HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 c63W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if, when considering schemes, as foreshadowed in the Gracious Speech, for the improvement of agriculture, he will take into consideration recent scientific discoveries, especially with regard to intensive treatment of grass land with nitro chalk and other chemical products; and will he make available for the farming community as a whole any information he may obtain on this subject?


The Ministry is constantly engaged in promoting scientific research in agriculture and the application of the results of research, and special attention is at the present time being given to the treatment of grass land with nitrogenous fertilisers. By means of numerous publications of many-kinds intended for different classes of readers, through the agency of the newspaper press, wireless and correspondence, and especially through the activities of the staffs of research institutes and agricultural colleges and the agricultural staffs of the county councils every effort is made to bring to the notice of the farming community the most up-to-date information with regard to advances in agricultural practice.