Pineapple Culture in Florida

One of 1,873 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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"This bulletin discusses the history of pineapple growing in Florida, the usual methods of culture, the causes for the recent decline of the industry, and the most promising methods for its restoration. This once thriving industry has rapidly declined in recent years.... As a practical method of restoring abandoned fields, it is recommended that Natal grass be sown and allowed to grow on the impoverished soil for two years or longer.... Whenever pineapples begin to show a decrease in production the land should again be rotated to Natal grass. By the use of the methods suggested, which are based upon ... continued below

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35 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.

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Vosbury, E. D. (Edward David), b. 1887 & Winston, John R. (John Robinson), b. 1890 1921.

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"This bulletin discusses the history of pineapple growing in Florida, the usual methods of culture, the causes for the recent decline of the industry, and the most promising methods for its restoration. This once thriving industry has rapidly declined in recent years.... As a practical method of restoring abandoned fields, it is recommended that Natal grass be sown and allowed to grow on the impoverished soil for two years or longer.... Whenever pineapples begin to show a decrease in production the land should again be rotated to Natal grass. By the use of the methods suggested, which are based upon experimental planting made by the Bureau of Plant Industry, it is believed that pineapple growing eventually can be reeestablished." -- p. 2

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35 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.

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Issued November 1921. Includes bibliographical references.

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Vosbury, E. D. (Edward David), b. 1887 & Winston, John R. (John Robinson), b. 1890. Pineapple Culture in Florida, pamphlet, 1921; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86039/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.