• Arizona Potato Variety Trials, 1961-1964

      Oebker, N. F.; Bessey, P. M. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-08)
      In potato variety trials in Central Arizona, Kennebec and Merrimack performed the best as potatoes for chipping. Red varieties Viking, LaRouge, and Red LaSoda yielded about the same as Red Pontiac, the standard for the area; however, Viking had much better appearance and uniformity than the other three reds.
    • Characteristics of Harvested Lettuce Heads

      Oebker, N. F.; Hariott, B. L.; Page, Carmy G.; Foerman, B. R.; Grounds, R. E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-08)
      A study was made of the characteristics of harvested lettuce heads in Arizona during the 1964-65 season. Information on size, weight, firmness and number of wrapper leaves of each head sampled was collected and set up for analysis. No results were available at the time of this progress report.
    • Chili Pepper Variety Trials

      Oebker, N. F.; Page, Carmy G. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-08)
      Results from pepper variety tests across the state indicate that New Mexico 6-4, Rio Grande 21 and Sandia A are desirable varieties to grow in Arizona. Which variety to select will depend on use, location and individual preferences. No variety in the tests was found suitable for growing for paprika.
    • Curly Top Resistant Tomato Variety Observations

      Oebker, N. F.; Davison, Arlen; Bears, John (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-08)
      The performances of four curly top resistant tomato varieties were observed in Arizona during the period 1961 to 1964. Owyhee showed resistance but produced small fruits. Breeding line No. 126 and its improved replacement VF 122, had field resistance, but VF 122 did not set fruit as well as other varieties under high temperature conditions. Payette appeared to be the most promising of the varieties tried. It showed better resistance than Owyhee and produced good yields of desirable fruit when staked and trained properly.
    • Lettuce Packing Procedures

      Oebker, N. F.; Grounds, R. E.; Foerman, B. R. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-08)
    • Lettuce Variety Trials in Cochise County

      Oebker, N. F.; Page, C.; Foster, R. E.; Bessey, P. M. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-08)
      Lettuce varieties were compared in Cochise County for late spring and early fall harvests. The Great Lakes 659 types consistently performed as well as any in the trials for these times of year in this area.
    • Yuma Sweet Corn Variety Trials

      Oebker, N. F.; Grounds, R. E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-08)
      Eighteen sweet corn hybrids were compared in the Yuma Valley in the spring of 1961. Golden Cross Bantam, especially the 51-T strain, gave the best overall performance.