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Farmers' Reading Courses

Description: 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.
Date: 1900
Creator: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954

Biological Survey of Texas

Description: 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."
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Bailey, Vernon

Harmful and Beneficial Mammals of the Arid Interior, With Special Reference to the Carson and Humboldt Valleys, Nevada

Description: "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.
Date: 1908
Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Pearl Millet

Description: 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.
Date: 1903
Creator: Ball, Carleton R. (Carleton Roy), 1873-1958

Saccharine Sorghums for Forage

Description: 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.
Date: 1906
Creator: Ball, Carleton R. (Carleton Roy), 1873-1958

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

The Home Vegetable Garden

Description: "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
Date: 1906
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870

Okra: Its Culture and Uses

Description: 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.
Date: 1905
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870

Onion Culture

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of onions, including Bermuda onions and green onions. Topics covered include climate and soil requirements, fertilizers, harvesting, storage and marketing.
Date: 1909
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870

The Repair of Farm Equipment

Description: 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.
Date: 1909
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870

Sweet Potatoes

Description: 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.
Date: 1908
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