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Beet harvesting near Rosetown in 1970's.
Credit: J. C. Fehr
sudden demand. By 1976 wheat acreages in Rhineland surpassed 1920 levels again accounting for almost half of all field crops.
|Fig. 32||Field Crops in the R.M. of Rhineland 1961-1976 (acres)|
Field Crops Wheat
Other Mixed Grains Fodder
Source: Census of Canada.
Sunflowers also made a recovery in Rhineland during the 1960's with the introduction of new Russian seeds selected and adapted for Manitoba conditions at the Morden Experimental farm. These new Russian varieties "Peredovik" and "Armavirec" had a high oil content and matured early, re-establishing the sunflower as the primary oil seed crop in the municipality. Sunflower acreage in southern Manitoba stabilized around the 40,000 to 60,000 acres during the 1960's, but in
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