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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.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Culture of the sugar beet.

Description: Answers to the most frequently asked questions about growing sugar beets, based on inquiries received by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the late 19th century. Discusses climate, beet varieties, soil preparation, harvesting, and siloing. Includes detailed descriptions of tools used and the costs involved in beet farming and sugar production.
Date: 1891
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

Treatment of smuts of oats and wheat.

Description: Describes the different types of smuts affecting oats and wheat, and methods for their control.
Date: 1892
Creator: Swingle, Walter T. (Walter Tennyson), 1871-1952
Item Type: Book

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Cranberry culture.

Description: A guide to cranberry culture, including soil selection and preparation, planting, draining, flooding, fertilizing, and pest and disease control.
Date: 1894
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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.
Item Type: Pamphlet

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
Item Type: Pamphlet

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.)
Item Type: Pamphlet

Fertilizers for cotton.

Description: Presents the results of experiments conducted on the farms of the South Carolina Experiment Station and provides recommendations for preventing excessive or wasteful use of commercial fertilizers in cotton farming.
Date: 1895
Creator: McBryde, J. M.
Item Type: Book