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Land planted PLUNKETT sT - 12-- Tlie Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday,...
12-- Tlie Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1951 r^^l" K C M 1 Y"f* 14,500 Trees and Shrubs JL/VJ. 1XC31AJ.1 V^ D J i J - T i T T -p-, Planted in Berkshire Soil r armer In Conservation Program By FRANK A. SKOGSBERQ O NCE again the Berkshire Count- Count- District Po-on^rMl '^ Soil has distributed land-owners 14,500 14,500 forest treen a n d w i l d l i f e shrubs for planting planting this fall. The species of trees and shrubs being planted are white pine, larch, black locust, multi flora rose, basket willow, willow, Tartarian · honeysuckle, silky berry, coralberry, and Wichura rose. Land-owners doing the plantin^ are Frank Kimball, Daniel Galusha and Leland Towne, Williarnstown Joseph Hunt, Jack Rawson, Davu Dalzell, Frank Kendell and John Butler, Richmond; Walter Hadala Adams; Chester Noble and Well ington Butler, Pittsfield; Mrs. Guy Miller, Walter Hurlburt and Pau Charbonneau, Sheffield; Edward Beier, Hinsdale; Shirley Falke anc W i l l i a m LaVallee, Lenox; Clarence Tucker, Lanesboro; Joseph Wilk Cheshire; Mrs. Sidney Howard T y i m g h a m ; Henry Shepard, Alf Alf o i d ; William Barrett Jr , Egre- m o n t and George Hall, Great Barrington. Barrington. Plan Makes Use of Uncultivated Land These plantings are being made on land areas designated on the soil conservation plan of each land-owner as best suited for this type of use. These areas are usually usually too steep or stony or of an undesirable soil type for other cultivated cultivated crops. In developing a soil conservation farm plan w i t h the land-owner, a land-use capability map is drafted which outlines the best use of the land in question. The purpose of t h e plan is to develop an orderly procedure for establishing a soil and water conservation program. It is agreed and understood between between the district "and the landowner landowner that he will establish, within the i n i t i a l period of the plan, and m a i n t a i n the practices agreed upon. The district, in turn, will furnish a\ailable assistance as needed for the establishment of the practices. The plan may be changed by mutual mutual consent. Some 200 land-owners have al are in tf of development. If you, as a land-owner, neer help on land problems such as gully control, drainage, pasture im provement or management, refor estation, timber marketing, farm planning, farm pond construction and the like, then let me know I will send you an application soil conservation work. Write to me at the Berkshire Comity Extension Extension Service, Federal Building Pittsfield. * * # Wimbledon Emperor Happy, 'Old Reliable,' Dies Last, week Wimbledon Emperor Happy, the "old reliable" Holstejn sire owned by the Massachusetts Selective Breeding Association, died at the ripe old age of 13 years. Happy was the sole survivor of original bull stud assembled by MSBA back in 1946. Originally proven in Delaware, this bull soon became exceedingly popular with Bay State dairymen through his ability to transmit good type as well as high production. production. Used artificially during the past five jears, this desnably proven sire has played a large role in improving the state's dairy cattle. Frank Kuhns of Mill River, vice- president of the MSBA, estimates that Happy left a total of more than 2000 daughters on Massachusetts Massachusetts farms. * * + Average Far Above Most of State's Cows Some gauge of the quality of these daughters can be found in fact that the first 3S to complete DHfA records have averaged 11,348 11,348 pounds of milk and 426 of butterfat. This is nearly twice the production of the average Massachusetts cow. Records are available on the dams, of 23 of Happy's tested daughters and a comparison shows that he raised production by 926 pounds of milk and 46 pounds of DUtterfat. Needless to say, his descendants w i l l long be considered valuable Dropertj in hundreds of dairy nerds. Wimbledon Emperor Happy's record provides a striking example of the value of artificial breeding n bringing outstanding proven

Clipped from The Berkshire Eagle21 Nov 1951, WedPage 12

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)21 Nov 1951, WedPage 12
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