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Cattle, entries of Thoroughbred, 1863 ... 38 Curl and blister of Peach leaves...... 460
40 Cereals, memoranda on
entries of Work Oxen and Steers. 40
40 Drain-Tile Machine......
entries of Fat Cattle and MilchCows 41 Draining, philosophy of.
" .. 41 Deep Plowing, hints on
statements of Exbibiters of Cattle. 41 Depth for covering Wheat..
entries in Sweepstakes Cattle..... 42 Dickinson, W., letter on Breeding Horses. 167
Feed Cutter, Buckeye......
Cider and Wine Mill with Press, combined 65
Fence, Portable Brace...
Corn Sbeller, Higby's
Flour and Grain, awards on .....
Statement of Dutton & Preece. 93
Cultivator, Briggs' improved
Flowers, Stove and Green House, Profes-
Churn, J. S. Colburn's...
sional, awards on....
Clothes Wringer, Putnam's...
Amateur, awards on.
Cider Mill and Press
Fine Arts, awards on..
Cabinet-ware, awards on.
Farm Crops, statements of........ 163
Chemicals, awards on.....
Feeding, Theory and Practice of, by Stone-
Cheese, awards on.
S. E. & H. N. Carter's statement.. 93
Bedding for Horses..
A. Bartlett's statement
Dressing or Grooming.
E. C. Cox's statement.
Food for Horses, analysis of ...
C. H. Dunbar & Son's statement. 95
Hammon Stevens' statement..... 95 French Merino Sheep in Ohio.... 228
John J. Eldridge's statement 96
Forshhammer on Minerals in Plants..... 422
H. F. Giddings' statement
Forage Plants, chemico pbysiological char-
Commended list of articles of 1863.
County Societies, abstracts of reports.... 131 Foot-Rot in Sheep.....
officers of .
Cattle, species of......
Goats, Cashmere, awards om.
definition of race, tribe, kind, &c.. 368
Report of Committee...
origin of races...
Grain Drill, Smith, Barnes & Co....... 72
methods of Breeding..
Grapes, awards on...
Breeding and Management, by T.
List of, exhibited by Geo. W. Camp-
Breeding and Feeding, by Prof.
Gangee John, Microscopic Worms in Man 494
Espense in Breeding ...
386 Horses, entries in Thoroughbred.... 43
in-and-in Breeding, and Thorough
entries in Roadsters...
Refreshing of Blood
entries in Horses for General Pur-
awards in Horses for General Pur-
Comstock's Rotary Spader.
Canada, agriculture in.......
entries in Draft.
Chemistry and Physiology in agriculture. li awards
Crops in Prussia.....
entries in Matched Horses and
Cotswolds in Ohio...
Chemico physiological characteristics of
awards in Matched Horses and
Horses, awards in Geldings and Mares for Mill, Conical, French Burr Stone.... 77
harness and saddle..... 54 Mower, Hubbard's....
awards, under saddle.
54 Mill Fabrics, awards on.
awards in Trotters.
54 Melons, awards on..
entries in Sweepstakes..
54 Musical Instruments, awards on..
55 Microsophic Researches, by J. H. and C.
awards in Jacks and Mules, ... 55
feeding theory, and practice of.. 181
Description of the Apple,
Horse Rake, Steel Tooth.....
Pear and Quince Blight... 452
Hay Rack, Hawkins' Folding...
Description of Fungus.. 461
Hay Press, Colahan's Portable...
Decay of Fruit...
Hoe and Cultivator, Hammon's Horse... 74 Manures, action of, by Liebig..
Household Fabrics, awards on..........
89 Meteorology of Ohio, for 1863.
Honey, Preserves, Pickles, etc., awards on 99 | Miami Valley, statistics of....
Horses, Letter on Breeding, by W. Dick Muskingum Valley, statistics of......... cxi
187 Manchester, Geo., Statement of Potato
Dressing or Grooming..
Hybridization of Plants, importance of.. xlii Merinos, French, in Ohio.
Hocking Valley, statistics of............cxix Memoranda on Cereals...
Howard, Mitchel C., Essay on Broom Corn 197 Microscopic Worms in Man.
162 Needle, Shell and Wax Work, awards on. 88
Native Fruits, Catalogue of...
Jacks and Mulas, awards on....
Jones, T. C., on Cattle Breeding and Man Obio State Fair, for 1863......
... 388 Oviatt's Improved Thresher and Separa-
Klippart, John H., Essay on Sheep....... 201 Opinions of the Press...
translation of Settegast 293 Officers of County Societies..
compilation of Origin
of Cattle........... 364 Proceedings of Board.....
translation of Geo. May Presidents of County Boards, names of... 11
on methods of breed Premiums on Cattle, discussion on...... 20
375 Plowing, question about.......
Translation of Doctor Poultry, awards on.....
Grouven on Charac Pitchfork, Randell's Horse..
teristics of Plants... 431 Plows, awards on.....
Condition of Agricul Philosophical and Surgical Instruments,
ture in Ohio....... xvii awards on.
Peaches, awards on.
Liebig, on the action of manures
lvii Pears, awards on...
Labor, wages of in Ohio...
.lxvii Plums, awards on..
Lustre Wool, Growth of.
201 Quinces, awards on......
Leicesters in Ohio,...
251 Pears, list of, by Ellwanger and Barry... 107
Lime, Chloride of.....
Plants, Chemical and Physiological of va-
Members, election of.......
rious Forage Plants.....
Machinery, Engines, etc., awards on. 60 Philosophy of Draining....
61 Plowing, hints on deep...
Second Division, “
69 Plants, importance of hybridization....... xliii
74 Physiology and Chemistry in Agriculture li
Mills, Champion Nonpareil
75 | Physiologist, task of in Agriculture...... lix
vii Sheep, Essay on Varieties and Culture of
Potatoes, H. V. Bronson's statement of... 163 in Obio-J. H. Klippart...
164 Sheep, Growth of Lustre Wool........ 201
Precocity of Development in Cattle...... 403 French Merinos and their grades.. 228
Development under natural
French Merinos, description and
Development under artificial
Saxons and their grades.... 233
circumstances........... 407 Saxons, description and statements
Development under domesti-
particular results of the forc-
South Downs, description and state-
Plants, what they feed on.....
" Forage, chemico physiological char-
431 Cotswolds, description and state-
Pear, Apple and Quince Blight........ 450
ments of ..
Sheep Husbandry in Ohio....
Randall, H. S., Address of.
340 Negretti Breeding of, by W. Sette-
Raspberries, awards on....
Rotary Spades, Comstocks.
xxi Spader, Comstock’s Rotary
River Counties, statistics of..
Statistics of Crops in Ohio for 1863
Report of Treasurer.
act in relation to...
Races of Cattle, origin of..
Scioto valley, statistics of....
artificial. .... 373 Stonehenge, Essay on Feeding Horses ... 181
Settegast, W., on Negretti Sheep....... 293
State Board, proceedings of
Salisbury, J. H. and C. B., on Microscopic
State Agricultural Fund..
on Peach leaf curl ard blister, 460
State Board, members of.
Soil we cultivate..
Societies, District and County.
deep stirring of...
State Fair Grounds, location of.
Sheep, awards on Merinos, Fair of 1863.. 56
24 and 28
Tools and Household Implem'ts, awards on 79
Report of Committee.
Turnip crop in Canada
awards on Leicesters..
Report of Committee.
awards on Cotswolds.
South Down and Fat Vehicles, awards on..
57 Vegetables, Roots, &c., awards on 102
Swine, Large Brecds, awards on
Small Breeds, awards on.. 59 Wheat Drill....
Sweepstakes on Swine
60 | Wood Saw.
Seed Separator and Cleaner.......
66 Worked Metals, awards on..
Sewing and Knitting Machines, awards on 86 Wooden Ware, awards on,
Sewing Machines, Wheeler & Wilson's... 87 | Wool, growth of Lustre
Silk and Fabrics of Silk, awards on 88 What Plants feed on, and Minerals in the
Stoves, Castings, &c., awards on
90 asbes of Plants.
Saddlers’and Shoemakers' Ware, awards on 91 Wheat, how deep to sow.....
Sugar Evaporators and Mills, awards on.. 100 Wages in Ohio.
Statement of Farm crops..
163 / Western Reserve
To the General Assembly of the State of Ohio :
The Eighteenth Annual Report of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture is herewith respectfully submitted to your honorable body. The Report will be found to embrace, as the law directs, “the proceedings of the Board for the past year, and an abstract of the proceedings of the several County Agricultural Societies, as well as a general view of the condition of agriculture throughout the State," &c.
The active operations of the Board for the past year have been limited to making the necessary arrangements for holding the Annual State Fair, and to give encouragement, by means of premiums, to the better culture of some important field crops. The Annual Fair was held in the city of Cleveland, and was well attended, and doubtless contributed greatly to stimulate those present to attempt the better management of their farms, and higher styles of culture.
The reports from County Societies give evidence that the agriculture of the State was not paralyzed by the withdrawal of laborers from the State for the defense of the country. The increased use of machinery, moved by animal, water, and steam power, in farming operations, has enabled farmers to accomplish the usual amount of labor with a diminished num. ber of hands. The County Fairs of this year have been better attended than those of last year, and have been held in a larger number of counties.
For a general statement of the condition of the agriculture of the State, you are respectfully referred to the report on this subject, made to the Board by its Corresponding Secretary.
An exhibit of the financial condition of the Board will be found in the Treasurer's report. It will be seen from this that a larger balance now stands to the credit of the Board than at any previous period of its his. tory.
The Board would again respectfully but earnestly recommend the aoceptance, on the part of the State of Ohio, of the grant of land made by Congress for the establishment and support of agricultural schools. There
cannot be a question among the well informed of the utility of such institutions, neither can there be much doubt of the great necessity of such an institution in Ohio at the present time. Nearly every other Northern State has already accepted the Congressional grant on the conditions specified, and has thus obtained an advantage over Ohio of earlier and better selections from the public domain.
The Board would also again urge the propriety of an annual appropriation of $3,000 to defray the expenses of this Board, and for the promotion of its objects, in lieu of the present agricultural fund derived from escheats of lands and show licenses. The revenue of the Board derived from these sources has been so irregular and uncertain as seriously to embarrass the operations of the Board, and to prevent any systematic course of investigations and experiments, which would otherwise have been undertaken. It is with regret on the part of the Board that its operations have been thus limited by the want of funds. Agricultural surveys, original investigations and experiments, the pnblication of a quarterly journal, with other kindred labors, would have been cheerfully undertaken, if the sum placed annually at the disposal of the Board would have justified the expenditure.
Trusting that the General Assembly will be able to devise measures adapted to promote not only the interests of agriculture, but all the best interests of the State, I am your obedient servant,
N. S. TOWNSHEND,
President of the Board. Ayon, Dec. 31st, 1863.