Report Volume 4-5

Report Volume 4-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...outlay in cash, not to exceed a cost of $50, and the influence it would have on the climate would more than pay you for your trouble and expense. The growing of trees in Colorado is, in my judgment, the key to success in fruit growing. At our last meeting you voted to dispense with the various standing committees on meteorology, entomology, orenethology, geology, forestry, pomology, vegetable culture, floriculture and ornamental gardening; and I should like to add to this a committee on experimental horticulture, and I hope you will at this meeting reinstate that part of our Constitution that created these committees, for a report from such a committee would be of great interest to us all; and I would suggest that if you see fit to have these committees appointed, that they should keep themselves diligently on the outlook for new ideas, new discoveries and new improvements in the various branches of horticulture pertaining to their respective allotted fields; for such committees to keep convenient memorandum books and jot down, in season and out of season, items which seem to be worthy of special mention in their reports. In this way you would obtain good reports with but very little time or trouble. I should like to say a few words in regard to gathering and marketing our fruits. We hear a great deal of complaint from producers about the way they are treated by commission men and other dealers that are handling the fruit consigned to them. The producer claims that he is not treated fairly, that he does not get just returns. I will admit that there is a good deal of trickery practiced by the middle men in handling fruit, but I think as a rule the producer is more to blame than the merchant. The main trouble lies in the way the fruit is...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766911
  • 9781236766915