Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00024
 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: November 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).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00086632
Volume ID: VID00024
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 Depa rtment
Jaeksonville, Florida

e Be OgKelley
|General Agricultural Agent


AUG 8 1946 4b
A R e O.


This issue marks the first anniversary of the publication of this
newsheet, which has become known over the territory as the "Coast Line Green
Sheet"* It was started one year ago with the thought that agricultural
leaders are often too busy to visit with each other and learn first-hand how
others are solving their problems. During this first year the Staff ot the
Agricultural Department of the Coast Line has been very much gratified at
the reception it has received Too, we are appreciative of the many qom-
plimentary remarks through letters, newspaper usage, and personal contacts
that have been directed our way about the "Green Sheet"* It has been grati-
fying to find many agricultural workers and leading farmers keeping a file
of the sheet. This sheet has now reached a circulation just short of nine
hundred and is sent twice each month to county agents, Vocatianal agrioulr
ture teachers, experiment station and extension workers, newspapers, bankers
and leading farmers as well as others in the Coast Line territory of Alabama,
Georgia, and Florida. It has been the purpose of the writers to make each
item brief, but to try to pass on to others interesting and helpful infor-
mation that we find in the field, and to the continuance of this policy we
dedicate ourelves fo another year.

00KIAVAHA, FLA. Mrno R. G. Herrmann, Manager of Ocklawaha Farmsa has
made what is probably Floridat 'record corn yield. He has recently harvested a
measured yield of 235 bushels of corn per acre as it came from the field, or 200
bushels per acre of oven dried grain. This outstanding yield was nade on muck
land on the farm managed by Mr. Herrmann and owned by ur. James Norris of Chioefo
and it is understood yield measurements were nade by Agronomists with the Florido
Agricultural Experiment Station in Gainesville. Two hundred area of corn viero
grown on the farm this year, most of whiob was a Louisiana hybrid, a yellow cor.,
which was planted in rows spaced 3 feet apart with plants spaced 6 inches in tof
drill, Mr. Herrmann states that he "hogged off" 1 3/4 acres with 21 hogs which
averaged 110 pounds when placed in the field. With the use of one ton of prota r.
supplement and minerals the hqgs made an average gain of 125 pounds per head.
This means that he obtained a production of 1500 pounds of pork per acre,

FORT MY~58, FIA. The Gladioli Bulb growers of this section under the
guidance of Carl Heuek, Gounty Agent, .are growing small acreages of sugar cane
for their first time to@ solve the problem of Gladiolus Thrips control brought
about by the sugar shortage. Bulb growers have found that by using a solution of
4 pounds of tartar emetic and 16 pounds of brown sugar in 100 gallons of water
they have been able to effect a satisfactory control of these insects* It is
expected by County Agent Heuok that each grower can convert his cane into syrup
and satisfactorily substitute this home produced material for the brown sugar -
water solution as a carrier for the tartar emetic poison. This is a bait spray
and is uuaully applied by the growers when the first signs 'of injury are observed
at the base of the plaJ~ and repeated at weekly intervals throughout the season,

_ _* I

TIFTON, GA. Information of interest to cattle feeders has been re-
leased by workers at the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station here showing
the live weight gains obtained from grazing several annual summer and winter
pastures. In the annual summer pasture test, results of six years work show
kudzu produced 112 pounds more beef per acre than dat-tail millet, its nearest
rival. As an average of six years, kudzu produced 260 pounds gain per acre,'
Cat-tail millet 148 pounds, soy beans 103 pounds, common lespedeza 89 pounds,
and velvet beans 42 pounds. The fesuits bf the annual winter pasture test dur-
ing the winter of 1940-41 show a m ,xture bf oats and Hairy vetch nearly twice as
productive as any other crop in'the test, Live weighb'gains per acre Were for
cats and Hairy vetch 160 pounds, Abruzzi rye 83 pounds, rye gtass 56 pounds, and
oats following common lespedeza 49 pounds,

MONTICELLO, FLA. County Agent E. N. Stephens has raoently announced
the results of a demonstration showing the value of blue lupine as a green
manure crop preceding corn. The demonstration was conducted on the farm of J. S*
Oder and was designed to show the value of correct seeding ani fertilizer appli-.
cations. The rate of seeding was varied from 50 to 150 pounds per acre and the
several plots were fertilized with a complete fertilizer, basic slag, phosphate
and potash, phosphate'alone, potash alone, and a no fertilizer plot. From this
and other experiences, LIr Stephens recommends the use of 300 pounds of 16 to
20 % superphosphate on clay soils and 300 pounds of 16 to 20 % superphosphate
and 75 pounds of muriate of potash per acre on sandy soils, with a rate of seed-
ing from 50 to 75 pounds. Mr. Stephens recommends that the lupine be turned
under in Jefferson County by the last week in February and that corn be planted
as soon after March 10 as seasonal conditions permit. The previous maximum
yield of corn on the demonstration farm was 10 bushels per acre while the 1942
yield following the lupine was 44.9 bushels per acre.

FORT M ERS, FLA. County Agent 0C Ps Heuok, endeavoring to increase
the production of coconuts on trees in Lee and surrounding counties, is planning
to conduct a series of tests with miLor elements this year* Mr* Heuck is in-
oluding common salt, copper sulphate, sulphate of potash, manganese sulphate,
zinc sulphate, iron sulphate and magnesium, singly and in various combinations,
in these tests. It is his plan to prepare these materials and combination of
materials in small amounts in small cloth bags to be placed at the base of the
fronds in the bud of the trees. It is also probable that other tests with these
same materials will be conducted by spraying the fronds or leaves of the trees'
'jith the acute shortage of shipping space, interest in the possibility of coo rr-
oial coo nut production in southern Florida has been revived, and it is thoug:'r
that economical ways of increasing the .number of nuts produced per tree might aid
in establishing a new industry in this area. Leading business men cooperating
in this work are R. E, EartSz, J. B. Johnston, and Fred J, Wesemeyer.

258N, 751
November 3.5, 1942,

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