Archive for Agriculture

Tung Oil Grove Near Mossy Head, 1937

“Tung oil grove near Mossy Head, Florida. This is a new development in the cultivation of naval stores for oil The trees came from China, the nut, when pressed, yields an oil used in paint manufacture” Photographer: Dorothea Lange

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Tobacco Farms

The following item appeared in The Marlboro Democrat of Bennettsville, South Carolina, on July 19, 1889:

[Contributed by Robert Daniel]

National Forest Headquarters

This item appeared in the Bradford County Telegraph on September 30, 1910:

[Contributed by Robert Daniel]

Peach Farm with Pecan Trees

The following note appeared in the American Nut Journal, published in Rochester, New York, in January 1921:

[Contributed by Robert Daniel]

San Jose Scale on Deciduous Fruit Trees

The following report appeared in The San Jose Scale: Its Occurrences in the United States by L. O. Howard and C. L. Marlatt, published in Washington by the Government Printing Office, 1896, pages 19-20.

Prof. Rolfs was in charge of the experiment station in DeFuniak Springs when he discovered the outbreak of San Jose scale. He gave a speach about Diversifed Farming at the Florida Chautauqua as part of the annual Farmers Institute held in DeFuniak Springs. When the DeFuniak Springs station closed, he was tranferred to the experiment station in Gainesville.

[Contributed by Robert Daniel]

Poultry Farms

This was in Poultry Success magazine, November 1921. McCaskill used advertisements similar to this for many years.

[Contributed by Robert Daniel]