California Agriculture, October 1979
Volume 33, Number 10
peer-reviewed research articles
The big fish: Restoring California's sturgeon population
by Ann McGuire
Benefits of the Davis Aquaculture Program will be protection of sturgeon from extinction, enhancement of sport fishery, and provision of seedstock for commercial development.
Water conservation and management for foothill orchards
by Richard Bethell , Elias Fereres , Richard Buchner , Brian Fitzpatrick
Tests in El Dorado County show that allocations of water for irrigation should be based on site-specific variables rather than on a uniform distribution. Irrigating “on demand” resulted in topnotch fruit tree performance.
Late versus early initiation of controlled feeding of Leghorn layers
by Douglas R. Kuney , Milo H. Swanson
Egg production dropped when controlled feeding was introduced to laying hens and other stress was observed.
Spider mites and predators in San Joaquin Valley almond orchards
by Marjorie A. Hoy , R. T. Roush , Katherine B. Smith , Les W. Barclay
Natural enemies of spider mites can vary from orchard to orchard and from section to section in California.
Pollen transmission of avocado sunblotch virus experimentally demonstrated
by Paul R. Desjardins , Robert J. Drake , E. Laurence Atkins , Berthold O. Bergh
In an experiment pollen transmission of sunblotch virus in avocado has been demonstrated in a caged field tree, utilizing honey bee pollination.
Warm season turf growth control with Embark
by Henry Hield , Stuart Hemstreet , Victor A. Gibeault , Victor B. Youngner
Application of Embark, a new chemical to regulate growth of turf, may be useful in difficult-to-mow locations, and in combination with chlorflurenol it may be a cheaper way to inhibit growth.
Sulfur and Bayleton compared in control of sugar beet powdery mildew
by Demetrios G. Kontaxis
Blayleton is seen as a convenient and effective systemic fungicide responsible for increasing yields in sugar beets.
Vacuum cooling wrapped lettuce
by Charles C. Cheyney , Robert F. Kasmire , Leonard L. Morris
Some kinds of film wrapping of lettuce interfere with effective vacuum cooling and can result in detrimental transit temperatures. Inadequate cooling can also lead to widespread decay.
editorial, news, letters & science briefs
The future of public versus private research in food and agriculture
by J. B. Kendrick