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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Fourteenth annual meeting, Grand Rapids, Wis., January 8th, 1901

The blossom bud,   pp. 12-18 PDF (1.3 MB)

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hooks at last appeared blighted and disappeared altogether.
On all marshes from which the water was drawn off early
and which seemed very dry, the hooks came out vigorously
and in great numbers before the terminal bud had shown
any considerable development- I submit these points not
to establish a positive doctrine, but to induce others to make
their own observations and conclusion.
Prof. Goff has kindly volunteered to make microscopic
observations on cranberry vines to determine when the blos-
som buds are formed, if we will only furnish him the vines
at such times as he may direct. I would advise that you
make provisions at this session to furnish him the vines.
The following extracts from a letter written by Prof.
Goff on receipt of a copy of the above article is here ap-
pended for the purpose of emphasizing the main points
sought to be made in that article, and to induce the growers
during the coming season to make close observations and
report the facts at our next meeting:
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 18. 1901.
Mr. James Gaynor, Grand Rapids, Wis. -Dear Sir: I
have been greatly pleased with your article, and desire,
with your permission, to send it to the Wisconsin Horticul-
turist for publication. It seems to me that your points are
very well taken, and that it iS quite possible that treatment
that stimulates the growth of the cranberry in early spring
may cause the termsual shoot to absorb the nutriment that
should go to the formation of the flowers.
It gives me great pleasure to know that you are follow-
ing the investigations that I have been endeavoring to
make, and are able to make so practical an application of
their teachings.              E;. S. Gorr,
The following letter from Prof. Goff throws further
light on the above subject:
MADISON, Wis.. Jan. 26, 1901.
Hon. J. A. Gaynor, Grand Rapids, Wis.-Dear Sir: I
have today examined the cranberry buds you sent me and
find, that they contain flowers well developed; the floral
organs are distinctly visible and there is no question what-
ever on this point.
I shall endeavor to send you drawings of them in a few
days. This makes me very desirous of pursuing the inves-
tigation during the coming summer as I proposed to you in
a former letter. Yours very truly,
E. S. GorE, Horticulturist.

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