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10 > Image 10 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 1 No. 2 fall 1955

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

WORK STARTED IN 1950 HAS GOAL OF t 1- Better Strawberry Var1et1es By (Z. E. (IHAPLIN The same procedure is being carried out with all f A SfmWl"Y *>1<<*is1>1<>w we begun iu 1950 of the selections obtained from subsequent crosses . if to develop better adapted varieties for Kentucky. The involving about 35*000 Sedhugs and Over 350 SCjCC_ Y objectives are new varieties of higher production, tions. ` G larger size. better quality, greater firmness and dis- ; ease resistance, better appearance and adaptability 1 i *~:.;i f_fg i.. A to special uses such as freezing, fresh market, and jam. i . 3 * Approximately 50,000 seedlings have been fruited Q ix vnvj W vv Ng to date and over 600 selections made. Many varieties ` M . _ " have been used in the crosses, including Temple, _ Q ax ;__j _ ji Sparlde, Fairland. Vermilion, Tennessee Beauty, Ten- LY . v T i i , nessee Shipper, Premier, Blakemore, Fairfax, Poca- if i `riili hontas, Dixieland, Albritton, Armore, liedheart, and , I fh ; Xlissionary. ' , 1 { The selections from the 1950 crosses fruited for the C , ti- second test in 1954. Saved for third tests were 53 out V _;_: in A Q _ of 238 selections. ln the second test, several of these I . , i f produced at the rate of over 500 crates per acre. They it 9 have been planted in replicated plots in four different 1 3 locations in the state and will fruit in May 1956. At . that time they will be further evaluated and only the D . ` l Fi-- very best ones retained for the fourth test. After the _ ---i is L6 fourth test. it is hoped that one or more will be worthy A lmiusmking ln.m.(,dm.(, is m,(.(,Ssm.). in mming m.,m,j,H.} Ulf lIlfl'()(lllCtlUII. varieties, Li erm Parasites In Cattle Stud1ed W V li) \V. l)Rlll)(E S .-\n increase in stomach worm disease of calves has calves. The herd history indicated that worms were if been noted in recent years in the diagnostic records present, but the infections were generally light and 2 of the l)epartment of Animal Pathology. More cases no death losses had been experienced. Two groups ol` severe worm infection. in which death losses have of calves, treated and control, were utilized in the 4B occurred. suggest the existence and development of study for a simultaneous measurement of the adverse more and generally higher levels of low-grade infec- effects of the worms on the calves and the effective- ~ tions. .-\lthough these infections are difficult to recog ness of the treatment to control the worms. Medica- 1 nize. they invariably result in some degree of un- tion of the treated group consisted of adding small i tlniftiness. stunting. and ineffiicient feed utilization. amounts of phenothiazine to the daily grain ration. \lost authorities agree that these effects cause greater Gains in body weight were used as an index of the F overall economic loss than the death losses in severe health and well-being of the animals. The level of , infections. .-\ccordingly. investigations have been un- parasitism in both groups was followed through thc dertal