Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Milward, J. G.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 27: sort Wisconsin potatoes to obtain best prices PDF (895.8 KB)
Sort Wisconsin Potatoes to Obtain Best Prices 4I By establishing a reputation for a con- tinuous supply of well graded stock Wisconsin can suc- cessfully compete in the largest and best potato markets of the country. The potato must be graded and sorted if it is to present the best appearance and the grower get the highest prices. All the inferior stock should be thrown out and the best potatoes given a chance to make an attractive showing. Representative Wisconsin potato growers, shippers, and transporta- tion companies, or their agents,, are now co-operating to improve the sort- ing done at loading stations. Care- less or otherwise improper sorting has been especially conspicuous recently, and has resulted in losses from dry rot, common scab, under- sized and coarse green stock, and mixed varieties. Late potato blight is prevalent again throughout the middle west and eastern Atlantic states. The disease varies in its severity in Wis- consin and some of the sandy loam areas are comparatively free from blight. These sections should be able, if the sorting is carefully done. to furnish shipments practically free from rot. When potato blight destroys the vines dry rot, especially in wet weather, attacks the tubers in the hills. At digging time the soft rotten spots may be so small as to escape detection. Four Enemies of the Potato Growers' Profits Mixed varieties Scabby and rotten tubers Green and dirty stock I q%.IVW=JL=WW I-Ij- _ __= I
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