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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist: issued monthly, under the management of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the purpose of disseminating the horticultural information collected through the agency of the society
Vol. I, No. 5 (July 1896)

Among our neighbors,   pp. 15-22 PDF (1.6 MB)


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AMONG OUR NEIoHBORS.
Societv we call the best -I know it well of yore-
Contains a class of "borers" far worse than "currant bore:"
You cannot clip them off with shears and burn as we do ours,
You have to let them hang about and sap your mental powers.
It has its swarms of useless "moths" far worse than "cabbage
flies:"
You cannot send them on their way with pepper in their eyes:
It has a host of parasites, the worst that you can find,
You cannot dose with Paris Green or something of the kiud.
It has its Black Rot, Blight and Curl -its Mildew is in sight -
We use fresh lime and vitrol to set these matters right:
It has its hail storms, drought and frost that prey upon the heart,
These latter come to every life -they are of life a part.
But in this busy quiet place whatever ills may come,
Their blackening shadows do not spread far from my humble home;
And so my forced seclusion from April to December,
Affects or injures no one else except your country member.
Following this, as the apple shipping season is at hand,
I feel that I can publish nothing that Will do our fruit
growers more good than the talks and discussions at Min-
nesota'S last winter meeting on the subject of shipping when a
nulmlber of the leading commission men of Minneapolis were
presvit and took part.   I find bv referii;g to the followin-
carefully collected figures that Wisconsin stands highest in
the scale of 100 for this season's prospect of an apple crop
of (ll! state given. Minnesota second and South Dakota third:
Texas, 75; Arkansas, 63; Tennessee, 63; West Virginia, 68;
Kentucky, 70; Ohio, 75; 3Michigan, 97; Indiana, 80; Illinois,
78; Wisconsin, 102; Minnesota, 101; Iowa. 90; Missouri. 75;
ansaIs, d.7a;  %ebraska, S3; Soultll 1)akota, 100; California. 70;
Oregron, 70; W5ashington, 90.
I publish the following because it interests us, and Prof.
Henrv has alwavs urged Wisconsin growers to keep an eve
open to the markets of the twin cities.
I vill not take space to publish all that 31r. eorbett of the
firm of _Arnott & ('orbett said. but will give a few of the im-
portant points he made. He said he did not come 'with the
idea of making a speech but felt that a closer relationship and
a better understanding should exist between the producers
of fruit and the men who handle it. He complimented the
society on the fine show of fruit on exhibition, then said:
There are some things that I would like to suggest to some
of you gentlemen as shippers, and that is in the line of a lit-
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