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Frost and the Prevention of Damage by It

Description: "All frost protection methods, from the simplest to the most complicated, can be carried on more successfully if the processes by which the earth's surface cools at night and the factors which influence the rate of cooling are well understood. In the first part of this bulletin an attempt has been made to describe in a simple, elementary manner the changes that take place at and near the earth's surface on a frosty night, so that persons protecting plants or trees may be able to understand how their protective devices operate to prevent damage and in what manner they are most efficient. In treating a matter of this kind it is practically impossible to eliminate all technical terms, but so far as possible these have been carefully explained in simple language. The larger portion is given over to a discussion of the various methods and devices now being used for protection against frost, together with a chapter on temperatures injurious to plants, blossoms, and fruit." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drying Fruits and Vegetables in the Home with Recipes for Cooking

Description: "Fruits and vegetables may be dried in the home by simple processes and stored for future use. Especially when canning is not feasible, or cans and jars are too expensive, drying offers a means of saving large quantities of surplus products which go to waste each year in garden and fruit plots. Drying also affords a way of conserving portions of food which are too small for canning. The drying may be done in the sun, over the kitchen stove, or before an electric fan. Manufacturers have placed driers on the market. Homemade driers are satisfactory.... The principles, methods, and equipment are described in the following pages." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Agricultural Outlook: April 23, 1915

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture discussing the status of agricultural production in the United States during the first four months of 1915, including forecasts for crop yields and livestock reports.
Date: 1915
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Agricultural Outlook: August 22, 1914

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture discussing the status of agricultural production in the United States during July and August 1914, including forecasts for crop yields and livestock reports.
Date: 1914
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Know your butter grades.

Description: Describes the U.S. federal grades given to determine product quality, and how these grades are used for butter.
Date: February 1956
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Truly yours : the dress that fits.

Description: This document is a brochure describing a film about garment selection and alteration, with instructions on how to buy or borrow the film (at the time that it was issued).
Date: December 1949
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The wheat quota referendum.

Description: A voter's guide for farmers eligible to participate in a referendum for or against a wheat marketing quota for the 1954 crop. Includes an explanation of the quota program.
Date: July 1953
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Growing black locust trees.

Description: Discusses the practice of growing black locust trees for profit in the timber industry as a method of erosion control and soil building. Provides suggestions for watering, weeding, insect and disease control, and marketing of seedlings.
Date: January 1941
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seven ways to greater egg profit.

Description: Describes seven best practices for managing chicken flocks and for collecting and storing eggs in order to produce Grade A eggs. The recommended practices are based on a study conducted in major egg-producing states in the midwestern United States.
Date: December 1955
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Home canning of fruits and vegetables.

Description: A guide to home canning. Includes instructions for canning a variety of fruits and fruit juices, vegetables and soups, and meats and meat dishes.
Date: June 1923
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. States Relations Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth roads.

Description: Discusses earth roads, and methods of drainage that are essential to maintaining them.
Date: 1902
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fish as food.

Description: Describes the composition, cost, and nutritive value of fish and other seafoods. Includes sample menus. Discusses methods of preparing seafood for market.
Date: April 6, 1907
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carbon bisulphid as an insecticide.

Description: A guide to the use of carbon disulfide ("bisulfid of carbon") as an insecticide against the cigarette beetle, as well as other insect pests and borers. The information is largely based on experiments conducted in 1901 by the Division of Entomology, at a large tobacco establishment in Washington, D.C.
Date: 1905
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sorghum sirup manufacture.

Description: Describes the results of experiments conducted with the intention of increasing the production and the quality of sorghum syrup.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barnyard manure.

Description: Describes the benefits of more economical management of organic farm resources, namely barnyard manure. Discusses the management and application of methods for using fertilizers on the farm.
Date: May 10, 1906
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
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. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department