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The Principles of the Liming of Soils

Description: "In the following pages information is presented regarding the materials used in liming, their preparation and use, as well as a discussion of the chemical changes brought about in the soil by lime, so far as they are known. The relative merits of different forms of lime are discussed and data furnished whereby the value of any particular form of lime for agricultural purposes may be determined approximately. The bulletin has been prepared primarily from the point of view of materials used in liming and of the principles involved in their use." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Shorey, Edmund C. (Edmund Cecil), 1865-1939
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barnyard Manure

Description: Report discussing the importance and use of manure from farm animals as a fertilizer. Factors discussed include the kind of animal, its age, and diet as well as best practices for managing manure.
Date: 1894
Creator: Beal, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barley: Growing the Crop

Description: "Of the small-grain crops grown in this country barley ranks third in production. While much of the area devoted to this crop in the United States is suited to its production, the lack of care in selecting seed and the methods of cultivation practiced result in low yield of poor quality. This bulletin gives directions for the best methods of growing and harvesting the crop. With the use of these methods there should be a marked increase in the yield and quality of the barley grown in the United States." -- p. 2
Date: 1911
Creator: Derr, H. B. (Harry Benjamin), b. 1867
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Progress in Legume Inoculation

Description: "The peculiar value of legumes for maintaing and increasing the fertility of soils is due to certain bacteria which develop nodules upon the roots of leguminous plants and which have the unique power of rendering the free nitrogen of the atmosphere available for plant growth. Without these bacteria, legumes, like other crops, exhaust the soil of its combined nitrogen. In many regions certain types of these important bacteria are abundant in the soil; in other localities they must be imported, either by distributing soil from a field where they are known to be present or by using pure cultures of the proper organisms grown under artificial conditions. The old method of importing the bacteria by distributing soil from fields containing them is not only expensive but there is very great danger of spreading weeds and destructive crop diseases as well as the desirable bacteria. Under modern conditions, therefore, it is wisest to depend chiefly upon the intelligent manipulation of pure cultures for inoculating leguminous crops." -- p. 7. This bulletin is a broad overview of the circumstances which necessitate soil inoculation and methods of inoculation.
Date: 1908
Creator: Kellerman, Karl F. (Karl Frederic), 1879-1934 & Robinson, Theodore R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Making Lime on the Farm

Description: "The farmer can buy lime from commercial sources in the form and degree of purity desired; he can produce his own if he has a convenient supply of raw material; or he can cooperate with his neighbors in working a deposit. This bulletin deals with factors which should be considered by a farmer or a group of farmers before investing in equipment for obtaining lime from limestone or marl." -- p. 1
Date: 1938
Creator: Kessler, N. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

The Manuring of Cotton.

Description: Describes experiments in manuring cotton, the yield and profit of cotton crops when properly fertilized, and best practices in fertilizer application.
Date: 1897
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regulation of Fertilizers: Ammonium Nitrate and Anhydrous Ammonia

Description: This report focuses on some of the federal regulatory programs overseeing storage of ammonium nitrate and anhydrous ammonia by retailers. It discusses federal occupational safety, environmental, and security statutes and regulations applicable to each chemical. Select policy issues regarding these federal regulatory programs will be highlighted.
Date: May 14, 2013
Creator: Shea, Dana A.; Schierow, Linda-Jo & Szymendera, Scott D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regulation of Fertilizers: Ammonium Nitrate and Anhydrous Ammonia

Description: This report focuses on some of the federal regulatory programs overseeing storage of ammonium nitrate and anhydrous ammonia by retailers. It discusses federal occupational safety, environmental, and security statutes and regulations applicable to each chemical. Select policy issues regarding these federal regulatory programs will be highlighted.
Date: May 9, 2013
Creator: Shea, Dana A.; Schierow, Linda-Jo & Szymendera, Scott D.
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

The Soy Bean: Its Culture and Uses

Description: This bulletin discusses soybean cultivation and the uses of soybeans. Soybeans may be used in mixtures, hay, pastures, silage, and as fertilizing agents through crop rotation.
Date: 1918
Creator: Morse, W. J. (William Joseph), b. 1884
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Oat Production

Description: "Oats rank next to corn and wheat in crop acreage and value in the United States. But, notwithstanding this, less attention has been given to the production of oats than to any other important grain, so that yields often have been unsatisfactory and the crop sometimes unprofitable. The essentials for success in oat production are -- (1) well-prepared land that is retentive of moisture and fairly fertile, (2) good seed of suitable varieties, thoroughly cleaned and graded and treated for smut, (3) early seeding with a grain drill, (4) the harvesting of the crop at the proper time, (5) careful shocking and stacking so as to preserve the crop from injury by weathering, and(6) clean thrashing. Directions for making the growing of oats more generally profitable are given in the following pages." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Warburton, C. W. (Clyde William), 1879-1950
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Cultivation

Description: "It is possible within a few years to double the average production of corn per acre in the United States, and to accomplish it without any increase in work or expense. The lines of improvement that will most easily and quickly double the present production per acre are as follow: (1) Improvement in the quality of seed planted; (2) improvement in the condition of the soil; (3) improvement in methods of cultivation." -- p. 3-4
Date: 1910
Creator: Hartley, C. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Cultivation

Description: Revised edition. "Corn yields per acre in the United States could be doubled within a few years, and this could be accomplished without increase in work or expense.... The lines of improvement that will most easily and quickly double the present production per acre are as follow: (1) Improvement in the quality of seed planted; (2) improvement in the condition of the soil; (3) improvement in methods of cultivation." -- p. 3-4
Date: 1924
Creator: Hartley, C. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Cultivation

Description: Revised edition. "Corn yields per acre in the United States could be doubled within a few years, and this could be accomplished without increase in work or expense.... The lines of improvement that will most easily and quickly double the present production per acre are as follow: (1) Improvement in the quality of seed planted; (2) improvement in the condition of the soil; (3) improvement in methods of cultivation." -- p. 3-4
Date: 1926
Creator: Hartley, C. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Home Vegetable Garden

Description: "By means of the home garden the production of the vegetable supply for the family is directly under control, and in many cases is the only way whereby clean, fresh produce may be secured. The home vegetable garden is worthy of increased attention, and a greater number and variety of crops should be included in the garden. Suggestions are herein given as to the location of the garden, the soil and its preparation, fertilizers, seeds, and plants, with brief cultural methods for a number of the more important crops." -- p. 5-6
Date: 1906
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Peanut

Description: "It is the purpose of this bulletin to give full cultural directions for growing [peanuts], together with some of the uses of the peanut." -- p. 6. Topics discussed include soil preparation, fertilizers, seed selection, and varieties.
Date: 1911
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Growing

Description: Report describing how simple improvements in farming practices can double the average production of corn per acre in the United States. Factors discussed include seed quality, soil conditions, and cultivation methods.
Date: 1904
Creator: Hartley, C. P. (Charles Pinckney), 1870-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fertilizers for Pecan Soils.

Description: Describes the natural soils where pecan trees grow and the different types of fertilizers used to improve the soils.
Date: November 1930
Creator: Skinner, J. J. (Joshua John), 1882-1969
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department