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Bulletin: Volume 3, Issue 34

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Some troublesome weeds of the mustard family.
( 2017-08-02) Pammel, L. ; Extension and Experiment Station Publications

The mustards constitute a family well marked in many ways. So much so that most people readily recognize mustards. The Cruciferae, as the mustards are technically known, are widely distributed but occur chiefly in temperate and northern regions. They are largely represented in the Mediterranean region. As understood by different authors, there are from 1200 to 2000 species.

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( 2017-08-02) Extension and Experiment Station Publications
Home propogation.
( 2017-08-02) Budd, J. ; Extension and Experiment Station Publications

The belief in the prairie states has been too common that only the professional nurseryman can successfully propagate the fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennial plants, etc., needed for the fitting up of the true home.

But a change of belief is now indicated by the reception of many queries as to the best way of propagating a favorite tree, shrub, or flower. As a rule the querists do not ask how to bud, graft, or set a cutting but the way to save and plant certain seeds, the best way to increase the number of a favorite bulb or perennial, or the best way of propagating a variety of fruit tree, ornamental tree, or shrub.

Studies of the life histories of grass feeding Jassidae
( 2017-08-02) Osborn, Herbert ; Ball, E. ; Extension and Experiment Station Publications

In various papers published in these Bulletins during the past five years attention has been called to the injuries caused in grass land and pastures by the numerous species of Jassidae which swarm, often by millions to the acre, upon various species of grass.

In these papers it has been shown that the loss, though seldom noticed, must be really enormous and that by the use of the tar-pan or “hopper-dozer” the insects may be to a great extent destroyed. Further than this, however, our knowledge has been too meager to furnish a certain basis for remedial measures. It is true studies were made of a few species and some facts learned as to their life-history which warranted the belief that burning, mowing or other methods more satisfactory than the tar-pan might be of service but still so much remained unknown regarding the most common species that there seemed a necessity for a more extensive study. At the beginning of the present season a study was planned, the essential features of which were: 1st, the determination of the life histories of as many as possible of the species known to feed upon grasses; 2nd, the determination of the range of food plants for each species especially in the larval stages and 3rd, the collection of all species occurring on grasses and their careful identification with a close study of the specific limits of each as a basis for further life-history studies.

Crop notes, 1896.
( 2017-08-02) Curtiss, C. ; Extension and Experiment Station Publications

The winter of 1895-96 was unusually favorable for winter wheat and rye in this locality. The Turkish red wheat grown on the station grounds was in a more promising condition last spring at the opening of the season than any winter wheat that has been grown here during the past six years, though the conditions later were not as favorable and the yield not as large as in 1895.