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Bright Fruit Prospects In Washtenaw

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The May pornological meeting last Saturday was presided over by J . D . Baldwin. Prof. Ernil Baur acted as secretary and reported the publication of tlie papers of Profs. Spaulding and Harrington read at previous meetings. Prof. B. E, Mchols was not present to report on the proposed fruit exchange, but he is maturing plans for it, which will be reportel at the June meeting. The society got down to work when the subject of the fruit prospects came up for discussion. J. J. Parshall said he never had bétter prospects of a fruit erop. He ex. pected 3,000 bushels of peaches ïf nothing uufavorable intervened. ile considered the Lord Palmerston and the VVager peaches as humbugs. S. Mills recollected that forty-two years ago,'spriugfrostshad killed peach buds, but that had not happened smee that time. J. D. Baldwin reported excellent prospects, even the tender and shy bearers of the peach family are full of buds. His sixteen varieties of plums look very promising. E. A. ÏTordman, of Lima, said that apples in his.section looked very promising. H. Sessions said his plums never lookea Detter and the prospects oí a peach erop were very good. J. T. Ellis, of Manchester, thought the tbrift of the trees and the fruit buds of all classes of fruit trees were astonishing. D. Strickler reported a carden of Eden in his viciuity . E. Baur st.Ued that his pears were not as prornising as at the saine time lastyear. The English sparrows bad fed on the pear buds during the winter and done much damage. Grapes were way behind, but his twenty years ex. perience he had not knowu thern to téMr. Talmer, of Dexter, reported that the basket erop would be equal to the fruit erop which was very promising about Dexter. The sentiment of the meeting seemed to tíe that the culture of strawberries about Ann Arbor was considered unproñtable. The Detroit market is glutted. Parker Bad, of Illinois, shipping in a carload of strawberries daily and Detroit market gardeners and neighboring farmers raise enough to supply the demand. Henee Ann Arbor growers cannot profltably ship to Detroit. The topic of ïnjurious insects was next taken up. Mr. J. D. Baldwin, thought that Taris Green and London Turple were so adulterated uow that they were ineffective for spraying trees and that pure arseuic night be used at a cost of ten cents wholesale. VVlnle one pound of London Turple was used for 100 gallons of rain water, five or six ounces of pure arsenic would be sullicieut. Great care ivould have to be taken in the use of arsenites. The flrst spraying should be done when the blossoms fall, and the second spraying, t;vo weeks later. Trof. L. Baur thought the use of arseuites could be dispensed with, if we would use the hand system for the coddling moth proinptly and systematically,and the Ransorn process for the plum curcuho the ürst week in May and, vvhen blossoms f all, the charrma; process. In closing his report of the meeting Pref . baur says: It is certainly a humiliating fact that these small pësts cani.o. be controlled by the Lord of creation. A cardinal remedy is found in Malachi III, 10 aud 12.


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