HC Deb 29 October 1954 vol 531 c315W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, as the knowledge of suitable control measures for apple scab is still insufficient, if he will have this problem treated as a high research priority, and provide greater facilities for investigation into it.

Mr. Amory

Research on the control of apple scab has had high priority at East Mailing and Long Ashton Research Stations for a number of years, and is following a variety of lines. It has recently been expanded by the appointment of physical chemists in the chemistry and entomology sections at Long Ashton and by collaboration between East Mailing and the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering in the development of a spraying machine for the application of concentrated lime sulphur.