~ tat #*=ata of a- qPp
ie!d#. ha 's~sAin Same
,ftvs Ioa )me S fr eo lsoo" tw me..
~lrtm sm. to. follow is to obtain thrifts,
hI. ..sthbm Owga. rather then lte at to pO
op~iitr-s.. b sseorse and brokers 6r0o supp
Ofwbeosd tfib" fiel&gdrmw plants prodvosd is tWd
hWO""Be hIfre pleats grow at mel. h1d$
-Gihiu'gW grows to supfp# en inareasing peMs1
MOV too" o, punt. equirevntso
'AM& tm fA WIn produtian In largely center" AmuSiM
-vowvos other losaeities an the Coast Line ipneu-Muif
t4%Meu ftw1. Quitm, Norman Pwko Ty ry, Albanyl and
Sf'iiUUr t of plants are p'*us eUe awrasge in Geoos0 sb
where 52 growe a grew 8,030 acres tuader earti -SALuPM
.~ggllrp3sly 750 &d4iaU ertified plants, sasdrehq4 t
is Dsp tasat of MIteamogggy, under whose upWar
tO. is 4Ou&Q#ed, sog. tomato plants are still d4
_-md masertiftejd plants are estimated W,~~I~I
the vaet sins to around 900 a1111.m plant., 1dsY'*
b gboaws a gross return of about 3 millics daLl*Pi 1
4W~-~iuntoo~ L pleats probably contains around one-half sit"W,5;
lthe; equcvLu.1 of about LOW carloads of this eamudaw.
~vpl-# Sit prable ledt yweari
AiiJs a. mroftvso agnin" dlewes, and inseet, ir~l l
liCf::l~li:a'iL~ouwitr~ih Msodet 161* we. som~tisss quite,
Saft"Is *k oil. with topegr,_phy Wht is not UkQV 40-
vor-iAmon is clsared of all stumps and roots and 4)nLOe W
freeltion the land may be terraced and rows plManted
!k gmsuAPpr4-@t1se is to grow a arop of tomato plants ca the U44
WOO"Wi vseqra s thereafter utilizing it for other srops !h*
e&*edo& a Sood way thousand awres of highest gra'I"
M mwIna thais are.
t' ~he p ngJalag s pushing of tomato plates must b *t
5we mr t 8s giw. e rp~a'pum to smerev thousand wvswrft
Those teasean meIWmLIJ$ on a pie. wo rk baU.
PUJAS., as Pume Meis shich theoy ten 6k1 b'.'
-lhbt IbJes are gchnred as ipr=p*t4J 4
Vapf fS iok teay are arfi aed to the*
Aim bvdlr are combined U ma* sei
; h*=*I*. a heandi l oa &W. Saw
%W WFPPAUS vuih &"vF4
J- g mAnp er 4w loaded oato cars in a uaw to aff4t
.boN(a* dd t earxp ruh.d to destinaie. in f st.
Sheauy tato pla shipping season which iUseay
5b 1sa'Jee dm has operated special teaato plant express
i~d has- '86. sea easlUest service to oase Uthe large shippers to pISr
A diPet so as to obtain the advantage of this exeellant transportataib
Vererly baggae oars were used in handling oarload shipmts, 4 ...
44Wn* amntso Unless outside temperatures beoan unseasonably high th
r'Iehed destination in good caiditiona Several years ago the -.
'6 iudies to determine what happens to tomato plants in trasuti, vg-I
4%-.1 rt .fAst several seasons has operated a number of test oars 'to ZBar4i
$4Walrl VW tern destinaaions. Varyin amounts of ice and ventilation wre,
t in linglar refrigerator oars in which recording thermometers were plii:4. ..:
4 different positions in the oars so that temperatures could be recerdd e-". 1 .
b 1M Omandition at destination and behavior after setting in the fiel- wa t ,..
observed and compared with plants shipped in dry care. These workers eaMWt. t
t t teato plants are subject to chilling injury at temperatures below 40 -
~ ~ree and when subject to 80 degrees or higher the plants do not mKl as -
rptd growth when transplanted as do plants held at 50 to 70 degree. As ,
"r.wlt of their studies they have oonoluded that ventilation and modifivd M ,
frigeratiata that will maintain temperatures between 50 and T70 degrees .
btrougehut the ocr a~ile in transit are desirable for tomato plants hnadled
in orr loads,.
In ea effort to assist growers in producing clean, diseasoeireel
pSlcts the Georgia Derpart ent of Entomology initiated r. oertifiaatioa P geaiWG.. ''
*A Georgia grown tomto plants in 1934 which is still in effect on an ,ena9rkw '
.6sclee. Prm the beginning it has been entirely optional with the Iadi0vt i*--
grwer as to whether he availed himself of this service; While this etum
dee not guarantee plants that are entirely free from diser.ses and other phylf'
-eioSa defects it greatly reduces the chances for infection end subjects the
plants to iMproved growing conditions which usually result in superior plaits
In the first pl&ce, only certified seed that have been tre ted with an eaoepo
table disinfectant may be planted BEach plant field is marked with a osrd si.
.-phh is the name of the shipper for whom the field is groa, drite of p=IPa.4 i- .,
,.A. dates of spray applications All fields are inspected at weekly te dCvwat-
ad may be removed from certification for such causes as infection with bWso r-.
SterLia wilts Alternaria leaf spot, Alternaria stem oEnker or bacterial leaf ;
Spot, plants over-wge or woody, plants lacking proper nutrition, plrnts t
large or too small at the desired time of harvest, or fields overrun with.
grass or weeds. '
ahile no program yet devised can offer an absolute guarantee of
plznats entirely free of diseases, the Georgia Department of Enteaology Ai
collaboration and cooperation with plant sanitary authorities in other stiat4
has developed and strengthened its program in the light of latest eoosrBtB k
information to afford aimum safeguards against disease infestation Te
large plant buyers now insist that their plants come from plantings g W
uader the supervision of and in aooerdanee with requirements of the Beqst ta
insure them of getting the highest quality plants. It is understood tbt
Georgia is the only Southern State that now offers this disesee-froes ee tift.
0atioa 4srvice on tomato plants,