California Agriculture, January 1948
Volume 2, Number 1
Eight new forage plants
Lemons budded: On grapefruit or sweet orange rootstocks superior to self-rooted Eurekas
by F. F. Halma
Not available – first paragraph follows: The fifth plot, located near Oxnard, Ventura County, California, was planted in 1936. The cuttings and budlings are progenies of one parent, and the root-stock is sweet orange. The soil is a Yolo fine sandy loam.
Milk goats: Improvement through a breeding program
by W. M. Regan
Not available – first paragraph follows: The objective of the breeder of milk goats should be, not to produce better animals than we have to Jay, but to reproduce the most useful that we have—uniformly and at will.
Turkeys: Recent research in breeding, use of lights, handling of hatching eggs, and in feeding
by V. S. Asmundson
Not available – first paragraph follows: Results of several years of experiments in making crosses between broadbreasted and other strains of Bronze turkeys have demonstrated that the differences in weight, width of breast, and other characters are inherited and the indications are that there is a high degree of heritability.
Concepts of health: Broadened by new knowledge of nutrition and disease-causing factors
by George H. Hart
The following extract is from an address prepared by George H. Hart for the Eleventh International Congress of Pure and Applied Chemistry, London, England, July, 1947.
Eight new forage plants: Developed for California ranges
by R. Merton Love
Not available – first paragraph follows: Seven new grasses and one winter annual legume have recently been certified by the California Crop Improvement Association and the seed placed in the hands of seed growers.
Housing transient labor: Farmers may find it expedient to increase their housing facilities for seasonal workers
by L. W. Newbauer
Not available – first paragraph follows: Seasonal and year-round farm workers must be housed somewhere—on the farm where they work, or off the farm in quarters of their own choice.
California's brucellosis vaccination law: Enacted as a public health measure, now in force
by W. E. Maderious, C. M. Haring
Not available – first paragraph follows: California's first law pertaining to the control of bovine brucellosis became effective on January 2, 1948. The vaccination of all female dairy calves with Brucella abortus Strain 19 now is compulsory under the provisions of the new law.
Nitrogen fertilizer: Usually beneficial to soils of California
by E. L. Proebsting
Not available – first paragraph follows: There are 15 elements that are necessary for plant growth.
Aster leaf miner: Chlordane and benzene hexachloride promising as control insecticides
by R. N. Jefferson, R. J. Pence
Not available – first paragraph follows: In recent years leaf miners have been responsible for serious losses to field-grown asters in the Los Angeles area.
Anemia: In baby pigs can be prevented
by Hubert Heitman
Not available – first paragraph follows: Baby pigs apparently are born with only enough iron reserves stored in their livers to last them for a period of about seven to 10 days.
Red scale in citrus: Control affected by grove location and pest's post-treatment build-up
by R. C. Dickson, D. L. Lindgren
Not available – first paragraph follows: The common California red scale is the most serious pest of citrus in southern California.
Booms, depressions, and the farmer: If causes are understood, steps can be taken to lessen severity
by S. V. Ciriacy-Wantrup