Co-operative work with farmers in the study of sugar beet culture was continued during the past year, and on the whole with very encouraging results.

Forty-one farmers entered into the work, taking seed in the spring, under agreement to cultivate according to directions and send in samples of the crop for analysis, but several of them failed to secure a crop which they considered worthy of chemical investigation and therefore sent no sample. Several persons, however, who obtained their seed elsewhere requested that their beets be analyzed at the station; which requests being granted, the total number of those sennding in samples was thirty-three,* representing twenty counties of the state.



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