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Sugar as food.
Discusses the sources of sugar, its uses, and its chemical composition.
Beans, peas, and other legumes as food.
Describes several varieties of beans, peas, and other legumes. Discusses the composition and digestibility of legumes such as beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts. Discusses several different ways to prepare them for use in foods or other products.
Barnyard Manure.
Describes the benefits of more economical management of organic farm resources, namely barnyard manure. Discusses the management and application of methods for using fertilizers on the farm.
Commercial fertilizers : composition and use.
Describes different types of commercial fertilizers, their agricultural benefits, and indications for their use.
The Brown-Tail Moth and How to Control It
Report discussing the recent introduction of the European brown-tail moth into the Americas, its life cycle, and its possible impact on plant life, and methods to control it.
Care of milk on the farm.
Discusses the problem of bacterial contamination of milk. Describes best practices for sanitary production and handling of milk on the farm.
The Cattle Tick in Its Relation to Southern Agriculture
Report discussing the problems posed to cattle raising in the southern United States by the cattle tick (also known as the Texas fever tick). The report details the economic losses caused by tick infestation and explains the importance of eradication.
Cereal Breakfast Foods
Report discussing the preparation, nutritional value, and digestibility of grains commonly used as breakfast cereals.
Citrus Fruit Growing in the Gulf States
Report discussing best practices for cultivating a citrus orchard. Discussion includes possible grove sites, varieties of citrus trees, fertilizers, methods of cold protection, and nursery cultivation.
The Control of the Codling Moth and Apple Scab
Report discussing "the two principal enemies of the apple [...] the chief insect enemy, the codling moth, and the principal fungous disease, the apple scab.... The remedial treatment for both of these is of such a nature that the applications can be combined at a lessening of nearly one-half the cost of time and labor. The bulletin includes a brief but plain statement of the nature of the codling moth and the means of controlling it, followed by a similar portion relating to apple scab, and concluding with the combined directions for spraying, and a spray calendar." -- p. 3
Report discussing the cultivation of cucumbers, including for early markets and pickling. Also discussed are the use of cold frames and forcing-house cucumbers, which are grown under glass.
An Example of Model Farming
Report explaining how to successfully manage a farm by example of a small 15-acre farm in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. The farm discussed was owned by Rev. J. D. Detrich, and topics under consideration include soil improvement, systematic management, employees, animal feed, manure, and hay.
Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 33
Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Handling Seed Corn; Adaptation of Seed Corn; Effect of Root Nodules on Composition of Crops; Fumigation of Nursery Stock; Cooking Quality of Potatoes; Food Value of Cottage Cheese Rice, Peas, and Bacon; Methods of Feeding Poultry; Extermination of Cattle Ticks; and Covered Yards for Cows.
Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 34
Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: American Sugar-Beet Seed, Stimulants for Seeds, Profits from Spraying Potatoes, Winter-Injured Fruit Trees, Durum Wheat, Fertility of Eggs, Indoor Versus Outdoor Feeding of Steers, Roughage for Steers, Cheap Dairy Rations, and Cottonseed Meal for Hogs.
Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 35
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.
Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 36
Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Water for Table Use, Phosphates, Winter Wheat, Glutenous and Starchy Wheats, Dry Farming, Methods of Canning, Beet Molasses and Pulp, Feed Lots, Guinea Fowls, Color of Eggs, Spraying for Scale Insects, and White Pine in New England.
Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 37
Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Breeding Corn, Buckwheat, Sugar Beets on Alkali Soils, Alfilaria as a Forage Plant, Apple Bitter Rot, Grass Mulch for Orchards, Hardiness of Young Fruit Trees, Protecting Cows from Flies, Effect of Silage on Milk, and Cold Storage of Cheese.
Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 38
Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Loss of Nitrogen from Soils, Manure as Affected by Food, Continuous Corn Culture, Pasturing Wheat, Storage of Sweet Potatoes, Rotting of Potatoes in Storage, Hog Cots, the Disinfection of Stables, the Effect of Horsetail Weeds on Horses, Treatment of Calf Scours, Preserving Eggs, Wheat Bran, Testing Individual Cows, Clean Milk, Cleanliness in the Dairy, Grading Cream, and Paraffin in Dairying.
Facts about milk.
Describes methods for the sanitary production and transport of milk.
The farmer's interest in good seed.
Discusses the importantance of high quality seeds when farming, and how to secure good seed. Presents the results of tests of seven different types of seeds.
Forage-Crop Practices in Western Oregon and Western Washington
Report discussing best practices for growing forage plants with special emphasis given to the usefulness of legumes as soil renovators. The report gives thorough descriptions of the most common of these plants.
Fungicides and Their Use in Preventing Diseases of Fruits
"The object of this bulletin is to give the principal formulas for fungicides, together with a brief description of their method of preparation, and a summary of the principal diseases of fruits for which satisfactory remedies have been found. Most, though not all, of these remedies consist of spraying." -- p. 5
Games Laws for 1906: A Summary of the Provisions Relating to Seasons, Shipment, Sale, and Licenses
Report presenting information on the game laws effective in the United States and Canada for 1906, with special emphasis on federal laws and provisions governing interstate commerce. The report is not a comprehensive overview of state game laws.
The Germination of Seed Corn
Report discussing "the importance of testing the vitality of individual ears of corn which are intended for seed, and [showing] how such tests may easily be made by every farmer in his own home." -- p. 2
The Home Vegetable Garden
"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
Describes the anatomy and characteristics of a horse's foot and hoof. Discusses proper shoeing methods, with the intention of helping horse owners avoid the consequences of improper shoeing.
Importation of Game Birds and Eggs for Propagation.
Provides information and statistics regarding various species of game birds and eggs brought into the United States since the passing of the Lacey Act (1900) and the Egg Act (1902).
Industrial Alcohol: Sources and Manufacture
This bulletin "is devoted to the description of the sources from which industrial alcohol may be made and the methods of [its] manufacture." -- p. 2. Topics discussed include legislation concerning denatured alcohol, agricultural sources of industrial alcohol, the yield and composition of alcohol-producing crops, alcohol by-products, and the manufacturing process for alcohol.
Industrial Alcohol: Uses and Statistics
"It is important that the farmer should have a general idea of the uses to which industrial alcohol (usually denatured) may be devoted. While this information is not necessary for the production of the raw materials, it is nevertheless valuable in indicating the particular lines of industrial development which may be promoted by free alcohol in the arts as related to the welfare of agriculture. The technical uses of alcohol are extremely numerous, and no attempt will be made to give them all, but only to mention those which are of the greatest importance." -- p. 5. Topics include the use of alcohol for heating and illumination in stoves and lamps, as fuel for motors, as a product in farm operations, and as a drink. Statistics on alcohol production in the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany are included at the end.
Irrigation in fruit growing.
Discusses various methods and options for irrigation of orchards.
Management of Soils to Conserve MOisture, With Special Reference to Semiarid Conditions
Report discussing methods for conserving water in soils of semiarid regions. Topics discussed include drainage, plowing practices, climate conditions in semiarid regions, irrigation, dry farming, and crops best suited to semiarid regions.
Maple Sugar and Syrup
Report discussing the evolution of the maple syrup industry to its present state with special attention given to the modern manufacturing process of maple sugar and syrup.
Marketing Live Stock.
A guide to buying and selling practices in livestock markets, domestic and foreign. Includes an overview of stock transport methods.
Modern Conveniences for the Farm Home
Report describing and promoting indoor plumbing for homes as well as different options for sewage and waste disposal, including earth closets. Heating systems for the home are also discussed.
Pineapple Growing.
A guide to pineapple farming, including planting, gathering, disease control, shipping, and selling.
Practical Information for Beginners in Irrigation
Report describing the basic essentials of irrigation, including construction of ditches, land preparation, irrigation practices for different crops, including alfalfa, grain, potatoes, fruit trees, and smaller fruits and vegetables.
Preparation of Vegetables for the Table
Report discussing the nutritional value and chemical structure of vegetables, general principles for cooking vegetables, and common ways to prepare popular vegetables for meals. A few recipes are included.
The Prevention of Stinking Smut of Wheat and Loose Smut of Oats
Report discussing the parasitic wheat disease stinking smut (also known as common bunt) and proven methods for treatment and prevention.
The principal insects affecting the tobacco plant.
Describes various insect pests affecting tobacco crops. Also warns of possible future risks from foreign insects.
Renovation of Worn-Out Soils
Report discussing methods for improving soil fertility with humus, stable manure, and green manures.
Saccharine Sorghums for Forage
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.
Seed of Red Clover and Its Impurities
Report discussing the importance of the use of good red clover seed and detailing possible impurities.
Soil Fertility
Report of an address given before the Rich Neck Farmers' Club, of Queen Anne County, Maryland about methods ordinary farmers can use to improve the soil fertility of their lands.
Some essentials in beef production.
A guide to the selection of beef cattle for breeding and fattening.
A Successful Hog and Seed-Corn Farm
Report describing a system of management on a successful hog and seed corn farm in Illinois. Topics discussed include shelters, watering devices, types of feed, farm labor, and expect financial results.
Texas or Tick Fever and Its Prevention
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.
Three insect enemies of shade trees.
Describes some major pests of shade trees, the damage they cause, and methods of control. Discusses efforts to control shade-tree insects in cities and towns.
Turkeys : standard varieties and management.
A guide to raising and selling domestic turkeys.