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The Utah Experiment Station for a number of years has recommended the formalin treatment for the prevention of smut in wheat, oats and barley. Since the publication of Bulletin No. 84 by Prof. L. A. Merrill on the Subject, a number of complaints regarding the treatment have been received. We learned, also, by traveling over the state, that these complaints were quite general. The work reported in this bulletin was undertaken for the purpose of throwing light on these questions, and it is hoped that the results obtained will be of value to the farmers of the state.



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