California Agriculture, September 1979
Volume 33, Number 9
peer-reviewed research articles
The commercial potential of dwarf fruit trees
by Paul E. Hansche , Claron O. Hesse , James Beutel , William Beres , James Doyle
Dwarfed peach and nectarine varieties, tests indicate, are more productive-for their size-than standard varieties. What remains in store for researchers: improvement of fruit quality.
The investment in agricultural research: A success story
by Carole Frank Nuckton
Americans enjoy variety, quality, and abundance of food and fiber, thanks to ‘seed money’ investments.
Testing soybeans for resistance to spider mites
by Elmer C. Carlson , Benjamin H. Beard , Ronald Tarailo , Robert L. Witt
The search is on to find a way to reduce chemical control of two major soybean pests.
Nitrogen stabilization in the Pajaro Valley in lettuce, celery, and strawberries
by Norman C. Welch , Kent B. Tyler , David Ririe
If nitrapyrin becomes available, considerable savings in costs for fertilizing may be realized.
Chip-budding of mature grapevines
by Curtis J. Alley
Experiments conducted at Davis indicate that chip-budding of grapevines offers “take” results equal to that of T-budding without requiring much skill or the use of grafting compounds.
editorial, news, letters & science briefs
Observations of China's agriculture
by J. B. Kendrick