The Rural Manuals. Edited By L. H. Bailey
Manual of Fruit Insects By M. V. Slingerland and C. R. Crosby
Illustrated. Decorated cloth, 12mo, $2.00
A practical account of the principal insects which attack fruits, including the enemies of the apple, pear, peach, plum, bush fruits, grapes, strawberries, and cranberries. The life history of each insect is given, its injuries described and recommendations made as to the means of control, primarily from the standpoint of the commercial grower. A chapter on insecticides details the more important facts relating to their composition, preparation, and use. The book is illustrated with more than four hundred pictures, largely reproductions of photographs made by Professor Slingerland.
Manual of Weeds By Ada E. Georgia of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University Illustrated. Cloth, I2mo, $2.00
Every separate species of weed known to occur in the United States or Canada is described, and its range and habitat stated. The crops which each species particularly infests and the means of controlling each species are also discussed. Between 300 and 400 original illustrations, made directly from the plants, greatly enhance the practical value of this book, which will be of service both as a text for college students and as a reference book for farmers and horticulturists.
Manual of Fruit Growing By Professor L. H. Bailey
New edition. Cloth, I2mo Since the original publication of this book, in 1897, it has gone through many editions. The progress of fruit growing in the meantime has been very marked and it has been necessary to rewrite completely the work. The present issue of it brings the accounts of the new practices and discoveries as they relate to fruit growing up to date. All of the text and practically all of the illustrations are new.
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Manual of Farm Animals A Practical Guide to the Choosing. Breeding, and Keep of Horses, Cattle, Sheep, and Swine.
By Merritt W. Harper
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry in the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University Illustrated, decorated cloth, I2mo,545 pp., index, $2.00 postage extra " The work is invaluable as a practical guide in raising farm animals."
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"A book deserving of close study as well as being handy for reference, and should be in the possession of every farmer interested in stock." - Rural World.
Manual of Gardening A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the Growing of Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for Home Use.
By L. H. Bailey
Illustrated, cloth, 12mo, 544 pages, $2.00 postage extra This new work is a combination and revision of the main parts of two other books by the same author, "Garden-Making" and "Practical Garden Book," together with much new material and the result of the experience of ten added years. Among the persons who collaborated in the preparation of the other two books, and whose contributions have been freely used in this one, are C. E. Hunn, a gardener of long experience; Professor Ernest Walker, reared as a commercial florist; Professor L. R. Taft, and Professor F. A. Waugh, well known for their studies and writings on horticultural subjects.
The Farm and Garden Rule Book A Standard Work Revised and Enlarged.
By L. H. Bailey
Illustrated, cloth, I2tno, $2.00 postage extra When Professor Bailey's "Horticulturist's Rule Book" was published nearly twenty-five years ago, the volume became a standard agricultural work running through sixteen editions. Taking this book as a basis, the author has now made a wholly new book, extending it to cover the field of general farming, stock-raising, dairying, poultry-rearing, horticulture, gardening, forestry, and the like. It is essentially a small cyclopedia of ready rules and references, packed full from cover to cover of condensed, meaty information and precepts on almost every leading subject connected with country life.
The Macmillan Company Publishers 64-66 Fifth Avenue New York New Volumes In The Rural Text-Book Series Edited by L. H. Bailey Forage Plants and their Culture By Professor C. V. Piper
Of the United States Department of Agriculture Cloth, I2mo A clear and concise account of the present knowledge of forage cropping in North America, intended primarily as a text-book for the use of agricultural college students. The author presents the subject in such a way as to make the student realize the shortcomings of the present knowledge on the subject, as well as the progress which has been definitely accomplished. All the plants and crops which are used for forage and for hay are described, and their botanical characteristics and means of cultivation are carefully discussed. The grasses, alfalfa, the clovers, the millets, and the various fodder crops are all treated.
Small Grains By M. A. Carleton Cerealist of the United States Department of Agriculture Cloth, I2mo The cereal grains and buckwheat are described carefully. Their methods of cultivation and of handling and marketing are thoroughly discussed. Among the grains thus treated are wheat, oats, rye, barley, and the minor crops. This book will prove an admirable complement to Montgomery's "The Com Crops." Both these books are intended primarily for use as texts in college courses, and may very well be used in conjunction in the general course on grain crops. These books also are of distinct interest and value to the farmer.
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President of the Utah Agricultural College Illustrated, Cloth, I2ino, $1.75
Although much of the writing on irrigation has been from the engineering point of view, this book is written distinctly from the point of view of practical farming. President Widtsoe has drawn not only upon his own intimate knowledge of conditions in an irrigated country, but also upon all the available literature on the application of water to land for irrigating purposes. The effect of water on the soil, the losses by seepage and evaporation, the service that water renders to the plants, and the practical means of employing water for the growing of the different crops are all discussed clearly and thoroughly.
Field Crops By George Livingston Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Ohio State University Illustrated, Cloth, I2mo, $1.40
This text is intended to meet the needs of agricultural high schools and of brief courses in Field Crops in the colleges. Based on actual experiment, it points out the "better way" of raising field crops; of selecting the field; of preparing the soil; of sowing the seed; of cultivating the plant; of harvesting the crop. It is to be fully illustrated with reproductions from photographs of unusual excellence.
The Macmillan Company Publishers 64-66 Fifth Avenue New York New Volumes In The Rural Text-Book Series The Principles and Practice of Live-Stock Judging By Carl Warren Gay Professor of Animal Industry in the University of Pennsylvania Illustrated, Cloth, I2mo Part I introduces the principles upon which the practice of judging is founded; Part II applies to the practice of judging, definition, and procedure - the features of animal form to be considered, the means of making observations and practice judging by the score card, demonstrations, comparative and competitive judging. The balance of the work is devoted to special judging, one part being given to each of the following: horses, cattle, sheep, swine, the judging of breeding animals and live stock shows. The volume is profusely illustrated, typical representatives of the types and breeds being shown in untouched photographs of animals to which championship honors have been awarded.
Agricultural Grasses By A. S. Hitchcock
Agrostologist, United States Department of Agriculture Illustrated, Cloth, I2mo This book covers the two great branches of grass knowledge as it relates to teaching in the college - the economic value of grasses, and the identification of the main economic species and groups.
The part devoted to systematic agrostology, or the part that gives a description of the different kinds, goes carefully into the morphology of leaf and flower and stem, provides a discussion of ecology and accounts of all the different genera that are economically important, and ends with a general discussion of nomenclature as applied to grasses.
The Macmillan Company Publishers 64-66 Fifth Avenue New York Injurious Insects How To Recognize And Control Them By Walter C. O'Kane
Entomologist of the New Hampshire Experiment Station, and Professor of Economic Entomology in New Hampshire College Decorated Cloth. 414 pages. Over 600 Photographic Illustrations $2.00 postpaid, $2.17
Written out of a large scientific knowledge, but in a popular style, this book discusses concisely and yet fully the characteristics, life histories, and means of control of our common injurious insects.
The illustrations are from photographs throughout. The idea of the author has been to picture graphically the injurious stages and the work of the various pests, so that they may easily be recognized, independently from the text. More than 135 of the illustrations are photomicrographs.
All of the common injurious forms are described, including the pests of orchard, garden, field crops, domestic animals, and the household.
The arrangement of species is original and unique. In each division the pests are grouped according to the place where found at work and the characteristics. Prompt identification is thus made easy.
Other valuable features of the volume are:
Complete directions for the preparation and use of insecticides. Spray formulas, repellents, and fumigants described in detail.
Descriptions and photographs of spray machinery and accessories.
An illustrated discussion of the structure of insects. How they live: their habits, senses, and manner of growth.
Insects as carriers of disease. The typhoid fly, the malarial mosquitoes, and others.
The classification of insects, including illustrated descriptions of the various important groups into which insects are divided.
An account of the means by which insects are dispersed.
The natural enemies of insects. How they are held in check by parasites, by fungous and bacterial diseases, and by birds and other larger animals.
How farm practice assists in insect control, showing the influence of plowing, cultivating, destruction of weeds, and the like.
A complete bibliography, giving an authoritative reference for each species treated in the book.
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