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ANNUAL REPORT
of the
DIRECTOR OF THE
KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION
For the Year 1926
The economic progress of agriculture in Kentucky shows
indications of improvement altho in many areas the farm
income has boon insufficient. The dark tobacco producing
region, especially, has been in a most difficult situation. For-
tunately, in limited areas, other crops are produced, thus lessen-
ing the dependence upon tobacco as a cash crop. Interest in
the production of more legumes, strawberries, bush fruits, `
. apples, peaches, sweetpotatoes, garden crops, dairy products
and sheep, indicates the significant farm movements and
changes that are taking place.
These new interests bring to the Experiment Station prob-
lems that are significant to the farmer a11d which involve his
future success. As an illustration, the experience of orchard-
ists in the Henderson area with the eodling moth may be cited.
It was thought that ontomologists had discovered, years ago,
effective means for the control and prevention of the eodling
moth. However, in spite of rigid adherence to the recom-
mended sprays a11d spraying schedules, the codling moth injury
is an increasing problem to tl1o growers in this area. The c
insect has apparently developed new habits which render the
customary methods of control relatively ineffective. A similar
situation has appeared in other regions i11 the general latitude,
with the result that the experiment stations in these respective
states and the United States Department of Agriculture have
found it necessary to reopen investigations in this subject.