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FOR THE SCHOOLS

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Junior English
A Folk Tale programme arranged by JEAN SUTCLIFFE
3.5 Interval Music
3.10 Feature Programme Ⓓ 'Helping the Farmer '
B. A. KEEN, D.Sc.
A description of the work done at Rothamsted Experimental Station, and the way it is of use to people cultivating the land
The story of Rothamsted Experimental Station, the great stronghold of scientific agriculture near Harpenden, is an interesting one. After the Napoleonic Wars a young man, John Lawes , inherited the Rothamsted estate. Faced with the urgent necessity of making it pay well, he began to apply his chemical knowledge to the land. He introduced the first artificial manures in this country and may be said to have founded the laboratory attitude towards farming.
In the past hundred years the Rothamsted Experimental Station has helped the farmer with every available scientific means. This afternoon's programme will describe some of its wonders to listeners.
A party of schoolboys, accompanied by a recording van, recently visited the Station, where they talked to B. A. Keen, Assistant Director, and Edwin Grey , who has been working at Rothamsted since he was a boy of thirteen, and who remembers Lawes very well.
Recordings were made during a tour of the laboratory, and of the field ' Broad Balk ', which has been in uninterrupted wheat cultivation since 1843. The field is cultivated in strips, on each of which a different type or proportion of manure is used.
3.300 Interval Music
3.35 Talk for Sixth Forms
Ⓓ Forceful Thinkers '-1
' Roger Bacon '
(Scottish)

Contributors

Arranged By: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: John Lawes
Unknown: Edwin Grey
Unknown: Roger Bacon

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