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2 > Image 2 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 10, February 1945

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

doned the business because of the tral or western Kentucky grower difficulty of pest control, may be with mature apple orchard knows encouraged to return to it. Then, that from 3 to 10 arsenical or nico- there are new developments in tine sprays are required to control spray equipment that point to the this pest. This will require from ` saving of time and labor. one to four (or more) pounds of I Recently, the fruit breeding sta- arsenate of lead per tree, depending . tions havIeI introduced many new on the tree size and the infestation. varieties. o doubt, from these new ,. . . , .. - , , r , $01*5, few will be f<>d te be H.*1:;:*1,:zrnzas*:,,r:;:$ssi;;; i more desirable ann <>fit=l>1+= rnon wrsenical sprays one at shuck-fall 1 the old ones now cultivated. The turd one ILO Class re 2 weeks later l varieties grown have always been la all peach serays mast gre.el.; n pig raoror in sueeess and hi rne use as much limenas arsenate As years ahead rney may bs or srnr lead or 2 pounds per 100 gallons greater importance Tne Ksik>* plusyabouet 2 pounds of zinc sulfate Experiment Station has a number as a eer.r.eell\,e fer.`ar.serlleal burrrv f the MW rarisess <> test wd me In addition to the above weste comments on their behavior will be em' Keatueky growers have bees reported in this bulletin from time eerrlrre `benem from an arserrleal to tune spray applied for late curculio con- Fruit gro}rers on rne `nore are trol one month before harvest. For more optimistic than they have been peaelr seal) sulfur ls usually added for several years, but over-optimism re me leriday spray and arwtlrer should always be avoided. Experi- sulfur sara`, appllerl before harwsr enced growers in established locali- fer brewrr 'rel ties may well contemplate new or- 7. ` . chard plantings, with full considera- Mh rn.es*e pnsre needs of S_rr> tion Of the marked Changes Clrmly materials in mind it is good business foreshadowed for the post-war era. fvr the grower ro order or. nnrrr Irlexraerrerleed perserrs would be definite commitments for his ma- well, advised to give careful con- terror wen rn oorenee ono nor def Siaeration to the highiy specialized pwd ssg It at the lee _ and complicated nature of the fruit rnomenr Wnere orders. are prawn business and proceed with caution. eorrY rr grres the rernnen rrnorr" The pOst_War period should wit_ Sallr, and nrz1flL1f8Ctul1' all oppor- ness the establishment of a sound runny ro denrer rne goods on nnse V fruit program ra the areas Of Kem The same thing is true concerning _ tucky where fruit crops can be rernnZerrnoterrors made to flourish. Some of these It naturally takes a good machine areas are already well established, to apply the spray materials listed but many possibilities of develop- above. Hence it is the part of wis- ment are still to be realized. dom to keep the sprayer well lubri F cated and tightened up; as well as to make needed repairs at any brief . ARE YOU PREPARED FOR slack period. A THE PEST BLITZ OF 1945? Several pitifuldcases were re- ported in 1943 an 1944 concerning W D' ARMSTRONG spray machines that broke down. From the wisdom of history and resulting in the loss of the crop from _ Xp1`iC thI are things that we Scab Or worms before repair parts have learned to accept as natural. could be obtained. Large quantities Practically every Kentucky apple of spare and repair parts are carried grower expects an early spring along by every armored division. lt apple scab attack if he has such is just as logical for the fruit grower varieties as Delicious, Winesap, Ben to keep on hand a few extra critical , - Davis, and Rome. The required and heavy \VH1`iHl', SPYBY Pli`l$ sprays for scab extend from the With all types of food and frurt _ V start of growth to the first or second vitally needed in our war effort, it { cover sprays; and require 2 gallons is patriotic to guard every possible ' of lime sulfur per 100 gallons in the way against loss from breakdowns. _;; pre-bloom sprays followed by 6 to 8 Sprayer parts are more difficult to . pounds of microfine sulfur per 100 get now, but every company I is gallons in the calyx and first cover making a supreme effort to furnish spray. repair parts for their sprayers in As for codling moth, every cen- use over the country. . 2 r