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Image 81 of Annual report. 1923

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

' The Marketing 0f Kentucky Stmwberries 9 ri n·e i The grades employed by most of the associations are desig- in nated as 3X, 2X and X, the BX grade being the best a.nd the X grade representing the culls, which usually are not shipt. Some int of the associations designate their grades by the numbers 1, 2 ate and 3, number 1 being the best grade. gal- The associations make inspections of berries before ship- the ment. ln some cases, some crates of each crop are inspected, nus while other associations report that each crate is inspected. will Crates that are inspected are opened and several boxes examined [nts to note the quality of the berries and the way in which they are mh packed. The quality and uniformity of strawberries are impor- Out tant factors in selling them, because good quality creates demand my while inferior berries discourage consumption. Careful inspec- 1 in tion is necessary iu order that a reputation for quality can be Img built up and maintained. mm l The berries are delivered at the loadin g point by the growers EOQY in farm wagons with springs or in automobiles. They are also inspected by the {1S%OCliIlYIO11’S inspectors and loaded on the cars. At some points they are loaded directly from the growers’ wagons k Of on the cars. In other cases they are piled from the wagons on to a platform and loaded from that into ears. Receiving sheds WH0 or warehouses are available at a few points for the receiving kilt? and loading of berries. l-mx A receipt is given the grower upon delivery of his berrioS ‘ WHY and a copy of this is kept by the association for its records. IH H10 some cases, these receipts are made iu triplicate, the association iring tiling one under the growers name and the other under the- gtte" number of the car in which the berries are shipt. The account- d on ing forms used by the various associations vary, but, in general, may they provide for an account with each member. All transactions Joxes between the member and the association, such as the sale of ieaus berries, the purchase of supplies, advances made, etc., are item- ually ized in this account. Seine associations ke-ep this account in t the duplicate so that a copy may be given the grower as his state- iteuts ment at the end of the season. Other associations prepare a separate statement for the grower. A record which shows the

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