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Image 1 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 4, July 1943

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il Vol.2 JULY, 1943 ' No.4 W. D. ARMSTRONG, Horticulturist, Editor HORMONE SPRAYS from dealers and should be used _· as recommended by the manufac- The use of the hormone sprays to turer, or summer oil may be used prevent preharvcst drop of apples for this purpose, at the rate of one ? has proved to be profitable on _va- quart to 100 gallons of spray. Tests rieties that have this fault. Delicious show savings of as much as 5 bushels T is especially subject to early drop. per tree. -_i The spray is not recommended on Growers should give special at- varieties not subject to drop. tention to the need for hormone T The spray should be applied about Sprays thrs year; Smee they reduee 2 10 days or 2 weeks before the nor- the hazard or drcppmg and wil · mal harvest date. Hormone spray SWE 3 l0¤g€1‘ period to safely pick y marenais are nandied by all me the frwt when 1¤b¤r is apt to be § leading dealers in spray materials Scarce- and should be used at the rate ....1.-- recommended by the manufacturer. ·L Usually, one spray is sufficient. The BITTER ROT OF APP]-ES spray should be thorough and with good pressure' W. D. VALLEAU . The effectiveness of the spray de- Bitter rot occurs during periods __ pends on adequate coverage of spray, of high temperature and high hu- Q proper timing (too early or too late midity at any time during the grow- —— ~· may be ineffective), and the season ing season after about the fifteenth j (severity of dropping varies with of June. Experienced growers are Q the weather). The use of a spreader familiar with the numerous pin- -· and sticker also helps to improve point brown spots on_the surface 1 the effectiveness. These are available of the fruit which rapidly develop l and ;_ wd . 5 V . J ` aa,. ‘..¤·j‘ · eners `*» 1 I .“ TQ ( V. ° .3* ?‘ 1se of _ T.:< , , ‘ _ - ' `· —. _ · · U ·. » *\ . . V ` " —~ r .. Z , ~` -=?Ci L _, _‘~·:,— . ., Zvi .·*· , {.r·_ _ ; . ·_.' · J j~ _ ;r;.r .,, ·:‘· L; - ~?` Y I ' ‘» Ni ‘*" ·‘ Y je ~< ·.;`2YI»}‘?` ud bc Y i D . Q' ' " Y ‘ i "Q .,"`Q ~.‘“` r ¤t can i 5%-24 `. A —r \‘ py kx or 2 » Q'; essen- { *€%;_,;'1` · · " "Z`*?* ** fs.`Z'j·§r?`i' e-‘°— I " ii? i · .’;f.;•w5i . ’ .· ` " Q. »`·,···;—`.`;rg§_:·;._ · ` _4" ·: ag ’ the li · . ‘ .- 1· . ;~e;w,2r¤.~.#\*·;¤• es in- · _ ·_— _ S. .;~._;.~·_-i ` --=»~.;,= Salad r · ` t ' *3a%'*i$‘i‘eii`°;e'i§ei ` . ` ~ · » ·. A Y1 de to » . , .* ·,· - _ er i- · ` "§%`· , _- =¢» Ht- Ying? Y ‘°§%`&t:%’ - » r; ._..-:,• •p$` * _» __ I · . _ -‘ . cm ··+?»x·4|»*Y ·?‘*.¢€r` , . -. `·*· 8*%* $§.__»."> Should ·"e‘¤e¥?®' Ir`, h r- aL? i rrr e ·`—.. } and ('f ___ ` "Drops" iindjr hor- §;1'°{§_. _» "` ¤ 1”" `e "` QA i "Dr¤p§‘ rundfr are; not; A;. -*+.23 *‘ NY. "‘°"¤·$ F G We `a~` yr ,';~.`_`T—‘f—*r·—.iéiejl`]‘ w`t ormone _ ·‘-jf¤.j MA`*¥9Y:‘SY’*`-{ " " `?l ~ ‘Y·;='y* 2) · `7 <$§#r`¥"*~ `· ey b° ¥ `Y`:`Q**- * ‘<< C 'i'— J ·;"?,¢?* nie . Exten- BULLETIN OF THE KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY .1%;. N