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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

Cattle Ranges of the Southwest: A History of the Exhaustion of the Pasturage and Suggestions for Its Restoration

Description: Report giving "a history of the exhaustion of the pasturage of central Texas, with suggestions for its restoration. The general features of the country are described; the early conditions of the ranges and the causes which have led to their deterioration are graphically portrayed. The obstacles in the way of the improvement of the ranges and how the value of the stock ranges may be renewed are topics discussed in detail. The report closes with brief descriptions of a few other of the most important native grasses and forage plants which may be utilized in improving the pasturage or increasing the production of forage." -- p. 2.
Date: 1898
Creator: Bentley, H. L. (Henry Lewis)

Cassava

Description: Report discussing the potential for cassava cultivation in the Gulf Coast States of the United States. Topics discussed include soil requirements, fertilizers, common diseases, harvesting, crop yields, and marketing.
Date: 1903
Creator: Hunter, W. D. (Walter David), 1875-1925

The Cotton Bollworm: Some Observations and Results of Field Experiments in 1904

Description: Report discussing the cotton bollworm, which is very destructive to the cotton plant, especially in the Southwestern states in the Cotton Belt of the United States. Contains reports on fieldwork conducted at two stations in Texas and a discussion of effective and ineffective methods of control.
Date: 1905
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958 & Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 31

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Root Systems of Plants, Fertilizers for Asparagus, Mushroom Culture, Onions in the Southwest, Ether Forcing of Rhubarb, Noodles, Condimental Feeds, Beef vs. Dairy Type for Beef Production, Feeding Skim-Milk Calves, Animal Food for Ducks, Milk from Diseases Cows, Cider Vinegar.
Date: 1905
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

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

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 35

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Use of Commercial Fertilizers, Weight of Lime per Bushel, Spreading Lime, Soil Sterilization, Weights per Bushel of Seeds, Disease Resistant Crops, Corn Billibugs and Root-Louse, Asparagus Rust and Its Control, Alfalfa Meal as a Feeding Stuff, Singed Cacti as Forage, Cattle Feeding in the South, Milk Fever, Nail Wounds in Horses' Feet, and Use of a Cheap Canning Outfit.
Date: 1906
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

Texas or Tick Fever and Its Prevention

Description: Report discussing the disease tick fever (also known as Texas fever) and its destructive effects on cattle. Topics discussed include the life cycle of the tick which transmits the disease, symptoms of the disease, and methods of treatment and prevention.
Date: 1906
Creator: Mohler, John R. (John Robbins), b. 1875

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 39

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Improvements in Peach Growing, Mulberries, Alfalfa in the Eastern States, Oat Culture in the South, Improvement of Grass Land, Succotash as a Soiling Crop, Tankage and Bone Meal for Hogs, Grinding Corn for Hogs, Dips as Lice Killers, Digestibility of Fish and Poultry, Honey Vinegar, and the Farm Woodlot.
Date: 1907
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.

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)

Cowpeas

Description: "The cowpea is the most valuable legume for the Southern States and its use would be much more extensive were it not for the relatively high price of the seed, most of which is still picked by hand. Particular attention is therefore given to the matter of harvesting seed by machinery now in very successful use in several communities. These methods are so far perfected that the cowpea seed crop should receive much greater attention in favorable localities." -- p. 5. This bulletin also discusses the use of cowpeas for hay, seed mixtures of cowpeas and other crops, the nutritional value of cowpeas in animal feeds, growing practices, and the several different varieties of cowpea.
Date: 1908
Creator: Nielsen, H. T. (Harold T.)

Demonstration Work in Cooperation with Southern Farmers

Description: Report discussing the efforts of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work, which consists of "(1) the demonstration of improved methods of agriculture in the weevil-infected districts [...] and (2) the extension of the same principles to other Southern States beyond the range of weevil infestation." (p. 6) Congress created the organization in 1904 to assist with relief efforts.
Date: 1908
Creator: Knapp, Seaman Ashahel, 1833-1911

Loan of Tents to National Convention of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, At Dallas, Tex., Report

Description: Report of the Committee on Military Affairs detailing the opinions and recommendations of the Committee on the proposed House joint resolution 155 authorizing the Secretary of War to loan certain tents for use at the national convention of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks to be held at Dallas, Texas. It includes endorsements from the Department of War on the proposed legislation.
Date: 1908~
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs

The Dairy Industry in the South

Description: Report discussing the state of dairy farming in the southern United States and efforts to improve upon common practices on the farm and for distribution.
Date: 1909
Creator: Rawl, B. H. (Bernard Hazelius), 1876-1924; Stuart, Duncan, 1874-1930 & Whitaker, George M. (George Mason), 1851-1912