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The Future of Agricultural Research in Great Britain1

Nature volume 85, pages 1315 (03 November 1910) | Download Citation



THE announcement recently made to the effect that the Board of Agriculture has applied for a large sum of money from the development grant for the purpose of aiding agricultural research lends a peculiar interest to two publications just issued, the report of the Board of Agriculture on the grants made for the last two years for agriculture education and research, and the statement of the British Science Guild recently submitted to the Prime Minister in an influentially signed memorial. The report may be taken as an indication of the official attitude, and the memorial as the attitude of the professed man of science, towards agricultural research, and it is interesting to compare them, to see what they have in common and how far their differences are fundamental.

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