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14 > Image 14 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 4, No. 1, January 1949

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

! HINTS AND OBSERVATIONS W. W. l\/lagill 5m2bi2LI\l21 A puff of 3% chlordan dust on each plant of strawberries that showed an attack of ants (aphis on the berry plant roots) apparently gave satisfactory control, according to ]. H. Miller, County Agent, Marshall County, Kentucky, who conducted the trial demonstration during the early growing season (june) of 1948 in a newly planted berry field. Mr. Miller reports an outstanding contrast in new runner formation where the dust was applied on affected plants. Unfoilgunate These berry fields we have allowed to stand through the third or even the fourth and fifth picking year have paved the way for crown borer development _ on many farms. Keep in mind that crown borer can be "prevented" without any cost, but it cannot be "controlled" once it gets a start in a berry field. Lgredigt I That 1949 will be an excellent year to plant an acre or more of strawberries. That strawberry prices will continue good for a few years. That the Kentucky acreage of Tennessee Shipper and Tennessee Beauty of straw- berries will gradually increase. That the berry growers who apply from 1.000 to 1,500 pounds of superphosphate per acre will make 400% on the money he pays for this superphosphate. That strawberries will continue to "pay off" as well or better per acre than burley tobacco.