Title: Agricultural field notes
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00054
 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: March 1, 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: VID00054
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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machine-shelled, or unshelled seed. Treating seed peanuts reduces decay and
results in bettor stands which mean I rger yields. Dr. W. B. Tisdale, Plant
Pathologist with the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station says: "The prin-
cipal cause of poor stands is soed de3ay, and treating the seed with Arasan,
2% Ceresan, or Spergon will protect them from the organism which causes decay."
He says the correct amounts of these materials to use in treating 100 pounds
of seed areas Arasan, 2 ounces for shelled seed and 3 ounces for unshelled
seed; 2% Ceresan, 3 ounces for shelled seed and 4 ounces for unshelled seed;
and Sporgon, 3 ounces for shelled seed and 4 ounces for unshelled seed. Each
of these fungicides has been effective in increasing stands of peanuts. When
used at the recommended rate, Spergen costs more than twice as much as the
other two, but is non-toxic to man, according to Dr. Tisdale. He also says
that 2% Ceresam costs less than the other two, but is more toxic to human be-
ings, and is likely to injure the seed if too much is applied, especially when
the soil is dry fZr several days after planting. While Arasan costs a little
more than 2% Ceresan, this material has a wide margin of safety and is not apt
to injure the seed when considerably aore than the recommended amount is used.
"None of these materials should be handled with the bare hands or inhaled.
Small lots of seed may be treated in a lard can or cardboard box that has a
tightly fitting cover, while large amounts may be used in a barrel treater as
is used for treating cotton seed. The container should be half-filled with
seed and rolled or shaken for four minutes," Dr. Tisdale says.

EXPERIMENT, GA. After several years of crossing, backcrossing, and
selecting, workers at the Georgi Experiment Station have developed and re-
leased a new variety of sweet corn known as Cherokee, which it is thought will
fill a long time need for a high-yielding, good quality sweet corn. Cherokee
was developed by crossing Country Gentlemen and a prolific field corn to get
vigor and yield combined with eanrorm resistance. only 75 bushels of pure
Cherokee sweet corn seed was available for planting last year, and the supply
was entirely too small to meet the demand. Growers who planted it were highly
pleased with yield and quality, and the rapidity with which it gained popular
approval. Cherokee will produce good planting seed, and growers can save their
own seed, providing it is isolated and kept from mixing with other varieties.
The Station increased its supply of seed last year, and had a larger quantity
of pure Cherokee seed available this year. Some seed is still available, ac-
cording to R. P. Bledsoe, Agronomist, at a price of 10 cents per pound.

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. The period from'March 4-12 has been named
National 4-H Club Mobilization Week, and the 1,700,000 members throughout the
United States are planning to make 1944 a year of supreme efforts and achiev-
ments, even as they look back on outstanding accomplishments during the year
just passed. During Mobilization Week the Club members will check their
efforts to date in helping to win the war, they will reaffirm their intention
of carrying their goals to completion, and they will invite and encourage
other rural girls and boys to become members of 4-H Clubs* During its more
than 30 years of existence the 4-H Club has influenced the lives of millions
of rural girls and boys, and has trained them to become better citizens through
carrying cn such demonstration projects as poultry raising, beef cattle, dairy
cows, hogs, corn, cotton, peanuts, and other crops, food preparation and cook-
ing, canning and other methods of food conservation, meal planning and prepara-
tion, nutrition and health, home improvement and related home activities,


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