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8 > Image 8 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 1, No. 11, August, 1939 to September, 1939

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

ii as a means of growing extra material Lexington, August 4 Y that could be cut and placed under Au lnteresten and entnusisstte \0l this t1`S HS fi mulch- group of fruit growers from over cen- - In discussing apple pruning, he tral and northern Kentucky met at stated that in Ohio trees that were the Experiment Station Horticultural pruned less produced a total of more farm on Friday, August 4 for a Field fruit of all grades and were larger Meeting. The growers from twenty _ than heavier pruned trees. As o. or more counties were especially , pruning suggestion he mentioned interested in seeing tho newer hardy going in under the trees before harvest peach varieties fruiting. Outstanding T and noting the type of wood that among these was the Halehaven, zi tzlrlY ; bears the small undersized poorly yellow freestone of high quality, ripe colored fruit. That is the type of wood August 1, in the Lexington dlstrlct. _ . he suggested taking out at pruning The Yedette, a canadian variety is Tl time. also showing much promise. These . Ml._ Wllllam Fegenlmsln presldent varieties and others are bearing a full lll tl of Kentucky Horticultural Society and Crop iilo Sllllo of iomliorhilllfs of 1S last Superintendent of the Horticultural and 2_3 fer two nights lees $oo$oo lllt.(, 1 Fair, discussed standard and new In the apples, much interest was _ _ features of the exhibits to be shown shown in the Paducah variety which ln"` this year and urged growers to take has a heavy bearing record here over lllv advantage of their opportunity to a long period of years. Several of the disp l exhibit fruit at the State Fair. Any newer introductions were also ot llm . fruits including apples, peaches, special interest as well as some of . V " grapes or pears, which mature ahead the older varieties that are more or Tim of State Fair dates (Sept. 11 to Sept. less generally overlooked at present. lllll ` 16), should be shipped to the Ken- Some interesting examples of top- {left, tucky State Fair, care of the Mer- working and bridge grafting were l~ll(l chants Ice and Cold Storage Company, seen. In the spray plots Dr. Rltcher ` Louisville, Kentucky. This fruit will pointed out a series that had received \ll be stored at no expense to the grower a nicotine schedule through the sea- lead and will be delivered to the fair son in comparison to others that were l'nl grounds by the fair management on sprayed with arsenate of lead. Rosy llll t the opening day of the fair. aphis injury that gave promise of de- ( , . A discussion or the strawberry work releviee ooilior ie the Soosoo did eel {ml I; _ was lead by W_ D_ Armstrong Partlal develop even on the unsprayed check lllr LY results of the 1939 mulching work trS llllll were given. These showed that the The Latham. red rssnherry nlsnlins been . j A heavier mulches caused the berries to which is seven years old bore a l. l ;_ j_ be slightly larger and free from grit Sllloudid CWD this Your and tho new U, . , and caused the ripening to be a few canes for the 1940 crop were look- \ IU il days later, Due to the mild winter ing fine. This vigorous condition was app Q there was little damage from freezing hmughll about hY summer hordeullx t'll,l _ even where no mulch was applied. In SDMYS 8-ud h8VY 9DDllo3ii0ilS of . _ ; Helds Where the rows yan up and down manure and nitrate fertilizers. Of m . a slope and where the berry ridges the black raspberries the following: flllll ~ '- -gj were high the early mulch applied at three Varieties are producing good l`' ll _ ; from the heavy winter and spring is apparently the most resistant to li ._ Li rains. The unmulched and late anthracnose. The Sodus, purple 'll.< Q mulched berries were earlier and this raspberry is outstanding in vigor and nth. 5 ll fact was a decided advantage this productiveness. hn, _ Soosoih The need io? this work to The strawberry yields in general 2 _ _ li extend over several years of various were low this year yet the Catskill - ' j, ll weather conditions was pointed out. variety Stgod out again with s very lfhl a ._ A report of inspection of the Yel high Yield- lo" , lows-Free strains of Blakemore plants The tour through the grounds was L. l in cooperative trials with growers led by Mr. W. W. Magill. Discussions l V _ _ ~ Showed that none of these plantings in the iield were led by Dr. W. D. Val- l I . have any yellows showing up to date. lean, Dr. P. O. Ritcher, Prof. C. S. ll ll __ Growers who plan to plant Blakemore \Va,ltman, Prof. A. J. Olney, and Mr. nf 3 - -_ were urged to use only yellows-free W. D. Armstrong, all of the College of _ plants of known origin. Agriculture. BU l 8 - in