§ 47. Mr. T. Smith
asked the Minister of Agriculture the progress being made in this country with regard to hydroponics, and other methods of soil-less culture?
The processes of water and sand culture under glass are being tested at several experimental centres aided by the Ministry, as well as by private persons and commercial firms. The results so far obtained are inconclusive.
A summary of the experimental work up to 1938 was published in the ''Ministry of Agriculture Journal'' in November, 1938. Since then, certain articles have been published, notably one by Reading University and others in two numbers of the "Fruit Grower," in May, 1940. I will see that as the tests are concluded some information is published.
I am afraid the experiments have not yet reached the stage at which it would be possible to draw conclusions.