California Agriculture, September 1953
Volume 7, Number 9
Cotton quotas and allotments
Poultry grading: State grading system for meat poultry could improve marketing
by John C. Abbott
Not available – first paragraph follows: Sound marketing practices for meat poultry would be promoted by the standardization of grading at the processing point and in the retail trade.
Harvest practices: Sevillano olive growers may affect yields and returns by management
by Gordon R. Sitton
Not available – first paragraph follows: Careful timing of the picking of Sevillano olives—and prompt handling after picking—may increase returns to growers by amounts greater than the harvesting costs.
Fertilizer placement: Citrus production compared in between-rows, under-tree broadcast
by W. W. Jones , C. B. Cree
Not available – first paragraph follows: The application of granular nitrogenous fertilizers to citrus trees resulted in the same production regardless of whether the material was broadcast in the irrigated middles between the rows, or under the trees.
Vein enation in citrus leaves: Virus found to be responsible for vein swelling and protuberances in citrus leaves
by J. M. Wallace , Robert J. Drake
Not available – first paragraph follows: A virus—not related to any of the previously known citrus viruses—was found to induce vein swelling and protuberances on citrus leaves.
Chicory-endive hybridized: Isolation necessary to prevent production of undesired hybrids by the two species
by Charles M. Rick
Not available – first paragraph follows: Numerous hybrids—recently obtained —prove that chicory and endive can be hybridized.
2, 4, 5 -T sprays on stone fruit: Tests reveal possible advantages of early fruit maturity as well as danger of injury to trees
by R. W. Harris , J. C. Crane , C. J. Hansen , R. M. Brooks
Not available – first paragraph follows: Spray application of 2,4,5-T—2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid—to certain stone fruits in exploratory experiments during 1951 and 1952 resulted in early fruit maturity, increased fruit size, enhanced color and a reduced preharvest fruit drop.
Tramp iron in chopped hay: Electronic device detects and removes bits of iron from chopped hay pneumatically conveyed at high speeds
by John B. Dobie , Frederic C. Jacob , Leroy C. Kleist
Not available – first paragraph follows: An experimental tramp-iron remover successfully ejected 99% of the wire and nails in chopped hay during tests with pneumatic conveyors at hay and air speeds up to 6,000' per minute.
Reseeding dry range: Seedings of annual and perennial legumes and grasses successful
by Walter H. Johnson
Not available – first paragraph follows: About 2,000 acres of nonirrigated pasture lands in Alameda County have been reseeded successfully to combinations of legumes and grasses.
Fire stimulated germination: Effect of burning on germination of brush seed investigated in physiological study of chamise
by Edward C. Stone , Gustaf Juhren
Not available – first paragraph follows: The successful use of fire to convert brush areas to agricultural uses is often dependent upon the prevention of subsequent establishment of brush from seed.
The clover root nematode: New pest discovered in Camarillo district is apparently destructive to clover and may become important pest
by D. J. Raski , W. H. Hart
Not available – first paragraph follows: A potentially serious pest, in the production of clover—as well as other crops in this state—has been found in the Camarillo district of Ventura County.
Fresh tomatoes at retail: Consumer packaged and bulk tomatoes bought in Berkeley studied for comparison of quality and price
by Jessie V. Coles
Not available – first paragraph follows: Little difference was found in the average quality of tomatoes bought in packages and in bulk in a study of 255 packages and 449 samples of bulk tomatoes.
Cotton quotas and allotments: Probable re-establishment of controls in 1954 expected to cause major adjustments in crop production pattern
by Chester O. McCorkle, Trimble R. Hedges