Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)
Glass, J. T.
Baskets, pp. 98-102 PDF (1.3 MB)
. '. I r~ - - t - - - - I r !- -r.,.- - 98 FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT oF In Nova Scotia in 1920 four applications of sulphur dust gave unsatisfactory results. Doctor Giddings called attention to the fact that while certain commercial growers who had taken up dusting in West Virginia reported favorable results, certain others reported disastrous failures in scab control. He called attention to the dangers which might attend too rapid adoption of the dusting method in sec- tions where scab is likely to be very severe. He expressed hope- fulness that dusting would fill a useful place in orchard practice, but urged the necessity of further experimental work for deter- mining the limits of this usefulness. I fully agree with Doctor Giddings that the possibilities of the dusting method should be tested experimentally as thoroughly and as rapidly as feasible, and that due attention should be given to perfecting the dusting materials, machinery and practices. However, in view of the conflicting nature of the evidence from other sections and the great variations in results which may be expected from different seasonal and climatic conditions, I would recommend that Wisconsin apple growers approach the dusting problem from the experimental viewpoint, and delay any general change in practice until its merits have been proven under their conditions. Thursday Morning Session BASKETS MR. J. T. GLss. (From Reporter's Transcript) While the basket has been used for many years by shippers, its value as container for the shipment of apples has not been recognized by fruit growers. Market conditions have not al- ways been favorable to the basket. These conditions have changed in the last two or three years, and are opening a better field for the basket. Nowadays the consumer, especially the occupant of city apart- ment building, of all buildings steam heated or furnace heated, cannot buy many apples at one time, and a basket of apples is N I I I 9_
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