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100 years of poultry breeding

Over the past century, poultry breeding has evolved from a hobby into an entire industry.

Field crop disease management in Canada- Part one: What the past can tell us

In the past, disease management in field crops was largely based on major gene resistance and the use of fungicides.

N.M. Bartlett Inc. - The little family-owned business that grew

Norman Millet Bartlett began manufacturing lime sulphur in a 40-inch cast iron kettle in 1912, thereby establishing Bartlett Spray Works, which has gone on to be known as N.M. Bartlett Inc.
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Heritage farms from across the country – Part I

Farms from PEI to B.C. share their history – and their present-day activities that honour the past.

The story of Woodwynn Farms begins with a man named William Thompson, a carpenter from Scotland who was shipwrecked on Vancouver Island and held by the Nuu-chah-nulth people for some time afterward. The local Governor was able to free him by trading him for seven blankets. In 1855, Thompson was able to purchase his future farm in Brentwood Bay from the Hudson Bay Company, who held the Crown grants.
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Then and Now: Harvesting grain

How much time does a combine harvester save the average farmer today compared to 150 years ago?
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Explore the past 150 years in agriculture with the Ag150 timeline:

The newly established Department of Agriculture grants each province jurisdiction over farming concerns. It also allows the Dominion Government to make law in regard to agriculture.

The Dominion Land Act offers agricultural pioneers an opportunity to “prove up” a quarter section of land (160 acres/65 hectares) in western Canada for a $10 filing fee if certain conditions are met.

The Central Experimental Farm is established near Ottawa as the main research station for the federal Department of Agriculture. Early studies focus on entomology, botany and horticulture.

The British Columbia Fruit-Growers' Association is established to foster an export market.

Half of “gainfully occupied males” work in agriculture.

Farmers start using the Oliver Chilled Plow, which could cut through prairie sod.

The world’s first agricultural motor competition is held in B.C.
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