Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00032
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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: March 15, 1943
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).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00086632
Volume ID: VID00032
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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AUG 8 196

Agricultural Department
Jacksonville, Florida
2i. I Ogiellei A* R. Howard
General Agricultural Agent .!gricult uft 'Aga

ATLANTA, GA. It is readily apparent from a very comprelaogW .
report oapiled and recently released, by T i. Walterts State 5 p100i i
AgricuItural Edeoation in Georgia, qaLoving the amount, of vegetable ir | ..
anh rat e cansi last season in community canning plants operated u lS ,
supervision of teachers of vocational agriculture and home econom~e ts, t~ Iat
*Divisian of VScational Education is performing an outstanding sertiae U %t;
food pwzufctioa and preservation field in the State* During the fiscal We "
aded Qotobie 31, 1942, the report shcws 290 community canning plants, reb'b
ing 39,716 fa4miliesB canning the equivalent of 7,694,000 No. 2 cans of vegeta-
Ublst fruits, and meats were operated in the Vocational Agkiouulturs and Home
ZbdnomiCs Departments of white High Schools of Georgia, a very substantial and
nQh needed oontributio 0 to the Lhoe. food supply* in addition, approximatey
ninety fadmmniity manning plants were operated by negro teachers of agriouu~
Thig is a record of vhich Vocational agriculture varkers are. .ptly proud,
and oonstitutees a real and effective contribution to a solution 4, the fo'e
problem, ard toward winningg tha war.. _Mr. alters says 'Ve are now attemrntit
to se~tur additional food praoervation equipment. for the vocational agrio,4-
tital departments in order to peet the demands for the summer. vfe reality
we hate a tremendous caning season'this year and if we can secure a limited
amoun of caning equipment we iill be able, to double ou. capacity over lasi
yetar .

TIFTON, GA, Interesting and promising results have been obtained
in exper.aents at the coastal Pla.,4xperimen station hero w4th aWsepoteta-
to-a tWjSa planted in a mana=r similar -to that used in planting Irish potastos,
according to, .'. Otia oodad, HiS~tridulturist .. In li4 work r arU arQditik .^
dKAa plantings oft (yee. potato aged pieces of various sises and from diffsetnt
aeotioan eaf the potatao The hikiest yield in 1942 was obtained where strings
u in half were usWed Based on results of his work during the pAt i t.e yersa
Mr.i edaar is reoeasmapd tat tip and strem endsa,f. t0 aa o-r o eaR p pestoes
-'tk .eed pieces not more tian 2 inches long alnd, 1/2 to 1 inch in diameslm a_
Ithea &ge6 end be used*. He syrp soall pieces. are-.betoter than large oneaa the
agst Pieces grow into 'un9aiabl9e mother potatoes, whie smalll ples ed-Usat
gW itr little or re "dpjia w at .a e pro during plants. Als.e ,haei ed
pieshwtw- ould be planted as .rxon as possible after they are cut d *r4 aort
allo"'e 1 dry oeit,' e thinks the seed p Weoe metod of planting y e ers gpBnt-
eak proniise tt.n tiage prodtion" for teed and proesasi.c -ra'the, than hii-b
"C(lity Uhbl sktoek:ig i objeoifti -

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GAINSSVILL3, FLA. Florida 1-1l a hybrid field corn that was de-
veloped and released only a fey; years ago, continued to lead the field in yield
as well as other desirable features in 3 series of experiments conducted at
the Gainesville and Quincy, Florida Stations, during 1942, by Dr. Fred H. Hull,
MrI J. D. garner and associates. The data below shows the four high yielding
hybrid varieties in each of the 1942 tests, and anyone desiring complete data
should address their inquiries to Dr. Hull at Gainesville* The series 1 and 2
tests were conducted at Gainesville, and were planted March 10 and April 6,
Spaoing in the series 1 test was 3 x 5 feet and in the series 2 test 1 1/2 x
feet with single plant hills. These plots were fertilized with 200 lbs. of
5 7 5 before planting and side dressed with 150 lbes of ammonium sulfate.
The yields were based on two 16-hill plots in series 1, and two 26-hill plots
in series 2. The quinoy test was planted arch 31 and harvested October 15l
The spacing was 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 feet with single plant hills. This test was
fertilized with 200 lbha of .l8 superphosphato before planting and sidedreseed
with 125 lbs. of nitrate of soda and 35 lbs. of muriate of potash. Yields
were based on six 15-hill plots,

Test Variety Bu. per Ears per t7f per Percent Percent
Acre plant Ear Ueevil Rotten
_____ tion
Series 1 Fva x-1 2 l 1.84 .33 3 0-
Wood Hy, Gol 22,9 1,84 *30 38 2
PS 220
La. 2509 22=7 2.04 ,28 17 5
Series 2 Fla W-I 31*3 1.33 .29 3 3
Funk G 710 26.5 1.04 .32 19 4
Funk G 718 23.2 0.95 .30 22 2
Quincy Test Fla VU- 47.6 2,04 .38 9,6 0:
Wood Hy. P.s-320 46.7 1.73 ,43 20i2 2
wood Hy. P.s-370 45.7 2.04 .36 8.6 0

HIGH SPRINGS, FL7A The Alachua County Dehydrating Coapany, Inon,
has been organized with H, MoL* Grady, President, Thos, 1. Roland of Newberry,
Vioe-President, and A. V. Benson, Secretary-Treasurer* plans call for the
construction of a 20 ton daily capacity plant to dehydrate sweet potatoes
and other vegetables on contract with the Government. To insure production
of high 'quality sweet potatoes for the dehydration plant a carload of seed stok
of the improved coppercolored Porto Rico has been purchased from a South
Carolina grower of good seed potatoes.

Let the farmer forevermore be honored in his calling for they
who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.
Thomas Jefferson.

March 15, 1943

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