10 SEPTEMBER 1948, Page 17


Sin,—After reading Mr. Nicolson's Marginal Comment of August 27th I have been rather mystified by his enumeration of modem farm implements ; so much so that much time has been spent in seeking enlightenment from my fellow agricultural workers, but with no result. Could the farming community be told what are: ridge busters, seed scarifiers, combination harvesters and milk emulsifiers? If these are new machines coming on to the market, we are most interested and wonder if Mr. Nicolson could give us some information on their functions. We eagerly await news about combination harvesters, with