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Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 1, No. 17, June 1940

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

..7 -1 ,' 0,, {:0,* . 1,,,,,. 0 vm. 1 .1100;, 1940 ,_'*lfif N0. 17 ~f - - `? .'_`~ KENTUCKY FRUIT NOTES ~#;t,q_ .< . E W, D, Armstrong, Hortlculturist, Editor if J, tl d FINAL ISSUE among trees, shrubs and berry plants. 5* The January issue of Kentucky (2) St=w*~v plants that were Fruit Notes carried a statement to t covered with Snow r mulch dup 9. the effect that the Special llortictil- ins [U6 extrenw cold W&tht1` or JI1 _d tural work would end June 30 unless uu"? w" m most a?S*_ Vuured m additional funds were made available v"s dg"* Thls mlury was IY by thc lcgislamlw Instead of M0; worse in the new plantings set in 1939 LS 000.00 which was made available than in the Older Hemi The thicker LS each year from 1030 to 10-10, $4,- t<1 f 1*****8, m wd is 00000 pw. Wm. was um)l.0m.iumd fm. deeper rooting seemed to aid in pro- *6 1040 to 10-12. rms 1-etiuctioii or g the older p"s in $6,000.00 a year iu the funds for (3) Most of tttemiuty was caused . operating the special horticultural during the week f January 15 to 22 ye project will naturally result in a whcn there was no Snow OI? the gy serious restriction and limitation of ground Over the southm up Of tit the amount of work that can be done, lvesteru Kentucky: Or m Jackson lS_ Very little traveling can be done and lmrclmsgas A whole` The tempera- ly 8 large purl Ot- the 0,)m_C0mHCt work ture during that week went below Bd will be discontinued. Funds will not mm On two mgms and on one of te be available for publishing Kentucky th* went down to 12 below Zm' ` Fruit Notes ami uns is nic umn issue Plots that were rrtulctwd early showed The spray service work will be con- much less Of the imury' , as tinued. While many curtailments will (4) The injury Shmved up as dark ` -3*- be necessary, this Dart Of the discolorations in the pith ofthe crown, ng work will be made as effective as Of the plamS chiefly in the region of possible. The strawberry work also whcm the mms join the crown' mid IS. wm have to be limited; however, in the upper parts of the roots. THIS x he here as in the other phases of the injury is stm visable and many roots gk work every effort will be made to mr now dead' i e` render as much service as possible (5) Plots and fields that had any E with the fum]; R\;ti]R])lg_ mulch at all seem to have suffered ug less injury than unmulched fields. V rhe Applications 0f t\\'0 and ll1l` (OHS I EXPERIMENTS per acre gave more protection than . \v_ p_ ARAISTRONG lighter mulches. -7- Preliminary results only arc avail- (0) In general, there are less I10I1 Q able at this time in the 1940 Straw- bearing plants (locally called "he" W berry mulch Project; however these plants in fields and parts of fields I _ look very promising so far. Here arc that were mulched before Christmas. ` some of the results that are showing A number of field counts made in up and can be determined before final the experimental plots show that the harvesting is completed: plots receiving 2 or 3 tons mulch per (1) The winter of 1939-40 was a acre in early winter had 68% of the I test winter in regard to winter injury tpiants bearing fruit, while plots not V _ BULLETIN OF THE KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION f ' LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY -