California Agriculture, March 1953
Volume 7, Number 3
Reseeding rates on burned rangeland
Reseeding burned rangeland: Competition between annual and perennial grasses studied to determine best seeding rates for good forage
by A. M. Shultz , H. H. Biswell
Not available – first paragraph follows: Seed mixtures used for reseeding forage land should be so adjusted as to seeding rates that annual and perennial grasses can become established in desired amounts.
Aphid damage to pears: Petal-fall application of parathion or malathon will effectively control all species damaging to pear fruit
by Harold F. Madsen , Arthur D. Borden
Not available – first paragraph follows: Pear fruit damage by aphids has been increasing in California during the past few years.
Urea nitrogen as foliar spray: Application to citrus studied for effects on plant growth, leaf burn, root activity, and fruit quality
by J. Richard Kuykendall , Arthur Wallace
Not available – first paragraph follows: Basic aspects of urea nitrogen as a foliar spray for citrus are under study in laboratory and glasshouse investigations.
Codling moth on walnuts: Tests made on Payne walnuts in northern California compared effectiveness of sprays and types of sprayer
by A. E. Michelbacher , O. G. Bacon , W. H. Wade
Not available – first paragraph follows: DDT, standard lead arsenate, and combinations of the two chemicals were studied for comparative effectiveness in trials with conventional rigs and with air carrier sprayers.
Virus-free cherry: Budwood of sweet cherry varieties developed free from known viruses
by George Nyland , Reid M. Brooks
Not available – first paragraph follows: Virus-free budwood of sweet cherry varieties—Bing, Black Tartarian, Napoleon or Royal Ann, Black Republican, Deacon, and Lambert—have been propagated in experimental plantings at Davis. Sufficient fruit has been produced on the trees to determine trueness to variety. However, insufficient time has elapsed to obtain data on mature tree performance in California of the clones obtained from other states.
Northern fowl mite control: Effective control measures prove practical for use on large or small poultry farms
by Deane P. Furman , Stanley W. Coates , George H. Rohrbacher
Not available – first paragraph follows: The northern fowl mite—Bdellonyssus sylviarum—sometimes mistakenly known as the feather mite, can be controlled readily according to the findings of laboratory and field tests extending over a period of almost two years.
Orange industry trends: Changing economic relationships and technology affect returns and marketing practices of California growers
by Sidney Hoos , J. N. Boles
The following article is based on the more detailed report by the same authors, “Oranges and Orange Products, Changing Economic Relationships,” Bulletin No. 731, available without charge by addressing a request to Agricultural Publications, 22 Giannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley 4
Efficiency in fruit marketing: Accuracy and cost of small-sample grading systems for California fruit packing houses
by B. C. French , R. O. Bressler
This article is the second section of Part VIII of a series of reports on the effects of packing-house equipment, plant layout, and work methods on efficiency and costs. These studies have been made co-operatively by the University of California Giunnini Foundation of Agricultural Economics and the United States Department of Agriculture under the authority of the Research and Marketing Act of 1946
Per capita use of dairy foods: Consumption of dairy products studied in relation to size of income, age, and number of persons in a family
by Jessie V. Coles
The sixth and last of a series of reports on the consumption of dairy products in urban areas of California made co-operatively by the Department of Home Economics, University of California, California State Department of Agriculture, and United States Department of Agriculture under the authority of the Research and Marketing Act
Farm enterprise accounting: Cost and production records on each farm activity provide facts for organization of a more profitable farm business
by Arthur Shultis