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The Work of the Agricultural Experiment Stations

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Better Cows for the Dairy, Fibrin in Milk, Bacteria in Milk, Silos and Silage, Alfalfa, and Field Experiments with Fertilizers.
Date: 1890
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Nostrums for Increasing the Yield of Butter

Description: Report discussing methods for increasing the final product yield in the butter making process. Farmers are urged to avoid adding the compound popularly known as "black pepsin" to their butter since investigations have proved its supposed benefits are fraudulent. A new method for making butter which produces greater product yields is introduced.
Date: 1893
Creator: Wiley, Harvey Washington, 1844-1930

Barnyard Manure

Description: Report discussing the importance and use of manure from farm animals as a fertilizer. Factors discussed include the kind of animal, its age, and diet as well as best practices for managing manure.
Date: 1894
Creator: Beal, W. H.

Foods: Nutritive Value and Cost

Description: Report discussing the nutritive value of foods for humans and common food ingredients, including suggestions for nutritious and economical diets.
Date: 1894
Creator: Atwater, W. O. (Wilbur Olin), 1844-1907

Forage Plants for the South

Description: Report discussing the findings of an experimental study of over 500 native and foreign species of grasses and other forage plants in the southern United States. The report is limited to a discussion of species that were established to hold agricultural value for hay and pastures.
Date: 1894
Creator: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927

Hog Cholera and Swine Plague

Description: Report discussing the diseases hog cholera and swine plague, which at the time resulted in annual losses of between $10 million and $25 million. Discussion focuses on methods for farmers to identify, treat, and prevent the diseases.
Date: 1894
Creator: Salmon, D. E.

Peach Yellows and Peach Rosette

Description: Report discussing the diseases afflicting the peach known as peach yellows and peach rosette, including distribution of the diseases and preventive measures. A brief appendix discusses laws passed in Connecticut and Pennsylvania which are intended to prevent the spread of the diseases.
Date: 1894
Creator: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927

Washed Soils: How to Prevent and Reclaim Them.

Description: Report discussing the problem of soil erosion, its impact on farming, and ways to prevent further erosion and reclaim affected lands.
Date: 1894
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.

The Feeding of Farm Animals

Description: Report discussing the general principles of the feeding of farm animals based on experiments and investigations as well as the observations of successful animal feeders. The discussion includes suggested rations for various animals and purposes.
Date: 1895
Creator: Allen, E. W. (Edward W.)

Peach Growing for Market

Description: Report discussing proper cultivation of a peach orchard for the novice grower. Special consideration is given to diseases commonly affecting peaches.
Date: 1895
Creator: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927

Souring of Milk and Other Changes in Milk Products

Description: Report discussing the fermentation of milk, types of bacteria found in milk, and the products of milk fermentation. Discussion contains practical instruction for the making of dairy products.
Date: 1895
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

Fowls: Care and Feeding

Description: Report discussing the proper way to raise poultry for meat and eggs with a special emphasis on appropriate types of feed. Other topics discussed include nesting, incubation, disease, and dressing and shipping.
Date: 1896
Creator: Elliott, C. G. (Charles Gleason), 1850-1926

Irrigation in Humid Climates

Description: Report discussing and promoting irrigation practices in the eastern United States, which, although its climate is humid, does not have sufficient soil moisture in drier seasons to produce a maximum crop yield.
Date: 1896
Creator: King, F. H. (Franklin Hiram), 1848-1911

Kafir Corn: Characteristics, Culture, and Uses

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of kafir corn. The U.S. Department of Agriculture had recently introduced kafir corn from South Africa as an alternative to native varieties of corn because of its drought-resistant qualities and success in semiarid portion of the United States.
Date: 1896
Creator: Georgeson, C. C. (Charles Christian), 1851-1931

Onion Culture

Description: Report discussing proper techniques for cultivating onions, particularly in large quantities. Special consideration is given to the differences between American and foreign varieties of the onion and their suitability for the market.
Date: 1896
Creator: Watts, Ralph L. (Ralph Levi), 1869-1949

Peanuts: Culture and Uses

Description: Report discussing ways to cultivate and increase the average yield per acre of peanuts. The report argues against increasing the acreage of peanut crops for the purpose of producing greater quantities of peanut oil.
Date: 1896
Creator: Handy, R. B. (Robert Breckenridge), 1858-1923

Sewage Disposal on the Farm and the Protection of Drinking Water

Description: Report discussing the proper disposal of sewage in rural areas, with special emphasis on practices which protect drinking water supplies. Methods for disposal of fecal matter include the privy, cesspool, dry-earth closet, and water-closet while liquid sewage may be disposed of in vaults or through irrigation systems. Proper disposal of kitchen scraps, ashes, and other common waste products is briefly explained. Water contamination and well construction is also discussed
Date: 1896
Creator: Smith, Theobald, 1859-1934

Asparagus Culture

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of asparagus, including its varieties, soil preparation, fertilizers, harvesting practices, canning methods, and common fungus diseases and insect enemies.
Date: 1897
Creator: Handy, R. B.

The Feeding of Farm Animals

Description: Report discussing the general principles of the feeding of farm animals based on experiments and investigations as well as the observations of successful animal feeders. The discussion includes suggested rations for various animals and purposes.
Date: 1897
Creator: Allen, E. W. (Edward W.)

Some Insects Injurious to Stored Grain

Description: Report discussing insects which commonly cause damage to grain being kept in storage. Three of these insects -- the granary weevil, rice weevil and Angoumois grain moth -- develop and live within the kernels until they reach maturity while the other insects feed on grain in both its kernel and processed forms.
Date: 1897
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929