Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 27

Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 27

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Tamarix Amurensis and Chinese barberry. Professor Pammel presented a paper and lesson on prevention of fruit spots by spraying. Prof. Osborn lectured on co-operation in the war upon insect enemies. I trust this subject will be farther discussed by the Northern Society. Prof. Osborn thinks birds are more useful to farmers than to fruit growers, and when he suggested that robins might be shot in cherry times, many members looked their approval. The wren had many friends, the English sparrow veryvfew, if any. Prof. Budd thinks dwarf J uneberry as valuable as high bush huckleberr_'Prof. Pammel advises Bordeaux mixture for apple scab. Prof. Budd has not much faith in it, but would plant Russian varieties that do not scab. Prof. Pammel agrees that the leaves of Russian apple trees are exempt. Mr. Collman spoke upon our State meeting next January and the Columbian exposition, and discussion followed. Prof. Budd thinks we cannot do much next spring, but should make one supreme effort for a fall display. Mr. Collman says more money will be appropriated if needed. During the session, President Williams read a letter from his father who is in Texas. Members who missed his familiar face were glad to hear from him. There seems to be some danger that our horticulturists will emigrate to England to compete for the laurel wreath, Secretary Van Houten, Captain Wragg and ex-President Secor, having successfully courted the muse. President Hinkley, of the new Northwestern, has the inspiration and promises to wear the laurel wreath in Iowa, if not in England. That poem must be read at your present meeting. The name of the Western Society was changed to Southwestern Iowa Horticultural Society. After the passage of the usual resolutions the society adjourned at...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862872
  • 9781236862877