Title: Agricultural field notes
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00058
 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: May 15, 1944
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: VID00058
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
Jacksonville, Florida tcWVC

vol. III No. 10 Ma1 '


TIFTON, GA. Leaf spot disease of peanuts is prevalent each year
throughout the producing belt and causes an important reduction in yields of
both nuts and hay* The disease partially, and sometimes almost completely de-
foliates the plants during late growing periods, thus preventing a full crop of
nuts from developing, and resulting in the hay being mostly stems without
leaves. After several years work on control measures, the Georgia Coastal plain
Experiment Station haa found a method cf effectively and economically control-
ling the disease by dusting the plants with sulphur or with 10-90 copper-sul-
phur dust, reports Director Geo. H. King. Director King says that where leaf
spot is prevalent the acre-yield of nuts is increased 15 to 25 per cent and of
hay 30 to 50 per cent by dusting. He points out that cost of the material is
small, amounting to about $1.80 per acre where sulphur dust is used, and about
$3.00 per acre where the copper-sulphur dust is used. He recommends that dust-
ing begin when leaf spot first appears, dusting at 10-day intervals, using 15
to 20 pounds per acre for each dusting. He says three dustings for Spanish
and four for Runners are usually sufficient, provided rains do not wash off the
dust and leaf spat does not develop before June 20o Workers at the Station
have found a 6-2-100 Bordeaux spray, used at the rate of at least 75 gallons
per acre, is also effective in controlling the disease. An interesting obser-
vation by Director EIng is that many farmers have found that the digging, even
of Spanish peanuts, may be delayed two veeks where the plants have been dusted
or sprayed.

BRAIENTON, FLA. At recent Annual Spring Field Day held at the
Vegetable Crops Laboratory here so that growers and agricultural workers might
observe results of work with numerous vegetable crops, Dr. J. R. Beckenbach who
is in charge of the work at the Laboratory reported that a new Iceberg type
lettuce known as Great Lakes made a very satisfactory showing in trial plantings
the past season. Great Lakes variety was developed by plant breeders of the
USDA and Michigan State College and was awarded a bronze medal in the 1943 All-
America growing trials. Its originators claim that it will withstand 5 Sel
peeshigher temperatures without tip-burn than will Imperial 44 or 847, and will
form firm heads free from seed stalks at these higher temperatures. From trial
plantings the past season, Dr. Beckenbach reported Great Lakes cut as high as
65 per cent marketable heads, it was more tolerant to heat than any other va-
riety grown, and it showed marked resistance to tip-burn. Based on his experi-
ence to date he believes Great Lakes can be planted on the mineral soils in this
area to mature at least as late as the middle of April, while, he says, Imperial
44 can hardly be depended on to head satisfactorily after the end of March.

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. Snall experimental plantings of soybeans by inter-
ested growers in Duval and near-by counties have been arranged by the Agricultu-
ral Division of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce in an effort to ascertain
whether soybeans can be successfully grown in this section. planting seed
along with proper culture for inoculating the seed has been furnished 22 cooper-
ating growers in Duval, Nassau, and Volusia counties, who have agreed to keep
simple records and render reports of results obtained. Four edible varieties
including Seminole, Tokyo, Aoda, and Bansei, and six field varieties, namely,
Mamloxi, Woodts Yellow, laredo, Arksoy, Clemson, and Yelredo have been included
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