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9 > Image 9 of Annual report. 1904

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

Kentucky Agricultural,E0;pevimcnt Station ix Coal ............ . . .. ............ ............... 7 3 Iron, steel and alloysfor the Department of Meehan- ical Engineering ................,.............. 11 Miscellaneous A ............... . ........... . ........ 18 i - ( rmi .............,.i . .................... 255 . . Il V A large number of minerals, ores and other materials have been examined and classified for persons inall parts of the State and reported upon without making a complete analysis. These are in I addition to the samples above enumerated. f The Chemical Division is making an exhaustive study of the i soils of the State. This work has been occupying most of the time L of Dr. Peter. It will be noted that 71 soil analyses have been made. E In many instances these analyses have enabled us to make valuable I suggestions for the improvement of the soils by the right use of { fertilizers and other means. series of soil analyses was planned in connection with held experiments on the farm. Numerous sam- _ ples were collected duringrthe past year, but our chemical force has not been sufficient to enable us to complete this work. 1 There is also a constantdeniand for analysis of waters, both potable and 'mineral, minerals, ores and other materials from indi- i viduals and I rom the Boards of, IIealth,from various parts of the I State. This work is increasing. It is now becoming a burden on I the Chemical Division of the Station. Some action should be taken V in regard to this matter. If the analyses are to be made free of r charge. we will be compelled either to neglect more important work or another assistant must be employed. I believe a small fee for this work perhaps would be the best way to control it. Where minerals are sent in for determination, it is often found unneces- i sary to make an analysis. and all such work could be done without [ charge ; but a quantitative analysis of a mineral water takes several days and such work usually benefits the person having it done only. ENTOMOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL DIVISION. i Prof. Garnian has charge of both Entomology and Botany in the Station, assisted by Miss Mary L. Didlake and Mr. G. N. Keller.