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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHIRIDGE HERALD Friday, Augutl 1971 BUSineSS NeWS Alberta farming, ranching, dairy, poultry BESEECH STATION Smut in winter wheat DII. T. G. ATKINSON IMant Patliolopisl Some producers of winter wheat are having thcii' grain heavily discounted or, in some instances, refused at the eleva- tor because they failed to con- trol slinking smut of wheat. Grain inspcclors report that a much higher percentage of 'Alberta wheat is de- graded because of smut than is spring wheat. In Hie 1969-70 crop year, one in ciery 115 carlots of 'Alberta Winter' wheats was degraded. In spring wheats the incidence of smut was only one in every 593 cailots. Wheats classified as 'Alberta Winters' are grown in southern Alberla and south- western Saskatchewan. Stink- ing smut is a problem in both these areas. Neither nor Kharkov 22 JIC. the win- ter varieties most commonly is smul-rcsistant. Wheat that is degraded be- cause of smut is discounted 23 cents per bushel. Elevator agents may even refuse smut- ty wheat if thev have no stor- smut-infected plants unless it is disintested with an effective seed treatment chemical. Because of Lhe cuivent phas- ing-out of mercurial seed treat- ments, attention is being fo- cused on suitable nonmercuria products. At the present time, most of the registered non- mercurial smut control prod- ucts are drill-box dusts or slur- ry preparations that cannot be used in liquid seed Lreaters. Within the last year, however, two nonmercurial liquid sus- pensions, Liquid Polyram and Vitaflo, have been registered for use in Canada. Liquid Poly- ram is being used in Ontario but is still being tested for use in liquid seed treaters under prairie winter conditions. Thus, Vitaflo is the only 'liquid' non- mercurial smut seed treatment presently being marketed in Western Canada. Tests at the Canada Agricul- ture Research Station, Leth- bridge, have shown that this new seed treatment is highly effective in controlling slinking smut in winter wheat. We age bins available to keep it I treated samples of heavily separate [rein clean grades. THAT TIME OF YEAR Alfred Hubbard of West Leth- bridge does some checking on his combine as his harvest- ing operations hit sfride. Farmers throughout the soulh are working night and day during the current hot spell, fearing that a sudden hail storm could wipe out an en- tire year's efforts. However, many farmers would still welcome a good rairv to help fill out late maturing crops. These serious consequences of smutted winter wheat with thej new nonmercurial liquid sus-! pension and with a liquid mer-; curial product. The nonmercu-i producing smutty wheat are in addition to the yield losses that result when kernels are re-! rial product gave 100 per cent Belter Business Bureau warns placed by smut balls in infcrt-! control of bunt and the mercur- farmers who are approached ed plants Smu' balls contain millions'. An unseated sample produced of spores, which have a strong 44 per cent smutted plants, fishy odor thus the name Farmers considering usinj Investigate before you purchase i ial gave 98 per cent control. by salesmen selling steel build- ings to investigate before de- 'slinktng smut'. During thresh-1 the new product should note ing many spores are released! that the label contains the inl- and cling to the surface of' lowing use restriction: "Do not sound kernels. If the contamin-1 graze or feed livestock on ated grain is sown, it will pro- treated aieas for 10 weeks af- duce a high percentage of I ter planting." The manager oj Edmonton's] time, the Edmonton Better Business Bureau is aware of two such persons who have been trying to sell steel build- ings without a license. Tliei'e is good possibility that a ciding to buy. Although most outlets in berta tor buildings and braid- ing supplies are completely re- liable, I here are a few sales- also Al-1 number of unreliable people connected with factory manufacturing these buildings in another province may start men, who are outright frauds, soliciting sales in Alberta travelling around the province soliciting sales Al the present again. According lo Bill Slutt, the More money for farm credit Henry Huste, Alberta's min- ister of agriculture, comment ing or Premier Strom's an- nouncement that another S20 million will be marie available lo the Farm Purchase Credit Board explained that exceed- ingly strong credit demands have been made upon the board during the past four or five months. He said that local advisory committees have had to airay rrany young men turn who want lo become established in the fanning industry because all available funds under the Alberta Farm Purchase Board's jurisdiction have al- ready been committed During the past H years the government has allocated million to the board. This mon- ey is lent out again as out- standing loans are paid off. The government naw proposes to increase this revolving fund to S41 million dollars. Mr. Euste said that it has be- come increasingly evident in recent years that the Farm Credit Corporation's federal Joan program requires a sub- stantial equity ratio before granting a loan. This situation makes it very difficult for many young farm- ers to get a loan to buy the Extend deadline for submissions Alberta's minister of agricul-1 All submissions on the report; family farm cr to get establish- ed on their own farm-. Be- cause the average age of Ai- berta farmers is now well up in the 50s, there will have to be a big turnover of farms to younger men vriUiin the next 10 years. These young farm- ers, said Mr. F.uste, are goi.ig to need a large amount of credit. He also pointed out that in addition to material assets, emphasis is going lo have to be placed on managerial po- tential as a criteria for 'oan eligibility. However, those ap- plying for a Joan will be re- quired to show that they are in a position to repay it without undue stress on their farming j operations. Edmonton Better Business Bu- i eau received a peal many complaints aboul this time last year from people who had or- dered steel buildings from di- icct salesmen. The most fre- quent complaints were late de- livery not just a few days, but many months; incomplete Rapeseed on 5.35 M acres Dominion Bu -eau of Statistics advance acreage estimate for Uie 1971 rapeseed crop is 5.35 million in Western Can- ada. This compares with March intention to plant statis- tics of 5.1 million acres. At average yields, this will produce 95 million bushels com- pared to 70 million bushels last direct salesman. First, and most iure, Henry A. Huste, has an- nounced that the deadline for individuals and groups to sub- mit their reactions to the Tra- dition and Transition Report has been changed from Sept. i 1 lo Oct. 31. 1971. i He explained lhat the dead-1 line has been extended two months because of representa- tions made to the government in response to the advertise- ment inviting groups and in- dividuals lo express Iheir opin- ions and views on the report. The report, compiled by a group of consultants, was la- should be sent to the minister i of agriculture's office, Legisla-1 live Building, Edmonton. Rapeseed marketings show increase Calander of farm events Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. H Regional 4-H light horse west camp. Porcupine Hills. Saturday, Aug. 31 Walsh 4-H light horse achievement day p.m. Walsh Rodeo Grounds. Judge: Bill Schielke. Sunday, Aug. 15 Bow Island 4-H light horse achieve- ment day 10 Bow Island Riding Club Grounds. Judge: Bill Schielke. Monday, Aug. lli Reining and Training 4 II light horse achievement day 10 a.m. Pincher Creek Arena. Judge: Jerry McIIroy. delivery; and no salesman h a v ing disappeared with the down payment. Here is what Mr. Slult sug- gests farmers do lo protect themselves against unethical salesmen. The principles apply to any product being sold by a important, insist on seeing the salesman's license. II is a pink wallel- sizcd card with tlie Alberla government's coat of arms on Ihe lop, the salesman's name and a statement (o the effect that he is licensed as a sales- man for such and such a com- pany under the Licensing of Trades and Business Act. Since this company may rep- restnt only Ihe sales organiza- tion or agent of a manufactur- ing company, be sure lo ask il il is Ihe company which ac- lually manufactures the build- unfis. If the answer is find out the name of the manufac- turing company and whore it is located. The back of Ihe li- cense will contain the type or types, of products the sales- is authorized to sell, sure thai steel buildings man Make are listed. Before a salesman can will not be able to buy it to- morrow, be very wary! An authentic salesman, represent- ing an authentic company, will expect a prospective customer to take some time lo think over his proposed purchase, espe- cially when to is involved, as is the case wilh a steel building. Make absolutely sure lhat Ihe specifications of the build- ing are spelled out in the con- tract; lhat a list of the mate- rials lo be supplied is there in detail; and that Ihe dale of de- livery or completion, which- ever applies, is stated. A def- inite date of delivery or com- pletion is extremely important. Do nol give any mcicy in advance. The salesman has re- course to Ihe law if bis pur- chaser should turn out to he a non-payer. Get the names and address Centre tour Aug. The nijilli annual Field taken on vans to eliminate t of the Alberta deal of walking. For Station at Brooks will be who intend to bring their August there will be a free The day's program will service. at 9 a.m. and go through to addition to the tours, there p.m. There will be three be displays and films. A of the various fnu't, of the grounds will be and ornamental research out together with the plus a genera] tour of the on field day to assist tre. The first set of lours in locating areas and in leave from the front of the their days activities. tre's headquartes at 10 noon, the centre's staff and again al and provide guests with ffesh All tours will be directed on the cob and a vegeta- a member of the salad plale, coffee and cool staff. Three of the 4 tours club TURIN 4-II DEEF those who bought calves at On Aug. 3, the final 4-H sale; those leaders, of the Turin 4-H Beef Club and others who have held at the home of the and supported the club president, Ken anyway to make its second The achievement days as successful as the first. club float were discussed. At Lhe achievement days, Chrupk? pion calf was owned and jy Brenda Paskal. Reserve champion calf was owned crops Connie Stronski. The ship award went to checks jtronslti with Bick Paskal Kelly Clirupka tied for farmers should The club float was also their rapeseed crops for cussed. This float was by the beet webworm. into the Lethbridge, yellowish to greenish- Bulte and Coaldale par'ades pests have already gob- ceiving a first in all three their way through crops rades. The float consisted the Peace River region in approximately north to Vulcan in the 'lowers and earned the "Help Today's Youth Build Minister H. A. Better sa3's the pests will do Also at the meeting, damage unless farm- was discussion about a take immediate control dance in September and He adds that the year-end banquet in district extension wr. Die date for the have been alerted and zalional meeting was set farmers to contact their lov. 2, and anyone agriculturist for assist- in joining 4-H from the with identification of the area is asked to and control measures. The Turin 4-H Beef present there is an ade- would like to extend thanks supply of effective Cattle import customers who steel buildings ob- the Direct Act. Under Marketings of rapeseed for 1971 to date have shown in- creases In all areas. Farmers marketings increas- Tuesday, Aug. 17 Mosslcigh 4 H field p.m. crops tour bled during the last session of cd to 58.7 million bushels as of the legislature and contains a wide range of recommenda- tions on extension cducaiion for loday's farmers. Mr. Rusle again emphasized that none of Ihe recommenda- tions will be adopted as covcra- mcnt poliry until fanners and agricultural organizations have had a chance lo cvaluale Ilicin and express llicir views. July 7, up from 27.8 million in Overseas shipment incrcas ed to 43.9 million bushels from 20 bushels last year. Domestic usage increased slightly to 7.9 million bushels Iliis year from 7.1 hfi year. Visible supplies show II mil lion lnj.shel.s. up frorr; r..i mil- lion la.sf year. Wednesday, Aug. IS Lucky Horse Slice 4-H Light horse achievement day 2 p.m. Foremost Fair Grounds. Judge: Bill I''aviclle. f y, Aug. 2fl International 4-11 liglu horse achievement day 1 p.m. Coulls 4-H Arena Judge- Bill Favielle. New rye grass developed by Suskdlcheuxin researcher lain a license, he must put up a bond. Hence, if there is any (rouble regarding the validity of the contract, and if judge- ment goes against the vendor, Ihc purchaser can gel his mon- ey back from the bond. If the salesman is not bonded. Ihere is no way a purchaser can gel his money even if the sales- man is found guilly of fraud. This is the reason il is so im- portant lo make sure Ihe sales- man has a license. Any bona fide salesman will he q u i I e happy lo show his license. However, if he says lhat his manager or the company keeps his license, or makes some other excuse, it is lu'gh lime (o become suspicious. Don't be rushed into sign-1 Finally. Mr. Slutt ing a contracl. The rushing technique is commonly used by unethical salesmen. If a sales- man says he will be in the neighborhood for one day, that Ihe price of his product is go- ing up tomorrow or thai the supply is so limited that you i period, you have the proof. es of some have bought and check to see whether they are satisfied. Do some comparative shop- ping. The first man who comes along may have the best build- ing at the best price, but ho may not. Mr. Shalt points out that there Is an act in Alberta to protect people who buy Irom a direct salesman. II called Sales Cancellation it, ths purchaser has four days, excluding Sun- day, in which he may cancel his contract, providing he sign- ed il in his own house. Can- cellalion must be done in writ- ing. If the salesman suggests going lo his motel room lo sign Ihc contract, or doing it. over a cup of coffee in a restaurant, lie could well be trying to gel around the Direct Sales Can- cellation Act. If you want the protection of this act, always sign a contract from a direct salesman in y o u r lence. own resi- issued lo 569 applicants Caltle import permits for 896 caltle from Europe have been issued lo 5G9 applicants tliis year. There were applications lo import head of cattle Permits have already been sent to successful applicants. For the first time, cattle from Germany and Austria are eli- gible under the program. As in other years, cattle importations will be permitted from France, Switzerland and Italy. All calUe from Europe wil be imported through the maxi- mum security quarantine sta- tions on Grosse Ille, Quebec, and the French island of SI. Pierre. An additional 240 head of .le will be imported Ihis year because of (he increase capa- city of the St. Pierre quaran- jne station. The total capacity at the two quaranline slations is now 900 head. The cal keeping a copy of your letle cancelling the contract strongly advises sending an th original letter by registcre mail. Then, if any controvers arises later as to whether was mailed within the four da SAVE TO 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A 59.95 MUFFIER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTAUATION 10 MINUTE INSTAUATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFIERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES AIL AT 509 6lh Avenue Soulh Phono 328-8134 SWIFT CURRENT. Mayak, Ihc .second variety of Russian wild ryegmss to ho I-P. le.ised by the Canada Agricul- ture Research Station here within (he past seven years, has been licensed by Ihe Can- ada department of agriculture. II was developed by Dr, Thomas Lawrence and rcpre- scnls n second slcp "in a con- tinuing program lo provide livestock producers wilh im- proved varieties of this impor- tant p.islure grass. The name Mayak is a RUick- fiml rnoinn word meaning "grass." Maynk, like ils predecessor Knwki, will provide farmers and ranchers with n pedigreed I seed stock that can be relied upon lo produce pas- ture under Canadian condi- tions. Tn co-operative tests con- ducted across western Canada, Mayak produced six per cent j more dry mailer nnd 16 pci cent more seed than Kawki. It produced si-ven per cent rr.orc dry mailer and 21 per ccnl more seed Ilian Vinall, ,n Norlli Dakota varicly which Is rec- ommended in t h e U.S.A. Mayak is also superior lo Sawki and Vinnll in resistance lo bnf .spot disease. Seed of Mayak is being in- under Koragc Seeds Project Certi- fied seed should IK- available In flUMlily Iry tic IWi. MAJOR WINNER Randy Mdnlosh of Nobloford, winner of a major award Irip at recent 4-H provincial selections at Olds Agricultural and Vocational College, receives congratulations from C. Les Usher, deputy mini- sler of Ihe Alberla department of cullurc, youtli and rec- reation (r) and Robert C. Clark, Alberla education minisler Randy won Ihe U.S. National 4-H Club Conference award Irip. Next spring, along witli nine award-winning Canadian dclogales, lie will Iravel lo Washington, D.C. to join clolognlcs from across iho Uniled Stales in n schedule of activities al Iho U.S. National 4-H club con- ference. Government Pltofa le will undergo pre- minary quara.itine in Europe and arrive al the maximum se- curity quarantine stations in three shipments, one lo Grosse He in October, one to St. Pierre in November and a fiirlJipr shipment to St. Pierre in Mav, 1972. Providing they meet health requirements, they will he re- leased from quarantine aflcr four lo six months. Since 196fi, when the program started, caltle have been imported from Europe Ihraigh Hie two quarantine slations. A breakdown of the catUe imported shows Simmenlal Ihe mewl popular with .HO head. nonsin wilh 190 and Charolais rilh I.Vi are the oilier large numbers for iir.pcuhlKin. Other ealllc brct.df. include Flcckvieh, 78, Cbianina, Pie Rouge, 38. Maine Anjou, 25, Gelbvieh U, Brown Swiss, 10, Blonde d'Aquitane three, Pinfc- gaucr and Tarantaise, one. Geese easy lo raise, hard lo process Geese are easier to raise than chickens and turkeys, but they're harder to process for market. Geese grow faster than other domestic poultry. Medium and large breeds on full feeding very hardy and lo 12 They aren't as prone to disease as chickens or turkeys. A breed- ng flock can he kept for sev- eral years wilh few deaths, ain a pound or more a week nd reach market weight in 10 However, geese don't lay many eggs. OO.VTS MILK A good grade two year old dairy goaf will produce enough milk lo pay for herself in 10 months. Goals' milk is parlicu- Inrly good for infants and in- valids because its minule fat globules make it easy lo digest. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH C'rlifipd Denial Mechai Capitol Furnilurb Bldf. PHONE 328-7684 "I inlt I J f m MOTOR MOWER YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR BRI6GS AND STRATTON and WISCONSIN MOTORS REBUILT MOTORS SALES AND SERVICE SEE MOTORM0WER L 817 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 317-2669 ;