Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00015
 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 1, 1942
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: VID00015
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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L AUG 1.946
Agricultural Department Pr a
.Jacksonville, Florida
4- Bd Q'B lley .A. R. Howard ;
Qenoral Agricultural Agent '. i A' ifc ural Agent
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JESUP, Ga. JTayne County gro-iers have coiipletet harvest of 150
aQres bT ooi*erb which is a new market crop in the oounay. .Throuh the ef-
fct0e. of. the g~rlultural Department of A.tlantic Coast Line, an eastern pickle
oonferti ontr1 cie4 rbLth the growers to buy the cucumbers at specified prices
pr th different grades." Tho deal 'as sponsored locally by J. P. Shed, proma-
i.iet farmer and dairyman, and a leader in agricultural ae.d civic projects..
AtUhoUiA yields wera soniehat. curtailed by unfavorable weather at planting
tima and during .the growing season, grower vtere sufficiently pleased with re-
sults that' they .ar6 already planning to inoraase theit cticuib.er plantings next

WRK,. A In the contest sponsored by Dale COunty Chamber of
GOma(MO @, Mharlo ee dgjr of Rocky Head oonainity has been a7airded the frand
.Prue- of- $10 in AirI Stamps for harvesting the greatest yield of lupine seed
from hiB istch planted .with seed furnished by the Chaimbe. 'Lupine is a pro-
lific seed producing legume which is gaining rapidly in-popularity as a winter
cover ropz.. Last fall the Chamber of Coammrce supplied 10 pounds of lupine
seed to e-ah. 6f -42 bpys" in the County with instructions as to how to plant and
.fert-ilise. Trenty-4ive competed in the finals, and harvested 4000 pounds of
feod. Charles Sdgar produced 267 pounds of seed, Other prise- inners in their
resplotive groewpj, each of'w hom received $5 in War Stamps, are erman Curry in
the Midland City. FF- group, Jerry Raloy in the Ozark FFA group, and Cdttor New-
an inf the County 4-H. Club group,

A.SiST PAL DACHI, FIA. U. U. Mounts, Palm'Beach County Agent, states
that gsorns growers-in the County .lave experienced low. yields of sweet potatoes
on' alkaline soils, but have been able'materially to increase poduction by the
ap cioation of imannese sulphate and. -flowers of sulphur. He states that some
: -wearsa apply 50-75 pounds of mannaneee sulphate 'per acre as a fertilizer,
while others alve Obtai.ned moro satisfactory resUlts by. applying this. material
as a spray. When applied in the form of. a spway, a .solution consisting of 4
ounda of manganeae sulphate dissolved in 50' allowss of after is applied as
often as leaf characteristics indicate it to bo necessary r ordinarily one or
tWe spraying are sufficient; Sone groaers- ave obtained increased yields by
applying 100-150 pounds of sulphur by aore. Mouits 'sys...the need- for these
ater'ial -s is indicated: by .the yellowing of the leaf tisaues' whil the yeins
of. th 'leaves renwin green. -

S. TAiATKAS4M., 'U. H. J,. XIs~berger, Stat.e orester, states that
7 entire Counties and 600 1and owrier in oooperative groups, w7ith a combined
totla0 e of 7 1/2 million acres, are nb talking advantage .of the fire'protec-
S..ton .plan offered by the Klerda Forest Servioe.. This represents 2%'aof the
forestt a ar6a. in the Stato. The cooperative plan of forest protection iws ,in-
auwsuraed 14 years ago, and last year ;oee than 2 1/2% of .the lands under or-
Snited prcotettb.o ie r burned over. .

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JACKSONVILL,. FUA. At a recent meeting of the Forestry Division of
the State Chamber of Commerce here, L. T. Nieland, Extension Forester, Agricul-
tural. Extension Service, outlined a comprehensive Extension Forestry ProSram
for the State as follows: (1) Fire protection of farm woodlands (2) Culling
and improved cutting (3) Planning for natural reforestation (4) Planning to
provide farm needs (5) Planting red cedar to ;row fence posts (6) proper grad-
ing and marketing (7) 4-H Club educational program (8) Thinning demonstrations
(9) Encourage gum farming .(0) Erosion control with forest trees (11) A prac-
tical timber growing and &razing program (12) Prevention of destructive pulp-
wood cutting (13) Demonstration of forest farming (14) Assistance in the con-
trol of insects and diseases

L-NTGOiRY, ALA. -Continuing its policy of selling purebred cattle
to Alabama farmers at below market prices to encourage and assist in building
up the herds in the State, the State Department of Corrections and Institu-
tions recently held its third annual auction sale at Kilby Farm r'hen 25. young
Guernsey bulls and heifers were auctioned for a total of only $319,5 Kilby
Farm has a fine herd of registered Guernseys, and has already supplied out-
standing breeding animals to farmers throughout the State. Included in the
last sale ware 15 young. bulls which brought $1840 and 10 heifers which sold
for $1355. -In commenting on prices which were l7oer than those paid at pre-
vious sales, Ool6 *7. *E Persons, State Chief of Corrections, said l.e Tas glad
to see these cattle sell at lover prices because the purpose of the sale was
to make these fine.breeding animals available to Alabama farmers at prices
they can afford to pay for good breeders with which to improve t-eir herds.

LAK CITY, FIA. An interesting and possibly far-reaching experi-
ment in increasing the flqw of gum from pine trees has beon revealed by T. A.
Liefeld of the U. S. Forest Service. He states it has been found that the
application of a sulphuric acid solution to each new streak cut on the face
of slash pine trees increases the flow of gum by as much -as 50a. Tis
annoumcement is'of particular interest to naval stores operators at. this time
since they have been asked by the Federal Government to increase their output
of turpentine ard rosin by 50f., 7ith a shortage of labor and counting pro-
duction'costs operators are handicapped, and the sulphuric adid process may
have a place in-solving the production problem. The uar has provided many
new demands for-naval stores products, one of the most important being the
use of rosin in the manufacture of bynthetic'camphor us.ed in making smokeless
powder.. Strangely enough, Mr Liefeld says, the sulphuric acid treatment is
effective only on slash pines, but he and his associates are seeking a similar
solution that will produce a like reaction on the long leaf. yellow pine.


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