United States Department of Agriculture
MONTHLY LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Any five of the nontechnical publications listed herein, unless indicated "For sale only", may
be obtained free upon application to the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington,
D. C., as long as the Department's supply lasts. After this supply is exhausted, publications
may be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Wash-
ington, D. C., by purchase at the prices stated herein. His office is not a part of the Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
Free distribution of technical material and periodicals is restricted.
These bulletins discuss in nontechnical language a wide variety of subjects pertaining
to the farm and farm home.
Selection of lumber for farm and home building. C. V. Sweet and R. P. A.
Johnson, Forest Service. 46 p., illus. (F. B. 1756F.) Price, 5.
Meets the need and demand for a simple, straightforward classificntion of
wood, especially at this time of greatly increased building activity. The classitica-
tion is simple and applies to average typical conditions under which wood serves
in a particular use. No attempt has been made to draw fine distinctions brot'e-n
woods. Neither is It to be inferred that all woods in the same class are equally
The Technical Bulletins contain the results of scientific and research work applying to
Sa special crop, industry, or locality. The editions are limited as they are intended
primarily for scientific workers and subject-matter specialists.
The flour beetles of the genus Tribolium. Newell E. Good, Bureau of Entomology
and Plant Quarantine. 58 p., illus. (T. B. 498T.) Price, 100.
These insects are very hardy and able to subsist on any of a wide variety of
foodstuffs, and through a worid-wide commerce bare been tran-sp.rrtdl to regions
which otherwise they might never have reached. Thus there are today not only
records of their occurrence but numerous references to their destructiveness from
practically every civilized country in the world.
The cooking quality, palatability, and carbohydrate composition of potatoes as in-
fluenced by storage temperature. R. C. Wright, Walter M. Peacock, and T. M.
Whliteman. Bureau of Plant Industry; and Elizabeth Fuller Whiteman, Bu-
reau of Home Economics. 20 p. (T. B. 507T.) Price, 5 .
These tests included baking, boiling, steaming. chip making, and French frying
various lots of potatoes and carefully judging the resultant products as to flavor,
appearance, and other important characteristics. In the last lit of potatoes to
be studied, periodic samples were taken for carbohydrate analyses.
This series carries the less technical and more informal material of the same general
nature as that in the Technical Bulletin series.
Speeding up flowering in the daffodil and the bulbous iris. David Griffiths, Bureau
of Plant Industry. 18 p., illus. (Cir. 307C.) Price, 50.
This report contains an account of a few selected experiments which demon-
strate the behavior of stocks subjected to the treatments designed to flower them
early or preserve them for opening later than the dates at which it is customary
to flower them' when planted at the usual season.
Erosion control on mountain roads. Charles J. Kraehel, Forest Service. 45 p.,
illus. (Cir. 380C.) Price, 100.
The purpose of this circular is threefold : (1) Tn call attention to the serious-
ness of the problem; (2) to Indicate preventive measures which can be incorporated
in the planning :nd biiildina of rnrd : nnd (2'.i 'n '1'-cribL. corrective measures
which are applicable particularly to California conditions.
Market classes and grades of lambs and sheep. L. B. Burk, C. E. Gibbons, and
M. T. Foster, Bureau of Agricultural Economics. 35 p., illus. (Cir. 383C.)
A well-defined and all-inclusive set of standards for classifying and grading sheep
and lambs. Trading would be seriously hampered, and fraught with misunderstand-
ings and misconceptions on the part of the interests involved were it not for definite
standards set forth by the Government.
Making and using peanut butter. W. R. Beattie, Bureau of Plant Industry. 14 p.,
illus. (Cir. 384C.) Price, 50.
This publication discusses the manufacture of peanut butter from the roasting
operation through its successive stages to the finished product. Included are many
recipes showing the wide range of uses of peanut butter.
New sugar-beet varieties for the curly-top area. Bureau of Plant Industry. 5 p.,
illus. (Cir. 391C.) Price, 50.
The partial control of curly top through the use of the resistant varieties here
described will permit the continuance of the beet industry in many regions where
its existence has been threatened. Moreover it will now be possible for sugar-beet
growing to be resumed in large areas from which the Industry has been driven by
This series includes those publications of a miscellaneous nature which do not fall
within any of the other series issued by the Department, particularly those of a size other
than octavo. Such publications were formerly issued as Miscellaneous Circulars.
Forecasting from synoptic weather charts. Richard Hanson Weightman, Weather
Bureau. 47 p., illus. (M. P. 236MP.) Price, 50.
This publication has been prepared primarily to serve the needs of those who have
a working knowledge of meteorology and are beginning to make deductions from
synoptic weather charts. It is not a complete treatment of the subject nor does it
contain any new principles.
SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Such notices of judgment, decisions, and instructions as are necessary in the enforce-
ment of regulatory acts are contained in these announcements. They are issued monthly
or as necessary by certain bureaus. Free distribution is limited to persons in the employ
of the Department, to public officials whose duties render it necessary for them to have
such information, to journals especially concerned, and to manufacturers and firms whose
business is affected by the announcements.
Bureau of Animal Industry, Service and Regulatory Announcements. March 1936.
Pp. 25-33. (S. R. A.-B. A. I.) Price, 50 each.1
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Qiarantine, Service and Regulatory Announce-
ments. October-December 1935. Pp. 71-104. (S. R. A.-B. E. P. Q.
Notices of judgment under the Food and Drugs Act. Food and Drug Administra-
tion. Pp. 201-236. (N. J., F. D. 24401-24500). Foods; pp. 279-307 (N. J.,
F. D. 24551-24625). Foods; pp. 309-362. (N. J., F. D. 24626-24700).
Drugs; pp. 363-404. (N. J., F. D. 24701-24800). Foods. Price, 50 each.'
Notices of judgment under the Insecticide Act. Food and Drug Administration.
Pp 229-258. (N. J., I. F. 1376-1425).'
These reports consist of two parts: (1) a soil map In colors showing the extent and
distribution of the different soils in the area covered by the survey and (2) a printed
report containing brief descriptions of the area, its climate and agriculture, and detailed
descriptions of the soils. They are of interest and value primarily to residents of the
area surveyed and to soil specialists. All requests for Soil Surveys are referred to the
Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, which controls their distribution.
Michigan, Oscoda County. (No. 20, series 1931.) 42 p., illus. Price, 304.
Minnesota, Hubbard County. (No. 38, series 1930.) 33 p., illus. Price, 300.
South Carolina, Dillon County. (No. 17, series 1931.) 54 p., illus. Price, 350.
'These may be obtained from the issuing bureau.
2 Payable to the Superintendent of Documents. Government Printing Office. Washington,
Indicate below, by numbers IN NUMERICAL ORDER, bulletins desired. In order to assure prompt
delivery detach this frank and return in stamped envelope to United States Department of Agriculture,
Office of Information, Washington, D. C. List no more than five publications. If more are desired please
apdly to Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., enclosing re-
mittance to cover cost of publication. Be sure to fill in blank form on reverse side.
Farmers Leaflets Other publications
Parasites and parasitic diseases of swine in Puerto Rico. H. L. Van Volkenberg.
14 p., illus. (P. R. Bull. 38.) Price, 50.
The most serious diseases affecting swine in Puerto Rico seem to be hog cholera,
intestinal disorders (enteritis), and parasitic infestations. This publication describes
the internal and external parasites and gives, in addition to preventive measures,
methods for treating the swine infested with parasites.
Free distribution of periodicals is definitely restricted. They may be obtained by pur-
chase or subscription from the Superintendent of Documents.
Agricultural situation. Vol. 20, no. 4, April 1, 1936. Price, 54 a copy; 250 a year,
domestic; 150 a year, foreign.2
Crops and markets. Vol. 13, no. 3, Mlarch 1936. Price, 104 a copy; $1.00 a year,
domestic; $1.50 a year, foreign."
Statistics concerning crops and livestock estimates and market information: re-
ports on supplies, stocks, commercial movement, conditions, and prices of agricul-
tural products; and studies of prices and demand, both foreign and domestic.
Daily weather maps. Limited editions. Not for general distribution.
Shows weather conditions for United States and forecast for all States east of the
Mississippi River, except Illinois, Wisconsin. Indiana, Upper Michigan, Lower Michi-
gan, Alabama. Mississippi, and the extreme western portion of Florida. Price daily,
except Sundays and holidays, 250 a month, $3 a year; daily, including Sundays and
holidays, 300 a month, $3.60 a year. Sunday and holiday maps only, 500 a year.
Foreign subscriptions, $7.25 a year. Maps DD, E, and CM. showing the weather
conditions and forecasts, are issued at numerous stations throughout the United
States, 20? a month, $2.40 a year.'
Experiment station record. Vol. 74, no. 4, April 1936. Price, $1 per volume (2
volumes a year), consisting of 6 monthly numbers and index; $1.50 per
volume, foreign. Single number for sale only. Price, 15C.'
A technical view of the world's scientific literature pertaining to agriculture.
Extension service review. Vol. 7, no. 4, April 1936. Illus. Price, 50 a copy;
500 a year, domestic; 900 a year, foreign.'
Issued monthly by the Extension Service, of which it is the official organ, for the
distribution of administrative information.
Journal of agricultural research. Price, $3.25 a year, domestic; $4.75 a year, for-
eign. Each issue, 150 domestic; 200 foreign. Reprints, 50 domestic;
84 foreign.' Not distributed free to individuals.
Of primary interest to agricultural scientists and advanced students only. Issued
in 2 volumes a year, of 12 numbers each. Free distribution Is limited to certain
libraries and to Institutions or departments doing research work.
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Journal of agricultural research (Cont.)
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Life history of Agamnermis dccaudata, a nematode parasite of grasshoppers and
other insects (G-990). J. H. Christie.
Chromosome differences in a wheat-rye amphiliplnid (0-997). V. H. Florell.
Phytophthora rot of sugar beet (Calif.-74). C. M. Tompkins. B. L. Richards,
C. M. Tucker, and M. W. Gardner.
Histological study of tissues trom greenhouse tomatoes affected by blotchy
ripening (Mich.-29). H. L. Seaton and G. F. Gray.
The progress of tlhe distribution of salt in ham during the cuiing process
IPa.-53i. R. C. Miller and P. T. Ziegler.
The effect of freezing on the physical and microscopic character of gels of
corn and wheat starches (I11.-61). Sybil Woodruff and Henrietta Hayden.
--- Vol. 52, no. 4, February 15, 1936. Illus.
Water soaking of leaves in relation to development of the wildfire disease of
tobacco (G-993). E. E. Clayton.
Behavior of the ordinary tobacco mosaic virus in the soil (Wis.-75). Isme A.
Hoggan and James Johnson.
Growth. chemical composition, and efficiency of normal and mosaic potato
plants in the field (Vt.-I6. Winona E. Stone.
Origin and production of morphologic and pathogenic strains of the oat smut
fungi by mutation and hybridization (G-998). C. S. Holton.
---- Vol. 52, no. 7, April 1, 1936. Illus.
The effect of different colloidal soil materials on the toxicity of calcium arsenate
to millet (E-66). Philip L. GilP.
The effectiveness of various arsenicals in destroying larvae of the Japanese beetle
in Sassafras sandy loam IK-2(JS. Walter E. Fleming and Francis E. Baker.
Errors of routine analysis for percentage of sucrose and apparent purity co-
efficient with sugar Ibeets taken from field experiments (G-100l F. R.
Immer and E. L. LeClirg.
Availability of the copper of hordeaux mixture residues and its absorption by the
conidia of Sclerotinia frurcticula ((-10021. M. C. Goldsworthy and E. L. Green.
Inheritance of chlamJdo.pure characteristics in oat smut fungi (0-10038. C. S.
Penetration of Trichritldrmna lignorum into sapwood of Pinus taeda (G-1007).
Relative resistance to b.-trerial wilt of certain commercial and selected lots of
alfalfa (G-1008). J. L. Weimer and B A. hMdson.
Monthly weather review. Vol. 6-1. no. 1, January 1936. Illus. Price, 150 a copy;
$1.50 a year. domestic; $2.2." a year, foreign.2 Not for general distribution.
Contains (1) moteorological contributions and bib!ionraphy, (2) weather charts for
the month with an interpretative summary, and 131 climatological tables.
Soil conservation. Vol. 1, no. 9, April 1936. Price, 100 a copy; $1 a year, domestic.'
Issued monthly by the Soil Conservation Service. Seeks to supply to workers and
conpprators of the Dfpartment of Agriculture engaged in soil-conservation activities
information of especial help to them' in the performance of their duties.
Weekly weather and crop bulletin. Nos. 14-17, April 7-28, 1936. Price, 500 a
year, domestic; $1 a year, foreign."
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