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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)

Grant, Paul E.
Spraying apples,   pp. 92-94 PDF (747.0 KB)


Page 92


92           FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF
As a concrete suggestion, I believe that there should be a com-
mercial fruit growing section organized within this Society. It
should undertake to act as a trade association for Wisconsin fruit
growing interests. It should under the guidance of the Society
and its Secretary work out questions of market data in complete
co-operation with the existing statistical bureaus of the state. It
should stimulate co-operative business activity of fruit growers,
but should not itself enter this field. It should not request an
undue share of the Society's funds, and should remember that
there are other horticultural interests within the state that are
not primarily related to commercial fruit growing. Whenever
the activities of this commercial section pass beyond the borders
of those which are legitimately supported by state appropriations,
the private resources of the industry should provide the support.
In this way, I believe, the fruit growing interests of this state
can best work in harmony and in this way the Horticultural
Society can best continue its long record of helpful support of
the commercial horticultural development of Wisconsin. With-
out this sort of activity, the problems of marketing our Wiscon-
sin apples must continue to be solved by each locality in its own
selfish interests, and when they are thus handled, the advance-
ment of Wisconsin's apple and other fruit crops will fall far
short of our ideal. If we are to succeed in these difficult times
we must work together for our common good; and in our own
field, no better means of stimulation exists than to back up our
program through this organization which is ready for the pur-
pose.
SPRAYING APPLES
PAUL E. GRANT, Menomonie.
When I attend a meeting of this kind the thing that I want
to find out is, what the other fellow does,-why he does it and
the results obtained. I don't care if his conditions are a little
different from mine-if I can get these facts I can apply them
or adopt them to my own problems.
Assuming that you feel as I do, I will state briefly our spray-
J.      ing plan for this year.
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