Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00121
 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 15, 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: VID00121
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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Tb assets grovers, agr alultrs. wzkeras, and others intoftsted Ul
tbo' r-.tablahsnt of *f ow t Oes'so *ai ilporbent oonMxVdal Orop in..
geergi, a tuG-4a6y sJhui4 'asoWpe Wase 1w1 at iAbrae MRLiin 0023 0,6 Tif+,01
ftwgioo &E;wpI 7. aid 69, duriz* vich ab Uphmos 0of the, imdU&tVy WarS di's
fumedb am -Vall- V.fieoi by a' WL iWntpiqgk SAd paqueal AIM "t
11 %at *btboi & 9M pro, cdures A& faaiIift *Ah sawet patett O 4pWr I
al-ourowsat -fsbawbtl on we part of a coooudiated educatiom program
1 ftniatagU by agriualtuftl workero.hidah is designed to IqWieve the
W grad _a9 &act to brig a beot a fi llet and u VrS proIr-
leaCiat h.4 otfthe eUOgs' govoes

W4, Otis wbfafri Bs'tiaqllurtst with t$i G.Qt1a Coastol rua"a 3K'.
pa ct i thid at. -powers. v obeoqa droviog their peod stook S tM
ela4tj ojf Im t4%o*. .i~ agautoA%+~t j or .t V 'a"t ROWS., 10
l *%12W S nouVI65-ti* StAtfrom 9"a h v gh* orin. ma a htmtn &$a" b % ity, dio
Maese-4ftr p a t.g stock*lr There is &a*d $or oas 0or Wt0 goftal gropror0 in
(*4h avbet psateb-t prodaoirzs county to .prodsot high m3y, Oau -seed stook
fWcu wkM othor grorows can periodicalo y renew their f;aaduatiai a#lo'ks
Alttr -ta~tiAg-ablut- 25: tablo varieties for sovoral years UIlt IL yrarto Rico
Is *UUosaider -tho -standard. table vnrie ty.. j))iring thoaast thireO. yars
Iraiih 9+WboRiLolrs: tS ~beean.uavder-t~t dand it Ixes i10rvo6ragi$ r1,2 bdaho~s s po
sOro gra4dIg 60 pot oont No,, 1 compared with 241'bushols with 54,,09r ,b it
3b. -2 fs rthe,- 4n~h9.Ua-Ut Ui Tho Bunch Porto Rico orlgiatao d as a sport froim
tr-vinin typo k'Todc.has boon, grown in aiddlo Goorgia for-q, "qY7lX yoV.i. IA
Obwmal *ppeoaraintotit looly roaslba o. Unit U. 3fs it tintiou: r'c6lO' J4vory
:0oad, ult pr)limiMry _tosts inAiuat, it *Valep or my surpass tboh Uit I ito
barototwiioontente -For early harvest it hba given groator yiolds than Unit -I
ito bumobiL* habit of growth is. advwptagoous since tho, aboaona 0 oLrng" r"ors
12taQ ~hinco~li'w~icn Itproduse just as1*1 fa yvint I*8
166 viso Crap assdoes. t00 inning typoo
y- '.1 t: oar'th. D;ZorP nt Btation at TiUftn iptti$ s.- f q
'elm3 atok Producation yngras with Unit 1. cnd Buncah Pgrto Rico orietkoe. A
cacosr.ot ofnchof *i.,so vlriotios wora grown on oloan soil cnd woro kopt
r glow, obsormtion by Wb. T. J., Ratoliffe, pathologist' with tho Georgia
of .Intomology. To insure the produotion.of dieao-froo stock tho
putatoot irat inqwcted at tho banke for &s*%.so CoA cdiin ts, soloctod
bhapO as wall as oxtorior- and istorior color# tmro.tod with B sann Bo~3- be-
af boddngj, cad oeac dam. closoly Lnspoctod when pulled* Dursg tho growing
Uthe p2.ontisWu wore Inapootod fivQ timoz and all plante.that did not
no~*tm wth wam romovod before any vino otttings wore made* At'hervost
the stoe of oath plAmt was split to bo suwo that no stoma rot was pU'omouto Also
hill. sq~iomq wome ide, said th s ojoaotions will bo used in the dovolopaoni t
of .~S1:otill hetog ow)di:ion r.ka.~

"'p. ._+w.~

Hgh yields is one of the ossontials of profitable swoot potato pro-
duction, It costs little, if any, moro- to grow 200 bushels por acro than it
does to grow 100 bushols, Earlyi lyntin and a long growing season re noco-
asary for high yields At Tifton avoroag of several oxperimonts shows that
total yields from difforont dtos of planting woro for plantings -ado April 1,
00 busholas lky 1, 220 bushols; Juno 1, 150 bushels; and July 1, 115 bushels
aor acro Soeet potatoos cannot bo expootod to produoo eatisfaotory yiolds on
gicnal lands. Boat cotton land is the boat suoot potato land- The old cus-
toa was to spaeo plants about 21 inches apart in four foot owes. xporimonts
havo .shon tho boost spacing is 12 inches in the row with rows 3 1/2 foot apart,
A fortilizor with high potash is rquirod. On Tifton sandy loam 800-1000
pounds of a 4 8 10 or 4 8 12 is rocomnndod, with most of the potash
from muriato, 25-50 per cont of tho nitrogen from nitrato to soda or other

Dr. Julian 6 .illor,- plant Pathologist with tho University of
Georgia outlined procodurs nooesary to produco disoeso-frooe ,pottoore Stm
rot and blook trot hvo boon the most dostructivo disonsos. An Atoitahingly
large poroont.go of the Goorgia orop is lost ooch yoar from those disoeaoe and
soft rot which dovolops on skinned and bruised -pottooe. Black rot spores cro
corriod principally by drainage wator and other physical agoncios. Usually
five years is sufficient to olinmtr.t black rot from the soil, but stom rot
ies arriod over in tho soil almost indefinitely. Soveral important rocomnonda-
tions woro =do and strongly eoiphasized (1) Do not bod a potato showing any
sign of disease. (2) All sood potatoes should be treated with Soxnesn Bol or
corrosive subl U ta before boddingo (3) Movo bods to a now location coach yeer.
Loocto on loan, disoaso-froo soil that could not have booomo oontaminatod by
drainago water from infostod soil. (4) Stc.blo nnuro has absolutely no placo
it tho growing at scoot potato plants or the crop. Likoriso land on whch a
leguminous crop bhs boon turned under is dangerous, both from tho standpoint
of diseases and oxcossivo nitrogen in the soil. (5) gloctrio or firo-hor.tod
bode should be umod in growing plants. (6) Careful handling in harvesting and
storing to provont unnocoasary skinning and brusinge (7) Disinfootion of stor-
ago huuso and used bakeots with fornmldohydo before using again.

Dr. J. G. Woodroof, Food Technologist with the Goorgin Exporimant
Station, predicted an increasing volurm of swoot potctoos will bo processed by
canning plants in toh Statoe He reported that sovoral oanning plants are al-
ready putting u~ wholo, sliood, diced swoot potctoos, and frozen swoet potato
pureo* Tho froson puree is a quality product and makes oxoollont pio stookc
Jumbos can be used in making the puroo, und pottoos smaller than No. 2 grade
aro vory desirable for canning wholo. Io roported that some of the Goorgia
prooossors ar now shipping 'in swoot potatoes from other states booause they
ore not able to obtain sufficient looclly grown potatoes to fill their requiro-

Mr. B. L. SouthEoll, Animzn Husbandman with the Gooagia Coastal fPatn
iExorimont Statin prosontod results of oxporimonts showing that swoot potatoos
hogged-off havo edo 457 pounds of pork per acro as an average of seven yoars-
t@ ts. An average of four yours' stoor flooding trials shows that svoot potato
moal (dohydrtod shroddod swoet pxtc.toos) is 85-90 por cent as ofitoiont as a
fattening food as crushed shelled corn. In tho dairy ration swoot potato meal
ehs equalled orushod shelled corn. In his flooding tosts hogs havo not taken
swoot potato meal satisfactorily. They have shown an inclination to pick out
the other food and looav tho dohydratod swoot potatoose A mochanioal dehydra-
tion unit has just boon installed at tho Tifton Station, Mr. Thad G. Chilos,
Filtorod Rosin Products Company, p4uglas, Goorgia, roportod that a similarr unit
oporatod by his ononroo the past season did a vory satisfactory job*

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