9781151536945: Report of the Chief

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF EXPERIMENT STATIONS. TJ. S. Department Of Agriculture, Office Of Experiment Stations, Washington, D. C, September lb, 1901. Sir: I have the honor to present herewith the report of the Office of Experiment Stations for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901. Respectfully, A. C. True, Director. Hon. James Wilson, Secretary. WORK OF THE YEAR, WITH RECOMMENDATIONS. Division And Development Of Work Of Office Of Experiment Stations. During the past year the work of the Office of Experiment Stations has continued to increase by the addition of new enterprises and the further development of those previously undertaken. Agricultural experiment stations, under the direct management of this Office, have been established in Hawaii and Porto Rico. Both the nutrition and irrigation investigations have been conducted on a larger scale than in previous years. The amount of material prepared for publication during the year has exceeded that for any similar period since the establishment of the Office. Unusual opportunities have been afforded for the study of the more general problems relating to the organization and development of agricultural education and research, and there is good reason for believing that along the lines already laid the Office may be able in the future to enlarge its usefulness in promoting these important interests. Besides closing up the work connected with the collective experiment station exhibit made at Paris, this Office has performed considerable labor in the remodeling of this exhibit and its installation at the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo. With other expositions already in sight, it now seems likely that exhibit work may become a regular function of the Office, for which provision will have to b...

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