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Image 34 of Annual report. 1914

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Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station. 19 No KaHir Corn, Milo or Cotton Demonstrations in Ken- tucky. Tobacco. Number of Agents reporting growing Demonstrations ,._________ 3 Number of Acres _,__,_______ . ,_________________________________ 32 Average yield per Acre ..... . ___._____._________________________ 1270 lbs REMARKS: A number of agents held fall meetings for the purpose of demonstrating the value of arsenate of lead to control tobacco worms. Universally results have proven satisfactory. Paris green was shown to be less effective than arsenate of lead. Alfalfa. Number of Acres cut 1914 ____1___,,,,,,,,,r__________ 103 Average yield per Acre ....___________._.________.... 25;* tons Number of Demonstrators seeding 1914 __,____,,,____ 206 " Acres in Demonstrations .._...,._,.._____ 1,054 " Acres due to Demonstration Work ____..._ 5,000 (estimated) REMARKS: Hardly any failures in alfalfa demonstrations have been reported. Wherever lime and phosphorus were used in abundance, and the seed inoculated and sown pre- ° vious to September 10th, we have fine stands, and so far the winter has not injured it. Some Turkestan seed was used by mistake, and it is a failure. We are doing all we can to keep people from using this seed. Crimson Clover. Very little sown before fall of 1914. Number of Demonstrators ........_...... . ........,....... . ...,.. 165 " Acres __.,...,..................,..,........,... . .... 1260}} " Acres due to Demonstration Work ........,.......... 6930 REMARKS: We think the greatest work for soil improve- ment is accomplished with crimson clover. Until two years ago it was practically unknown in Kentucky. It has proven very successful in most localities; grows well with lime or inoculation, and if we can get seed at a reasonable price there will be very large areas seeded next year. Number of Demonstrators .._......,,.................... . ....._ 26 " Acres ,...r........,.,..............,...,r_........,__ 641; 2