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Control of the Citrus Thrips in California and Arizona

Description: "The citrus thrips, a minute orange-yellow insect, has in the past few years caused extensive damage to citrus fruits in the San Joaquin Valley of California and also occasioned considerable injury in southern California and Arizona orange groves. The nature and extent of the injury caused by this insect and its life history and habits were carefully studied, and extensive experiments for its control were conducted by the writer during the period from 1910 to 1912. It is the purpose of the present paper to give briefly the practical control measures resulting from these studies." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Horton, J. R.
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

Hard Clover Seed and Its Treatment in Hulling

Description: "The seeds of many species of the clover family are frequently incapable of readily taking up the water necessary for their germination. The reason for this incapacity is that the seed coats of such seeds are completely waterproof -- at least for a time. Seeds having such impervious seeds are known as hard-coated or simply as hard seeds." -- title page. This report discusses hard clover seed and effective and ineffective methods for hulling the seed, including by machine.
Date: 1915
Creator: Harrington, George T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Growing Hay in the South for Market

Description: This report discusses the challenges of growing hay in the southern United States and practices farmers can use to successfully grow their own hay crops there. Details specific crops for hay production.
Date: 1915
Creator: Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver), 1867-1926; McClure, H. B. (Harry B.) & Carrier, Lyman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Growing Hard Spring Wheat

Description: "This bulletin discusses the topographic, soil, and climatic features of the northern Great Plains, with special reference to the production of hard spring wheat in that area. Cultural methods for growing the crop are given." -- title
Date: 1915
Creator: Ball, Carleton R. (Carleton Roy), 1873-1958 & Clark, J. Allen (Jacob Allen), b. 1888
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

House Flies

Description: This report discusses the common housefly with regard to its life cycle, role as a carrier of diseases, and natural enemies as well as effective control measures against it.
Date: 1915
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 & Hutchison, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Simple Trap Nest for Poultry

Description: "A trap nest is a laying nest so arranged that after a hen enters it she is confined until released by the attendant.... It is very simple and may be built at a small cost. The use of trap nests is essential in breeding poultry for both egg production and exhibition, where pedigree records are used in selecting either the males or females, and has a place in mass selection for increasing the egg production.... This bulletin gives full directions for making a trap nest." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Lee, Alfred R. Lee, b. 1887
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fleas as Pests to Man and Animals, With Suggestions for Their Control.

Description: "Fleas are of importance to main in two ways: First, as disease carriers and, second, as parasites or annoyers of man and animals.... In many instances they have been known to render houses uninhabitable for a time, and certain species cause considerable loss among poultry as well as annoyance to other animals." -- title page. This bulletin discusses the life cycle of the flea, its habits, its role as a carrier of bubonic plague, and the injuries it causes to domestic animals. Methods of destroying and controlling the flea are also discussed.
Date: 1915
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Squab Raising

Description: "Pigeon raising is conducted successfully as a special business, also as a side issue on a small scale in towns and cities and on general farms. The demand for squabs, especially in large cities, is gradually increasing. Squabs are often used to replace the supply of dressed game which is decreasing in this country.... This bulletin discusses the general management of pigeons for the production of squabs and also contains a summary of data secured from pigeon breeders throughout the United States." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Lee, Alfred R. Lee, b. 1887
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Games Laws for 1915: A Summary of the Provisions Relating to Seasons, Export, Sale, Limits, and Licenses

Description: Report presenting information on the game laws effective in the United States and Canada for 1915, with special emphasis on federal laws and provisions governing interstate commerce. The report is not a comprehensive overview of state game laws.
Date: 1915
Creator: Palmer, T. S. (Theodore Sherman), 1868-1955; Earnshaw, Frank L. & Bancroft, W. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some Common Birds Useful to the Farmer

Description: "Whether a bird is beneficial or injurious depends almost entirely upon what it eats.... In the following pages are discussed the food habits' of more than 50 birds belonging to 12 families. Many are eastern forms which are represented in the West by slightly different species or subspecies, but unless the food habits differ they are not separately described. In some cases specific percentages of food are given, but for the most part the statements are made without direct reference to the data on which they are based." -- p. 1-2
Date: 1915
Creator: Beal, F. E. L. (Foster Ellenborough Lascelles), 1840-1916
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Grasshopper Problem and Alfalfa Culture

Description: Report discussing grasshoppers and the destruction they cause to the alfalfa crop. Topics discussed include the grasshopper's life cycle and habits, natural predators of the grasshopper, and methods for exterminating and controlling the grasshopper.
Date: 1915
Creator: Webster, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1849-1916
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Laboratory Exercises in Farm Mechanics for Agricultural High Schools

Description: "High-school instruction in farm mechanics has been a recognized need for some time. The best and most economical methods for doing the mechanical work of the farm should be taught to boys who are prospective farmers while they are pursuing a high-school course. It is the purpose of this bulletin to outline a limited number of suggestive exercises in farm mechanics to serve as a guide to the teacher of high-school agriculture." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Scoates, Daniels
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Hessian Fly

Description: Report discussing the Hessian fly, which causes more damage to the American wheat crop than any other insect. The fly's life cycle, geographic distribution, diet, predators, and the methods for its eradication are discussed.
Date: 1915
Creator: Webster, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1849-1916
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tomato Growing in the South

Description: Report discussing best practices for growing tomatoes in the southern United States. Topics discussed include framing, soil preparation, fertilizers, crop rotation, and diseases commonly affecting tomatoes.
Date: 1915
Creator: Thompson, H. C. (Homer Columbus), b. 1885
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blackberry Culture

Description: Report discussing best practices for cultivating blackberries. Includes information about protecting blackberries in the winter and a list of blackberry varieties.
Date: 1915
Creator: Darrow, George M. (George McMillan), 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manufacture and Use of Unfermented Grape Juice

Description: "It is the purpose of this publication to state briefly the way in which unfermented grape juice is made and preserved, both for commercial and domestic use, as well as the fundamental processes and principles involved, and to offer practical suggestions for the aid of housewives and those who have large business interests." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Husmann, George C. (George Charles), 1861-1939
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crimson Clover: Seed Production

Description: "The recent development of crimson-clover seed strippers to gather seed for reseeding local areas makes practicable a much wider utilization of this crop than heretofore.... Fortunately for the grower of crimson clover on the ordinary farm, there have been developed recently two simple types of seed-gathering devices which will make it practicable for every farmer to let a portion of his crimson clover stand for seed, gather it in the hull, and immediately bag and house it for sowing later in the season. These devices are described and illustrated in the following pages. In addition, a brief discussion is given of the requirements necessary for successful seed production, as well as of the methods used for producing seed in commercial quantities for the market." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Westgate, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Home Garden in the South

Description: "This bulletin gives suggestions as to the location, plan, and arrangement of the [home] garden, the soil and its preparation, manures, and fertilizers, the seeds and plants to use, together with brief descriptions of the methods of handling the more important vegetables and suggestions regarding varieties to use to secure a varied and continuous supply throughout the year." -- p. 2
Date: 1915
Creator: Thompson, H. C. (Homer Columbus), b. 1885
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Control of the Root-Knot

Description: "Attention should be directed to the continual spread of a common disease of plants generally known under the names of root-knot, root-gall, big-root, etc. It occurs as an out-of-doors pest in all except the most northern Sates, but it is most abundant in the South and Southwest and is everywhere prevalent in greenhouses. It is the cause of serious damage to many crops. The extent of this damage is difficult to estimate, since it is both direct and indirect and in many cases is overlooked entirely. The direct damage is that caused to the growing crops. The indirect damage results from the fact that the presence of the disease makes it impracticable to grow certain crops." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Bessey, Ernst Athearn, 1877-1957 & Byars, Luther P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department