Hidden fire losses: Uncontrolled fires costly to soils, plant cover, water and timber supplies
Author AffiliationsWoodbridge Metcalf is Associate Professor of Forestry and Extension Forester, Agricultural Extension Service, Berkeley.
Hilgardia 2(10):3-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v002n10p3. October 1948.
Long time studies indicate that uncontrolled brush and forest fires profoundly affect soils, plant cover and water, as well as destroying man made structures and interfering with management plans for farms, forests and industries.
Also in this issue:Price supports: Agricultural Act of 1948 provides a more flexible system
Hard seeds in beans: Proper temperature and humidity during storage important for germination
Cattle grubs: Spray formula and application method recommended to reduce losses from pests
Ketosis studied: Acetonemia and pregnancy disease dual problem in cows and in sheep
Irrigated pastures: Further studies planned on pasture varieties and management practices
Mechanized sampling: Accurate description of growers' products by marketing and processing organizations possible
Crowded citrus orchards: Preliminary studies to determine effect of pruning practices in dense groves
Nursery seedlings: Improved methods of production possible with control of damping-off disease
Olive yields: Studies underway to determine causes and correction of irregular bearing
Bud moth on prunes: Parathion found to be highly toxic to pest of increasing economic importance
Exocortis of trifoliate orange: Resembles shell bark of lemons and scaly bark of oranges
Cut flowers: 1947 value estimated to have exceeded total of twenty-five million dollars
Effect of mulches on soil temperatures during the warmest week in July, 1925