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

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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 FbY81`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 trnd_ dltlons. The February application e led t was dropped _because the records ,h re " D, _ showed that ln most years severe ' |BBB\0 winter temperatures were ha e- 1 all i lI`Zl\\- . In addition id the tdidi yield, ind g,gmttf 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;,Vi)t;1e_ 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 bshreeavinglehe-ivy 1943 R d 2 rate m0Wmg, 0 owe y e cu 1V81OI'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$) D1`0d 124 crates PH C i . . rickly in Other years, 11 will bg ei means of acre, wlllle the March mulched plots bm tidgd ~i*W"""y ylildsi JS;}iC?2dS$`%id*ii`~2i;"di {E5? , e secon rul ln ear, W1 ess _ _ . labor outlay thanghgs been neces- IH favor of December mulchlng. In a lt sary in the past, using the barring- Sl118llt(3t Qll TQDHGSSEE Sl`1lppI` I181` eieoeg off system. There is undougtedly} by, a Sllll1l31` lilceease fof 50 egraees . considerable seasonal effect an loca D6? a1` Was la m QVC? O 8 `clany reactions to these various treat- Dmb1 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