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Annual report of the Bayfield County Agricultural Agent Washburn, Wisconsin: 1939
(1939)

County fair,   pp. 12-13 PDF (596.9 KB)


Page 12


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                              FRUITS
     Two years of strawberry experimental work has been carricd
on under the direction of the College of Agriculture.    Thia work
has consisted of strawberry varieties effects of various
fertilizers, mulching, and the marketing quality of these
varieties. A report will be made available this fall, which
should be of benefit to the strawberry growers in the County.
Prices during the past season approached normal, which has en-
couraged strawberry growers to increase their acreage. There is
still much to be done on standardizing varieties and marketing
quality fruit.
     More attention ;.2 being paid to orchards as a means of cash
income. Pruning and spraying are receiving more attention and
each year more commercial fertilizer is used. Concentration on
one variety of raspberries is progressing, especially in the
Bayfield communityo
                          COUNTY FAIR
     By direction of the County Board, the Agricultural Committee
again assumed the management of the County Fair, with the County
Agent as Secretary. Considerable repairs and improvements were
made to the grounds. This year's premium list was revised and
added to in order to more adequately represent the agricultural
and home products within the County. While the attendance was
less than last year, the exhibits increased by 50%. Premiums
were offered on dairy cattle this year, and it is hoped that the
list can be extended to include other livestock.
     Due to the various County and Governmental programs which
are being carried on, it is impossible for the County Agent to


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