Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist: issued monthly, under the management of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the purpose of disseminating the horticultural information collected through the agency of the society
Vol. I, No. 6 (August 1896)
Vaughan, B. M.
Trees and plants in Wood County, pp. 9-11 PDF (604.2 KB)
9 TREES AND PLANTS IN WOOD COUNTY. the Russians, that blight in some places and again are entirely free. Location and soil have more to do with exemption than per- haps we are willing to admit. Best are high clay ridges with strong soil, with not too much humus, with free circulation of the May, June and July winds. We find less blight on the south side of our orchard than in the center, or north side, and Transcendent, which is inclined tq blight badly, is so loaded with fruit this vear it has not thought of blighting. This strengthens the idea of an overflow of sap as the cause rather than the frozen sap theory. Blight will follow the pruning knife; in pruning for blight do not prune for anything else. C ),NME\'S BY SECR-.TAhY. I will not join issue with the writer on the subject of blight whiich has troubled n1e considerable this season, until he comes to the point where he says in the second list that Hi- bermal blights o1nlv in unfavorable places. With me it has blighted on a high location and clay soil very badly, and sev- eral reports from other places confirm this, but I feel as Prof. Hansen of the Dakota College says, its extreme hardiness, standing and bearing where Duchess fails makes it valuable for the extreme north. J. S. Harris reports some blight on his bearing Peerless trees. To the list of non-bligliters Mr. Kellogg could safely add the Utter's Red. and with me top worked on *Whitnev the Haas and Mfalinda are bearing well and are free from blight. Mr. Kellogg's advice to avoid plant- ing varieties that are inclined to blight is to my mind the best preventive that we can followv. TREES AND PLAINTS IN WOOD COUNTY The following report of the condition of trees and plants in Wood countv after the winter of 1895--G was written and sent to the secretary bv B. 31. Vaughan. treasurer of the Wood County Horticultural Society. fir. Vaughan is a lawyer, but takes great interest in the prosperity and usefulness of their local societv. He has collected and is still collecting for
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