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Tomato growing.

Description: Discusses tomato growing in detail, including cultivation, pest control, and greenhouse growing. Includes a guide to growing tomatoes for canneries.
Date: 1898
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insecticides and Fungicides: Chemical Composition and Effectiveness of Certain Preparations.

Description: Describes several pest-control products sold at the turn of the 20th century, including branded products and generic mixtures in use at the time. Provides buying advice to merchants and potential purchasers of those pesticides and fungicides.
Date: 1902
Creator: United States. Department 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. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 30

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Top-Dressing Grass Land, Extension of Corn Growing, Peanuts for Forage, Winterkilling of Fruit Trees, Cranberry Culture, Lime-Sulphur-Salt Wash, Destroying Prairie Dogs, Clean Milk, Poultry Houses.
Date: 1905
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Three insect enemies of shade trees.

Description: Describes some major pests of shade trees, the damage they cause, and methods of control. Discusses efforts to control shade-tree insects in cities and towns.
Date: 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Nevada Mouse Plague of 1907-08

Description: Report discussing the history of the mouse plague in Nevada from 1907-1908, its causes, effects, and lessons for combating future plagues. Special attention is given to the importance of protecting hawks, owls, and other small predatory mammals which can help prevent future occurrences.
Date: 1909
Creator: Piper, Stanley E. (Stanley Edward)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

How to Destroy English Sparrows

Description: "Introduced into the United States many years ago from Europe, this sparrow has multiplied and extended its range until now it is numerous and firmly established over most of the country. The bad qualities of the bird far outweigh its good ones, and, although its extermination is impracticable, a reduction of its numbers is feasible and important. The present bulletin aims to describe the best methods of destruction." -- p. 2
Date: 1910
Creator: Dearborn, Ned, 1865-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Methods of Exterminating the Texas-Fever Tick

Description: "For many years these ticks, which transmit the disease of cattle known as Texas or tick fever, have been a cause of heavy loss and a great handicap to live-stock raising in the southern part of the United States. The progress so far made, however, in the cooperative campaign by this department and State authorities with the object of completely eradicating this pest from the country demonstrates that it is entirely possible to accomplish that result, although a number of years of hard work will be required. It is of great importance for the success of this undertaking that the efforts of the officials should be supplemented by individual work by the farmers. This paper gives simple and practical directions for exterminating the ticks." -- p. 2
Date: 1912
Creator: Graybill, H. W. (Harry Webster), 1875-1938
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some Common Mammals of Western Montana in Relation to Agriculture and Spotted Fever

Description: "Since it is known that spotted fever is communicated from wild animals to human beings by the bite of infected wood ticks and that the two younger stages live almost entirely on small native rodents -- from which they occasionally contract the infection -- it is evident that these tick hosts should be destroyed, at least around ranches. The extensive damage done by the same animals to agricultural interests is another important reason for their destruction. The chief purpose of this publication is to point out the best methods of destroying these native animals." -- p. 6. Among the rodents discussed in the bulletin are squirrels, chipmunks, woodchucks, mice, rats, gophers, rabbits, badgers, and weasels.
Date: 1912
Creator: Birdseye, Clarence, 1886-1956
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department