Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Thirty-eighth annual proceedings of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Thirty-eighth convention, Pavilion, near Nekoosa, Wisconsin, August 12, 1924. Thirty-eighth annual meeting, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, January 13, 1925
Peterson, R. A.
Address, pp. 13-16 PDF (957.7 KB)
Chaney, A. U.
Crop prospects, pp. 16-18 PDF (718.9 KB)
16 WISCONSIN CRANBERRY GROWER'S ASSOCIATION ter satisfied. If not, you can follow his example. The idea of local tours isn't a bad one at all. I will be glad, at any time, to help out the cranberry growers to their interests in any way that I can. If we can get the appropriation to get an experiment station or fieldman, I think it would be a mighty fine thing to do. CROP PROSPECTS By A. U. CHANEY We have made a pretty careful survey of the Cape Cod crop, with- out any detailed estimate. There is no estimate other than guesses regarding the crops. Mr. Porter, whom most of you know, and who is very competent to judge, spent two weeks in July on Cape Cod, and made a very complete survey of the acreage and damage to that acreage. That is, the winter damage. We have a great many small bogs in the state; in fact, an unknown quantity. Dry bogs bear, on an average, every seven years. Last year they all bore a crop. These are the bogs that they can't flood in the winter. Last year they had no snow, and we know that they were pretty badly hurt. Mr. Porter estimated that 40%,1c of the berries show winterkill in Barnes County. About 15 to 20'/c of Plymouth County had been either winterkilled or frosted, the result being that about 20% of the acreage of last year could not bear this year. The balance of the acreage had good bloom, but bloomed very late. In July it was showing signs of not setting well. Mr. Benson, our manager, made a week's tour and reported many of the bogs were poor. Professor Franklin, of the experiment stations, estimates that his Cape Cod crop will be 240,000 barrels against 400,000 last year. Now, in New Jersey they have had a little frost; nothing very serious. They have had some fire worm there. Very little winter- kill; but they have hot, dry weather, and the bloom was late. They had a late spring, and the bloom was coming right in the hot and dry spell. There was no rain in July, and I received a letter saying it is still hot and no rain. The crop will be from 10 to 25%c less in New Jersey than last year. Combined Long Island and New Jersey, 250,000; New Jersey has 150,000 barrels; that makes 400,000, and 50,000 barrels in this state. That makes 450,000 against 625,000 the last year. Of course, the fruit is so little that it may not come in, and then the quantity would be reduced. The weather throughout the rest of August and the first part of September may change that estimate by the 15th of September. The crop is shorter than last year; we don't know how much shorter. We hope to get a pretty good estimate this week. The Association is now in session in St. Louis.
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