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Wheat variety selections in 1898

Our History: January 1898

Wheat variety selections in 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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