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The Adulteration of Forage-Plant Seeds

Description: Report discussing the adulteration of forage plant seeds, including for red clover, alfalfa, alsike clover, orchard grass, meadow fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, redtop, and brome grasses (bromus).
Date: 1909
Creator: Hillman, F. H.
Item Type: Pamphlet

The Advantage of Planting Heavy Cotton Seed

Description: Report discussing the importance of using heavy cotton seed and separating it for planting. Experiments have established that heavier seeds more reliably produce better plants. Methods of separating and testing the seeds are discussed, including the equipment necessary for seed separation.
Date: 1907
Creator: Webber, Herbert John, 1865-1946 & Boykin, E. B.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Alfalfa Growing

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of alfalfa and its potential as a crop for hay and pastures. Also includes a discussion of the various weeds, pests, and fungi which affect alfalfa.
Date: 1905
Creator: Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
Item Type: Pamphlet

Alfalfa seed.

Description: A guide to judging and testing the quality of alfalfa seed.
Date: 1904
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture
Item Type: Book

Alkali lands.

Description: Summarizes an 1898 study of the problem of alkaline soil conditions as the result of irrigation in Montana.
Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

The Angora goat.

Description: A guide to the care and housing of Angora goat herds. Includes a description of the goat and its uses.
Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

Annual flowering plants.

Description: A guide to growing and using numerous types of annual flowering plants. Includes recommendations for planting school gardens, and the use of hotbeds or cold frames.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

Bacteria in Milk

Description: Report discussing the effects of bacteria which grow naturally in milk, including their effects on both sugars and fats.
Date: 1909
Creator: Rogers, L. A. (Lore Alford), 1875-1975
Item Type: Pamphlet

Barnyard manure.

Description: 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.
Date: May 10, 1906
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

The Basket Willow

Description: Report discussing improved cultivation techniques for willow trees used in basket-making.
Date: 1909
Creator: Hubbard, William F. (William Fairchild), 1876-1905
Item Type: Pamphlet

Beans

Description: "The member of this great family with which we have at this time to deal -- the bean -- is not so valuable from the standpoint of forage or soil renovation, but is among the most valuable members of the great group for the seed which it produces. While the seed is the most important and valuable factor, the power to gather nitrogen and to render the soil better for having been grown upon it is an important consideration and one which should not be overlooked by those interested in maintaining the nitrogen content of the soil." -- p. 6. Topics discussed include the various types of beans and the differences in cultivation between field beans and garden beans.
Date: 1907
Creator: Corbett, L. C. (Lee Cleveland), 1867-1940
Item Type: Pamphlet

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.
Item Type: Book

Beautifying the home grounds.

Description: Describes practical and aesthetic uses for trees, shrubs, and vines in home landscapes. Discusses the benefits of home landscape planning.
Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

Bee keeping.

Description: 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.
Date: 1905
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book

Beneficial Bacteria for Leguminous Crops

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of legumes in nitrogen-poor soils that are nonetheless abundant in bacteria which uniquely benefit legumes. Significant attention is given to the topic of introducing these bacteria into soils through artificial methods.
Date: 1905
Creator: Moore, George T. (George Thomas), 1871- & Robinson, Theodore R.
Item Type: Pamphlet