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The Effect of Grass on Fruit Trees1

Nature volume 88, pages 486487 (08 February 1912) | Download Citation



AMONG the many interesting results obtained at the Woburn Experimental Fruit Farm perhaps the most remarkable is the discovery that growing grass exerts a deleterious effect on fruit trees. This was one of the earliest observations, and was dealt with at some length in the third report in 1903, but a number of experiments have since been made, and are described in the thirteenth report recently issued.

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