. Better fruit. Fruit-culture. 1918 Better Fruit is in receipt of a letter from the Oregon State Library, Salem, giving the titles of a numljcr of books that may be borrowed from the State Library free of charge. Every fruit grower who is anxious to obtain some good reading matter shoud write the librarian of the Oregon State Library for full particulars. Among the books that may be obtained are works on hor- ticulture, vegetable gardening, soils, pests, poutry, bee culture. There is also a splendid list of the latest war books by such authors as Sir Gilbert Parker, James Watson Gerrard, Hugh

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. Better fruit. Fruit-culture. 1918 Better Fruit is in receipt of a letter from the Oregon State Library, Salem, giving the titles of a numljcr of books that may be borrowed from the State Library free of charge. Every fruit grower who is anxious to obtain some good reading matter shoud write the librarian of the Oregon State Library for full particulars. Among the books that may be obtained are works on hor- ticulture, vegetable gardening, soils, pests, poutry, bee culture. There is also a splendid list of the latest war books by such authors as Sir Gilbert Parker, James Watson Gerrard, Hugh
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. Better fruit. Fruit-culture. 1918 Better Fruit is in receipt of a letter from the Oregon State Library, Salem, giving the titles of a numljcr of books that may be borrowed from the State Library free of charge. Every fruit grower who is anxious to obtain some good reading matter shoud write the librarian of the Oregon State Library for full particulars. Among the books that may be obtained are works on hor- ticulture, vegetable gardening, soils, pests, poutry, bee culture. There is also a splendid list of the latest war books by such authors as Sir Gilbert Parker, James Watson Gerrard, Hugh Gibson, Bruce Bairsfather, Harold R. Peat, Ian Hay and many other noted writers. A list of these books may be obtained by writing the library. BETTER FRUIT Page 13 A very valuable article appears in this edition on "Pear Blight," by Pro- fessor C. C. Gate of Medford. Professor Gate's work is carried on in connection with the Oregon Agricultural College. Pear growing has been very successful in the Northwest and pear orchards are paying a splendid profit. Sections that are especially adapted to pear growing as to climate and soil condition are comparatively limited. In many sec- tions pear blight has been very severe, and particularly in states in which the climate is very warm during the sum- mer months. It is hoped with the present methods of control and the pos- sibility of eradication that pear blight will be eliminated. Every pear grower will be interested in reading Professor Gate's article in this edition. The Washington State Fair will be held at North Yakima, September 16 to 2L Horticulture is one of the big fea- tures of the Washington State Fair— the exhibits of fruit are always very extensive, and every fruit grower who' can possibly leave should take a few days' vacation and attend this fair. It affords growers a splendid opportunity to see the up-to-date methods and the improved ways of handling his crop. The Oregon State Fair will be held September 23-

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