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Many people are quite concerned and interested in the development of new avicides and in the continuation of existing ones. I think there are certain directions that the public at large expects industry and government to go in regards to control operations, pollution, and so forth. One of the things I think we need to concern our¬selves with is the fact that several biologically-oriented control mechanisms in control programs have been overlooked, sometimes intentionally. In the future, reg¬istration and regulatory groups are going to show more interest and a more amenable attitude toward biologically-oriented control programs, mechanism, and materials. Certainly there are many problems involved with the devel¬opment of these programs and some of them are not going to be at all practical. Some of the problems that are going to be involved within biologically-oriented control are more severe and more difficult to solve than are those problems connected with acute poisons. Nevertheless, I think the public is going to insist and demand that more research go in this direction. There will be continued research on acute poisons, but it will be downgraded; and, I am not too sure, but that an industry that has an in¬terest in developing and entering the field of avicides should consider the attitude of the public in the development of their research.