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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Thirty-fifth annual meeting, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, January 10, 1922. Thirty-fourth summer meeting, pavilion, near Nekoosa, Wisconsin, August 9, 1921

Vaughan, R. E.
Plant disease control,   pp. [5]-8 PDF (967.7 KB)

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The thirty-fifth annual gathering or the Wisconsin State Cranberry
Growers' Association began Monday evening, Jan. 9, at the Elks Hall
in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., with an illustrated lecture on Plant Disease
control by Prof. R. E. Vaughan, of the University of Wisconsin. Prof.
Vaughan's discourse was interesting and instructive; the lantern slides
showing clearly the ravages of disease, drouth, frost and insect pests
in contrast with normal conditions of plants and plant life.
The meeting proper convened at the City Hall Tuesday morning, Jan.
10, with an attendance of more than fifty, representing growers from
nearly all the cranberry sections of the state, and included Mr. G. A.
Babcock, manager of a marsh at Walton, Mich.    President Searls
occupied the chair. First on the program was the minutes of the pre-
vious meeting and letters of regret and felicitation read by the Secre-
tary, after which President Searls gave h's views on "The cause of
Wisconsin's 1921 crop shortage and what could have been done to
prevent it." As President Searls spoke without note or paper, It is
with keen regret that we cannot present the full import of his address.
The President's andress was followed by other papers and dis-
cussions which will appear in the annual report, as will the finan-
cial statement for the year 1921.
The only change in officers for the year 1922 was that of president,
Mr. Searls expressing a decided wish to be relieved from further serv-
ice. Mr. Chas. L. Lewis, Jr., of Beaver Brook, received the full endorse-
ment of the convention for that office.
The day was full to the close.  The final subject for consideration
was the place to hold the Aug. S, 1922, meeting. As none of the
marshes are adequately equipped for this purpose, prevailing choice
seeme(l to be the pavilion where the recent summer conventions have
been held.
R. E. V.kut ln.vx
The control of plant diseases is one of the questions of first impor-
tance to those interested in growing cross, and one which frequently
requires much study for solution. The cause of the disease may vary
and with the difference in cause comes a difference in control measures
which apply.  If the trouble Is due to too low temperature or too
much water, the remedy is usually easy or at least easily understood;
but if the trouble is due to ravages of some ftingus or bacterial organ-
ism it is often difficult to understand and control it.
It is only within the last 50 or 75 years that scientific understanding
of the relations between parasitic fungi and crop disease has been
developed, but within that time great advances in plant disease control
have been made. Our forefathers took the presence of rusts and blights
I This address was illustrated Iy lantern slides showing the various
types of plant diseases and their control.

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