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Experiments With New Orchard Fruits, Trees, And Shrubs., J. L. Budd 2017 Iowa State College

Experiments With New Orchard Fruits, Trees, And Shrubs., J. L. Budd

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

In 1883 a Bulletin was issued by the Horticultural Department giving an outline of our trial since 1879, of some of the fruits and ligneous plants of the steppe sections of Eastern Europe and North Central Asia.

In 1885 we gave in Bulletin form a “Revised list of names of, and notes on, some of the fruits and shrubs of Northeast Europe, on trial on the college grounds and which have been sent out for trial during the past six years.” In this Bulletin full lists were given of our importations to which was added notes on their behavior on ...


Front Matter, 2017 Iowa State University

Front Matter

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

No abstract provided.


Squirrel-Tail Grass Or Wild Barley., L. H. Pammel 2017 Iowa State College

Squirrel-Tail Grass Or Wild Barley., L. H. Pammel

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

For nearly fifteen years the writer has been familiar with the subject of this paper. It has always appeared to me to be an aggressive weed and hence most undesirable for the farmer. During the last few years I have at various times received the weed from correspondents in this and other states, but during the past season the demands for information about this grass have been more frequent. It would therefore seem a public duty to describe and give an account of the weed so that farmers may better be able to cope with it. Farmers annually lose many ...


Treatment Of Currants And Cherries To Prevent Spot Diseases., L. H. Pammel, G. W. Carver 2017 Iowa State College

Treatment Of Currants And Cherries To Prevent Spot Diseases., L. H. Pammel, G. W. Carver

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

In former bulletins of the Experiment Station, this subject has been treated. The experiments reported show quite conclusively that these diseases can be prevented by treating with Bordeaux mixture. The experiments were however repeated because Mr. D. G. Fairchild* put the currant disease in the doubtful column of those to be treated.


Front Matter, 2017 Iowa State University

Front Matter

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

No abstract provided.


Investigation Of Bovine Tuberculosis, With Special Reference To Its Existence In Iowa., M. Stalker, W. B. Niles 2017 Iowa State College

Investigation Of Bovine Tuberculosis, With Special Reference To Its Existence In Iowa., M. Stalker, W. B. Niles

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

It is our intention to give in this Bulletin which is addressed especially to the farmers of the country, conclusions drawn from tests and experiments made at our station, as well as to present in a condensed form some additional and well established facts on the subject of tuberculosis.


Front Matter, 2017 Iowa State University

Front Matter

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

No abstract provided.


Rainfall Record., W. H. Heileman 2017 Iowa State College

Rainfall Record., W. H. Heileman

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

Rainfall (including melted snow) at the Experiment Station, from March 1, 1894 to March 1, 1895.


A Pest Of Dairy Salts., Fred L. Kent, F. A. Leighton 2017 Iowa State College

A Pest Of Dairy Salts., Fred L. Kent, F. A. Leighton

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

The claims of superiority set forth by the different manufacturers of dairy salts, led the Dairy Department of this station to make a test of several of the leading brands of dairy salt with regard to their effect on the keeping qualities of butter. The matter of shrinkage, in working also came in incidentally.

The butter for this test was churned Oct. 11th from the cream separated from 9316 pounds of milk, by the Danish Westsn and Alpha separators, The cream was ripened over night and put in the churns the next morning about 7:30. Each churn contained 80 ...


Second Report On The Sand Cherry As A Stock., J. L. Budd, N. E. Hansen 2017 Iowa State College

Second Report On The Sand Cherry As A Stock., J. L. Budd, N. E. Hansen

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

In Bulletin No. 22 appeared the first report of an experiment with the Sand Cherry (Prunus pumila) as a stock for the plum and cherry, and it should be read in connection with the following, which gives the result of the second year’s experience. The stocks were grown in 1892 from seed gathered in northwest Nebraska. In the fall of 1892 the largest of the seedlings were taken up for crown-grafting during the winter, leaving the others for budding. The grafts were planted in the spring of 1893, and the budding was done during July of the same year ...


Poisoning From Cow Bane., L. H. Pammel 2017 Iowa State College

Poisoning From Cow Bane., L. H. Pammel

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

The irequent poisoning from eating the root of Cowbane (CicIda maeulata, L) are not infrequent in the state of Iowa and elsewhere. It affects man, cattle and horses. Every now and then, there are accounts of poisoning from “wild parsnips” in our papers. The writer has at various times received communications with specimens of “wild parsnips.” The subject is of considerable interest and especially so because the plant is widely distributed in Iowa and a large number of people are not aware of the poisonous nature of the root. Spotted Cowbane is a member of the Carrot family or as ...


Two Noxious Weeds., L. H. Pammel 2017 Iowa State College

Two Noxious Weeds., L. H. Pammel

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

During the last few years the writer has received numerous requests to identify weeds; among them are two conspicuous, because of the of frequency in many parts of Iowa. The question seemed sufficiently important that last fall a press bulletin was sent out, describing these weeds and several others. The press bulletin was widely copied by our local papers and many responses came in. These weeds are so widely distributed in Iowa that a short account of these will be of service to Iowa farmers.


Sugar Beets In Iowa., G. E. Patrick 2017 Iowa State College

Sugar Beets In Iowa., G. E. Patrick

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

The co-operative work with farmers of the state in studying sugar beet culture was less extensive in ’94 than in any season since the work was begun in ’91. Only 21 farmers applied for seed, and only 11 sent in samples of beets in the fall for analysis. The dry season was very unfavorable, both for quantity and quality of crop. Nevertheless, the results were better than expected, and show that in parts of the state, at least, a fair crop of beets of fair saccharine quality can be grown in Iowa even in as dry a season as may ...


Cottonseed Meal To Hogs., C. F. Curtiss 2017 Iowa State College

Cottonseed Meal To Hogs., C. F. Curtiss

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

Cotton-seed meal was quite extensively introduced as a stock food in the northern states last winter by reason of its heavy production in the southern states and the severe drouth prevailing in the corn belt in 1894, and consequent high price of corn and other grain feeds. The introduction of this feed brought the station many inquiries concerning the feeding value of cotton-seed meal and the practicability of adopting it in feeding rations. We have fed it to the extent of six and seven pounds per day to dairy cows and fattening cattle with good results and no apparent injury ...


Angus And Short-Horn Feeding Experiment., James Wilson, C. F. Curtiss 2017 Iowa State College

Angus And Short-Horn Feeding Experiment., James Wilson, C. F. Curtiss

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

In March 1894 we bought ten head of Aberdeen Angus, and ten head of Short-horn steers, coming two years old that spring. They averaged perhaps, twenty-three months of age when we begun feeding them under exact conditions April 1st of that year. We had in view inquiry into the feeding qualities of the two breeds when selected so that they would be fairly representative animals, as near the same age as possible, and fed as nearly alike as they could be in all respects. We also desired to get further indications with regard to the effect of feeding corn meal ...


Front Matter, 2017 Iowa State University

Front Matter

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

No abstract provided.


Best Ferns For The North And Northwest., G. W. Carver 2017 Iowa State College

Best Ferns For The North And Northwest., G. W. Carver

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

Owing to the great beauty and usefulness of the ferns in decorative lines,and the difficulties with which they are grown in the North and Northwest, numerous inquiries have come to us from time to time as to the best varieties. This led us to make some experiments in this direction.

A large number of ferns have been subjected to very rigid tests for several years, and the results have indeed been gratifying, as we have proven beyond doubt that many of the most beautiful ones will thrive and soon make handsome specimens with a little care.


Observations On Insects---Season Of 1894., Herbert Osborn, C. W. Mally 2017 Iowa State College

Observations On Insects---Season Of 1894., Herbert Osborn, C. W. Mally

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

The chinch bug has been destructive over a considerable area of the state. In its distribution it has occupied the southeastern quarter of the state. With the exception of a few isolated cases and the somewhat more extended patch in Howard and Winneshiek counties, all the damage could be included within a line drawn southwest from Dubuque to Des Moines, and from Des Moines south to the border of the state. Throughout this region there was an extended and severe drouth during the preceding spring and fall, and but little rain, so that the bugs had an opportunity to hibernate ...


Bacteriosis Of Rutabaga., L. H. Pammel 2017 Iowa State College

Bacteriosis Of Rutabaga., L. H. Pammel

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

During the month of August, 1892, my attention was called to a disease of rutabagas, which, at that time, had consumed more than ten per cent of the crop. The disease was spreading rapidly, owing to the favorable conditions of the weather, warmth and moisture. The ground was very moist, owing to frequent rains in July and early August. The disease became so severe that in some patches, by the middle of September, more than half of the crop was destroyed ; it was equally disastrous to some yellow turnips.


Potato Scab And Its Prevention., 2017 Iowa State University

Potato Scab And Its Prevention.

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

Among the several diseases of the potato doing great injury none are more troublesome than potato scab. The theories and reasons assigned for the disease are numerous, but scientists have settled down to the conclusion that this disease is caused by a minute parasitic plant, known as Oosporascabies, Thaxter.1 It will not be necessary in this connection to review the work of other investigators concerning the various theories. These briefly are chemical action, mechanical irritation, excessive moisture, and the insect theory, and the insect fungus theory of Hopkins. It will be well to briefly consider the nature of potato ...


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