2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3414. Soil experiment stations.
(a) The Board of Regents of Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Stillwater, Oklahoma, and the Experiment Station of the Oklahoma State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, are authorized to establish soil experiment stations; one to be located in the sandy land area of southwestern Oklahoma and easily accessible to a public highway and one to be located in the hilly area of east central Oklahoma, the specific locations of both to be designated by the Director of the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station. Monies hereinafter authorized and appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act shall be available for the purchase of land, construction and repair of improvements thereon, purchase of machinery, equipment, and to cover any other necessary costs of operations of the stations herein authorized to be established.
(b) Upon the establishment of the stations the Board of Regents for the Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges shall be authorized hereby to request and receive cooperation and assistance of the United States and any of its agencies, and of agencies of this state, in carrying out the work to reach the objectives of the stations, and to accept donations, grants, gifts, and contributions, in money, land, services, or otherwise, from the United States or any of its agencies, or from the state or any of its agencies, and to accept contributions from nongovernmental organizations or persons in order to carry out the purposes of this act.
(c) Such experiment stations now established or established after the effective date of this act shall be operated under the direction and supervision of Oklahoma State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, and the experiments carried on thereat shall be designed to determine the most practical means of restoring the desirable physical properties of the soil to the end of reclaiming and putting into profitable production the depleted soils of Oklahoma, giving special attention to the various types of soil. Research shall be made as to the long time effect of deep-plowing, determination of types and rates of fertilizers adaptable to the soil of Oklahoma, coordinated with practical legume rotations for soil improvement, and determination of fertilizers and crops adaptable to the areas and any other studies that will aid in the development of Oklahoma agriculture.
Laws 1965, c. 396, § 414.