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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

A Profitable Cotton Farm

Description: "This bulletin is an account of the progressive and successful farm operations of a farmer of South Carolina who, by combining thorough tillage, crop rotation, barnyard manure, and a judicious use of commercial fertilizer, has changed a previously badly managed and run-down cotton farm into a very productive and profitable enterprise. The impulse prompting the writing of this bulletin is the belief that it may suggest to other farmers of the South ways and means by which they may so improve their methods of management as to make their farms more profitable." -- p. 7
Date: 1909
Creator: Goodrich, C. L. (Charles Landon)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lightning and Lightning Conductors

Description: "This paper contains information respecting the phenomena of lightning in general and suggests means of protecting farm buildings from destructive lightning strikes." -- p. 3
Date: 1909
Creator: Henry, Alfred Judson, 1858-1931
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Eradication of Bindweed, or Wild Morning-Glory

Description: Report discussing the destructive plant bindweed (another name for wild plants of the morning glory family). Topics discussed include a description of the plant, its geographic distribution, injurious effects, and methods of destroying it.
Date: 1909
Creator: Cox, H. R. (Herbert Randolph)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

How to Destroy Rats

Description: Report discussing the most effective methods for destroying and controlling rat populations. Methods discussed include rat-proofing buildings, withholding food, and using predators, traps, poisons, or fumigation.
Date: 1909
Creator: Lantz, David E. (David Ernest)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drainage of Irrigated Lands

Description: Report discussing "the drainage of irrigated lands which have been seriously injured or rendered wholly unproductive by the seepage of irrigation water or by the rise of alkali, or by both combined.... This report not only describes the condition of the land, the details of its draining, and the results which were obtained in particular cases, but gives carefully drawn deductions from the experiments, together with directions for draining lands which have become too wet or too alkaline under the ordinary methods of irrigation for profitable cultivation. Methods of draining are not so well established for irrigated land as for land in humid areas, which fact suggests the propriety of describing methods that have been tested in specific cases." -- p. 2
Date: 1909
Creator: Brown, Charles F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soy Beans

Description: "The recent enormous exportations of soy beans and soy-bean meal from Manchuria to Europe would seem to indicate that there is practically an unlimited market for this product. It is now believed that by the selection of proper varieties, of which the number is very large, the soy bean can be profitably grown in practically all parts of the cotton belt as a grain crop." -- p. 2. In addition to discussion of soy bean varieties, the cultivation of soy beans is discussed in relation to their use as hay, pasturage, grain, and animal feeds.
Date: 1909
Creator: Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver), 1867-1926 & Nielsen, H. T. (Harold T.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation of Alfalfa

Description: Report discussing the best methods for irrigating lands that grow alfalfa. The border, check, flooding, and furrow methods are all discussed as well as farm ditches, necessary amounts of water, and irrigation methods in the winter.
Date: 1909
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hog Cholera

Description: Report discussing the disease hog cholera, including its causes, symptoms, and diagnosis. Also discusses diseases which may be mistaken for hog cholera and methods of prevention and treatment.
Date: 1909
Creator: Dorset, M. (Marion)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Loco-Weed Disease

Description: Report describing the poisonous plant locoweed, including its appearance and its effects on horses, cattle, and sheep.
Date: 1909
Creator: Marsh, C. Dwight (Charles Dwight)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Repair of Farm Equipment

Description: Report discussing the proper care and maintenance of farm equipment, including tools necessary for repair work and shop facilities capable of repair work. Contains illustrations of tools.
Date: 1909
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Dehorning of Cattle

Description: Report discussing the proper method for dehorning cattle. Topics discussed include instruments necessary for dehorning and appropriate treatments for cattle that have been successfully dehorned.
Date: 1909
Creator: Hickman, Richard W. (Richard West), 1852-1926
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Successful Poultry and Dairy Farm

Description: "The present article is the story of a professional man whose longing for the freedom of country life led him at the age age of 36 to abandon the city for the farm.... the farm referred to is that of Mr. H. L. Blanchard, of Jefferson County, Washington. It lies on the west side of Puget Sound, at the base of the Olympic Mountains. The products of the farm are butter, eggs, poultry, and a small quantity of fresh pork." -- p. 6
Date: 1909
Creator: Spillman, W. J. (William Jasper)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Primer of Forestry

Description: Report discussing the importance of forestry and forest management, which are best done through "conservative lumbering" and making "the forest render its best service to man in such a way as to increase rather than diminish it usefulness in the future" -- p. 3. In addition to tree conservation, the effects of weather, climate, and precipitation on forests are discussed.
Date: 1909
Creator: Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Meadow Fescue: Its Culture and Uses

Description: "There is at present a great lack in the agricultural literature of this country of concise descriptions of the methods followed in the growing and handling of the different cultivated grasses, especially for seed production. This bulletin not only treats of the value of meadow fescue in meadows and permanent pastures, but also discusses in detail the production of seed and problems in connection with seed growing." -- p. 2
Date: 1909
Creator: Vinall, H. N. (Harry Nelson), 1880-1937
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Use of Milk as Food

Description: "Perhaps no article of diet is more important than milk, and the present bulletin discusses such questions as composition, digestibility, care of milk in the home, use of milk in cookery, and its economy as compared with other foods. Some general information is also summarized regarding such mlik products as butter, cheese, buttermilk, and whey." -- p. 3
Date: 1909
Creator: Milner, R. D. (Robert Denniston), b. 1869
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Basket Willow

Description: Report discussing improved cultivation techniques for willow trees used in basket-making.
Date: 1909
Creator: Hubbard, William F. (William Fairchild), 1876-1905
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 49

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Conservation of Soil Resources, Potato Breeding, Disk-Harrowing Alfalfa, the Montreal Muskmelon, Storage of Hubbard Squash, Fig Culture in the South, Mushroom Growing, Preserving Wild Mushrooms, Cooking Beans and Other Vegetables, and a Model Kitchen.
Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department