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Tung oil: a new industry in Florida.

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Date Issued:
1929
Abstract/Description:
Scattered plantings of tung oil trees are found in nearly all parts of Florida, although at the present time (1929) the large commercial plantings are confined generally to Alachua and adjoining counties. Methods of growing and harvesting of seeds are described. A comparison of these methods with those used in China is also given.
Title: Tung oil: a new industry in Florida.
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Name(s): Scott, John M. (John Marcus)
University of Florida College of Agriculture.
PALMM (Project)
Florida Dept. of Agriculture.
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1929
Publisher: Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 33 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Language(s): eng
Abstract/Description: Scattered plantings of tung oil trees are found in nearly all parts of Florida, although at the present time (1929) the large commercial plantings are confined generally to Alachua and adjoining counties. Methods of growing and harvesting of seeds are described. A comparison of these methods with those used in China is also given.
Table of Contents: Introduction -- Tung oil in the United States -- Work at the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station -- Other Florida plantings -- America's dependence on the Chinese product -- Soils -- Preparing the land for planting -- Planting distance -- Propagation -- Planting -- Cultivation -- Cover crops -- Fertilizing the trees -- Yield -- The fruit -- Seed in a bushel -- Harvesting -- Comparative acre yield of oils -- Prices of tung oil and linseed oil -- Decortication and pressing in China -- Decortication and pressing in Florida -- Uses of tung oil -- Composition of the oil -- Tung oil pomance -- Chinese competition.
Target Audience: general
Identifier: UF00003046 (iid), 49853014 (oclc), AAA3499 QF, 980448 (digitool), uf:106012 (fedora)
Note(s): by John M. Scott.
"January, 1929"
Title from cover.
"Prepared and published in co-operation with the College of Agriculture, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : Board of Education, Division of Colleges and Universities, PALMM Project, 2001. Mode of Access: World Wide Web. System Requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced from Collection in George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.
Subject(s): Tung oil -- Florida
Tung oil industry -- Florida
Florida -- 12000
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dl/UF00003046.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dl/UF00003046.jpg
Owner Institution: UF
Other Format:
(OCoLC)41213768
Is Part of Series: Bulletin (Florida. Dept. of Agriculture) ; no. 11.