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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 8


W.A. Cumming

pp: 85-91

Studies on the propagation of Prunus at the Canada Experimental Farm, Morden, Manitoba, have been concerned with methods for the multiplication of both the fruit and ornamental varieties of this genus and specifically for varieties which have been introduced or are being developed by breeding programs, for use on the Canadian Prairies. The lack of knowledge on methods for the propagation of some of the introductions, hybrids and selections has seriously hampered their commercial production and final acceptance by the gardening public.

The background of the Prunus varieties with which we are working is, for the most part, quite different from that of those which are grown in the more favored areas of this continent. We have problems in common with the States which are situated in the Northern Great Plains area, only ours on the Canadian Prairies are slightly more accentuated. Some of you who know Morden, I expect are ready to challenge that statement. By virtue of the

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