Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00013
 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: June 1, 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: VID00013
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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Agraoultural Department 8 I AP
Jacksonville, rlorida Wc&i vro.
4 AUG 8 946
E. Bo O'slloy A. 16 Howard
General Ageriultural Agent Agrioultural t


BARTOW, FLA..- Mr. George (Buck) Iann, prominent polk County cattle-
man, hea named one of his pure bred Brahna calves "Miss Coast Line". Mr. Mann
states that this calf was born in a railroad car while in transit from Texas
to his southern Florida ranch. The mother of lss Coast Line" is Ono of a
number of pure bred cows bought in Texas by ur.. mann which he has added to his
Pqlk County herd* Mr.. Mann says that the splendid care these animals were
gaive by the AOL workmen rosultod in tho calf reaching his ranch in excellent
health, and prompted him to give her the. namo MLes Coast Line".

ALBANY, GA. Actual or prospootivo uaortage of many drugs that have
boon imported in the psot is stimulating interest in the possibility of grow-
ing medicinal plants, and search for substitutes Ex-Governor Chase S. Osborn
of: Mihigan, who maintains a winter homo in Worth County whoro he spends much
time in scholarly rosoErch, has called the attention of one of the loading
pharmaceutical concerns to the fact that thoro is a shrub or small tree native
to the coastal regions of Georgia, South Carolina, and northern Florida, the
bark of which has boon known and used in tho back country for moro than 15
years as a aubstituto t'C quinino. Locally tho plant is known as bitter bark
and also calico bush, but tho sciontific namo in pincknoya :pubons. It grows
profuselyy along streams, slotuhs, and swamps in southern Goorgia, whore it
may be soon and readily identified by its flowors which somewhat rosomblo tho
poinsettia, oxoopt thoy aro pink. Its usual time of blooming is May and Juno.
l Osborn sa;s that during tho Confoderato war the South had a dearth of qui-
nino~and hoaith authorities found "Georgia bark" to bo a first-class fobri-
f0go., practically as good as chinoona.

TRENTON, FLA Cooperating with the Agricultural Dopartmont of the
Atlantic Coast Lino Railroad, sovoral growers in this largo amtormolon grow-
ing district have mado trial plantings of two now wilt resistant varieties of
watormolons dovolopod by Dr* M. N, Walkor at tho Watormolon Investigations
14boratory, Loosburg, Florida. Among those who have tost plantings of those
now variotios are W. E. tscan and J. B. Stookman of'Tronton, L, B. Gravoly
apd J. P. Philpot of Nowborry, and H. W. Arrington of Hardootown.

FORT SlERC, FA. According to County Agont 0. P. Houck, Loo
County Gladioli grovors recently closed a vory succosful- season during which
4*5 carloads of Gladioli floors woro shipped to many sootions of tho country.
The growing of Gladioli commorUcally in Loo. county was started six years ago
when only a fow across woro plantod.. The past season 1225 across woro grown in
the County by about 15 growers, approxdmatoly 800 aores of which woro produood
by. four acrgo plantors. ho- anallor growers planted from a uuartor of an acro
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