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

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station 1"lt}' {OY Driwltc use to ~id University of Kentucky payment of postage S300 Lexington, Ky. Director Fl`lEEAnnual 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 ReSealch 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 $2 . . . t'l1` below what might be ex oected from natural in- , _ Recognition oi the presentation was made at 21 ( _ D I C, Ki yngcfjn 1 qt th {sq- 'H \IlCh P1(g$(]]t \V(:_le GOV crease HlOH'_1Hd1Cat$ that t1lOLlSl11(lS of l12,i1V 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 l111'I11 l)l'(S(lltS to tl1t EX]_)Cl`ll11ll1 StiltlOIl HOD Oi. fthe PIHCAPQI agucliltglal Tolls t St t, ( i , , . . . . r i r' { )G1'111I1 *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(S5fSOl 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(utml 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 Xray 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 \\'tSt(l`ll Kentucky. are losing population together like a jigsaw puzzle tor these soils, }.ll1(l a rapidlydespitc 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`