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TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS

AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION.

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BOSTON:
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS,

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State Board of Agriculture, 1909, .

Report of the Secretary, . . . . . . . . .

Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board, ..

Minutes of Special Business Meetings of the Board, .

Summer Field Meetings of the Board, . . .

Public Winter Meeting of the Board at Greenfield, .

Address of Welcome by Mr. E. B. Blake,. .

Response for the Board by Secretary Ellsworth,

Lecture: The Sheep Industry in Massachusetts. By Mr. L. B.

Harris, Lyndonville, Vt., . . . . . . .

Lecture: The Planting of a Commercial Orchard in Massachu-

setts. By Prof. F. C. Sears, .

Lecture : Lessons from a Decade's Experience in Poultry Keep-

ing. By Dr. James B. Paige, . . . . . .

Lecture: Profitable Bee Keeping. By Mr. Charles Stewart, .

Lecture: The Cow and the Man, — Twins of the Dairy Industry.

By Prof. H. H. Dean, . . . . . . . .

Lecture: The Profitable Use of Commercial Fertilizers. By Dr.

E. B. Voorhees, . . . . . . ..

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Board, . . .

Report of Committee on Agricultural Societies,

Report of Committee on Experiments and Station Work, . .

Report of Committee on Massachusetts Agricultural College,

Report of Committee on Gypsy Moth, Insects and Birds, . .

Report of Committee on Domestic Animals and Sanitation, ,

Report of Committee on Forestry, Roads and Roadside Improve-

ments, . . . .

Report of Special Committee on Revision of Premium Lists, .

Report of Special Committee on San José Scale, . . .

Report of Special Committee on Cow-Testing Associations,

Seventh Annual Report of the State Nursery Inspector, . .

Fourteenth Semiannual Report of the Chief of the Cattle Bureau,

Eighteenth Annual Report of the State Dairy Bureau, . ,

Fifth Annual Report of the State Forester, . . . .

First Annual Report of the State Ornithologist, .

Essay: Potato-growing Suggestions. By Dr. Chas. D. Woods,

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STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, 1909.

Members ex Oficio.
HIS EXCELLENCY EBEN S. DRAPER.

HIS HONOR LOUIS A. FROTHINGHAM.
Hon. WM. M. OLIN, Secretary of the Commonwealth,
KENYON L. BUTTERFIELD, M.A., President Massachusetts Agricultural

College.
C. A. GOESSMANN, Ph.D., LL.D., Chemist of the Board.
AUSTIN PETERS, M.R.C.V.S., Chief of the Cattle Bureau.
F. WM. RANE, B. AGR. M.S., State Forester.
J. LEWIS ELLSWORTH, Secretary of the Board.

Members appointed by the Governor and Council.

WARREN C. JEWETT of Worcester,
CHARLES E. WARD of Buckland,
HENRY M. HOWARD of West Newton

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. 1910 . 1911 . 1912

Members chosen by the Incorporated Societies. Amesbury and Salisbury (Agr'l and J. J. MASON of Amesbury, . . . 1912

Hort'l), . . Barnstable County, . . . . JOHN BURSLEY of West Barnstable, . 1910 Blackstone Valley, . . . . JACOB A. WILLIAMS of Northbridge, . 1912 Deerfield Valley, . . . . . WM. B. AVERY of East Charlemont, . 1911 Eastern Hampden, , , , , 0. E. BRADWAY of Monson, . . . 1912 Essex, . . . . . .. .

. FREDERICK A. RUSSELL of Methuen, 1911

. FREDE Franklin County, . . . . FRANK GERRETT of Greenfield, . . 1910 Hampshire, . . . . . . HENRY E. PAIGE of Amherst, . . 1910 Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden, FRANK P. NEWKIRK of Easthampton, . 1912

(HENRY S. PEASE of Middlefield (P. O. Highland, . . . . . . Chester, R. F. D.), . . . .

1911 Hillside, . . . . . . W. A. HARLOW of Cummington, . . 1911 Hingham (Agr'l and Hort'l), . . HENRY A. TURNER of Norwell, . . 1912 Hoosac Valley, . . . . . L. J. NORTHUP of Cheshire, . . 1912

N. B. TURNER of Great Barrington (P Housatonic, . . . . . . Housatonic), . . . . . . Marshfield (Agr'l and Hort'l), . . WALTER H. FAUNCE of Kingston, . 1912 Martha's Vineyard, . . . . JAMES F. ADAMS of West Tisbury, . 1910 Massachusetts Horticultural, . . WILFRID WHEELER of Concord, . . 1912 Massachusetts Society for Promot- } . I. BOWDITCH of Framingham, · · 1912

ing Agriculture, Middlesex North,. . . . . GEO. W. TRULL of Tewksbury, . . 1911 Middlesex South,.

SISAAC DAMON of Wayland (P. 0. Co. . . . .} chituate), . .

1911 Nantucket,

JOHN S. APPLETON of Nantucket, . 1912 Oxford, . . . . . . . WALTER A. LOVETT of Oxford, . . 1910

(AUGUSTUS PRATT of North Middle Plymouth County, . . . borough, . . . . . . . .

1911 Spencer (Far's and Mech's Assoc'n), W. J. HEFFERNAN of Spencer, . . 1910 Union (Agr'l and Hort'l), . . . GEORGE O. MILLARD of Blandford, . 1910 Weymouth (Agr'l and Ind'r), . .

[THERON L. TIRRELL of South Wey. i.

mouth, . . . . . . . . 1912 Worcester, . . . . . . B. W. POTTER of Worcester, . . . 1911 . Worcester East, . . . .

. GEO. F. MORSE of South Lancaster,
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. 1912 Worcester Northwest (Agrl and ) ALBERT ELLSWORTH of Athol,. 1910

Mech'?), . . .
Worcester South,. . . . C. D. RICHARDSON of West Brookfield, 1910
Worcester County West, . . . JOHN L. SMITH of Barre, . . . . 1911

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