Excerpt from Experimental Farms: Reports of the Director, Agriculturist, Horticulturist, Chemist, Entomologist and Botanist, Poultry Manager, Supt. Experimental Farm, Horticulturist, Supt. Experimental Farm for 1901
Some other branches of Special work which have been under my personal charge have also made considerable progress. The experiments conducted in the cross-breed ing of commercial apples and hardy Siberian crabs, with the object of producing very hardy apple trees, such as are likely to be adapted to the climates of our north-west country (where ordinary sorts do not grow), have been successfully continued. Sev eral new varieties have fruited during the past year, which promise to be'ef value. Some very interesting new crosses in wheat have also been produced. A large number of samples of grain has been tested for vitality, received from farmers in different parts of the country. Some particulars relating to these tests, and the number of them, will be found at a subsequent page in the report from Mr. W. Ellis, who has charge of this branch of the work.
Many desirable additions have been made to the collection of ornamental trees and shrubs on the grounds surrounding the buildings on the Central Experimental Farm, which have thus been made additionally attractive and instructive to visitors.
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