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Biologically Based Technologies for Pest Control

Description: This report covers technologies ranging from enhanced biological control of pests by their natural predators and parasites to commercial formulations of microbial pesticides. These technologies are grounded in an understanding of pest biology and have a relatively low probability of harmful effects on human health or the environment.
Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fungous Diseases of the Cranberry

Description: Report discussing fungal diseases which affect the cranberry and their treatment. Diseases discussed are cranberry blast, cranberry scald, cranberry rot, cranberry anthracnose.
Date: 1905
Creator: Shear, C. L. (Cornelius Lott), 1865-1956
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Onion Culture

Description: Report discussing proper techniques for cultivating onions, particularly in large quantities. Special consideration is given to the differences between American and foreign varieties of the onion and their suitability for the market.
Date: 1896
Creator: Watts, Ralph L. (Ralph Levi), 1869-1949
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pocket-gopher control.

Description: Describes the characteristics of the pocket gopher, the damage it can cause to farm crops, and methods of control.
Date: 1941
Creator: Crouch, W. E. (Winney Elmer), 1891-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spraying for the Control of Insects and Mites Attacking Citrus Trees in Florida

Description: "Under Florida conditions spraying is the most effective method for the control of citrus pests. In the past there have been many failures, and much money has been expended without adequate returns to the grower in better fruit and increased yields. These failures have been due to various causes, such as improper equipment, ineffective insecticides, and a lack of a proper spraying schedule. This bulletin gives information regarding the best equipment for Florida conditions, and directions for preparing effective homemade insecticides. There is also given a spraying schedule that has proved satisfactory after several years of practical experience and such other information as will enable the grower to control citrus pests in a satisfactory manner. Spraying improves the grades of the fruit and increases the yield of the trees out of all proportion to its cost, if the work is done properly." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Yothers, W. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The More Important Apple Insects

Description: "In the present bulletin an attempt has been made to acquaint the fruit grower with the general distribution, description, life history, and control of the apple insects with which he is likely to be troubled. The orchardist would do well to study carefully the insects causing important injury, in order that remedial measures may be intelligently applied." -- p. 3
Date: 1922
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958 & Siegler, E. H. (Edouard Horace), 1888-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some Insects Injurious to Stored Grain

Description: Report discussing insects which commonly cause damage to grain being kept in storage. Three of these insects -- the granary weevil, rice weevil and Angoumois grain moth -- develop and live within the kernels until they reach maturity while the other insects feed on grain in both its kernel and processed forms.
Date: 1897
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Grasshopper Problem and Alfalfa Culture

Description: Report discussing grasshoppers and the destruction they cause to the alfalfa crop. Topics discussed include the grasshopper's life cycle and habits, natural predators of the grasshopper, and methods for exterminating and controlling the grasshopper.
Date: 1915
Creator: Webster, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1849-1916
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

Lessons from the Grain-Rust Epidemic of 1904

Description: Report discussing the consequences of the leaf rust (also known as grain-rust) epidemic of 1904 in the American Midwest and lessons for future crops. Topics discussed include seed selection and rust resistant varieties.
Date: 1905
Creator: Carleton, Mark Alfred, 1866-1925
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cereal Smuts and the Disinfection of Seed Grain

Description: "This bulletin is published for the purpose of providing a condensed but complete source of up-to-date information for practical use in controlling cereal smuts by means of the most generally approved methods for the disinfection of seed grain.... Corn, wheat, rye, barley, oats, sorghum (including kafir and broom corn), and millet smuts are described and illustrated with photographs." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Humphrey, H. B. (Harry Baker), 1873-1955 & Potter, Alden A.
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-Necked Raspberry Cane-Borer

Description: "A 'flat-headed,' milk-white borer, the larva or young of a small, slender, black beetle with bronze-red head and coppery red or golden thorax ('neck'), causes a reduction in the crops of raspberry, blackberry, and dewberry in the eastern half of the United States by its injury to the canes. The beetle, also, does some injury by feeding on the leaves of the plants. This insect may be controlled by cutting out the infested canes in the fall or winter, or in early spring before the beetles have emerged from them, and promptly burning the cuttings. Cooperation in the observance of this measure, including the same precautions on wild plants, for successive years, is highly desirable." -- p. ii
Date: 1922
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rhubarb production.

Description: Describes the history of rhubarb, and the steps for planting and cultivating rhubarb in the United States.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Beattie, James H. (James Herbert), b. 1882
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

Sweet-Potato Diseases

Description: Revised edition. "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. ii. There are many methods of control for field diseases which are also discussed.
Date: 1928
Creator: Harter, L. L. (Leonard Lee)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department