California Agriculture, February 1947
Volume 1, Number 3
Irrigated pastures may be favorable to livestock parasites
by M. A. Stewart
Not available – first paragraph follows: Certain internal parasites inhabit and reproduce in the bodies of sheep and cattle. The young, undeveloped parasites, excreted by the animal, find conditions in irrigated pastures well suited to their development.
Seek answers to nitrogen needs of orchards in state
by E. L. Proebsting
Not available – first paragraph follows: A high percentage of the peach orchards in California need nitrogen; a low percentage of the pears and prunes need it, and the other fruits and nuts fall in intermediate positions.
2,4D valuable as weed killer when properly used but can be detrimental to soil and crops if mishandled
by W. A. Harvey
Not available – first paragraph follows: Available in dry powder form and as liquid preparations the commercial 2,4-D is readily dissolved or emulsified in water to form a spray solution to be applied in sufficient volume to get distribution of the chemical to all the weeds.
Economic outlook for the California dairy industry
by James M. Tinley
Extract from forthcoming Experiment Station Circular No. 366, “The Dairy Situation in California, I947.”
Poisonous plants on the range hold important place among causes of stock fatalities
by George H. Hart
Not available – first paragraph follows: Minor losses of livestock are constantly occurring while grazing over the uncultivated lands comprising such a large part of the state total area. These losses are not serious in relation to the financial stability of any one outfit.
Steamed cull limas palatable protein source for hogs
by E. H. Hughes
Not available – first paragraph follows: Tons of cull and damaged beans are fed annually to livestock in the United States.
Control of coddling moth with DDT spray on apples and pears good in investigational work
by Arthur D. Borden
Not available – first paragraph follows: During the past three seasons of investigational work with DDT for the control of codling moth on apples and pears the results have been excellent.
Selection and management of turkey breeding stock are subjected to studies
by V. S. Asmundson
Not available – first paragraph follows: One of the simplest ways of increasing egg production of turkey breeder hens has been the use of artificial lights. This is effective provided the day is long enough—about 14 hours—and the light bright enough, about two foot-candles at the place where the birds are exposed to the light.
Application of micronutrient elements to crop may avoid failure and cost is low
by D. I. Arnon
Not available – first paragraph follows: Important crops in certain areas are saved from failure by application of small amounts of micronutrient chemical elements—sometimes of not more than 20 to 50 pounds to the acre.
Abstracts of new publications
by L. J. Klotz , H. S. Fawcett
Not available – first paragraph follows: The purpose of this book is to supply citrus growers, horticulturists, packing-house workers, inspectors, investigators, and sellers of citrus fruits with a ready means of identifying and combatting citrus diseases, Nearly all parasitic and nonparasitic maladies are depicted and described. The text discusses distribution and importance of the diseases and places emphasis upon recognition of disease symptoms and the best methods known at the present time for then-control.
Nutritional deficiencies in dams found to be cause of deformities of “Acorn calves”
Nutritional value of plants not lowered by chemical fertilization research reveals