Wilson, Arthur M. - 1984 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Arthur Wilson, during his years with the Alberta Department of Agriculture, initiated programs which remain the envy of other provinces. He was responsible for the development of agricultural service boards. Alberta's rat-free status can be attributed to the rat control program he initiated. He established disease, pest and botany laboratories to assist farmers in identifying and controlling disease and insect pests. He also set up a soil conservation program with a soil and feed testing service. The Alberta Horticultural Research Center in Brooks and the Alberta Tree Nursery and Horticulture Center in Oliver owe their existence to Mr. Wilson.

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