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Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)

Coe, R. J.
Raspberries,   pp. 37-42 PDF (1.7 MB)


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DICUSSION.
in the spring do you recommend tak they have covered and where they
ing up those that are laid down? We have  cultivated  thoroughly  and
found  hat spring that-many of ours pruned early In the spring. I Aind
laid too long and when we took them  the average testimony is in favor Of
up they had started a growth of about their not being winter protected;
an inch long, with roots about an inch that you will get an good growtb
long, and about obe-nalf of our canes without winter protection as with 
It,
were entirely ruined.              and that being the case, we may at
Mr. Tobey-We should watch     the least afford to experiment along this
cane. About the time the new growth line. If we find that we grow enough
starts, just the buo, we uncover, but better crops to pay for winter pro-
not until then. Sometimes that is the tection, of course we will do It, but
10th of April, and sometimes the 20th; if it does not pay, as it certainly
does
it depends upon the season.         not pay me, we will leave them  to
Mr. Kellogg-How   do you   cvver stand up. I never have lost a crop
them?                               yet. I have had some crops cut
Mr. Tobey-We   lay down earlier short, but never have lost a crop by
than most farmers, as a rule. Many winter killing.
farmers will put off laying down the  Mr. Kellogg-What Is the condition
raspberries until the last thing. We of the canes at the present time after
commence about the   nrst of October the past winter?
to lay down upon the green   side;   Mr. Coe-I have not been in the
they will bend easier and  you can field since last falL
cover them up.   We just cover the   Mr. Kellogg-I was in the field re-
tops and then after our plantation is cently, examining these two varieties,
all down, we go along and cover them  of which I have specimens here, and
up entirely. When we first lay them  I have also a peach here, cut from the
down we do not cover them entirely, same field, and It seems to me that
but the Nemaha, the Older, and the some of them are dry.
Gregg are entirely covered up, with   Mr. Coe-The tips of them are dry,
us.                               but that doesn't make any difference
A Member-What kind of      plants because we cut them  off, anyhow;
would you select in the spring to set that is in pretty good shape.
out; those that come up the same     The Chairman-How many practice
spring or the year before?         laying  down    raspberries?  One.
Mr. Coe-The Black Caps, by bend- Now, how many do not practice It?
ing over, that forms a growth   of The evidence here    seems  to  be
roots that we plant from. There are against laying down.
some sections of this state that are  Mr. Kellogg-I want to vote both
very much colder than some others. ways.
I have been told that Sparta is the  Mr. Coe-I want to call your atten
coldest place in the world.        tion to one thing, and that is to I
Mr. Tobey-We don't want that hoe that works easy. We had a hoe
published as true, because It is not.  years ago, a three cornered hoe, oad
Mr. Coe-The fact is that the sum- we like a three-cornered hoe yet, bul
mer treatment has as much to do it has a point on the other end, si
with the summering and the winter- when we go to get a hoe we buy I
Ing as the covering in the winter. I common shaped hoe, and the thinnesI
am satisfied ci that from my twenty and best we can get. After you ham
years' experience; and moreover I your hoe bought, if there is a tin shq
have taken pains to ask questions in In  connection  with the hardwar
diferet parts of the state where store, take the hoe into the tin shq
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