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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

Fracker, S. B.
Planning for state-wide cranberry insect control,   pp. 23-27 PDF (1.2 MB)

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what work it takes to raise them. The point is, we need a field man;
a man who could be occupied the year around. When he can't go
around visiting the bogs he might be preparing reports, the results
of his investigations, and suggestions of help to the cranberry grow-
ers. I read the name of Mr. Malde on one of these bulletins. We
would be glad to have the help that might be given by such a report.
I think it would be within rea on to ask for an appropriation of at
least $5000. I can't think of a bltter statement than that made by
the committee last year: the fact that it makes use of entirely value-
less land, and puts it on the tax roll at a good high valuation, and
might even get an income tax. I think we can go down there with
considerable confidence that we are not begging for something, but
with our heads up.
PRES. LEWIS: A fieldman seems to be what is wanted. Now who
and where would we get a fieldman?  Is there anybody working for
the state now that could be diverted to such a purpose'? Is there
anybody in the employ of the federal government that could be
diverted ?
MR. A. HEDLAR: It seems to me that it should be left to the agri-
cultural department or Dr. Fracker. I think they could get somebody
to take up this work.
MR. ANDREW SEARLES: I quite agree that the association should
have some money to help develop this industry. I think if the com-
mittee goes down there and tells those fellows about the nice amount
of suitable land in this state for growing cranberries, that is being
drained out and tried for farms that don't raise any  crops, you
wouldn't have any difficulty at all in getting $5000 or more. If you
could get a fieldman that could spend his whole time on his work, it
would be a mighty-fine thing. I think that the president should ap-
point a committee to work out a system of just what we want to ar-
rive at, to put it up to the legislative body.

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