Kentucky Agricultural Exper/iwizleizt Station. 9
BY Gnome Ronnnrs. ·
No 11ew projects have bee11 inaugurated during the year. _
Si11ce 11CH1`ly all problems i11 soil fertility Ellltl crop production _
require a ]1ll111lJ€I` of years of careful experimeiitation for solu-
tion, practically all of tl1c work of this department is laid out _
I to extend thru a period of years. In the case of soil fertility
i experiments, especially, tl1c value of the results inereases witl1
_ the length of ti111e the experiinent has bee11 Tlllllllllg`.
There is much new work that should be begu11 at once, but
· it will be impossible to do so on the flU1(lS available for tl1is
· li11e of work. Instead of eight soil experiinent fields i11 tl1c
State, twenty-five to thirty co11ld be operated \\'ll[ll great bc11e-
fit. There are many types of soils i11 the State not represented
` hy the experinient. fields 110\V i11 operation. ln addition to fur-
11isl1i11g i11for1natio11 upo11 which to base 1`CC(>ll11`l1(’ll(lHfl()llS,
fllCSQ fields serve as a very COll\'lllC1llQ,` denionstration to the y
. farmers of tl1c adjacent territory. lt wo11ld be ideal to have
experiment fields so loeated that every 11l1P()1`f2lllI[ agricultural
eo1111ty i11 the State would eitl1er have a field or ,10111 a eo1111ty
` having o11e. Many far111ers f1'01l1 adjoining counties l1avc
visited the experiinent fields located at Lexington, (lreenville,
_~ Russellville, Lone Oak ()le(`raeken (`ounty) and Mayfield.
a11d will visit the others the coming season \Vll(‘ll field meet-
i11gs will be held. The other three fields are loeated at Lin-
eoln Ridge, Shelby (`ounty. Berea, Madison (`ouuty, and Faris-
ton, Laurel (`ounty.
A drainage system was installed by Berea College on the
Berea field i11 the spring of 1917.