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Saving Vegetable Seeds for the Home and Market Garden

Description: "With the present urgent necessity for producing increased quantities of food, the seed supply becomes very important. Where the seed itself is used for food the high prices have tended to throw much-needed seed stock into the food market, and in many other cases increased plantings have drawn heavily on stocks already low on account of the cutting off of European sources of supply. As an emergency measure, therefore, it is important that as much seed a possible should be saved on our farms and in our market gardens. It has been done widely in the past and can be done readily again. This bulletin aims to give plain and explicit directions for saving the seed of our garden vegetables." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Tracy, W. W. (William Woodbridge), 1872-1932
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Producing and harvesting grass seed in the Great Plains.

Description: Discusses best practices for selecting, growing, and harvesting grass seed in the Great Plains states: Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, north Dakota, and South Dakota.
Date: 1957
Creator: Cooper, Harold W., 1914-; Atkins, Maurice Donald, 1912- & Smith, James E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Food Day [2012]

Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the Food We Eat. This series features Dr. Dornith Doherty, professor in the College of Arts and Design, Dr. Pankaj Jain, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and Jennifer Jensen Wallach, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Date: October 24, 2012
Creator: Lawrence, Samantha
Partner: UNT Libraries

Alfalfa Seed Production

Description: Report discussing the best-known methods of successful production of alfalfa seed. Topics discussed include seed production, cultivation of fields, harvesting, crop yields, and insect control.
Date: 1912
Creator: Westgate, J. M.; McKee, Roland & Evans, M. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Revised edition. Report discussing several varieties of vetch and giving instructions for their proper cultivation. Contains a chapter on the adulteration of vetch seed.
Date: 1915
Creator: Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver), 1867-1926 & McKee, Roland
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The farmer's interest in good seed.

Description: Discusses the importantance of high quality seeds when farming, and how to secure good seed. Presents the results of tests of seven different types of seeds.
Date: 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of amplified spontaneous emission pulse cleaners for use in chirped pulse amplification front end lasers

Description: We compare various schemes for removing amplified spontaneous emission from seed laser pulses. We focus on compact schemes that are compatible with fiber laser front end systems with pulse energies in the 10nJ-1{micro}J range and pulse widths in the 100fs-10ps range. Pre-pulse contrast ratios greater than 10{sup 9} have been measured.
Date: July 2, 2007
Creator: Dawson, J.; Siders, C.; Phan, H.; Kanz, V. & Barty, C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spatial and Temporal Mapping of Key Lipid Species in Brassica napus Seeds

Description: This article describes the use of matrix-assisted laser/desorption ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) to study the spatial distribution of two major lipid species, triacylglycerols and phosphatidylcholines.
Date: February 10, 2017
Creator: Woodfield, Helen K.; Sturtevant, Drew; Borisjuk, Ljudmilla; Munz, Eberhard; Guschina, Irina A.; Chapman, Kent D. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Home Gardening in the South

Description: Revised edition. "A well-kept vegetable is a source not only of profit to the gardener but of pleasure to the entire family. For many vegetables which deteriorate rapidly in quality after being gathered, the only practicable means of securing the best is to grow them at home. This is especially true of garden peas, sweet corn, string beans, green Lima beans, and asparagus. The land utilized for, the farm garden, if well cared for, yields much larger returns than any area of similar size planted to the usual farm crops. A half-acre garden should produce as much in money value as 2 or 3 acres in general farm crops. In most sections of the South, though vegetables can be grown in nearly every month of the year, the garden is neglected; in fact, no feature of southern agriculture is more neglected than the production of vegetables for home use. In the following pages specific instructions are given for making a garden and caring for it throughout the season." -- p. 2
Date: 1931
Creator: Thompson, H. C. (Homer Columbus), b. 1885
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Purple Vetch

Description: This bulletin discusses purple vetch, a plant used for hay, manure, and pasturage that grows readily along the Pacific and Gulf Coasts of the United States.
Date: 1918
Creator: McKee, Roland
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

Testing Farm Seed in the Home and in the Rural School

Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to encourage seed testing in the farm home and in the rural school by explaining the essential features of seed testing as it relates to farm seeds and by showing how satisfactory tests can be made by simple means." -- p. 3. Testing equipment, seed qualities, impurities, and testing processes are among the topics discussed.
Date: 1911
Creator: Hillman, F. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Germination of Seed Corn

Description: Report discussing "the importance of testing the vitality of individual ears of corn which are intended for seed, and [showing] how such tests may easily be made by every farmer in his own home." -- p. 2
Date: 1906
Creator: Duvel, J. W. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Generation of Compositionally Graded Ga{sub 1-x}In{sub x}Sb Seed by Solute Diffusion

Description: Compositionally graded single crystalline <100> seed of Ga{sub 1-x}In{sub x}Sb has been grown in a single experiment using a solute diffusion method. The present technique is simple and less time consuming compared to the conventional boot-strapping approach previously used for generating ternary seeds. Starting from an InSb <100> single crystalline seed, a seed of Ga{sub 0.6}In{sub 0.4}Sb has been grown. The effect of temperature gradient on the crystalline quality of seeds grown using this method has been discussed.
Date: August 29, 2002
Creator: Dutta, P.S.; Rajagopalan, G.; Gutmann, R.J. & Nichols, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Rag-Doll Seed Tester: Its Use in Determining What Ears of Corn Are Fit for Seed

Description: "Almost every fall, hard freezing weather in one or more sections of the United States catches the corn crop in an immature condition and injures or destroys the ears for use as seed. The latest and sappiest ears are often killed, while other ears, somewhat drier, have but a portion of the kernels killed. Frequently there are some ears so mature and dry that they are not injured or but slightly injured. Under such circumstances the uninjured ears are suitable for seed. By inspection they can be separated from the green ears that were killed. However, some of the ears that appear mature and sound have been killed or badly injured. To separate these ears from those that give a good germination, it is necessary to test the germination of a few kernels from each ear. The rag doll has proved a convenient and satisfactory way of making these germination tests. An effective method of making and using the rag doll is here described." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Burt, George J.; Biggar, H. Howard & Trout, Clement E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparative chloroplast genomics: Analyses including new sequencesfrom the angiosperms Nuphar advena and Ranunculus macranthus

Description: The number of completely sequenced plastid genomes available is growing rapidly. This new array of sequences presents new opportunities to perform comparative analyses. In comparative studies, it is most useful to compare across wide phylogenetic spans and, within angiosperms, to include representatives from basally diverging lineages such as the new genomes reported here: Nuphar advena (from a basal-most lineage) and Ranunculus macranthus (from the basal group of eudicots). We report these two new plastid genome sequences and make comparisons (within angiosperms, seed plants, or all photosynthetic lineages) to evaluate features such as the status of ycf15 and ycf68 as protein coding genes, the distribution of simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and longer dispersed repeats (SDR), and patterns of nucleotide composition.
Date: March 1, 2007
Creator: Raubeso, Linda A.; Peery, Rhiannon; Chumley, Timothy W.; Dziubek,Chris; Fourcade, H. Matthew; Boore, Jeffrey L. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preparation of Size-tunable, Highly Monodisperse PVP-Protected Pt-nanoparticles by Seed-mediated Growth

Description: We demonstrate a preparative method which produces highly-monodisperse Pt-nanoparticles of tunable size without the external addition of seed particles. Hexachloroplatinic acid is dosed slowly to an ethylene glycol solution at 120 C and reduced in the presence of a stabilizing polymer poly-N-vinylpyrollidone (PVP). Slow addition of the Pt-salt first will first lead to the formation of nuclei (seeds) which then grow further to produce larger particles of any desired size between 3 and 8nm. The amount of added hexachloroplatinic acid precursor controls the size of the final nanoparticle product. TEM was used to determine size and morphology and to confirm the crystalline nature of the nanoparticles. Good reproducibility of the technique was demonstrated. Above 7nm, the particle shape and morphology changes suddenly indicating a change in the deposition selectivity of the Pt-precursor from (100) towards (111) crystal faces and breaking up of larger particles into smaller entities.
Date: April 2, 2008
Creator: Koebel, Matthias Michael; Jones, Louis C. & Somorjai, Gabor A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Localized Pd Overgrowth on Cubic Pt Nanocrystals for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Formic Acid

Description: Binary Pt/Pd nanoparticles were synthesized by localized overgrowth of Pd on cubic Pt seeds for the investigation of electrocatalytic formic acid oxidation. The binary particles exhibited much less self-poisoning and a lower activation energy relative to Pt nanocubes, consistent with the single crystal study.
Date: March 20, 2008
Creator: Lee, H.; Habas, S.E.; Somorjai, G.A. & Yang, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department