Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00124
 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: March 1, 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).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00086632
Volume ID: VID00124
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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AgrPiOultura Department
Jacksonville, Florida

'., B. O'Kelle.y H. H Shansa
'General .grioultural. igent AgricultUrl Agent

V. V NO. 5 Maro' 194r

CHIrEFLzt, FAl, Several months ago the Chiefland chapter of
Future Farmers of Amerioa adopted as a part of its program the establitabeit
of a memorial forest dedicated to the memory of the late Mr.. J. Franklin
WillissLa J)., who was for many years State Supervisor of giouiltural 3du-
ati4on, which position he hild at the time of his death. Early in his pro-
feasional career ir. Milliams served as Principal and Teacher of Vocational
agriculturee in the Chiefland High School. ;. number of his students are now
engaged in teaching agriculture in high schools in the State and in other
agriculturEl field's. The decision of the local Future Farmprs of .merica
Chapter to establish a permanent, living memorial to him shows the high
esotem in which he was held in this oomu~anty and will receive the .pprobiir
tion of his friends wherever they mcy bbo

The Qbcpter, vith a membership of fifty-five, has purchased twenty-
eight acres of land on the iaaatee Springs Road, about 1 1/4 miles west of
the school, for which it paid $420 cash. ;J)out half of the land is cleared
and the remainder is woodland. During laboratory classes cnd after school
the boys have fenced the tract and will construct 8-f%, fire lines to protect
against woods fires ,Ath seedlings furnished by the Florida Forest Service
they have already planted 4~000 pine seedlings, 8 x 8 ft. apart, on half Of
the cleared lana. The bl'-ce of the cleared land will be planted to poeaute
this spring* and next year will be set tq slash pine seedlings, as will open
spaces in the wooded area to establish a full st6nLd The Stite Forest Ser-
vice aided the boys in fcriaulpting their plans end has instructed them on
the beet methods of planting,

This project is being developed by the Chiefland Chapter v;ith funds
acquired from profits made on productive projects during the wk*. Chapter
officers are Kenneth Grah, m, President; Conrad UOenst Vice-Presidenfy lynn
Vaf 2nd Viee-6)esident H Lrshel Brookins, Seoretary; Jases Grews, Treausrer,
P. T. Dicka, i4vise Mr.icks believes th-.t a memorial forest is a very
appropriate tribute to a man vho rendered such great service as did Mr. W'l-
liams to the cause of ~igrqultur:-1 education in the State, especially sine
there is such great need for forest conservation and development ~ all iseoo
tions of the 8tat'e.

To control blue mold on .tobaoo beds the *plant bed aon be' dusted
twice a week with 15 percent ferm.ate made with pyrax as a filler.* otr pound
of dust per 100 square yards of bed is okay when the plants are saill, ne
end one .half to two pounds being better as the plants grow large're Dusting
must be started before blue mold appears and continued twice weekly ntil
plarit are ready to sp Farmers -;ho prefer to spray ccn se faste powder
suspended in water Three pounds of pure fermate, not the Io per cent dusw,
in 100 gallons of water gave the correo; proportions. Use the spray the same
day it is prepered, sprr.yiag twice weekly** Dr, w B. TisdaX'f

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SARABOTA, FLA. -* Commorcial celery growing in this important produc-
ing section was stertod in 1928 whon tbo PIlmir Corporation began the develop-
mont of a sawgrass lake immediatoly eost of the city, which was drained by
construction of a cant.l into Sarasota Bay, and a number of feeder canals to
remove the excess wator and to irrigate tho fields during dry poriodso Since
that time this kne grown into ono of .the lording colory-produoing areas in the
State, with about 1400 aoris of rich mu.k land devoted to this orop, with an-
nual shipments of about 1800 to 2000 cars

Prior to the 1937-38 Soeson Golden type celery was grown exclusively.
Palmer Forms was among the first in the State to oxporimont with Pascal typo,
which is a green oolory, During the 937-38 Season a 10-aers experimental
planting of Pascal was mdde, and ttwo years lator plantings of this typo amounted
to about 75 aoros. Pascal proved to be a very vigorous grower, a hoevy yielder,
and loss susooptible to .dr.go by diso.sos than was tho se.lf-blanching typo.
At that time the principal obstacle uqs reluctance .of the tr..de to accept greeoon-
typo celery, and Pasoal had a taugh time winning acoptanco at first boocuse
consumers were accustonmd to the Goldon or bleached varieties. As its high
qAality has boon rooognizod by consumoe's its popularity hoe incro.sod, and
Pascal is now the chief sellor in nrny northern cities In rocont years Sara-
sota celury growers havo boon planting more and moro Pascal, which comprises
about 75 por cont of the crop horo this soesona

The growing of Pascal brs also spread to other important colory
producing areas in the Stato whoro coroago of this typo has increased rap-
idlyo Oolory growore and ship.ors say that iascal is a bettor product than
tha Goldon, that it is moro orisp, loss stringy, and has larger amounts of
Vitamins A r-d 0o Bouthorn markote havo been sorowhat slow to accept pascal.
Palmer Yorms Growors Cooperativo Association, largest celory producers in this
aroa, reports that a wide advertising and promotion dcapaign is making progress
in overcoming the Southorn projudico against green coelory

JACKSONVI3IB, FIV, -- arch 1 8 is being observed as National 4-H
Club ooeek This week is boing observed by Club memborp throughout the country
in their own programs mootings before Civic groups, on the Radio, and rural
boys and girls who are not receiving the benefit of the training offered 4-H
Club members are boing urged to join the organization The purpose of 4-H
Club ':oek is to focus attention on the groat work mrubors have done in improv-
ing themselves, improving the agriculture of the Stito and Nation, and contrib-
uting to the progroaess d _oll-boing of their coraunity, their State and their

Leaders throughout the lcnd who are interested in the rural youth
of the country shore Proeident Truman's views when hv statos that the 4-H
Club constitutes rn outstanding body of youth aiming at worthwthilo goals in
lifo, and as a oheraotor building influence, tho 4-H Club is unsurpassod.
Congratulations for a job well donor should go to all 4-H Club members and
parontoa local 4-H Club leaders, and County and Home Dmonsntration Agonts for
their high aims, efforts, and accomplishmonts in hoping the future rural oit-
isons of our country. In dvory oo.munity whoro 4-H Club work is carried on
it is an integral part of tho social, economic "nd educational life of the

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