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Wheat variety selections in 1898

Our History: January 1898

Manitoba farmers planning their wheat variety selection for 1898 could consult these results from the Indian Head Experimental Farm published in the January issue of The Nor-West Farmer. Two full pages of tables also had results for wheat seeding at different dates, rates and depths; on hoe drills versus press drills, and on the effect of bluestone for controlling smut. There were similar tables for oats, barley, “pease,” corn, flax, rye, millet and buckwheat.

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