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FORTY-SIXTH

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY

of THE

MASSA CHUSETTS

STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE,

TUGETHER WITH THE

ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE HATCH EXPERI-
MENT STATION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.

BOSTON :
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS,
18 Post OFFICE SQUARE.
1899.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

State Board of Agriculture, 1899,

Report of the Secretary, -

Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings,

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Board,

Public Winter Meeting of the Board at Amherst, - -

Lecture: What the Experiment Stations have learned about Rais-
ing and Curing Tobacco. By Dr. E. H. Jenkins, . - -

Lecture: The Mission of the Agricultural Colleges. By Dr.

W. H. Jordan, - - - - - - - - -

Lecture: The Business Side of Agriculture. By J. H. Hale, .

Lecture: The Place that Fruit Growing should hold in New Eng-

land Agriculture. By S. D. Willard, - - - -

Lecture: The Love and Study of Nature: a Part of Education. By

Dr. G. Stanley Hall, - - - - - - - - -

Lecture: How can New England compete with the West in Dairy-

ing? By Prof. J. L. Hills, - - - - - -

Lecture: Grasses and Other Forage Crops. By Prof. C. S. Phelps,

Description of Exhibit at Winter Meeting of the Board. By Dr.

J. B. Lindsey, . - - - - - - -

Minutes of Annual Meeting of the Board, - - - -

Report of Examining Committee of the Agricultural College,

Report of Committee on Agricultural Societies, . -

Report of Committee on Domestic Animals and Sanitation,

Report of Committee on Experiments and Station Work,

Report of Committee on Forestry, Roads and Roadside Improve-

ments, . - - - - - - - - -

Report of the Librarian, . - - - - - - - -

Essay: The Massachusetts Agricultural College: its Criticisms, its

Benefits. By C. K. Brewster, - - - - - - -

Essay: Future of Massachusetts Agriculture. By N. I. Bowditch,

Essay: Nature's Foresters. By E. H. Forbush, - - - -

Essay: The San José Scale in Massachusetts. By A. H. Kirkland,

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