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16 > Image 16 of Annual report. 1913

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

'*;f . Q . ._ if A C. xiv Twenty-sixth, Annual Report of the _ _ I ` . . .. W V_ l who grow it under the dire_ction of the Experiment Station. S , .;j_;A.l. A About ten thousand bushels were distributed in this way in if Y Y the fall of 1913. Through cooperation with the Central Ken- A Z 1 tucky Millers Association, considerable progress has been 1 H made in the introduction of this variety among the farmers E Z of Central Kentucky. It is hoped in this way to increase _ _ C. . ` materially the yield of wheat in the State. The chief problem V ; - confronting the Experiment Station in theintroduction of this _-.7Q*f _iVv l variety is the difficulty in securing a sufficient quantity of ge this wheat for seed purposes. During the past year, two progressive farmers of Henry County have placed at the i ` disposal of the Director of the Experiment Station, forty-six acres of good land for the production of Jersey Fultz seed li; wheat. Experiments in rotation have shown that it is almost 1 impossible to get satisfactory yields of wheat following corn. It has been shown that wheat yields especially well follow- ing soybeans on soils of the type of the Experiment Station i=''!` T `-V Q farm. _ 3. Oats. A large number of variety tests of 'winter oats have been made and cooperative work with the United St3.tS , Bureau of Plant Industry has been carried out in the test of crosses and selections of spring oats. An effort has been made to develop a strain of winter oats that will stand the occasional severe winters of Kentucky. There is already much promise of success for this effort. The work with spring oats also gives promise of largely increasing the yield . of spring oats by developing better types. 4. Barley. Our work on barley has included tests of va- rieties and strains furnished by the United States Bureau of Plant Industry. 5. Alfalfa. Our experiments on this important legume have included the effect of time and method of seeding; the