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".Strawberry culture: Eastern United States. George M. Darrow, Bureau of
S. Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering. 42 p., illus. (Farmers'
SBulletin 1028F., rev.) Price 10.
Onion diseases and their control. J. C. Walker, Bureau of Plant Industry,
Soils, and Agricultural Engineering. 25 p., illus. (Farmers' Bulletin
1060F., rev.) Price 10.
Preservation of vegetables by salting or brining. John L. Etchells, Bureau of
Agricultural and Industrial Chemistry, and Ivan D. Jones, North Carolina
Agricultural Experiment Station. 16 p., illus. (Farmers' Bulletin 1932F.,
rev.) Price 5t.
Good pastures. A. T. Semple, Soil Conservation Service, and M. A. Hein,
SBureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering. 22 p.,
illus. (Farmers' Bulletin 1942F., rev.) Price 10.
Growing the transplant onion crop. H. A. Jones, Bureau of Plant Industry,
Soils, and Agricultural Engineering; L. R. Hawthorn, Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station; and G. N. Davis, California Agricultural Experiment
Station. 25 p., illus. (Farmers' Bulletin 1956F.) Price 10.
Kobe, a superior lespedeza. Roland McKee and Howard L. Hyland, Bureau of
Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering. 6 p., illus. (Leaflet
240L.) Price 50.
AGRICULTURAL WAR INFORMATION SERIES
Home-built electric dehydrator. Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home
: Economics.  p., illus. (AWI-76.)
STwelve points in grading dry edible beans. Extension Service.  p., illus.
SHow to prepare vegetables and fruits for freezing. Bureau of Agricultural and
Industrial Chemistry. (AWI-100.)
Pickle and relish recipes. Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics.
16 p. (AWI-103.)
Tomatoes on your table. Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics.
[20 p.] (AWI-104.)
Mobilizing help to save crops. Extension Service. Illus. (AWI-106.)
Productive management of honeybee colonies in the Northern States. C. L.
Farrar, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. 28 p., illus. (Cir-
cular 702C.) Price 10.
Make-overs from coats and suits. Clarice L. Scott, Bureau of Human Nutrition
and Home Economics.  p., illus. (Miscellaneous Publication 545M.)
Principles of nutrition and nutritive value of food. Henry C. Sherman, Bureau
of Human Nutrition and Home Economics. 40 p. (Miscellaneous Publi-
cation 546M.) Price 10.
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SMinimum-wage budgets for women. Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home
S: Economics. 42 p; (Miscellaneous Publication 549M.) Price 10f.
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SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Index to service and regulatory announcements, 1943. Bureau of Entomology
and Plant Quarantine. 2 p. (S. R. A.-B. E. P. Q. Index, 1943.) 1
Service and regulatory announcements. Bureau of Animal Industry. May 1944.
Pp. 29-34. (S. R. A.-B. A. I. 445.) Price 50 a copy; 25. a year, domestic;
601 a year, foreign. 2
Table of contents to Service and Regulatory Announcements, with list of plant
pests intercepted with imported plants and plant products, Nos. 154-157,
inclusive; January-December, 1943. Bureau of Entomology and Plant
Quarantine. 2 p. (S. R. A.-B. E. P. Q.)
Mississippi, Tishomingo County. (Series 1937, No. 10.) 104 p. Price 55g.
Financial aspects of selective cutting in the management of second-growth
pine-hardwood forests west of the Mississippi River. R. R. Reynolds,
W. E. Bond. and Burt P. Kirkland. Forest Service. 118 p., illus. (Tech-
nical Bulletin 861T.) Price 20t.
A monographic study of bean diseases and methods for their control. L. L.
Harter and W. J. Zaumeyer, Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricul-
tural Engineering. 160 p., illus. (Technical Bulletin 868T.) Price 25t.
Title pages and table of contents for Technical Bulletins 801-825. Office of
Information. 12 p. Price 51. For sale only.
Title pages and table of contents for Technical Bulletins 826-850. Office of
Information. 12 p. Price 50. For sale only.
Physical land conditions in Polk County, Georgia. J. H. Winsor and C. L.
Veatch, Soil Conservation Service. 55 p., illus. (Physical Land Survey
No. 34.) Price 200. For sale only.2
Popular publications for the farmer and homemaker. Eleanor W. Clay, Office of
Information. 31 p. (List No. 5.)
Regulations governing the inspection, humane treatment, and safe transport of
animals for export (except to Mexico). Bureau of Animal Industry. IE.f
fective on or after July 1, 1944. 7 p. (B. A. I. Order 37S.)1
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Agricultural situation. Vol. 28, No. 7, July 1944. Price 50 a copy; 50t a year,
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Agriculture decisions. Vol. 3, No. 5, May 1944. Price 150 a copy; $1.50 a year.
Bibliography of agriculture. Vol. 5, No. 1. July 1944. 35t a copy, $3.75 a year,
domestic; 45t a copy, $1.75 a year, foreign.2
Experiment Station record. Vol. 91, No. 2. August 1944. Price $1.00 per volume
(2 volumes a year) consisting of 6 monthly numbers and index, domestic;
$1.75 per volume, foreign. Single numbers for sale only, 15.2
Extension service review. Vol. 15, No. 7, July 1944. Illus. Price 100 a copy;
75t a year, domestic; $1.15 a year, foreign.2
Foreign agriculture. Vol. 8, No. 7, July 1944. Price 10 a copy; $1.00 a year,
domestic; $1.60 a year, foreign.'
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_ _- Vol. 69, No. 1. July 1, 1944. Illus. Contents:
Smut resistance in an Allium species hybrid (Key No. G-1312). J. C. Walker, H. A. Jones, and
A. E. Clarke.
Effects of soil treatments on the growth of the high-bush blueberry (Key No. Mich.-43). T. A.
Potato varieties in relation to blackening after cooking (Key No. Wis.-115). G. H. Rieman, W. E.
Tottingham, and John S. McFarlane.
Chemical composition of some American wild feedstufls (Key No. A-217). Thomas R. King and
Harold E. McClure.
Vol. 69, No. 2. July 15, 1944. Illus. Contents:
Comparison of shoot apex and leaf development and structure in diploid and tetraploid maize (Key
No. 1307). L. F. Randolph, Ernst C. Abbe, and John Finset.
Damping-off in broadleaf nurseries of the Great Plains region (Key No. G-1313). Ernest Wright.
Vol. 69, No. 3. August 1, 1944. Illus. Contents:
Anatomical and cytological studies on beet mosaic (Key No. Calif.-136). Kitherine E-au.
Reaction of Lactuca species to the aster yellows virus under field conditions (Key No. G-1302).
Ross C. Tbumpson.
Differential effects of temperature on the development of the beet leafhopper (Key No. K-332).
F. H. Harries.
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Biology of Allotropa burrelli a gregarious parasite of Pseudococcus comstocki (Key No.
K-329). Pp. 159-167, illus., from Vol. 69, No. 4. D. V. Clancy.
Relation of cultivation to depletion of root reserves in European bindweed at different soil horizons
(Key No. Iowa-33). Pp. 137-147, illus., from Vol. 69, No. 4. A. L. Bakke, WV. G. Gaessler, L. M.
Pultz, and S. C. Salmon.
News for farmer cooperatives. Vol. 11, No. 1, April 1944; Vol. 11, No. 5,
Auguat, 1944. Price 10 a copy; $1.00 a year. 2
Rural electrification news. Vol. 9, No. 11, July 1944. Price 10 a copy; 75t a
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MILKWEED FLOSS FOR THE ARMED FORCES :
Campaigns for the collection of milkweed pods from wild plants in 29 States
are being organized by the Department of Agriculture.
The silky floss in the seed pod of the common milkweed plant is the most
acceptable substitute for kapok in life jackets, life belts, aviators' suits, and
similar equipment requiring a filler that is light, buoyant, and reasonably water-
proof. New importations of Java kapok are, of course, cut off by Japanese
occupation of the Dutch East Indies. Milkweed floss is a hollow-stemmed fiber
with a waxy coating, and in some respects is superior to kapok as filler for
A processing plant to separate the floss from the seed and pods has been erected
by the Defense Supplies Corporation at Petoskey, Michigan. On rather short
notice, an experimental collection campaign was conducted last year, confined
mostly to nine counties in northern Michigan. A total of 95,000 pounds of
floss resulted. Minimum requirements this year have been placed at 1,500,000
pounds, and the collection program has been extended to 29 States where milk-
weed is sufficiently prevalent to justify intensive campaigns.
Based on the results of the 1943 program, the Department is depending upon
school-age children to do most of the picking. The collection of milkweed pods
is a task that the children can perform easily, and offers them an opportunity
to help directly in winning the war and in saving lives of American service men
The pods will be picked in the early fall when the seeds burn brown. Picking
will be done in open-mesh onion bags which will be furnished free to collectors.
The bags hold one busnel of pods and when air-dried, weigh about five pounds.
Fifteen cents a bag will be paid for fresh-picked pods, and 20 cents a bag for air-
dried pods. The pods will dry properly if hung on a fence in the open air for a
period of about two weeks. The pods will spoil if taken indoors or stacked
before they are dried.
In organizing local pod collection drives, the Department has the cooperation
of schools, 4-H clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, and the Junior
Red Cross. County War Boards and County Agricultural Agents are also
assisting. Arrangements for the distribution of bags, the payment of pickers,
and for assembling the filled bags for shipment to the processing plant are being
made with the schools and other sponsoring youth groups.
; State Milkweed Project Representatives will direct the collection campaign in
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
Maine Maryland, Massachusetts Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West
Virginia, and Wisconsin. In those States, full information can be obtained from.
County War Boards and County Agents. In other States, collectors will write
to War.Hemp Industries, Petoskey, Michigan, for instructions and bags.
U. OVUEUlNT PINTINGl OFICE
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