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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. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planting the roadside.

Description: Describes the benefits of planting trees and shrubs on the roadside, and the proper procedures for doing so.
Date: June 1926
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barley : culture, uses, and varieties.

Description: Describes the characteristics and uses of barley, the area of the country where it is best grown, and the steps for successfully producing barley.
Date: October 1925
Creator: Harlan, Harry V. (Harry Vaughn), 1882-1944.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Destroy the Common Barberry

Description: Discusses the importance of eradicating the common barberry bush in order to prevent the spread of the disease black stem rust to wheat, oats, barley, rye, and wild grasses. Farmers are advised to dig up all common barberry bushes; however, Japanese barberry bushes are harmless and can remain, or farmers may even replace common barberry bushes with Japanese barberry bushes.
Date: May 1919
Creator: E. C. (Elvin Charles) Stakman, 1885-1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Destroy the Common Barberry

Description: Discusses the importance of eradicating the common barberry bush in order to prevent the spread of the disease black stem rust to wheat, oats, barley, rye, and wild grasses. Farmers are advised to dig up all common barberry bushes; however, Japanese barberry bushes are harmless and can remain, or farmers may even replace common barberry bushes with Japanese barberry bushes.
Date: August 1919
Creator: E. C. (Elvin Charles) Stakman, 1885-1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sweet-Potato Diseases

Description: "Diseases of sweet potatoes are divisible into two classes, 1) field troubles, and 2) storage rots. Field troubles are divisible into root and stem diseases and leaf diseases. Root and stem diseases include stem-rot, black-rot, foot-rot, scurf, and root-rot; and leaf disease, leaf-blight, white-rust, and leaf-spot.... Control of the five storage rots described hinges on careful storage-house management. Sweet potatoes infected with field diseases should never be placed in storage, for heavy loss will follow. But this elimination of field diseases must be coupled with a well-regulated system of storage, the first requisite of which is a thoroughly disinfected house free from the numerous storage-rot germs." -- p. 2. There are many methods of control for field diseases which are also discussed.
Date: 1919
Creator: Harter, L. L. (Leonard Lee)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Onion Diseases and Their Control

Description: Report discussing diseases which affect onions in both the field and in storage, and methods for their control. Diseases discussed include smut, mildew (blight), leaf mold, fusarium rot, pink root, root knot, neck rot, soft rot, black mold, smudge (anthracnose, black spot).
Date: 1919
Creator: Walker, J. C. (John Charles), 1893-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckwheat

Description: Report discussing best practices for cultivating the grain crop buckwheat. Topics discussed include soil preparation, fertilizers, varieties, sowing, harvesting, insect enemies, and its many uses.
Date: 1919
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Production of Late or Main Crop Potatoes.

Description: Report discussing best practices for maximizing crop yields for late or main-crop potatoes. Topics discussed include soil requirements and preparation, fertilizers, varieties, spraying practices, harvesting, and storage.
Date: 1919
Creator: Stuart, William, 1865-1951
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Production of Late or Main Crop Potatoes.

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing best practices for maximizing crop yields for late or main-crop potatoes. Topics discussed include soil requirements and preparation, fertilizers, varieties, spraying practices, harvesting, and storage.
Date: 1922
Creator: Stuart, William, 1865-1951
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Strawberry Culture: Eastern United States

Description: "This bulletin discusses commercial methods [for strawberry growing] in the eastern United States, the territory including approximately one tier of States west of the Mississippi -- that part of the country where farm crops are usually grown without irrigation -- but not including the South Atlantic and Gulf coast region. The successful cultural methods followed in the different strawberry districts are described. These commercial methods are not all applicable to the growing of strawberries in the home garden, but as the underlying principles are the same, the practices may be modified without difficulty. Not only are complete directions given for planting, fertilizing, cultivating, harvesting, and marketing, but methods of using the surplus in canning, preserving, and by means of cold storage for future use are presented." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Strawberry Varieties in the United States

Description: "This bulletin is intended as an aid to both commercial and amateur strawberry growers in the selection of varieties best-suited to their needs and conditions." -- p. 2. Topics discussed include the distribution of varieties, the special purposes for different varieties, and new varieties. Includes a list of varieties.
Date: 1919
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shallu, or "Egyptian Wheat": A Late-Maturing Variety of Sorghum

Description: "Many varieties of sorghum have been introduced into the United States in the past 30 or 40 years. Some of these have proved valuable under dry-land conditions in the southern Great Plains.... Shallu is one of the introductions which are not adapted to dry-land conditions. It is a variety that requires a long favorable season to mature.... This bulletin is intended for farmers who are interested in the growing of grain-sorghum crops. It applies to the southern Great Plains under dry-land conditions. It records the results obtained from shallu when grown under such conditions in comparison with other varieties of grain sorghum in varietal tests in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico." -- p. 4
Date: 1917
Creator: Rothgeb, Benton E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Asparagus

Description: This report discusses the cultivation of asparagus, including fertilizers, harvesting practices, canning, varieties, diseases, and insect enemies.
Date: 1917
Creator: Thompson, H. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Strawberry Culture in Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia

Description: "Strawberries are more widely grown than any other kind of fruit. Centers of large commercial production are found in many different regions throughout the country.... This bulletin discusses the different cultural methods used in different sections and points out those which have been demonstrated by experience to be the most efficient. It is of interest to strawberry growers not only in the State mentioned...but also in other parts of the South and where the conditions are similar to those in the strawberry-growing regions of Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia." -- p. 2. Topics discussed include varieties, soil preparation, fertilizers, training, mulching, and harvesting.
Date: 1917
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Home Uses for Muscadine Grapes

Description: "In the following pages, directions for preparing a large number of Muscadine grape products are given.... It is not asserted that these recipes can in no case be improved upon or that they represent the only desirable Muscadine grape products. It is recommended that the housekeeper who can obtain these grapes use this publication merely as a suggestive guide and exercise her ingenuity to devise additional useful methods of preparation." -- p. 2. Recipes are given for grape syrups, juice, jelly, canned grapes, spiced grapes, catsup, preserves, jam, marmalade, and mincemeat.
Date: 1917
Creator: Dearing, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Home Gardening in the South

Description: Revised edition. "A well-kept vegetable is a source not only of profit to the gardener but of pleasure to the entire family. For many vegetables which deteriorate rapidly in quality after being gathered, the only practicable means of securing the best is to grow them at home. This is especially true of garden peas, sweet corn, string beans, green Lima beans, and asparagus. The land utilized for, the farm garden, if well cared for, yields much larger returns than any area of similar size planted to the usual farm crops. A half-acre garden should produce as much in money value as 2 or 3 acres in general farm crops. In most sections of the South, though vegetables can be grown in nearly every month of the year, the garden is neglected; in fact, no feature of southern agriculture is more neglected than the production of vegetables for home use. In the following pages specific instructions are given for making a garden and caring for it throughout the season." -- p. 2
Date: 1931
Creator: Thompson, H. C. (Homer Columbus), b. 1885
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eradication of Bermuda Grass

Description: This bulletin describes Bermuda grass, a plant that is both highly valuable to pastures and also invasive in the southern United States, and gives suggestions for its control. Possible methods for eradication include the strategic use of shade, winterkilling, fallowing, hog grazing, and tilling practices.
Date: 1918
Creator: Hansen, Albert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department