California Agriculture, January-February 1987
Volume 41, Number 1
peer-reviewed research articles
Intensive management of small rangeland units increases forage and lamb productivity
by Donald A. Phillips , Milton B. Jones , D. Michael Center
Fertilizer and seed treatment allow hiaher stocking rates
Fertilization increases profitability of lamb production on small pastures
by Montague W. Demment , Milton B. Jones , Ganga P. Deo , D. Michael Center , Martin R. Dally , William A. Williams
Improved forage growth and quality nearly double gross profits of lamb production.
A comparison of three methods of pruning Gewurztraminer
by John H. Foott
“Machine”-pruned vines had best yields
Grape phylloxera in California
by Jeffrey Granett , Austin C. Goheen , Lloyd A. Lider
New biotype poses some risk in coastal vineyards
by William C. Fairbank , Leslie L. Ede , Hunter Johnson , Donald A. Luvisi , Rudy A. Neja
Permits major savings in cooling costs
Characteristics of women in farming
by Orville E. Thompson , Douglas Gwynn , Charlotte Sharp
Women are participating more actively in farming, largely when other sources of labor are unavailable.
Cotton seedlings can withstand some early leaf loss
by Thomas A. Kerby , Mark Keeley
New plants are most sensitive to damage at emergence, but only if most of the first leaf (cotyledon) area is lost.
Early-season navel oranges may be too sour for consumers
by Ernestine Ivans , Marie Ferree
In taste-tests, consumers preferred navel oranges with higher sugar-to-acid ratios than were common early in the season.
Robotic egg candling system
by Antoine J. Bourely , Tien C. Hsia , K. Upadhyaya Shrinivasa
A prototype laboratory test model showed the system is feasible and could lead to large savings for egg-processing plants.
editorial, news, letters & science briefs
A mandate for watershed research
by Lowell N. Lewis