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Bulletin

Abstract

Commercial grape growing is unusually successful in the vicinity of Council Bluffs, not merely because this district is naturally adapted to this industry, but also largely because of the influence of the excellent cooperative marketing organization known as the Council Bluffs Grape Growers’ Association. This organization has for many years provided satisfactory markets for grapes at the best possible prices to growers and at a low cost of marketing, besides handling other fruits and buying supplies for its members. Due to its influence, grape growing near Council Bluffs is generally better organized and managed than elsewhere in Iowa.

The practices of the grape growers in the Council Bluffs district and their marketing methods have been carefully studied by the Pomology Section of the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station and the facts secured are presented in this bulletin for the information of growers in other districts in Iowa where similar success might be secured.

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