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Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 3, No. 2, July 1946

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

, ~, other _=L_ . th so " Vo]_ 3 _.,(>*' July. 1946 No.2 lcon- __ _ _. _ 5-{B We ...-"A..A._. rght, .i - ;S=;gg .~rg,?.lEN T U C K Y F R U IT N O T E S good i W. D. Armstrong, Horticulturist, Editor le to ld be ltgigl THE KENTUCKY STATE `}ftY_mCCtl{1g beg at Epringlgeld, inois, eary in ecem er. any l l HORTICULTURAL SQCIETY interesting and valuable suggestions t1 The 89th Annual Meetlrtg of the on fruit varieties and culture, dis- tance . ere;)-_ the College _of Agriculture ported ?t10S and Home Economics cooperating, The gftgyngon Session was d_ Ofar. was held at Mayfield on Frldiiyi voted entirely to discussion of in- t0 be January 18, l946 4 An U5llY sect and disease control Dr. L. F. S will I large number of fruit L1l0\\'C`$ WCYC Steiner of the Federal Insect Labo- 535 of in attendance from Kentucky and rotor-yy at Vincennes, Indiamh r_ e de- nearby points in 'I`enRiTSe0.ffM1$ ported in detail on the results of souri. and Illinois. o iccrs their 1945 DDT experiments for trees ; were re-elect;dH\;}jrlt_11 FY<>DDi control of codling motl5T Spray Paducah. presicent; i iam cgen- programs containing D aone * bush, Louisville. vice president: and DDT in combination with ar- 1siOn_ B Dr, D. W. Doroini lllaytlelflh \'1CC senate of lead and nicotine com- ; president; Wen el _ tan oose. liinations had again given egrcellent ggeixg ` Paintsyille. Vlee Dl`t$l(`l(lllZ itrltl VV- codling moth control. In his opin- visea _ W. Magill. leNlllgt0ll. SCl`l&il`}' ion DDT promises to he of great { you ` treasurer`. value in apple orchards where acter I On the morning progranr Paul growers have not been able to con- ippre- ~. Shepard. Director of the Missouri trol codling moth with sprays con- lwill ? Fruit Experiment Station at Z\iIoun- taining arsenate of lead. nicotine, lit to tain Grove, talked on early apple and summer (lll.- Of equal interest. V production. The U. S._ apple tree however. was his warning that un- population has been shrinking for a restricted use of DDT could bring number of years. he said, and thc about some very serious conse- ;()N$ . nation will soon be producing far quenecs in apple production. The too few apples unless tree planting common red spider and the_ Euro- ` is resumed at an early date. Of pcan red mite tend to multiply in special interest to western Ken- large numbers late in the season , tucky growers was his statement on trees where earlier sprays of tlm` that this section could put early DDT have killed parasites. If the rkF* apples on the market almost as soon red mite or red spider injury is not use It as any other section in the United noticed and corrective sprays _ap- is and States and that this asset should be plied, serious defoliation and injury taken advantage of. Production of to the trees often occur. A large early apples in blocks separated part of the 1946 program of work is _ from late-maturing apples was sug to be devoted to further studies on _ ver if gested, in order to reduce the cod- the control of these red mites and ? Bet- 9 ling moth hazard in the early apple spiders. _ little ` blocks. Such varieties as Lodi. Dr. P. O. Ritcher reported on the Red Bird. Close, Henry Clay, and control of oriental fruit moth With ` Yellow Transparent were suggested DDT and other materials in tests as worthy of trial. at the Eison orchard near Paducgh. also a . A Sl10I`t Sumniary of the very ini- (These tests were lepolted in - ven if D01`t8I1t work of the National Apple tllllilll the Mareli ISSUQ t3fvKll%1?;Y work. ll"t$tltute, the National Peach Coun- Fruit Notes.) IHC also 1;\1Y\ ' eil. and the Fruit Foundation was cureulio situation ot 194o with sug- . given by Frank Street of Hender- gcstions for 1946 control. f ld Sen. W. D. Armstrong gave a re- The Kentucky l1`u1t_ SDYHY Sfihidj gplfng Dert on some ot the highlights of tile? and Spray sgigrcewplganshlgr the Illinois State Horticultural So- 194) were ISCLISSQ I - ' enter- . CIRCULAR OF THE KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAIQ EXPERIMENT . STATION, LEXINGTON, KENTUCK