Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00022
 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: October 15, 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: VID00022
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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Agricultural Department ?.
,I Jacksonville, Florida OF E.
E. B. OEBlley A*. HowarT d
General Agricultural Agent Agricultur1l Agent


QLANDDO, FLA4 The Chilean Nitrate EducationalBureau, through 'r
J. F. Bazemore,, State Imanageri id sponsoring dn essay dont'est among Florida
farm boys and girls designed to increase interest and active rticipation of
these young people in the Nation's Food For Victory oatmpaigbn~ TI~ contest is
open to all boys and girls from 10 to 21 years of age litikig On farms for which
1942 Farm Defense Plan Sheets have been executed. Each contestant will trite
A brief but oomprehens:ive reort upon qhat. was done torlard a-hieving %b prao-
duetion goals set for his ovn farm, and include a concise statement of his part
ih the program. The reports must be turned in to he' l cal County Agent-, Home
Demonstration Agent, or Vocational Agriculture Teacher, on or before Ntveaber 7~
A score card for grading the manuscripts has been adopted and this together with
other information regarding the contest may be obtained from Lr. Baomoare.
Prices for the best 67 essays will be awarded in jar Savings Bonds and AV"p*
in a total value of $600. The State winner will receive a $100 'Jar Savings Bond*

TIFTON, GA, The United States Department of Agriculture has reocanly
published results obtained at the Georgia Coastal pain Experiment Station 49
four years* steer feeding trials with velvet beans, cottonseed meal, ard peauth
meal. In suimmrizing this acrk, it is stated: "Velvet beans fed dry and in the
pod l .co:,ornsegd meal containing 36 per cent of protein, and peanut imol op*'
training 45 per cent of protein were fed to three groups of medium t6" good gfids
Hereford feeder steers for an average period of 132 days for the four expetiJ
ments, Za;h group of steers was albo fed ear corn in the husky out into pisaWt
and peanut straw, the latter being fed ad libitum. Steers fed velvet beAtM m;a
larger and cheaper L;ains, displayed a hilger degree of finish at the close 4t
the experiment, and yielded more desirable carcasses than steers reoaiving
cottenseed meal or peanut meal. The group fed velvet beans consistently brought
a higher prie per 100 pounds of live w eirht at market and yielded considerab~
mare proEit per sreer than either of the two other groups" - -- "Tlhe1
steers fed cottonseed meal maie more rapid and cheaper gains than those fed
peanut smeel, but the latter feed reavlted, on the average, .in a higher selling
p.ice per 100 pounds eof iye woeigh. and produced slightly more desirable car-
casses' tan did the cottonseed meal. Moreover, the higher sale price of the
group fed peanut meal slightly more than offset the added gain and cheaper feed
casts per 100 pounds of gain of the group fed cottonseed meal. Thus within the
limits of these series of experiments, peanut meal was slightly superior to
cottonseed meal."

JACKSONVI, FLA. Incomplete returns of a survey by the Agrioul-
tural Deirtment of the. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad show that at least 19 sweet
potato shredders and several oil drying surfaces have been, or will be oonsta'm*
ted in Florida irrtini to convert this year's crop of sweet potatoes into potato
meal by air drying for use as livestock feed. The shredders and drying surfaces
are scattered from the muck lands of the Everglades and Fort I~yers on the '."est
Coast to OCreatview in extreme 'Jestern Florida, which should assure adequate
trials over tie entire State definitely to determiije the feasibility of this
method of increasing the home supply of carbohydrate feeds.

QUINCY, FLA. Alexander Nunn, Yanaging Editor, in the October, 1942
issue of The Progressive Farmer, has an excellent article on the work of the
North Florida Experiment Station w':ich should be read by every farmer in the
Southeast and every taxpayer in the State of Florida. He briefly relates the
contribution of this Station to farm progress since its establishment in 1922
for the purpose of investigating Blackshank disease of cigar tobacco, out-
standing successes achieved by the Station and cited in the article are disease
resistant tobacco varieties, development of high-yielding oat and corn varieties
especially adapted to the Southeast, improvement of native sheep by crossing
with the Columbia breed, development and introduction of improved varieties of
syrup producing cane, the establishment of blue lupine now recognized as possi-
bly the best winter leguminous cover crop for Southern Alabama and Georgia and
Northern Florida, and outstanding work in the development of practical pastures
for the area. i~r. J. D. Tarner, Agronomist, is in charge of t.is Branch of the
Florida Agrricultural Experiment Station.

GAINMSVILLE, FLA. Blue lupine, while fairly new, is fast becoming,
established as a leading winter legume for soil improvement in the'deep Coastal
Plain Region of Alabama, Georgia, and northern Florida. Tests conducted by the
several Experiment Stations and practical demonstrations by many farmers have
shown that in addition to producing two or more times the aumunt of green ma-
terial than the other leading winter legumes, it also contains as large a per-
centage of nitrogen on a dry weight basis. Possibly the greatest advantage of
lupine over other common winter legumes is that it produces an abundant oraF of
seed which can be harvested by the farmer and thus eliminating the necesao y of
buying seed each fall, which most farmers have found necessary with vetch and
Austrian winter peas, Experience has shown that lupineshould be seeded
around the first of November and the crop turned under between arch 1 and
April 15, exact date depending on location and weather conditions. J/hen lupine
follows a crop which vas heavily fertilized, such as cotton, only 300 pounds of
superphosphate per acre need be applied. Seed should be planted broadcast at
the rate of 50 to 75 pounds per acre and must be inoculated for successful
growth. Lupine is not relished by livestock, and its seed are believed to be
toxic to animals.

ImiL nTON, N. C. To bring before the trade and consuming public
their excellent qualities, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad has issued and is
giving wide eircu3ation -bo an attractive lithographed folder srtolling the
health-giving qualities of Florida oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines which
have now started movement to market.

October 15, 1942

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