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manent soil building, bring to farmers an early recognition of
the fact that the only institution in a position to help in the _
study of the essentials of these problems is the Experiment
, . Station. Its usefulness to them is largely dependent upon its
forwardness in anticipating the agricultural problems that will
T require solution. Similarly the livestock farmer and the veter-
t - inarian are largely dependent upon,the Experiment Station for
careful and det·ailed diagnosis and treatment of new epidemics
p and diseases. As an illustration, the veterinarians of the Ex-
  periment Station, during the year, located three herds in-
i fected with the fatal Johnc’s disease, a disease reported to be
E common in the Jersey Isles, but unfamiliar to the breeders in
this country. Prompt diagnosis and advice as to preventive
treatment have probably resulted in saving the owner a large
part of a valuable herd. Similar examples of the practical ap-
plication of the scientific work of the Experiment Station may
be cited in every Held of agriculture. The only limit to the as-
sistance that may be given agriculture in the state is the limit
, of the support given to the Experiment Station.
, The present support of the Experiment Station is entirely
inadequate to enable it to meet even the more pressing prob-
lems. The area of farm lands owned by the Experiment Sta-
tion should be increased to at least six hundred acres. liittle
f additional progress may be made in the conduct of soil and
, crop experimental work at the Kentucky Experiment Station
  until more land is available.
  During the past year, the more pressing needs of new in-
vestigations in the state have been '-analyzed. The following
; problems are state-wide or almost so but may not be fully un-
, dertakcn or are awaiting action until added support is avail-
v able.
1. Investigation of the method of control of diseases affect-
ing tobacco and corn.
` 2. Investigation to develop more economic methods of ap-
plying the principles and practices of soil building.
3. A detailed soil survey of all important agricultural coun-
ties. —