§ 115. Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if, having regard to the damage done by wire worm to growing crops, especially in the case of old pasture land brought into cultivation, he will cause research to be made with a view of providing a more effective remedy than has been at present found for dealing with this pest?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
The Board are aware of the damage done by wire worm to grow- 340 ing crops, and in view of the comparative unsuccess of the methods that have hitherto been adopted for dealing with this-pest, are considering further investigations on the subject.