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Iceberg lettuce: the story of Florida's decline and recovery as a winter lettuce producing state.

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Date Issued:
1941
Abstract/Description:
In 1920 Florida grew and shipped one-fifth of the lettuce grown in the United States. Practically all of it was the Big Boston, or butter-head type. With the introduction of the crisphead Iceberg type, perfected in California's Imperial Valley, which won immediate popularity, demand for the local product dropped from more than 3,000 carloads annually to less than 300. Nearly two decades of study, research and experiment were required to find a lettuce of the Iceberg type definitely adapted to commercial production in the State. The story of this outstanding agricultural achievement is aptly told here.
Title: Iceberg lettuce: the story of Florida's decline and recovery as a winter lettuce producing state.
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Name(s): Writers' Program (Fla.)
University of Florida
Florida Dept. of Agriculture.
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: <1941>
Date Issued: 1941
Date Issued: 1941
Publisher: State of Florida, Board of Agriculture
Place of Publication: Tallahassee,
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 59 p. ; 23 cm.
Language(s): eng
Abstract/Description: In 1920 Florida grew and shipped one-fifth of the lettuce grown in the United States. Practically all of it was the Big Boston, or butter-head type. With the introduction of the crisphead Iceberg type, perfected in California's Imperial Valley, which won immediate popularity, demand for the local product dropped from more than 3,000 carloads annually to less than 300. Nearly two decades of study, research and experiment were required to find a lettuce of the Iceberg type definitely adapted to commercial production in the State. The story of this outstanding agricultural achievement is aptly told here.
Table of Contents: Introduction -- Production in the United States -- Production in Florida -- Origin of lettuce -- Factors in production -- Packing and containers -- Marketing -- Leading producing states -- Terminal markets -- Foreign trade -- Diseases and control -- Insect enemies and their control -- 1940-41 acreage, production and prices -- References.
Target Audience: general
Identifier: UF00002894 (iid), 49684077 (oclc), AAA3173 QF, 971407 (digitool), uf:93152 (fedora)
Note(s): "Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Florida"--p. <3>
Sponsored by the University of Florida, Gainesville.
"October 1941."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 59).
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): Lettuce industry -- Florida
Florida -- 12000
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dl/UF00002894.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dl/UF00002894.jpg
Host Institution: UF
Other Format:
(OCoLC)15556609
Is Part of Series: Bulletin (Florida. Dept. of Agriculture) ; no.110.