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Introduction ,......

iii Agricultural college, resolution of Mr.

Constitution ............................

v Kelly.....................

39

Officers.....

.. vli dgricultural discussions at State fair.....

Life Members.......................... viii

mineral food of plants......

the rotation of crops.......

ILLUSTRATIONS.

A. B. Conger, summing up of

discussion................
Short-horn bull “ Hotspur," in frontispiece.

husbanding manure.........
Short-horn heifer “Lady Susan," to face

Abortion of cows....

67
frontispiece.

Agricultural associations of N. York. 143 to 168
Engineers' map, State agriculture, etc.,

| Anderson, Robert, letter from India ...... 224

Peters’ survey........................ 234

Albany county agricultural society report. 414

Atlantic group, 1.................

Allegany Co., agricultural society report. 415

Eastern counties group, 2............

274

South Highland group, 3.............

289

Asparagus culture, D. R. Youngs........ 490

Abortion of cows........

609

North Highland group, 4................ Annual exbibition....

659

General and southwestern dairy group, 5.. 322

Additions to library.....................

Ontario or wheat group, 6................ 347

B.

PLATES, FIGURES, &o.

Propagation native grapes:

Baldwin, Austin, report Hamburg exbibi-

Plate 1, fig. 1........

705 tion ........

1, fig. 2.....

.. 705 Benham, A. B., premium farm.......... 73

1, fig. 3.....

705 Bacon, Win.agricultural associations, N.Y. 143

2, fig. 4.....................

706 Butter and cheese, manufacturer's act to

706 protect ..........................

fig. 6......

707 Broome county agricultural society report 415

fig. 7, 8, 9, 10 ........

707 Butter making in Jefferson....

437

5, fig. 11, 12, 13

..... 708 Beans, A. D. Porter ................

465

708 Burdock ................

540

7, fig. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18....

709 Bainbridge agricultural society ....... 561

8, fig. 20, 21, 22....

713 | Barton agricultural society......... 566

9, fig. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27...

714 Beans, culture.............

602

10, fig. 25 to 31 .............. 717 Battersea show, England................ 673

11, fig. 34, 35, 39...........

12, fig. 32, 38 .....

13, fig. 347....

Conger, H. B., remarks on F. M. Rotchs'

J. Stanton Gould, sorghum :

death.................................

Cut sugar houses ...

Sugar mills ......

Conger, H. B., summing up discussions, 5,

Evaporating pans, Cook's and Jacobs...

Cornell, remarks on Rothamstead experi-

White's can evaporator ..........

766

ments, England .......................

Chipman's report on implements. ........

A.

Cheese manufacturers' association. .170 to 200

Annual report............

..

3 Correspondence, letter from India........

Agricultural associations

letter of Edgecomb...... 225

Agricultural statistics.................

10 County agricultural associations......... 414

Annual State fair, Utica...

17 Cattaraugus agricultural society, report.. 416

Addresses–S. W. Fisber.......,

20 Cayuga

do

do 417

E. G. Faile......

43 Chenango

.. 418

G. W. Price...

424 Clinton

do

do 418

J. Stanton Gould..

438 Columbia

418

Joseph Harris. ..........

453 Cortlandt

418

H. Walker .....

490 Clover seed, I. Fitz Morris...........

466

H. G. Foote.

498 Canada thistle.........

R. Johnson..........

522 Chess.......................

539

A. Well3......

545 Cockle, chickweed............

541

A. C. Hand.

556 Constantia agricultural society ....

Prof. E. North............... 772 Coventry agricultural society ............ 562

Annual meeting ...........

32 Cazenovia Union ........................

673

abstract of treasurer's report..... 32 Cayuga, Southern W ................

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Calves, selection of .......

.. 605 Grapes, essentials of a single eye plant.... 725

Cornell E., report royal agricultural socie-

repotting vines..................
ty exhibition. ......

supply water for tank.......... 727

review of the visit to Rotham-

difficult kinds to propagate. .....

sted ......

.... 695

other ways propagated.

728

by cuttings and layers..... ...

repeated layering................

730

grafting .........

731

Delaware county agricultural society re-

sun bottom heat................. 731

port.......

..... 420 Gould, John Stanton, report on sorghum

Dutchess county agricultural society report 422

and sugar beet ......

735

Draining swamp lands ........

.... 488

extent sugar production.......... 736

Danby agricultural society......

composition of sugar ............. 737

Dryden agricultural society.......... 563

grape sugar..............

738

crops and agriculture ........ 564

soils adapted to growth of sorghum 739

Delhi Union .....................

574

elimate adapted to sorghum....... 741

Dundee Union ...............

575

manures adapted to sorghum ...... 743

Dogs, rabid .........

592

preparation of the ground......... 744

Discretionary premiums.......

651

seed, selection of ............

Devons, E. Cornell..........

...... 681

after culture .....

Donations to library.

...... 829

cutting and gathering ..........

... 752

cost to make cane into-syrup....

E.

construction of sugar houses......

sugar mill.....................

759

Executive committee, 1864.

classification ..................

760

Executive meeting, new board.......

Edgecomb, J., letter............

762

evaporation and price of pans.....

evaporating, prize list .....

764

sugar making and refining syrup.. 765

books and papers........"

768

Fisher, S. W., D. D., address, Utica fair. 20

profit of crops..........

769

Faile, Edward G., address...........

Franklin agricultural society report...... 422
· Fulton county agricultural society report. 422
Fitz Morris, I., clover seed....... 466

Hamburg exhibition.........
Farmer's Club, Little Falls...

578

Horses, English hunter and roadster..203, 223

Hodges, Prof., Transactions 1861 .........
dairy products.............
associated dairies......... 587

Herkimer county agricultural society re-

..............

port ..........
crops, grass and grain...... 588

423

tobacco...................

590

Herkimer county agricultural society, ad-

rabid dogs..........

592

dress, G. W. Pine, president ..........

424

thorough-bred cattle....... 595

Hume Union........

577

small fruits..............

630

Horses, report on......

600

beans...........

665

602

Hough, F. B., statistics ..........

calves for dairy............

605

Hereford, E. Cornell ...........

679

... 687

cows, abortion.............

Horses Suffolk, etc., E. Cornell ......

.. 609

grass seed, sowing......... 615

fruits and flowers....

656

Fitch, Asa, ninth report on insects....... 718

Implements, trial recommended........5,

resolution T. C. Peters...... 34

G.

Insects, noxious, how destroyed.......... 201

Goodrich, Rev. C. E., Mr.Judd's resolution

Dr. Fitch's ninth report..........

to aid ................................

northern tobacco worm, potato

Gould, J. Stanton, report on sorghum.... 34

worm, tomato worm...

Geddes, Hon. Geo., resolution on death of

moth and tobacco worm, history,etc 780

Col. E. Sherrill.........

..... 40

description of the insect.......... 782

Goodrich, C. E., potatoes, seedling..89 to 136

tobacco worm described (cut).....
mémoir...... .... 136

enemies to tobacco worm.........

report on his potatoes.... 140

tobacco worm parasite........... 789

Greene county agricultural society report. 422

its rapid increase ...............

791

Grapes, E. M. Bradley ..............

· 467

a destroyer of parasite discovered,

Gouverneur Union.......

575

& second parasite ........

Grass sced, sowing......................

615

remedies.......................

795

Grapes, native, propagation, S. J. Parker, 704

potato beetle...................

propagating house......

705

first discovered by Say.......
propagating table....

709

Prairie Farmer first notices this

hot water tan' ..........

insect as injurious....

797

heating table .....

beetle described........

799

setting the buds.............

garden tiger moth............

801

how the buds grow......

corn cut-worin ..................

801

how prepared for sending cuttings

injuries they do.................

804

by mail...........

early notices of their injuries.... 805

the soil for pots or boxes......

have never been investigated..... 806

heat of the tank.............

a summary account of the insects

the hardening house ........

and their habits........ 807 to 816

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Insect destroyers, mode of killing them, 817 Ontario county report:
Nebraska bee killer, a new species 818

potatoes ...

... 466

description of their operations.... 819

clover seed.

466

grapes ........

467

Orleans county report.....

468
ego county report.....

468
Jefferson county agricultural society report 428 Hiram Walker's address....

470
report viewing committee......... 430 | Otsego county report....

479

dairies....................

431 Onions, Jacob Smith .....

483

address, J. Stanton Gould.... .. 438 Oxeye daisy.........

milk and its compounds...

438 Otisco Farmer's Club..

butter dairies in Jefferson coun 438 Oneida Ag. Society, 1821, B. P. Johnson,

average yield .........

439

Sec'y, a member............. 776

extraordinary cows...........

440

Butler, Gaius, description of fair, 776

breed cattle for butter........

441

treatment of stock.........

444

P

churning and preparation, butter... 450

Johnson, William, corn...

.. 464 Pratt, Hon. Z., dairy farm products...... 88

Johnson, Hon. R., address. .............. 522 Potatoes, seedling, Rev. C. E. Goodrich. 89

sources of balls, culture...... 102, 89

diseases.......................... 103

its value........

106

Kelly, Hon. Wm., resolutions on death

of F. M. Rotch .......

true theory of potato disease. 107 to 109

Kirkland agricultural society............ 566

remedy.....................130 to 134

Persian insect powder...................

Peters, T. C., report on agricultural re-

sources of New York ......

............. 234

Lewis county report ....... ........... 453 Porter, A. D., beans..

465

Lebanon agricultural society........ ... 566 Potatoes, J. R. Peck..

.. 466

Lodi agricultural society............... 567

D. Picket ....

466

Palmyra Union Society ........... 616

Pomfret club......

617

Premiums awarded, 1863............. 627

Mineral food of plants, discussion...... .. 51 Parker, S. J., native grapes.............

Hon. A. B. Conger................

Joseph Harris..

Solon Robinson...

T. C. Peters.....

Queens county report....

480

field crops.......................

483

S. Walrath.....

agricultural discussions............ 483
summing up, A. B. Conger.....

asparagus culture, D. K. Youngs... 490

Manures, discussion, s. Robinson....61 to

agricultural statistics...

494

T. C. Peters......

Von Alstyne......

Walrath..

Cocke..........

Rotch, Francis M., death of.

... 36

George Geddes.

Rotation crops, discussion...............

Conger .........

A. B. Conger...........

Harris

T. C. Peters................

continued, Albany......

Col. Pratt........................

• G. Geddes..

Hon. Goorge Geddes and others...

MoGraw.......

summing up, Mr. Conger......

summary, by A. B. Conger....... 70 | Reaping and mowing machines, Dill. 229

Mallory & Sanford's premium flax machine 83 Rockwell, S., butter statement....... 437

Meteorological observations, by W. M. Rye, D. Vandergaw ......

483

Beauchamp......

.......... 232 Rensselaer county report.......... 495
Milk and its compounds, J. S. Gould's ad Red root...........

536
dress ..........

Rosendale Farmer's Club...

Monroe county address, J. Harris presi Rushville Union......

618

dent.........

453 Real and personal estate, valuation ...... 662

Moravia agricultural society.............

567

MeGowan, Dr ......

662

Milk, adulteration act ........... 663

Sherrill, Col. E., death and obituary.....
N.

State Fairs, receipts from 1841 to 1863.... 169

North, E., addresg...........

.772

State Agricultural Society, notice of Prof.

7721 Hodges ................................

773

Notice Rev. C. E. Goodrich....

225

Society antiquaries, Copenhagen. ........ 227

Short-horns, Duchess tribe, T. Bates..... 380

Mr. Bates and Parkinson's letters. 384

Officers Society, 1864..........

prize animals in England...

395

Oneida county report............ ... 463

prize animals in New York.......

Ontario county re

.. 464 Statistics, Queens county.......... 494

field crops, corn................

.. 464 St. Lawrence county report.............. 496

beans..............

... 465 address by H. G. Foote............

.... 498

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Saratoga county report................. 514 Tompkins county report.......

543

annual fair. ........... 517

temperature ...

544

address by Hon. Reverdy Johnson.. 522

statistics 1863 .............. 824 to 828

Schoharie county report.....

526

address by Hon. A. Welles...... 545

Schuyler county report....

525 chemical discovery...

551

Seneca county report .......

525 Thorn Hill Farmer's Club................

Steuben county report...........

Tobacco .................

590

meteorological changes......... 526 Trees, planting..................

607

annual fair........

Thorn Hill Club....

....... 624

cattle, sheep, swine and horses.. 528

antiquities, plow, &c. .......

530

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noxious weeds ...............

533 Ulster county report....................

..... 555

Canada thistle ........

533 Ulysses Union....................

red root................

536

snap dragon............

537

V.

oxeye or daisy ............

538 Victory agricultural society.....

chess, darnel.................

539 Virgil agricultural society...........

... 572

burdock .............

540

W.

cockle .....

540

chickweed ....

541 Winter exbibition ......

..... 35

Skaneateles Club.........

· 619 Wisconsin farming, S. Wolcott........... 231

Sheep, stubble shearing.......

661 | Wheat culture, Joseph Harris, president of

Statistics, &c., T. B. Hough ........ . 665 Monroe county agricultural society.... 453

Short-horns, E. Cornell ................. 673 | | Wells, Hon. A., address ................ 545

Sussex cattle, do .................

683 | Warren county, address, A. C. Hand ...... 553

Sheep,

do .

689 Wayne county report...................

560

Sorghum, J. Stanton Gould........ 735 to 769 Warren county report..

555

Statistics........

... 828 Westchester county report...............

560

| Wyoming county report......... 560

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No. 203.

IN ASSEMBLY,

April 4, 1864.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.

STATE OF NEW YORK : STATE AGRICULTURAL Rooms, 1

ALBANY, April 4, 1864. Hon Thomas G. ALVORD,

Speaker of the Assembly: Pursuant to the acts of the Legislature, I present the Annual Report of the New York State Agricultural Society, with the proceedings of the Executive Committee, and abstracts of the reports of the county societies. I am, very respectfully, yours,

B. P. JOHNSON,

Corresponding Secretary.

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