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Stored-Grain Pests

Description: "Most of the damage done by insects to grain in storage and shipments is due to four species. These are the granary weevil, the rice or black weevil, the lesser grain borer or Australian weevil, and the Angoumois grain moth. Others of the 40 species or groups of species described in this bulletin can cause great damage to grain if storage conditions are unusually favorable for their increase.... These four pests live throughout their larval life entirely within the kernel, where they feed unseen, usually unsuspected.... The other pests discussed, with few exceptions, are 'surface feeders.'" -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Back, E. A. (Ernest Adna), 1886- & Cotton, R. T.

The City Home Garden

Description: Revised edition. "Fresh vegetables for an average family may be grown upon a large back yard or city lot.... Thousands of acres of idle land that may be used for gardens are still available within the boundaries of our large cities. Some of the problems that confront the city gardener are more difficult than those connected with the farm garden, and it is the object of this bulletin to discuss these problems from a practical standpoint." -- p. 2. Soil preparation, tools, seeding, watering, diseases and pests, and space issues are all discussed and brief descriptions of several vegetables are given.
Date: 1922
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870

Harvesting and Storing Ice on the Farm

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing methods and places for collecting and storing ice on farms. Discussion focuses on construction and preparation of ice houses.
Date: 1922
Creator: Bowen, John T.

The Red-Necked Raspberry Cane-Borer

Description: "A 'flat-headed,' milk-white borer, the larva or young of a small, slender, black beetle with bronze-red head and coppery red or golden thorax ('neck'), causes a reduction in the crops of raspberry, blackberry, and dewberry in the eastern half of the United States by its injury to the canes. The beetle, also, does some injury by feeding on the leaves of the plants. This insect may be controlled by cutting out the infested canes in the fall or winter, or in early spring before the beetles have emerged from them, and promptly burning the cuttings. Cooperation in the observance of this measure, including the same precautions on wild plants, for successive years, is highly desirable." -- p. ii
Date: 1922
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

The Hard Red Winter Wheats

Description: This bulletin discusses the classes and varieties of hard red winter wheats and the areas in which they are successfully grown. Among the varieties discussed are Turkey, Kharkof, Kanred, Blackhull, Minturki, and Baeska.
Date: 1922
Creator: Clark, J. Allen (Jacob Allen), b. 1888 & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-

Cost of Using Horses on Corn-Belt Farms

Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to present information on the cost of using horses in the Corn Belt that will acquaint the farmer with the extent of this yearly expense and suggest methods by which this time may be reduced on many farms." -- p. 1.
Date: 1922
Creator: Cooper, M. R. (Martin Reese), b. 1887 & Williams, J. O.

Currants and Gooseberries

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin gives information with regard to the essential features of currant and gooseberry culture, indicates the regions in which these plants may be grown, and points out certain restrictions on their culture due to insect pests and diseases.... The reader will find helpful suggestions regarding the selection of varieties of currants and gooseberries for planting, as well as recipes for making some widely popular fruit products." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-

Growing Beef on the Farm

Description: Revised edition. "This publication is intended to give in a general way the practices which successful breeders and feeders of beef cattle have found most profitable and which experiments have proved to be most reliable." -- p. 3. Practices discussed include herd management, rationing, feeding equipment, and the use of hogs.
Date: 1922
Creator: Farley, Frank W. (Frank Webster), b. 1888

The Production of Cigar-Leaf Tobacco in Pennsylvania

Description: Revised edition. Report describing the production of tobacco in Pennsylvania, specifically cigar-leaf tobacco. Topics discussed include soil requirements, different planting methods, harvesting practices, curing and handling processes, and diseases and insect enemies of the tobacco plant.
Date: 1922
Creator: Frear, William, 1860-1922 & Hibshman, E. K.

The Chinch Bug and Its Control

Description: This bulletin discusses the chinch bug, an insect which destroys corn, wheat, oats, and forage sorghums in the United States. The chinch bug's life cycle and habits are discussed as well as conditions favorable to chinch bug outbreads and control measures.
Date: 1922
Creator: Horton, J. R. & Satterthwait, A. F.

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: 1922
Creator: Imes, Marion

The Soft Red Winter Wheats

Description: "At least 66 distinct varieties of soft red winter wheat, known by nearly 400 different names, are grown commercially in the United States, and additional varieties are grown experimentally. These varieties differ widely in yield, adaptation, milling and baking value, and other characteristics. The most widely grown varieties in the United States in order of importance are Fultz, Fulcaster, Mediterranean, Poole, Red May, Red Wave, and Harvest Queen. The area of each of these varieties in 1919 varied from about 4,800,000 acres to about 1,000,000 acres." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882 & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-

Making Woodlands Profitable in the Southern States

Description: Revised Edition. Report discussing farm forestry in the southern United States, which "concerns the farmer chiefly as a matter of dollars and cents. Farm forestry may be said to be the handling of forest trees and woodlands in such a manner as to increase the income and the permanent value of the farm." -- p. 3. Topics discussed include marketing timber, protecting woodlands, and making empty spaces profitable.
Date: 1922
Creator: Mattoon, Wilbur R. (Wilbur Reed), 1875-1941

What Libraries Learned from the War.

Description: Pamphlet containing lessons learned by librarians during their service in World War I. Topics covered include how men were not influenced by books or libraries, that libraries must be organized, and that libraries could be used to foster the understanding of world problems.
Date: January 1922
Creator: Milam, Carl Hastings, 1884-1963

Diseases of Watermelons

Description: This bulletin discusses diseases which commonly afflict watermelons, including wilt, root-knot, gummy stem blight, ground-rot, anthracnose, stem-end rot, and diseases which primarily develop during transport to markets. Disease control measures are also discussed.
Date: 1922
Creator: Orton, W. A. (William Allen), 1877-1930 & Meier, F. C.

Beekeeping in the Buckwheat Region

Description: "The production of the full honey crop from buckwheat requires a plan of apiary management quite different from that of most other beekeeping regions. A system of management is here given which will result in a full honey crop and at the same time control European foulbrood, which is so prevalent in the buckwheat region. Methods are also given which may be used in case the clovers are valuable as sources of nectar." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Beekeeping in the Clover Region

Description: "Beekeeping methods suitable for the clover region are well developed but many beekeepers of this region are failing to obtain the full available honey crop because of deficiencies in their practice. A system of management is here given which will result in a full crop from these sources. The variation in the value of the clovers to the beekeeper is also discussed and the methods to be followed in bringing the clover region back to its former prominence in honey production are outlined." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Beekeeping in the Tulip-Tree Region

Description: "Many thousand colonies of bees occur in the region where the tulip-tree is abundant but the honey crop from tulip-tree flowers inconsiderable. Too few beekeepers in this region have modern equipment, it is true, but the greatest loss comes from the fact that they do not care for their bees so as to have them ready to gather the abundant nectar from this early-blooming tree. In this bulletin a methods is given for the management of the apiary so that the full honey crop from this source may be obtained." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

The Preparation of Bees for Outdoor Wintering

Description: Revised edition. "One of the most vital parts of the beekeeper's work is the preparation of bees for outdoor wintering. No other phase of beekeeping has so direct an influence on the honey crop of the following season. The apiary should be located in a protected place and the colonies should not be moved at the time of packing. Directions are given in this bulletin for the proper arrangement of the apiary to prevent confusion due to the shifting of hives. The amount and character of the packing materials and the most economical type of packing cases are discussed. A schedule of dates for packing and unpacking the hives is presented for all parts of the United States, and the amount and character of winter stores are indicated. It is important that none of the factors of good wintering be omitted, and several tests are given so that the beekeeper may determine whether his bees are wintering properly." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Phillips, Everett Franklin, 1878-1951 & Demuth, Geo. S. (George S.)

Green Manuring

Description: "Green manuring means turning under suitable crops to enrich the soil. Such crops may be turned under green or when ripe. Green manuring adds organic matter and, directly or indirectly, nitrogen to the soil. Leguminous crops are most desirable for green manuring, since they add to the soil nitrogen gathered from the air in addition to the organic matter which they carry. Besides the nitrogen in the legumes turned under, an additional supply of nitrogen is fixed in the soil by the action of bacteria, using the carbon in the organic matter as a source of energy. Turning under an entire crop is advised only when the soil is poor and for the purpose of starting a rotation. Turning under catch crops or winter-grown green crops is an economical and successful method of supplying nitrogen." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver), 1867-1926 & Pieters, A. J.

The More Important Apple Insects

Description: "In the present bulletin an attempt has been made to acquaint the fruit grower with the general distribution, description, life history, and control of the apple insects with which he is likely to be troubled. The orchardist would do well to study carefully the insects causing important injury, in order that remedial measures may be intelligently applied." -- p. 3
Date: 1922
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958 & Siegler, E. H. (Edouard Horace), 1888-

Production of Late or Main Crop Potatoes.

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing best practices for maximizing crop yields for late or main-crop potatoes. Topics discussed include soil requirements and preparation, fertilizers, varieties, spraying practices, harvesting, and storage.
Date: 1922
Creator: Stuart, William, 1865-1951

The Sugar-Beet Nematode in the Western States

Description: "The sugar-beet nematode is one of the most serious of the beet pests. It appears to have been imported with some shipments of beet seed many years ago. It has been found widely scattered in four of the western sugar-beet States and probably exists in other States where beets have been grown for several years. The sugar-beet nematode is the cause of a great deal of loss to the beet grower through reduction of his tonnage, and of a corresponding amount of loss to the sugar producer through reduction of the output of sugar. This bulletin treats of the nature and distribution of the sugar-beet nematode, indicates the most probable means by which this pest is spread, and suggests preventive measures and practical means of control." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Thorne, Gerald, 1890-1975 & Giddings, L. A.

Rhodes Grass

Description: Revised edition. "Rhodes grass was introduced from southern Africa in 1902, and has proved of value for cultivation in the warmer parts of the United States, being grown more largely in Florida and Texas than elsewhere.... It makes a heavy yield of hay of excellent quality, as the stems are slender, tender, and very leafy. The hay is cured easily and is relished by all kinds of live stock.... This bulletin mentions the soil preferences of this grass and gives the methods of seeding and after-treatment employed as well as handling the hay and pasturing and seed saving." -- p. 2
Date: 1922
Creator: Tracy, S. M. (Samuel Mills), 1847-1920