the characteristics of the gypsy moth and browntail moth, the damage they cause, and methods of control.
The Striped Cucumber Beetle and How to Control It.
Describes the characteristics of the striped cucumber beetle, the damage it can cause to plants, and methods for controlling it.
The Durum Wheats
Report discussing the different varieties of durum wheat, their various uses, and areas to which they are best adapted. Among the varieties discussed are Kubanka, Arnautka, Mindum, Buford, Acme, Monad, Marouani, Pentad, and Peliss.
Collection and Preservation of Plant Material for Use in the Study of Agriculture
Revised edition. "The purpose of this bulletin is to suggest methods of collecting, preparing, mounting, and preserving plant specimens of various sorts which can be used by teachers of agriculture. To instructors in agriculture who have had special training along these lines, doubtless many of the suggestions here given will seem superfluous; but there are many teachers who are called upon to teach agriculture who have not had such training, and who will doubtless welcome specific information as to how to prepare the materials needed for illustration and demonstration purposes in the classroom." -- title page
Destroy the Common Barberry
Revised edition. Report discussing the importance of eradicating the common barberry bush in order to prevent the spread of the disease black stem rust to wheat, oats, barley, rye, and wild grasses. Farmers are advised to dig up all common barberry bushes; however, Japanese barberry bushes are harmless and can remain, or farmers may even replace common barberry bushes with Japanese barberry bushes.
Marketing the Early-Potato Crop.
A guide to selling in the early-potato market, with an emphasis on proper shipping methods to prevent loss.
Diseases of poultry.
Describes symptoms, treatments, and prevention methods for numerous diseases and parasites afflicting poultry.
Root-Knot: Its Cause and Control
Report discussing the common plant parasite known as root knot, which is among the most destructive and important of plant diseases. In addition to discussion of the types of plants susceptible to root knot and methods by which the parasite spreads, control and prevention measures are described. "Once established in a field, this pest can be eradicated only by starving it to death by planting for two or three years crops not subject to infection, such as the large and small grains, a few of the leguminous crops, and special resistant varieties of others that have been developed by years of selection and breeding." -- p. ii.
Producing Family and Farm Supplies on the Cotton Farm
Revised edition. "Home production of supplies offers the Southern farm family an easy way to reduce the cost of living. Because of the long growing season, and the short, mild winters of the Cotton Belt, garden vegetables may be grown there in abundance throughout the year with little labor and at trifling expense. Necessary livestock products and feeds for farm animals can be produced on the farm much more cheaply than they can be bought. This bulletin suggests ways in which southern farmers may make the most of opportunities for the home production of commodities that otherwise would necessitate cash outlay." -- p. 2
The Yellow-Fever Mosquito.
Describes the yellow-fever mosquito, its geographical distribution, the origins and history of yellow fever, and methods of mosquito control.
Good proportions in the diet.
Provides advice for planning meals and buying the appropriate amount of food for a family that does active, but not hard muscular work.
The Boll-Weevil Problem.
Describes the characteristics of the boll weevil, the damage it causes to cotton crops of the southeastern United States, and methods of control.
Hog Lice and Hog Mange: Methods of Control and Eradication.
Revised edition. Report discussing lice and mange, two external parasites which commonly affect hogs. Infected hogs may experience irritation, arrested growth, lack of vitality, and have an increased risk of death. Both diseases are discussed in details along with potential remedies. Treatments include hand applications, spraying, hog oilers, medicated hog wallows, and dipping.
Cotton-dusting machinery.
A guide to selecting farm machinery for dusting cotton crops.
Quackgrass
"Quackgrass or witchgrass is a creeping perennial grass, related to common wheat, and one of the most widely distributed and destructive weeds in the North Temperate Zone.... Quackgrass can rarely be exterminated on large areas, but it can be brought under reasonable control. The best plan is to allow it to form a sod and then plow it in midsummer during dry hot weather. Attacking the weed in wet weather or in the spring when the rootstocks are growing vigorously is almost a waste of time. After plowing, the field should be harrowed frequently until winter and the following year planted with a cultivated crop. A smother crop may follow the cultivated crop. On small areas quackgrass can be eradicated by hand digging, smothering with tar paper, spraying with chemicals, or by other means. Quackgrass makes good hay, pasturage, silage, and lawns and often can be utilized more economically than it can be destroyed." -- p. 2
Economic Value of North American Skunks
"Among fur animals [the skunk] is second in importance in the United States, the muskrat alone exceeding it in total value of fur produced. Skunk are kept and reared easily in captivity, and under intelligent management may become a source of profit, although thus far those who have made money in raising them have sold the animals chiefly for breeding purposes. Further experiment will be required to decide whether they can be made profitable as fur producers in captivity.... This bulletin discusses the habits and economic importance of the skunk, and furnishes ample instructions to those who desire to raise the animals in inclosures." -- p. 2
Laws Relating to Fur Animals for the Season 1923-24.
Discusses regulations for the trapping of fur animals during the 1923-1924 season.
Polish and poulard wheats.
Describes the characteristics of Polish and poulard wheats, which because of their size and appearance are often sold under false claims. Warns U.S. farmers against growing them because they produce low yields and are of little commercial value in the U.S.
Tobacco hornworm insecticide: recommendations for use of powdered arsenate of lead in dark-tobacco district.
Describes methods for the use of arsenate of lead to control the tobacco hornworm and prevent damage to crops.
Dahlias for the Home.
Discusses the appeal of dahlias; describes the different varieties and how to grow them successfully at home.
Rural Planning: The Social Aspects.
Describes the trend toward establishing planned recreation areas in rural communities, and the economic and social benefits they provide to farmers.
Brahman (Zebu) Cattle
"The development of numerous herds of Brahman cattle in sections of the Gulf coast, particularly in Texas, has attracted much interest to these animals. While they lack many of the desirable characteristics found in the beef breeds commonly raised in the United states, Brahman cattle appear to have other qualities which make them worthy of consideration for certain regions. They are especially adaptable for portions of the country having a hot climate, droughts, and where cattle pests are troublesome. Brahmans have been raised under conditions which have given them unusual resistance against such adverse surroundings. They are worthy of study and consideration, both from the standpoint of a distinct breed and as a factor in general cattle-breeding operations." -- p. 1
The Corn Earworm: Its Ravages on Field Corn and Suggestions for Control.
Describes the life cycle of the European corn earworm, the damage it causes to corn and other crops, and methods of control.
Beef Production in the Cotton Belt.
Contains information on methods of producing beef in the cotton-growing states.
Beef-Cattle Barns
Report giving instructions for designing and building barns for cattle. Considerations include the location, size, arrangement, and ventilation of barns. Different barn designs are provided.
Marketing Main-Crop Potatoes.
A guide to effective marketing and pricing practices for main-crop potatoes. Includes a detailed explanation of price-tracking methods which can be used to forecast the market season. Describes best practices for selling in various types of markets.
How to Get Rid of Rats.
Describes methods of eliminating a rat infestation in terms of food sources, poisons, trapping, and rat proofing. Also describes the natural enemies and diseases of rats, and the benefits of community cooperation in their control.
Standard varieties of chickens : [Part] 1. The American class.
Describes several different types of the American class of chicken breeds.
Seed Potatoes and How to Produce Them.
Describes methods for producing high quality seed potatoes in the United States.
Judging Beef Cattle
Revised edition. Report discussing how buyers of beef cattle can determine the value of cattle offered in public sales. Topics discussed include parts of the carcass and classification systems used in judging cattle. Includes a suggested scorecard.
Motor trucks on Corn-Belt farms.
Describes the benefits of using motor trucks on farms in the Corn Belt, based on a survey of farmers in that region who own trucks. Discusses profitability, efficiency, and compares the use of trucks to the use of horses.
Lamb and Mutton and Their Use in the Diet.
Suggests ways to prepare lamb and mutton for the table and of combining them with other ingredients of suitable flavor.
Milk and Its Uses in the Home.
A consumer guide to buying, storing, and using milk.
Home canning of fruits and vegetables.
A guide to home canning. Includes instructions for canning a variety of fruits and fruit juices, vegetables and soups, and meats and meat dishes.
The strawberry rootworm as an enemy of the greenhouse rose.
Describes the characteristics of the strawberry root-worm, the damage it causes to roses, and methods of control.
Country Hides and Skins: Skinning, Curing, and Marketing
Revised edition. "This bulletin shows how farmers, ranchmen, and country or town butchers may produce hides and skins of better quality. It gives detailed directions for skinning the animals and for salting, curing, and handling the hides and skins, with suggestions for more advantageous marketing, to the end that both the producer of hides and the user of leather may be benefited." -- p. 2
Fumigation of Citrus Trees for Control of Insect Pests.
Describes methods for fumigating citrus trees in order to control scale insects and other pests.
The Making and Feeding of Silage
Revised edition. Report discussing the use of silos for storing feed for livestock, with special attention to silage for dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, and sheep. Topics discussed include crops for silage, preparing crops for storage, and storage practices.