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

The blossom bud,   pp. 12-18 PDF (1.3 MB)


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CRANBERRY GROWERS' ASSOCIATION.
It would seem from the above that Mr. Gaynor made a
bad guess when he guessed that flower buds were formed
in the early spring.
Well, we will soon be able to stop guessing on this
subject, if Prof. Goff is furnished with vines during the
coming summer.
G. H. Kruschke, inventor of cranberry picking device,
was unable to be present at the meeting, but a model of the
machine was on exhibition and an object of much interest.
The principle or power proposed to be used is air suction,
and its practical application and adoption was claimed.
The display of fruit from the Experimental station
and from Massachusetts, Michigan and other sections was
large and of unusual excellence.
In response to a request from the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture for specimens of the leading and dis-
tinct varieties of cranberry grown in the important cran-
berry sections of the United States for exhibition at the
Pan-American exposition at Buffalo, a committee of three,
composed of Messrs. H. H. Gebhardt, J. J. Emmerick and
A. E. Bennett, was appointed to select such specimens.
The same committee was also empowered to select best
varieties for further propagation on Experimental station.
A communication was read from ex-President A. C.
Bennett, regretting his inability to be present at meeting
and enclosing a letter from a large eastern grower which
he thought would be of interest to all cranberry growers,
and in which reference was made to a picking machine with
which 1,000 barrels had been picked last season, reducing
the cost to 75c per barrel. Mr. Bennett writes that this
machine, and perhaps many others yet to follow, all point
to the onward march of progress which this twentieth cen-
tury is bound to witness and warns us, who are not inven-
tors, that we must keep pace with the times in which we
are living and prepare our marshes to use these machines
to advantage Let our motto be "Cleaner marshes, better
varieties of berries and a better system of sorting and
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