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SPECIALISATION ADVOCATED. WELLINGTON, February 23. At the annual conference of nurserymen, the speech of the president (Sir A. McDonald), forecasting the probable effect of the Panama Canal opening, was followed' by a paper by Mr F. Bennett, in which he strongly advocated specialisation to give an impetus to exporting. Canneries and exporting were again being discussed, and while there was evidence that some practical good would result, it would take time 1 before-much could be done on these lines. Outside buyers had been offering as high as 7s per bushel, cash, for apples at the port of shipment, but only a few had responded. New markets for well-grown fruit were being opened., and growers must confine their energies to a few lines, and the study of soil conditions.

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NURSERYMEN CONFER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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NURSERYMEN CONFER Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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