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Harlequin Cabbage Bug and Its Control

Description: Report discussing the harlequin cabbage bug, which destroys cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, and radish crops. Discussion includes the insect's distribution, life cycle, and methods of controlling it.
Date: 1920
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Eelworm Disease of Wheat and Its Control

Description: Revised edition. "The eelworm disease of wheat, long known in Europe, has been found during the past year causing considerable damage in Virginia and in isolated localities in West Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, and California. Every effort should be made to control the trouble in these infested regions, to prevent its further spread, and to find other localities where the disease may exist. The disease may be recognized on young and old plants and in the thrashed wheat by the descriptions given in this bulletin. The trouble may be controlled by use of clean seed, by crop rotation, and by sanitation. If clean seed cannot be procured from uninfested localities, diseased seed can be made safe for planting by the salt-brine treatment here described." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Byars, Luther P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The City Home Garden

Description: Revised edition. "Fresh vegetables for an average family may be grown upon a large back yard or city lot.... Thousands of acres of idle land that may be used for gardens are still available within the boundaries of our large cities. Some of the problems that confront the city gardener are more difficult than those connected with the farm garden, and it is the object of this bulletin to discuss these problems from a practical standpoint." -- p. 2. Soil preparation, tools, seeding, watering, diseases and pests, and space issues are all discussed and brief descriptions of several vegetables are given.
Date: 1920
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cranberry Diseases and Their Control

Description: Report discussing diseases that affect cranberries and methods for their control. Diseases discussed include early rot, bitter rot (anthracnose), end rot (blossom end rot and stem end rot), hard rot and tip blight, red gall, rose bloom (Massachusetts false blossom, hypertrophy), red leaf spot, false blossom (Wisconsin false blossom, phyllody), and black rot.
Date: 1920
Creator: Shear, C. L. (Cornelius Lott), 1865-1956
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Home Supplies Furnished by the Farm

Description: "It is the purpose of this bulletin to point out the importance of the food, fuel, and shelter furnished the family by the farm. These contributions are not a cash receipt from the farm business, but they enable the farmer to reduce materially the cash cost of living and to continue business even when the financial summary of his operations may show only a small margin of profit at the end of the year.... In the following pages are presented graphic illustrations of a few of the more important methods followed by farmers in utilizing the food, fuel, shelter, and other things that the farm furnishes free of money cost." -- p. 3.
Date: 1920
Creator: Funk, W. C. (Warren Clemmer), 1885-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Control of American Foulbrood

Description: "American foulbrood is a disease of the brood of bees which is causing great losses to American beekeepers. It has existed almost since bees were first brought to North America. The facts about the disease on which the treatment is based are discussed in this bulletin and the treatment is described in full.
Date: 1920
Creator: Funk, W. C. (Warren Clemmer), 1885-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hog Lice and Hog Mange: Methods of Control and Eradication.

Description: Report discussing lice and mange, two external parasites which commonly affect hogs. Infected hogs may experience irritation, arrested growth, lack of vitality, and have an increased risk of death. Both diseases are discussed in details along with potential remedies. Treatments include hand applications, spraying, hog oilers, medicated hog wallows, and dipping.
Date: 1920
Creator: Imes, Marion
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beautifying the Farmstead

Description: Report giving practical ways for families to beautify farmsteads. Contains sections on design, locations of buildings, walkways, driveways, lawns, trees and other plants.
Date: 1920
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Selecting a Farm

Description: "The wise selection of a farm is vital to the success and satisfaction of farm life. Choosing a farm often means choosing a place in which to live and work for a lifetime.... It is the purpose of this bulletin to bring some of these points to the reader's attention." -- p. 3. Topics discussed include financial resources, economic conditions, location, soil quality, farm organization, water supply, and equipment.
Date: 1920
Creator: Thomson, E. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rabbit Raising

Description: Report discussing best practices for raising rabbits and common uses of rabbits. Topics discussed rabbit breeds, costs, food, shelter, markets, dressing, and use of rabbits for food. Includes recipes.
Date: 1920
Creator: Dearborn, Ned, 1865-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Prairie Rice Culture in the United States

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of rice on the Gulf coastal plain, primarily in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. Contains sections on varieties, irrigation, seeding, drainage, and harvesting.
Date: 1920
Creator: Chambliss, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1871-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Alfalfa Caterpillar

Description: "The alfalfa caterpillar is one of the most destructive insect pests of alfalfa in the southwestern United States. In 1914 a complete report of the life history of this caterpillar, together with the methods of control, was published. The present paper contains additional information relating to methods of controlling the pest by the management of irrigation water as well as a brief account of its natural history, and is intended to meet the ever-increasing demands of ranchers and others for assistance in protecting their alfalfa against these "green worms." -- p. 3
Date: 1920
Creator: Wildermuth, V. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dry Farming in Western South Dakota

Description: "The United States Department of Agriculture, since 1908 at the Belle Fourche Field Station, near Newell, and since 1912 at the Ardmore Field Station, has been conducting thorough investigations of methods of crop production in South Dakota. The results of these investigations show that the high fluctuation of yields, due to fluctuating rainfall, can not be sufficiently overcome by cultural methods to change the problem materially. These results and the experience of farmers who have succeeded indicate that the most favorable conditions for grain production are found when combined with or subordinated to stock production. The system and methods recommended are 1) keeping live stock to the capacity of summer pasture and winter feed, 2) the growth of cultivated annual crops (corn and sorghum) for winter feed, and 3) the growth of small grains following the corn without plowing. This system may be modified as local or individual conditions warrant the growth of alfalfa for hay or seed, or the growth of a larger acreage of wheat or other grains." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Mathews, O. R. (Oscar Roland), b. 1890
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Essentials of Animal Breeding

Description: "This bulletin is written in simple language for the man who breeds farm animals, who wants to learn the rudiments of the science of breeding, and how to apply them in practice. It sets forth some of the known facts regarding the operation of the forces of heredity." -- p. 2. Topics include gestation periods, incubation for birds, fertility, Mendel's law of prepotency, selection, inbreeding, purity and pedigree, and livestock improvement techniques.
Date: 1920
Creator: Rommel, George M. (George McCullough)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Control of the Root, Stalk, and Ear Rot Diseases of Corn

Description: Report discussing the effect of rot diseases on the stalks and roots of corn grown in the United States, particularly the dent varieties grown in the corn belt. Describes both the symptoms of the various rot diseases and control measures.
Date: 1920
Creator: Holbert, J. R. & Hoffer, G. N. (George Nissley), 1887-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feeding Cottonseed Products to Livestock

Description: Report discussing practices and giving guidelines for feeding cottonseed products to livestock. The composition and grades of cottonseed products are discussed, as well as their possibly poisonous effects on young calves and pigs, in addition to the suitability of cottonseed products for different classes of livestock.
Date: 1920
Creator: Sheets, E. W. & Thompson, E. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Home Laundering

Description: Report giving recommendations for easing the burden on housekeepers of washing and ironing laundry at home. Among the most important labor-saving devices for housekeepers is the establishment of a separate room in the home for laundry. The laundry room should be furnished with equipment such as tubs, wringers, washboards, boilers, and irons. Laundering methods are also discussed as well as community and commercial laundries.
Date: 1920
Creator: Balderston, Lydia Ray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooperative Marketing of Woodland Products

Description: "Farmers' cooperative organizations for the marketing of farm produce have increased in number very rapidly in recent years. Certain kinds of produce are now very commonly marketed through associations. Woodland products may also be marketed in this manner... [and] much more might be done in this line, and this bulletin points out that what has been done in the cooperative marketing of other farm products can be done with woodland products also, with benefit both to the farmer and to the woodlands." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Hawes, Austin F. (Austin Foster), 1879-1962
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Crow in Its Relation to Agriculture: Is It a Farm Pest?

Description: Report discussing the advantages and disadvantages of crows to farmers. Crows are omnivorous and feed upon a wide array of plants, animals, and insects. Topics discussed include its distribution, life cycle, and economic status as well as methods farmers can use to protect their crops and poultry.
Date: 1920
Creator: Kalmbach, E. R. (Edwin Richard), 1884-1972
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Culling for Eggs and Market

Description: Report written for Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs that instructs members how to gather eggs from hens. Discussion focuses on using physical characteristics to determine whether a hen will produce high-quality eggs.
Date: 1920
Creator: Slocum, Rob R. (Rob Roy), 1883-1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Selection and Preparation of Fowls for Exhibition

Description: Report written for Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs that instructs members how to select competitive poultry specimens for display at exhibitions and fairs. Discussion focuses on preparing competitive birds through training and washing.
Date: 1920
Creator: Kinghorne, J. W. (Joseph William)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Selection and Care of Poultry Breeding Stock

Description: Report written for Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs that instructs members how to select birds for breeding a flock that is uniform in appearance and egg production. Uniformly bred flocks produce eggs which bring higher profits. Members are instructed to evaluate birds' ages, health, and appearances; consider objectives for the flock; and breeding and fertility practices.
Date: 1920
Creator: Slocum, Rob R. (Rob Roy), 1883-1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department