Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Thirty-first annual meeting, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, January 8, 1918. Thirtieth summer meeting, pavilion, Nekoose, Wis., August 14, 1917
Shear, C. L.
Spoilage of cranberries after picking, pp. 27-30 PDF (910.5 KB)
Resolutions, pp. 30-31 PDF (432.0 KB)
of boards or canvas. They should never be covered by spreading canvas or oil cloth or other covering tightly over the piles of boxes. As much of the hauling to the storehouse should be done in the cool of the day as possible, and the storehouse should be arranged to cool the fruit as quickly as possible and keep it cool by ventilating the storehouse at night and keeping it closed as much as possible during the day in warm weather. It is also desirable to pick as much of the fruit as possible in the cooler parts of the day. There is a difference of opinion as to whether it is beneficial or injurious to pick fruit when it is wet. Most growers apparently regard it as a bad practice. Ex- periments along this line to definitely determine this question will be carried out this season. AVOID BarIsING EVE Fruit bruised in any way, either by handling, sorting, or dropping in barrels, or in packing, always shows poorer keeping quality than fruit handled carefully and free from bruising. It has also been found in all our experiments thatefruit kept in medium sized, more or less ventilated packages keeps better than fruit packed in barrels. SUMMARY Cool as quickly as possible after picking. Store in a cool, well ventilated place. Handle carefully to avoid bruising. Use ventilated packages, especially for early shipments. RESOLUTIONS Whereas. The members of the Wisconsin Cranberry Growers' Associa- tion who have met at their semiannual meeting are reminded by the absence of their former secretary, Mr. Joseph W. Fitch, of the sad tragedy that befell the home of the Fitch family at the time their home was destroyed last February, and at which time the aged father and invalid William H. Fitch, passed away owing to the excite- ment and shock caused by this experience, and in which the death of their maid, Miss Sawin, was also caused by the fire and smoke while endeavoring to save the household furniture, and Mr. Joseph W. Fitch passed away later on from the same cause. Mr. William H. Fitch, father, served efficiently as secretary of this association for many years until he was taken ill and at which time *J he was succeeded by his son Joseph W. Fitch. Both of these gentle- men were not only efficient but courteous and held the good will and esteem of all the members of the association. Now Therefore, be it Resolved, That we recognize In the passing away of William H. Fitch and Joseph W. Fitch a great loss to our association and to this community, and so
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