California Agriculture, December 1954
Volume 8, Number 12
High quality Poinsettia blooms on schedule
Poinsettias for holiday trade: Henrietta ecke variety produces high quality blooms on schedule when grown under high light intensity
by Anton M. Kofranek
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: The Henrietta Ecke double-type poin-settia–the most popular poinsettia pot plant variety in southern California– has the undesirable characteristic of losing the center bracts just about the time the plants are to be sold for the holiday trade. However, experiments have shown that the bract abscission can be prevented at this critical time if the grower takes proper precautions.
Food value tests with carrots: Long-term study initiated to determine effects of production practices on food value of vegetables
by M. Yamaguchi , Betty Robinson , John H. MacGillivray
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: The effects of farming procedures and marketing practices on the food value of carrots were investigated in a study which considered size of roots, age, harvest time, locality of production, variety, and other factors.
Ground pearls on grape roots: Subterranean scale insect known to infest roots of Bermudagrass found established in Imperial Valley
by M. M. Barnes , C. R. Ash , A. S. Deal
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Grapevines in Imperial Valley have been found to be a host for the ground pearl–Margarodes meridionalis Morr. –a subterranean scale insect previously unreported in California.
Broiler chick hatcheries: Price and production policies of state's hatcheries studied to determine influence on commercial output
by Kenneth D. Naden , George A. Jackson
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Commercial broiler production in California in 1952 was over 1300% greater than the average for the kyears 1935-39.
Absorption of artificial dew: Ponderosa pine seedlings demonstrate ability to reverse usual procedure of plant transpiration
by Edward C. Stone , Ami Y. Shachori
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: The life expectancy of ponderosa pine seedlings–growing in dry soil–can be materially increased by artificial dew, according to the results of recent studies.
Supplemental feed for ewe lamb: Range-grown replacements given supplemental feed less costly than those on unsupplemented forage
by D. T. Torell , William C. Weir
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Ewe lambs grown out–grown to maturity–with supplemental feeding in a recent trial at the Hopland Field Station in Mendocino County cost $9.11 per animal as compared with $9.20 per head for animals run on the range without supplemental feeding.
Farm population of California: California agriculture heavily relies on casual part-time and confract labor to get its work done
by Varden Fuller