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Image 2 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 4, No. 5, Fall 1951

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

Planting; Plant with crown flush with surface of ground hole We enough for roots to be fanned out. Firm soil around roots. Water if necessary. W ( Planting distance: Set in beds with plants l foot apart in each -_T1E-e eds should be 4 rows wide with a Zfootalley between beds. cc Culture: sf T Cultivate for approximately l month. tn { B. Remove bloom until about the last of June, or until a th ;;;}*crown is developed. Then let fruit de- velop. bi C. Remove all runners throughout season. { D. Mulch with l" to l 1/Z"sawdustof any kind about l month gl 5.iE.plaHii Plots should be entirely free of weeds at W this time. Si E. Hand weed as necessary. Pl F. Pick every other day. bl G. Irrigation is necessary most years. During dry summers even this method of culture is not satisfactory unless ir- rigation is practiced. lrrigate often with a mediuma- E mount of water rather than soaking the soil less frequent- ll ly. Morning or mid-day is the best time to water. . Size of plot: lf moisture conditions are favorable, ZOO plants ilgojtiurnish 80-100 pints of fruit during July, August, September, and part of October, or until frost. Varieties: Gem, Superfection, and Streamliner have been tried at Lexington; the first two were superior. Brilliant, 20th Centruy, and Red Rich have done exceptionally well in Ohio. THE MEADOW NEMATODE IN STRAWBERRIES C. E. Chaplin Meadow nematodes, which are microscopic worms, have h been found in many strawberry plantings and are suspected to be p causing considerable root damage. Experiments have been set C up, at the Experiment Station in Lexington, in an effort to learn how best to combat this pest. Evidence, obtained to date seems to indicate that several treatments may be helpful in the control t G of nematodes. Fall plowing appears to reduce the nematode pop- 1 ulation materially. Summer fallowing and cultivated crops pre- e ceding strawberries in the rotation appear to be very promising 5 aids in nematode control. Use of soil fumigants is being investi- i gated but no recommendations can yet be made. f i 2 - t < I.