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Ponds for Wildlife
"The first purpose of this bulletin is to show how farmers and ranchers may protect their ponds from sedimentation, soil erosion, and water loss through the use of vegetation suitable as food and shelter for wildlife; the second is to give some information on the management of wildlife in farm ponds. Unless otherwise stated, the information contained in this bulletin pertains to the water area, or pond proper, and the pond area, or the land immediately adjacent to the pond and ordinarily contained within a fence." -- p. ii
The Turnip Aphid in the Southern States and Methods for Its Control
"The turnip aphid is one of the most destructive and widely distributed pests of turnip, mustard, radish, and related crops in the United States. It causes heavy losses to growers of these crops every year, especially in the Southern States. Dust mixtures containing derris, cube, or nicotine, and sprays containing derris or cube, will control the turnip aphid when applied properly. The first application of insecticides should be made when the plants are very small, and additional applications should be made at intervals of 7 to 14 days up to the time of harvest. To provide for effective application of insecticides, the seed of susceptible crops should be planted in drills, with the rows spaced uniformly apart. The following cultural practices aid in the successful production of crops exposed to turnip aphid attack: (1) A well-prepared, fertile seedbed to produce thrifty and rapidly growing plants, (2) planting the seed in drills to permit cultivation, (3) harvesting early to shorten the period of exposure to infestation, (4) destroying crop remnants to eliminate a common sources of infestation to succeeding crops, and (5) applying a nitrogenous fertilizer to stimulate plant growth." -- p. ii
Feeding Horses
Revised edition. "This bulletin explains the computation of rations for horses, suggests certain feed combinations which approximately meet the needs of horses under differing conditions, and reviews such factors of feeding as tend to make the horse more efficient." -- p. ii
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.
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.
Clearing land of brush and stumps.
Discusses methods and equipment for removing and disposing of brush and tree stumps from farm land in preparation for plowing.
Pocket-gopher control.
Describes the characteristics of the pocket gopher, the damage it can cause to farm crops, and methods of control.
Tobacco cutworms and their control.
Describes the life cycle of the cutworm, the damage it causes to tobacco crops, and methods for control.
Strawberry Culture: Western United States
Revised edition. "This bulletin applies both to the western portions of the United States in which ordinary farm crops are grown largely under irrigation and to western Oregon and Washington where irrigation is not essential for strawberry production but may be profitable. It describes methods practiced in the more important commercial strawberry-growing districts of the West; it aims to aid those persons familiar only with local and perhaps unsatisfactory methods, as well as inexperienced prospective growers. The fundamental principles of the irrigation of strawberries are substantially the same as those of irrigating other crops. Details must necessarily be governed largely by the character of the crop grown. Because strawberries in the humid areas frequently suffer from drought, which causes heavy losses in the developing fruit, the information may prove helpful to many growers in those areas who could install irrigation systems at small expense. This bulletin gives information on soils and their preparation, different training systems, propagation, planting, culture, the leading varieties, harvesting, shipping, and utilization." -- p. ii
Establishing Cranberry Fields.
Describes the requirements for growing cranberries and provides instructions for establishing cranberry fields.
Diseases of strawberries.
Describes the multitude of diseases that afflict strawberries, and methods of controlling them.
Diseases of raspberries and blackberries.
Describes the characteristics of diseases that infect raspberries and blackberries as well as their respective treatments.
Brucellosis of Cattle (Bang's Disease, Infectious Abortion)
This bulletin discusses the infectious disease common in cattle called brucellosis (also known as Bang's disease), which causes abortion. The causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of the disease are discussed as well as various treatments, prevention and control measures, and attempts at eradication.
Bacterial Wilt of Corn
This bulletin discusses bacterial wilt, which is a destructive disease of corn and is particularly destructive to sweet corn. It describes the causes and symptoms of the disease, methods of transmission, the effect of weather, and control measures.
The treatment of American foulbrood.
Describes the threat that American foulbrood can cause to bee colonies, and the steps beekeepers can take to treat the disease.
Making vinegar in the home and on the farm.
A guide to making vinegar at home. Includes a description of the materials used and the process, as well as the federal regulations governing the manufacture and sale of vinegar in 1936.
Dairy-herd-improvement associations, and stories the records tell.
Describes the history and functions of farm dairy-herd-improvement associations; provides steps for starting a new dairy-herd-improvement association.
Foundations for Farm Buildings
This bulletin discusses different ways of constructing the foundations of farm buildings. "The following general recommendations point out common errors and are intended to assist farmers to provide suitable foundations for ordinary farm structures except where unusual soil conditions are found. The foundation of a farm building may consist of (1) continuous walls, (2) a series of piers either built in place or precast, (3) a combination of walls and piers, (4) a concrete slab laid on the ground, (5) wood posts, or (6) wood sills. The essential features necessary for the successful use of the various types are discussed under the above headings; also the thickness of walls and dimensions of piers for medium-sized structures other than heavy storages are suggested. Requirements for cellar walls are given on pages 18-21. It is necessary that foundation footings be made wide enough to support the structure on the kind of soil to be built on. The characteristics and bearing power of various soils are given on p. 3. The general method of calculating the weight on footings is given on pages 38-44. It can be used where buildings are heavy or are of a different character from those described under Types of Foundations." -- p. 1
Soybean hay and seed production.
Describes efficient methods for soybean hay and seed production enabled by newly improved farm equipment in the early 20th century.
Beef-cattle production in the range area.
Describes methods for successfully breeding and raising beef cattle in the range area of the western United States.
Determining the age of farm animals by their teeth.
A guide to determining the approximate age of livestock by observing the apparent development and wear of their teeth.
The what and how of hybrid corn.
Describes the process of creating hybrid corn on the farm; provides reasons for the hybridization of corn.
Toward Soil Security on the Northern Great Plains
"This bulletin deals with soil and water conservation problems which relate to agriculture of the northern Great Plains [of the United States]." -- p. i. "The major portion of this bulletin, beginning on page 18, is devoted to a discussion of the controls and cures for land misuse. These suggested practices, in the main, represent the methods of control that are now being used in the several demonstration areas of the Soil Conservation Service. The use of these practices in a few specific demonstration areas is included in the section beginning on page 47. The last section (p. 76) points out a democratic procedure whereby landowners and operators may effect a more appropriate use of the land through soil conservation districts." -- p. 2
Practical hog houses.
Details the methods of construction of farrowing houses; includes the two main types: the box-type house and the A-type house.
Sheep-killing dogs.
Describes the problems posed by sheep-killing dogs and their habits. Discusses control methods, including dog-proof fencing and law enforcement. Provides suggestions for uniform state dog laws, and a summary of existing state dog laws.
The peach borer: how to prevent or lessen its ravages.
Describes the life cycle of the peach borer and suggests methods for reducing damage caused by it.
Home canning of fruits, vegetables and meats.
Describes the equipment needed, and the necessary steps to successfully can meats, vegetables, and fruits.
Control of sugar-beet nematode by crop rotation.
Summarizes the results of several years of field investigations of the sugar-beet nematode. Describes its life cycle, host plants, causes of infestation, and methods of control.
Reducing losses from tree diseases in eastern forests and farm woodlands.
Describes diseases and other problems affecting trees in farm woodlands of the eastern United States. Provides suggested methods of disease control.
Rose diseases : their causes and control.
Describes diseases of both the stems and leaves of rose plants and methods for controlling them.
The Angora goat.
Describes the characteristics, benefits, and uses of the Angora goat. Discusses methods of managing goats on the range.