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Wheat plots at the Central Experimental Farm, date unknown (ca. 1920s).

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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Wheat breeding, especially the fast-ripening variety Marquis, is the farm’s best-known success story.

Through painstaking cross-breeding and seed selection, Marquis was bred to allow western farmers to harvest the crop up to ten days earlier, avoiding the first frost.

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  • Title: Wheat plots at the Central Experimental Farm, date unknown (ca. 1920s).
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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