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Title: Squash variety trial
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Creator: Ozaki, H. Y.
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Plantation Field Laboratory Mi'mo 2tep'rt PFL 65-4

SQUASH VARIETY TRIAL

H. Y. Ozaki-/

EXPERIMENT: Squash Variety Trial, 391-1964


May, 1965


OBJECT: To evaluate 9 varieties and/or lines in a spring harvested trial.


SUMARY:


Exp. Baby Crookneck (7) produced the best yield of quality crook-
-neck,-and Seneca.Butterbar (9) produced the best yield of quality
straightneck squash in the 1964 trial.


LOCATION: Plantation Field Laboratory

SOIL TYPE: Pompano fine sand.

VARIETIES:


Variety
1, .SC-3 -(Straightneck)

2. -SC-4.Straihtec)
3- SC-5 (Crookneck) .
4. SC-6 (Crookneck)
5. Asgrow Straightneck
6.. ,Asgrow Crookneck
7. Exp. Baby Crookneck
8. Seneca Prolific
9. Seneca Butterbar


Lot No.






1160/63-5455
1173
1224


Seed Source
...-. ,Dr. Sitterly, Southern
Cooperative-
Dr. Sitterly, So. Coop.
Dr. Sitterly, So. Coop.
Dr. Sitterly, So. Coop.
Dr. Sitterly, So. Coop.
Dr. Sitterly, So. Coop.
Robson Seed Farms
Robson Seed Farms
Robson Seed Farms


PLANTING: Each plot consisted of a single ,10-foot row. Squash seeds were hand
sown four inches apart, and -the plants thinned to a 12-inch spacing.

FERTILIZER: A total of 1,000 pounds of hi-calcic lime was broadcast and disked-
in 3 weeks prior to bedding. Totals of 156 pounds each of N and K20 and 72
pounds of P205 were applied. An application of 500 pounds of 5-10-5.0-0.2B203
fertilizer was banded four inches from each side of the seed row at planting
time. In addition to the complete fertilizer, 2 sidedressings of nitrogen
and potash were applied.

PESTICIDES: Sprays were applied at 3-4 day intervals. Maneb was sprayed at 3-4
day intervals. To control insects, diazinon and lindane were added alternately
to. the fungicidal sprays.

1. This presentation of the performance of squash varieties was prepared for
research and industry. Results herein neither constitute nor imply recom-
mendation of any particular squash variety.
2. Assistant Horticulturist, Plantation Field Laboratory, University of Florida.







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EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Randomized block with 5 replications.

LOG:
Limed: 1/7/6..
Fertilizer: -P-K: 1/29. N-0-K: 2/13, 3/12.

Earvusts: PIst: 3/16/64. Last of 8: 4/10/64.

DISCUSSION ANDR-ESULTS: The soil sample results indicated that the pH of the
field 6 ?ou th before l.'~i.ing ~an approximately 5.7.: Soil analysis from the
Univer-slty cf Ylo-idta Soil '"tn'..~ Lbora.tory indicated 921 to 1840 pounds of
CaO per scre, 35-83 MgO, 7-8 P205, and 36-68 pounds of K20.

Weather was good during the warm spring growing season.h Monthly average
daily maximum temperatures were between 75 and 85 degrees F. and the monthly
average daily minimum temperatures were between 53 and 68 degrees. A 2.0
inch rain in early February was the only heavy rainfall recorded.

A total 6f 8 harvests were made at 3-4, day intervals. The first harvest
was made 47 days after seeding and the last harvest was made 25 days after the
first harvest* 'Duncan's Multiple Range Test was used to separate the yield
means. The means followed by the same letter are not significantly different
from each other.

SC-4 (straightneck) (2) produced the highest yields in the 1964 trial..
Experimental Baby Crookneck (7) produced the highest yield of crookneck squash.
Varieties resulted in significant yield differences at the 1% level. Tables 1 and
2 contain- the yield data.

Quality ratings, based largely on appearance, were made' on fruits from
the first, second ad -fifth harvests. Experimental Baby Crookneck (7) and
SC-6 (4) produced the best and second best crookneck squash in the trial,
respectively. Seneca Butterbar (9) and Asgrow Straightneck (5) produced the
first and secOnd best straightneck squash, respectively.
.Table 2-contains plant and fruit characteristics recorded for the Southern.
Cooperative Vegetable Trial.

Table 1. Total pounds of squash from 10 foot bed from 8 harvests, and the
average quality ratings* from 3 harvests of 391-Spring -1964 Southern
Cooperative Trial. Quality
Variety Mean Yield 5% 1% Rating
2. SC-4 (Straightneck) 37.2 a a 7.9
8. Seneca Prolific -32.5 b at 8.3
9. Seneca-.Butterbar 30.0 b b 8.5
1. SC-3 (Straightneck) 29.6 b b 8.1.
5., Asgrow Straightneck ,29.0. b b -. 8.3
7. Exp. Baby Crookneck 28.2 b b 8.9
3. SC-5 (Crookneck) 21.2 c c 8.5
4. SC-6 (Crookneck) 20.5 c c 8.6
6. Asgrow Crookneck 18.0 e c 8.2
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