Canada: The Redman Strain

To Canada's-wheat farmers, rust is as fearsome a word as death or taxes—and once it was just as inevitable. When the fungus attacks wheat, the crop is destroyed. But after the black year 1935, when 85,000,000 bushels were lost to rust, Canada's Dominion Experimental Farms Service developed two "rustproof" wheat strains, Renown and Regent. Last week, the Service announced that rust, adapting itself to new conditions as Nature usually does, is now attacking the rustproof strains. But Canada's wheat crop was in little danger. Reason: the Service has developed a new wheat strain which resists both the old and the new...

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