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3 > Image 3 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 3, No. 5, December 1947

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

ill or within the drip area of each tree. alcohol-resin paint. Instructions on nid if runways are scarce, one or two mixing and use will be forwarded tc; baitplacmgs beneath each tree will upon request. Licid _ Suffice. Placing ltwo k_mds ol bait -----~---~-- I ' V ` putt dg5(ii-iiiii>ic? S " * 1947 Fiwir sioamoirrs "No one can fortell with accuracy Peach thinning. The drouth in ,uSQ the infestation that may occur in western Kentucky in combination from orchards this winter. Mice increase with a heavy peach crop caused hard rapidly. lt is therefore advisable to many Smoihsizod pooonns and 3 f inQ roilko nlooso Control 8 Yogolor D1`- number of broken limbs. This was i]y_ MCG. baiting the vrchard lnofooghly a season that paid high dividends 1 and at the proper time e_ach fall. {oy good fruit thinning and prim- ;{` Tlns is the sure WHY to iwold monso ing. Where trees had been well- fmd injury. thinned. most of the fruit sized >o1nt- "The last week in October is the woli in gpiio of tho dyoiitn and and best time to bait the orchard but. heavy ]o;id_ The ];iigCi giOwis in fllfuic if work interferes, bait early in Kentucky again used, to good ad- Edlti N0'Cmb1`." vantage. the hose or hose-and-pole Ol Growers should rc-cheek their methods of thinning. With these th? orchards from time to time during systems. the excess peaches are }nr the winter and put out more poison, tapped or rubbed off by use of a QO if conditions warrant the treatment. rubber hose twelve to fifteen inches Ku $1 In order to reduce mouse 1n_]ury to long or by some other insulated de- bs * trees of all ages and especially to vice on the end of small poles, l iml young trees. it is helpful to rake usually four to seven feet long. This i all mulch material back about two system is fully ten times faster than tw feet from the trunk of each tree. the old hand thinning method and _m Also. grass and weeds growing up has been used successfully now for E5 et close to the trunks should be re- three years in many Kentucky _ HW moved, since these, as well as mulch orchards. The 1947 experiences Han}_ material close to tree trunks. fur- again brought out the well-known W13: nish ideal protection for mice to hide fact that it _is necessary to go over lh" under while injuring the trees: This the trees twice. about _2 weeks apart, `waf practice pays whether poisoning is to get the peaches thin enough. m done or not. It also enables growers Peach p,.,mmg_ It is .u_k,,O.n _d ict lo loonlo nY 1nJLn`Y booiluso mo that pruning of mature peach trees trupks can bs Soon- is an important means of thinning kentucky SFOWBYS should on the crop. as well as keeping the tO MC} Yn1i` Yognlof dealer for I`odon trees within bounds and promoting WSL U!do5_ If he doo$ not stock Zinc vigorous growth. In many orchards THQ ivmsphldc rcdcnticide, order direct wher-e priimnng had not shortened _ }n from Mr. L. C. Whitehead, D1\'1- the limbs. much breakage resulted O wl . Flon of P1`d8to1` and Rodent Con from the heavy fruit load being too mogt trol. North Carolina State College, {oy Oni gn nin ]iinbS_ nnd Raleigh. N. C. Strychnine-treated Peach insects The mm Cumuho fOl` oats bait may also be secured at this mqdc One Of it; hmvigst attacks On it on address. A few rush orders can Kmuckv p,i.,ciCS in the Ggrh, gprmg COM usually bg {med by the College Of of 1947 `Imspite of this most Ken? my Agriculture. Lexington, Kentucky. tuck}, 'g,.$.},St iliarlaged tot liave , , very gooc con ro a iarves une. RABBIT INJURX after a heavy spray or dust schedule dm; Let's not forget the goyioug above- or a combination of the two. In wm], ground damage often caused to fruit most Kentucky peach orchards the WZN trees by rabbits. The common cus- fruit count at harvest time showed in;} tom is to place a sleeve of hard- more 1ll_lUl`}' by the _01`10ll flint (45 ware cloth or small poultry wire moth than vby curculio. This indi- from about the trunk of each small tree. Cates that Kentucky peach growers ~s it< A wrapping of newspaper, brown will likely use more DDT for the " wrapping paper, black construction control of oriental fruit moth than heat paper (non creosote), or thin wood in 1947 and will, thereb>' 1`8_l 3 uSCd Yeneer strips are often used. Also, red mite and red spider condition Om; in recent years certain preparations that will have to be solved later, 7 _ have been developed that can be also. _ _ ?GtT home-made and painted on the Benzene hexaehloride looked fair- Om B ' trunks. One such mixture is the ly promising in 1947 tests for eur- 3 ` . . . r _ , . _ _ *