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Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 1, No. 10, June, 1939 to July, 1939

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

*"W Vol. 1 June and July, 1939 No. 10 KENTUCKY FRUIT NOTES I I W. D. Armstrong, Horticulturist, Editor I Notice.The June and July issues of this bulletin are being combined. - The next regular issue will come out in August. i FRUIT GROWERS AND THE the manner in which their crops , TRIPLE-A are classified under the program in i V ROBERT S. REED, order that they may plant within j , Siam AAA- ONCE their acerage allotments in 1939. _ The Farm Program offers prac- l`irst of all the acreage on the farm r tically every fruit grower in Ken- is divided into two main land uses; j g tucky an opportunity to solve one cropland and non-cropland. Crop- ; of his most pressing problcins. land acreage includes that which is g The problem we speak of is that devoted to depleting crops, non- { which is common to all farmers; depleting crops and also idle acre- Q l the maintenance of soil feitility. age in the regular rotation. The - The fruit grower in order to im- acreage devoted to strawberries is i prove the quality and increase his considered as depleting only when l "_ s yields must maintain and improve the berries are harvested for any - the fertility of his soil regard- purpose except when in a h_ome ly . i less of whether he grows apples, garden. However, if the straw- 3 peaches. or berries. The Farm Pro- berries then become destroyed by _ gram is not designed for the benefit water. frost, or do not bear for any - of any particular class or type of reason. and are not harvested in 3 farmer. Its purpose is to improve 1939. the acreage occupied by the . farming conditions in general. The strawberries is then non-depleting. if ,. j 5 program provides for conservation Strawberry growers who have lost g l payments in order to encourage their crops this year may substitute 3 farmers to take better care of th_eir an acreage of other depleting crops lf V land by seeding legumes, terracing, for their non-bearing strawberries . using green manure crops, and without incurring any deduction I many other soil-building practices. for exceeding the general depleting lf}- t._ , ` These practices are not foreign to acreage. Any acreage of new the fruit grower for our better strawberries set in the spring of _ orchardmen have learned long ago this yeai will be considered as non- ,52.3 that in order to stay in the fruit depleting. 9 business they must maintain the (`ommereial orchards. that is F fertility of their soils. orchards from which most of the i F All farmers in the program for production is sold, are considered 9 l9Zi9 have been informed regarding as occupying non-cropland. Culti- the number of acres of depleting rated blackberries. dewberries. N Crops that may be grown on the raspberries. gooseberrics. and vine- - < farm in 1939. Payments on special yards aie also considered as t crops such as tobacco and wheat. occupying non-cropland. f are made to producers planting In 1939 a maxiinum payment within their 19339 allotments. which may be earned in connection F Fruit. growers are interested in with soil-building practices is com- `Q BULLETIN OF THE KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY la+ge,g_j 15 %