California Agriculture, December 1953
Volume 7, Number 12
Range reseeding for livestock
Markets for american exports: Agricultural products absorbed by export markets important segment of nation's farm cash receipts
by Guy Black
Not available – first paragraph follows: American agricultural exports are equal to about one eighth of the national farm cash receipts.
Spread of range forage plants: Practicality of seeding some types of range land through livestock under test in Fresno County
by Richard G. Jones, Floyd D. Carroll
Not available – first paragraph follows: Whether animal droppings can be used as seedbeds for the establishment of desirable forage plants on certain range areas is being studied near Squaw Valley.
Hardinggrass for reseeding: Dryland pasture seed mixture improved by addition of hardy perennial grass palatable to livestock
by R. Merton Love, Victor P. Osterli, Lester J. Berry
Not available – first paragraph follows: A daily gain of 1.68 pounds per head for 83 days was recorded in late summer when. 105 steers were put to graze on a 185-acre, first season, specially seeded, dryland pasture.
Cyclamen mite on strawberries: Fumigation with methyl bromide shows benefits and limitations in preliminary southern California tests
by J. W. Huffman, H. T. Reynolds
Not available – first paragraph follows: Damage caused by cyclamen mite— Tarsonemus pallidus Banks—is one of the limiting factors in California strawberry production.
Orange tortrix on apricots: Marathon, less toxic than parathion, found effective against pest when used as a May spray for codling moth
by Harold F. Madsen, Arthur D. Borden, Robert E. Clark
Not available – first paragraph follows: The orange tortrix has been a major pest of apricots in the Santa Clara Valley—and in other coastal apricot and deciduous fruit areas—for several years.
Safflower seed meal: Oil meal proves promising as protein source for laying hens
by C. R. Grau, Phyllis A. Zweigart
Not available – first paragraph follows: An economical protein source for laying hens has become available because improved methods of seed hull removal make possible the manufacture of safflower seed oil meals containing as much as 40% crude protein.
Grass combinations for turfs: Mixtures of cool season grasses with Bermuda grass show promise for year round lawns resistant to weeds
by Vernon T. Stoutemyer
The studies reported in the following article were conducted by Zaki Mahdi, a graduate student in Ornamental Horticulture, working under the direction of Professor Vernon T. Stoutemyer.
Cut flower storage tests: Trials made with rose and gardenia to determine best temperature for best commercial storage
by H. W. Siegelman
FUCHSIA CULTURE FOR THE HOME GARDENER, by H. M. Butterfield, Manual 8. Complete directions for growing these popular flowers. Price 256.
Cotton quotas and allotments: Livestock earning possibilities on California cotton farms affected by new national acreage allotments
by T. R. Hedges, C. O. McCorkle