Bermuda grass is the most important perennial grass in the Southern States. It was introduced into the United States at least as early as 1806. Besides the common Bermuda grass, there are several varieties, the most important of which are the Giant, characterized by a very large growth, and St. Lucie grass, similar to ordinary Bermuda grass, but lacking underground rootstocks. Bermuda grass grows well mixed with lespedeza for a summer crop. Bur clover, black medic, and hairy vetch as winter crops alternate well with it. The best Bermuda-grass pastures of the South will usually carry two head of cattle per acre for eight months of the year. On poor soils the carrying capacity is not more than one cow per acre. On rich bottom land Bermuda grass grows tall enough to cut for hay. Under exceptional circumstances three or more cuttings may be secured in a season, giving total yields of from 6 to 10 tons of hay per acre. It will grow well on soils so alkaline that most other field crops, as well as fruits, will fail. The feeding value of Bermuda-grass hay compares closely wit that of timothy hay. Bermuda grass frequently is used to bind leaves and toe prevent hillsides from washing. The grass usually can be eradicated by growing two smother crops, a winter one of oats or rye, followed by a summer crop of cow peas or velvet beans." -- p. 
"Fig growing in the South Atlantic and Gulf States is peculiarly a home enterprise, supplying the family with a fruit that is used in many ways though in the Gulf coast region of Texas many orchards of considerable size have been developed within the last 12 or 15 years. Orchards planted wast of the Mississippi River, with few exceptions, have proved disappointing, while trees growing about buildings and in yards in the same localities have been habitually productive and long lived. Fig trees thrive on well-drained, reasonably fertile soil, containing plenty of humus and well supplied with moisture. They also require care in tillage, to avoid injury to the fine fibrous roots which are characteristic of fig trees. East of the Mississippi River these conditions usually are better met about the homes than in orchards. This bulletin describes the varieties of figs most suitable for the South Atlantic and Gulf States tells how to grow them and protect them from diseases and insects and suggests methods of making them into desirable products for the table."--Page .
"Tuberculosis occurs among hogs in the United States to a serious extent and appears to be increasing. Nine per cent of all hogs slaughtered under the Government meat inspection during the fiscal year 1916 were found affected with this disease in some degree. Tuberculous cattle are the main source of tuberculosis in hogs. The disease is most commonly conveyed by feeding hogs on unpasteurized skimmed milk and by allowing them to follow tuberculous cattle in the feed lot and feed upon the undigested grain in the droppings. It is very significant that tuberculosis is most common among hogs in sections where the disease is also most prevalent among cattle and where feeding practices above mentioned are commonly followed. Hogs also contract tuberculosis from feeding on tuberculous carcasses of various animals, including fowls, and on uncooked garbage and slaughterhouse offal. Prevention lies in the pasteurization of milk fed hogs, especially that from creameries, and in allowing hogs to feed behind adult cattle only when cattle have passed the tuberculin test; also in thoroughly cooking all garbage, offal, or carcasses before they are fed to hogs. Young steers or young beef animals as a rule do not spread tuberculoses among hogs. Therefore no change need be made in the very profitable practice of allowing hogs to follow feeders and stockers unless these cattle are not healthy. When tuberculosis already exists in a drove of hogs all the affected animals, whether hogs or cattle, should be removed from the premises. The hogs should be sent to market for slaughter at an abattoir under Federal inspection. The tuberculin test should be applied to all cattle on the place, and those reacting should be properly disposed of. The pens and stable should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before restocking. Hog raisers should be well posted as to the nature and prevalence of hog tuberculosis and how to prevent and get rid of it so that financial losses may be avoided. This bulletin contains such information." -- p. 2.