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Nature volume 92, page 487 (25 December 1913) | Download Citation

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IT might truly be said that only within the last two decades has the importance of the scientific investigation of the infinite number of problems arising from agricultural practice received, in some measure, general recognition. During this period it has become more and more evident to those engaged in the production of plant and animal commodities that it is sometimes merely foolish, and at others almost dangerous, from an economic point of view not to accept the help freely proffered by agricultural educational authorities. The aid given by these bodies may be embodied in one or several schemes, such as the institution of demonstration experiments to illustrate certain manurial and cultural measures, the value, of which is indisputable, facilities for consultation with experts in cases of special fungoid and insect pests, educational measures by means of in-college lectures and peripatetic work, and, lastly, the creation of a close connection between the farmer and the research worker.

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