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By C. XV. Mrxrinaws. 1
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Tl1e wo1·k i11 hortieulture was re—establisl1ed a few years age. 1
after a lapse of several years, when 11o l101’flClllfHI'&l depart-   {lu
ment, as sueh, was maintaiiied i11 the station. Vtfith the assign- A
ment of a traet of about sixteen aeres to tl1e use of this de- Ot]
1)ill‘llllL‘llf, there was began. in lflll, a series of orchard, viue-
ya1·d {`tllfl small f1·uit plantings which l1as COl1fll1lIC(l to the pres- A
ent time. of
The oreliard of eight aeres (‘UllSlSl`S ehiefly of varieties, ohl gt]
and new, wl1ieh a1·e likely to be of iute1·est and value i11 011r
State. tre
This orehard has 11ot yet eome into bearing, but is lllillilllg il
satisfaetor_v (lQ\'L‘l(>lllllClll`. and, in a few years, will be of great grt
value to us as a means of gaining a tirst—l1a11d Hlld intimate ac- V
q11ai11ta11ee with the varieties i1’1<.l(‘ e<1ll<·<·ti<»11 of grapes and tl1e various small 21 s
'fl'llllS has also been establlslwtl. A part of tl1e grapes liavr
now (.'t>lll(¥ into bearing and lll\'("§llQ'2lll<>llS of a lllllllllC1’ of ques
tions relating to pruning and training, self—sterility, cross-fertili
y:atio11, ele., are being started.
A (‘t>—(l1)(‘l’2\ll\'t‘ t‘Z{PQl'l1llCllf i11 (Jl'(‘ll2\l'tlll1Q' is being eo11duCt0l11 lnstitute i11 Shelby (`eunty. where a six-aere apple
|1l't‘lltll'(l. ehielly of t‘<>llllll(‘l’l.‘lill varieties, llilis been set, llll(lC1.' o111‘
Slll7(‘l'\'lNl<>ll. and l*}{p(*l'llllt}lllS witl1 fertilizers Zllltl methods oi
lll2llIElg'(‘lllCllf are under way.