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Excerpt from Canada Department of Agriculture, Central Experimental Farm: Report of the Entomologist and Botanist, 1900
Sir, - I have the honour to hand you herewith a report on some of the more important subjects which have been brought officially before the Division of Entomology and Botany during the past season. Owing to the large increase in correspondence and the numerous species of insects and plants inquired about, it has been somewhat difficult to decide what subjects could be most usefully treated of in the present report. I have prepared articles upon those subjects concerning which I thought information would be of most service to the farmers, fruit-growers and gardeners of Canada.
Since the fitting up of a new room for the exhibition of specimens, many visitors to the Central Experimental Farm have availed themselves of the opportunity of consulting the collections which are now being gradually arranged and put into shape for reference. Many valuable additions have been made during the year to both the entomological and botanical collections.
Considerable progress has been made in the studies of the life-histories of our native insects, both noxious and beneficial, and a fine collection illustrating all stages of their development is being gradually accumulated. During the past year many speci mens of inﬂated caterpillars have been prepared by Mr. Arthur Gibson, assistant in the Division, and are much admired by visitors.
The experiments in growing grasses and other fodder plants have been continued and are of great interest.
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