California Agriculture, February 1954
Volume 8, Number 2
Pipe systems for irrigation districts
Pipe systems for irrigation: Hydraulic characteristics of pipe systems for irrigation enterprises under investigation
by A. F. Pillsbury, E. H. Taylor
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Semiclosed pipe systems for distribution of water by irrigation districts appear to be superior to other systems in operating characteristics.
Westside dust plots: Slight encouragement in trials hindered by climatic conditions
by Lloyd Brown
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: One species of grass, among the 11 varieties of legumes and grasses– planted in December 1952–in test plots in the southern San Joaquin Valley, showed promise in December 1953.
Plugs to change turf: Differential fertilization proves helpful in establishing grasses
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.
Reactors in bovine brucellosis: Studies initiated to determine means of detection of carriers of organisms causing brucellosis
by H. S. Cameron, J. W. Kendrick
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Calf-hood vaccination is the principal successful weapon against bovine brucellosis in California.
Growth of avocado seedlings: Individual plants vary in susceptibility to injusry by concentrations of sodium or potassium in soil
by J. P. Martin, F. T. Bingham
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Avocado seedlings are very sensitive to high sodium or potassium concentrations in the soil, according to observations obtained in studies on the effects of various soil chemical properties on the growth of avocado seedlings.
2,4–D treatment of citrus seed: Hormone treatment doubled production of healthy sweet orange seedlings in glasshouse experiments
by A. R. C. Haas, Joseph N. Brusca
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: In the germination of citrus seed, usually many weak seedlings fail to survive after they emerge from the seed coats– a loss apart from the losses caused by fungus attacks.
Thrips on santa rosa plums: Tests establish surface injury to Santa Rosa and Beauty plums caused by the western flower thrips
by A. N. Kasimatis, J. E. Swift, S. F. Bailey
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Santa Rosa plums in Kern County are subjected to noticeable damage in certain years.
High-double stock varieties: Extra chromosome in trisomic stock responsible for higher ratio in production of double flowers
by Howard B. Frost, Margaret Mann Lesley
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: Some varieties of stocks–Matthiola incana–are homozygous, or pure, for singleness and produce single flowers only.
Purchases of dairy products: Summer and winter surveys in Sacramento show seasonal expense and sources of dairy products
by Jessie V. Coles
Abstract not Available – first paragraph follows: A major item of food expense of 262 Sacramento families–interviewed in one week in August 1952 and again in January 1953–was the reported average weekly expenditure for dairy products of $5.60 per family in summer and $4.74 in winter.
Box making methods and costs: Comparison of labor and equipment costs with various methods of making pear, apple, and grape boxes
by Bruce G. McCauley