California Agriculture, December 1946
Volume 1, Number 1
New strains of wheat bred by agronomists at Davis increase yields nearly 25 per cent
by Fred N. Briggs
Not available – first paragraph follows: The average in wheat yield today in California is almost 25 per cent greater than it was during the four decades prior to the beginning of wheat research work done by the College of Agriculture, in 1904, and practically the entire wheat acreage in the state is planted to varieties which were bred and improved by the Division of Agronomy.
Army of 23 million wasps is winning fight to control the oriental fruit moth in state
by Glenn L. Finney
Not available – first paragraph follows: With a record of kills as high as 85 per cent, an army of 23 million has aided in California's battle against the dread Oriental fruit moth.
It's no longer “just chicken feed”-now a product of scientific nutritional research
by C. R. Grau
Not available – first paragraph follows: It wasn't so very long ago that “chicken feed” meant something of little or no value, some feed that was given to chickens in the hope that eventually a chicken dinner might result. But when you pass off something as “just chicken feed” today, you may not mean what you say.
Veterinary scientists prove that one type of mastitis can be controlled successfully
by O. W. Schalm
Not available – first paragraph follows: Research in recent years has demonstrated that at least one form of mastitis can be cured.
editorial, news, letters & science briefs
Nutrients for beef cattle are outlined
An extract from a new Agricultural Extension Service Circular, California Beef Production, now in the process of publication. Until the release of this circular, the information quoted, in part, here is available only in the limited publication of the National Research Council.
Books for the desk of the farmer
by C. B. Hutchison
Not available – first paragraph follows: In one inclusive volume about soils crops, livestock, and the protection of plants and animals from pests and diseases, the authors—and there are several—trace the history of, and discuss the social and economic development, of California's agriculture from the time of the arrival at San Diego in 1769 of the original cattle herd to the current production of more than 200 commercially important crops.
Fruit-bud differentiation in deciduous fruits
by Warren P. Tufts , E. B. Morrow
Abstract not available; Summary or Introduction follows:Fruit-bud formation, upon which fruit production is dependent, is undoubtedly influenced by such orchard practices as pruning, irrigation, and cultivation. For a successful study of the influence of these various practices upon fruit-bud formation, therefore, an intimate knowledge of the time of differentiation must be available. This paper is the report of studies which have been made under different California conditions over a period of nine years.
Situation and outlook topics of new reports
University president discusses work of college of agriculture and its value to the farmers
Seven new dairy industry projects to be undertaken
Penicillin is not suited to control blight of trees
Avocado tree decline report shows progress
New methods developed for fruit dehydration make superior product
Abstracts of new publications