Proceedings of the Third Conference of Fruit Growers of the Dominion of Canada

Proceedings of the Third Conference of Fruit Growers of the Dominion of Canada : Held at Ottawa, February 14, 1912 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Proceedings of the Third Conference of Fruit Growers of the Dominion of Canada: Held at Ottawa, February 14, 1912 During the seven years that I have been officially connected with the fruit grow ing industry, I have come in contact with a large number of growers in all parts Of Canada, and while I have thus been enlarging my circle of acquaintances, I hope and trust that at the same time I have increased the number of my personal friends. (applause) The work has always been one of a great deal of pleasure to me on that account. The branch of the Department of Agriculture, of which I have the honour to be the chief officer, divided as it is into the divisions of dairying, fruit, cold stor age and extension of markets, touches the fruit growing industry at many different points. In addition to the regular work of the fruit division, the work of the cold storage division and of the extension of markets division, dealing as they do with questions of transportation and storage, the exploitation of new markets and the introduction of new products into Old markets, are all matters of considerable impor tance to the fruit growers. The trial shipments of cold storage apples in 1909-10 and the successful shipment of peaches to the old country during the past two seasons are instances Of what I mean. These are things which are of interest to the fruit growers and connect the work of the Dairy and Cold Storage branch with the fruit growing industry in many ways. I will not take up your time enlarging further on these points, but will proceed with the business of the conference. This is the third conference of its kind. The first one was held in 1890. It was organized by the Montreal Horticultural Society, one of the oldest horticultural societies in Canada. The Department of Agriculture appropriated a sum of money to pay the expenses of that conference. There were twenty delegates representing most of the provinces. The second conference was held at Ottawa on March 20, 21 and 22, 1906. It will be a matter of interest to state that in looking over the lists of delegates to the three conferences, I find that there are just two men who have attended them all 'as official delegates, Mr. Robert Brodie and Mr. BL W. Shepherd, both from the province Of Quebec. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 206g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 19 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243181280
  • 9780243181285