Experiment Station Record, Volume 92, January-June, 1945 Page: 156
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156 EXPERIMENT STATION RECORD [Vol. 92
ing vetch and its root ecology; silage making with Johnson grass and urea;
minerals in beef production; oats, barley, and corn for finishing calves and pigs;
northwestern v. southwestern ewes; the importance of feeding dairy cows liberally;
mineral requirements and vitamin A production of dairy cows; effects of feed on
dairy bulls; Johnson grass silage for dairy cows; improving household management;
vitamin and mineral studies on vegetables; sweetpotato culture; investigations
with grapes, apples, and other fruits; plant diseases, notably of cotton and
tomatoes; value of pasture for poultry and grass and legumes as sources of
vitamin A; control of boll weevil in cotton and of insects in stored corn; beekeeping
in the Delta; fertilizers and legumes for the Delta; variety and fertilizer tests
of vegetables; cottonwood planting and poisoning of unwanted trees; kudzu and
other hay and grazing crops; rotations; and fertilizers for tung trees. Most of
this material has also appeared in Mississippi Farm Research (E. S. R., 90, p. 141).
Annual Report of [Nevada Station], S. B. DOTEN. (Coop. U. S. D. A. et al.).
(Nevada Sta. Rpt. 1943, pp. 27, illus. 4).-Notes are given on the various projects,
including a finding that Halogeton glomeratus is a dangerously poisonous plant on
the sheep ranges of northeastern Nevada; improving the Rambouillet breed of sheep;
annual bromegrasses and Kentucky bluegrass as invaders of sheep and cattle
ranges; quality of irrigation waters; economic efficiency of alfalfa hay as a sole
ration for dairy cattle; turkey feeding; corn silage for beef cattle; bacillary
hemoglobinuria; mineral deficiency diseases of sheep and cattle; encephalomyelitis;
and use of phosphates.
Agricultural research in New Hampshire: Annual report of the director of
the Agricultural Experiment Station for the year ending June 30, 1943, M. G.
EASTMAN ET AL. (New Hampshire Sta. Bul. 351 (1943), pp. 66, illus. 4).-Brief
summaries, in part noted elsewhere in this issue, are given of the work in progress
or completed in agricultural economics, including the marketing of McIntosh
apples and savings in egg transportation and farm practices; agricultural engineering,
including a home-made power wood saw; dairying, including treatment of
streptococcic mastitis and chore practices in dairy barns; field crops and fertilizers,
including fertilizer tests with potatoes, rotations with sweet corn as a cash crop,
relation of potash levels to persistence of clover and hay stands, and variety and
strain tests with oats, barley, corn, and alfalfa; forestry, including propagation of
sugar maples, sprout growth of several species, spruce reproduction, and the supply
of low-grade woods for plastics; fruit production, including composition of fruit
spurs as related to fruit bud formation, winter injury, storage of McIntosh apples,
fertilizers and mulches for fruit trees, establishing low-bush blueberries on
abandoned farms, improvement of high-bush blueberries, variety tests of raspberries,
grapes, and strawberries; insect control, including penetration of contact
insecticides and ovicides; ornamentals; pastures, including management studies,
the production of full roughage requirements on dairy farms, pasture species for
New Hampshire, and eradication of Ranunculus acris; breeding strawberries,
tomatoes, tetraploid plants, apple rootstocks, Rubus spp., watermelons, and beans;
plant pathology, including work with bacterial ring spot of potatoes, spraying for
apple scab, and disease resistance in tomatoes and muskmelons; poultry, including
the etiology, pathology, and prevention of contagious indigestion and studies of
viability; soils, including influence of soil texture on growth of potato tubers;
vegetable production, including storage of squash and treatment of seeds with
hormones; nutrition, including pellets for horse feeds, protein and energy utilization
by dairy calves and lactating cows, effect of canning and freezing on ascorbic
acid and carotene content of blueberries, and food consumption of New Hampshire
families in March; growth of Gerbera in the greenhouse; and pullorum
testing of poultry.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Administration. Office of Experiment Stations. Experiment Station Record, Volume 92, January-June, 1945, book, 1947; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5064/m1/169/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.