Agronomy and Horticulture Department


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Published in Science, New Series, Vol. 149, No. 3687 (Aug. 27, 1965), pp. 961-962. Copyright © 1965. Used by permission.


Thanks to our rapid increase in population ,and the largely indiscriminate spread of urban, industrial, and transport facilities, the time is not far distant when land-use capabilities must receive much more attention than they have enjoyed. Natural, that is pre-settlement, vegetation, integrating as it did the manifold factors of environment, is un-excelled as a guide to potential land use.