Title: Agricultural field notes
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00088
 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: September 1, 1945
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: VID00088
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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UtR ALA The oomeraial production of ALAYAM product
ro IbA, i l quility cured aweet potatoes according to pooeess dewploapod
aboatoy and pareC&te in pilot Plant at the Alabaam grioulta gL
Station he&I offers diatinat opportunities to eterpriaing stood
ae interested in produoin new, healthful, and mutritiot foeds#. &e
S9f raeartlhYworeres, at the institution, Over a period at yir .ar
6 L. are, Head of the Horticulture and Forestry Departent, Iu i,
ad gomfto e, 2a worked out the teohaioal problema connoete
MAtLioa of Al~im rodlnot, and aseabled, or designed and built '
equipment to hadle h operation in the prooeas. At least two
aOhbinrWyt ManufurMra have Indioated they will be prepared to
upply equipment tor a cootinuous operation when the domnd for pr -
Amotg the promising Alayam products produced in the TilC4 Plau
it .r4tablashment early in 1944 are laUamt in both powdered and
breakfat foods, fruit and ant tafftle, sandy bare, oookies, sad n ter
With pepased aeet potatoes as the principal ingr dienat Publi aeSg- V.A
tests throughout the 80uthoast, in the JErst, North, and Central Wet
eodaeuotd in cooperation with leading food stores with quite favoulap
Ptent covering the proom was granted to Alaabma polyte eohb o Z M
has been transferred to Auabra Research Foundation, Znoo, the Beard of
eoaposed of ao n meamber of the staff of APZ, with Dr, Ruus el 8.* .e .
tore The taantion of the Foundation is to evaluate the praetLiSeebt .'
searoh tiaMding and to act as a laion organization in working ou~ 4ith
oeroial conoeras arrer.uments to place into actual operation ths roeatsa4t
merktortiot roeearch findings To obtain an unbiased appraisal of the
the Foundation has had a detailed study of the Pilot Plant operati ea~rl -
a .eU1 kae fime of industril engineers which has already made fe l
of its findings in matters relating to the technique of the proceos,
Labor, and indirect costs incurred in the several operations in tho
of each of the Alayam prdinse. The studies are of Pilot Plant
the oniansers haei pointed out eoveral .iproveomate that ean be
in a commercial plant hrt will roduoe production oats.

T.he huidattm hea fomumlted a poUl~ to govaer' .tthe .
eaits oooriag thbe Mamfote. r of .Aaya~ prodmap. sand is noa pslul i
gotiate with wall faueed, reapose&ib oonm. or gVrtep* |ho
developed with the ts of pblie fuad at a Btl iatet AtiLoa, #d-
tion haI indicated that very efftet wll be made to haoe rme .4 eMl-
produets plants established in AlPbam. However it hbr aXeo 4*k1:
reoEmaqts wiAl bo negotiated with teood proaasuers in ether \ fta
deaon -a eatirb to have on or rlo in eamerrw l p iLantse t aB l
S n operation a a soe ta peoeM a that they Ms p epItaefs~ awA
*teUady 4eam prMeset -a *aebit'taiaeeb atadbVijn 4;4R40patud rl

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M-aU1m gAs fwming a a s hobby tafts into a U tea *aft,
A-", ,.epaidbei the aeivities of W. q Mn J. Oallary .sr a--
s BLe fSpiae irm, one of BGorgia% w*iSthiast Men, who retired t4st"hpa4
of endeavor to devoto his life to aotheo~. tilo still hMwUlAN: K"-
&a*W of C6lUway Mila, ZiO., LaGranes, GOoorga, a family inahittUtUaki9en t
hW. teatLOe mill have ownusead maUh of Georgia'M 'ottoa orop for MtWm 1W ^
half coatwy, Mr. Oallaway acquired about 2500 aore4 of eroded f ?trW4b i4 :
built a mo*e3 t ooutage at Bluo Springs whoro he oauld spend weoakefit BO'VS4k
Bui aei UpSpeas l d4tioO. Ho has sinco rotirod as atLive head of Oall.aut -"
l; iL aad gLvon ip all busihoes oonnootions, oxoopt his positions as a diwiSF.
Of the Unitod 8-tos Stoel Gorporation and of the Ohomioal Bank A Trust 4Ctf -' .'
t. Now York, to devote his efforts to building up Goorogia as ruZiaOw ft atw

About sxi yoare alg he started a small farming oportiew at .4 ;,
apriage Ea&S to aoo what ho' could do toward rostoring tho badly orloda
laMds to prodtatidity. 1H has sinco expanded his holdi e to noar-10$.
sress, with about 3000 acroo in cultivation and the .roaiador ;o for m *t
protootion from firoo Heo says a Govornment survey in 1902 showed .hate ot&,~
wlro more than 1.00 thriving farm famndlios living on and faraAng th*'eUMIl
noa comprise Blu6 Springs Far e. lUdor a one rop.ootton syaiam of~ i1
soil depletion and orosion wore so aovero only a dose owners and a -''
930 1wlt left 04 those farmateads ion h bought thoanovon yQaras i
thaSroro<, that tho, gross inoose from thoso farms amountd to oly.i
year, while tho gross Inoeomo of Bluo Springs Farm this your is oapos
roaeh *3oo,00oo. '

M. (allaway he taken oU3, twrn out, gullied land, oloared aS .i
4~d with bulldoseor, planted to paronnial and rosooding logunus inOalwi b
oariB a OoovoLt, kadau, sarioea and annual lespodoesaa and alfalfa, Thee. .1 *
SUaoa are harVrstod with a traotor-drawn harvoetor whioh outs, hoops, atd ;
the material into trailers in which it is carried to the large moeha ds:L .-
hydrator wheao it is driod, ground, and bagged ready for shipment, Dua'#'
harvoat sason the dehydrator is oporatad 24 hours a day, five drys a woq.,. m
Approxiatoly 3000 tons of kudzu, alfalfa, soy bean, and eoriooa loaf ma .:l ;:
with maximum earotin oontont, is produood during the season which finds a. "
ready umarkot at around $65 per ton. Ho is extending the noroago of legumes
with a goal of at least 2000 aoros which he says will afford sufficient raw
material to operate tho dehydration plant to capacity over a anximum hargpro
season All operations on Blue spring Farms are mochanisode : .
Carrying out further his plan of growing poronnials ho has 75 aqraqf
of Museadino grapes, Seuppornong and Hunt variotios, whiah he sells at .a tiz i
erativo prices to winerios. Likewise he has made sizable plantings of a:~it''-.'
berries which ho markets in naor-by mrrkots at satiefactory prioos. He o L -" .
liovos those fruits as well as figs and possibly other have a plaoe on 6iteM- .
small fa R in the Statoe, o thinks processing plants wll afford a pr ai : "
outlet for thoso fruits.

Another intorosting foaturo of Bluo Springs Barms is tho ra. s.t:
turkoys and ducks. This yoar 4000 Broad-Broastod Bronao turkoyas, and .. '
MIllard duke will be mrlhotod. All of those birds aroe laughtorod, r ow .a
and individually wrapped in Ory-OMVa or oselophano, sharp fro6aa, hoe4d ,; -
ero ston go until shipped to fill orders. They are all marketed diso to' '
soensunors, and Thainksgvagivig and Bistms ardors already on file will tcimIa .'
the turkeys they will be able to supjqy this yoar. During tho Thatug tug t.
Christme season those froeon ooreassos aro shipped by oxpross througho k '"-.
oastorn hal of the country in insulted cardboard boxes, usually without .
.. -: if. o e af ter kind of r trigoration. -
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