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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Fourteenth annual meeting, Grand Rapids, Wis., January 8th, 1901
(1901)

Flooding,   pp. 8-9 PDF (364.6 KB)


Disbursements,   pp. 9-10 PDF (334.8 KB)


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CRANBERRY GROWERS' ASSOCIATION.
The vines do best when they are barely covered with water
and I notice where the water stands over eighteen or twenty
inches deep that the flooding is injuring them seriously.
When the water is withdrawn in spring they present a
dead like appearance, the leaves drop off the upright, and
they produce no fruit where the water was deep, and it
takes them the most of the summer to get on new leaves
and have the same thing repeated next season. The water
is in part spring water and in part from our heavy winter
rain-fall and is pure-no minerals. I would consider it a
favor if the members of the association when in session,
would discuss this subject and then please let me know
their finding."
According to best data obtainable the crop of 1900 was
distributed about as follows:-
New England and New York .......... ..... 108,000 barrels
New Jersey ...........    ............... 63,000
The West .....        .. .................. 18,000"
Total ........................ ........... 189,000 barrels
or the smallest crop since 1894.
The average price realized by the grower was in the
neighborhood of five dollars and twenty-five cents. Fancy
varieties commanding one dollar to one fifty per barrel
higher.
On the whole the cranberry industry of Wisconsin
commences the century under auspicious conditions.
RECEIPTS.
Feb. 13, 1900. State money ......................... $250 00
Advertisements ......   ............... 36 20
Fees .................................. 72 50
Total .......................................... $358 70
DISBURSEMENTS.
Order No. 35.
Order No. 48.
Order No. 50.
Order No. 51.
Order No. 52.
Order No. 53.
Order No. 54.
Order No. 55.
Order No. 56.
Order No. 57.
Order No. 58.
Order No. 60.
Jan. 9, 1900.
Jan. 23, 1900.
C. D. Searls, exp. Ex. station No. 2. .S 2 52
C. Briere, postage, circulars, etc .....  12 39
A. L. Fontaine, August report .......  35 82
MI. Huser. weeding, station No. 2 .   6 22
W. H. Fitch, postage, printing bill.. 56 16
W. H. Fitch, postage and printing... 30 78
Jas. Gavnor, services, rent Ex. station  62 50
Jas. Gaynor, lumber, posts, labor .... 13 86
John A. Gayner, livery, labor ........  13 00
A. L. Fontaine, January report ......  30 00
A. L. Fontaine, bal. acct. mailing list  7 00
Wood Co. Drug Co., record book .....  2 75
Balance due secretary ...............  10 30
Bill Centralia Hdw. Co. exp. sta. No.  111 30


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