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Image 9 of Annual report. 1902

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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Kentucky Agricultzwal Experiment Station ix Samples in testing methods ...................... 12 4 Petroleum and kerosene oils ...................... 11 Miscellaneous materials ............ . ............ 24 - Total .................................... 494 Some of these results have been published in Bulletins Nos. ` 98, 99 and 101. i . The study of the availability of plant food in soils is giving . useful and interesting results. Besides the analyses mentioned above a large number of specimens of ores, minerals, rocks, clays, and other materials have beenexamined and reported upon for citizens of the State. Not infrequently we receive several of such specimens in a single day. · ’ ENTOMOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL DIVISION. As heretofore, under the direction of Prof. Garman, forage plants have been given a large share of attention in this division during the year. The plots on the new addition of the Experiment Farm are aifording a better opportunity of testing the various A species of plants adapted in one way or another to furnish food for stock. Co-operative work in forage plants has been continued with the U. S. Department of Agriculture. We have now 173 plots on the Experiment Farm used in this connection, and Prof. Gar- man reports that we have now on hand for this spring’s planting the finest assortment of annual forage plants that has been seen in the State. _ Mr. W. G. Campbell has been employed to assist Prof. Garman in this co—operative work. The U. S. Department of Agriculture appropriated $500.00 towards such experiments for the hscal year. This is used in part payment of Mr. Campbell’s salary and in labor. Experiments with the Hessian fly have been continued, and a bulletin, No. 103, has been published giving the results obtained in these experiments. The experiments still continue. A `· Experiments in spraying cabbage and tobacco with arsenites were carried out in the plots on the farm during the year. The study of insects injurious to grains and seeds has been continued. Grape insects have been given attention. In the line of fungus I troubles, a knot disease on young apple trees has been investigated.

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