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The Board of Agriculture met at 'Wellington yesterday, when a number of questions referred to them by the Minister of Agriculture and by various public bodies were discussed, and recommendations made.

It was decided to urge agricultural and pastoral societies to oiler more inducements to encourage the breeding of artillery horses. The question of dealing with noxious weeds wa-s discussed. It was decided before taking any further steps in the matter, to circularise comity councils, agricultural and pastoral associations, and branches of the Farmers’ I'nion, stating that, the board arc inquiring into the, question, that the tendency of tho evidence so far before the board was that iu seme districts it would be impossible to enforce the Art without, musing settler.l* great inconvenience, ami probably not, effecting the object; that, at the same time, there' is a large area of New Zealand in which settlers desire, that the Act should be more stringently enforced, and asking various bodies for their opinions regarding classifying districts, and whether the Act should ho enforced in any parts of their districts, or it it .should be left in abeyance.

lit the afternoon the board had a lengthy conference, with Mr B. U. Aston. F.1.C., F.U.S.. who has just, returned from Europe and America-, and who gave the board some valuable information about, tho supply of phosphate* and other manures.

A aub-commiltred was appointed to report on afforestation. Ue.plies were received from shipping companies regarding the export of fruit, and stops were taken calculated to minimise the damage of fruit and cases during shipping operations. It was also decided to make further inquiries regarding the- South American market for apples. Two sittings were held to diseuss the best course to adopt with regard to the export of wool to foreign countries during tho present, war, and at the close the result of the board's deliberations on this question was submitted to the Prime M busier.

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BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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BOARD OF AGRICULTURE Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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