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[Letters from Mariah Rucker to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, September 14, 1885]

Description: These are letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Mariah Rucker who is the niece of Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore. In the first letter, dated September 14, 1885, Mariah updates Mary and Charles on news about home life and it includes: a discussion about receiving the Moore's letter and waiting for Uncle Henry to read it to them, details about what Bettie and her were preparing for the camp meeting in Walnut Grove while they listened to the letter, a dialogue about the people who attended the camp meeting, an update on everyone's health at present, news about Neal Moore and his return trip to his home, details on the wind and rain they had just received, an weather update of last week and how the weather affected chores, a discussion about friends who have recently passed away, an update of community news and health news, and a dialogue about what they will prepare for dinner and the abundance of cabbage she has on hand. She ends this letter by stating that she would "quit for this time." In the second letter, written on Friday evening, Mariah details news from her home county in Texas and it includes: a weather update and how it affected her washing, health news about Vick Jones and Solomon, her brother, who have the chills, a dialogue about Mr. Blue who has passed away after accidentally shooting himself, a brief aside about how many people have been buried recently, a discussion about the Blue family and the unfortunate deaths that have occurred to their family, details about the company they have had in last Saturday as well as a brief note about Sam's love for their suppers, apologies for not being able to store more peaches from Moore's orchard ...
Date: September 14, 1885
Creator: Rucker, Mariah
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Northwestern apple packing houses.

Description: Provides details of construction, arrangement, equipment, and operation of boxed apple packing houses in the Northwest.
Date: 1926
Creator: Pailthorp, Raymond R., 1889- & Samson, H. W. (Harold Willis), 1888-1927.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apple growing east of the Mississippi River.

Description: Describes the various factors that should be taken into consideration when developing and maintaining apple orchards, including: types of soil, climate conditions, the selecting and handling of young trees, the use of fertilizers, methods of pruning and spraying, and methods of repelling pests.
Date: July 1940
Creator: Gould, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Profitable Management of the Small Apple Orchard on the General Farm

Description: Report discussing techniques for cultivating a profitable apple orchard on a small farm, primarily by rejuvenating old apple orchards which have not been properly cared for. Topics discussed include pruning, fertilization, spraying, the costs of renovating an orchard, and potential profits.
Date: 1912
Creator: Burritt, M. C. (Maurice Chase)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Notes on frost.

Description: Discusses the seasons of frost and how frost is formed, protection from frosts in various circumstances, and general observations.
Date: December 14, 1910
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 18

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Value of Stable Manure, Alfalfa as a Fertilizer, Liming Acid Soils, Celery Culture, the Greenhouse in Summer, Frost-Resisting Strawberries, Fumigator for Fruit Trees, Foundation in Comb Building, Ridding Houses of Flies, Slop for Pigs, Profitable Crops for Pigs, Barley for Horses, Water in Butter, and Losses in the Silo.
Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 19

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Maintenance of Soil Fertility, Thomas Slag, Rotation of Crops, Gardening Under Glass, Winter Irrigation of Orchards, Improvement of American Grapes, Condimental and Medicinal Cattle and Poultry Foods, Feeding Rice Meal to Pigs, Dressing and Packing Poultry, the Curing of Cheese, and an Improved Cow Stall.
Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 42

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Extension of Rice Culture, Growing Seed Potatoes Under Mulch, Manure as a Summer Mulch in Forcing Houses, Renewal of Old Orchards, Injury by Bordeaux Mixture, Gluten Flours and Similar foods, Laxative Properties of Wheat Bran, Emmer as a Feeding Stuff, Roots for Farm Animals, Cabbage as Stock Feed, Pasturing Hogs, Cull Beans as a Feed for Hogs, and Healthy Poultry.
Date: 1907
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 67

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Screening Cabbage Seed Beds, Spraying Apple Orchards, New Type of Spray Nozzle, Preparation of Corn for Hogs, Experiments in Beef Production, Preparation of Choice Hams, and Factors Affecting Fat in Cream.
Date: 1912
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 22

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Pure Water for Cows; When to Cut Forage Crops; Lippia, or Fog Fruit; Pithiness in Celery; Irrigation of Strawberries; Farmers' Fruit Garden; Management of Orchards; Tropical and Subtropical Fruits; China Asters; Preserving Sweet Potatoes; Food Value of Beans; Tankage for Pigs; and Remedies for Fleas.
Date: 1903
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 26

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Reclamation of Flood-Damaged Lands, Mulching Vegetables and Fruits, the Cultivation of Orchards, Thinning Apples, Popcorn, Fruit for Farm-Animals, Protein for Dairy Cows, Cost of Raising Calves and Pigs, Manufacture of Sage Cheese, Manufacture of Cottage Cheese, a Cheap Fruit Evaporator.
Date: 1904
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
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: Tillage v. Sod Mulch in Orchards, Ear Characters of Seed Corn, Seed Disinfection, Blackleg of the Irish Potato, Progress in Horse Breeding, and Sweet Potatoes.
Date: 1910
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 37

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Breeding Corn, Buckwheat, Sugar Beets on Alkali Soils, Alfilaria as a Forage Plant, Apple Bitter Rot, Grass Mulch for Orchards, Hardiness of Young Fruit Trees, Protecting Cows from Flies, Effect of Silage on Milk, and Cold Storage of Cheese.
Date: 1906
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 8

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Soil Moisture, Fertility of Soils, Cover Crops for Orchards, Cultivating v. Cropping Orchards, Transplanting Trees, Fecundity of Swine, Food Value of Eggs, Starch from Sweet Potatoes, the Toad as a Friend of the Farmer.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Citrus Fruit Growing in the Gulf States

Description: Report discussing best practices for cultivating a citrus orchard. Discussion includes possible grove sites, varieties of citrus trees, fertilizers, methods of cold protection, and nursery cultivation.
Date: 1906
Creator: Rolfs, P. H. (Peter Henry), 1865-1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation of Orchards

Description: "Orchard irrigation in the arid and semi-arid regions of this country varies in practice, according to water supply, climate, soil, and situation of the land, and in cost of installation and maintenance of the system. The right selection of land for an orchard tract should be the irrigator's first step toward profitable fruit production. Expensive devices should not be used for distributing water in orchards of low value and small returns, but valuable orchards, yielding large annual returns will justify the best-known devices for successful irrigation. Prevention of waste of water should be a chief object of the irrigator not alone for the sake of economy but for the good of the orchard as well. A discussion of the factors essential to the successful irrigation of orchards, as well as of different methods used, is presented in the following pages." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsistence Farm Gardens

Description: "Fruits and vegetables will naturally form an important part of the diet of families undertaking subsistence farming as a means of supplementing their food supplies and occupying their spare time. The supply of fruits and vegetables in most cases will be produced by methods differing more or less from those employed in regular farm gardens. This bulletin has been prepared with the limitations clearly in mind, under which the average subsistence homesteader is working, and includes brief cultural directions for about 20 of the most important garden vegetables, 5 of the small fruits, and 5 of the standard or tree fruits. The information contained herein applies mainly to climatic and other conditions prevailing in the Northern and Eastern States; the bulletin is not intended for distribution in the Cotton States, the Great Plains area, or the Pacific coast region." -- p. 1
Date: 1935
Creator: Beattie, W. R. (William Renwick), b. 1870; Robert, J. W.; Harter, L. L. (Leonard Lee); White, W. H. (William Henry), 1892-1951 & Van Dine, D. L. (Delos Lewis), 1878-
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The Protection of Orchards in the Pacific Northwest from Spring Frosts by Means of Fires and Smudges

Description: "The object of this bulletin is to give, in considerable detail, the results of successful experiments and the methods employed in preventing frost injury by means of fires and smudges in the apple, peach, and pear orchards of the Rogue River Valley in southern Oregon during the spring of 1909.... The important facts to be known by the grower are how to prepare for frost prevention, what materials to employ for fuel and the manner of distributing them in the orchards, what to use in starting the fires and the method of preparing them, etc." -- p. 5
Date: 1910
Creator: O'Gara, P. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-tree propagation.

Description: A brief guide to nut-tree propagation, including budding and grafting and seed and stock selection. Intended for use by growers who must be able to distinguish seedlings from budded and grafted trees, or who wish to improve their own orchard trees.
Date: August 1926
Creator: Reed, C. A. (Clarence Arthur), 1880-1950
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Orchard irrigation.

Description: Provides instructions for effective orchard irrigation; discusses three methods of orchard irrigation: the furrow method, the basin method, and the sprinkling method.
Date: 1927
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department