California Agriculture, November 1954
Volume 8, Number 11
Detection of wood-boring insects
Harvesting small-seed legumes: Successful performance of combines depends equally on cultural practices and on operation of harvester
by Philip R. Bunnelle, Luther G. Jones, John R. Goss
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Approximately 250 seed harvesting tests with seven different crops–alfalfa, Ladino clover, red clover, alsike clover, Birdsfoot trefoil, barley, and Merion bluegrass–were made during the three years of 1951-1953 on 30 different combines and two stationary threshers.
Detecting wood-boring insects: Electronic device developed as aid in locating insects destructive to timber and wood products
by Roy J. Pence, S. J. Magasin, R. G. Nordberg
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: The footsteps of a single drywood termite can be heard with a listening device designed as a tool for use in research.
quality in frozen lima beans: Effects of processing on table-quality of frozen Concentrated Fordhooks studied in series of tests
by Clarence Sterling, Mildred M. Boggs
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Concentrated Fordhook lima beans –subjected to experimental variations during processing, freezing, and subsequent cooking–were adversely affected by increased delay time after vining, decreased blanch time and temperature, increased freezing temperature, decreased cooking time, and increased calcium content of the processing and cooking water.
defect in limas for freezing: Wrinkled seed coat a new defect in green lima beans for freezing economically important in few areas only
by John H. MacGillivray, Mas Yamaguchi, Louis K. Mann
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: A seed-coat deformity in lima beans –responsible for lowering the grade of the frozen product–has appeared in some of the green lima bean areas of California during the last two years.
Leaf symptoms of toxic biuret: Citrus and avocado leaf patterns indicating biuret toxicity different in variety and by concentration
by A. R. C. Haas, Joseph N. Brusca
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Nitrogen, in the form of biuret, has a toxic action on citrus–when present in sufficient concentration–as demonstrated in tests with rooted Prior Lisbon lemon cuttings in sand cultures.
Fumigation of avocado soils: Fungus causing root rot can be controlled by fumigant but its use may prove lethal to trees
by C. D. Gustafson
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Avocado root rot fungus is effectively killed by methyl bromide when applied to the soil, but thus far no fumigant has been found that will not damage the roots.
Disposal of winery wastes: Effective treatment of stillage by combination of neutralization, anaerobic digestion, and oxidation
by Reese H. Vaughn, George L. Marsh
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Abatement of the offensive odors rising from disposal ponds of liquid winery wastes is a major problem of many California vintners.
Breeding canning tomatoes: Canning strains resistant to Verticillium-Fusarium wilts further developed by plant-breeding program
by G. C. Hanna
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: The principal canning variety oí tomato in California in 1940 was the Santa Clara, but because of the spreading of Fusarium wilt in the Woodland area, it was thought that a Fusarium-resistant Santa Clara was needed.
Use of demeton on citrus trees: Effective control of citrus red mite and green citrus aphid obtained with systemic insecticide
by L. R. Jeppson, J. C. Ortega
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Demeton has shown most outstanding promise for control of aphis and red spider mites on citrus.
B vitamin in walnuts: Studies of components of vitamin B complex in walnut meats extended
by Alice P. Hall, Priscilla Wheeler, Aileen Thielen, Agnes Fay Morgan
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Three varieties of walnuts–Payne, Placentia, and Franquette–Juglans regia on J. negri rootstock–were analyzed for their content of pantothenic acid, folie acid, and vitamin B6 in an extension of previous studies of the vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin in the same varieties.
Farm population of California: Farm people not exclusively occupied in agriculture but participate in the general industry of the state
by Varden Fuller