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Shallu, or "Egyptian Wheat": A Late-Maturing Variety of Sorghum

Description: "Many varieties of sorghum have been introduced into the United States in the past 30 or 40 years. Some of these have proved valuable under dry-land conditions in the southern Great Plains.... Shallu is one of the introductions which are not adapted to dry-land conditions. It is a variety that requires a long favorable season to mature.... This bulletin is intended for farmers who are interested in the growing of grain-sorghum crops. It applies to the southern Great Plains under dry-land conditions. It records the results obtained from shallu when grown under such conditions in comparison with other varieties of grain sorghum in varietal tests in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico." -- p. 4
Date: 1917
Creator: Rothgeb, Benton E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screw-Worms and Other Maggots Affecting Animals

Description: This bulletin discusses the screwworm, which is a maggot that causes losses to livestock, and measures for its control. Other maggots and insects discussed include the sheep-wool maggot, the black blowfly, the green bottle fly, and the gray flesh fly.
Date: 1917
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970; Mitchell, J. D. & Parman, D. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Bollworm or Corn Earworm

Description: "Cotton bollworm, corn earworm, tomato fruitworm, and false budworm of tobacco are common names applied to one and the same insect when it is found attacking these various crops. In fact the insect is a very general feeder, attacking many wild plants as well as garden vegetables, alfalfa, cowpeas, and the crops indicated above. The bollworm, or corn earworm as it is most widely known, occurs as a pest in practically all parts of the United States." -- p. 3. This bulletin discusses the life cycle of the insect, its distribution, and measures for its control.
Date: 1917
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advice to Forest Planters in the Plains Regions

Description: "Advice about tree planting to provide a windbreak and a supply of firewood, fence posts, and wood for repairs should be especially valuable to the settler in the Plains region. This bulletin gives advice that will enable him to select the species of trees that will bring the most profitable returns without overburdening him with care. Following the description of each species of tree adapted to the region, the points to be avoided in connection with its planting are summarized in a few concise 'dont's.' Information and advice also are given regarding time for planting, methods of cultivation, pruning, etc." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Smith, Seward Dwight, 1880-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Growing Winter Wheat on the Great Plains

Description: "This bulletin is intended to answer the requests for information on the production of winter wheat on the Great Plains under dry-farming conditions that arise from the stimulus of a present and prospective price much higher than that under which the agriculture of the section has been developed and from the campaign for a large increase in the crop to meet the necessities of war conditions." -- p. 3. Topics discussed include wheat varieties and seeding.
Date: 1917
Creator: Chilcott, E. C. (Ellery Channing), 1859-1930 & Cole, John S. (John Selden)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pit Silos

Description: "Pit silos are becoming common in many sections of the Great Plains region, especially in the Panhandle of Texas and in similar sections of the United States. The popularity of this type of silo is due chiefly to the remoteness of many farms in these sections from railroad points, which in many cases would make the cost of a masonry silo prohibitive, and to the fact that silos of wood often weaken rapidly under the peculiar climatic conditions prevailing in the Plains region and are destroyed by wind." -- p. 3. The report discusses factors to consider when deciding to build a pit silo and outlines plans for successfully constructing one.
Date: 1917
Creator: Metcalfe, T. Pryse & Scott, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department