which the hon. member has had along certain lines he will know that chemistry is the basis of practically all studies in connection with agriculture. Soil studies are based upon chemistry, as are the constitution of plants and other matters of that kind. The chemical branch provides all information used in connection with studies of this kind.
In the United States they are carrying on extensive research work in connection with plastics and other byproducts of agriculture. Is any provision being made for the greater utilization of agricultural by-products?
Agriculture may provide information which would form the basis of certain studies, but these are carried on largely by industrial chemistry. That work would come under the Department of Trade and Commerce.
artist, but it was specified that he should be male. I have had inquiries from young ladies who have attended art * schools and colleges and who want to know why they were not given an opportunity to apply for this position.
Last year I inquired about the farm at Rosthern, and I should like to have a statement from the minister as to what disposition has been made of this farm and the animals and equipment, whether the land has been sold to anyone and, if so, to whom and at what price. Last year the minister stated, as I remember it, that while some effort had been made to effect a sale, or that tenders had been called for, nothing had been done up to the time the estimates were before the committee.
The farm has not been sold; it has been rented to Mr. Friesian, who made an offer for it. The live stock has been transferred to other farms, and most of this stock is still in the province. I think by far the greater part was transferred to Melfort.
Some investigations have been carried on in connection with rust-resistant barley, but they are not by any means completed. Certain types have been developed which resist certain types of rust, but we have not yet been able to obtain a variety free from leaf rust. Further work is being carried on in this direction.