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Peanuts

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of the peanut and its value as a forage plant and source of oil.
Date: 1909
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Item Type: Pamphlet

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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)
Item Type: Pamphlet

Building Up a Run-Down Cotton Plantation

Description: "This paper is an account of the progress made in three years in changing a run-down cotton plantation into a profitable stock and hay farm. The results obtained from the use of cowpeas and other leguminous crops in restoring the fertility of the land have exceeded the expectations of those in charge of the work." -- p. 5
Date: 1908
Creator: Brodie, D. A. (David Arthur), b. 1868
Item Type: Pamphlet

Diversified Farming Under the Plantation System

Description: Report promoting crop diversification and crop rotation on farms, particularly among those engaged in the plantation system.
Date: 1907
Creator: Brodie, D. A. (David Arthur), b. 1868 & McClelland, C. K. (Chalmer Kirk), 1877-1956
Item Type: Pamphlet

Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1904

Description: From letter of transmittal: The report contains fourteen papers, prepared by ten members of the geologic corps, who have been engaged in Alaskan investigations during the last year. In this report an attempt has been made to summarize the economic results of last season's field work. Geologic matter has been entirely excluded, except where it has a direct bearing on the subjects under discussion. While such a report can have no permanent value, other than as a record of mining conditions during the year, it is believed that its prompt publication will help the mining industry of Alaska.
Date: 1905
Creator: Brooks, Alfred H.
Item Type: Report

Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1905

Description: From introduction: This report contains papers on summaries of progress in various phases of the mining industry during the last year, preliminary accounts of investigations in progress or completed, and statements of the results of minor investigations not to be published elsewhere.
Date: 1905
Creator: Brooks, Alfred H.
Item Type: Report

Preliminary Report on the Ketchikan Mining District, Alaska, with an Introductory Sketch of the Geology of Southeastern Alaska

Description: From introduction: Since 1898 the United States Geological Survey has been carrying on a systematic investigation of the mineral resources of Alaska.As the northern mining districts of southeastern Alaska had already been the subject of an investigation by Dr. Becker in 1895,a and as the Ketchikan district was being rapidly developed, it was decided to spend the greater part of the short season in the Ketchikan district and in the fall to make a more hasty reconnaissance of the northern belt, in order to obtain a general familiarity with the region and, if possible, to establish some correlations. This plan was carried out, and the results of the work are embodied in the following report.
Date: 1902
Creator: Brooks, Alfred Hulse
Item Type: Report

Drainage of Irrigated Lands

Description: Report discussing "the drainage of irrigated lands which have been seriously injured or rendered wholly unproductive by the seepage of irrigation water or by the rise of alkali, or by both combined.... This report not only describes the condition of the land, the details of its draining, and the results which were obtained in particular cases, but gives carefully drawn deductions from the experiments, together with directions for draining lands which have become too wet or too alkaline under the ordinary methods of irrigation for profitable cultivation. Methods of draining are not so well established for irrigated land as for land in humid areas, which fact suggests the propriety of describing methods that have been tested in specific cases." -- p. 2
Date: 1909
Creator: Brown, Charles F.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Lessons from the Grain-Rust Epidemic of 1904

Description: Report discussing the consequences of the leaf rust (also known as grain-rust) epidemic of 1904 in the American Midwest and lessons for future crops. Topics discussed include seed selection and rust resistant varieties.
Date: 1905
Creator: Carleton, Mark Alfred, 1866-1925
Item Type: Pamphlet

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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)
Item Type: Pamphlet

Notes on Explosive Mine Gases and Dusts: with Special Reference to Explosions in the Monongah, Darr, and Naomi Coal Mines

Description: From Introduction: "The studies herein reported were begun as a part of researches undertaken by the United States Geological Survey looking to the more efficient utilization of the coal in the United States through the reduction of the waste in its extraction, and were continued as part of further researches having regard to the conversation of the fuel resources of this country and to the lessening of injuries and fatalities in coal mining."
Date: 1909
Creator: Chamberlin, Rollin Thomas
Item Type: Report

Forest Planting and Farm Management

Description: Report promoting and explaining the role of forest planting in farm management. Planning preparations and model prairie farm are proposed. A farm in Ohio is used as an example of successful forest planting techniques in managing a farm. In addition, types of trees and planting methods are recommended.
Date: 1905
Creator: Clothier, George L. (George Lemon)
Item Type: Pamphlet

Selective Radiation from the Nernst Glower

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the radiation emitted from a Nernst filament. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1908
Creator: Coblentz, W. W.
Item Type: Report