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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The UtMmdge HeraU LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA VOL. 1 NO. 12 TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1972 PAGES 1-14 anc dy for test lly KIC SWIilMIT Ili'i-aM Klatt Writer Sundance winter wheat. is available in lim- ited quantities for fall sending. Developed by Dr. Mark Grant at the Lclhbrldgo Research Station licenced in 1971, scored a major suc- cess in tin way it survived the past prairie winter. Dr. Grant started with 10 bu- shels of breeder class seed fol- lowing several years of develop- ment. He produced 700 bushels of select seed (the second gen- cratiou seed) and distributed it to 23 growers last fall. Two ol the growers are from Calgary and "two from Saskatchewan and the rest are south of Bar- ons. With an anticipated yield of 25 bushels per acre, Dr. Grant expects about bushels of Sundance to Iw available for planting this fall. "It's outstanding winlerhard- Iness and high yield make Kim- dance an attractive- variety to the said Dr. Grant. Hard red winter wheat is grown on about acres in western Canada anil now Sun- dance offers another variety for the growers. It Is a cross of Cheyenne and Kharkov 22 MC varieties. Agronomically it re- sembles Kharkov 22 MC but is more resistant to Sundaixre yields have aver- age per cent higher than Winalta, also developed by Dr. Granl and long a perennial win- ner in national winter whcjt competitions. The milling and baking qual- ities are of the hard red win- ter wheat type, similar to Win- alta hut slightly lower in pro- tein conk-lit. Sundance Tind Winalla are both subject to bunt (stinking smut) and should treated for bunt control before seeding. Dr. Grant said llic grain sam- ples harvested this year have all looked good. The cool sum- mer has helped the winter wheat in this region in spile of the definite lack of moisture. lie slill feels there is a place for Winalla. "In the future, farmers will have a choice of two gwxl he said. "They should decide which variety will meet their needs and then grow it." Winter wheat is grown cause the farmer is finished with it before the work on har- vest for the spnng gels underway. "Winter allows a farm- er to spread the work, miu'tiin- cry and lalxir forces over a wider time sail Dr. Grant. Inquiries about Sundance have now been received from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Mon- tana and North Dakota farm- ers. Ken T-ong, n select seed grow- in Uio Cardston district, said he feels Sundance lias all the qualities of Winalla and Ural tlia-growing characteristics arc even belle r. IIo said it has shown a better yield and doesn't have the yel- lowing colors in the leaves dur- ing the growing reason that oth- er winter wheats seem to have. Although it ripens two to throe days later than Winalta, Mr. Long feels llic farmers are going to be happy with Sun- dance. George Luco of Lethbriilge considers Sundance (o he an cx- ceilenl wheat but suggests that there is a place tor both it ajul Winalta. lie has finished some of lite Sundance harvest ai.d said it lias yielded 17 per cent better than Winalta. "This wheat is going to be gone! but there i.s a place for both one will fill one purpose and one the olher." All tile growers were sold pounds of select seed equivalent to .'10 bushels, The growers who will have seed for sale, in alphabetical order, arc: Allen Bros, of Bar- ons, L. W. Barany of Taber, If. M. Dickson Jr. of Warner, Gowdy Farms of Calgary, H. W. Orceno of I.cthbridge, Irwin Bros, of Barons. Gord Jensen of Spring Cou- lee, W. S. Kizcina and It. S. Iluddleslone of Warner, S. Klack of Lclhbridgc, Ken Long of Cardston, George Lvcn of I.ethbridge, Leonard Mcllafont of Milk River, K. F. Miller of Warner, Merrill Miller of Milk River. Charlie Oslanski of Milk Riv- er, .1. I'enncr of Grassy Lake, W. I'enner of Grassy Lake, H. Robinson of Shaunavon, Sask., Harvey Slater of Lcmbcrg, Sask., A. G. Strain of Fore- most, Merle Summers of Cal- gary, Terra Seeds Ltd. of Card- ston, Wakedo Farms of Coulls, Henry Witlms of Grassy Lake and John Willms of Grassy Lake. ,1 WINTER WHEAT HARVEST The majority of tlio com- bines now operating in southern Alberta will bo harvest- ing winter whcot varieties. Winter wheat is seeded in the fall and harvested in Ilie summer compared lo spring wheat which is seeded in the spring and harvested in the fall. This allows farmers 1o space out their work load ond ease the burden on the equipment by spacing 1ho duration of their use. Trespass laws ineffective Access control vita I to good recreation "If the people of AllKita want to have recreation on Hie rural lands then I hern must be control of says Dr. Gordon THiilon, chairman of tho fish and game committee of Hie Western Slock Growers' As- sociation. The present retaliations pov- crnlr.g trcpass to protect tho land owners or users are inef- fective, he -aid. The increasing numljcrs of urban people who are using agricultural lands for free recrcalion do cause dam. ago and disruption wliich leod.i to friction with the land owner. The farmer and rancher want lo know who is on their property. The Albcrtn department of agriculture IIPS undertaken a program lo act as an informa- tion nnd liaison source in tho development of the recreation market. Tills could he an alternate or supplementary .source of in- come for Alberla farmers. Dr. Ilurlon said Ihis is one step in controlled acccs-s that a land- owner needs. It may also help compensate the rancher for his cost of providing the recre- ation. The Wc.stcrn Stock Growers' Association said it Ixlieves tho r.ow hunting regulations may help to alleviate some of tho problems caused by increased bunting pressure. The number of licences avail- able per hunter has Itecn re- duced and limited to cerUiin species. A number of season dates have been adjusted BO that several seasons run coo- currently. This should distribute hunt- ers throughout the province rattier than concentrate them in any one area for any particu- lar season. There are also ex- panded restrictions on tlie uso of off-road vehicles for hunters. Dr. Burton said a producer mast be able to control tha right of access on nil land, deeded or leased, because wildlife do not understand boundaries or fences. Ttecro- ation users too are often un- able to differentiate between the two out in the field. ;