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The Fowl Tick and How Premises May Be Freed from It

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970

The Pear and How to Grow It

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: Brackett, G. B. (Gustavus Benson), 1827-1915

The Durum Wheats

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: Clark, J. Allen (Jacob Allen), b. 1888 & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-

Collection and Preservation of Plant Material for Use in the Study of Agriculture

Description: 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
Date: 1923
Creator: Derr, H. B. (Harry Benjamin), b. 1867 & Lane, C. H.

Destroy the Common Barberry

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: E. C. (Elvin Charles) Stakman, 1885-1979

Root-Knot: Its Cause and Control

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: Godfrey, G. H. (George Harold), b. 1888

Producing Family and Farm Supplies on the Cotton Farm

Description: 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
Date: 1923
Creator: Goodrich, C. L. (Charles Landon)

Good proportions in the diet.

Description: Provides advice for planning meals and buying the appropriate amount of food for a family that does active, but not hard muscular work.
Date: 1923
Creator: Hunt, Caroline Louisa, 1865-1927.

Hog Lice and Hog Mange: Methods of Control and Eradication.

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: Imes, Marion

Quackgrass

Description: "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
Date: 1923
Creator: Kephart, L. W. (Leonard Wheeler), 1892-

Economic Value of North American Skunks

Description: "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
Date: 1923
Creator: Lantz, David E. (David Ernest)

Brahman (Zebu) Cattle

Description: "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
Date: 1923
Creator: Parr, V. V. (Virgil Verser), 1888-

Beef-Cattle Barns

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: Sheets, E. W. (Earl Wooddell), 1886- & Kelley, M. A. R. (Manley Alexander Raymond), 1888-1943

Judging Beef Cattle

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: Thompson, E. H.

Country Hides and Skins: Skinning, Curing, and Marketing

Description: 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
Date: 1923
Creator: Whalin, Charles Vivion, 1876-; Frey, R. W. (Ralph Wylie), b. 1889; Veitch, F. P. (Fletcher Pearre), 1868-1943 & Hickman, Richard W. (Richard West), 1852-1926

The Making and Feeding of Silage

Description: 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.
Date: 1923
Creator: Woodward, T. E. (Thompson Elwyn); Rommel, George M. (George McCullough); Sheets, E. W.; McNulty, J. B. & Marshall, F. R.