Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)
Goff, M. B.
Marketing of Wisconsin apples, pp. 81-92 PDF (3.1 MB)
Grant, Paul E.
Spraying apples, pp. 92-94 PDF (747.0 KB)
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. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
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