Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00033
 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: April 1, 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).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00086632
Volume ID: VID00033
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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SAgridultural DepalD e r imext t
Jacksonvillea Florid.* 44 c Vvr ,

B B. OtKlle A. R. UG 8 5
, J General Agricultural Agent Agiu i al Agilb


TALLAIIAb FUI. The State Defense Council is making an urgent
appeal to the people of Florida to plant home gardens this Spring and sagy
"WNew is the time for all good gardeners to come to the aid of our country
and answer the call of our leaders as they ask our help in feeding our armed
forces and ourselves. Every adult and child who can wield a garden too shoIuJL
plant a ~Wtltry Garden as a practical defense against a food shortage, there
are many who are good card.rers, and others who with help ead develop into
o .sL ard a .Tholia whe are inexp.rianced in gardening will do weJl to ooa.
suit with ,experienced gewdening friends as to what and when to pla, Voil "
preparation: method of phatinlg and fertilizing, insect and disease control
or obtain needed information and advice from their local Home Demonstration
and County Agricultural Aeantai Good farm and backyard Sardens are more
-egs~ntial this year than ever before. It is also tremendously J B A grtmat- that-
Sthere be no wastage of vegetable and other foods after they have been pro-
ldued. raeners are advised to consult with their Home Demonstration 4geat
for information on canning the surplus and arrangements for community a1niES

BIL4 GIAPFS., AI. **To hear progress reports of workerA who are
engaged in the investigation oa soil conservation and water control problem B
in the vast 3terglades area, the Soil. Science 8ool4ty of Florida recently held
an interim meeting here when workers with the Soil Conservation, Servies Ge0o
logical Strvey, .Eperiment Station, and others discussed their f iJding in
connection with topographic and soil surveys1 geological structures in iaP*-
tionship to soil and water conservation and use, nature and extenatof saab
'sldene of the orgxan soils, and the need for a definite plAn Of.d. #l4 .
t the Yrgl$ades baeed-on the physical characteristics of i.i seils ia s
rUati"g" InadliJqg 4ot .s .t as sOupply. An exaaastive study of aoil eoprcsWa*
tion and water eworol p obFenak of the area by FederIl and State agencies has
Jea; cmarrie4 on during t.h past several years, and a wealth of basic data hava
'been aesembtd that 'ill prove invaluable in formulating sound plan for fur-
ther dafelopme6t of the area. In pommenting d the meeting, ~Mr HEI ZE* oe-4
Wbrger, Preasdent .of the 0So"ety, safid "The "T ia that impresses me mot force-
fula4 is the operationn ald nrmpnious working relations between all agencies
coatrned with the ivergaeiv. In l..my zcpeate *e I have 'never aeba as mny
grop working so completely in acers T|e State, Army Engineers, -Saoil don-
Bervation Servioe, Geoloiocal Survey, xpearimea1 'Sation, .verrglades IDrainage
Distri.e, and Fire Oontrol Boa;rd are all wp king together, i7th clntinuanqe
Of theae coordinated efftrte I kaw' that any problems connected with soil bonb.
serviati^ dap.wgrter oap fraol is the Bverglades aea going to be solved."

$mPan=i LE1, G. -* Abw a iirea-year fsteding -and selection program
pr. He. g 00khap, ir.etQAJri 69 theM G orgio Agricultural Experiment sta-
the has 4iaropa4 an4d i. -r agAsIig (fr telal paUlg tiAs seasioI by growers,
*edaiO *a $ iparieti eat a LW W guP eprir' vrietIy of pimiento pepper known
as Su4t. al eeotifct4 D B 06ehran .aya tyhe TruAeAt Perfection is at inbred
aLhqtlh Ponm the original rfeoteiop vtrieiy which has been the only vailiet
vatn isft l g aainf the i to -Opging industry started over 25 years eQ,.

Thb fruit of the Truharb Perfection variety is typically heart-shaped free
from a depression around the stem, of good size, has thick fruit walls, and is
carmine red in color when fully ripe. It is an improvement over the perfection
variety in productiveness, color, thickness of flesh, and uniformity in sieo
and shape. Because Truhart Perfection generally produces a higher percentage
of No. 1 sized fruits, is superior in quality and appearance, and its type of
plant is such that the fruits are given ample protection from sunscald; it
should prove to be a profitable one for the Georgia pimiento industry.

REXfERII T, GA. According to Dr. U. R. Gore, Agronomist with the
Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station here, results of four-year test com-
paring Oeresan-treated and untreated, enthracnose-infested cotton send show
an average increase of 159 pounds of seed cotton per acre from troatmrnt of
S9say aeed. l-chine delionting or re~inning gave an. aerage increase of 167*
pounds of seed cotton per acre, and beginning plus Ceresan treatment gave an
aVerage increase of 250 pounds of seed cotton to the adre over the fuzzy$ un'-
treated seed. Dr. Gore recommends that there reAn'.i ; facilities are avaiL-
able the seed be both reginned and treated with 4ire.an, but# if fuzzy peed
have to be used, he bays stands and yields vill bb iiteaikily improved by
treating vith Ceresan.

JACIKil!VILI, FLA. Vith largely increased acreage of peanuts
planted for harvesting for nuts in line with recluest of the Government for
larger production of oil seed crops, farmers should give serious consideration
to steps they can take to maintain the fertility of their lands and avoid the
undue depletion of their soils. Agronomists with the Soil Conservation Servise
of the USDA believe that the iore widespread use of Crotalaria spectabilis
fitted into the crop rotation will contribute uaterially to the solution of
soil depletion problems in the peanut producing belt. They suggest seeding in
the Spring on small grain and in corn at the last cultivction A luw;uri.an
growth of Crotalaria adds an unusual tonnage of organic matter, and nitrogen
supplied by the legume is sufficient to make large increases in yields of
succeeding crops, particularly'corn.* Uhon seeded early it natures a profuse
crop of seed and reseeds itself.. it does not require inoculation; and as a
soil builder in the Coastal Plain area it ranks second to none among suauer
legume Oeps Sinae- many of the seeds are hard seed, quicker uad better stands
are usually obtained when scarified seed are sown.

"Good soil makes more and better food Nourishing qualities of
food vary with the fertility of the soil from which it comes. This means that
the farmer's problem of keeping the soil fertile to produce abundant crops of
food rich in minerals and vitamins is not a farm problem but a national health

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