viii Twenty-fourth Annual Report of the
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station .
FOR THE YEAR 1911.
REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR. .
The work of the Station in 1911 has been mainly along
· the same lines described in my last Annual Report, and
under the same organization, with the addition of a new ·
Division, namely, the Division of Chemical Research with
Dr. Joseph H. Kastle at its head. . There has been marked
progress and material growth in the work of the several
divisions, and some valuable results have been obtained, as
` will appear in the following summary:
Clicnziccll Division. The work of this Division during
the calendar year 1911, included analyses of 431 samples, V
of which 214 were soils. As heretofore, many samples of
minerals, rocks and other materials, not included in the .
above number, have been examined qualitatively and re- _
Of soils analyzed, 96 were collected by Mr. S. C.
Jones of the State Geological Survey in .the cooperative soil
survey work, namely: 34 samples from Breckinridge
County, 32 from Rockcastle, 20 from Meade and 10 from -
Henderson. One hundred and four samples were analyzed
` for farmers of the State to aid in determining the proper
treatment of their land.
As Mr. Shedd was Referee on Inorganic Plant Con-
stituents of the Association of Oflicial Agricultural Chem-
ists, this year, and Mr. Averitt, Associate Referee on In- ‘
secticides, they were obliged to devote much time to these
subjects. Their work shows satisfactory progress in the
efforts to improve the methods for determining iron and
aluminium in the ashes of plants and for the analysis of
lime-sulphur solution and of arsenate of lead. lV[r. Shedd
also did some valuable work on the determining of iron and
aluminium in phosphate rock.
The several series of pot experiments in the Station
greenhouse have been continued, under Mr. Jones, with the