In the introductory part of the book, the principal groups of fodder and pasture plants have been dealt with in a half-scientific way. The plants have been arranged chiefly in accordance with the system followed in the last edition of Gray's Manual of Botany.
The authors are greatly indebted to Leonard S. Klinck, B.S.A., Professor of Field Husbandry at Macdonald College, Que., who kindly consented to examine and criticise the manuscript, and to C. A. Zavitz, B.S.A., Professor of Field Husbandry at the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph, who has given the authors much valuable information on fodder and pasture plants that are of interest to the province of Ontario. The helpful suggestions given by these well-known authorities have been most encouraging and are greatly appreciated.
Recognition for much arduous detail work in correcting the proof is due to Mr. E. D. Eddy, B.S.A. Miss A. L. Brown, who also compiled the quotations from old writings which are inserted where the space would otherwise be unoccupied, as the text is paged to suit the arrangement of the plates.