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Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Upper Carboniferous Rocks of the Kansas Section
From introduction: This report presents the results of reconnaissances on the coal formations of the area of Kansas south of the Kansas River.
Cheese Making on the Farm
Report discussing the proper methods for making cheese on farms. Includes suggestions for making print, pot, Neufch√Ętel, English cream, French cream, and double cream cheeses.
The dairy herd: its formation and management.
A guide to the care and feeding of dairy cattle, and management of the dairy herd.
Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-1893, Vol. 1.
Index to publications "issued during the period covered by the Forty-seventh to the Fifty-second Congresses, inclusive, printed either by order of Congress, or by the several Executive Departments of the Government."--p. iii
Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-1893, Vol. 2.
Index to publications "issued during the period covered by the Forty-seventh to the Fifty-second Congresses, inclusive, printed either by order of Congress, or by the several Executive Departments of the Government."--p. iii of vol. 1
The Computation of Rations for Farm Animals by the Use of Energy Values
Report explaining the general dietary requirements of farm animals and methods for determining the food rations that will ensure that they receive necessary nutrients.
Bread and the Principles of Bread Making
Report discussing the different factors and principles behind bread making, including types of grain, yeast, dough, baking methods, chemical composition, and its nutritional values.
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.
Biological Survey of Texas
From introduction: "Report on the biological survey of Texas conducted over a number of years through collection of information and specimens. Focus on life zones and their subdivisions and on the mammals and reptiles of the state."
Revision of American Voles of the Genus Microtus
From introduction: "Synopsis of American voles based on a study of between 5,000 and 6,000 specimens from more than 800 localities."
Harmful and Beneficial Mammals of the Arid Interior, With Special Reference to the Carson and Humboldt Valleys, Nevada
"Large tracts of arid desert are now being reclaimed and converted into arable land, rich in agricultural possibilities. Crops, trees, live stock, poultry, and ditch banks in this reclaimed territory suffer from the depredations of certain mammals, and the farmers, many of whom are from remote localities, are not always able to discriminate between friends and foes; nor are they always acquainted with cheap and effective methods of destroying the noxious kinds. The report comprises a brief account of the commoner mammals of the region, with special reference to their economic status and the best means of destroying the noxious species, and has been prepared as a practical aid to the ranchmen of the arid interior." -- p. 2. Among the animal discussed are squirrels, chipmunks, various types of mice, muskrats, rats, gophers, rabbits, bobcats, desert foxes, coyotes, skunks, badgers, weasels, minks, otters, and bats.
Zinc and Lead Deposits of Northwestern Illinois
From introduction: The subject of this paper is the district of the extreme northwestern portion of Illinois, included in the upper Mississippi Valley containing zinc and lead.
Zinc and Lead Deposits of the Upper Mississippi Valley
From introduction: This report investigates the zinc and lead deposits of the Upper Mississippi Valley.
Pearl Millet
Report discussing the recently renewed interest in pearl millet as a green fodder crop. Techniques for cultivation are discussed as well as the plant's disadvantages.
Saccharine Sorghums for Forage
Report discussing the use of saccharine sorghum for forage, including classification of different varieties of sorghum, climate and soil conditions for growing, and methods of cultivations. Sorghum may be used for soiling (or green feeding), pastures, hay, fodder, and silage among other possibilities.
Milo as a Dry-Land Grain Crop
Report explaining how farmers can successfully cultivate milo ( a variety of sorghum) in the semiarid plains of the southwestern United States.
Celery
Report discussing the cultivation, storing, and marketing of celery as popular crop for home consumption in the United States.
The Home Vegetable Garden
"By means of the home garden the production of the vegetable supply for the family is directly under control, and in many cases is the only way whereby clean, fresh produce may be secured. The home vegetable garden is worthy of increased attention, and a greater number and variety of crops should be included in the garden. Suggestions are herein given as to the location of the garden, the soil and its preparation, fertilizers, seeds, and plants, with brief cultural methods for a number of the more important crops." -- p. 5-6
Okra: Its Culture and Uses
Report discussing best practices for the cultivation of okra and its potential uses in cooking, especially in soups and salads. Discussion includes soil preparation, varieties, and common insect enemies of okra.
Onion Culture
Report discussing the cultivation of onions, including Bermuda onions and green onions. Topics covered include climate and soil requirements, fertilizers, harvesting, storage and marketing.
Peanuts
Report discussing the cultivation of the peanut and its value as a forage plant and source of oil.
The Repair of Farm Equipment
Report discussing the proper care and maintenance of farm equipment, including tools necessary for repair work and shop facilities capable of repair work. Contains illustrations of tools.
Sweet Potatoes
Report discussing best practices for growing sweet potatoes, including climate and soil requirements, use of fertilizers, harvesting methods, and common diseases and insect enemies of the sweet potato.
Poultry Management
"This paper is confined entirely to the chicken industry, as it was found that to treat thoroughly all phases of poultry raising would make a bulletin of undue length, and furthermore, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowls, etc., are covered in a satisfactory manner by other publications of the Department. The bulletin has been prepared from the practical standpoint, and technicalities have been avoided as much as possible. In all respects the effort has been made to bring the discussion of methods and appliances down to date, including such subjects as dry feeding, curtain-front houses, colony houses, etc.... The methods used on some of these farms are described, and some of the houses and appliances are illustrated." -- p. 2
A Successful Southern Hay Farm
"In localities where a one-crop system has prevailed for a number of years farms which deviate from this system are of special interest, because they show what types of farming are possible in the section in which they are located. In the cotton-growing States such farms are of unusual interest for the reason that so few of them exist. Much of the hay consumed on Southern farms and plantations is shipped from the North. As a result, hay is high priced in the South. There is room for a considerable number of hay farms in that section. That such farms can be made to pay handsomely is demonstrated by the experience of the farmer who work is described in these pages. Not every hay grower can follow the methods here described. It is not necessary, however, that a farmer should feed steers for their manure, as is done on this farm, in order to be able to grow hay. While nothing else is quite equal to manure, land can be kept in good heart by plowing under an occasional green crop and then using lime and commercial fertilizers. A brief discussion of hay growing under more usual conditions on southern farms will be found at the end of this bulletin." -- p. 7. The farm discussed in this bulletin is in South Carolina.
Flax Culture
Report discussing cultivation of flax, methods for processing its fiber, and common diseases which affect it.
Comparative Value of Whole Cotton Seed and Cotton-Seed Meal in Fertilizing Cotton
Report discussing the possible uses of cottonseed meal as a fertilizer on farms, as compared to whole cottonseed from which the oil has not yet been extracted.
Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation
"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
Diversified Farming Under the Plantation System
Report promoting crop diversification and crop rotation on farms, particularly among those engaged in the plantation system.
Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1904
From letter of transmittal: The report contains fourteen papers, prepared by ten members of the geologic corps, who have been engaged in Alaskan investigations during the last year. In this report an attempt has been made to summarize the economic results of last season's field work. Geologic matter has been entirely excluded, except where it has a direct bearing on the subjects under discussion. While such a report can have no permanent value, other than as a record of mining conditions during the year, it is believed that its prompt publication will help the mining industry of Alaska.
Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1905
From introduction: This report contains papers on summaries of progress in various phases of the mining industry during the last year, preliminary accounts of investigations in progress or completed, and statements of the results of minor investigations not to be published elsewhere.
Preliminary Report on the Ketchikan Mining District, Alaska, with an Introductory Sketch of the Geology of Southeastern Alaska
From introduction: Since 1898 the United States Geological Survey has been carrying on a systematic investigation of the mineral resources of Alaska.As the northern mining districts of southeastern Alaska had already been the subject of an investigation by Dr. Becker in 1895,a and as the Ketchikan district was being rapidly developed, it was decided to spend the greater part of the short season in the Ketchikan district and in the fall to make a more hasty reconnaissance of the northern belt, in order to obtain a general familiarity with the region and, if possible, to establish some correlations. This plan was carried out, and the results of the work are embodied in the following report.
Drainage of Irrigated Lands
Report discussing "the drainage of irrigated lands which have been seriously injured or rendered wholly unproductive by the seepage of irrigation water or by the rise of alkali, or by both combined.... This report not only describes the condition of the land, the details of its draining, and the results which were obtained in particular cases, but gives carefully drawn deductions from the experiments, together with directions for draining lands which have become too wet or too alkaline under the ordinary methods of irrigation for profitable cultivation. Methods of draining are not so well established for irrigated land as for land in humid areas, which fact suggests the propriety of describing methods that have been tested in specific cases." -- p. 2
Seed of Red Clover and Its Impurities
Report discussing the importance of the use of good red clover seed and detailing possible impurities.
On the Establishment of the Thermodynamic Scale of Temperature by Means of the Constant-Pressure Thermometer
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over two different types of gas thermometry, with its main focus on the constant-pressure thermometer. The thermodynamic scale of temperature is also discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Lessons from the Grain-Rust Epidemic of 1904
Report discussing the consequences of the leaf rust (also known as grain-rust) epidemic of 1904 in the American Midwest and lessons for future crops. Topics discussed include seed selection and rust resistant varieties.
Cost of Filling Silos
Report describing the costs associated with filling a grain silo, including information about labor, machinery, supplies, crops types and conditions, and partnership arrangements among farmers.
A Profitable Tenant Dairy Farm
Report explaining how to successfully operate a tenant dairy farm by example of a 120-acre farm in southern Michigan. The farm discussed was owned by Mr. J. N. Neal and managed by Mr. Charles J. Angevine.Topics under consideration include operations contracts, cropping systems, buildings, employees, manure, equipment, and finances.
A Method of Eradicating Johnson Grass
Report discussing various methods for destroying Johnson grass. Topics discussed include the root systems of Johnson grass plants, a summary of the results of experiments to kill the grass, the importance of proper tilling practices, and crop rotation.
Notes on Explosive Mine Gases and Dusts: with Special Reference to Explosions in the Monongah, Darr, and Naomi Coal Mines
From Introduction: "The studies herein reported were begun as a part of researches undertaken by the United States Geological Survey looking to the more efficient utilization of the coal in the United States through the reduction of the waste in its extraction, and were continued as part of further researches having regard to the conversation of the fuel resources of this country and to the lessening of injuries and fatalities in coal mining."
Limestones of Southwestern Pennsylvania
From introduction: This report is a summary of the present knowledge of limestone beds in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Forest Planting and Farm Management
Report promoting and explaining the role of forest planting in farm management. Planning preparations and model prairie farm are proposed. A farm in Ohio is used as an example of successful forest planting techniques in managing a farm. In addition, types of trees and planting methods are recommended.
Selective Radiation from the Nernst Glower
Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the radiation emitted from a Nernst filament. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
The Coal Resources of the Yukon, Alaska
An examination of coal deposits along the Yukon River conducted in 1902 mostly along the river banks from Dawson, Yukon to the delta.
A Reconnaissance of the Northwestern Portion of Seward Peninsula, Alaska
From introduction: In response to an urgent demand by the public, the Geological Survey, in 1900, undertook a topographic and geologic reconnaissance of the southern half of the Seward Peninsula.( The area mapped embraced the more important gold fields of the peninsula. The topographic map made in 1900 included the drainage of Bering Sea from Cape Darby to Port Clarence, the southern drainage of Grantley Harbor and Imuruk Basin, and the northern drainage of Norton Sound. A geologic reconnaissance was also made of the York mining district and of part of the Kuzitrin drainage.
The Tin Deposits of the York Region, Alaska
From introduction: It is the purpose of this bulletin to combine the results obtained by the USGS parties that have visited the region, together with the information derived from a study of specimens of tin ores and associated minerals recently brought from the York region by outside parties.
Beans
"The member of this great family with which we have at this time to deal -- the bean -- is not so valuable from the standpoint of forage or soil renovation, but is among the most valuable members of the great group for the seed which it produces. While the seed is the most important and valuable factor, the power to gather nitrogen and to render the soil better for having been grown upon it is an important consideration and one which should not be overlooked by those interested in maintaining the nitrogen content of the soil." -- p. 6. Topics discussed include the various types of beans and the differences in cultivation between field beans and garden beans.
Cucumbers
Report discussing the cultivation of cucumbers, including for early markets and pickling. Also discussed are the use of cold frames and forcing-house cucumbers, which are grown under glass.
The Home Fruit Garden: Preparation and Care
Report instructing how to plan, design, and care for a small fruit garden. There is no discussion of specific fruits but rather an explanation of different general methods for adapting plants to the particular conditions found in small gardens.
The Propagation of Plants
Report discussing brief and practical suggestions for propagating plants from both seeds and cuttings. Layering, grafting, and budding are also discussed.