California Agriculture, August 1952
Volume 6, Number 8
Orchard-to-plant transportation of fruit
Cotton fertilization trials: Fertilizer sources, rates, and application studied for effects on yield, fiber, and quality in San Joaquin areas
by D. S. Mikkelsen , Marvin Hoover
Not available – first paragraph follows: Fertilization is an important factor in profitable cotton production in California.
Common lettuce mosaic control: Use of mosaic-free seed effectively reduced the seed-born aphid-transmitted disease in large-scale field plantings
by R. G. Grogan , J. E. Welch , Roy Bardin
Not available – first paragraph follows: The use of mosaic-free lettuce seed effectively controls common lettuce mosaic.
High-protein feed: Lamb and steer feeding trials show beet by-product satisfactory
by G. P. Lofgreen , J. H. Meyer , W. C. Weir
Not available – first paragraph follows: A new beet by-product, MC-47, was found as satisfactory a livestock feed as blackstrap molasses when used as a supplement to hay for maintaining lambs, or as a supplement to a low-protein ration for fattening steers.
Wind machines: 90 and 15 bhp machines compared for frost protection at Riverside
by F. A. Brooks , D. G. Rhoades , A. S. Leonard
Not available – first paragraph follows: Frost protection tests in the winter of 1951-52 at Riverside were run in 36 nights with wind machines of 15 bhp—brake horsepower—90 bhp, and 100 bhp engine driving a 33' diameter propeller.
Carbohydrates in citrus: Studies of seasonal changes in sugar and starch in leaves, twigs of Valencia orange and in leaves of Eureka lemon
by Winston W. Jones , M. L. Steinacker
Not available – first paragraph follows: Citrus leaves and twigs contain a minimum of sugar and starch during the summer and a maximum of sugar during the winter.
Efficiency in fruit marketing: Orchard-to-plant transportation method and equipment important factors in determining labor requirements
by L. L. Sammet
Part III of a series of reports of studies on the effects of packinghouse equipment, plant layout, and work methods on efficiency and costs made cooperatively by the University of California Guanine Foundation of Agricultural Economics, and the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, United States Department of Agriculture, under the authority of the Research and Marketing Act. Detailed reports are available by addressing the Giannini Foundation, 207 Giannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley 4.
Walnut pest studies: Studies in southern California compare a new spray material with DDT for codling moth control
by J. C. Ortega
Not available – first paragraph follows: A new material, diethyl diphenyl dichloroethane—compound Q-137—was tested for control of codling moth in southern California.
States productive capacity: Projections of 1955 levels and patterns of California's production anticipate 650,000 additional acres in crops
by Trimble R. Hedges, Warren R. Bailey