Title: Agricultural field notes
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00012
 Material Information
Title: Agricultural field notes
Physical Description: v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company -- Agricultural Department
Publisher: Agricultural Dept., Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.,
Agricultural Dept., Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date: May 15, 1942
Frequency: monthly[aug. 1947-]
biweekly[ former nov. 1941-july 1947]
Subject: Agriculture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Agriculture -- Periodicals -- Southern States   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: 1 (Nov. 15, 1941)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1948?
Numbering Peculiarities: Volume enumeration begins with: Vol. 2, no. 9 (May 1, 1943).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00086632
Volume ID: VID00012
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 45625504
alephbibnum - 002665095
lccn - sn 00229155

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FT, LRAUIRDAh, FLA. A group of technicians of the Soil Conserva-
tion Service of the USDA'is making the most comprehensive survey and study
of the organic soils of the Evorglados that has over been undertaken by any
- agency. This group of workers has already completed a detailed survey of
474,24. Wores and a reconnaissance survey of 1,585,920 acres. The entire
project cov6rs a total of 4,499,200 acres, and it is hoped that the field
work can be concluded by the first of July. It is felt by those most familiar
with the Everglades that the information being assembled by the SCS will prove
quite helpful in planning a sound, long-time development programs and will
greatly aid in preserving this vast expanse of organic soils.

DONALSONVILLB, GA. Mr. John Cummings, prominent breeder of pure-
bred Hereford cattle and Poland China hogs on his Seminole Farms near here, is
doing his part by cooperating with the Defense Program in replacing motive
power of the Country by producing brooding stock of Kentucky Walking Horses
of fine. quality. It is stated that Mr. Cummings now has available several out-
standing stallions of this brood.

BRAEBNTON, FLA. Tho Third Annual Spring Tield Day of the Vegetable
Crops Laboratory of the Agricultural Expcriment Station was hold today under
the joint auspices of Dr. J. R. Bookonbcch, who is in charge of tho Laboratory,
and Mr. Ed L. Ayors, Manatoo County Agont. Dr. A. N. Brooks, plant pathologist,
who is working on vegetable diseasoss Dr. E. G. Kelshoimor, Entomologist, and
Dr. F. T. McLoan, assigned to do rosoarch in the control of gladiolus insects
and disoasos, have boon added to the staff of tho Laboratory during rocont wooks.
A now office and laboratory building, as well as- a commodious groonhouso, have
boon practically complotod and made ready for occupancy. The group was con-
ducted over the oxporimontal plots and was givon the opportunity of sooing
approximately 100 varieties and strains of tomatoes at their pook, comparison
of staked and unstakod as well as diffcront systems of pruning, hybrid tomatoes
which are being used to brood now disease resistant kinds, various sprays used'
in controlling thrips on Gladioli, and various dusts for controlling mildow
on cucumbers. It was quito pleasing to observe that the Novoll, Cardinal King,
and Ruby Quoen varieties of tomatoes roloesod by the Laboratory reo making an
oxcollont showing in comparison with other varieties included in trial plantings.

WINTER HAVEN, FLA. Dr. A. J. Nolto, who is in charge of the U, S.
Citrus Products Laboratory hero, hhs announced the perfection of a process to
make industrial alcohol from previously unused by-products of citrus pulp
cattle food mills. Tho development of this process sooms particularly timely
to holp in some measure in the production of alcohol for ppudor manufacture
from sources other than sugar. Tho juice from which'the alcohol can be made
is pressed from the pool and pulp in the manufacture of cattle food from cannery
wasto. It has boon estimated that 61 million gallons of this juico was produced
last season, the disposal of which was a problon. Based on findings of the
Laboratory it is boliovod this juice can be utilized in making industrial
alcohol at relatively low cost*

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May 15, 1542

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