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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: 1927
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970

Strawberry Varieties in the United States

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin is intended as an aid to both commercial and amateur strawberry growers in the selection of varieties best-suited to their needs and conditions." -- p. ii. Topics discussed include the distribution of varieties, the special purposes for different varieties, and new varieties. Includes a list of varieties.
Date: 1927
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-

Forage Crops and Their Culture in Northern Nebraska and the Dakotas

Description: "This bulletin deals with those cultivated forage crops that seem of greatest promise for the dry-farming districts of northern Nebraska and the Dakotas west of the ninety-eighth meridian. Frequent crop failures in the more arid portions of these States result from a low annual precipitation, the irregularity of its amount and distribution during the growing season, and high evaporation. Under conditions of extreme drought, cultivated crops can seldom be economically substituted for native vegetation, and the utilization of such lands for grazing and the cutting of wild hay is most generally advisable. Greater forage production on the better lands may be effected by growing certain cultivated legumes, grasses, and roots." -- p. ii.
Date: 1927
Creator: Garver, Samuel

Rabbit Skins for Fur

Description: "With the disappearance of many of the fine-pelted wild fur bearers from certain parts of the United States, the use of rabbit skins is steadily increasing. Aided by modern processes, American fur dressers and dyers have become so expert in changing the colors and appearances of furs that in many instances the pelt of the rabbit, under a variety of trade names, is replacing many that are more attractive and costly.... Methods of handling rabbit skins, from the time the pelt is removed until it reaches the raw-fur market or is tanned for home use, are described in this bulletin." -- p. ii
Date: 1927
Creator: Green, D. Monroe

Handling and Loading Southern New Potatoes

Description: Revised edition. This bulletin discusses methods for handling, loading, and transporting southern new potatoes in the United States. It explains the importance of grading potatoes, removing bruised and diseased potatoes from the crop before transport, and loading cars properly. Potatoes may be loaded into cars in barrels, sacks, and crates, but hampers should not be used.
Date: 1927
Creator: Grimes, A. M.

Dry-Farming: Methods and Practices in Wheat Growing in the Columbia and Snake River Basins

Description: "This bulletin deals with the dry-farming methods practiced on grain farms in the Pacific Northwest, where the rainfall is less than 15 to 18 inches annually, but it also contains advice helpful to all farmers of that region who practice summer fallowing. Its purpose is to show the possibility of increasing crop yields in the dry-farming areas by using improved methods and to discuss the practices which have been found most advantageous. ...The highest yields have been secured by plowing in the early spring and giving enough cultivation after plowing to keep the weeds well under control. The purposes of summer fallowing and details of the methods by which it is accomplished are given, and the application of these methods to the cultivation of "blow" soils and "nonblow" soils. Methods are suggested for preventing and stopping the blowing of soils. Attention is given to the saving of man labor by the use of large power units, methods of seeding winter and spring wheat are outlined, and suggestions are made for maintaining the organic matter in the soil." -- p. ii
Date: 1927
Creator: Hunter, Byron, b. 1869

Cattle Scab and Methods of Control and Eradication

Description: Revised edition. "Cattle scab can be eradicated by dipping or spraying, but dipping is the better method of treatment. Lime-sulphur dips, nicotine dips, and crude-petroleum dips are efficacious. Methods of preparing and using these dips are described and the intervals between dippings and the conditions under which the various dips may safely be used for the different kinds of scab are discussed. Also, plans of cattle-dipping plants and directions for building vats and dipping cattle are given." -- p. 2
Date: 1927
Creator: Imes, Marion

Buckwheat

Description: Report discussing best practices for cultivating the grain crop buckwheat. Topics discussed include soil preparation, fertilizers, varieties, sowing, harvesting, insect enemies, and its many uses.
Date: 1927
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882

Propagation of Game Birds

Description: "Success in the propagation of game birds has been enjoyed in the United States by individuals, by sportsmen's organizations, and by State game departments. There have been failures, of course, but methods that assure success are known. These are treated concisely in this bulletin.... Developed methods need only be carried out with energy and intelligence to produce satisfactory results. Raising game birds may be made profitable, since the demand exceeds the supply of adult birds for breeding, of both young and and adults for restocking, and of eggs for distribution to farmers and shooting clubs." -- p. ii. Among the birds discussed are pheasants, quail, partridges, grouse, turkeys, ducks, geese, and swans.
Date: 1927
Creator: McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962

Determining the Age of Cattle by the Teeth

Description: Revised edition. This bulletin provides simple guidelines and illustrations for determining the age of cattle by examining their teeth.
Date: 1927
Creator: Pope, George W. (George Whitfield), 1867-