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Robert N. Hurley (1894–1980) Elevators, Lebret, 1943

1886: Summer fallow method accidentally discovered

During The North-West Resistance several Qu’Appelle area farmers left their land fallow over the summer of 1885 to aid in the Resistance.

In 1886 a drought plagued the region and farmers found that the land left fallow the year before yielded a better crop than fields that had been planted in succession.

Robert N. Hurley (1894–1980)
Elevators, Lebret, 1943
Graphite, ink and watercolour on paper
14.0 x 24.8
Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection, Regina SK

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