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February 1979
Volume 33, Number 2

Peer-reviewed research and review articles

Species affinities in domestic sheep and goats
by Edward O. Price, Kim A. Tomlinson
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Sheep and goats raised in sheep-goat pairs developed affinities to the other species; goats behaved like sheep and vice versa. After 34 to 90 days' exposure to same-species flocks, the experimental animals exhibited a reversal of species attachments.
Although sheep exhibit a stronger tendency to follow their own kind, goats are the more social of the two species.
New fungicides control Botrytis blight of Easter lilies
by John V. Lenz, Albert O. Paulus, John G. Bald, Jerry Nelson
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In field tests with Ronilan and DuPont on Easter lilies, the two new fungicides were shown to increase bulb weight significantly.
Combining water and fertilizer management for high productivity, low water degradation
by John Letey, Parker F. Pratt, J. M. Rible
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With accurate measurements of nitrate-nitrogen leached from agricultural systems and definitions of factors that affect the amount of leaching, management strategies can be devised that increase productivity while degrading water minimally.
Response of California rice varieties to cool temperatures
by James E. Board, Maurice L. Peterson, J. Neil Rutger
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Cool night temperature has been a major cause of floret sterility in California rice. Results of tests have shown differences in susceptibility to injury among the California varieties.
Farmers' markets—myths and realities
by Robert Sommer
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During summer and fall 1978, customers were interviewed and tallied to determine the generally-held notions about certified farmers' markets. Flavor comparisons, price studies, and research at three farmers' markets dispelled some of the myths.
Some customers are needlessly skeptical about quality of produce, cost savings, and the time and trouble necessary to buy directly from farmers.
Climbing cutworms: Early-season pests of grapes
by John E. Dibble, Johannes Joos, Paul LaVine, Susan Haire, Bruce E. Bearden
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Variegated and spotted cutworms are very serious early-season pests of grapes which have an extremely wide host range dispersed throughout California's plantings. Many pesticides have proven effective for close pest management.
Tests show that several treatments are effective against two major pests of grapes—the climbing and the variegated cutworms.

Editorial, News, Letters and Science Briefs

Agricultural research for developing nations
by J. B. Kendrick
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General Information

50th anniversary
by Editors
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February 1979
Volume 33, Number 2

Peer-reviewed research and review articles

Species affinities in domestic sheep and goats
by Edward O. Price, Kim A. Tomlinson
| Full text HTML  | PDF  
Sheep and goats raised in sheep-goat pairs developed affinities to the other species; goats behaved like sheep and vice versa. After 34 to 90 days' exposure to same-species flocks, the experimental animals exhibited a reversal of species attachments.
Although sheep exhibit a stronger tendency to follow their own kind, goats are the more social of the two species.
New fungicides control Botrytis blight of Easter lilies
by John V. Lenz, Albert O. Paulus, John G. Bald, Jerry Nelson
| Full text HTML  | PDF  
In field tests with Ronilan and DuPont on Easter lilies, the two new fungicides were shown to increase bulb weight significantly.
Combining water and fertilizer management for high productivity, low water degradation
by John Letey, Parker F. Pratt, J. M. Rible
| Full text HTML  | PDF  
With accurate measurements of nitrate-nitrogen leached from agricultural systems and definitions of factors that affect the amount of leaching, management strategies can be devised that increase productivity while degrading water minimally.
Response of California rice varieties to cool temperatures
by James E. Board, Maurice L. Peterson, J. Neil Rutger
| Full text HTML  | PDF  
Cool night temperature has been a major cause of floret sterility in California rice. Results of tests have shown differences in susceptibility to injury among the California varieties.
Farmers' markets—myths and realities
by Robert Sommer
| Full text HTML  | PDF  
During summer and fall 1978, customers were interviewed and tallied to determine the generally-held notions about certified farmers' markets. Flavor comparisons, price studies, and research at three farmers' markets dispelled some of the myths.
Some customers are needlessly skeptical about quality of produce, cost savings, and the time and trouble necessary to buy directly from farmers.
Climbing cutworms: Early-season pests of grapes
by John E. Dibble, Johannes Joos, Paul LaVine, Susan Haire, Bruce E. Bearden
| Full text HTML  | PDF  
Variegated and spotted cutworms are very serious early-season pests of grapes which have an extremely wide host range dispersed throughout California's plantings. Many pesticides have proven effective for close pest management.
Tests show that several treatments are effective against two major pests of grapes—the climbing and the variegated cutworms.

Editorial, News, Letters and Science Briefs

Agricultural research for developing nations
by J. B. Kendrick
Full text HTML  | PDF  

General Information

50th anniversary
by Editors
Full text HTML  | PDF  

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