Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00037
 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: June 1, 1943
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: VID00037
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 DbepaL4ent
Ja0ksonville~ Florida
B. Be 0Otb110 A. R* Howard
General AgriAultural AgA Agrioul~ul A at

JAMSPEWI A. Through the cooperation and financial support of te
Board of county Commissioners and'the Board of Education, gr A* Neeith
aWcoher of Vocational agriculture, is establishing community canning centers
at Jsper, Jennings, and White Springs. Zh each of these Oommunities suitable
buildpngs are being oonstructed, and when completed steam boilers and retorts
*a wel4 es other modern canning equipment aLll be installed* Uner WM. )No
S;it# Wp arvia en several bural War Production courses in food preserv4sa on
have UPe dy beea taught and upon oompletion of the canning kitoh*M it i sn-
pecied that others will be conducted.' The Ukoacns will be operate* a. a pgat
of the Vocational agriculture irogrP and any citizen of the county my ta~
surplus produce to the plant for canning under expert supervision. 0T S*AMn
should be oompal ed and ready for operation in time to save the Wlue eurplus
of vegetables and fruits which in the past lave too oftem been lost because of
lack of adequate canning facilities, thus making a vital contribution to the
food oonbersation program

sWraSjtS, Qt.L Prof. Z. A. lassey, Aninal Husbandaa, mosently
raeaased the results of his test test somparing air dried aweet potater4 WV
orn mea in the dairy ration. He shredded and dried the sweet potatoes ised
.in the experiment on a hard surface road at the Station and obtained an sx-
aellent produfot' He says 4i three trials at Georgia Zxperiment station
with potato meal, 48 head of cattle were put on test, and the double reversible
method was used. All cattle were paired as equally as possible as to Wpigi9,
breed, and length of lactation. The potato meal replaced only orn me l in
the ration. Teb sheck ratio contained oarn meal, wheat bran, ground oatoP
~ettonser' maal, peanut me2, and salt. All feed was moistened gnd taken well
at each Start. The total digestible nutrients were calculated and both ljts
were kIpb as evenly as posaebiA, each caw in each lot was comna td with another
ow in the other lotb roX"w the same stage of lactation Gattle receiving
potato Wiea produaed 93 parent morse milk than the check group, *rxaged 4.80
Oeret butterfat and an average daily gain of ,981 pounds per head. The
average bMtterfat for the cheok lot waA 4.60 and an average daily gain of .862
pounds pa ~e.ad, A richer.color was noticed in the potato meal milk and.butter.
'1Te butter produced from opw reoeiVing potato meal contained 7.42 more units
of Vitaijh A per g~am of batterfat then that produced by cows fed corn meal.
No digest e dieatu banoe waas shoP by the battle receiving the potato meal.
However, it was a more native d than the corn meal. It was noticed that
the cattle relished the potatoes hat were shredded in pieces about the size
of a natch stem more thai they 4d the finely ground meal"


SVITR 0AV~, FLA. At one of the sessions of the Florida State
Horticultural Society which met here recently Ir. J. Le Heid of the USDA
Citrus ProduceStation gave an interesting report on progress made by workers
at the Station here in developing new citrus fruit products* Among the new
products developed by these workers is pectin from grapefruit peel which is
now being made commaroially by at least one concern in the State, a bland
syrup from tangerines which he believes will prove superior to apple syrup
now widely used by tobacco manufacturers, citrus fruit oanfectiona, orange
juice concentrates and dehydrated orange juioe which retain most of the
valuable vitamins* Mr) Heid reported that Station x rkers have been en-
gaged'in a study to determine the amount of vitamins lost in canning orange
juie, and their investigations whow that the canners are doing an excellent
Job of preserving the valuable vitamin content d orange juice, the average
of all samples tested shoving that 97,4 per cent ct the Vitamin 0 eaiteAtt is
being retained in the canned orange juice*

TIFIONp GCA -* According to recent announcement of Dr. Glenn 17
Burton, Geneticist of the USDA who has been statioAel here at the Georgia OadalO
Plain ,Xperiment Station for several years, where he'has been engaged in deou
helping superior strains of grasses and other crops, a new and what is be-
lieved to be a superior strain of Bermuda grass is now being released to fale-
era who desire to try it. This new strain which has been grown by a number
of experiment stations and farmers under the name of Tifton Soeletion NO* 3?
has now been named Coastal Bermuda. Coastal Bermuda originated from seed harw
vested from Tift Bermuda, another strain developed at the Station here several
years ago, which was planted close enough to two tall growing strains of
'Bermuda qrass from South Africa and common Bermuda, thAt some natural cross-
ing oould occur* In describing Coastal Bermuda Dr* Burton says that it has
larger stems, stolons, and rhizomes with much longer internodes than common
Bermuc~ Its leaves have a characteristic light green color, are much longer
and form a more acute angle with the stem than do the loaves of Aommon Bermudas
Coastal Bermuda produces very few seed heads and is very resistant to leaf
spot diseases that cause the leaves of common Bermuda to turn dark and dies
He says Coastal Bermuda will grow on any well drained soil in-which common Ber-
muda thrive, and apparently is little affected by the soil reaction, having
been grown satisfactorily bWth on aci4 and "over limed" soils* it is more re-
sistant to cold, than are 4ter strains of Bermuda* In the fall of 1941 a plot-
of Coastal Bermuda that was out for hay on September 8 made considerable growth
survived several light freeses in the upper twenties and tas still quite greee
the second week in January at which time a 14 degree freeze killed all the
growth above ground This olaracteristio should enable Coastal Bermuda to
afford muoh more l~]e fall and early winter grazing than the common type*
Chemical analyses of Coastal Bermuda compare quite favorably with other grasses
in nutritive val~%a


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