Bulletin Volume 56-84

Bulletin Volume 56-84

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...from $8.45 to $9.60 for dusting with commercially mixed dusts. PROFIT IN DUSTING AND SPRAYING MELONS AGAINST ANTHRACNOSE The melon grower would expect to secure a definite profit from protecting his crop, even though it amounted to no more than an absolute insurance against the average amount of disease losses that occur in his section, or 3g3lfl5l1 the possible heavier or maximum losses that might be experienced. The principal factors that aifect profit or _l0SS from protecting melon fields with fungicides in any given season, are the following: The amount of loss from diseases that ordinarily occur in the section concerned, the cost of the protection program, the yield and market prlee of melons, and the degree of control secured by the dust or spray treatment. In the 1924 and 1925 tests, even where hand dusters and small plats were involved, appreciable net profits were realized after deducting the relatively heavy cost of the treatments and comparing the net return with the sales value of the unprotected melons (table 14, page 50)-The net Drofit for spraying in those years was $29.92 and $47-52 Del' acre Yeepefltively, compared with $15.70 and $35-40 fr dusting with the home-made copper-lime dust. Although the actual market value of the melons after deducting losses from anthracnose was about the saine for the two kinds Of treatment (tab1es'4 8 pages 46 47) the difference in the cost f dusting' and spraying during those years gave, 3 gTeater net profit for the spraying operation. In 1926, Wlth the use of a field duster the cost of dusting did not affect 5 Seriously the amount oi' net returns and' profit. That year when loss from anthracnose was comparatively light but when an unusually heavy yield...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849655
  • 9781236849656