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Celery

Description: Report discussing the cultivation, storing, and marketing of celery as popular crop for home consumption in the United States.
Date: 1907
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870

Poultry Management

Description: "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
Date: 1907
Creator: Bell, George A. (George Arthur), b. 1879

A Successful Southern Hay Farm

Description: "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.
Date: 1907
Creator: Benton, Harmon

Flax Culture

Description: Report discussing cultivation of flax, methods for processing its fiber, and common diseases which affect it.
Date: 1907
Creator: Bolley, Henry Luke, 1865-1956 & Marcy, William L. (William Larned)

Cost of Filling Silos

Description: 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: Carrier, Lyman

A Profitable Tenant Dairy Farm

Description: 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: Carrier, Lyman

A Method of Eradicating Johnson Grass

Description: 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: Cates, J. S. & Spillman, W. J. (William Jasper)

Beans

Description: "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.
Date: 1907
Creator: Corbett, L. C. (Lee Cleveland), 1867-1940

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)

Evaporation of Apples

Description: "While the recent tendency in the apple industry has apparently been to centralize fruit evaporation in distinct commercial establishments having considerable capacity and requiring capital to construct and equip, there sill remain large regions in which there is a considerable surplus of fruit that is unsuitable for packing and shipping in almost every crop year.... Encouragement of evaporating, canning, cider making, and other methods of utilization therefore appears desirable, and of these evaporating is the one that is most applicable at present to a wide range of conditions, and therefore of most importance to the average farmer." -- p. 2. Types of evaporators, methods of preparing and drying fruit, and the marketing and packing of apples are discussed.
Date: 1907
Creator: Gould, H. P.

Harvesting and Storing Corn

Description: "The production of a large crop is of course the subject of most importance in corn growing, but there is need of much care and labor in harvesting and storing the crop after it is produced in order to obtain its maximum value." -- p. 7. Topics discussed include silos, times and methods of cutting, shocking, husking, use of machines, and different storage practices.
Date: 1907
Creator: Hartley, C. P.

Dodder in Relation to Farm Seeds

Description: "Dodder, on account of its parasitic nature, is the most dangerous weed in alfalfa and clover fields, and also often affects flax. On account of the large quantity of low-grade seed containing dodder imported from Europe and the prevalence of dodder in the alfalfa-growing regions of the West, its seed is becoming more and more common in commercial seeds. In this paper an attempt has been made to point out the dangerous character of the various kinds of dodder and to give practical suggestions for the eradication of dodder from infested areas." -- p. 2
Date: 1907
Creator: Hillman, F. H.

Farm Practice in the Columbia Basin Uplands

Description: "The principle objects in undertaking this study [of farming practices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho] were (1) to ascertain what methods of tillage are in actual use by the farmers of the region, together with the relative merits of the different methods, and (2) to determine, if possible, the localities and conditions under which each of the leading varieties of wheat succeeds best." -- p. 7
Date: 1907
Creator: Hunter, Byron, b. 1869

Use of Fruit as Food

Description: "The present bulletin...constitutes a summary of available data on the composition, food value, and place in the diet of fresh and preserved fruits of different sorts, particularly the fruits of temperate regions which are commonly grown in the United States." -- p. 3.
Date: 1907
Creator: Langworthy, C. F. (Charles Ford), 1864-1932

The Use of Alcohol and Gasoline in Farm Engines

Description: "Owing to the fact that there are not on the American market any engines designed especially for alcohol, the experiments so far made have been with alcohol in the gasoline and kerosene engines familiar to the American market. The purpose of these experiments is twofold: (1) To determine what can be done with alcohol in the existing engines, and (2) to learn what changes in the mechanism of the engines are necessary to secure the highest efficiency in the use of alcohol as a fuel. ...It has seemed best to publish as a Farmers' Bulletin the essential facts brought out by the experiments made, with some popular matter on the use of gas engines for farm purposes, leaving the details and the more technical results of the tests to be published later, and such publication is therefore recommended." -- p. 2
Date: 1907
Creator: Lucke, Charles Edward, 1876-1951 & Woodward, Sherman M. (Sherman Melville), b. 1871

Home-Grown Tea

Description: "This paper...was prepared in order to meet a considerable demand for information [in the United States] on the methods of growing tea in small home gardens and utilizing it for drinking purposes." -- p. 3. Topics discussed include climate and soil requirements for tea, cultivation practices, harvesting, and curing methods for black tea, sun tea, and green tea.
Date: 1907
Creator: Mitchell, George F.