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The Experimental Farm at Morden

The experimental farm at Morden (official name: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station) is one of three federally run experimental farms in Manitoba (the others are at Brandon and Winnipeg). Established in 1915 it covers an area of 254 hectares east of Morden. It conducts research into plant breeding for flax, field beans, roses, and ornamental trees and shrubs. On the photo, the eastern outskirts of Morden can be seen in the west 1, and PTH 3 between Morden and Winkler (off the photo to the east) passes north of the farm 2. Small fields 3, some of which are separated by shelterbelts 4, are characteristic of experimental farms. The administrative buildings and buildings in which indoor research is conducted are located in the northwest 5. To the west 6 and south 7 are plots devoted to shrub and tree research. Plots devoted to plant research are located mainly in the east 8. The yellow fields 9 contain a cereal crop that is ready to be cut. A small drainage channel, dry at the time the photo was taken, leads off to the southeast 10.

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The Experimental Farm at Morden