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Laying Out Fields for Tractor Plowing

Description: Revised edition. "Tractor plowing usually requires methods of laying out the land different from those followed when plowing with horses and an ordinary plow. Farmers plowing with a tractor for the first time are often at a loss for the most satisfactory methods of laying out their fields.... This bulletin embodies the descriptions of methods found best suited to their conditions and recommended by a majority of several hundred tractor owners who have reported their methods and experiences. Among these will be found methods of laying out land suited to nearly every farm in this country and to fields of different shapes." -- p. ii
Date: 1926
Creator: Kinsman, C. D. (Claude Dennison), b. 1889 & Reynoldson, L. A. (Le Roy August), b. 1886
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Laying Out Fields for Tractor Plowing

Description: Revised edition. "Tractor plowing usually requires methods of laying out the land different from those followed when plowing with horses and an ordinary plow. Farmers plowing with a tractor for the first time are often at a loss for the most satisfactory methods of laying out their fields.... This bulletin describes the more common methods recommended by farmers who use tractors for plowing. Among these will be found methods suited to laying out fields of different shapes." -- p. ii
Date: 1936
Creator: Kinsman, C. D. (Claude Dennison), b. 1889 & Reynoldson, L. A. (Le Roy August), b. 1886
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Laying Out Fields for Tractor Plowing

Description: Revised edition. "Farmers who have been accustomed to laying out their fields for plowing with horses and an ordinary plow are often puzzled as to the best method to adopt when they change to the tractor. For not only are the two methods different, but a lay-out admirably suited to a tractor of one size under certain field conditions may not do for one of some other size under other conditions. This bulletin describes methods and plans for laying out fields for tractor plowing suited both to rectangular fields and to fields of irregular shape." -- p. ii
Date: 1945
Creator: Kinsman, C. D. (Claude Dennison), b. 1889 & Reynoldson, L. A. (Le Roy August), b. 1886
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Laying Out Fields for Tractor Plowing

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing "methods of laying out fields for tractor plowing, of which there are two classes: 1) the method in which fields are laid out so that when the field is plowed the plow bottoms are taken out of the ground at the ends of the field and 2) those methods in which fields are laid out so they can be plowed without lifting the bottoms out of the ground in crossing the ends. The advantages of both methods and their suitability for different farming purposes are discussed." -- p. 1
Date: 1954
Creator: Reed, I. F. (Irvin Fay), 1903-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Gas Tractor in Eastern Farming

Description: This bulletin discusses gas tractors with regard to their operation and maintenance in relation to farming practices in the eastern United States, particularly in New York. "Tractors using gasoline or kerosene are increasing in numbers on eastern farms. More than 250 New York State farmers furnished detailed reports of their experience with tractors during 1917 and the spring of 1918, and on these the information given in this bulletin is based." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Yerkes, Arnold P. & Church, L. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Farm Tractor in the Dakotas

Description: This bulletin explains how gas-driven tractors can increase the productivity of farms in North and South Dakota and uses data in order to convince farmers that a farm tractor is a worthwhile investment. It also discusses issues with tractors such as maintenance and repairs and operating costs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yerkes, Arnold P. & Church, L. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saving Man Labor in Sugar Beet Fields

Description: "By using bigger implements and more horses per man, many sugar-beet growers have greatly reduced their expenses for man labor and often at the same time have been able to cover more ground per day than before. This bulletin tells how the more successful farmers of the several American sugar-beet regions are speeding up production and saving man power by thus increasing their efficiency in the utilization of larger teams and improved mechanical power." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Moorhouse, L. A. & Summers, T. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saving Man Labor in Sugar-Beet Fields

Description: Revised edition. "By using larger equipment many sugar-beet growers have greatly reduced their requirements for man labor and at the same time have been able to accomplish more work in a given time. This bulletin tells how man labor can be saved and production speeded up in the several American sugar-beet regions through the use of large machines and units of power." -- p. ii
Date: 1928
Creator: Moorhouse, L. A. & Summers, T. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Hay

Description: "This bulletin aims to help the hay grower solve some of the problems that arise in connection with baling hay; to decide whether to buy a press or depend on custom balers, to select the type of press best suited to his needs if hey buys, and to settle to best advantage questions in farm practice that determine efficiency in the settling and operation of a hay press." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: McClure, H. B. (Harry B.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crimson Clover: Seed Production

Description: "The recent development of crimson-clover seed strippers to gather seed for reseeding local areas makes practicable a much wider utilization of this crop than heretofore.... Fortunately for the grower of crimson clover on the ordinary farm, there have been developed recently two simple types of seed-gathering devices which will make it practicable for every farmer to let a portion of his crimson clover stand for seed, gather it in the hull, and immediately bag and house it for sowing later in the season. These devices are described and illustrated in the following pages. In addition, a brief discussion is given of the requirements necessary for successful seed production, as well as of the methods used for producing seed in commercial quantities for the market." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Westgate, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hotbeds and Coldframes

Description: This bulletin describes the uses of hotbeds and coldframes in starting early plants. The hotbeds discussed include manure hotbeds, fuel-heated beds, and electric heating in beds and greenhouses. Coverings and care and maintenance are also discussed. Possible plants for early growth include tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squashes, cucumbers, muskmelons, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery.
Date: 1935
Creator: W. R. (William Renwick) Beattie, b. 1870
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Care and Repair of Farm Implements: No. 5, Grain Separators

Description: "An enormous waste of grain and great loss of time result every year through the inefficient work of thrashing machines that are not properly repaired and put in thorough working condition before the beginning of the working season.... The separator should be overhauled at the close of the thrashing season or during the winter, needed parts ordered, and necessary repairs and adjustments made. This will tend to lengthen the life of the machine, and prevent loss of time and money from breakdowns at the busy season. This bulletin gives instructions for overhauling and adjusting separators which will reduce to the minimum the losses and delays from breakdowns during the operating season." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Johnson, Elmer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Harvesting Machinery

Description: Report discussing the use of different machines for harvesting corn. Machines discussed include sled harvesters, binders, shockers, pickers, huskers, and shredders.
Date: 1907
Creator: Zintheo, C. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Economic Study of the Farm Tractor in the Corn Belt

Description: "...in order to furnish prospective purchasers of tractors with some figures which would be a reliable indication of what might reasonably be expected from these [machines] the Office of Farm Management has obtained detailed information from several thousand tractor owners, from all sections of the country, showing just what they are doing in actual service on farms." -- title page. The tractors are evaluated with respect to size, cost, repairs, production, fuel consumption, quality, and reliability.
Date: 1916
Creator: Yerkes, Arnold P. & Church, L. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dusting Machinery for Cotton Boll Weevil Control

Description: "This bulletin is intended to aid the prospective purchaser of dusting machinery for cotton boll weevil control in selecting a satisfactory model and one adapted to the needs of his particular farming conditions. Different localities frequently require different types of machinery, and the farmer should make sure he is securing one suitable for his needs." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Johnson, Elmer & Coad, B. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Small Irrigation Pumping Plants

Description: "Throughout the United States are many farms, parts or all of which could be irrigated by pumping from either ponds or streams or farm wells. This bulletin is intended to furnish owners or operators of such farms with information that will give them some indication of initial and operating costs and enable them to determine whether soil and water suitable for irrigation are available and what kind of irrigation plant and equipment will be most satisfactory for their purpose. Having examined these factors, a farmer can decide whether irrigation is likely to be profitable on his farm." -- p. i
Date: 1940
Creator: Rohwer, Carl & Lewis, M. R. (Mortimer Reed), 1886-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machinery for Cutting Firewood

Description: "Power machinery for cutting firewood offers a practical solution of the fuel problem on farms where wood is available. A day's work with a buzz saw or a drag saw will yield as much firewood as could be cut in many days' hard work by hand and will effect a saving of labor, or coal, or perhaps of both, that is well worth considering at a time when both are scarce and high-priced. The shortage of coal in many localities has been due as much to shortage of cars to haul it as to scarcity of coal. The more wood is burned the less coal will need to be transported and the more cars will be released for other needed service. He who burns wood instead of coal helps in the general transportation situation. This bulletin describes the different types of wood-sawing rigs, points out the advantages and disadvantages of each; gives information as to first cost and cost of operation, and offers suggestions as to how they may be operated most efficiently." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Tolley, H. R. (Howard Ross), 1889-1958
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department