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Dahlias for the Home.

Description: Discusses the appeal of dahlias; describes the different varieties and how to grow them successfully at home.
Date: November 1923
Creator: Morrison, B. Y. (Benjamin Yoe), 1891-1966
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peach growing east of the Rocky Mountains.

Description: Describes in detail methods for planting and maintaining peach trees, as well as insect and disease enemies of peaches.
Date: January 1951
Creator: Havis, Leon.; Haller, M. H. (Mark Hughlin), 1897-; Dunegan, John C. (John Clymer), 1898-; Cochran, L. C. (Lloyd Curtis), 1906- & Porter, B. A. (Bennet Allen), 1892-
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

Tomato growing.

Description: Discusses tomato growing in detail, including cultivation, pest control, and greenhouse growing. Includes a guide to growing tomatoes for canneries.
Date: 1898
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Culture of Orchids.

Description: Describes the different types of orchids, and the proper environment for growing orchids successfully.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lumsden, David, 1877-1945
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grafting-Wax Melter.

Description: Discusses the grafting of horticultural plants to protect wounds. Describes methods and equipment for grafting wax.
Date: 1940
Creator: Sitton, B. G. (Benjamin Gaillard), 1897-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rhubarb Forcing.

Description: Describes methods of forcing rhubarb, using methods developed in Massachusetts and Michigan.
Date: June 1940
Creator: Beattie, James H. (James Herbert), b. 1882 & Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Oriental Persimmon.

Description: Describes the characteristics and varieties of oriental persimmon trees, and the steps for planting, cultivating, and maintaining their successful growth.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Gould, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The greenhouse of the future: Using a sponsored competition in a capstone course

Description: Educational objectives of capstone courses such as critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are among the most cited needs in curriculum revitalization efforts. Sponsored competitions present an important vehicle for achieving these educational objectives. Opportunities such as the Greenhouse of the Future Competition provide students a diverse range of critical experiences not easily simulated in traditional classroom settings. The objective of the competition was to provide an opportunity for US university students to conceptualize, design, integrate, fabricate, and demonstrate innovative greenhouse or controlled environment ideas. The students achieved a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction by converting their ideas into proposals, developing proposals into experiments, tracking the data generated by the experiments and translating that data into a meaningful communication locally and to the scientific community at large. Most of these important learning experiences would have remained as components of the project even if the team had not advanced as the winning entry.
Date: February 18, 1998
Creator: Bates, R.M. & Baumbauer, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Selenium hyperaccumulation offers protection from cell disruptor herbivores

Description: Hyperaccumulation, the rare capacity of certain plant species to accumulate toxic trace elements to levels several orders of magnitude higher than other species growing on the same site, is thought to be an elemental defense mechanism against herbivores and pathogens. Previous research has shown that selenium (Se) hyperaccumulation protects plants from a variety of herbivores and pathogens. Selenium hyperaccumulating plants sequester Se in discrete locations in the leaf periphery, making them potentially more susceptible to some herbivore feeding modes than others. In this study we investigate the protective function of Se in the Se hyperaccumulators Stanleya pinnata and Astragalus bisulcatus against two cell disrupting herbivores, the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) and the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae). Astragalus bisulcatus and S. pinnata with high Se concentrations (greater than 650 mg Se kg{sup -1}) were less subject to thrips herbivory than plants with low Se levels (less than 150 mg Se kg{sup -1}). Furthermore, in plants containing elevated Se levels, leaves with higher concentrations of Se suffered less herbivory than leaves with less Se. Spider mites also preferred to feed on low-Se A. bisulcatus and S. pinnata plants rather than high-Se plants. Spider mite populations on A. bisulcatus decreased after plants were given a higher concentration of Se. Interestingly, spider mites could colonize A. bisulcatus plants containing up to 200 mg Se kg{sup -1} dry weight, concentrations which are toxic to many other herbivores. Selenium distribution and speciation studies using microfocused X-ray fluorescence ({mu}XRF) mapping and Se K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy revealed that the spider mites accumulated primarily methylselenocysteine, the relatively non-toxic form of Se that is also the predominant form of Se in hyperaccumulators. This is the first reported study investigating the protective effect of hyperaccumulated Se against cell-disrupting herbivores. The finding that Se protected the two hyperaccumulator species ...
Date: July 6, 2011
Creator: Quinn, Colin F; Freeman, John L; Reynolds, Ray JB; Cappa, Jennifer J; Fakra, Sirine C; Marcus, Matthew A et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Membrane vesicles: A simplified system for studying auxin transport. Final technical report

Description: Indoleacetic acid (IAA), the auxin responsible for regulation of growth, is transported polarly in plants. Several different models have been suggested to account for IAA transport by cells and its accumulation by membrane vesicles. One model sees diffusion of IAA driven by a pH gradient. The anion of a lipophilic weak acid like IAA or butyrate accumulates in an alkaline compartment in accord with the size of the pH gradient The accumulation of IAA may be diminished by the permeability of its lipophilic anion. This anion leak may be blocked by NPA. With anion efflux blocked, a gradient of two pH units would support an IAA accumulation of less than 50-fold at equilibrium (2) Another model sees diffusion of IAA in parallel with a saturable symport (IAA{sup {minus}} + nH{sup +}), driven by both the pH gradient and membrane voltage. Such a symport should be highly accumulative, however, with a lipophilic weak acid such as IAA, net diffusive efflux of IAAH whenever IAAHI{sub i} > IAAH{sub o} would constitute a leak. (3) A third model sees a pH change driven IAA uptake and saturable symport enhanced by internal binding sites. Following pH gradient-driven accumulation of IAA, the anion may bind to an intravesicular site, permitting further uptake of IAA. NPA, by blocking anion efflux, enhances this binding. We have reported that membrane vesicles isolated from actively growing plant tissues are a good system for studying the mechanisms involved in the transport and accumulation of auxin.
Date: December 31, 1989
Creator: Goldsmith, M. H. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Gardening]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: May 12, 1981, 5:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Experiment Station Record, Volume 49, July-December, 1923

Description: Volume provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year. Also includes statistics, convention reports, bulletins, bibliographies and listings for Spanish edition publications from the Porto Rico Station. Name and subject indexes start on page 901.
Date: 1924
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department