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12 > Image 12 of Annual report. 1906

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

,. . . . Y t - xii - Nineteenth Annual Report of the i. V t Seeds were matured under bag to prevent their being crossed. l These seeds a1e being used this year in our breeding work. Six tg ? experiments are installed at six different places in the State J l three in the White Burley District and three in the Dark To- * f baceo District. The line of work is: - ' V. . The test of varieties, t J Introduction of foreign varieties, _ t _ ; Improvement of native varieties, and_ I _ i _ ._ Obtaining new varieties by hybridization. I Q. l Division of Animal H usbanrZ1y.~As authorized at tl1e meet- `. V l l ing if tl1e Board of Trustees in June, Mr. E. S. Good was elected Animal Hnsbandman of the Station, and began his work with us - Q September first. The greater part of his time for two or three ,; ; years will,.be occupied in work under the Adams Act, studying l 1 conta ion abortion amontrcattle and horses. Ile will need at ` . l . . - , . . { A least_ two assistants to carry out the work planned for this Division. _ { l Itmprovements.During the year a building has been erected t 5 .for the purpose of studyingther"houseburning" of tobacco. It T I -E , is so constructed that it has eight compartments and each com- ' I partment has control of the amount of moisture, heat and air, jlj, which is effected by means of steam coils, fans and live steam. \ ,Qi g The Board has authorized tl1e construction of l1othouses for _ " A. the use of pot experiments and for entomological and botanical , _e . { experiments. `1C=-z 1 The Board of Control has also authorized tl1e erection of a 1 "V . . _ l jj y I piggery to be modern in every way. _ - . , pl(U'})'l78) I7?Sli?t/ZltS.Tl1E* Station Staff has assisted in farm- l;4}l , . . . . . Z_ ers institutes verv trenerallv. This is an im iortant work of the .:r`t.; . .** . I. . I Station, 2111tl brings the College and Station directly in contact with the farmers of the State. Professor lYG\V1]1tl]lS hill creat- ing the State Board of ;\grieulturo and authorizing an institute `~`` { in each county each year, and appropriating $20,000 for the }