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Culture of sorgo.
Discusses sorgo culture and syrup manufacturing. Provides information on characteristics and varieties, diseases, and insects affecting stored sorgo.
Reducing losses from tree diseases in eastern forests and farm woodlands.
Describes diseases and other problems affecting trees in farm woodlands of the eastern United States. Provides suggested methods of disease control.
Ordnance maintenance : 155-mm gun motor carriage M40 and 8 in. howitzer motor carriage M43 hull and suspension.
Contains a description of procedures for "inspection and repair, and necessary disassembly and assembly of hull and track suspension group." This information pertains only to 155-mm gun motor carriage and the 8-inch howitzer motor carriage.
NLRB, the first 50 years : the story of the National Labor Relations Board, 1935-1985.
Describes the history of U.S. labor policy and the activities of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board during its first 50 years, from 1935 to 1985.
The principal insect enemies of growing wheat.
Describes several insect pests affecting wheat crops, and how to control them.
Earth roads.
Discusses earth roads, and methods of drainage that are essential to maintaining them.
The Angora goat.
A guide to the care and housing of Angora goat herds. Includes a description of the goat and its uses.
Insect and fungous enemies of the grape.
Describes the characteristics of a variety of insects and diseases that threaten grapes, and methods of control.
Care and improvement of the farm woods.
Describes methods for maintaining and improving woodland areas on the farm.
Dairying in the South.
A guide to dairy farming for new farmers in the South, for the purpose of improving the quality of their products.
Soil and water conservation in the Pacific Northwest.
Describes types of erosion and methods for preventing the erosion of soil by water and wind.
Modernizing farmhouses.
Describes methods for updating farmhouses with modern conveniences.
Lubricating-oil sprays for use on dormant fruit trees.
Provides instructions for the preparation, storage, and use of lubricating-oil emulsions for orchard spraying.
The use of logs and poles in farm construction.
Explains methods for choosing logs and using them in the construction of buildings on the farm.
Butter making on the farm.
Describes the steps used to make butter on the farm, including creaming, churning, coloring, salting, and working the butter.
The peach twig-borer : an important enemy of stone fruits.
Describes the European twig-borer, its life cycle, and methods for its control.
The grain smuts : how they are caused and how to prevent them.
Discusses the types of smut that affect cereal crops. Provides instructions for treating seed to increase crop production.
Milk as food.
Describes the composition of milk. Investigates the nutritive values and digestibility of milk and milk products in 19th century terms.
Potato diseases and their treatment.
Describes the diseases which affect potato crops, and methods for control.
Good roads for farmers.
Provides an overview of the best practices, costs, and recommended equipment for rural road building and maintenance. Describes the construction of earth roads, sand roads, sawdust or bark roads, corduroy roads, hard roads, gravel roads, shell roads, and stone roads.
Culture of the sugar beet.
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.
The rape plant: its history, culture, and uses.
Describes the history, culture, and uses of the rape plant. Discusses the need for increased production of the plant in the United States.
Cranberry culture.
A guide to cranberry culture, including soil selection and preparation, planting, draining, flooding, fertilizing, and pest and disease control.
Flax for seed and fiber in the United States.
Describes recommended practices for growing flax for both seed and fiber, with emphasis on improving the production and use of flax straw for fiber.
Tomato growing.
Discusses tomato growing in detail, including cultivation, pest control, and greenhouse growing. Includes a guide to growing tomatoes for canneries.
Tomatoes as a truck crop.
Describes how to plant, cultivate, harvest, and transport tomatoes to be sold at market.
The European corn borer and its control.
Describes the characteristics of the European corn borer and the damage it can cause to plants in the United States.
Forestry for farmers.
A guide to planting and maintaining small timber tracts or wood lots on farmlands.
A guide to growing and using alfalfa on the farm. Includes recommendations for different regions of the United States.
Turkeys : standard varieties and management.
A guide to raising and selling domestic turkeys.
Usefulness of the American toad.
Describes the beneficial characteristics of the toad.
Bee keeping.
Discusses beekeeping in detail. Precautions against stinging and swarming are provided, along with information on types of bees, how to obtain honey and wax, and the risks of loss due to diseases and pests.
Facts about milk.
Describes methods for the sanitary production and transport of milk.
Fungous diseases of the grape and their treatment.
Discusses four of the most destructive fungous disease affecting grapes, and methods for control.
Storage of sweetpotatoes.
Desribes the requirements for proper storage of sweet potatoes. Includes instructions for building a storage house or converting an existing building for use as a storage house.
Clearing land of brush and stumps.
Discusses methods and equipment for removing and disposing of brush and tree stumps from farm land in preparation for plowing.
Provides instructions for the propagation, culture, and shipping of strawberries. Includes a discussion of forcing for winter fruit and a list of varieties suited for various geographical areas of the United States.
The manuring of cotton.
Describes experiments in manuring cotton, the yield and profit of cotton crops when properly fertilized, and best practices in fertilizer application.
Treatment of smuts of oats and wheat.
Describes the different types of smuts affecting oats and wheat, and methods for their control.
Sheep feeding.
Discusses in brief the feeding of breeding ewes, lambs, and rams for the market.
Making American cheese on the farm.
Discusses the nutritional value of homemade cheese. Describes the conditions favorable to cheesemaking. Provides instructions for making cheese on the farm for home consumption.
Grape diseases on the Pacific Coast.
Describes three major diseases affecting grapes in California and other Pacific Coast states, and ways to prevent them.
Eggs and their uses as food.
A summary of the research and data available at the turn of the 20th century, regarding the production of eggs, their composition, and their use as food.
Practical suggestions for farm buildings.
Contains simple instructions for building modest but comfortable farm houses that can be expanded.
Principles of nutrition and nutritive value of food.
Discusses the general principles of nutrition. Includes the results of studies carried out by the Department of Experiment Stations.
Poultry raising on the farm.
A guide for the poultry breeder. Discusses bird varieties, care and housing, feeding, and the advantages of farm poultry raising.
Discusses varieties of foreign and native salt-bushes, how they are grown, and their value as drought-resistant plants for livestock forage.
Household tests for the detection of oleomargarine and renovated butter.
A consumer guide explaining the differences between "genuine" butter, margarine, and renovated butter. Provides instructions for tests which can be conducted at home to distinguish the three types of products.
The Mexican cotton-boll weevil.
Describes the life cycle of the cotton boll weevil, the damage it causes, and methods for its control.
Protection of food products from injurious temperatures.
A guide to the safe transportation and storage of perishable food items. Describes measures to protect against both intense cold and intense heat.