Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00113
 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 16, 1946
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: VID00113
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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IUMIIQON 1 ,. .* ZI wat manou Wed today by ir. R. J. Doi, Vien .
President, tht Jmes R. Shatdo las been appointed Agricultral agent forit4e
GOast hLie witJbb ,~r*e d ters in AJoksonville, Forida. Mr. Stands' work iw U
beo lnSouthern vision territory udWortho dirootion af '- B. B e OO loyA-k
anI Agitevltuu4l Agnt, who suporvisos agricultural dovolopmont work of tho
Rilred. in tao lSates of Florida, GoorgL, and AlabDa.*
Mr, IBntds oopae to tho Goost Lino from Spcrta, laoook s ou.by,
O-strg~ who ho served as Oounty Agricultural Agont for bout two and onemo-lf
yoaw. WUhil Agont in Ibnok .CouLn kMr. $hands aas instruamatel in avit.ag a
AebdoiM. lk plant -adjeo a poot potato nd food dohydrating plant stab-
1 Ub d in lparta, and dovolopod a market for fiold poas for annaij, It iJ ow-
tiiatod that ianseo deivod from the solo of milk, root potatoes, and fiold
Peas by ncoasook County farorss this year ill 0o4 onoe-1at tho value oif all
farn products produood in the county at the i his omploymoant ow County
Agont* At that time ootton was tho only oasb crop produood in the oaeuAty
Mr. Stands is a ative of Floreneo County, South Carolina. f) is a,
grduato ofa Clemson Collogo with a Badoelor of oionoo Dogrem in Vooctiowml
AgroiuMb o aduoationa Folloeing his gmdation at CGlmson and prior to his
o6narNaba with the Agriulturalt4 xtaenion Sorvico in Goorgia ho taught ASti-.
e 4tro in North Oarolina' igh Sohools for six years, While at Norton Groeo
in aSpasca County, he organisod his school district into a one variety
oomaunity and oxpandod tho eobool vocational dopartmont to include a
iwtnrn, woil oquippod shop. Whorovor ho h boon stationod he bha booni stive
*-.hurdch, ivit~ and youth organisation.i
J,, ACKSOW E F LA. Official report proparod in cooporatio. with tho
Florida Cao or s Assooiation was roloased today by Mr. W. As. Dualap DiatrI t
.an gor, Buroan of Foreign. and Doaoetio Commaroe, which shows tho mounts of
g petauit and orang s uilisod and the volumo of paok of grapefruit sogments
A .d l io, lorngP Juioo and o qabi tion juieoo by Florida canners during the
3945-46 Sasfto., ;Aooordia :tsj4 his report florida cannore usod 21,824.79 tfiold
baws of agpofrvit atn 1 2 ,0537 field boxoe of oranges or a total of
400BTl3ttj fld4 baet of the two oomhWind during the past season. This means
that Q ppfMt Bl s por ooat of tho ostinatod total orop of florida grapofruit
M 37 por-)iws 4,ot eorago arop. as ueod by oca ors during the 1945-46 Seasmcn
The pek whoa oonvortod into oasos of 24 INo 2 Oam per easo totaled
486183.8 ai s ua vOlUMe oif Okok orange Juiso la with 18,430,82> oaslss
followed by grapefrut Ju-igee th 5,O69,0O56C oBses, eoAnctios tJul. 12,267,486
marenR, and grapoft*tm eoi nts 2,406i524 oasos. It is undiosto d that thoem
data do not lcudeo trutt uead by processors in the proporotioa cf Juiae ciGoaa-
tatos, froan Jue and and gmcmt, or tangerines which woreo roeoseod ia appro-
otable gaAtity for the f;rst tine during the 1945-46 season.

ALBANY, GA. During the past several seasons a number of large pecan
growers in this important producing district have used shakers in harvesting
pecans. These devices are such time and labor savors the demand for them is
now rather widespread and many growers in other largo producing areas will use
thom this season. It is believed that it is matter of only a few years before
all large poean growers will b3 using them. in the past bamboo polos wero usod
for knocking the nuts from the troops, and small growers continue, to use this
method. For large scale operations this method is slow and laborious, and some
grower believe that knocking the nuts from the trees with polos not infrequeot-
ly results in natorial damsge to the orqp of the following yeqk boanuse of dam-
age to the now woods

Thoro aro savoral typos of pooan shakers being manufactured but all
of thom use the same gonoral prinoiplo and are powered by a tractor. Tho pooan
shakor is a devise that my be installed on the front of practically any fanm
tractor. It has an eccentric or off-center shaft driven by a bolt from the
driving pulley of tho tractor. A rod is fastened to the ocoentria with a wire
able 30 to 50 foot long on the and of the rod for attaching to the troo. OCv-
orod with oonvae belting, burlap, or old rubber hose, the end of the oablo is
fastened around the tree or limb and the tractor is moved book until the cablo
is taut. The driver then sots tho brake, release the clutch, and onpggos the
pulley clutch. Tho motor is spooded up for a short time and the jerking motion
of the cable vibratos the tree or branch so vigorously practically all the nuts
are shaken off* A pecan shaker will do the work of sovoral mon, variously ee*
ti ted at 10 to 25.

L. H. Stover of Fruitland Perk, Florida, who has boon exporimonting
with native grape seeoodlings and seedlings of crosses with native grapes as
root stocks says he is coavincod that a conmroial grapo industry can be devel-
oped in Florida with the use of easo of the native root stocks.

JACKSONVILII, FLA. Many tobacco growers used chemicals last year to
control woods on their tobacco plant beds, and whoro rocommanded procedure was
followed generally satisfactory results were obtained. Doubtless others who
have not previously used chomicals on plant beds plan to do so this all*. As
the time for applying the chemicals is almost hero interested growers aro ad-
vised to consult at an early date with the local County Agent regarding tho
proper chomioals to use, procedure to be followed in their application, and ob-.
tain or porfoot arranomonts for obtaining the nooessary matorials. Calcium
Oyanamid alone at the rate of one pound por squaro yard of bed, or Uranon and
dCloium Oyananid together at the rate of one pound of Uramon and Ono-half pound
of Caloiun Cyanamid per square yard of bed are the materials and rates of appli-
cation recommended by research mon who worked out this method of weed control>
They stress the great importance, in 0bot, the neooessity of applying the chori-
oals at least 60 days and preferably 90 days prior to, date of seooding the bode,
which eans that tobaooo plant bods should be rnde ready and treated early in


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