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Image 4 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 8 No. 3 summer 1962

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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N • • • ew Weather Statron 1n Operation g, On U.K. xperrment Statron arm · Climatological data to be related V .V V ’ to plant behavior under field ; ’‘‘‘ TM =···**¤¤_ ¤>==·¤¤· V l Elia? l ll C S () Il € ol [ll YC C » conditions at Lexington l pmim, ram uscdul ` V l p V X ·_·£ v_ the Iweatlrer station _ liv gi" l EIS ll'l(lIC§l[()l` l)lZlII[S. * gumrw -“I"— , — R How tlrrs plant re- , “N()tlllllg can be (lime about the wezltllerv is all VV_V.. _(i’’ sponds to tempera- old saying, brit is the saying as final as it appears? °``A if i Al ·V_· s {“"°S i'“‘l_‘l*fY lmgfh ,.> \Vhat about the “fuel” in the camefs hump or the y » U 4 /ii_ ggdcggimigrggg _ “sngar” in the Vermont maple? Or, the fat on the ¤ ing insmlmcm dum gi-ounrlliog’s back and the food in the rhizomes of . to biological behav- ` bluegrass? Despite the weather, the carrie] arrives at __ ior. This species, the place he is going, the maple awakens early in r.V_ _ l{"°l’*{g"*°fl bY il °“*‘ aio spring, trio gi-oiiiiariog liao oiiliioioiit energy to _.l Z Y?“$].`i"‘{"?g,`“."d.i" ¤ sleep through the cold winter when his food supply Z ‘‘‘ ` :::;s‘ui““ii:?€%(:;;{ ,_ is very short, and the bluegrass plant survives droughts (lgnlral Region with in summer and low temperatures in winter. None AV Whidl UW K€¤i¤<*lureau since the 180(Ys. These records 4/ ._.;» __.. °~ are very valuable in establislrirrg the pattern of long- llll f ___‘ · V _-r` ( _ i-.... gr-i.r-mr oriiiiotio ooiiaitioiis. orlier facets or the -‘`` Z ii`` W weather such as evaporation, lnnnidity, wind Sm,- it __p, i .__V. ;;,g_,3V,_:;__;; light, and soil temperatures have not received the _ , `i`_i·· V attention given to precipitation and air· temperature, V_ ~E_ fl 3jYfijQ “‘¥ In recent years, however,, the Weather Bureau has E`*rf*·f ` ° "?i»*f¥i*‘·i‘° * *¤· `'4‘ ""?i$?i-°*’ if 2 greatly extended the number of rneasurements made Taylor records evaporation data from a white "Livingston E of Weather factO1·s_ bulb" located 3 inches above the sod. Between the white `, From the viewpoint Of the fmmelz One Of the bulb and the black bulb (right) is a metal protector over the lagging aspects of “weather consideratiorr" is the effect ihcmmmuple which measures wmpemmrc 3 inchiis ahve ~ — ~ the sod level. In the background rs the field laboratory rn of weather on a particular crop he is planting, grow- `,.],;ch mm,-d;“g ;,,Sm,,,,€,{,S me i,,,uS€d_ ' i ing or harvesting. That viewpoint is shared by work- er·s of the Kentucky .—\gricultrn·al Experirnent Station. Weather factors being measured are: wind; cvap- , 'l`liei·efoi·e_ to obtain bctter· and more useful weather oration; lrurnidity; type. frequency, and intensity of inl`oi·ination. a ratlrer complete weather station was precipitation; ternpcraturc at various levels above and established on the Station Farm at Lexington in 1961. below the soil surface; dew; and soil nroisture rrrrder _ l l{l·ZN'lilf(ZKY Faust Asn lloxirc Scii·:xcr·;—Srrxixir·:rt, 1962