Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00120
 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 1, 1947
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: VID00120
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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LAgribultual Departmenat
Jacksonville, Florida
.. O'Kelley J. H. Shadas
general Agri ultumrl Agt Agricultural Aaut

Ti 1ON, GA, Based on the results of praoti ol -expueriara the
Georgia OOastal Plain Experiment station here reports tbat eoduiiu fluoris
(ordinary oackroaoh powder) is quite efficieAt in the control of rouadoane
ot wrian The Station ta*es rwoommadations as to procedure to bolfollowd .
ai treating pigs with sodium fluoride. (1. DeteruinP how, auh giroutia orn the
pigs you desire to treat will eat in one 24-hour period. (2) To this amount
of gro uil. Bwe add sodium fluprid0e-qual to one per cent by weiolt .of the feed
iad ix -thoroughly. (3) Take all feed away from the pigs for an 1 Ou t priod
before feeding the the ground-oorn-sodium fluoride mixture. (4) LeWve 'the
wmdioated feed before the pigs for 24 hours with no other fesd -'at il;ta. (5)
ah6p water .before pigs at all time. (6) Aftor 24 hours remaUe the 1eiodated
fed anda return the pige to their usual ration.

A the Station bore the pigs wero treated when they were six and
eUin whea they wero thirteen weeks old. By timing the treataits Jin this My
ti-m waora wore raiovod boforo many of them hld begun to ly oggs, thus rodunlag
the tafestation added to the soil. Tao report further 'tc tea teat if tho pig4
rS trocted Oftor weaning, ono trootnont xay be sufficient. If more then oa
toatmant is gvon, it is reoommnndod that the pigs not be treated mor often
than 6 to 12 wooeeks s odium fluorido will tend to poison the a* ivan
too frequently. The report adds tizt no ill effeote due to tho ride
wero noted in thl treated pigs following the treatment, and
parasites other than lrgo roundworm wore affeotad by t' .

A total of 1,026:939 orange, grapefruit, a 'ngcai troa sve a -
marod from lorida nursories to destinations in Flor during tho;4 en-
ean, aoo nding to J. C. Goodwin, Nursory Inspector wit.i th ta.o ? t Board
of loeridoa This was a suff iciont Aucwer of treesoa to so' 0 toly 15.000,
aoros of groves Of tto total orngos oonso'tittod about. ir cent, grape-
fruit 21.3 per eont, and tangorinos 1,2 per cent.

SWASHIDTC, D. .. The fortilizer supply situation was outlined in
a report rooontli roleased by tho USDA. This report pointed out that although
the supply of ferillUor for Amoric n agriocl uro for ths ourront fiscal yoar is
noar record lovols, nd is moeo than double pr+oar cosumption, tho donand is
Considerably in excess of supply, especially with respoct to nitrogonous matsr-
Tile. The supply of nitrogen for Amoric n egrioulturo for tho current fiscal
yoar is oxpootod to be almost as largo as lasi; year, oar the supply of solid
forms of.nitrogon will be equal to last yoar oxoopt for tho lose in prqduotion
of synthetic nitrcto of soda, which sf duo to short supiAlios of soda ash for
this purposoa To U. &S Supply of nitrogen, which inoludos domestic production
and imports* during thI first four months of the ourrsnt fisoal year July to
October, in uaeiso 4 was 250,7j00 tons oomparod with 229,000 tons in the samo
four antha .4 194.

Slightly larger ,.uaatisio of phosphatos 4nd potash f oxpeotod to
.b available for American agriculture d-ring the current Tiseal year thn were
available last year This situation should serve as a foroot rominder that
tarmors should work out their terUtiU&o aoods with local dealers nqow Thoso
who wait until planting tine to try to got fertilizers mny expeW t to 'ruas to
jorious difficulties in obtaining the noedod supplies.
** *-. .;

PenAut growers hero opportunities to incroc so production officionoy
through increased mochanization, Sotrotury of tgriculturo Andorson told the
National Poanut Council at its rooont mooting* Ho aids A shellor has boon
porftotod by our agricultural onginjors that will sell as mnny pocats in an
hour for planting as 300 mon can shell by head in that timeo Our onginoors
kevo also dovoloped a trootor-mountod, two-row brrvestor whhih digs, lifts,
ad viftdrowe pocauts, all in a siaglo operation, By head methods it takoe oe
ma 32 hours to carry out thoeo operations on on aore, Tho I'ohino will harvest
two Mtr a an hour the equivalent to a *row of 64 mua."
* **

NA, FLA. Luck of food during the winter results in onomoui l.osos
to Plorida cattlemen, says Dr. G. K irk, Vieo-Director in Charge of tho Rango
Ottlo Experimont Stction horo. iH says that wintor losses aro duo to iando-
quote nutrition, or just plain starvation. After obtaining weights poriodic lly
go a hard of rango ows on unin~rovod pasture from April 1942 to Jimo 19469 ho
saya tiet from seven to nine months have boon roquirod for the OnimlEs to re-
gala thoir weights of the provioua Soptombor after passing through tho winter
HR trports othor serious loses Jnciuding lossoa by death, roduotion in calf
crop, stunted growth and oonsequent failure to dovolop satisfactorily,* e at-
tributos those losses to sovoral OQusos among which are ovorstooking of pastures,
no .Oservo of food, little growth of pasture horbage during the winter, .lack
ot esontLa l mineral, sovore weather, low tenmraturos and heavy rainfall, and,
water .tarvatioan

To prevent those losses Dr. Kirk roonmonds getting rid of all sur-
plus cattle in summer and fall, so the range will not bo ovorstocked during, the
viater* Animals oulled whilo still in good flosh oan be sold profitably. He
bellovs another good plan is to rosorvo part of tho pasturo for inter, koop-
ing adttlo off of it during most, if nit tho ontiro summor* Both nativo and
improved gressoa loft ungraeod for a foe months, will produoo a rosorvo of food
for wintkr*e e also roooumonds that minerals bo kept before the cattle at all
tSos* Th. poOWr thbo pasture, the moro minerals tho orttlo nood. Some cattle
ho has testBd htr o tan as omuh as 12 pounds of miaorals per month. plenty of
vater, eoaily aoOessiblo, is another essential for wintering cattle. During
droughts whon water is smeroo nany weok cows mire in bogs and are lost trying
to get, wator. lprovod poaturee, winter logumes, and additional food will help
oarry tho sattlo through tho wintor with much lose losses.

DVito Roamor poeuts averagod onsidorably higher yields than aoet
varieties in ainy norid ocountios in 1946.


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