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United States Department of Agriculture
MONTHLY LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Any five of the nontechnical publications listed herein, unless ipdiated "For sale only," may
k obtained free upon application to the United States Departpment lm Agriculture, Washington 25,
vV i an lonz as the Department's supply lasts. After this supply is exhausted, publications may
.e.lbtaind from the Superintendent of Documents, GovernueiNt'VPrinting Office, Washington
D4 .. C., by purchase at the prices stated herein. His office ism not a part of the Department of
re ....... 3e distribution of technical material and periodicals ig rqstrieted, S /
di*" /"Thts monthly list will be sent free on request made to the Office Of h4ormaiior, U. S. Depart-
IL meast of Agriculture, Washington 25, D.C. / '
Z'+blieiations will not be sent to foreign addresses, except when exchangeq'of publications are
a,: &- Foreign correspondents should apply to Superintendent of Documeits, Washington 25,
-i <'W enclosing remittance, plus postage.
t. .,' ..FARMERS' BULLETINS
Sij' Judging condition and utilization of short-grass ranges on the central Great
", Plains. David F. Costello and George T. Turner, Forest Service. 21 p., illus.
: .(F. B. 1949F.) Price 100.
'.. "' LEAFLETS
Making grass silage by the wilting method. T. E. Woodward, Bureau of Dairy
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4 p., tUs. (Leaf. 2J3L.) Price D5.
if :* .. Timber-connector joints, their strength
... Service. 106 p., illus. (T. B. 865T.)
Nature and extent of Mormon cricket da
F B, Swain, Bureau of Entomology and
John A. Scholten, Forest
mage to crop and range plants.
I Plant Quarantine. 44 p., illus.
Strains of the European corn borer in the United States. K.
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. 20 p., illus.
(T. B. 869T.)
Control of the Mexican bean beetle in irrigated districts in the West.
Wallis, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. 12 p., illus.
675C.) Price 50.
Ratooned SXP cotton. R. H. Peebles and H.
try, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering.
J. Fulton, Bureau of
11 p. (Cir. 693C.)
Maturity and handling of green-wrap tomatoes in Mississippi.
Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering.
(Cir. 695C.) Price 50.
J. M. Lutz,
12 p., illus.
: .: Influence of type of hog on production efficiency. J. H. Zeller and H. 0. Hetzer,
': Bureau of Animal Industry. 16 p., illus. (Cir. 698C.)
y.. r: = .: MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS
i : '* Publications and visual information on soil conservation. Revised January 1944.
,,,,.," Compiled by Etta G. Rogers, Soil Conservation Service. 20 p. (M. P. 446M.,
S'*i:...." rev.) Price 100.
l Experiment station research on the vitamin content and the preservation of
.i'.' foods. Georgian Adams and Sybil L. Smith, Office of Experiment Stations.
'. 88 p. (M. P. 536M.) Price 100.
SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS
r ":'Bureau of Animal Industry. Service and regulatory announcements. February
I 1944. (S. R. A.-B. A. I. 442). Price 50 per copy; 250 a year.1
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4 Payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington,
3; D. C.
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Quarantine and other official announcements relating to treatment of restricted
or prohibited plants or plant products temporarily in the United States...
Service and regulatory announcements Octbber-December 1943. Bureau of
Entomology and Plant Quarantine. Pp. 37-44. (S. R. A.-B. E. P. Q. 157).'
Order amending regulations relating to meat inspection. Food Distribution
Administration. 1 p. (Amdt. 18 to B. A. I. Order 211, rev.)'
A brief review of food' and nutrition in five countries. Five lectures by delegates
to the United Nations Food Conference. War Food Administration. 28 P.
(NFC-11). Price 100.
Food consumption levels in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Report of a Speclial Joint Committee set up by the Combined Food Board.
War Food Administration. 121 p. Price 200. For sale only.
This Report is published in Canada by the King's Printer, in the United Kingdom
by His Majesty's Stationery Office, and in the United States by the Government Print-
What agricultural extension is. C. B. Smith, former Assistant Director of Ex-
tension Work. 6 p. Price 50.
AGRICULTURAL WAR INFORMATION
Wheat grading at country points. Extension Service. (AWI-86). Folder.
Good seed potatoes give best results. R. J. Haskell, Extension Service and War
Food Administration; and R. R. Pailthorp, Office of Distribution.  p.
Join us on the farm front. Extension Service and War Food Administration.
Your country's armed services need milkweed floss. Soil Conservation Service.
Free distribution of periodicals is definitely restricted. They may be obtained by pur-
chases or subscription from the Superintendent of Documents.
Agricultural situation. Vol. 28, No. 4, April 1944. Price 50 a copy; 500 a year,
domestic; 700 a year, foreign.1
Agriculture decisions. Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1944. Price 150 a copy; $1.50 a
Agriculture in the Americas. Vol. 4, No. 4, April; Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1944.
Illus. Price 100 a copy, 750 a year, domestic; $1.20 a year, foreign.1
Bibliography of agriculture. Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1944. 350 a copy; $3.75 a
year, domestic; 45N a copy; $4.75 a year, foreign.1
Consumers' guide. Vol. 10, No. 5, April 1944; Vol. 10, No. 6, May 1944. Limited
free distribution. 50 a copy, 500 a year, domestic; 700 foreign.1
Experiment station record. Vol. 90, No. 5, May 1944. Price $1 per volume (2
volumes a year) consisting of 6 monthly numbers and index; $1.75 per volume,
foreign. Single numbers for sale only. Price 150.1
Extension service review. Vol. 15, No. 4, April 1944. Illus. Price 100 a
copy; $1.00 a year, domestic; $1.40 a year, foreign.1
Foreign agriculture. Vol. 8, No. 4, April 1944. Illus. Price 100 a copy; $1.00 a
year, domestic; $1.60 a year, foreign.1
Journal of agricultural research. Price $3.25 a year, domestic; $4.75 a year,
foreign. Each issue, 150, domestic; 200, foreign. Separates, 50, domestic;
80 foreign.1 Not distributed free to individuals.
Of primary interest to agricultural scientists and advanced students only. Issued
in 2 volumeps a year of 12 numbers each. Free distribution is limited to certain
librarir-s and to institutions or departments doing research work
Separates. A small supply of each separate is given to the originating bureau or
station for Its staff, cooperators, and for such other distribution am can be made.
Others interested may purchase colpes from the Suierintendent of Documents, Wash-
ington. D. C.. at e6c each. The Office of Information has none for general distribution.
SPayable to the Superintendent of Documents. Government Printing Office. Washington,
These may be obtained from the Issuing bureau.
." Indicate below, by numbers IN NUMERICAL ORDER, bulletins required. List no more than
A ve publications. If more are desired, please apply to Superintendent of Docinents, Govern-
of te publications selected, plus postage, amounting to one-third of the cost of the publications.
In Wrder to assure prompt delivery detach this frank and return in stamped envelope to United
Sftes Department of Agriculture, Office of Information, Washington 25, D. C.
..hdjviduals residing in foreign countries will be required to furnish remittance for the cost
yf the publications selected, plus postage, amounting to one-third of the cost of the publications.
.u.Xt;eits for change of address must show old as well as new addresses. Be sure to write your
-aJe and address plainly on reverse side of this form.
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A Ii ue AWI Other publications
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1. Vol. 68. No. 8. April 15, 1944. Illus. Contents:
Changes in some mineral constituents of pecan nuts and their supporting shoots during
development (G-1311). Rulon D. Lewis and J. H. Hunter.
A pomological and cytological study of a russeted sport of the Stark apple (Mich.-41).
C. P. Swanson and V. R. Gardner.
Survival on grass plots of eggs and larvae of the stomach worm, Eaemonchus contortus
(A-215). D. A. Shorb.
Factors affecting the ascorbic acid content of cabbage lines (G-1298). Charles F. Poole,
Paul C. Grimbal], and Margaret S. Kanapaux.
Vol. C8, No. 9. May 1, 1944. Illus. Contents:
A comparison of the viscosity and certain microscopical properties of some Kansas starches
S (Kan.-98). H. N. Barham, J. A. Wagoner, B. M. Williams, and G. Nathan Reed.
Effect of corn barriers on natural crossing in cotton (G-1305). 0. A. Pope, D. M. Simp-
son, and E. N. Duncan.
- News for farmer cooperatives. Vol. 11, No. 2, May 1944.
a year, domestic.8
Rural electrification news. Vol. 9, No. 8, April 1944. Pri
domestic; $1.50 a year, foreign.2
Soil conservation. Vol. 9,
domestic; $1.50 a year,
No. 10, April 1944.
Price 100 a copy; $1.00
ce 100 a copy, 750 a year,
100 a copy; $1 a year,
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INSECTS AND PLANT DISEASES AND THE VICTORY GARDEN
By W. H. WHiTE, Principal Entomologist, Bureau of Entomology and Plant
Quarantine, and S. P. DOOLITTLE, Senior Pathologist, Bureau of Plant Industry,
Soils, and Agricultural Engineering
The quantity and
during the season of
importance of the food produced by the Victory gardener
1943 is a matter of record. That this production would have
1 Payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington,
These may be obtained from the issuing bureau.
'May be obtained from Farm Credit Administration. Kansas City. Mo.
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been greater and its cost less if the new gardener had had a'more intimate knowl-
edge of how to deal with insect pests and plant diseases is evidenced by the many
requests received from Victory gardeners on plant pest control. Unless one is
familiar with these hazards of gardening, no matter how well organized the
garden plans, bow suitable the soil and favorable the season, insects and plant
diseases will reduce yields unless steps are taken to prevent or control them.
The proper steps to take do not always follow the same pattern. The matter of
how the insects or diseases affect the plant growth governs the treatment. The
remedy may be in the selection of varieties resistant to disease, the treatment of
the seed, the application of insecticides or fungicides directly to the plant, or the
regulation of planting dates to avoid peaks of abundance of the insects. Wastage
of seed and effort may be avoided by not planting a crop in some areas where it
would be particularly susceptible to destruction by an insect or a disease. The
uld adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is well applied to
the garden and is especially important in wartime when food is needed and the
supplies of garden materials and manpower are limited.
Fortunately all of the many kinds of insects and diseases which attack
vegetable crops do not occur in every section of the country, nor do they all feed
on nor affect all kinds of crops. Some insects are general feeders. Others restrict
their feeding to members of the same plant family, and some species confine their
feeding to certain types of plants within the plant family. To illustrate, such
pests as the corn earworm, the plant lice, cutworms, and grasshoppers have a
wide distribution and attack a wide variety of crops. The cabbage maggot and
the harlequin bug have a more restricted distribution and diet. The Mexican
bean beetle and the Colorado potato beetle, although not occurring in all parts of
the United States, are distributed over a sufficient range to characterize them as
pests of national importance; however, the former confines its feeding mostly to
garden beans and the latter to potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants. The results
of the direct feeding of the insect are not always as important as other conditions
because some insects transmit serious plant d .,ses while others during the
feeding process inject into tb- plant a poisonous suL.-tance which prevents its
proper- development. For example, plant lice, during their feeding, transmit
potato diseases. The bean leafhopper causes a condition on beans and potatoes
known as hopperburn.
As an aid to the Victory gardener in recognizing the insects and diseases and
the type of damage they cause, the Department has issued Miscellaneous Publi-
cation 525, Victory Gardener's Handbook on Insects and Diseases. It describes
the common insects and diseases of vegetables together with methods of control.
The insects are illustrated and short descriptions of both the diseases and the
Insects are given as an aid in Identifying the pests. The Insecticides and fungi-
cidtes recommended in that publication are considered to be the most satisfactory
under present conditions of shortages of materials. The illustrations of apparatus
for applying Insecticides and fungicides, some of which are makeshift devices,
should nid the Victory gardener to obtain equipment most suitable for his ndeds.
It is recognized that the home-made devices for applying insecticides and fungi-
cides are not the most efficient applicators but, because of the shortage of proper
manufactured equipment, these methods are recommended. .
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