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Image 2 of Kentucky fruit notes v.1 n.09.

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much speculation among growers again the importance of the use of li aud V ; as to how much later the heavy old straw or insuring the germi- gflll ' mulch applications ivould cgugg 118.iQlOIl of til \Vi1C8.i3 seed bf0l`C ` Phu T . those berries to be. Also it was HPPIYIHS the mulch- Y D . pointed out by sonic that in hold- A eeyrrlete Sct ef lmrvcst Nt" Wat l mg back oomo of the blooms tbo ards will he kept ea these plete m zz j h hoovy mulch might protect those showing the dates of harvest and V SO. 1 p1Ot`S from late froozo or frost the trend as tO.Ci1l`i11lCSS and late- { whl] _ ihjmoh ness of each ot the plots, as well _ Soil On most of the patches where fsf the iizc ejyljje tgitiifgd ge ~ T there was ear edema of the me tt Zim?-JF& ooo will e ...*3 I there was noticed considerable th t g d f C} u_atmCmS hr 7 T washing of soil away from the . ti then S? rgar More Negril; . 1oots of the plants on the edges of m .8 wifi? geasohs of diffwcnh a P] g the ridge. This was more notice- covgliiilg 0 B .l`1 f C0 Imc b i able on first-year patches than on u I mms wl * O I. ` 1 T second-year patches where the nfmied bfI any hdggmtfo n' h I l foliage and growth was thicker. Gusmus can 0 rea'? c is lgmt Om patch Where the rows nm up eral recommendations asec on 1 - and down the slope and are quite the Wm-k' ` _ highly ridged showed severe wash- - = in of soil away from the plants W-H NT-ED ` ' a j ancd showed considerable root and ITE GRUBS WA tha . Y CTOW11 injury where th soil had Every year Strahvberry growers cbt ` l bll Washed 3WaY mid the l`0`ll have trouble with grub worms and ars ef the plant and the base ef the woot to know how to get rid of i m roots had been exposed to the hard {hgm_ The truth is that Export l cu] _ fl`ZS ef kltff Wllltm`- A l`tlTl ment Station workers are at a loss pet 21111011ht of 'fhlS _lJl1l`Y Collld also to answer such questions, since no We .-~ he laid te hwvlng hy fl`0$t; tlllt one in this country knows mncli fhg . aa We have had a rather mild about obo grub worms injurinr W . winter, most of this was laid to StIaWhB1IjS_ PN i i' the Washing ef the Sail, especially Dr. P. 0. Rnobor or the Experi- Pri Wha? lt WaS hated that lldl` tilt? ment Station has studied white he earlier mulch in the same field this grubs as sod pests for Sovorai all b ;; Sell Waehma had net taken plaee years ooo is beginning o may of and the plants were well bedded grubs as Stmwhoryy homo Hg go j Shl i in tliietsoil and looked to be in iine trying to hhd out tho kinds og Pl` in Con 1 lon- grubs that injure strawberries #7;;] The threat and danger of using He is studying their life cycle, and lar lj fresh straw was brought out again trying to find out what crops _ gr gi iu some of the plots that had been strawberries should follow te i Tt mulched early. There was a good avoid injury. qu _ stand of young wheat coming up Every grub found in a straw-{ er i;;.1{t_ in spite of the fact that the bales berry patch may not be a kindk 32 Qi-{ E had been broken open and allowed that feeds on berry plants. Soniw cu bl jgillg. o to be wet and sprout by the fall grubs feed only on manure or ji gl _ rains before applying the mulch. other organic matter in the soil. at ~f_ l __ In other plots the straw had been Other grubs may be feeding or E A brought fresh from the barn or weeds. The only way to find oul C? . l. . = - the stack, and some wheat is com- the kinds of grubs injuring bef- W- 1 . ing up there also. This emphasizes ries is to watch for dying plants Ye 5 l 2 g i ..:

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