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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)

Page 9

the Russians, that blight in some places and again are entirely
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.
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.
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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