Transactions Volume 37

Transactions Volume 37

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...or is not, himself interested in the matter. Of course, there will be those who will criticise his actions, for the chronic grumbler, like the poor, we have always with us. But whether the results ol this public spirit are always appreciated at their full value, by all, or not, there can be no argument against the performance of that labor, which may be pregnant with greater possibilities of results for good, than men with their human limitations can at the moment foresee. Could you but for a brief period eliminate from your midst t very vestige of the effects of this "public spirit," you would be immeasurably surprised, and I think, would have a keener appreciation of it ever after. In what way can the experiments of the fruit grower be of benefit to others than himself? I will cite you to a few ways: By producing new fruits of value to every grower. As an illustrious example of what has, and may be done in this direction, I refer you to that wonderful wizard of horticulture. Luther Burbank, whose productions partake of the marvelous when viewed from the plane occupied by ordinary mortals; then, too, such men as Theodore Williams, Terry, Patten, Fluke, Dennis, and others, are accomplishing work that is far-reaching in its benefits to all our upper Mississippi Valley fruit growing people. A go 3d work is also being done and will be done, I confidently believe, by an extensive system of cross-fertilization at the college farm at Ames, and at the experiment stations of the Horticultural Society. But you say this work is not of the Iowa fruit grower. In part it is, and it is altogether in the line of work I am advocating. Then there are scores of Iowa fruit growers who, like myself, are testing, proving and sorting out the gold...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855213
  • 9781236855213