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11 > Image 11 of Annual report. 1926

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

_A S5 Y 5 libi- ANNUAL REPORT of the DIRECTOR OF THE KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION For the Year 1926 The economic progress of agriculture in Kentucky shows indications of improvement altho in many areas the farm income has boon insufficient. The dark tobacco producing region, especially, has been in a most difficult situation. For- tunately, in limited areas, other crops are produced, thus lessen- ing the dependence upon tobacco as a cash crop. Interest in the production of more legumes, strawberries, bush fruits, ` . apples, peaches, sweetpotatoes, garden crops, dairy products and sheep, indicates the significant farm movements and changes that are taking place. These new interests bring to the Experiment Station prob- lems that are significant to the farmer a11d which involve his future success. As an illustration, the experience of orchard- ists in the Henderson area with the eodling moth may be cited. It was thought that ontomologists had discovered, years ago, effective means for the control and prevention of the eodling moth. However, in spite of rigid adherence to the recom- mended sprays a11d spraying schedules, the codling moth injury is an increasing problem to tl1o growers in this area. The c insect has apparently developed new habits which render the customary methods of control relatively ineffective. A similar situation has appeared in other regions i11 the general latitude, with the result that the experiment stations in these respective states and the United States Department of Agriculture have found it necessary to reopen investigations in this subject.