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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.
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Spraying for Apple Diseases and the Codling Moth in the Ozarks

Description: Report promoting the spraying of apples with insecticides and fungicides in the Ozarks in order to prevent damage from bitter-rot, apple blotch, leaf-spot diseases, apple scab, and the codling moth. Each problem is described and a course of treatment by spraying is recommended.
Date: 1907
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958
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Grasshoppers and Their Control on Sugar Beets and Truck Crops

Description: This report discusses grasshoppers, which destroy sugar beets and truck crops, and methods for controlling grasshoppers in the light of recent outbreaks in the mid-western United States, particularly in Kansas. The reproductive practices of grasshoppers and their preferred climatic conditions are given special attention.
Date: 1915
Creator: Milliken, F. B.
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Grain Farming in the Corn Belt with Live Stock as a Side Line

Description: "This bulletin is written to suggest to the corn-belt farmer of the Middle West -- especially the farmer whose soil has been run down by continuous grain farming -- some ways of coordinating and 'cashing in' the scientific advice offered him in hundreds of bulletins already published.... Briefly, these are the conclusions reached by our most successful corn-belt farmer and agricultural experts: To make a money-maker of a farm that has become a losing proposition through steady grain farming you must in addition to raising standard grain crops -- (1) Grow legumes, (2) Raise live stock as a side line, (3) Keep accounts of receipts and expenditures, (4) Mix horse sense with scientific agriculture, (5) Try to secure enough capital to enable you to farm right, (6) Stick to whatever policy you adopt long enough to try it out, and (7) Confer with your County Agent and make a careful study of the bulletins of the United States Department of Agriculture." -- p. 1-3.
Date: 1916
Creator: Vrooman, Carl Schurz, 1872-1966
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Sweet Clover on Corn Belt Farms

Description: "Sweet clover is now grown successfully on many farms in the corn belt, both in rotation and as a catch crop to be plowed under. It has proved excellent for hay and pasture, and is unequaled by any other legume for soil improvement. Sweet clover may be used to good advantage for silage, and on some farms, with proper management, it is a profitable seed crop. Mixed with bluegrass, it makes a pasture of nearly double the carrying capacity of bluegrass alone. The object of this bulletin is to present details of management and of the more important farm practices followed on some of the successful corn-belt farms on which sweet clover is grown as one of the principal crops of the rotation. Cropping systems are outlined for farms of different types, and special attention is called to the three essentials of success in growing the crop -- lime, inoculation, and scarified seed." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Drake, J. A. & Rundles, J. C.
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Influence of the Tractor on Use of Horses

Description: This bulletin promotes the use of tractors on farms in the Corn Belt of the United States in order to increase agricultural productivity. It discusses the possible uses of tractors and the displacement of horses on farms.
Date: 1920
Creator: Reynoldson, L. A. (Le Roy August), b. 1886
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Beef Production in the Corn Belt

Description: This bulletin discusses beef production in the Corn Belt of the United States with special regard to feed preparation, cattle selection, and methods for fattening cattle.
Date: 1921
Creator: Black, W. H. (William Henry), 1888-1949
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Wheat Scab and Its Control

Description: This bulletin discusses wheat scab, a fungal disease of wheat, rye, barley, and oats that is caused by a parasite. It describes the appearance of afflicted crops as well as the parasite's life cycle and proposes a variety of control measures.
Date: 1921
Creator: Johnson, Aaron G. & Dickson, James G. (James Geere), b. 1891
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The Hard Red Winter Wheats

Description: This bulletin discusses the classes and varieties of hard red winter wheats and the areas in which they are successfully grown. Among the varieties discussed are Turkey, Kharkof, Kanred, Blackhull, Minturki, and Baeska.
Date: 1922
Creator: Clark, J. Allen (Jacob Allen), b. 1888 & Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893-
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Performance of Relief Wells Along Missouri River Levees: 1951-1952 Floods

Description: "The purpose of this report is to present the results of a study of the performance of the three relief well systems [along the Missouri River] during the July 1951 and April 1952 floods, and to compare their performance with design predictions. [...] The report includes observed uplift and well-flow data, descriptions of relief well operations during the floods, and an analysis of the effectiveness of the well systems together with discussion and comments on several experimental and test wells" (p. 2).
Date: December 1956
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
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[Letter to Claude D. White, June 21, 1911]

Description: Letter to Claude D. White. He says that Claude must be too busy to write, but it should get easier for him. He asks questions about collectors, a grocery, about Mother W., how Hermes is doing? He thinks they will have a good business this month, but the rain might make them close their doors. He expects the board of directors to write him, if not he will write Claude. He sends his regards to Claude's wife and baby.
Date: June 21, 1911
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[Letter from Cora Robertson to Mrs. Linnet White, April 3, 1912]

Description: Letter to Mrs. Linnet White. She mentions how busy she is. She hopes Mrs. Chambers will be of help with Irene. She still needs to sew dresses for the girls for their vacation. She found out that Marguerite had surgery. She hopes Linnet is doing well. She wants a picture of her mother with the baby. She mentions how everyone is doing. She plans to go to Florida for the winter. She talks about her fruit. She want to see them and ask that they write soon.
Date: April 3, 1912
Creator: Robertson, Cora
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Adjusting Corn Belt Farming to Meet Corn-Borer Conditions

Description: "The European corn borer is recognized as a dangerous enemy of the corn crop.... Its eradication is considered economically impossible but it is believed that the injury may be kept at a point so low that little commercial damage will occur during normal seasons. This can be done by using control measures and practices that have proved to be effective.... On some farms some changes in the crops grown and in their sequence will aid materially in controlling the borer and may prove profitable even when borers are not present. The control program for the individual farm should be given consideration at once in order to avoid sudden disturbance of the organization and operation of the farm when control measures do become inevitable. The necessity of concerted effort by all producers in an infested district becomes evident when the life habits of the borer are considered." -- p. ii
Date: 1932
Creator: Myres, Kenneth Hayes, 1898-
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[Letter from the United States Civil Service Commission to Claude D. White, December 16, 1908]

Description: Letter from the United States Civil Service Commission to Claude D. White regarding Mr. White's scores for the examination he recently took. It is signed by Charles Hendricks, Secretary of the Ninth Civil Service District. He has scores for spelling, arithmetic, letter-writing, penmanship, and copying from plain copy. A large piece of the paper has been torn away. There is an envelope addressed to Claude D. White at 3227 Pratt St. in Omaha, Nebraska. The return address is for the United States Civil Service Commission, Ninth U.S. Civil Service District, Old Custom House, St. Louis, Missouri. It is postmarked St. Louis, December 16, 1908, and there are handwritten notes in pencil on the back.
Date: December 16, 1908
Creator: United States Civil Service Commission
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Aerial Gamma Ray and Magnetic Survey, Final Report: Nebraska City Quadrangle, Missouri/Iowa/Nebraska/Kansas

Description: Final report analyzing aerial gamma ray and magnetic data in the Nebraska City quadrangle, including a detailed geologic summary, interpretation report, reduced scale copies of all maps and profiles, histograms, and statistical tables for the quadrangle.
Date: unknown
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[News Script: 6PM Sports]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story going over the daily sports highlights.
Date: June 17, 1972, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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The Validity of the Weighted Application Blank as a Predictor of Tenure in the Nursing Home Industry; A Test of Two Models

Description: The first purpose was to develop and validate a quantitative selection tool, the weighted application blank, tailored to the nursing home industry. The second purpose of this study was to determine whether data scaling and increased statistical rigor can reduce the frequency of type I and type II errors in the weighted application.
Date: May 1993
Creator: Kettlitz, Gary Russell
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[News Script: Agnew]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about Spiro Agnew campaigning in the farm belt.
Date: October 5, 1972, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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