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3 > Image 3 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 8, August 1944

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

mr far more effective than wcttablc even an average year. These low sulfur in preventing this trouble. yields are accounted for largely by fa. Kentucky spray letters since 1942 the growing conditions of the 1943 rtl- have recognized this disease and summer. Rainfall was exceptionally 159 recommended a pink bud applica- low during the summer of 1943 fol- A tion, A number of growers in the lowing a late, very wet spring and, [5 1 Paducah section used the wettable as a result, plant growth of all *_! sulfur spray in 1943 with varying varieties was poor. As might be > results. In 1944 several growers ap- expected, Blakemore produced plied the llg to 2 gallons of lime more plants under the dry condi- _m _ sulfur per 100 gallons of spray when tions than any other variety and 1111 1 their peaches were in theadvanccd jtg yields were 1133111, 3111131 10 pink bud stage and obtained con- 111163 01191111 siderably better control than pre- mil viously. No report of spray injury OVOY H D01`i0d of several years, 'b1 has been had and no evidence of Blakemore and Premier have been [Em spray injury has been seen from the the most consistent producers, but "" use of the lime sult`ur at that stage the yields from these varieties in SL 2 of l>1l1 Milf d0\'l0Pm0i AS is both 1943 and 1944 were lower than M9 ; known. the weather is cool and there 31.3 USL13111, 01313111Gd The r11111S_ L is VUYY mil'? lmilcll follilgc 3`Ql $lC see varieties and several others fell 1 veloped prior to the peachrblooming 1311 $1101.1 1111S year O1 111,311. 1.31.1. ueiiod. Consequently, it is safe to 110311 1.131dS 111 1943. F111.1111. 1S1S use the weak lime sulfur spray at 3111 11311111 C311131;1 011 11-1111 all 1-31-13- tlwt time H~~<>\1v lim Sulfur tips. it-ni the exception Or Dresden 1_ . sprays should never be applied to 111111311 111 tcsts CD1-31~111 3 1131.1Oci E13 trees after the blossoming O1 1111313 1,031.51 has 11O1 111.01.133 10 ,_ " be a variety worthy of further trials `\\'here serious, this blossom blight under central Kentucky conditions. 1911 . stage of brown rot will heavily re- Starbright, likewise, appears to 1~111S duce vthc number of blossoms and show but little promise. The quality 1111.3 1 the size of the crop, and will help of the fruit is excellent. but plant 111111 Q carry over infections that can later growth. even in favorable years, is 1 11 1 attack the fruit prior to and as rip- too limited and yields are too low C1111 _ ening begins. The pre-harvest to warrant its recommendation. In 11111. brown rot sprays and dusts gener- most seasons, Catskill will produce 1 111 ally start three _wceks to a month exceptionally well, but the results 111 11 1 before each var1ety ripcns. with a in 19-14 prove quite conclusively that second application applied about under conditions of inadequate rain- __ two weeks before harvest begins. In fall in the first growing year, it will Owl]: - 1omi quar11s11it istconlsidered b1~ne- not measure up to expectations. _ icia o a imc o iesc >re-iar- kills 2 vest tt-ample Spii-pi sprays lp ada- Tim dwbls 1`wS.f Bl%l<~ was 1 to help correct Spine pr me aeiat-ea "'l* SlY"Fl uw lgh?l Ydtls Qi T_l` ` arsenical injury to the foliage which amy Yalllcti l94_4` lxelg SI1" H. Hi Z ;* often shows up late in the season H10 1t:H,1\11l? 1a_l11_1111 a1?1;El1\S T11; as a result of the sprays applied at 811CD1-;1E1S11Q1;1.i 111;, 1.011.S 3111113 111 11 _ th; ShuCl-fall mid l0ll1 l>ll0d> 1~011S (mp met apart. Then similar This 1 0ah_glO'C1`s QVC migod te *39911 pairs of rows were set four feet 1111 tie alert for_ this blossom blight ppm-{_ All runners were removed UC1111 1rouble and, it it has. been a factor 1-10111 me 1,13111S 31 31,1,10X1m3tp1y g. in 1];113l11l8Sl to SDNY m 1945 to l)l`C twoweek intervals thrtiughout the ,11pgp ' summer, so these p ants were 1111*11r actually grown in a hill system.The " 1 bc- . berries were exceptionally nice and 1111111 ' LEXINGTQN STR,A\VBERRY 1-111e yie1d as shown by the tilfle, was 1]1`111 1 J.) Cl`Ll CS l`l`lOlL DCP HCYC `lillll OY Q 1113- - the Blakemore grown in the matted 11111t row. ssom Strawberry yields nt. the Experi- The following table gives the var- lercd ment Station Farm, at Lexington, iety yields, comparisons and dates an is ln 1944 were much lower than l'or of harvest t`or 1943 and 1944.