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The Macaulay Institute for Soil Research

Nature volume 142, page 775 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation



THE Macaulay Institute for Soil Research Was founded for the purpose of studying possibilities of land reclamation on the Island of Lewis, and of raising the standard of agriculture and living of its inhabitants. Sir Robert Greig states in the preface that, since the foundation of the Institute, which is in Aberdeen, and of its experimental farm near Stornoway, Lewis has become more than self-supporting in milk and eggs, and fine pastures have appeared and are extending over the formerly worthless peat bogs. The Institute has justified its existence, and has tended inevitably to extend its research activities beyond its original field of peat-land reclamation.

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