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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)

Questions and answers,   pp. 188-204 PDF (4.3 MB)


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WISCONSIN STATE HoaTIcUTuJUAL SOCIETY.
potato stems to sprout out from the region of the cut surface until
after the tomato has become established. The grafting may be
done in April, and after the union is established, the plant may
be set out and grown under garden conditions during the sum-
mer, or the plant may be matured under greenhouse conditions.-
J. G. Milward.
Q. Do you consider arsenate of lead a good solution for spray-
ing vegetable plants?
Ans. Whenever it is possible to control an insect pest of vege-
tables by spraying with some arsenical compound, I believe arsen-
ate of lead in general is best. It is not liable to damage the foli-
age as other arsenical compounds, and it sticks to the plants bet-
ter. Better spray early in order to get the insects at the start
rather than later when it will be less efficient, and more apt to
damage the sale of the product because of the presence of the
arsenical compound. With careful spraying, not enough of the
arsenic could get on in any amount to harm the consumer.-J. G.
Moore.
FRUITS.
Q. Why is cherry growing such a success in Door Co. Penin-
sula? Will cherries grow equally well in other parts of the state?
Which is the best winter apple section of the state?
Ans. No. 1. The Door Co. Peninsula is located between large
bodies of water. Has lime stone soil, late spring, frost proof, mak-
ing ideal cherry country as well as for apples. Cherries will not
do as well in any other portion of the state, at least it has never
been proven that they will. Fourteen years here is what we base
this statement on.
Door Co. produces varieties of apples that are practically win-
ter varieties while the same varieties grown in any other portion
of the state are only late fall and early winter. Door Co. and
the Lake Shore produces winter apples remarkably well. Trees
less liable to blight, lime stone soil making it perhaps the surest
apple section of the state, all things considered.-D. E. Bingham.
Ans. No. 2. Cherry growing has become successful in Door
eounty in part because of favorable conditions of soil and climate
but largely because of the energy and good sense of those who
have made it successful. It seems quite certain that there are other
areas in the state where cherry growing could be made a success.
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