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Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 10, February 1945

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

i` Vol. 2 February, 1945 No. 10 I W. D. Armstrong, Horticulturist, Editor PQSTWAR FRUIT GROWING answer is_ apparent. but certain A J OLNEY cohtsideraggans shoullg he studieg. t . . wou seem a areas es What oro the pi-osposts rot- the jpf,ga1Y,g@?Wl1d _ fruit grower after the war'? This Quality fruit Should be expected question is vital at this time. Al- to assume more and more iirnport- tl\OLlgl'l lt would l)(3 fOOllSll to ll`y to ance as congunjgyg are gblg {O get . forecast the future, there are con- tree-ripened fruit quickly from _ siderations that bear on the future, distant areas, and the demand for F from lessons learned by experience, green fruit should fall. MQUY D001` and such knowledge as we have of Qtiality. but h1`f0f0Y Pwfifablas = the changes that are to come. varieties may become P0PUlaY ; The basis of our national econ- laggxgg SEE Ygighslogngas ggggaa l Omy has been Set for good pricss cmd consideraile frudt has bgen soil and wages, as a means of paying off hl bulk On account Of Scarcitv Of loo doot of too wal`- As the wor labor and containers, also of trans- 1<><1 Stocks of the world portation sitrriohiuos. Such methods ., \\1]l be low, and UTC Umfad Sfalf?5 have resulted in much fruit reach- . will be the most important source ing the consumer in bad condition. of agricultural products. l\Ianufae- \Vith the return of a plentiful'sup turing demands will be high and ply of containers and quite possibly will expand rapidly as soon as the the development of UCWCY f}'P$ A factories can be converted. An ex- Sfflcf grading maY baooma assw- ` tensive building program will be Hol needed in every section of the HQW will aVailabilif>` 0f_ good United States. Great changes are 1UahfYffulfaffoofooosumpflonf It expected in transportation. Air ex- sooms 1`ossoodolo te ossumo that , press and air freight may be able oottor dsstmbudooo of goodproducts to solve many distribution prob- Ehoulddleiggt m 3 slcfaflst mslsaseg . lcms concerned with perishable ,liIm?)\j_ l.Og(i{Ctg@.,S 1,L,hp1aC;u5,; products and Open up markets hcfs" general iseeognitioif of the health tofore inaccessible. Modern refrig- pyhperuas Of h.uhS_ Shhuld insure Nation is oxpoofod lo Yopldoo tho a continued large demand. Great V old ice bunkers in rail transporta hassihihtias hs ahsad ih pl-Omotihg ~ hoo New dovolopmools of sfofago the consumption of fruit to improve ` will greatly extend the market _f<>r tho health ofthe ll3flOl`l. Think what psmshdblo goods- Exoolif ood m it would mean if evervone had the port of food Products oro sol tv fruit required for an oiaooooto diet. develop on a scale little dreamed of Cslstaihlv theyc \\yOu1d bc lgss doc- until now. Foreign nations mU$t tms bills, less time lost through have our food products, and im- i]1]'IQSS` and the volume of fruit rc- ports of fofolgo goods d"o_ ooossol`Y quired to accomplish this would bc I to psy fof fhf`m Pfaoflcauy fm" more than double our present pro- ? known countries may become our duchha a%Eb8; b In the granwing of gruits shore rniaiy C been destroyed or sadly neglected C mfmy Cmugts'- C` Bm fled 1 _ during the ww secticides that will be available after the war, promise to be more Everybody will be affected, but effective than those now in use. ,_ how can fruit growers adjust their This may reduce the cost of pro- Drogram to profit most? No simple duction. and some who have aban- 2t CIRCULAR OF THE KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT _? STATION, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY l . s