Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00114
 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: October 1, 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: VID00114
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 O ,A14
Jcksonville, Florida ,

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Oea t AgriaulturalA AgricultaU

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As yet unknown to most gardeners and farmers is a e3rit of quash
Whioh, on the basis of tesulte of trial plantings during the past two yerta
would ste to have a definite picoe on many farm in the Southeas. thLis
*9aseh belongs to the group called sushawe, a apseiss that ilatides enVsel
wleti.a of winter, squash. It was firat grown in this country in 193& .by ws
Geei. 8. itohyi, Agronomist at the Florida Agrioultural xportfla t Sttion,
GainsaillB, fiorida. Since the sood for tho original plontiag ws obtained
*gO. a mis8ianft who had returned from Africa, Ms. Ritobsy allWd it O*Afri9s
igLh*, under whioh mm seood were seat out for trial phattrUgs in thoiao
'ealy agortiaAntl tests it vis found that the plants wado a hWavy growth
vinos. whish set largo orops of fruit* A half aore in 1935 yielded at t atO
ot %tJ tons por acre. This planting was on sandy loam soil, w4th @No shwslfti
of jttod barnard mouwro added at the time of formation of the Mad limos
whch was the only fortilisor used. Howovor, gonorally roeoanndod praotiAo is
tho mue of 800-1200 pounds por ooro of a 4 8 fortilisote
fruit from original plantings woro quito irrogulavr in shapo and eizo,
trying from pgar-ehapod to mnorly round acnd weighing fra Z i/2 to 35 poueads
the fi NtUr fruit Cts a thin ehrd shell whioh protoets it from d4oan i hcO bar
Waitd and hanlod carefully to ovoid bruising or breaking the sholl iaxprieaese
uha aihon thnt thoy ay bo kopt at lost six to eight months without serious do-
tariorrtion whan stored under a dry wo1 ventilated sholtor e By solotl.on oer
6 period of 'svoral years Mr. Ritohoy has dovelopod a strain with groator uni-
fbraity as to shapo and siose Likowiso Dr. 0. L Isbtl Hortioulturist with
the Alabsim Agricultural Exporimont Station at Auburn, Alabola has dovolopod
and rolo r:ed on lmprovod strain undor the namo *Alagold pumpkin, With tho
legld oan attoit bbts boon mado to produce c strain with snatur fruit s arWud
tivo p6undid The anturo fruits aro slightly boll, dumb*ell, to cgUtdribal in
ape with a 4ery large per oent of flosh, tnd with a sall sood cavity losated
tow.ad thb blossom and. Tho flosh is of fine, firm texture, and has a dep ,
ibch yellow color* DJ. Ijboll states "it is ono of tho riohost voege~ bltoQ yet.
koRw in ~arotndriwhiaoh-furnishos Vitamin A"*
In thb bolibf that Afrisan squash is a. rop that ean be suoeosesaty
a" profitably grown by gardonons and f'armire i the Soethoasl not only for
imea food but also as a tonnage crp for canning and livestock ftod theo Agri-
Oultural DepartMont of the Coast Lno hbs suppliod soed for'appooximatoly 175J
trial plantings in its territory in Floridai Goorgia, and Alabaii duriftg th
past two. yoars. While all trial plantings hevo not boon suoeesrftl duo ia msoM
iastaneoa to wavorablo weathior inBxporlonje of groIowL in solo 8 ting st tubl
soils, ain othor:a faore ontoring into tho growing, of any new mop, repols Lrom
*?oporatoro afrt Manimously to theo oafot that thoy Ceo so -well p1ocsad thq
have saved Mood d will plant gain in 1947. Whil*lZfre he stW Irintld tShoy
*fll havo a sell uatupla of seod, most groWora say thoy oxpeQt to use theti ,
entire pplosi of eood tc oelargo their plantings, M y havo giveo mature
fruits or see to friads and aui4boar who doeiro to grow some Afrirws squJ h
SMot yost*

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A study of reports of pope shavo that bast toults, b o aesst
c*tsimed *=o pUAsad a sisoamW1y fertil, Val dmiaind OaO 3o4M
ad SLVMa 0A AUY liboral applimlm"a of a P"d r,*So feil604at.
Wavy *U types aft lUka to booMs too *et an diat ad too dry $0 "U lU10
0'i Now"C of bereyuz aof "wedo u forliafters halt* 00RaIaMM ok t$eN
btiv&. beedoia of m..s *Vs* fit adisoaso and 1o4t di40ng8 0 o for We
kw fagn pt t i' so $xdmaseoUsth leaves have beo n a tta d bYlwhat .oopwa
- Uteri o" ulted 'bU t*A. Si.. this meadition seam to dvevlop Wider weather
W sgbssL. soondition uildleo to thos that proste the dQTeloDo**O 600
tMDOmese ad N$UMi* Of other V&43 stops, 0o0-l02d WbOig MY be MaoUOd by
ssmiaw w~aS.1 NIOrEOrI nom am of owfUt. destrtstiao m ofatW PlantO S n
d4sessae- 5 be" dmwsved or ropertod by oasoorstiag Srowsr* Te n.4orily 49
tb9 l grom"r. Poprtod tQia oaPortoagd no Sreious ditfiutioS f2r* di 600*0a

.0 abo*.. Lafostod aso Atfrior squask is *u)oGot to rootWMo4t.
*w~Vor, the plant sande out lng t rolling ruwrws wihih tclw -root at sow of
th madoo mseiher the wimag, ad add to tAe toedor toot mrstan. At lsooso
get aropoted the w tOtif -Of the riesa at the Rod*e onablad his plantiq to
Me C bi at~" 4s"y4$9 the fast th usia Vmot system w" hecfl)4 ihieoavily t
es*'ib tSm WINreo Vhi* maeu is mea diffisat ta tsow eust h love
b)aoo *e008 08 O orted em Md... squash. `=a i0 9 t4V LO e. pSis3M
Wmum *"i"*hed the tuelor "ombe, the blo" I, and mall frisitti p .os moo 4
perrst06 of OWr "Oporetos' o ated any dmsmgo by issootse At loUnst me
011e d two"t witb h pIshle waom reports the oft later disappeared, the yisas
made a esOWa gmth, and wat a nod srope. Based m "aparlesdo gained duttag
UW pes *0 yewen it ito boliovod that Afriesa aqua* shoamuld bo planted *boo*
tbe fine ma sm* ps of son aid watornolses ata usually p1a014ud As tbD loftt

ON ?r trVikIg teot"". f reports of GOOpoMUste is the umi- amu*
um~meb $omlmo e On thO b"h OSLAY Of thV 9 rut 4ies 0he YOOM, S0ous fW60
Woft ud 4 e sOImeh, and the naMtre faws Wore prepoEd in a aWo & otFr
V3ft bA a r* ati0 o L" high nor oontoat and cay be used o as a Sob$6$
$40e JoW f ts. 2% is at es "gpod quality steed, &aft *sselles" ;4e ca
mmV be OUNK" Ulm woolt potatoes fevwral may they have baked and famd Vt.
Z4,24 In *eamalg tests it kas been olassed, suoer ior Oais osmcw.4 with
040nard ea$m&sm ugr' ,k~ia gross In the North. one oanmr at XomsuIs, klabamev
ulis asod sevoX tas s 3in 45 reported ]Oal housewivesa took his .iot #Uo ps
and he 940 Vsable to suPpy t6h d@MaUd. He has onlarged Uis growing and "Mang
ep.4ms this year, and ia aongged in seleaotlg a suiftrior abanmig steele.
det4 4sWe aVaOJbl. Ua to t1Va feediag value of ijtrimaa srsh1 At is
bi~.Iiv Cto be a good suesuloM food for dairy battle, and.probably has somi4er
aMe mwg41 as a toed for hop. and poultry.

Vewtk do*t$ ome at tho prinaipal rease why Ioaun "quMobb at
oaimod nmm wvdeaprad papamrifty is the Lst toh$t sed dealetrs rVtM t$M
A#Wutost hav, bot statampued and oftprod the seed* VtostpI ew Snos hat had
't obAtis seed toota# c~ graom who vjse usually *Pntcted only of~r dligsmat
Uaqia~rU0 is maderstood that secao sad dealers wMI of$,*very United sup-
Vutes ot sed the o yan r too*. otdhr as ifrsa esomao or Aa#l44 pVaqIbia, As
iA to poyt~d Vie domed ter seed will oomod the avaiobto sepply,, w&os ha&'*
tending to maks o*"as a sml traVW pMA&i in tha- Bprg of 1g ot wll do well
to arraga to obbtain seed as early as pos,"Sib.

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