Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00109
 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: July 15, 1946
Frequency: monthly[aug. 1947-]
biweekly[ former nov. 1941-july 1947]
monthly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Agriculture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Agriculture -- Periodicals -- Southern States   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
 Notes
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: VID00109
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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P' AI. --At a re stx aostafelaoe here a gi@W of woo krawfh Aih
Ubatioea at Tiftos and Zapearintg the Collage at i~caeUum SM*
Mdeasuib buvipet agroulturaL reprwantatiwes, of the raloaadia aewTq SaP
AS&-miad etkh. agricultural leaders discussed the mneet potato sitft4As 1. Urns
iSia; 00 P4pted a pLaa of proavod which it is hoped my be tho Vems a t-
Yx p ? w,,@WWApostoow as we of the wijor sourcee of iaocmm for g&omws ia ths
Ssak-4ive years ago Goorgea wasn on of tho largest sk~aequ-ot ftoo
tO out'OfBtate Markob, but the-i adustzV has deoliod to bwaiL'
Samgla uhbpod faly 29 ears.of at"* pokatoca 1t ylas. Ya kpipIN&
',-RO do~pbo the fte t Oat Ooorgle mmanied second gUo soft 6361
W 1 400 etWhO(4O d production of eat po~ptatese WM~ a bpd~
!10MOMqaia bushls greater thom tiett o!- Goorgia, Lodisiam ahi4ppod )Q08
of moot pototoos by rail Ust soasn# wahlo from subsbkatially Ues aU I
tWW 0MIUM shippedh 483 ea s North he"Ilm 339 *602
"o w seainea fow years ago aoorsgi stood at the top -Of to Ui"t
Mat" is M00et potato shiPDronfts, jj 4t stand at $10 %0
U64" 9AM r; ddpriaetAeslly sogUUi* shipmate* -*"s.um swoot w9a~m wo
As *,W1Ir rt~r sba lo boing broavf Into (b9*ariia U rmw"neft
4 yaw en boesimo of bi pa lity wmd w oro attr etiwap isram rv
wove p if up the lsl34 gBoMW praodut and P ying a pwM tw a
bought in frou othermabstea where a qpalIty product is Wais proZO-
X t was uumiuouty agreed that *.t growers In the 26do wWpJbi W -
Wan aWd use bettor seod stocks tUanwre snow beag iod baby. ihqaw aw.
to proiqas a ouisy produss#e me of the most proPssai needs am
wl6 *aIwIs uqy abtsa suitable seed stooks, R.* otis woodwid
46, shwSPOIU Cuoastal P2u u4p. rimet Nation at Tifton repWtod "
*4 ift wted an a pwpurau ag. sAeUcing e dovelopiag stoks Sfitah"
qL""~tk em anifully seroled gcrwers neat yqer who will Intit1y Alhgmo J&
*4 40*soft ad sorve as aouroes from %fish othor growers will be ahLW IeW
9011d PAIMMUDS 8400to MM8LS9 VWWA POC gotto diroeae aro Vidoly parUUM d.
Pwrs M.iwt be t.~pu4Oidat0 meftods for ooaro& cac these disea.06
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san 834 or. 'umosito i asa no stable .uwa IwSa P tt es Z i
feldsL platod to Patocs(4 p(a) as Load that has not proVIouuly gu'p~
Sptcdes (5) Me nl"qoa t w or olostrie hot bode for grovhingpimat (")
bel to a asm )Ogatioa 0a6h Iyarer or 4&s bsforo frost kills the wiaax4im
lais *eotAQV 1 as WS to* sip or b#4Aso tie potatoos, flold agm4Ag Mad stAe'
As h. wAod eonisahes swd proper tmpw'atiure, wna"$Letis awd bmtaa'b
POSd to as f ether 01q09sitM o 0 ae 0 sf e.Ail06 gOew ad Its.Wse a& A04.
tho agi Ptoto bpumvwt Goofs" was formed wtth U. am"wetnuwf
ganettC f tro s1doc8t, Isavenamn aNd j. 3. Beimomi. 80oetowrw, forimat. 4 4 A
00t"s VrS ap0Uft4 tO ft"02ato a defiate pry .M doe $WOW& "ai dw'bs
week es te uawiOam ybaw of thoe p adUOu As scas tas pet.p has bm4~
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anBod on a national survey which embraced a representative Irous os
ti a of the households of tho country, it is officially estimated that the
equivalent of 3.4 billion quarts of fruits and vegetables mroe preserved at
hone by American families in 1945 by canning, freoaing, brninng, end pickling*
Of this total, 58 por cent is estimated to havo boon prosorvod by acni-a i
bhuseolds, and 42 por esnt in farm households.


LAKi COT, FLA. Columbia County btrmors who planted over threo kaw
dros aeros of sweet ocrn for sale as greon corn this year havo discovered a new
erop for this area in' which thoy fool thore are good possibilities, reports J,
I. Konnedy, County Agont. Tho variety of snoot corn grown was the loana, a by-
brid developed by corn brooders at Iowa State Collogo, which sooms to be ell
adeptod to the well drained sandy lands in northern Florida. The markotng of
the crop was handled by Chaso a Company of Sanford, Florida, which oonoara has
pionereod the introduction and dovolormont of a oommroial sweet corn indutty
-i the oontral part of th3 Stato and is probably tho largest grower and shipper
of this commodity in the Stato. Tho conoorn had its representatives hero during
Do shipping season to supervise the picking, grading, and loading.

Swoot corn is a highly porishablo commodity and deteriorates An q3pPit
Luleas it is placed under refrigeration within a tow hours after it 0i pullode
An effort was mado to have the corn in the oars under rofrigoration within four
hours or loss from tho tiro it was pulled from the stalks. It was packed in
begs and the brgs were loaded into the oars in layers with a layor ca sucm iia
betweoo each layor of bags The oars wero moved under standard refrigeration
with Instructions to use five por cant salt in the bunkers at all re-doing sta-
tions onrouto to eastern mrkots to which the bulk of the corn was shipped.

Ioab like all othto aeeot corns is quite susooptible to oorn earsorm
damage Rocommended rathods of controlling this post call for the injection
into the tip of tho ears nmneral oil with dichloroothyl other added or by dust-
.ag or spraying with DIu. In planting this orop the farmers fool thnt if the
market falls too low to warranA shipment as green corn it can be tiliseod as
early asumor hog food. Mr. sbnnedy reports plans of former in the County are
to increase their aorages in snoot corn another yoar, and it is their hope to
markot a standard pack pui up under the ouporvision of a competent grcder rep-
rttenting the Unitod Statos Dopartmont of Agriculture.


That pigs need salt just as do dairy and beef cattle was fto rooflly
shown in an oxporimont by Iou Sftte Agricultural Collogo in which one lot of
pigs not receiving salt took 218 days to reach 300 pounds average, while another
lot permitted free cooess to salt, but othorwiso fod in exactly the same ana" r
took only 158 days to roach 300 pounds. Similar results were obtained in a
seoont flooding tost at Purdue Univretty whon pigs roooeiving no salt owighed
only 174 pounds on the avorage, while those receiving salt avoragod 205 pounds
at the close of the 8$-day todding period. The salt may be fed in tho minoral
miture or the pigs may given free aooess to salt.




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