§ 30. Mr. HALL- CAINE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to recent outbreaks in this country of eelworm disease in potatoes; and what provision has been 23 made for research into the question of whether a cheap and practical method can be evolved for overcoming this pest?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I am aware of the increasing prevalence of eelworm in potatoes, and substantial additional grants have, after consultation with the Agricultural Research Council, been made to the Institute of Agricultural Parasitology for the purpose of extending and expediting research work on the pest, the object being to devise practical measures of control.
§ Mr. HARDIE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, judging from a test made in Lincoln in regard to the production of potatoes, this disease is largely due to the use of artificial manure?