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The Cotton Bollworm: Some Observations and Results of Field Experiments in 1904

Description: Report discussing the cotton bollworm, which is very destructive to the cotton plant, especially in the Southwestern states in the Cotton Belt of the United States. Contains reports on fieldwork conducted at two stations in Texas and a discussion of effective and ineffective methods of control.
Date: 1905
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958 & Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970

Texas or Tick Fever and Its Prevention

Description: Report discussing the disease tick fever (also known as Texas fever) and its destructive effects on cattle. Topics discussed include the life cycle of the tick which transmits the disease, symptoms of the disease, and methods of treatment and prevention.
Date: 1906
Creator: Mohler, John R. (John Robbins), b. 1875

A Successful Alabama Diversification Farm

Description: "In this bulletin is given the record of a 65-acre hog farm in the black prairie region of Alabama. The method of farming described is applicable to the entire area in which corn, alfalfa, and Bermuda grass can be grown. This area includes the black lands of Texas, the river bottoms of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and the alluvial soils generally in all the Southern States.... The primary object in the work of this farm was to demonstrate that hog farming is practicable in this territory, and three years' experience has led us to the conclusion that the production of alfalfa hay in this region can also be made highly profitable.... The system of farming established on the diversification farm at Uniontown, Alabama, was planned with the special view of increasing the fertility of the soil and reducing the cost of tillage by doing away with hillside ditches and adopting improved methods of cultivation." -- p. 5
Date: 1907
Creator: Crosby, M. A.; Duggar, J. F. (John Frederick), 1868- & Spillman, W. J. (William Jasper)

Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation

Description: "This paper is an account of the progress made in three years in changing a run-down cotton plantation into a profitable stock and hay farm. The results obtained from the use of cowpeas and other leguminous crops in restoring the fertility of the land have exceeded the expectations of those in charge of the work." -- p. 5
Date: 1908
Creator: Brodie, D. A. (David Arthur), b. 1868

Demonstration Work in Cooperation with Southern Farmers

Description: Report discussing the efforts of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work, which consists of "(1) the demonstration of improved methods of agriculture in the weevil-infected districts [...] and (2) the extension of the same principles to other Southern States beyond the range of weevil infestation." (p. 6) Congress created the organization in 1904 to assist with relief efforts.
Date: 1908
Creator: Knapp, Seaman Ashahel, 1833-1911

Demonstration Work on Southern Farms

Description: Report discussing the origination and purpose of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work. The agency is primarily tasked with developing methods to control the spread of the Mexican cotton boll weevil, but it researches cultivation techniques for other crops as well, particularly corn and cowpea. This report summarizes the agency's preliminary findings.
Date: 1910
Creator: Knapp, S. A.

Winter Oats for the South

Description: "The growing of winter grains is an important part of the diversification of crops in the South. Winter oats is one of the best of the winter grains for general use, but under ordinary methods of culture the crop frequently winterkills or returns unsatisfactory yields. Methods are described in this bulletin by which the loss from winterkilling may be largely obviated and the yields materially increased." -- p. 2
Date: 1911
Creator: Warburton, C. W. (Clyde William), 1879-1950

Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910: Part 1. -- Analyses

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.

Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910 Part 2. Descriptions of Samples

Description: From Introduction: "This volume contains the descriptions of the samples whose analyses are published in the preceding volume, Part I of this bulletin. The descriptions have been compiled from the notebooks of the persons who collected the samples, have been condensed from accounts given in published reports of the United States Geological Survey, or have furnished by the collection themselves. Inasmuch as the descriptions represent the work of many persons during a period of six years, and inasmuch as they were recorded under widely differing conditions, they necessarily vary in fullness detail."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.

An Example of Intensive Farming in the Cotton Belt

Description: "This paper is descriptive of the improvement of an area of poor land by growing ordinary field crops under a system of farm management which aims at the incorporation of liberal amounts of organic matter in the soil as the chief factor in maintaining fertility and increased crop yields -- a practice which can not be too frequently brought to the attention of farmers. This system has produced greater returns to the farmer who practices it than any other system in use in his locality and will serve as an object lesson to many small farmers in all parts of the country." -- p. 2
Date: 1913
Creator: Crosby, M. A.

Beef Production in the South

Description: Report giving an overview of methods for raising cattle in the southern United States. There are special discussions of cattle feed, methods for fattening cattle, and the different breeds of cattle adapted to the region.
Date: 1914
Creator: Ward, W. F. (William Francis) & Gray, Dan T. (Daniel Thomas), 1878-

The Roundheaded Apple-Tree Borer

Description: 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.
Date: 1915
Creator: Brooks, Fred E.

Strawberry Growing in the South

Description: This report discusses strawberry cultivation in the southern United States, especially with regard to field location, soil and climate requirements, fertilizers, harvesting, varieties, and strawberry by-products
Date: 1915
Creator: Thompson, H. C. (Homer Columbus), b. 1885

Grain Farming in the Corn Belt with Live Stock as a Side Line

Description: "This bulletin is written to suggest to the corn-belt farmer of the Middle West -- especially the farmer whose soil has been run down by continuous grain farming -- some ways of coordinating and 'cashing in' the scientific advice offered him in hundreds of bulletins already published.... Briefly, these are the conclusions reached by our most successful corn-belt farmer and agricultural experts: To make a money-maker of a farm that has become a losing proposition through steady grain farming you must in addition to raising standard grain crops -- (1) Grow legumes, (2) Raise live stock as a side line, (3) Keep accounts of receipts and expenditures, (4) Mix horse sense with scientific agriculture, (5) Try to secure enough capital to enable you to farm right, (6) Stick to whatever policy you adopt long enough to try it out, and (7) Confer with your County Agent and make a careful study of the bulletins of the United States Department of Agriculture." -- p. 1-3.
Date: 1916
Creator: Vrooman, Carl Schurz, 1872-1966

The Bollworm or Corn Earworm

Description: "Cotton bollworm, corn earworm, tomato fruitworm, and false budworm of tobacco are common names applied to one and the same insect when it is found attacking these various crops. In fact the insect is a very general feeder, attacking many wild plants as well as garden vegetables, alfalfa, cowpeas, and the crops indicated above. The bollworm, or corn earworm as it is most widely known, occurs as a pest in practically all parts of the United States." -- p. 3. This bulletin discusses the life cycle of the insect, its distribution, and measures for its control.
Date: 1917
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970

Marketing Live Stock in the South: Suggestions for Improvement

Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to place before southern farmers [in the United States] who produce stock in small lots and who are experiencing difficulty in marketing their livestock the more important local marketing plans which have been found successful in certain communities and which are practicable under southern conditions." -- p. 3. Topics include cooperative livestock shipping, marketing clubs and associations, and market demands.
Date: 1917
Creator: Doty, S. W.