Title: Agricultural field notes
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 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: January 1, 1943
Frequency: monthly[aug. 1947-]
biweekly[ former nov. 1941-july 1947]
monthly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Agriculture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Agriculture -- Periodicals -- Southern States   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
 Notes
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: VID00027
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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ATLANTIC COAST LINE R IL-ROAD 0 O Ml.A (8
Agricultural Department 1 94
Jadksonville, Florida

3, B. O'Kelley A. R* Howard
General Agricultural Agent Agricultural Agen

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AGRICULTURAL FIELD NOTE8

VASHIN rON, D. C; Janjary g has been proclaimed Farm mobilization
ay by Prebident Roosevelt as a time for farmers all over the Nation to meet
in groups to discuss the national and local production goals for 1943, 'Immedi-
ately thereafter farmer committeemen, elected by the farmers themselves, will
visit every farm family to help them work out their individual farm plans and
to survey the. labor, machinery, and othey needs of each farm, Eaoh farm plan
will represent that farm's share in running America's biggest war plant a
war plant which, if* onsolidrted would cover an area of more than a million and
a half square miles, employing more than 30 million people. Our land sewn to
c-ops aljn6 isa .largr than Germany, Italy, and Japan combined, January 12 -
Farim Mobilization Day is a day set aside for each unit of this vast war plant
to plan just what part of the 1943 National production goals it can produce*
8mae few of the goals which must be broken dQwn to the many farm units areas
nearly $ billion eggs, enough to aske 308O000 stacks of egg oases, each as high
as the Whashington Monument; nearly 5T billion quarts of milk, vith which quantity
of milk every bathtub owner in the TU S. could take a milk bath every five days
for a year using 10 gallons each tise; thirty and a half million cattle and
calves for slaughter, enough to make a double line around the globe at the equa-
tor; tw.eay-nour million sheep and le4bs for meat, enough to fill a train with
i*i lo34active in Chicago and its agtocse in New Orleans; nearly four billion
pounds oa peanuats enough to fill Bare than 14,000 tank cars with peanut oil;
sventeen billion pounds of pork and lard, enough to fill a procession of box
ear reaching from New York to Sah Francisco, back to New york, and back to
San Francisco.

TIFTCO, GA, The Georgia Coastal plain Experiment Station here has
recently released fertilizer recommendations for field crops to be planted in
1943. Because of the shortage of certain fertilizer materials the WFB has'
limited the number of fertilizer formulas to be mixed and sold during 1943,
and many farmers wili be unable to t4llco their customary fertilizer practices.
The ISperiment Station recommendations are based on results c experiments and
are intended only for use during the present emergency. For cotton the Station
recommends four to six hundred pounds of 3-9-9 at time of planting, to be fol-
lowed by a top dressing of 100 pounds of nitrate of soda or sulphate of ammonia,
if obtainable, except where the cotton follows a winter or summer cover or9op
or four to six hundred pounds of 3-9-6 at planting, supplemented with 1350 pounds
of,..~.CQ,.:a a,todressing .exept where thp, cotton follows a legume sover-sop,
For corn two to four hundred pounds of 2.-12-6 at time of planting, euplaaen-
t d .ith a top dressing of 100 to- i pounds of nitrate of soda, Where corh
tol-UlF *, heavily fertilized crop. ov-oh. as tobacg, the nitrogpentop dressing
alonei',s sufficient to insurs, pod y4 d o. qr peanuts two to four. hunred
pounds per acre of a 2Z-42-6 at plBawing, oxrnhen the pants ,follow a legume
cover crop use two to four hundred pouide of Ol44 O at planting.; For flueo1
a~rE~ tobacco for seed beds apply 2 ppupds per square yard of 4,,9-3 mixture.
S io.t to .-arig the seed, and for plants set in the field nine to eleven hun-
dpre4 po.. a t 3 .p,'p a re. On, igh- pebble spils that do not require heavy






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applications of potash the 3-9-6 formula. my be used. Growers are cautioned to
be, sure that any formula used under tobacco is made especially for tobacco*
Such formulas have only two units of potash derived from muriate of potash and
the remainder from some form of sulphate of potash.

PALMETTO, FLA, The members of the palmetto Chapter Future Farmers
of America under the direction of Mr. T. P. Winter, local teacherof vocational
agriculture, are busy harvesting an excellent crop of cabbage from their coop-
erative school farm. These young'farmers have already realized an income in
excess of $1000 from this project, and the harvest is not yet completed. This
is the third successive year on which the Palmetto FFA has made over one thou-
sand dollars from'itv cooperative production project which has been the means
of their spending, as a group, one week in Cuba and two weeks at the beaches
in past summers,

TIFTON, GA. The Georgia Coastal plain Experiment Station has de-
veloped and is releasing to growers for 1943 planting a new variety of cotton
to be known as "Tifton Station 21". This strain of cotton originated from a
plant selection found in a plot of W. W. ,Wannamaker's Dixie Triumph. Several
years of self-pollination and selection from progeny of this plant has resulted
in a highly uniform type. It is a vigorous growing cotton with relatively
heavy foliage and trial plantings indicate it to be well adapted to most South
Georgia conditions. Tifton Station 21 has a very uniform staple of 1 to 1 1636
inch. Preliminary results indicate that this strain may be highly desirable
from the standpoint of its low waste content and good fiber strength+ This
cotton was bred on land heavily infested with wilt, Only five percent of the
plants showed wilt symptoms uader heavy soil infestation as compared with ten
percent and higher fcr the most register con ercial varieties. It is a big
boll train of cotton, having a high prerent cf fivo-lock bolls. The burs are
stiff ard the cotton does not cling to them as tightly as in some staple cotton*
Tifton Station 21 has consistently produce- the highest yields of all the types
grown on built infested areas at the Station, The average yield for 4 years
(1939-1942) at the Station 6f several varieties is sha.'n below:

Variety Lint per 100-Boll Percent Staple
Acre VJeight Lint 32nd
Ibs, lbs, Inch

Tifton Station 21 552 1.42 37,53 33
iannamakerts Cleveland 549 1.20 37.13 33
Deltapine 12 545 1.14 40.52 33
Coker's 4 in 1 544 120W 35.22 33
Coker's Clevewilt 7 531 1,29 36.21 33
Stoneville 2 B 529 1.37 35,26 34


January 1, 1943
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