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Prizes were awarded at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1910 for both grain and sheaves from fields entered in the Standing Field Crop competitions. This exhibit was most artistically displayed on a pyramid erected in the aisle of the Horticultural Building and was visited by a great number of people, who readily conceded that this grain display was both the largest and best ever made on this continent. Across the main arch was a scroll decorated with grain and surrounded by sheaves and grain, with the inscription "Ontario's Field Crops, 1909, $205,000,000." For the sheaf exhibit the Province was divided into three sections and a full list of prizes given in each. The grain showed all together. There were in all 135 entries in sheaves and 126 in grain. The prize sheaves were sent by the Department to England and are proving a splendid advertisement of Ontario's grain-growing capabilities. The prize grain was distributed to the 15 Agricultural District Representatives in the Province on conditions similar to those of last year, as was also the grain at the Guelph and Ottawa Winter Fairs. The exhibits at these fairs showed a very large increase in number and quality and the grain which did not win a prize was sold by auction for good prices and the money received therefor paid over to the exhibitors.

There were 840 bushels of grain and potatoes on exhibition at Guelph, and, of this quantity 350 were oats. Professor Zavitz and others who have attended Fairs in different parts of this Continent stated that it was the finest exhibition of grain they had ever seen. At Ottawa the exhibit was not so large, but the quality was quite up to the standard.

The deep interest that is now being taken in the Field Crop Competitions in an increasing degree every year augurs well for the production of better grain and purer seed in Ontario in the near future and in proportion to the increase in the numbers of farmers who can be induced to take part in this beneficial work each season, the sooner will the desired results be attained.

J. LOCKIE WILSON,

Superintendent.

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General appearance-Considering stand of crop, type of plant, vigor and uniformity of growth, method of seeding and absence of lodging.

Yield and quality of grain-Considering proportion of well-filled heads of plump grain.

of good quality and uniformity of maturity.

NOTE.-The figures in parenthesis at the top of the table are the maximum scores.

RESULTS OF COMPETITIONS IN STANDING FIELD CROPS.-Con.

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NOTE. The figures in parenthesis at the top of the table are the maximum scores.

RESULTS OF COMPETITIONS IN STANDING FIELD CROPS.-Con.

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NOTE.-The figures in parenthesis at the top of the table are the maximum scores.

RESULTS OF COMPETITIONS IN STANDING FIELD CROPS.-Con.

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NOTE.-The figures in parenthesis at the top of the table are the maximum scores.

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