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Chapter 14: Agriculture

14.16: Stages of Harvesting North of Minnedosa

The Little Saskatchewan River 1 flows from northwest to southeast across an area of ground moraine topography. In this fall photo fields exhibit various stages of harvesting. In several fields the crop has been cut and left on the ground in thin swathed rows 2. The fields exhibit the typical pattern of rows left by the swather; that is or variations depending on the shape of the field 3. In other fields the swathed rows have been combined, resulting in wider rows of straw 4 which sometimes cover almost all the land surface resulting in a very light tone 5. In two cases fields have been partly swathed 6 and in both cases two machines doing the swathing can be seen 7. In another case 8 a field has been partly combined; in this case a combine and a smaller truck that receives the grain can be seen 9.

Figure 14.16: Stages of Harvesting North of Minnedosa

Figure 14.16: Stages of Harvesting North of Minnedosa

Figure 14.16

Vertical air photograph: A18624-8

Flight height: 9500 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:15,400 (approx.)

Date: September 11, 1964

Location: Township 15; Range 18WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62J Neepawa

                    1:50,000 62J/5 Clanwilliam