Title: Agricultural field notes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086632/00126
 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: April 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: VID00126
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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FW M lBS, $IA The growing of early sweet potatoes for the mar-
,ki waoh as started ai this .otsi during the var to -hlp e0t tihe urgent
ead fair food rat priven sufficiently remunerative to growers to ause thae .t
S asilnd the eorsage devoted to this crop*. Aoarding to Cer. p. Houak, county
Agricultural AgeNKt, who ias t4akn a very active part in the sweet potiito de-
v elpemnt, their e was oly.100 aeres of early sweet potatoes in Lee Oouity last
aa0son, e pared with appro~ietely 400 aeres this season, and he exports tho
ear.age devoted to this jopo naxt season to be still ftJftor expeaded,' T rough
th' help of Mr. Heuok, o00o county growers. obtained seed atooke of vry best .
quality of Utlit I porto ioo from Laiusiasa grweors reoemnidesd byI1 D. JIRiSt -
H.. Miller, Head of Horticultural Peooaroh, Lbuisias m state Univorsity, who do'
veloped the Utit I as .all as several other superior ettaiMn of wet' potatoes.
Ioh emphasis hs boo ptoe4 on the pgoducaoton a-c quality sweet potatoos for
the sarklot and use ct good saed stooks has onablod Leo County growers to d0

The practice of growers in this sootion is to obtain ad be tho soodl
potatoes in the early f1-t As soon as they are large enough draws *ro pulled
tfd set to the~fio le fromO which v-no$ ara- lator out for settIng tho aia ;lrp.
Olrltnerily fret does aot seriously danago the plants, an4 thebo cor ie ready
to arvoost dui ing y aY oeaorl' June boforo: new rop sweet potato aorei road
LIn the important coomms cial -rouoing seootions of 'other states,. Lest soeaon
total yields bavTgod around 215 'buIhels per acre, aooordiag to IVr.f,ouok, and
ho oxpoot yields to be o-ql4ly ies high, if not higher, this secsaa. Toepora-
tfuro through ta e fall ,aad moat ao tho Uinztor wore most fnavrabljo for thb-
growth and dov61i6pant of the orop. WHhilo frost -hich ooourred in ocrly Fob-.
ruowy killed tho loaves and portions of some vinos, rooeant inpootio 1 ivasUs
tho foot ;tet the orop n ew eoem to ]mvo ovorooame tho offoote of frost aid toes
a gaod brop of potatoes wet, eso- of which ar already No. 3 in l us.. p.
Ieuk boliovoe the rtop will beo ready to start bhrrvoating botwoon My and 10,
and is invitingpaorg.aetmo potate auyors to invostigt* the situation with
vie of establiAinig buyrag ad ahippingdopra tteage at Yrft Myorse ;,iB season.
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While it is true that national dE.tn4o t olls for mintanan ae od M4mw
ps vemoat of o0. travel, inland waterways, and highway, it should nom be overo
loohad tStt t tra'irads of the taLted Statote 4have, through the yours, boan
te groatoest rotor An, our dovolopmon.t, Not o wly is pomteo time do the raile
erty' the groat i4,k of the ftoighAt bad pas songor traffic,' but, during the ro-
oset waw the railroaede ad2ad Odro than 90 por' sent of the military efr4ght
and mtioro than 97 par ot at the filittzryj travol. aveordir to t$iatig tos from
4 roliableo oarSe, traisportation by-spas othor than -theo MaiS 1drooiad more
public monoy Apring tho. twenty yoars Just before-the War thhn Was IftvRtoo in
roilroada' rtiag thae oitaury While we hold no briot- for tho roilrpadlI, wo eon-
At overlook the faot that our Cag oullyrol and*oomawroual progroes doponds
3argely oft thoir eofi4iot operation. Along b4th tho other moaqs 4AS rnsportfi-
tieop, tho silron4 of the country dosrove *easoaablo. support'inatbh publio
WAtorostj oR4B A alOWR

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"ASHINGTON, DC.0. Tho use of bluo lupine as n winter covor crop has
greatly increased in recent years in the Southorn Sttoes, espooially in tho
State of Georgb, Alabama, and Florida-, roquiring increasing quatitioes of
soed, The production of blue. lupine seed increased from about s million pounds
in 1943 to more than 37 million pounds in 1946, Still further increaaos are in
prospect. It wa rooently announood by tbh Production a& Irketing Adminietro-
tion of the USDA that loans will bo made to produoors at tho base rate of 4
oonts por pound on top grade blue lupine seed harvestod in 1947. Lower rates
according to valuo will apply to so d of lower quality.

To be eligiblo for loans, the sood must be stored in approved public
warhouses or other suitable storage space. The sood must be at least 99 por
eant pure, 90 por cent or higher germination, and contain not more than 14 per
ant moisture. The moisture roquiromont is intondod to avoid deterioration
oxporoenoed with high moisture seed in the past. Loons will be available from
the time of harost through August 15, 1947, and will maturo on demand, but not
lIter than Sqptombor 1, 19497 Growors intorostod in arranging loons should con-
sult thoir local County Agont.

wOrganic material in the oontant proooss of dooay contributes groot-
ly to the retention of balanood moisture in its proper available form, to the
vailability of commercial fortilisor, and to the prosonoo in the soil of the
beoteria, fungi and minute anianl life without which living, fertile soil does
not oxist*, Louis Bromfiold in TI LAND LfTTER

JAOKSQNVILLE, fLA* Institutions of higher learning in Florida aro
arranging to enlargo their courses, of instruction pertaining to the important
citrus fruit and vegetable industries of the Stato. Dean H. Harold Humo of
the Florida Collogo of Agriculture has announced that greatly oxpondod course
in processing florida fruits and vegetables Will be offorod at tho University
of Florida bogining with the 1947 IFll session. A laboratory for research in
frooing, conning, and dohydrating fruits and vegetables is-undor construction
on the Exporiment Station grounds in GOinoevillo, and additional fcoilitios for
instruction in prooossing will be installed. Dr. G. J. Stout, one of the coun-
try's leading authorities, has rooontly boon added to the teaching staff of the
University and will be in chargo of instruction in ood procooessing
It has also just boon announced by Dr. Ludd M. Spivey, president of
Florida Southorn Collegs in Lakoland, that a citrus school which will offer onot
two, and four year courses inproduction, packing, processing, and marketing
citrus fruits is being established at that institution, with the cooperation of
a group of prominent industry men who will sorvo as an advisory council, In
making the announcement, Dr. Spivoy said that it is planed to house the school
in a $500,000 Deeinea and research building, and that a director who is well
qualified from a practical citrus standpoint as well as academically will be
employed. Furthermore that at least three professors and a research man will
work with the director of the school. Complotion of a full four-year course in
the citrus school will lead to a Bacholor of Science Degree in ettrus. Oertifi-
oatos will be given for completion of one and two year courses. Lakolond is
headquarters for the florida Citrus Commission, Fodoral control committees, Fod-
oral-State frost warning service, ond for otohr tredo and industry organizations
hoih will offer helpful cooperation to tho school.


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