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Imperial Bureau of Pastures and Field Crops

Nature volume 160, page 85 (19 July 1947) | Download Citation



As a result of a recommendation of the 1946 Review Conference of the Imperial Agricultural Bureaux, the Imperial Bureau of Pastures and Forage Crops now becomes the Imperial Bureau of Pastures and Field Crops (director, Dr. R. O. Whyte). In its expanded form it will cover that part of the literature on the following crops not already the concern of the Bureaux of Plant Breeding and Genetics, or Soil Science: all cereals, field root-crops, pulses, groundnuts, cotton and other fibre crops grown on a field scale, sugar beet and sugar cane, in addition to the literature on grassland management and fodder production which has been the concern of the Bureau for the past seventeen years. Attention will continue to be given to those aspects of plant biological research which refer to the crops now covered, and sections will now also deal with farming systems concerned in the production of field or forage crops, and certain economic aspects of crop and fodder production.

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