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Image 3 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 4, July 1943

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most 1943 Harvest Records-24-quart 1943 STRAW/BERRY MULCH g the . crates per acre (Average of sim- l`herc _ ilar treatments at the two fields) TRIALS . I; Another liiittiry for Early 1942. r · u c in uni- j 3 E? W A g padu_ Z Te ee 6 B1 . D. RMSTRONG fir? A 8*2 Zi rollowingl lep the outstatelding re- · ‘* ` ci GJ su ts of mu c ing uring e winter J- L- T""*‘*“‘·‘*“‘S gte gg ds was-·4o, additional mulch plots Foliage mOwed___ were staked out ln the fall of 1942 — middles cultivated 1.75 121 in the Paducah section of Western Feriege mOwed_ Kentucky. The results were again We e middres not cultivated 139 145 outstanding ln favor of early winter I" mulching. - w d 1 , m ci- . . . . imngf xisdijeg imt gxiiivmed 142 13Q Earlier trials had included differ- ghm, ‘ Weeds only, mowed- Ent plots treated with 1, 2, or 3 tons mere - middles cumvated 159 ]2Q of mulch per aere. Part of these were were Barred Om eariy June 135 122 mulched ln mid-December, part ln Hire Barred off, early July 122 123 @8YlY F€bY¤81`Yi and Daft H1 1803 th r March, with several plots left un- , egg * NOTE:These figures were :§sembled mulchgd. Olne tore per acre haieil ` » quickly for this edition an may be prove too lttle; t ree tons seeme Fillue subject to certain adjustments, but too much for Western Kentucky con- exggr _ in ggngra] Shggv the tr€·nd_ dltlons. The February application e led t was dropped _because the records ,h re " D, _ showed that ln most years severe ‘ ' |B¢‘¤BB\0¤ winter temperatures were ha e- 1 all i lI`Z·l\\’- . In addition id the tdidi yield, ind g¤‘,gm¤¤¤tt¤f lgbnr accompanied by high winds. In early n ap- .. lie linnglna W?5 nig On nndnn March a severe_ cold spell went to and i eeii ;1_e(;;"‘e?1u?§e 1;'§e;§’nen‘;,V€‘i)t;1‘e§_ about zero. This wezis gollowedl back » two hard frosts on pri 15 an , . . lots · . · €*D· p ‘ and a light flost on April 22. li the These fresultse bshreeavingleheé-ivy 1943 R d 2 rate m0Wmg, 0 owe y e cu 1V8·1OI'l econ- S 4-16-4 of the middles, to be more fruitful than barring on, are in line with Averaged together, /tho Decem- Very . Some_recent work done in North ber mulcned plots (liz and 2 tons N W Carolina. If these trends hold true €0mb1¤€¢$) D1`0d¤€€ 124 crates PH C i . . rickly in Other years, 11 will bg ei means of acre, wlllle the March mulched plots bm t’i€°d“°“‘gd‘“§“ ~i*“‘W‘°"""y ylildsi °“ £°J§’S;‘§€§}iC?2dS°$`%¥’id*i‘i`~2i§;’§§"di» {E5? , e secon rul ln ear, W1 ess _ _ . labor outlay thanghgs been neces- IH favor of December mulchlng. In a l°t sary in the past, using the barring- Sl118llt(3§t Qll TQDHGSSEE Sl`1lpp€I` I1€81` eieoeg off system. There is undougtedly} by, a Sllll1l31` lilceease fof 50 egraees . considerable seasonal effect an loca D6? a€1`€ Was la m QVC? O 8 `clany reactions to these various treat- D€€€mb€1‘ mulch- Nccds ments; hence it is planned to carry In both varieties and for both the n tng this work on for several years to December and the March Z}Dpl1C3· nts 111 collect more information on the tions, the plots_ mulched with 1*/; methods of renovation. tons per acre yielded slightly more 3 .. I V. V I Jfili, ll