Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00123
 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: February 15, 1947
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).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00086632
Volume ID: VID00123
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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J Agricultural Department
Jacksonville, Florida
2. O'relley J. H. Shande
General Agricultural Agent Agricultural Agent

Vol. VIyo 4 Februar 15, 197

JAGKSONVILa, FLAe Ir 1932 Mr. Geo. E. Ritchey, Agronomist at the
Florida Agricultural Experiment Station received a small lot of seed from a
missionary who had returned from 9riaa, with a note stating'that they were a
variety of squash or oushaw that grows abundantly on the African continent
wherer they bear heavy drops of edible fruit of good quality. The seed were
planted and a vigorous growth of vines with a good crop of fruit was obtained
mall lots of seed for trial plantings wera sent out by Mr. Ritchoy under the
mme *African Squash,0, In more raoent yecre a selected strain has been re-
leased by Dr. C. L. IsboXl, Horticulturist with Alabo a Agroiultural axporiment
station undor the name "Alagold Pumpkin"e

Believing that African squash offers opportunities for sucseqsful
culture by gardonors and fmnnors in the Southosat not only for homo use but
nioso as a tonnago crop for otnning and livoetock food, tho Agricultural. Dpcart-
msnt of the Coast Line hsa supplied a large number of sanplos of sood for trial
plantings in Florida, Goorgia, and Alabams during tho past two yoars. mhile
all of those plantings wore not successful bocauso of unfavorable weather in
saD instancose, Ink of proper attention, inoxporionoo of grovore in soloating
suitablo soil, and other foatore entering into tho growing of a now orop, ro-
ports fro* those tho roooivod thos3 sood reflect oonaidorablo onthusicam oer
the possibilities of th crop. i ftow typical comnonts of cooperators are
quoted. "the young fruit was used like a summer squash and liked very auoAh
Demopastrtions on niking pios using nature fruits have boon givon, and the pies
wre :delicous. oxturo of fruit is very fine and flavor axopllont. The fruit
i sweet and requires very little sugar for making pioes. "OW upmdthe esqush
both'green and nature and liked thm vory much.*" ''I have givon to many, of y
trionds and all praise thom highly." *This squash hIs a deofiiLto ploe in
Goorgiao' agriculture. There is a great future ahoed in our livoPtook ator_.
prisoe if this crop dovolops."

At lost two nationally-knor food processing congorne conduoted labt
oratory.toats to dotormino tho suitability of African squasf- in.proparod baby
oodo COno of those reportods "Tho African equash..was put to a thoaouga tost
Skitchoi with tho result that it placod docond behind our regular produce
e v but was superior to several other vcrietios on toot at tho smna time0o Wo
t add the color of the finished product from the Afrian squash was eotror -
.a good. The flavet was oweotor than any squash heretofore tested by use HoW-
T r, the flavor was so much differont,,it would nooassitato a complete pack of
S t variety aloe, and, as we understand it, tho squash has not beon :tesed'in
Northern oliBat.o*

Tho Agriiculturcl Doper'aant of tho Coast Line has aogdia ths year-.a
g tod supply of seod for free distribution to those along the line who nay
ire to mke small trial planting. Those intorosted in making sall pasnto
: should contact it. B. OQolloy, GOonral Agrioultural Agont, Jacksoaviiloi

JAWOKB MYUII, 12A, .bo VIatorinlon Growerse and Dlztribkators ACeooia-
tio hold Sits 33rd unptit4 wetft early ,Ar )is mpn4o with 150.1175. bors
Cram thi46oadd~ sk~isi in atoL(d11 pot:; "t&'. J. J* Prr/i*D, fr~sIMOat, A~dol, 0oOF-
gis, largo vgowa3oa skipper, pwesiaode Ho gciv@ it as his opinion that wetor-
nxilou1 kJt $be .paak of prie Iast mosona, iand. tha:t. vrowo ro will'bavo to hlqro*
liSty,- It:, y expect to roalizlike p.-os in A19479
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tion Divisin:#, f-uit cvd Vog.Acblo Brangh, UDSPA, lshingtoa, oxphbailsed pto-
shippzing ama and, Ixad2Mdn of zmloai. as woll as propor sizing rnnd gradsin&
Glear-ing anl pc*1ddimg-n r ;- 44m roatmant,9 tk&t. lanQtas' and iaaLwvemit in
.I Ti. i~:a 4yi~e~,: ai6*rS~6 6~1~t anger,~ 4!saoosatio n of ~.ri;i~P~r Ba~ri~toabs,
m U iaddfmod tho'mjmbaos t"t duringrt i*a*st hrbo: pCopsoias tha tpgwos
in ii *Soi4hoce St"vd-%baint &,llod- an to Iwndlo -an ovorWgO '(20,000. sa", Of
wator+molons annmUy, ogmi6ror withg about 13,000 oars anauql irvorap- forth6'
past domdo. He said this Iu boon dona at groat strain on anr supplioso How.,
ever, horpiTii Mija'Porano-O4th railroads. will oonfl4 their vory,bqoSt
qtfiYto. to+,,, brondl ha waho aorm*ain -rduwatioa i. jthis %wrillorye

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CoatEl asection of Goorgia aAd in similar aronsmys, ''& Otis tVooftrdt
Hoatioult~vist with the Goorgda Coastal P-l~ain pporimnt Otaon. ina tbis *rob,
thero ielP R. auft wuatiOiont O of gold- t4 giva them tho a'qi4rod reqt$ *'c4.
.sb4bSbUJ#Q typle ts thio* oa boot adaptq4 to this area, and otfoe 9,;i$ Oppotm.
twati'iom for :asoklmafI Piodsbstioa. vlaitungs of this. tyro v bon IonfiLod
1kcply to .ao6thorn Georiia and Alabawa,. 0nd, northern Ilori-t4a* Tui rbbWitiy.
sem tobO 4b`6'4Ubjat' to Xftot injury whero tovmporatutos qp'rioizmte tho$6 -Orf o
Ati~f~o'ra a ,Along tho beot vrriotioe -f this type under tost at tho Stiaoaa
bows aor* Morb i)HMgooc, Oiore, OIvons, Jacka, Joan# and Walker! iorttwsstl
taoseo 'virttios are not propagtod by oommoroipl anunooio.. and plants t*ht
hove-*MIA i ailablo wee ,propigote4 by- the Ad&vI'durtss vb9 orItwod th Mo or
tuo so 4ro. 6 pra Sosi~ng bluibokrios as a aobby*.
fansod on ft=y years of praotioal. oxornoants, )a. woodari ropo t`amt
bimbeborr'io ppotor a -maAo t, but Aot oxsoosivoly waft foas ?Thqy tba*rv taqt U
a 6ligbtly O4id soilk of a ligLhtf loaqy tyivo. roletivoly high in hiompsa.. o-"
40mwpsd the ure ol. stro4, *vilgoprous planted, proforably, 2, to'3 yociar old.* 'Tho
pZrr 8wU3 U to _w'Al atlodW with laaros, ogod sawdwst straw, or Amilar mi.'
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1"ossebypto oultivote nrefaliy during tho first two tr~thr;o yam* 90 sayis,
thRI g PIC*0 of tho Pob~tteye tyAq should be sot in 15-,fot chookog or thoy my,
bo got 14 row* 5 t oot "Aar and 34 t. oot In %bo- rowl.0


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