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Miscellaneous Cotton Insects in Texas

Description: Report discussing the various types of insects injurious to the cotton plant in Texas and classifying them according to whether they affect young plants, leaves, stalks, or squares and bolls.
Date: 1905
Creator: Dwight Sanderson, 1878-1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Cotton Bollworm: Some Observations and Results of Field Experiments in 1904

Description: Report discussing the cotton bollworm, which is very destructive to the cotton plant, especially in the Southwestern states in the Cotton Belt of the United States. Contains reports on fieldwork conducted at two stations in Texas and a discussion of effective and ineffective methods of control.
Date: 1905
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958 & Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Anthracnose and How to Control It

Description: "Cotton anthracnose, quite commonly called boll-rot, is a serious enemy to the cotton crop, largely because of the fact that methods of control are not generally known. This bulletin describes the disease and sets forth the most effective means of reducing the damage from it." -- p. title page
Date: 1913
Creator: Gilbert, William W. (William Williams), b. 1880
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The boll-weevil problem.

Description: Describes the characteristics of the boll weevil, the damage that it causes to crops, and methods for its control.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Hunter, W. D. (Walter David), 1875-1925 & Coad, B. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Boll-Weevil Problem, with Special Reference to Means of Reducing Damage

Description: "This bulletin contains a general account of the boll-weevil problem. It deals with the history of the insect in the United States, the damage it has done in different regions, and the reasons for local variations in damage, the indications for the future, the habits of the weevil in so far as they are connected with control measures, and the means of reducing the injury it causes by methods which have been tested in many experimental fields and by large numbers of practical planters." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Hunter, W. D. (Walter David), 1875-1925
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

How Insects Affect the Cotton Plant and Means of Combating Them

Description: "The cotton plant is unusually attractive to insects and probably no other cultivated crop has as large a list of insect enemies. Among these are some of the most destructive pests in the history of agriculture. Many cotton pests come to the cotton from other crops or from weeds around the fields. Weeds should not be allowed to grow. Rotation of crops is of assistance in controlling cotton pests. Poisons seldom are needed, except in poisoned baits in the spring and against red spiders, grasshoppers, and 'worms' when they threaten the crop. Thorough fall plowing, winter cover crops, early spring preparation, and repeated cultivation during the season are important measures of insect control. The cotton plants should be turned under in the fall. This bulletin describes the work of many insects and gives suggestions for their control." -- p. 2. Among the insects discussed are ants, cutworms, may beetles, aphids, grassworms, grasshoppers, bollworms, wireworms, and crickets.
Date: 1917
Creator: Pierce, W. Dwight (William Dwight), 1881-1967
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Diseases and Their Control

Description: "The principal cotton diseases which cause damage in the Southern States are described and illustrated in the following pages and the best-known methods of controlling them are described." -- p. 3. Diseases discussed include wilt, root knot, anthracnose, bacterial blight, shedding of bolls, rust, Texas root rot, and other minor diseases.
Date: 1921
Creator: Gilbert, William W. (William Williams), b. 1880
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sea Island Cotton

Description: This report discusses the cultivation of Sea Island cotton, which is a variety of cotton that differs from Upland cotton and is commonly grown in Florida, South Carolina, and southern Georgia. It is related to and resembles Egyptian cotton. Topics discussed include fertility, land preparation, seed selection, and diseases of Sea Island cotton.
Date: 1916
Creator: Orton, W. A. (William Allen), 1877-1930
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Corn and Cotton Wireworm in Its Relation to Cereal and Forage Crops, with Control Measures

Description: "The object of this bulletin is to set forth in a popular form what is known of the habits of the destructive corn and cotton wireworm, in order that farmers and planters may more effectively carry out control measures and be able better to handle infested areas that the injury may be reduced to a minimum." -- title page.
Date: 1916
Creator: Gibson, Edmund H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Red Spider on Cotton and How to Control It

Description: "By the adoption of the preventive measures described in this bulletin it is possible to avoid the losses caused by the so-called red spider, a minute creature which injured 20,000 acres of cotton in South Carolina in 1912, and is similarly destructive in other Southern States. Injury by the red spider in cotton fields may occur from the middle of June until the middle of September. It consists in a rusting and dropping of the leaves and sometimes in the death of the affected plants over considerable portions of the fields. For many years this trouble has been called "rust" by cotton planters, who concluded from the reddening of the leaves that it was a disease. The injury, however, is caused by the presence on the cotton leaves of multitudes of small mites called red spiders." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: McGregor, E. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Cotton Bollworm: An Account of the insect, With Results of Experiments in 1903

Description: Report describing the cotton bollworm, an enemy of the cotton plant, especially in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Discussion includes the bollworm's consequences for both cotton and corn as well as effective and ineffective methods of controlling it.
Date: 1904
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Wilt and Root-Knot

Description: "Cotton wilt causes large preventable losses in the sandy soils of the cotton belt. Where root-knot also occurs, the injury is still greater. Wilt is caused by a soil-inhabiting fungus which plugs the water vessels in the stem of the plant. No treatment with fungicides, fertilizers, or any material applied to the soil or the plant will prevent it; but varieties of cotton which resist the disease have been developed by breeding and can be obtained through purchase from cooperators of the Department of Agriculture.... Root-knot is due to an eelworm which is a parasite on many crops. It can be controlled by the crop-rotation methods outlined in this bulletin." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Gilbert, William W. (William Williams), b. 1880
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Wilt

Description: "This paper deals with the essential details of [cotton wilt] and outlines a successful means of combating the disease through the use of wilt-resistant varieties." -- p. 2.
Date: 1910
Creator: Orton, W. A. (William Allen), 1877-1930
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Demonstration Work in Cooperation with Southern Farmers

Description: Report discussing the efforts of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work, which consists of "(1) the demonstration of improved methods of agriculture in the weevil-infected districts [...] and (2) the extension of the same principles to other Southern States beyond the range of weevil infestation." (p. 6) Congress created the organization in 1904 to assist with relief efforts.
Date: 1908
Creator: Knapp, Seaman Ashahel, 1833-1911
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department