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Beans, peas, and other legumes as food.

Description: 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.
Date: November 15, 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.

California Oak Worm

Description: "The live oak and the valley oak, which are characteristic of the landscape of central California, often are stripped of their leaves by a dark-striped worm which is the young stage of a light-brown moth. Besides stripping the trees of their leaves and making the owner think that they are dead, the worm crawls on lawns, walks, fences, and into houses, swimming pools, etc., becoming a general nuisance.... This bulletin describes and illustrates the worm and its work, tells about its habits and natural enemies, and explains the methods of control." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Burke, H. E. (Harry Eugene), 1878-1963 & F. B. (Frank Barnes) Herbert, 1890-

The Potato-Tuber Moth

Description: Report discussing damage to potatoes caused by the potato-tuber moth and methods for controlling it. Methods discussed include crop destruction, crop rotation, and fumigation.
Date: 1913
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

Prickly Pear as Stock Feed

Description: Report discussing the importance of the prickly pear cactus as an emergency food source for cattle during times of severe drought. Although the plant typically has inedible spines, spineless varieties do exist, and it is recommended that farmers cultivate prickly pear for use during droughts.
Date: 1920
Creator: Griffiths, David, 1867-1935

The Bean Ladybird and Its Control

Description: "The bean crop of the Southwest suffers severe injury from the bean ladybird, which sometimes ruins entire crops. It is restricted to beans for food and attacks all kind. Both beetles and their larvae devour all parts of a plant -- leaves, flowers, and pods -- but the chief injury is to the foliage. This pest can be controlled in small areas by hand-picking the overwintered beetles and by brushing the larvae or young from the plants during hot, dry weather. On a larger scale it may be controlled by spraying with arsenite of zinc, arsenate of lead, or arsenate of lime. Clean cultivation should be practiced and early and late planting." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

Cranberry harvesting and handling.

Description: Recommends methods of harvesting, handling, storing, and packing cranberries in preparation for market. Discusses the function of cooperative cranberry organizations in relation to sales and prices.
Date: April 1924
Creator: Franklin, Henry J. (Henry James), 1883-1958; Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889- & Malde, O. G. (Ole Gustav), 1880-

Sewing machines: cleaning and adjusting.

Description: A guide to cleaning and oiling an electric or treadle sewing machine. The guide also includes information on operating, adjusting, and troubleshooting the machine. The table of contents is located at the end of the guide, beginning on page 24.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Holbrook, Helen S. & Krewatch, Albert V.

Diseases and insects of garden vegetables.

Description: Describes a wide variety of insect pests and diseases of vegetables, their characteristics, and the steps farmers can take to prevent, control, and treat these threats.
Date: 1940
Creator: Gilbert, William W. (William Williams), b. 1880.; Popenoe, C. H. (Charles Holcomb), 1884-1933. & Caffrey, D. J.