Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 5. May 5, 1943
Further up the road is the Soil Survey. How ludicrous to some is the sight of a man filling a small bag with soil from a field: but only [unclear: it] thorough chemical investigation is it possible to give reasons for the deterioration in productive capacity of a certain area, and suggest preventive or curative measures. In the Plant Research Bureau are investigated diseases of wheat and other economically important plants. A recent result of this department's work is the production from seaweed of the Jelly-like Agar, used mainly for bacteria cultures and in the canning of meat.
Out of the city, at the Wallaceville Laboratory, great work is being done investigating animal diseases, experimenting with foods, etc., all with good facilities and equipment.