California Agriculture, October 1955
Volume 9, Number 10
Bee experiments in avocado flower pollination
Acreage controls in California: Cotton growers' use of diverted acreage has direct and indirect effects on state's agricultural production pattern
by Trimble R. Hedges
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Cotton acreage in California has dropped from 1.34 million acres in 1953 to 883 thousand acres in 1954—approximately 34%—with a further cut in 1955 to 56% of that in 1953.
High quality dehydrated meats: Dehydration by freeze-drying method results in products with color, flavor, and food value characteristics of fresh meats
by A. L. Tappel, L. W. Regier, G. F. Stewart
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: All the essential properties of fresh meat—color, flavor, and nutrient content—are in the rehydrated product of freeze-drying.
Dual cycle of avocado flowers: Study of the continuous dual opening cycle of the avocado flower shows need of large flying insects for pollination
by Peter A. Peterson
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: The dual opening cycle of the avocado flower directly influences effective pollination and fruit setting—necessary steps—in developing useful hybrids by plant breeding.
Lima bean tolerant to stem rot: Strain of large seeded lima resistant to stem disease offers possible transference of resistance to commercial varieties
by J. B. Kendrick, R. W. Allard
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Basal stem rot of the lima bean in California is a destructive disease.
Electrical tests on nematodes: Results of investigations with high-voltage, nonthermal electrical treatments for control of root-knot nematodes
by Bert Lear, F. C. Jacob
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Electrical treatments for control of root-knot nematodes seem impractical for field use, according to results of limited laboratory experiments at Davis.
Morning-glory control sprays: Yields of flower seed increased in experiments with various spray materials for control of weed pest costly to growers
by Jack L. Bivins, B. Lennart Johnson, William A. Harvey
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Excellent control of morning-glory—in flower seed plantings in Santa Barbara County—was achieved in test plots sprayed with MCP and 2,4-D.
Walnut branch wilt: Reduction of disease in four-year experiment in Tulare County orchard
by J. H. Foott, A. H. Hendrickson, E. E. Wilson
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Branch wilt—a destructive fungus disease of English walnuts in California—may be reduced by relatively simple changes in cultural practices. These changes involve: 1, removing all diseased branches from the tree each year; 2, fertilizing soil with a nitrogenous fertilizer; and 3, providing adequate soil moisture by irrigation throughout the growing season.
Reseeding forage after burns: Tests show seedling growth is best when forage is seeded in areas of white ash left by burns producing intense heat
by Eldon F. Azevedo
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Heavy growth of forage—seeded after a brush burn—on foothill ranges in Butte County was particularly noticeable in the areas covered by white ash at the time of reseeding.
Rice acreage may be cut in '56: Large carry-over of rice supply into 1955–56 marketing year plus 1955 crop creates special hazard for California growers
by Gordon A. Rowe
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: The long-run outlook for marketing California rice appears to be good, but the short-run outlook is anything but good.
California's fruit industry: State's fruit acreage accounts for one fifth of total crop acreage and for one third of farm income from all crops
by S. W. Shear