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3 > Image 3 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 12, -11- 1945

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

uml WHAT ABOUT 4. Groweire; are aclrilised to _give ., more a en ion an previous- gmxg RECONVERSIOPL ly to the selection of the site whl A_ J_ Olney and soil for any new tree will _ _ planting and to the best land _r_ Or Everybody is talking about "re- use on their own farm. conversion" and the great changes 5. No varieties should be com- 1 h _ that are to take place in the near mercially planted without a th?* future. Exactly what these changes searching investigation by the [ IS are to be, no one is able to say. How- grower of their merits from Or' ever, the fruit interests have always the standpoint of both tree P"' been alert and can be depended on and fruit qualities and parti- now to make such changes in their cularly with respect to their business as the circumstances re- adaptability to the locality quire. Perhaps no better illustra- where they are to be planted. $ tion of this fact could be given than 6. Better varieties are needed Yoo? the report of the action of a group in most districts. Koo of horticulturists in the Eastern 7. Plant well-grown, vigorous, JoJo? States, who met to consider the re- healthy, virus-free trees with each conversion problems on fruit pro- uniformly strong, congenial {Tot duction for that area. The group rootstocks. llight was composed of eminent authori- 8. An increase in the yield per gon- ties and included the following: acre of a good grade of fruit very is imperative. fruit Dr. W. W. Aldrich, U. S. Dept. 9. Every effort should be made other of Agriculture in cooperation with public icky. Dr_ R_ D_ Anthony, permsyl_ and private agencies to re- that Varlla duce the complexity and cost { Prof. J. S. Bailey, Massachusetts of Production and morkoll-oS Ocue Pref M_ Ar Blake, New Jersey 10. The growers need to assume Y ab Prof. C. H. Blasberg, Vermont mol`? Iospooolbility fof tho l the PrOf_ A_ J_ Farley, New Jersey condition of fruits as deliv- Yeach Dr_ _l_ l.l_ Clarke, Vermerlt ered to the consumer. _ Enf Dr. O. W. Davidson, New Jersey . .e ai Dr_ W_ S_ Flery Vlrglnla These recommendations were un- Mr_ F_ A_ Gllberit New Jersey made specifically for the Eastern F O1`- Dr_ J_ Hr Geurley Ohio States, but we, in the midwest, may iwths Dr. A_ _l_ Helnlekey New York well give them careful study. 'yhem Prof. A. L. Kenworthy, Dela- It is evident that these men were ware concerned about the possibility of Cool" Dr. S. A. Pieniazek, Rhode over-production if an expansion of mmg Island the fruit industry should occur dur- O Mr. C. H. Steelman, Jr., New ing the next few years. The recent dol? . Jersey price level tended to encourage ex- ch`? Y Here are their recommendations: pansion and considerable planting mbm ]_ Remove Orchards yvhich are would have taken place if nursery lraii; 4 unprofitablg either becausg ef stock and labor had been available. lere age, unfavorable $011 or C11- Of course, some planting will be gr m matic conditions, Oy unda- 1`qUll`d to lI'l3IIlt3lH pI`OduCtlOH. regal sirable varieties. _The individual grower must de- leach 2. No increase in the present cide whether new plantings are r Our total commercial production needed to maintain his program or ease; of tree fruits seems desirable would _contr1bute to expans1on._ If Owe;. under the apparent market- expansion and over-production the mg conditions. New plantings should develop, profits will become [ eX_ should be made only to main- low and those who are situated these tam Prosont P`oduUo and best will suffer least. It will be aum_ to secure a_ proper succes- noted that some of the recommenda- pr0_ sion of plantings. tions are designed to prepare grow- lllell_ 3. More thought and study ers to _overcome hard times, if a SS te should be g1ven by many depression should come. Whatever l re_ _ fruit growers to the possibili- the times, it is always good busi- . eusee ties of some d1Vl`1f1C8t1OI'l ness to eliminate factors that tend 1 are _ in their revenue aside from to reduce profits. _ _ one kind of fruit. In the future more attention will , 3