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A.E.S. No. 51-15


AN APPRAISAL OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY
OF FLORIDA FOR 1952





















University of Florida
Agricultural Experiment Station
Gainesville, Florida
August 28, 1951
























This report is part of a comprehensive study of the agricul-

tural capacity of the United States. The study was sponsored by

the Joint Land-Grant College, Department of Agriculture Committee on

Appraisal of Agricultural Production Capacity. This report was

prepared by the Florida Agricultural Production Capacity Committee

in cooperation with the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, U. S.

Department of Agriculture.

Florida Agricultural Production Capacity Committee:

Clyde Murphree, Florida Agricultural Extension Service
Fayette Parvin, Florida Agricultural Extension Service
F. S. Jamison, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
R. B. Becker, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
Russell Henderson, Florida Agricultural Extension Service
T. J. Cunha, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
N. R. Mehrhof, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
F. P. Lawrence, Florida Agricultural Extension Service
F. H. HHull, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
R. S. Dennis, Production and Marketing Administration, USDA
J. C. Townsend, Crop Estimates, BAE, USDA
Olin C. Lewis, Soil Conservation Service, USDA
H. G. Hamilton, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station







Form 1. Estimates of use of farm land, 1952 attainable, with comparisons
Florida
Area or State


Use of farm land

Column


Corn, all . . .
Corn for grain ..
Corn for silage . .
Sorghums, all except sirup
All sorghums for grain .
All sorghums for silage .
Soybeans, grown alone .
Soybeans for beans .
Soybeans for hay .
Cowpeas, grown alone .
Cowpeas for peas ..
Cowpeas for hay . .
Peanuts, grown alone .
Peanuts picked and threshed
Peanuts for hay . .
Cotton, all upland ..
Cotton, American Egyptian .
Tobacco, all . .
Flue-cured . .
Burley . .
Other domestic .
Sugarcane for sugar .. ...
Sugar beets . . .
Irish potatoes . .
Beans, dry edible . .
Sweet potatoes


Other intertilled crops, total
Adjustment for multiple use 2/
Total cropland used for inter-
tilled crops 2/
Oats . . . .
Barley . . .
Winter wheat ....
Spring wheat... . .
Oats for grain . .
Barley for grain . .
Grains cut green for hay .
Rye for grain . . .
Flaxseed . . .
Rice . . .


Other close-growing crops .
Adjustment for multiple use


Total cropland used for close-growing
crops 3/ .. . . .


t


- Continued -


Reported :Reported or: 1952
:Acreage : for : estimated :attainable
: : 1950 1/ :for 1951 1/:
: 1 2 : 3 :
:1,000 : 1,000 : 1,000
:acres : acres : acres
:Planted : 723 737 725
: do. 723 : 737 725
:Harvested: __
:Planted : _
:Harvested: _
do. :_
:Planted : _
:Harvested::_
do. :____
: Planted : 39 38 : 38
:Harvested: :_
do. : 8 8 8
:Planted : 200 : 200 220
:Harvested: 72 75 75
do. : 67 70 : 70
:Planted : 32 : 69 70
do. :_
:Harvested: 22.2 25 25
do. 18 20.9 21
do. : :
: do. .2 : 4.1 4
: do. : 38.5 : 39.6 : 41
:Planted : :
do. : 6.1 25.3: 25
:do. :_
: do. : 15 : 12 15

: 200 205 210


: .. : 1,295.6 :1,350.9 : 1,369.0
:Planted 123 144 150
do. : :
do. __
do. : __
:Harvested: 16 : 20 35
:do. :__
: do. ____: : ________ _____
do.
: do. : :
:Planted : __
do. : :_



: : 75 85 100

:98 : 119 : 120


.


* *








Form 1.- Estimates of use of


Use of farm land

Column


Tomatoes . .
Celery . .
Cucumbers . .
Peppers. . .
Strawberries .
Watermelons ...
Snap beans . .
Cabbage .
Corn . .
Other vegetable crops


Total vegetables .
Total bearing citrus
Oranges ...
Grapefruit .
Tangerines .
Limes . .
Non-bearing citrus .
Total bearing & non-
bearing citrus .


Other tree crops
(tropical fruits, pecans,
tung, etc.) . .

Total cropland used for
vegetables and tree crops


farm land, 1952 attainable, with comparisons
Florida
Area or State


: : epormea :neportea or: l)e
:Acreage : for : estimated :attainable
: .. : 1950 1/ :for 1951 1/:
: 1 2 3 4
:1,000 1,000 : 1,000
S: acres : acres : acres

S. Planted : 43.8 53.2 45.0
. : do. 98 : 10.8 : 9.0
S. : do. : 17.0 17.9 : 16.8
S. : do. : 16.2 12.8 11.5
. : do. : 5.4 : 6.5 :- 6.5
. do. 70.0 64.0 50.0
. do. : 795 88 90.0
. : do. 18.0 : 19.0 15.5
S..: do. : 34.0 : 27.2 26.0
S. do. 81.3 74.7 : 81.7

. do. 375.0 375.0 52.0
. :Harvested: 428.3 : 438.5 : 51.2
.do. 300.9 309.5 320.0
do. 98.5 : 100.0 102.0
. : do : 24 24.2 .2 24.3
S. do. : 4.7 -4.8 4 .9
. : Planted : 48.0 54.0 : .0

. do. :476.3 492.5 505.2
: : :


do. 25.0 26.0 : 27.0


: 876.3 : 893.5 : 884.2


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-2 -
Form 1.- Estimates of use of farm land, 1952 attainable, with comparisons(Continued)
Florida
Area or State

: Reported :Reported or: 1952
Use of farm land : Acreage : for : estimated :attainable
: : 1950 / :for 1951 1/:
Column 1 2 3 :
: : 1,000 : 1,000 1,000
: acres acres : acres
Hay. all tame--except soybean, cowpea,:


,
peanut, and small grain hay :




Grass silage ..
Seeds, hay and cover crop, all .
Other.. . . .
S :
:


Rotation (cropland) pasture
Adjustment for multiple u
Total cropland used for s

Total cropland used for c:
Summer fallow . .
Idle cropland . .
Adjustment for multiple u:

Total cropland 3/ .
Wild hay . . .
Open permanent pasture .
Other grass . .

Woods pastured .
Woods not pastured .
Other land in farms .

Total land in farms .
Grazing land not in farms
Other land not in farms .
Total land area ......


Cover crops:
Lupine .
Other legumes .. ...
Other (planted) .
Volunteer cover crop .


e 2 .
od crops

rops 3-


se 2/


Harvested: 13 : 14 : 16


do. : :_
do. : :___
do. : __
do. : :_
do. : : __
do. : 40 :5 1 47
do. 10 : 12 15
do. _
do. : :_
do. : :

S. .: 63 : 1_: 78

S2,333: 2,434 : 2451.2
S. 227 200 : 110
.. : 400 : 266 : 200
* : ;


: .... : 3,000 : 2,900 : 2,761.2
:Harvested:_
... 1,000 1200 : 1,400
S 3,000 2 800 2,600

.. : 4,110 : 4,400 : 4,840
.... 1,274 : 1,150 : 1,000
S. : 700 : 700 : 700

: : 13,084 : 13,150 :13,301.2
: .....: 10 ,465 : .0,604 10.804
- 11,179 10,974 : 10622.8
:. ... .: 34,728 : 34,728-: 34,728


:Planted : 114 115 120
S do. : 80 : 85 100
S do. 2 : 5 10
S do. 1,200 1,200 1,200


I/ By the Bureau of Agricultural Economics (or distributions by areas of BAE
reports for States) except as otherwise indicated. 2/ In making the adjustment
for multiple use of land by crops in the same group or in two or more groups, the
first use in the crop year is considered to be the primary use. 3/ Total acres
used for crops is less than the sum of the acreages in individual crops to the
extent that two or more crops were, or will be, planted on or harvested from the
same land during the year,


. .







Form 2.- Estimates of crop and pasture yields per acre, 1952 attainable
with comparisons

Florida
Area or State


: : : Yield per acre
: : Base : Average : : 1952
Crop : Acreage Unit :period : for : 1950 :attain-
: base :adjusted: able
S_ : :period : i/ : 2/


Column : 1
;orn.all.including interplanted: Planted :


All sorghums for grain . :Harvested:


Soybeans for beans . .
Peanuts picked and threshed
All upland cotton .
Am. Egyptian cotton .
Flue-cured tobacco .. ...
Burley tobacco . .
Other domestic . .
Sugarcane for sugar .
Sugar beets . .
Irish potatoes . .
Beans, dry edible .
Sweet potatoes . .



Oats for grain . .
Barley for grain . .
Winter wheat . .
Spring wheat . .
Flaxseed . . .
Rice . . .



Bay, all tame . .
Hay, wild . ...

Pasture and range in farms
Rotation (cropland pasture
Open permanent pasture &rar


: do.
S do. :
S: do. :
: do.
:Harvested:
S: do.
S: do.
do.
S: Planted
do.
: do.
S: do.



S:Harvested:
: do.
S: Planted
S: do.
do.
S: do.



:Harvested:
do.



ige:


Woodland pasture ,.. : :
Other pasture in farms :
Grazing land not in farms,. .
:


C


/ Assuming 1950 cropping pattern and practices, and normal weather.
/ Assuming 1952 cropping pattern (Form 1, Col. 4), level of practices
attainable by 1952, and normal weather.
SAftermath of harvested crops, wheat and rye pastures, etc.
4 Calculated on Animal Units Maintained. To obtain Animal Units per Month,
multiply by 12.


2 : 3 : 4 :
Bu. : 40-49 : 11 14 11
do. : : : _____
do. : : :_
Lb. : do. : 664 : 820 : 800
do. do. : 169.4: 218 :170
do. : : ____
do : do. : 920 : 1,015 :1,100
do. :
do. : : 1086 1,190 :1,150
Ton do. : 30: 31.2: 30
do. :: :
Bu. : 45-50 : 176 : 217 : 177
Lb. :___
Bu. : 40-49 : 67: 70 : 70



Bu. : 40-49 : 16.8: 18 : 25
do. : ___
do. : :
do. : __
do. : : : :
do. : : :



Ton : 40-9 : .55 : .6: 6
do. : :__


AUM xx : 1.0: 1.0
do. xx : xx .2: .2
do.xx :xx :_____
do. : xx : xx
do : xx xx .067 .067
do xx xx :
do. : xx : xx 67 .
do. : xx : xx : .067: .067










Form 2.- Estimates of crop and pasture yields per acre, 1952 attainable
with comparisons

Florida
Area or State

: :Yield per acre
:: Base :Average: : 1952
Crop : Acreage : Unit : period : for : 1950 : attain-
: : base :adjusted: able
:: :period : / : 2/
Column : 1 2 3 : 5

Tomatoes . .. :Harvested: Bu. :1945-50 159 : 161 : 160
Celery . ... : do.: Crate: do. 52 : 6632 575
Cucumbers . : do. Bu. do 13 206 13
Peppers . .. .: do. do. : do. 268 : 264 268
: : 24-qt.:
Strawberries ... : do. : crate : do. : 65 60 6
Watermelons . .. .: do. : Melon do. 269 : 300 269
Snap beans . . : do. : Bu. do. 97 91 : 100
Cabbage . . : do. : Ton : do. 9 : 10.2: 9
Sweet corn .... .... .: do. : Crate : do. 105 : 113 110
.- *

Oranges . . : do. : Box do. : 198 : 221 : 227
Grapefruit . . : do. : do. : do. :318: 330: 338
Tangerines .. . : do. : do. : do. 187 190 : 206
Limes . . .. : do. : do. :- do. 30: 83 612
.., ,






Form 3.- Estimates of number of livestock and production of livestock and
livestock products, 1952 attainable, with comparisons

Florida
Area or State

S :Reported:Reported or: Attainable for
Item of livestock and : Unit : for : estimated : 1952 1953
livestock products : : 1950 : for 1951 : 12: Y3
Column :1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5
: : 1,000 : 1,000 1,000 1,000
: : units : units : units : units

On farms, January 1: :

Horses, mules and colts .... .. : Number: :: .51 : 1 50
Cattle and calves, all . : do. 1,392: 1,503 1615 1,750
Cows kept for milk, 2 yrs. : do. : 152: 152 : 154.5: 157
Other cows, 2 yrs. . : do. 584: 644 : 708 : 780
Sheep and lambs, all ..... : do. : 12: 12: 12 : 12
Ewes, 1 yr. / .......... : do. : 7: 7_: 7 : 7
Hens and pullets . .. : do. 2,431: 2,29 : 2,500 :2,750

During year: :

Sows farrowed, spring ...... do. : 102: 108: 109 111
Sows farrowed, fall ...... : do. : 76: 81 : 82 : 83
Chickens raised (excl. comm. :
broilers) : do. : 4,068: 4,353: 6000 : 7,000
Commercial broiler production do. : 9,036 10000 : 12,000 : 14,000
Turkeys raised . .. do. 131: 144 150 160
Cattle put on feed / .... do. : :_
Sheep and lambs put on feed /. : do.: : _
Milk cows, average during year : do. : 136: 138 139 : 141

Milk produced . . : Pound: 571,000: 579000 :590,000 :603,000
Eggs produced . . : Dozen: 251,000: 240,000 :330,000 :400,000
Wool produced ..........: Pound: : : :_

1/ Twelve-month period beginning October 1 of proceeding year.
















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