Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 47

Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 47

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Horticultural society was ably represented by Prof. Wesley Greene. On motion all of the delegates were voted in as annual members for the year 1912. The president made the following appointments: Committee on award of premiums--Charles G. Patten, Clarence Wedge, and Peter Clausen. Committee on secretary and treasurers report--A. Le Fevre and Isaac Johnson. Committee on reso1utions--Elmer M. Reeves and W. E. Dickenson. The reports of the district directors was then called for and those directors who were present read their reports and they will be found in their proper place. Col. W. A. Burnap was reported sick at Pelican Rapids, Winn. No report from him has reached us since the middle of last summer. We hope to hear a good word from him in a short time. W. H. Guilford of Dubuque reported a few weeks ago that the prospect was that he would be called to Colorado any day to attend business matters there. He sent us his best wishes. REPORT OF THE THIRD DISTRICT. JOHN IIARTER, LOCUST. The amount of fruit grown in this district this season was far below the average, but small fruit was abundant. Strawberries, the Queen of small fruits gave a full crop and with the low tempetature and moisture the picking time was long and prices very good. Red raspberry crop good. Snyder blackberries gave a full crop. Prices on berries ranged from twelve and one-half to fifteen cents per quart. Plums were abundant, apples very few with the exception of a few localities. Patten's Greening and some Wealthies gave a pretty fair crop, but the quality was rather poor, but prices very high as there was not enough to supply the home market. Grapes were mostly all winter killed where they had not been protected, others that had been...
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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236783395
  • 9781236783394