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1 Adams, Robert; Adams, Marina; Willens, Alan; Willens, Ann. Dry Land: Man and Plants.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1979). First Edition, Review Copy. 
Quarto, blue leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, vii, 152 pp. Good+, with soiling to page edges, neat former-owner stamps, former-owners published review pasted to rear endpaper, in a Near-Fine dust jacket. From jacket: Over a quarter of the world's surface is arid or semi-arid, and there are fears that this total may increase sharply as the result of climatic change and growing pressures from an expanding and hungry world population. Urgent needs have led man himself to contribute alarmingly to the continuous depletion of the stock of usable lands through unconsidered exploitation: fertile areas are degrading rapidly and marginal ones are turning into deserts. This timely book shows how the threats to such fragile territories can be arrested, controlled and reversed through the careful management of dry-land ecosystems. It examines the characteristics of arid and semi-arid environments throughout the world and describes the kinds of vegetation they are able to support. Drawing thier lessons from nature, the authors show how indiginous vegetation can be used to create developments which are self-sustaining in the long run, based on an apporach that works with nature rather than against it. They set out in great detail the techniques that are involved, from the preliminary survey of climate, topography, soils and water through the analysis of the existing ecosystem, to the planning of developments with plants and regimes of irrigation, plant propagation and management of soil, water, vegeation, and human settlements.... 
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2 Beattie, J. H. and W. R. The Farm Garden. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers' Bulletin No. 1673.
Washington, D. C.: U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1936. 
Octavo, stapled wrappers, 67 pp. Very Good, with several small chips to covers. Contents: Value of the Farm Garden; Soil and Location; Protecting the Garden; Fertilizers; Lime; Soil Preparation; Plan and Arrangement; Seed Supply; Starting Early Plants; Southern Grown Plants; Transplanting; Time of Planting; Planting the Garden; Succession of Crops; The Late Summer and Fall Garden; Cultivation; Irrigation; Paper Mulch; Insects and Diseases; Canning and Storing Vegetables at Home; Culture of Specific Garden Crops: Perennial Vegetables, Greens, Salad Crops, Root and Tuber-Root Crops, Vine Crops (cucurbits), Legumes, Cabbage Group, Onion Group, Freshly-Fruited Warm -Season Crops, Miscellaneous Vegetables. 
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3 Briggs, William J. and Henry Cauthen. The Cotton Man. Notes on the Life and Times of Wofford B. (‘Bill') Camp. With a Foreword by Paul S. Smith.
Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina, 1983. 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by William J. Briggs. Octavo, red and tan cloth, gilt letters, xiv, 341 pp. Illus. Biography of a man who revolutionized California agriculture in the early twentieth century. Very Good+ with very light foxing to page edges. 
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4 Brooks, William M. Growing Greenhouse Tomatoes in Ohio. [SB-19].
The Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Service, n.d. 
Quarto, paperbound (stiff, stapled, full-color photo. illus. light green wrappers), 46 pp. Near-Fine, with slight rubbing to covers and very light foxing (age darkened spotting). Content Headings: Locating a Greenhouse; Selecting and Constructing the Greenhouse; Glass Substitutes; Heating; Varieties (Cultivars); Seedage; Sanitation; Plant Growing; Cropping Plans; Soluble Salts; Soil Testing; Soil Management ahead of Planting; pH and Lime; Planting the Crop; Major Elements (Macronutrients); Defects, Disorders and Plant Characteristics; Minor Elements (Micronutrients); Effects of Steaming the Soil upon Essential Nutrients; Application of Fertilizer in the Irrigation Water; Methods for Indicating the Quantity of Nutrient Elements within the Plants; Manures in Relation to Greenhouse Tomato Production; Other Soil Amendments; Basic Fertilizer Program for Fall and Spring Crops; Care of Crop after Planting; Hydrophonic Culture in Greenhouse Production; Ring Culture Method of Greenhouse Production; Use of Straw Bales in Greenhouse Tomato Production; Physiological Disorders and Other Fruit Defects; Harvesting and Marketing. 
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5 Consolidated Products Company. Here Are 40 Golden Acres on The Semi-Solid System of Raising Hogs.
Danville, Illinois: Consolidated Products Company, 1949. 
12mo, paperbound (stapled yellow illus. wrappers), 47 pp. Very Good+, with hole punch through upper left-hand corner & lightly rubbed edges. Content headings include: Should the Hog Industry Be Specialized?; A New Idea in Hog Raising: The Semi-Solid System; Feeding Your Sows and Gilts before Breeding; Selecting Your Gilts; Feeding Your Boar; Selecting Your Boar; Breeding Time Management; Feeding Your Sows During Gestation; Management During Gestation; Feeding Your Sows at Farrowing Time; Management at Faroowing Time; Feeding Your Sows During LActation; Feeding Your Baby Pigs; Managing Your Baby Pigs; Feeding Pigs After Weaning; Managing Your Pigs After Weaning. 
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6 Cooke, G. W. Fertilizers and Profitable Farming.
New Y ork: Chemical Publishing Co., Inc., 1963. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xviii pp + 122 pp. Very Good+, with neat former-owner stamp & former-owner's review pasted to rear endpaper, in a Very Good dust jacket with light soiling and edgewear. From jacket: This book is the result of many years of lecturing to farmers on how fertilizers and organic manures should be used to secure good profits; showing what food crops need, and how they may be supplied. The principles involved in selecting fertilizer dressings are described, and practical recommendations are given for manuring arable crops and grass. Questions about other nutrients needed by plants; the effects of fertilizers on the quality of crops; soil fertility; and on costs of production are answered. The value of this practical manual is incalculable because it is an actual guide to maximum profit through correct utlization and avoidance of waste in manuring programs. 
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7 Drache, Hiram M. The Day of the Bonanza: A History of Bonanza Farming in the Red River Valley of the North.
Fargo: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1964. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), x, 239 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light edgewear and slight age darkening. Illustrated with photos, tables, maps. Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Tables; Developments Leading to the North Dakota Bonanza; The Northern Pacific Land Grant with its Influence Upon Land Speculation; James B. Power and the Rise of the Bonanza Farms; Bonanza Farms: General Operations; Crops and Livestock on the Bonanza Farms; The Amenia and Sharon Land Company: Formation, Land Policy and Operation; The Amenia and Sharon Land Company: Financial Progress, Subsidiaries, and Dissolution; Factors in the Rise and Decline of the Bonanza Farms; The Effect of Bonanza Farming on Agriculture; Bibliography; List of Illustrations; Index. 
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8 Editorial Subcommittee of the Regional Technical Committee of Project NC-10. Weeds of the North Central States. North Cenral Regional Publication No. 36. Circular 718 of the University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station.
Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station, Circular 718, February, 1954. Revised Octaober, 1960. 
Octavo, softbound, 262 pp. Fine. Contents: Introduction; Descriptions of Weeds; Keys for Identifying Weeds; Glossary; Index to Families; Index to Species. 
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9 German Kali Works. Orange Culture.
New York: German Kali Works, n.d. 
Small octavo, paperbound (stiff, stapled, illus. wrappers), 66 pp. Near-Fine. 
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10 Hartmann, Hudson T.; Editor. The International Plant Propagators' Society Combined Proceedings, Volume 39, 1989.
The International Plant Propagators' Society, 1989. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 640 pp. Fine. 
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11 Heuser, Charles W., Jr.; Editor. The International Plant Propagators' Society Combined Proceedings, Volume 41, 1991.
The International Plant Propagators' Society, 1991. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 640 pp. Fine. 
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12 Heuser, Charles W., Jr.; Editor. The International Plant Propagators' Society Combined Proceedings, Volume 44, 1994.
The International Plant Propagators' Society, 1994. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 640 pp. Fine. 
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13 Heuser, Charles W.; Editor. The International Plant Propagators' Society Combined Proceedings, Volume 43, 1993.
The International Plant Propagators' Society, 1993. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 640 pp. Fine. 
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14 J. R. Watkins Co. Watkins Dependable Stock and poultry Preparations Will Help Increase Your Profit.
Newark, N.J.: The J. R. Watkins Co., n.d. [ca. 1940.] 
Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, 36 pp. Photos, illustrations throughout. Good. 
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15 King, Lawrence J. Weeds of the World: Biology and Control. [Plant Science Monographs Edited by Professor Nicholas Polunin.
London: Leonard Hill, 1966. 
Octavo, russet cloth (hardcover), green spine labels, gilt letters, xxxii +526 pp. Very Good, with neat former-owner stamp & signature, in a Good+ dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From jacket: Large scale agricultural activity has meant increasing production of foodstuffs, but this very scale has brought with it new problems of weed control. The study of weeds is therefore of especial importance to the grower cultivating a large acreage, as well as to the botanist and agricultural researcher. Dr. L. J. King has produced a timely study of the entire problem, of which this book deals with the origin, botany, spread and control of thw world's weeds. 
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16 Kolodny, Joseph. 400 Years of Service: The Story of the Wholesale Tobacco Industry and its Pioneers. With a Foreword by Honorable Charles Sawyer, U. S. Secretary of Commerce.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, (1953). This is a special limited edition autographed by the author. No. 197. 
Octago, tan & brown cloth (hardcover), paper spine label, 309 pp. Near-Fine, with light soiling to spine label. 
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17 LaMotte Chemical Products Company. LaMotte Soil Handbook: Containing up-to-date information on the composition of soils, testing of soils, various soil fertility tables, and the soil reaction preferences of various plants, etc.
Chestertown, Maryland: LaMotte Chemical Products Company, n.d. 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled, illus., stiff black wrappers), 49 pp. Very Good- with rubbing to spine & upper cover. From Introducton: The soil has often, and correctly, been referred to as the farmer's bank account. Only through careful management can both be kept in balance. Leaching rains and bumper crops continually withdraw food supplies from the soil and by harvest time the reserves will be partially exhasted, however rich the soil may have been at the beginning of the season. Those plant foods which are short must be provided through supplementary fertilizer, properly placed in the right amounts. This can only be done when the farmer has a definite knowledge of these needs... 
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18 Loewer, Peter. Ornamental Grasses for the Southeast.
Nashville, TN: Cool Springs Press, [2004]. 
Large square octavo, softbound (full-color illus. wrappers), 192 pp. Fine (As New). Full-color photo illus. “...An accurate, accessible guide to growing grasses in your garden.” Explains the planting, care, and design uses of grasses; Describes over 125 species and cultivars, including both the popular and the unusual; Features full-color photographs and beautiful, detailed illustrations by the author. 
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19 Metcalf, R. L.; Editor. Advances in Pest Control Research, Volume IV.
New York: Interscience Publishers, 1962. Review Copy, with publisher's note laid-in. 
Octavo, light orange cloth (hardcover), brown spine label, 347 pp. Former-owner's published newspaper review pasted to rear endpaper; otherwise, Very Good, with neat former-owner stamp & signature; in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. Contents: Some Fundamental Aspects of Applied Insect Pathology (Irvin M. Hall); Synthetic Pyrethroids (W. F. Barthel); Selective Toxicity of Insecticides (R. D. O'Brien); Potentiation of the Toxicity of Organophosphorus Compounds (Kenneth P. DuBois); Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Domestic Animals (William M. Ragoff); Residue Determination by Cholinestearase Inhibition Analysis (J. C. Gage); Principles of Aquatic Plant Control (T. F. Hall); A Digest of Available Information on the Insecticide Malathion (D. Spiller). 
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20 Metcalf, R. L.; Editor. Advances in Pest Control Research, Volume V.
New York: Interscience Publishers, 1962. Review Copy, with publisher's bookplate naming it such. 
Octavo, light orange cloth (hardcover), brown spine label, 329 pp. Former-owner's published newspaper review pasted to rear endpaper; otherwise, Very Good, with neat former-owner stamp & signature; in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. Contents: The Impact of Antibiotics upon Plant Disease Control (R. N. Goodman); Theory and Principles of Soil Fumigation (C. A. I. Goring); Fumigation of Food Commodities for Insect Control (D. L. Lindgren and L. E. Vincent); Gas Chromatography of Pesticides (Dale M. Coulson); Instrumentation in Pesticide Residue Determinations (Francis A. GUnther). 
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