A.F.G. Slootweg
Over the last ten years bulb cultivation has changed in many respects. This process is not yet completed; it will and should continue.

The system of protective measures concerning the cultivation of and trade in bulbs has been abolished, and the result has been a more rapid increase of production than of sales. The producers of bulbs have to moderate their pace; each individual grower will have to take his own share of the responsibility. At present and in the near future the profits of growers and salesmen will on the average not be more than the cost prices. This means that efficiency of production and trade must to be raised to the utmost. It is to be expected that difficult years lie ahead for the growers and sellers of bulbs. Many grower will be encouraged to stop production. However, the industry has shown in the past that it is not afraid of a challenge. The skilled and successful bulb grower and seller will overcome these difficulties, which are discussed in the present paper.

Slootweg, A.F.G. (1971). BULB GROWING IN THE NETHERLANDS. Acta Hortic. 23, 35-46
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.23.4

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