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The Agricultural Research Council

    Naturevolume 139pages262263 (1937) | Download Citation



    THE Agricultural Research Council took over, on its formation in 1931, the functions of the Development Commissioners' Advisory Committee on Agricultural Research, and was charged with the duty of organizing and developing research so that the resources available for that purpose should be used to the utmost advantage. The wisdom with which that committee had developed and guided research had won for it the admiration of farmers and scientific investigators alike, particularly of those who could recall the backward position of Great Britain in agricultural research in the early years of this century. Research had so developed, however, that a more comprehensive body was needed for its guidance, one with powers such as that of forming committees and sub-committees which could bring the experience of specialists to bear on the various problems.

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