The rear end of the machine is mounted upon two wheels. A trough, with a runner-like bow, containing some adhesive matter, is suspended upon each side of the row. A vibrating arm or beam, carrying wisps or brushes, is adjustably suspended form the farm, and as the machine is pushed along the row of plants the insects are shaken into the troughs, from which they are unable to escape.

Insect Sifter

The rear end of the machine is mounted upon two wheels. A trough, with a runner-like bow, containing…

This specification discloses a land leveler comprising a massive rectangular frame including reinforced side bars and three crossbars that engage the ground surface for leveling purposes.

Land Leveler

This specification discloses a land leveler comprising a massive rectangular frame including reinforced…

A lister, used for planting corn in semi-arid regions.

Lister

A lister, used for planting corn in semi-arid regions.

"The locusts come down in swarms of millions from the warm lands of southern Brazil. There are so many of them at times that they shut out the sunlight like a storm cloud." —Carpenter, 1902

Locust

"The locusts come down in swarms of millions from the warm lands of southern Brazil. There are so many…

Machine planter about 1900.

Machine planter

Machine planter about 1900.

A machine for cutting down standing grain, usually worked by a pair of horses, the cutting machinery being driven by being connected with the wheels on which the machine is drawn over the field.

Reaping Machine

A machine for cutting down standing grain, usually worked by a pair of horses, the cutting machinery…

An illustration of man on a farm with two young boys. He is pointing at a building with a weather vane on top of it.

Man Pointing

An illustration of man on a farm with two young boys. He is pointing at a building with a weather vane…

A manure spreader in operation. The manure was pitched from the stable to the spreader, handled only once.

Manure spreader

A manure spreader in operation. The manure was pitched from the stable to the spreader, handled only…

A farmer spreading manure by throwing it in piles and spreading it around.

Spreading manure

A farmer spreading manure by throwing it in piles and spreading it around.

F farmer spreading manure with a shovel in a field.

Spreading manure

F farmer spreading manure with a shovel in a field.

A farmer spreading manure firectly from atop a wagon.

Spreading manure from a wagon

A farmer spreading manure firectly from atop a wagon.

Cyrus Hall McCormick's first reaper pulled by two horses

Cyrus Hall McCormick

Cyrus Hall McCormick's first reaper pulled by two horses

An illustration of two men operating a plow.

Men Plowing

An illustration of two men operating a plow.

A machine used to separate immature seeds from wheat, oats, rye, barley, and other grains. This diagram shows the process of how the machine works.

Diagram of a Fanning Mill

A machine used to separate immature seeds from wheat, oats, rye, barley, and other grains. This diagram…

While the Federal "Land Grant Act of 1862" mandated a college structure at the University in Columbia, the southwest Missouri region demanded offerings at Missouri State University. Dramatic changes have occurred since 1906 in the food, fiber and renewable resource industry of agriculture.

Missouri State University

While the Federal "Land Grant Act of 1862" mandated a college structure at the University in Columbia,…

A mower used for cutting hay.

Mower

A mower used for cutting hay.

Wild mustard the proper size for spraying.

Wild mustard

Wild mustard the proper size for spraying.

A line of different types of oats in a planter.

Line of oats

A line of different types of oats in a planter.

The old woman talks to the haymakers. "haymakers, give me a wisp of hay."

Old Woman and Pig

The old woman talks to the haymakers. "haymakers, give me a wisp of hay."

Paris green was used as a popular pigment in artist's paints because of the brilliance of the green. In the 1900's it was used as an insecticide for produce where it was blended with lead arsenate. This heavily toxic mixture is said to have burned the trees and the grass around the tree.

Paris Green Sifter

Paris green was used as a popular pigment in artist's paints because of the brilliance of the green.…

White pines coming into a pasture. On this land trees pay better than the poor pasture.

Pasture with trees

White pines coming into a pasture. On this land trees pay better than the poor pasture.

Trees in a pasture.

Trees in a pasture

Trees in a pasture.

"Early Egyptian Pictures. Ploughing, breaking clods, and sowing."—Gordy, 1912

Early Egyptian Pictures

"Early Egyptian Pictures. Ploughing, breaking clods, and sowing."—Gordy, 1912

A farming utensil used in pitching or throwing hay or sheaves of grain, as into carts or wagons.

Pitchfork

A farming utensil used in pitching or throwing hay or sheaves of grain, as into carts or wagons.

A planker, used for crushing clods of soil.

Planker

A planker, used for crushing clods of soil.

A wooden plough of early days.

Plough

A wooden plough of early days.

This design features an adjustable plough allowing for the wing to pivot.

Landscaping Plough

This design features an adjustable plough allowing for the wing to pivot.

A good plow.

Plow

A good plow.

A well-known implement for turning up the soil.

Plow

A well-known implement for turning up the soil.

A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.

Agricultural Plow

A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or…

The plow is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in reparation for sowing seed or planting. It has been a basic instrument for most of recorded history, and represents one of the major advances in agriculture.

Cultivation Plow

The plow is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in reparation for sowing seed or…

Farmer plowing with two horses.

Plowing

Farmer plowing with two horses.

This plow is an agricultural tool which is used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

Plowing Attachment

This plow is an agricultural tool which is used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation…

A potato.

Potato

A potato.

"Potato digger with agitating rear rack and vine separator."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Potato Digger

"Potato digger with agitating rear rack and vine separator."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Self-acting horse rake.

Horse Rake

Self-acting horse rake.

Raking hay and loading it onto a wagon.

Raking hay

Raking hay and loading it onto a wagon.

A roller. Crushes clods and packs the surface so as to keep the seed moist at the expense of increased evaporation.

Roller

A roller. Crushes clods and packs the surface so as to keep the seed moist at the expense of increased…

A normal rye plant.

Rye

A normal rye plant.

Seal, with a shovel and hoe on it.

True-temper seal

Seal, with a shovel and hoe on it.

A sheep, the head of the herd.

Sheep

A sheep, the head of the herd.

A type of door used in a silo.

Iowa Silo

A type of door used in a silo.

A patch of soil and grass which has cracked after having been worked too fine in the fall.

Cracks in the soil

A patch of soil and grass which has cracked after having been worked too fine in the fall.

An illustration of a remount depot built close together to prevent cold droughts. A remount depot is a stable housing 5,000 to 10,000 horses.

Remount Depot Built Close Together Stables

An illustration of a remount depot built close together to prevent cold droughts. A remount depot is…

A Steam plow, 1901. The travel of the plows is at right angles to the travel of the engine.

Steam plow

A Steam plow, 1901. The travel of the plows is at right angles to the travel of the engine.

A swathe turner.

Swathe Turner

A swathe turner.

The farming symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

Farming Symbol

The farming symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

A pair of timothy plants growing side by side, illustrating the difference in yield. Each one grew from a single seed.

Pair of timothies

A pair of timothy plants growing side by side, illustrating the difference in yield. Each one grew from…

A scene where farmers are harvesting tobacco to be dried.

Tobacco Field

A scene where farmers are harvesting tobacco to be dried.

A weeder used for harrowing small grains.

Weeder

A weeder used for harrowing small grains.

The college of agriculture at West Virginia in Morgantown.

West Virginia Agricultural College

The college of agriculture at West Virginia in Morgantown.

The frame of wood by which two oxen are fastened together for drawing.

Yoke

The frame of wood by which two oxen are fastened together for drawing.