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Image 12 of Annual report. 1916

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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Kentucky Agricultural Experinzcnt Station. 3 L. R. Himmelberger from department of diseases of live ‘ ` stock to department of animal husbandry (beef cattle, sheep and swine), July, 1916. N. R. Elliott from department of horticulture to extension division, June, 1916. ,l‘;lTllil)IN(jS Asn l‘lQl?Il’)IliXT. Fifteen double colony houses and eonsiderable equipment have been added to the poultry farm. A number of maeadam roads have been constructed on the tarm and several patent gates erected. Numerous small ad- ditions in the wa_v of apparatus have been made to all depart- ments and several hundred volumes have been added to the li- · brary. N(>'l‘.\lSlil·l \Vom<. ltriet mention may be made here ot cer- tain noteworthy pieees of work. more tiully treated in the de- ` partment reports and in bulletins of this Station. The import- anee ot lysine in a ration tor growing ehieks was shown in a ' series ot experiments deseribed in linlletin 197. lt was shown that when lysine was not present in suttieient quantity in the ra- tion. the growth ot? the ehieks was stunted and development re- tarded: whereas. with abundant lysine in the ration. growth and development were normal. ('lnr work on the viability ot? blnegrass seed shows that low pereentage ol' germination otten tonnd in the eommer¤·ial arti- ele can be largel_v aseribed to allowing the seed to overheat in enring. 'l`he details ot this work will be tonnd in llnlletin lfls. ’ i (ilne ol` onr most important lines oli work is tl1e stndy ol` soil. t`ertility by means of the several experiment lields loeated on