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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)

Secretary's notes,   pp. 23-25 PDF (574.6 KB)

Page 23

Irrigation. Have just received from the New Hampshire
Experiment Station Bulletin No. 34, a very interesting and
instructive document treating of surface and sub-irrigation,
by F. Wim. Raue. At the first glance over it I concluded to
publish some extracts from it in our magazine for the benefit
of gardeners and fruit growers. But on looking it carefully
through I find so much that is good and valuable that I have
concluded I can do no beter than to give the address so that
any one interested can send and get it. It is sent to any one
in their own state free, and I do not know the terms to out-
siders, but it will be a good investment to enclose a stamp
and find out. Address F. W. Raue, Horticulturist. Ex. Station,
DTirhmuu. N. H.
Bulletin on growing nuts, by department of agriculture, has
been received and is full of interesting data for the informa-
tion of those engaged or about to engage in that business and
as I have seen it noticed in many papers-many compliments
given the present pomologist for the work as it appears-
In justice to our esteemed ex-pomologist, H. E. Van De-
man, I wish to say that during the latter part of his term
of office I was employed in that office at the suggestion
of Sec. Rusk, in the new apple department, and I know
that Prof. Van Deman was working hard with an able corps
of correspondents on the bulletin and had the work well
under wvav at the time his valuable services were dispensed
5   ith. and I am well satisfied that much of the credit for
compiling such a valuable bulletin justly belongs to him.
State Fair. The Wisconsin state fair will be held at Mil-
waukee, September 21 to 26, when it is hoped the fruit grow-
ers will unite and make the largest show of horticultural
products ever exhibited in the state. The board very gener-
ouslv added to the premium lists in this department, and we
expect to make improvements in the building to accommodate
all in a wvay they will be satisfied. Several of our largest
growvers have already expressed their intention of being on

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