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Strawberry Culture in Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia

Description: "Strawberries are more widely grown than any other kind of fruit. Centers of large commercial production are found in many different regions throughout the country.... This bulletin discusses the different cultural methods used in different sections and points out those which have been demonstrated by experience to be the most efficient. It is of interest to strawberry growers not only in the State mentioned...but also in other parts of the South and where the conditions are similar to those in the strawberry-growing regions of Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia." -- p. 2. Topics discussed include varieties, soil preparation, fertilizers, training, mulching, and harvesting.
Date: 1917
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eradication of Bermuda Grass

Description: This bulletin describes Bermuda grass, a plant that is both highly valuable to pastures and also invasive in the southern United States, and gives suggestions for its control. Possible methods for eradication include the strategic use of shade, winterkilling, fallowing, hog grazing, and tilling practices.
Date: 1918
Creator: Hansen, Albert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Southern Corn Rootworm and Farm Practices to Control It

Description: "Of all corn pests in the South one of the most serious is the larva, or young, of the 12-spotted cucumber beetle -- the so-called southern corn rootworm. True to its name, it feeds on the roots, but in young corn it also drills a small hole in the stem just above the first circle of roots, boring out the crown and killing the bud.... Progressive farming methods, as described in this bulletin, will reduce the ravages of this insect. Burn over waste places to destroy dead grass, weeds, and rubbish in which the beetles winter. If possible, avoid planting corn in fields which contained corn the year before. Enrich the soil by planting legumes so that the corn will have a better chance of recovering from rootworm injury. Protect the bobwhite. This bird destroys many beetles of the rootworm. By careful observations, extending over a period of years, find out the dates between which the rooworm does the most damage; then time your planting so that it will fall either before or after these dates, taking into consideration, of course, other important factors in crop production." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Luginbill, Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farm Practices That Increase Crop Yields in Kentucky and Tennessee

Description: "In the limestone and mountain districts south of the Ohio River there is much land that has been run down by continual cropping without rotation. In some places run-down land is left to grow up in weeds, wild grasses, and brush, a practice known as 'resting' the land. Where this sort of farm management is followed farm manure is largely wasted, little or no attention is paid to green-manure crops or other means of putting humus into the soil, and crop yields are very low. However, progressive farmers throughout the region who have built up run-down lands are now getting heavy yields. In the following pages are described some of the methods by which these farmers get results by making good use of farm manure and crop refuse, using legumes and grasses in regular rotations, and applying lime and commercial fertilizers." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tobacco Hornworm Insecticide: Recommendations for Use of Powdered Arsenate of Lead in Dark-Tobacco District

Description: "From the time when tobacco was first cultivated in the dark-tobacco regions of Tennessee and Kentucky it has been necessary to combat the hornworms in order to produce profitable crops. For many years the practice of removing them from the plants by hand was followed. Later Paris green came into general use. This bulletin deals with the use of powdered arsenate of lead, which has been found to be preferable to Paris green in many respects. Full directions for its use under varying conditions are given." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Morgan, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Rough-Headed Corn Stalk-Beetle in the Southern States and Its Control

Description: "Within recent years an increasing number of reports of serious damage to the corn crop by a robust black beetle have been received from most of the Southern States. A noteworthy outbreak occurred during the early summer of 1914 in the tidewater section of Virginia. As very little was known regarding the natural history of this pest, this bulletin has been designed to supply this information. By following the control measures recommended herein it is hoped that the ravages of this pest may be largely overcome in the future." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Phillips, W. J. (William Jeter), 1879-1972
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ways of Making Southern Mountain Farms More Productive

Description: "The southern mountain farm often produces no more than a scant living for the family. Corn is the chief crop grown. Often part of the farm lies idle, being 'rested' while corn is grown on another part year after year until the land is worn out. By growing three or more crops in rotation, including clover, the farmer will be able to produce larger crops, make more money, and keep all crop land under cultivation all the time. Cattle, hogs, and sheep will not only add to the cash income, but will help to increase the fertility of the soil, and render larger crops possible. This bulletin describes crop rotations for small mountain farms in the southern Alleghenies, and gives complete directions for starting a crop rotation that will make poor mountain land more productive." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Wheat Jointworm and Its Control

Description: Revised edition. "The wheat jointworm is a very small grub which lives in stems of wheat, feeding on the juices of the plant and causing a slight swelling or distortion of the stem above the joint. The egg from which it hatches is laid in the stem by an insect resembling a small black ant with wings. This insect attacks wheat only. The injury which it causes to wheat is very distinct from that caused by the Hessian fly, yet the effects caused by these two insects are often confused by farmers." -- p. 1-2. This bulletin gives a brief outline of the life cycle and the nature of the injury to the plant by the jointworm so that any farmer may readily recognize its work and be able to apply the measures of control herein recommended.
Date: 1940
Creator: Phillips, W. J. (William Jeter), 1879-1972 & Poos, F. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Roundheaded Apple-Tree Borer

Description: This report discusses the roundheaded apple-tree borer, an insect in the eastern and midwestern United States that, in its larval stage, destroys the bark and wood of apple trees. Several methods of control are discussed, including worming, paints and washes, and sprays.Apple-tree borers.
Date: 1915
Creator: Brooks, Fred E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Mexican Bean Beetle in the East

Description: Report discussing the Mexican bean beetle, which is the most serious insect enemy of beans in parts of the United States. Although it has long been present in the southwestern United States, it has recently spread to the Southeast and destroyed much of the bean crop there. This bulletin describes the beetle's life cycle and different control measures, including spraying and dusting with insecticides.
Date: 1924
Creator: Howard, Neale F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dodder

Description: Report discussing the weed commonly known as dodder or love vine and methods for controlling it. If procedures are properly followed, eradication of the weed in the United States is possible. Topics include varieties of dodder and plants that susceptible to attack by it, its life cycle, and ways it is unintentionally introduced to farms.
Date: 1921
Creator: Hansen, A. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Strawberry Growing in the South

Description: This report discusses strawberry cultivation in the southern United States, especially with regard to field location, soil and climate requirements, fertilizers, harvesting, varieties, and strawberry by-products
Date: 1915
Creator: Thompson, H. C. (Homer Columbus), b. 1885
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

Sixty-Day and Kherson Oats

Description: Report discussing the results of experiments undertaken to determine the viability of early oats in different regions of the United States since early oats typically thrive only in the Corn Belt and Great Plains regions.
Date: 1910
Creator: Warburton, C. W. (Clyde William), 1879-1950
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Dairy Industry in the South

Description: Report discussing the state of dairy farming in the southern United States and efforts to improve upon common practices on the farm and for distribution.
Date: 1909
Creator: Rawl, B. H. (Bernard Hazelius), 1876-1924; Stuart, Duncan, 1874-1930 & Whitaker, George M. (George Mason), 1851-1912
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

How to Manage a Corn Crop in Kentucky and West Virginia

Description: Report discussing best practices for growing corn in Kentucky and West Virginia, including land preparation, fertilizers, seed selection, planting and harvesting practices. Further sources of information regarding corn growing are provided at the end of the report.
Date: 1913
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Common Birds of Southeastern United States in Relation to Agriculture

Description: This report discusses birds commonly found in the southeastern United States with special regard to their diets and the impact these birds have on agriculture and insects in this region.
Date: 1916
Creator: Beal, F. E. L. (Foster Ellenborough Lascelles), 1840-1916; McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962 & Kalmbach, E. R. (Edwin Richard), 1884-1972
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Common Birds of Southeastern United States in Relation to Agriculture

Description: Revised edition. This report discusses birds commonly found in the southeastern United States with special regard to their diets and the impact these birds have on agriculture and insects in this region.
Date: 1918
Creator: Beal, F. E. L. (Foster Ellenborough Lascelles), 1840-1916; McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962 & Kalmbach, E. R. (Edwin Richard), 1884-1972
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

How Live Stock Is Handled in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky

Description: "The object of this bulletin is to show how livestock is handled and fits into the farm organization in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. The average successful farm of any long-established type will have various kinds of livestock distributed in about the proportion that owners or operators in general believe will pay best. Thus, a gradual process of selection is going on constantly in all agricultural regions, and it should be to the farmer's interest to know the best practice in his community and to have explained the economic advantages that have been secured by such practice. In this bulletin an effort has been made to bring out the fundamental practices that make for success with livestock in central Kentucky as determined by the practices of the more successful livestock farmers of that region." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eradication of Ferns from Pasture Lands in the Eastern United States

Description: "There are nearly 7,500 recognized species of ferns in the world, of which number over 200 are known to be native to the United States. A few species have become weed pests in this country, and it is to a discussion of the control of these weedy ferns that this bulletin is devoted. The parts of the United States in which ferns are bad weeds are, principally, (1) the hill country of the Northeastern States and the higher portions of the Appalachian Mountain region as far south as Georgia, and (2) the Pacific coast country west of the Cascade Mountains.... This publication deals only with fern eradication in the Eastern States." -- p. 1-2
Date: 1915
Creator: Cox, H. R. (Herbert Randolph)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department