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\`ol. 4, No. 4 .......................... Fall 1958 V,
A report of progress publislietl quarterly by the Kentucky Agricultural wt
Experiment Station, University of Kentucky, Lexington _  
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testing; so lar. the Valiant tomato variety seems to $4,
be the best. Use ol plastic greenhouses has proved r¤¤¤~ 5*  · IL   °
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results have been tabulated yet on black and red _ °°"“'"°t...(.,... ·.·a>.;O» J,__m,_ _ "
ras Jberrv \"ll'l(‘ll(‘S being tested; nor are there results _ _ ,_
{ I I' ( l I_ li tl I I It I I I The Eden Shale Farm (indicated bv the star) is located *
ml ·*l’l’* 1)*0**** mn 0 lf ‘m(‘uf dm (“‘U tllx in Owen county, 4 miles east ol Owenton. The shaded RI
trees are being ehecl
The loresters have centered most oi their work on fir. This species trial is to be continued for 8 years;
(lhristmas tree production. This is the third year at the end of the eighth year the first plot planted *"` 
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 will he harvested and the plot replanted, thus con- before giving enthusiastic approval, wants to see what i
 N} tinuing the cycle. For some time, Christmas tree results will come from the Eden Shale plantings.
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