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Wednesday, 23 September 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The answer to the honorable senator's question is as follows: -

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is carrying out investigations with a view to the control of the grasshopper pest, but the work is at present only in its initial stages. It is understood that experiments in destroying the pest by dusting, but not by spraying, from aeroplanes have been successful in South Africa where the conditions are, however, different from those in Australia. If the Government Entomologist in Western Australia will get into touch with the chief of the council's division of economic entomology, the council will be glad to give all possible help and advice, and to co-operate in appropriate measures with a view to the control of the pest.

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