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Agricultural Dop rtment .
SJaoksonville, Florida r' i
AliCILTu8AL FIELD NOs AM OR
NS Z .. 8ILB,. FLA Florida Beedsmen's Association Field i -a4y
:j I Ial Experiment Station was well attended and proved most iLtatrea '
R,'Alf;ftNr ive again this year. The morning was spent in viewing .xperis -'.
.- -i F. \8 J amson, Truck Horticulturist and his oo-workers with vraSa-e
'* and the afternoon in going over the work with gonoral field oro-,p "'.,:''
A 1, B. Stokes and mombora of tha staff of tho Lgronomy Doparta.ok
S1 In tho vogotablo plots 40 variotios of tomatoes dovolopod w
: -. and BaZporimnot Station in florida, Alabaa, Arkansas, and
a.. under toot to dotormino dogroo of rjsistanoo to various disor.sos l'.
s*) r othor oharantoristics aBy mmko thom dosirablo nas oommrroial variotioa..
'* IM ylorida conditions. It is undortood thr.t thoso srmo variotios aro bo4 E.'
v .,eod by Sporimont Station worors in 13 Bouthorn statosa
Ton variation of lime boon including regular Fordhook, iorftro -l
*e Uot, US 243 and 343, Burpoo Bush, Gron Soodod and regular
-- aUded i tho toot. It is too o.rly to ovalunto the rolativo me l.
a IJftront vc.rietios, but somo of thoso now dovolopmonts look vory
Ono of tho most interesting tosts is with swoot corn. A total of ;
tho most promising variatios including 13 All-Amorio aro included in thifs .
ft. TwO Variotios from tho Rogional Vogotablo Brooding laboratory at
1 i B. 0., tho silks of whioh aro said to bo distnstoful and moro or lo -',
S- -ilont to the oorn oarworm, as noll as Southorn Cross dovolopod by Dr. ;i--i
; Hull with tbh Florida St.tion are also included in tho vrrioty trial* .
W sood. from oomaroici sources most of the bettor known vriotios asuah a ;s. '
alon, Gross Br.nta, lonna, Tri-Str.to, Illinois Goldon No. 10, rcnd of l e. -'.
*Wfn kinds including Sonooa Chiof, Sonoca Down, Sonooa Giant, Aristogold .:.,, ',
tom Arietogold Bantam avorgroon, Goldon Grain, Gold Rush, KBystono Evorgroai'...
Seao, Alloghany, rnd Oto aro growing in roplicatod plots to dotormino yiolds. .
0Wh progress hcs boon ando by swoot oorn brsodors, r.nd it is boliovod that
sob of thoso vcriatios will afford a basis on which to dovelop a oomorsni L-:
,o corn industry in Floridc and tho Southor ste
The Irish potato plantings include a largo number of vcriotic r e -.;ii
Opod by Dr. Donald B ddiok, Profossor of plant Pathology at Cornell UAi rrS ;
particularly for roeistanoo to Lato Blight. Whilo none of the variot.inesa ':
.heo this yoar ahoo absolute immunity to this disoaso, sovoral aro showaig a.;
~hgh dogroo of rosistanoo and only slight infootion by Lato Blight disease.
Onion v.rioty trials with All-Amorion soloations of Early GrEn As-
:-*ly SxIpros Globo, Whito Grano, Yollow; Bormudal and Crystal Wax in4jiot:J
tiaast progress has boon nado in tho dovolopment of imprcvod straim*s fo
T- *fial produotion-
8o0ral varietios of strab orrioe now to Floridn growora Va -:. -
40*t. is yoar tho BLoamoro hre givon a vory good coount of itself. Thisa
'iejty .w dovolcpod and rolor.sod by tho Louisiann Sttion sovoral yo.rs ..a.. ,
. i;A- rr pe ar that the vrrioty is now widely groJi in Louisiana whoro it -' -
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~w~.t art ities~ of aCp boean aro graoing is repl A94. : .
-' d4i dtAa to memorial *ariaoti,.aoh a& TondergrolonfBoum ftl, tWagleW
bek "VIlontao, It$on, 1at Striagloa Oteen pod, Florida Bolloa, long T~Wa
W aA*Jt,-Iwi thb tiai inlue a npber of ual4eaoed stroins from th
MAML WtoZalb try at 6hIloston and the WBO& at eBltsvillo, Itrylad,. ThWrt
Another most intoroatng projoot obsorved is tho breodig of-I
t&IpJt to blig-t or tp-For. Standard varieties havo been orwssadv a.
*WL lgaWstla4 tfrom Wndia, whtoh is hiNily resistant to this disease. Abo I
Is0 ftaili of them fayb id progeny are boing testod for i iLt or Up- oe ;
rUatnnoo. A nuLbor of standard varietios including Fort lors Uarlkt, Blak
Beauty, and nlorida "L lusah aro grown ao standards with Uhiah the hybrids
usat copamro favorably boforo thoy aro inorocpd. It is hopod that there m Ui
eas (r a this brooding and soloetion a desirable eomarmoal varAity or Wvaet .
ties higly rosiwtant to this disecaeo
to agrpseaio foaturoa of the program omphasisod the gruot vTro'-s of
lpias as a witor covor rsop, and tho offoot on tho growth and yiold of
W" a d pnauts, oa land hero lupinos were turned under on different dates
I and atag of greWth GrOetor rosponso in oorn and peanuts which bllowod
S pine hae boon obtainod whon the covor erop was turod undor ina irh as con-.
prad with ocrlidr turning, probably boaouse of tDh groetor tofmaP of gr
matter turaod tudor t the lator d tes o It was pointed out that s orTal V
A iRUo of lupism, both tbuo and yollo, bitter and sweet, are now aMvilaMbo
and have SLVon sateiastory results under conditions hero* The uro of l i40r -,
h~K inaroaeod moro rapidly in Florida and solo othor soteions of the SounMtnB
tha any othor viator legaw ooveT orop. Growing popularity of tho lupines
.an bo largely attributed to tho feo that thoy nature prolifo orops of eood
S .vioh san be readily harvostod with a oonbine, which make it poes~blo for the '
ferorw to save his own sood.
Zt was pointed out that Florida 167 variety of aots is one of tQe
best vartties for Control Florida conditions. It is rust rosistant, furniaibes
: good grouaIg, and EBturos oarly whieh mininisos damEgo by dry woathor wahish nt
iAf sroe atly osriously darmgoe tho lator maturing variotios in this section cf
Through brooding and solootion sovoral now variatios of poanuts ith
desirablo charantoristics gro under study. Only one the Dizio Runnor has
yot boon rolocsod to growers. An effort is also boing rdo to dovolop a va-
rif y af bright loaf tobaooo'the.t will bo resistant to root-knot neortodoa~
VASHIlUOTO, D. C. Tho boll weevil situation appears to ba serioue
tis yo*rr say ontomnlogsts iih tho UBDA If spring and early amunor weat .
is aorael the woovil may oauso serious ootton losses& This conclusion has
boon anrfted at by exarann tions of surfooe trash for hiberorting weevils in
the vieiatty of last sooson*e cotton fioldo Expprima has shown that the
jambar of live woovils found in surf o trash oxaminations indiscte the a*oat
S of oodil. injury vhiah is likoly to result during the suaor.. Tho o~xainmat1ma
rwsental completed indicate that heavy woovilppulations will enter the *ttB a
fields this spring.