ANNUAL VEGETABLE CROPS FIELD DAY
EVERGLADES EXPERIMET STATION
Belle Glade, Florida
May 7, 1959
John H. Causey, Assistant County Agent, Presiding
9:00 Assembly and Registration .. - -- - - Mayo Pavilion
9:15 Welcome and Introductions - - - - - W. T. Forsee,
9:30 Some factors affecting cracking in Emerald celery. - H. W. Burdine
Response of new celery types to sulfur application.
9:40 Corn and celery variety work. - - - -- - V. L. Guzman
Celery spacing and time of cutting trials.
9:50 Progress report on celery and sweet corn breeding - E. A. Wolf
.0:00 Chemical weed control in vegetable crops -- - J. R. Orsenigo
X):10 Caution concerning multiple mixtures in the spray tank. P. L. Thayer
.0:20 Virus diseases of vegetables -- - - - - J. N. Simons
.0:45 Biological control of caterpillars on cabbage. W. G. Genung
Chemical control of insects on cabbage, beans and
00:55 Control of insects on corn, celery and potatoes -- - E. D. Harris
.1:05 Subsurface drainage water table studies - - - D S. Harrison
1:15 Discussion period.
1:30 End morning session.
.1:45 Box lunch served on grounds, menu and cost to be announced later.
.:00 Tour of Experimental Plots .
Water table studies.
Sweet corn breeding nursery. MAY 20 1959
Celery breeding experiments.
Celery seeding trials.
Herbicide screening in vegetable crops.
Herbicide demonstration plots.
Vegetable disease control.
Spray compatability trials.
EVERGLADES EXPERIMENT STATION
Key to Demonstration Plots
Field Day May 7, 1959
.. Mayo Pavilion
here for afternoon
-- Pump House
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1 Celery bolting experiment
2 Sweet corn nursery
3 Weed control (Veg.) expe.
4 Corn stem weevil exp.
5 Herbicide screening plots
6 Cabbage insect trials
7 Celery spraying exps.
8 Fungicide nutritional exp.
9 Water table investigations
Harvest and Storage Qualities of Sweet Corn Varieties
R. K. Showalter and H. W. Burdine
In June, 1958, quality evaluations were made of seven commer-
cially grown sweet corn varieties which showed promise for the
Everglades. Quality changes in Golden Security, Florigold, R 8,
R 11, Sixty Pak, Sweet 16, and 85 1 were measured after storage
at 400, 600, aed room temperature. Sugar and moisture should be
high and pericarp low. Quality at harvest is influenced greatly
by maturity. The moisture in the seven varieties range from 75 to
78 percent. This maturity range was small compared to the 64 to
84 percent variation found in commercial shipment.
Sugars varied from 2 to 4 percent at harvest. Sixtypak was the
only variety which had higher sugars than Golden Security. However,
Golden Security had one of the highest rates of sugar loss at all
three temperatures. The 85 1 was rather low in sugars at harvest,
but retained such high percentage that the sugars after 2 to 15
days storage were highest at all three temperatures.
Pericarp at harvest was lowest in Golden Security and highest
in R 8. Refrigeration at 4go held at harvest levels. Moderate
increases occurred at 600 and large increases at 800 950. In-
creases in pericarp varied widely among varieties. No final
conclusion as to the relative merit of the varieties should be
drawn from this one test because of seasonal and maturity differences.