California Agriculture, January 1978
Volume 32, Number 1
peer-reviewed research articles
Projections of California crop production to 1985
by Gordon A. King , Harold O. Carter , Daniel J. Dudek
An aggregate look at California acreage, yield, and production of field crops; vegetables; and tree fruits, nuts, and grapes.The 1985 projected harvest of all crops in California is 9.4 million acres - 11 percent above the 1968-1972 average, but slightly below that for 1975. Yields of some crops may rise dramatically.
Hot water in milking parlors: A study by the Dairy Energy Committee of Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties
by William C. Fairbank , Richard N. Eide , Herbert S. Etchegaray , Gale G. Gurtle
Hot water use in modern milking parlors for cleaning and sanitation of pipeline milking systems with their related equipment should average about .8 gallon per cow per day in California herds on a regional basis.
Control of Botrytis fruit rot in strawberry
by Albert O. Paulus , Victor Voth , Jerry Nelson , Howard Bowen
In field trials, BASF 352 treatments produced the least number of rotaffected Tioga and Tufts strawberries, and was one of the fungicides that most increased Tioga yield.
Establishing asparagus plantations with seedling plants
by Brian Benson , Frank Souther , Frank Takatori , Robert Mullen
Seedling transplants were found to have many advantages over crown transplanting or direct seeding.
The movement and toxicity of preplant soil fumigants for nematode control: Preplant fumigations with 1, 3-D nematicides
by Michael V. McKenry , Ivan J. Thomason , Douglas E. Johnson , Rudy Neja , Fred Swanson
Although nematodes cannot be chemically eradicated over a large area, the correct quantity of fumigant, applied to the site of the nematodes, in a field that is in proper condition, may provide protection for 6 months t o 6 years.
Preplant fumigations of planting sites
by Michael V. McKenty , Claron O. Hesse
Both methyl bromide and 1, 3-D nematicides applied to planting sites provided significantly improved growth duiing the first 2 years.
Selection of preplant fumigation
by Michael V. McKenry
Quantity of methyl bromide, 1,3-D, and ethylene dibromide to be used in preplant fumigations is related to soil conditions.
Practical methods of evaluating soil fumigations
by Michael V. McKenty , Patricia Naylor
Gas chromatography, observations of old roots, and the use of red worms as a bioassay tool are means of evaluating the degree of nematode control. Other commonly used methods are also evaluated.
The following is a summary of all gifts to the Division of Agricultural Sciences of the University of California for agricultural research during the period July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977, by range of the amounts given or pledged.
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With grateful acknowledgement
by J. B. Kendrick