World-wide grape surplus: Analysis of price-depressing effects of California's exportable surpluses on the grape product markets
AuthorS. W. Shear
Hilgardia 8(10):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v008n10p4. October 1954.
Even the below-average California grape crop in prospect for 1954–forecast at a little less than the 2,475,000 tons harvested in 1953, also a below-average crop–-may not enable the industry to dispose of all the state's price-depressing, exportable surplus of grape products– through regular commercial channels– that apparently will be available for the 1954-55 marketing season.
Also in this issue:Trucks in produce marketing: About 15% of California's interstate shipments of fresh fruits and vegetables are moved by truck
Pacific coast canned fruits: F.o.b. prices reflect average industry experience for the period June 1, 1953 through May 30, 1954
Rancid flavor in fresh milk: Activating effect of some pipeline milkers and farm tanks apparently major cause of rancidity
Poison gas tests on gophers: Gases and gas bombs much less effective and more costly than poison bait, contrary to common claims
Irrigation tests with oranges: Effects of various irrigation practices on growth and production of citrus trees subject of studies
Citrus grove rejuvenation study: Ten areas selected for stationwide research on problems of decline in production and fruit size
Reseeding controlled burns: Records of 45 controlled brush burns in woodland-grass areas indicate self-reseeding predominates
Forage composition and yield: Studies of forage regrowth and grazing capacity on controlled burned areas in northern California
Off-flavor in canned olives: Tests show application of certain insecticides to olive trees will produce musty flavor in the fruit
Experiments with the aster-yellows virus from several states
Transmission of California aster yellows to potato by Cicadula divisa
Transmission of California aster and celery-yellows virus by three species of leafhoppers