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8 > Image 8 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 3, No. 5, December 1947

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

try to ripen. These symptoms usual- the disease onto their farms by "' ly occur first in the lower parts of digging plants from a ncighbor`s fields, in little draws. dips or de- infected field. lt will take the co- pressions. Most of the foliage operation of all growers in a section scorches on seriously infected plants to keep this disease from seriously and the berries do not mature or crippling the industry. This is es- are seedy and of very low quality. pecially true in sections of west- Most of the infected plants con- ern Kentucky and elsewhere where tinue to lose vigor and die out. The much of the soil devoted to straw- disease can be identified easiest by berry growing is rather tight and " carefully digging suspected plants poorly drained. and splitting the riots lengthwise. \ In diseased lants tie centra core _ (or stele) oflihe roots is a darlii red HINTS AND ()BSERVATIOl\S or co er color. This corres on s to the zijrijpearance of the legd in a BY W- W MAGILL pencil Fpht lcngthlusg _ _ lf you failed to control appl.~ gr Comml mcasm-cs` At pmbgm thc scab on your fruit or foliage this fr the best Comm] Swms to be le year don't be discouraged. ltemenir lll Qvflid the dlS?*$ if POSSlb1 This ber,`wc had almost perfect scah cfm bs dime- to G large Qxwnt b3' weather through late May and all iii Smtlllg 0lY Clmll Pl2lllt5 that lllV of June. six weeks after the scati if come from inspected fields. Use season of normal years. " higher. well-drained soil as far as possible. especially after the disease , v has become established on the farm. PEACH BRON R01 t-; Sctllng bl`l`}` Pl?mt$ en Silllilll rldscs Attention -Farm orchard ani r: has weren helpful in lft' Ellld lllSlll tfltiwllli at least five ys31.s_ since the disease with a very high humidity itliifitiglr ri remains in the soil for an unknown late JulY._ml_Ail?ll*g Smgie U _Oi_ length of time. The use of resistant mme*l gmlius Gum dt mm}; `_ i . . sarv to applv fiom -1 to 0 sulphu. g "a"S ld be an ldwl `l sprays or duists during the 20 ams . measure; h.O'\l" to dfltet we krww iust ahead of harvest to save their . of no satisfactory shipping berry sms {mm I-OL , that is resistant to the trouble. The ` , United States Department of Agri- { . Y Y I culture and several state experi- SAFE' RATHER 'IHAN S0Rl{\ ; ment stations are attempting to Buy your 14948 nitrogen fertiligrer i breed new varieties that arc resist- now or the first date you can find , 3nt_ The Temple variety Seems {aj}-- sonic available. From all reports it ]y resistant to I-sd stsis and is dO_ will be scarce and hard to get in ing nicely in several infected areas 1948* in other states but little is known, to date, of its behavior in Ken- TROUBLE AGAIN tueky. Where tried, Temple seems , _ I _ __ _ to be satisfactory for local markets if?) mimy ;p?i_5l(){\}i and processing but tw Sm lm 3 $iiiy`iErLi iii ttf? tpFa;1-.l"2?i ldl>l Shippmg Vamciy Much orchard mice last winter. A fall ap- _ testing Of mslstant Secdlmgs and plieation of poison is more profit- new sorts is scheduled for Ken- ublcthammjmsd {mcs tucky the coming season, as well as possibly some breeding work. The presence of this disease in a A BARGAIN section (as it is known to be started Are you a regular subscriber to around Paducah) makes it more any fruit journal'? If you got only important than ever to use only in- one "idea" from it during the next spectcd plants for setting. Several twelve months. you would certainly growers are known to have brought be ahead. . 8