Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00051
 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 15, 1944
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: VID00051
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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General Agrieultural Agent Agriultural Age '


JIOKONVILU,-;SI, -. Without exception eooperators in the ter tAwl ,. 0".
ftc sclbthern Florida to southern Georgia ho made trial planoinga of aA l. *,-*'
FPrfeot oaataloupe last season reported that it proved to be the most di-- -,...
r-artwat ad best flavored i-lon gCsnm in their respective locclitie PI
late July a grower at Fort WEore, rFiorida reported that his small plaat t
had witlhatu o the sumer rains without serious damage by diseases, and a*
producing zilona of an e.ceedingly fine flavor. A cooperator at Quitama,
Geor.,i, evaluated the Smith'e Perfect as. the finest cantaloupe lie had eve
eaten, and said he considered the melon sufficiently proLising that he had
saved all his seed which he will plant or share with several friends* Still another cooperator at T:omasville, Georgia, stated l ooa sM
aer this'U the finest cantaloupe grown in this section ao the country, while
a leading coi.eroial grower in Vorth County reported his planting was made
a little 3ate to avoid frosts, and as it requires a longer time to mature
than most oth r varieties, the melons ratured at a time when piokl3 uers m
ere very. numerous and many of them were ruined by the worns. However, the :.
maloa1 that wore not attacked by pickle worea, he said, were of very fine -
quality, of good siae, very firm, and had a tasting quality and flavor far -
superior to any other variety grown; furthermore, that Smaith*s perfect~ t
to be highly resistant to downy mildew or bliGht, which is in line with t:
experience of all growers who have tried this r(lon. A recent report frl .
Texas is that &mith's Perfect as observed there is also quite resistant to, "
attack by aphids which not infrequently do much damage to the oor.mon varieb*o .
of santaloupes, watermelons, and other vine crops*

QUtN, GA. In the Spring of 1936 la. L. V. QOwley, Oounty A6eie-,. -
*btained from the U. S. Sugar Cane Laboratory at Cairo, Georgia, a s all
quantity of planting cane of OP 29/116 and Co. 290 varieties which was played
with several Brooks County farmers, each of whom received an allotment of
ten stalks for trial planting. Mr. Qawley now says "*Sinoe these two varist*ps
have been here we have witnessed a complete change over to theso varieties 46
the farms that grow cane enough to be in tle commercial production of siw ...
The farmers in Brooks County like the CP 29/116 better than any cEae they ~S-' -
ever had for making sirup. a. j.i Pedrick states that tiAs cane produces umoa,:
sirui of better quality thwsaty co:n le eVer graew. r. Pedriok L;ot one dt
the allotmens of ten n s s 1936, a2 d he is na producing 10,000 gale 1 .
of sirup yearly altogether front t;is vaIri-i ty J. X. young, largest sirup
producer in Brooks Couaty, says CP 29/116 is the best producer 1i ever hle4' :
is planting it altogether. GCo 290. i a good cae and makes good sirupi bl
our folks prefer the m 2/6,* '

*TLYARMi, GA W. t;. Bowen, ,aaZner aof wertoe iy d* lop
Ai new busey engaged i dehydrating ste* potatoes tAr the A4 sd forea*b R
is very hMi in his praie of the proved copper colored strain of the ~ 0t .
'MRiP variety w.hqi he l*h found far superior to other commonly grown atrac w.
and varioies for dohydratioa. He states that the copper colored porto Ri e
prouaes a more uniform and higher grade product. In this particular insta..
this is partially true because disease-free, selected seed potatoes of this
strain were brourit into this area last Spring, and cultural preatises wesr
used both in the plant beds and in the fields, to maintain quality and ft -
dae froe disease. LT~ Bowsn says that one :as only to observe the potatoes
after they lave been peeled by the oaustio method to realize the extent of
daMagS by diseases ant by bruising during harvest which.takes p3laO an the
average eergi fumr. The sliigtest bruise or disease spot shrw e prtML
MKUy after they ar peeled by this a:tod, and, of course, must be panrd Wi-
before dehydration Thus careless handling of the potatoes results in a laPkr
amount of wastage, Vorthoo Dry Foods, Inc., plans to save quality seed p *
toes of the impro*d copper colored porto Rico for production of the erop thw.. -
year, and expects to.speCify this strain in their contracts with grors aI i

TIFTM, GA. Mr.B.3, L. Soutlell, Aniual 1asbandman of the eO+Serg
Coastal Plain experiment Station here is exploring the possibilities of shir_'
sugar oane as a rouEihaa both for fattening steers and for wintering th briei,
ing herd. One set of feeding trials he now has in progress features a cooRsi
ion of peanut hay, cottonaeed hulls, and chopped sugar cane for fattening
steers* Each group of steers is receiving 10 pounds of ground snapped oen
and 2 pounds of oottoneed Leal per head per day* One lot is receiving all ..-
peanut hay, another all tle cottonseed hulls, and sti4 anothta all the ohe~igl
sear eane it will eat. An experiment is contemplated co be started in
ruary in which the value of these roughages for wintering the brooding head
will be eonpared. 1r. Southwell feels that sugar cane as a roujhase for eDa ."
May have a definite place on the farms of southern Georgia since relatively
large tonnages can be produced on snall acroaLe, boost per ton is relatively 3~'
and it is easy to handle the orop without heavy machinery and to store it wdAiN
out expensive silos. The sugar cane is out End shocked in large shoeko p4a
to freeze damage in the fall, and is taken from the shocks and chopped as g'-,
ed which has proven to be a very econmiioal amthod of storing and haidlieg Na

WAYORCSS, GA. edible soybeans were grown by numerous growers i
this area last year. Both Rokusun and Seminole varieties were planted* A*-
oording to Fred W. Voigt, local seedsman, they both produced good erops p
-Rokusut made a dwarf growth, about 16 to 20 inches, and matured beans aing,
about the sa time as the Fordhook lima. It was quite prolific and puit a 4i-
entire crop ins, large cluster near the base of the plant* The bean is e4f ,.
ly flattened and about the site of the baby lis, They have a tdendecy $
shatter badly after naturing The Meinola made a very luxuriant great, mea
very prolifie, but did not biture until botober. for this reason lr. TVoig
thinks it the better variety to grow since it oores at p time when ether t~aeM .
are soaree and hard to i ke* One. bjection to a 3ate maturing variety is ~414
it is subjected to more or less adoliation by the velvet been oaterpillar aj
other insects in late Augus and during September. Unlike the Rokusun tMh
Seminaoe set beans froaJthe bpttse to the top of the plants.


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