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Image 12 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 3 No. 1 winter 1957

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Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station 1"€¤¤lt}' {OY Driwltc use to ¤~‘¤id University of Kentucky payment of postage S300 Lexington, Ky. Director Fl`lEE—Annual Report or Bulletin or Ilcport of Progress ` Permit No. 1109 1 xy. w-2-sv-4000 p X A *1 POSTMASTER: Please return free if ’ unclaimed. See Postal Laws and Reg- {JK ulntions. li ;l ,,v . __ 1 Animal Science ReSeal•ch Center rapid growth ot sucl1 centers 111 recent yeals. Tie { (Conlinnggl from Pggg Q) 1`(;‘121t1V(’ly SlO\\’ g_l`O\\’t'l1 1'E1t€ of tl1€ St3.t€ HS 3. \V110l€— $2 . . . t'l1` below what might be ex oected from natural in- , _ Recognition oi the presentation was made at 21 ( _ D I C, Ki yngcfjn 1 qt th ¤ {sq- 'H \I·l·Ch P1·(g$(¤]]t \V(:_¤l·e GOV crease H·lOH€'_1Hd1Cat€$ that t1lOLlS€l11(lS of l12,i§1V€ KQI]- in A 15 iiiiiiiiiti I;] Hill;} .Did\( it Picsideiit Oi tuckians are leaving each vear tor what must Seem will . . 1; e`, . *2 ’ ». "", `* ' _ . , . . . ' . to them to be greener GCOl101111C )'1Stll1'€S 111 other _ the University ot Kentucky, Dean and Director F1'anl< t t `O P + · . — . s *1 es. ]. \Velch, ot the (.ollege ot }\gl`lCllltlll't’ and Home “ / . . . . *04 Economics and the Experiment Station. Dr. \V. P. XRayS Identify Soil Biinarals ' ··-· .'· .. '·.. · V ¤_ · ` · >·l V · ¤'1,= 4* Carr1gus,associ.1te dnietoi ot the Station and hcat icmiiimicd from Page, 4) g q,. of the Annual industries Department. and other state _ , _ 5 am] Unjvm-eity Ofliiciqjs done to expand our knowledge of Kentuckys soil s Iii iiccciiiiiii, the wifi Domi \Vi,iCh Poiiiwd out resources. lt consists of the study and characteriza- es f`v I"v ‘ ' . . · . . . ‘ -' ' · .· 3 of the state that tl1(‘ ll(‘\V l’111'I11 l)l'(‘S(‘lltS to tl1t‘ EX]_)C‘l`ll11€ll1 StiltlOIl HOD Oi. fthe PIHCAPQI agucliltglal Tolls t St t, ( i , , . . . . » · r i r·' · ·· { )G1'111€I1 *1 lon ant · ‘=` and Kentucky agriculture a hue opportunity, but the by tht Ibeutucil bllcu Tm \l { ti {J S D P 1 . . . . · ·»·‘ M ‘ ‘ ’ ‘ -" 7 1€ . . €· ·i extent to wlnch the Station will be able to develop Pmg1(S5“°fSOl Smileis OS gimgmls )} _ S _ {gw , . . . . · ,1 · ` 1 ."1tlOl1 ervice. ·` this o ))()l'tllIlltV will de send on the de free to wlnch pmtmeut O tgllul tum Ol Ol Selw wl . . . ·’ ·· · 1· 11‘ av. )1ca ; ' fl l ll k tl' T ' l ”··‘ the farm can he stocked with the kind of livestock Bus ih tl; (nfld Puiemlil wm S 5 W · iyl t i I needed and provided with the buildings and equip- AHM Ot 501 5 O ‘lgU(‘utm‘l lmpoltmme (18 OC3, gv- mciii to do ,i iiigi digg iob Oi i.i__ii_,ii.Cli Tliig xiii Oi throughout the state, and samples are collected tor · · · - ` · ‘· · ‘- Q . . ‘ ··1to excellent quality Shorthorns, the Dean said, is a long l"b"‘·}““?’ and gutuhouse Siudx 11] the ldboh ry Stop in ilu, right (iii.i,ctimi_ chemical tests are made which indicate the general g fertility level at the time the soils were sampled and *· _ _ __ also the potential supplying power of the soils for we Llulc Population Lhange the so-called "minor elements" such as boron, copper, Q? (Conlinueri from Page II) . _ _ » manganese, zinc and molybdenum. The amounts ot ,3. lleavy population loss in the Cumberland Plateau sand, silt and clay are determined, and the various " area is closely associated with the economic condi- minerals present are identified by their appearance iq tions ol` the area`s coal mining industry. No doubt under the microscope, reactions when heated as V the decline in mining employment can partly explain measured by dilterential thermal analysis, and by "*‘ the liact that migration trom the Cumberland Plateau examination using X—ray methods and chemical tests. Qi, . A during the 1$)5(l-56 period was by tar the heaviest Plant response to treatment of these soils with dif- in the state. ferent fertilizer materials is measured under green- * »_» Although a l~t‘\\’ exceptions may be noted. the esti- house conditions as a supplement to the large-scale Fg} mates lor 1956 bear out the long-time trend ot Held trials conducted on the soil experiment Helds n 9 population change within Kentucky. Coal mining located in thc major areas ot the state. Results ol)- ml regions and areas ot small-scale agriculture. both in tained trom these diverse methods ot study are fitted eastern and \\'t‘St(‘l`ll Kentucky. are losing population together like a jigsaw puzzle tor these soils, }.ll1(l a rapidly—despitc the high rates ot natural increase clearer picture of proper management develops. t' F characteristic ot these areas. Xlany ot the migrants Finally, the locations of the soils 011 a state—\vide basis trom the tarms and mining towns appear to he moving are obtained from the soil survey intormation, and . to urban centers within the state. to judge trom the recommendations are ready to be made. vii Q . ·¢· , rx 4Q`