Title: Agricultural field notes
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00038
 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 15, 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: VID00038
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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JACZXMCVILIt, 14. A recent statement by IT. T. 8. Buie, Regional
Conservator, Soil Conservation Service, shows conclusively the great benefits
cooperating farmers in the Southeaot are deriving from the adoption of a com-
Plete system of conservation farming. To obtain a oroes section of what is
happening a survey of 1,829 widely scattered, typical farms in soil conserva-
t.ion districts in the Southeast was made. The survey included an average of
2 or 3 years preceding the. development of conservation plans, and 2 or 3 years
since the adoption of ocneervation farming. On the farms surveyed cotton acre-
age declined 19, but yields increased 30.8% and total production 5.9%. Like-
wise, the acreage of corn was reduced 19,97, but with an average increased
yield of 7*1 bushels per acre total production increased 14.3%@ Gooperators
in soil conservation districts in the peanut growing sections have not only
increased their peanut acreage'to meet war demands, but have at the same time
boosted their acre yields. The acreage of peanuts on the farms surveyed in-
areased from 7,278 too9,066 oares, while the yield per ocre was boosted from
787.5 to 939.7 pounds, or 19.3V. A most striking thing revealed by the'survey
is the large, increase in livestock, The number of cattle increased 82%, hogs
62A, and chicken 60W. Obviously, this increase did not occur overnight it
accompanied, ar closely followed, thi pasture improvement work and establish-
ment of hay and other feed crop sources as provided for in the detailed con-
servation plans for these farms As these new sources of feed became available
the farvera began to increase their livestock. The srvey shows that produc-
tion of perennial hay increased 267%, annual bay 81%, improved pasture 215%;
that land in uIdzu was boosted from 517 to 12,732 acres, i services lespedesa
from 827 to 6,816 acres; a R tiet the amount of grazing afforded by legumes in-
Orelaed 253.* Furthermore, the areage of oats increased 10% and the average
yield per aore was boosted frcra 27.3 to 3395 bushels Through selective land
use and mWProved crop rotations in which soil-building legumes suph as leaped ea
arotalaria, blue lupine, vetch, and clovers were used orop yields have been

AUBURN, AI.. Praof J. o. Grimes, Animal Husbanddman ith the xprl-i
meat Station here has released results of his latest feeding test o=paring
oorn and sweet potato meal in fattening steers. Two lots with 10 steers in
each' lot were used in the test. Both lots were fed the same nwber of pounds of
feed, the only difference being that one lot received corn meal aid the other
an equal number 'f pounds of sweet potato meal. Both lots received a protein
supplement of cottonseed meals scrghum silage, and a mineral mixture of steam
bone meal, arnble dust, and Salt. The corn meal fed steer .gained more rapidly
during the early part -f the test than did those receiving iaeet potato meal,
but during the last 28 days the gains of the two groups were almost exactly the
same, For the 120-day feeding period the steers recevVing sorn meal gained an
average of 1.68 pounds daily and those receiving sweet potato meal 1.54 pounds,
. The results of this test indicate that sweet potato meal was approximately 92%
as efficient in producing gains on steers as was earn meal. Prof. Grimes says
that in this test odon meal was more palatable than sweet potato mealj that the
steers in the corn meal lot would have cons umed more feed had they not been
limited to an amount equivalent to the consumption in the sweet potato meal lot;
Sbut that as the feeding period advanced the consumption of sweet potato meal in.
Creased so that at the end of 120 days the steers were eating eleven pounds of
0reet potato meal daily,


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