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Bulletin

Abstract

In many sections of Iowa apples can be grown successfully land profitably in a large way, provided the industry is carefully ¡studied and its problems are dealt with correctly.

To furnish a basis for study, to get at the difficulties of orcharding in the state, and to help growers meet them successfully and put the industry on a more permanent and profitable basis, the Iowa Agricultural Experiment station, m the summers of 1911 and 1912, made a survey of the orchards of Mills county. This county was chosen because it ranked first in apple production and in the percentage of tillable Soil devoted to this, crop, although Pottawattamie county had a larger total area of apple orchards. In the survey every phase of orcharding was investigated and the results are reported in this bulletin, with suggestions for meeting the various problems that arise m the industry, and particularly for saving and restoring old orchards to profitable production.

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