California Agriculture, April 1979
Volume 33, Number 4
peer-reviewed research articles
Consumer responses to nutrition claims in food advertisements
by Helene Swenerton , Joyce A. Vermeersch
Nutrition claims in magazine ads are not as potent attention-getting devices as other factors but create a more favorable impression for many consumers.
Fungicides for control of chrysanthemum rust
by Arthur H. McCain , Karen Gonot
Because some of the newer, more effective rust fungicides had not been evaluated for control of rust of chrysanthemum, a study was undertaken to identify which chemicals are most effective against the disease. Zineb and chlorothalonil provided excellent control when sprayed before infection; oxycarboxin, applied through drip or tube irrigation systems, provided excellent control with less worker exposure and no visible residue.
Growth retardants mitigate Verticillium wilt and increase yield of cotton
by Donald C. Erwin , Sing-dao Tsai , Rudolph A. Khan
Disease severity of Verticillium wilt was only slightly reduced by the nonfungitoxic compounds—but yield increased between 10 and 29 percent.
Plant uptake of bromide following soil fumigation with methyl bromide
by A. Lloyd Brown , Richard G. Burau , Roland D. Meyer , Dewey J. Raski , Stephen Wilhelm , James Quick
The highest concentrations in plants grown on soils that have been fumigated with methyl bromide occur during the first year following fumigation.
by Roberto R. Teso , Ronald J. Oshima , M. Ingrid Carmean
Pesticides that interact to produce less damage may be of great value in minimizing air pollution losses and should be incorporated into pest management systems where there is significant air pollution.
editorial, news, letters & science briefs
Human nutrition research needs a leader
by J. B. Kendrick
Publication on grapevine nutrition
Horse learning ability tested