Use of pest control chemicals: Public law No. 518 effective July 22, 1955, of concern to all growers, shippers using pesticide chemicals on farm products
AuthorsG. E. Carman
J. E. Swift
Authors AffiliationsG. E. Carman is Entomologist, University of California, Riverside; J. E. Swift is Extension Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley.
Hilgardia 9(9):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n09p3. September 1955.
The Miller Amendment to the Pure Food Law—the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938—became law on July 22, 1954, with provision that its enforcement with respect to some of the new pesticide materials be delayed one year. More recently, extensions have been granted in specific instances, but the law will become fully effective October 31, 1955, at the end of the 1955 growing season. However, all other requirements of the amended law are now in effect and subject to enforcement.
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New soil fumigant: Increased growth of crop plants with weed killer of low toxicity to humans
Double-flowered column stocks: Genetic crossover responsible for breakdown in percentage of doubles produced by succeeding generations of parent variety
Verticillium wilt resistance: Strawberries resistant to verticillium wilt also show resistance to powdery mildew in plant disease studies
Almond varieties on plum roots: Plum rootstocks being tested for suitability to almonds in wet areas or in soils infected with oak root fungus
Effective use of living shade: Studies show how selection and location of trees and shrubs can reduce extremes of summer temperatures in living areas
Citrus collection for research: Citrus relatives, species, varieties, strains, and hybrids provide materials for research on problems of citriculture
Potassium and lemon fruit size: Larger sizes obtained in soil cultures when potassium was increased and calcium decreased in laboratory experiments
New mite predators: Four species from Guatemala show promise in southern California.
Factors influencing the effectiveness of sodium chlorate as a herbicide
The toxicity of sodium arsenite and sodium chlorate in four California soils