Infestation of Grain by Insects

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    A SURVEY of the conditions of infestation in the grain trade in Great Britain was initiated about a year ago (NATURE, June 4, 1938, p. 1004), as a result of which it appeared that research into control and remedial measures against pest infestation of all stored produce was desirable. At the request of a Standing Conference representing the industrial interests co-operating in the work, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research has agreed to undertake this research and an advisory service for industry. The work will be carried out with the technical and financial co-operation of industry, by the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the Biological Field Station of the College, at Slough, under the direction of Prof. J. W. Munro, professor of zoology and applied entomology at the College, to whom inquiries relating to this new service should be sent. Industrial organizations interested in the work should communicate with W. McAuley Gracie, chairman of the Standing Conference on Pest Infestation, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 16 Old Queen Street, London, S.W.I.

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    Infestation of Grain by Insects. Nature 143, 1061 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431061a0

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