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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD _ Tuosdt y, August 11, 1972---------------------.....__________ Family farm unit part of small farms act HiM-uIrt Staff Wrilpr This summer city families have had nral slill (fr> have the opportunity (o enjoy the gen- uine experience of farm lire. Great Weal Farm Vacations Association, a farm organiza- tion set up to promote farm and ranch vacations in Alber- ta, (Jives vacationers tills opportunity. Through the program, city dwellers can arrange to vaca- tion with the freedom lo roam, breath fresh air, eat wholesome food, vegetables fresh from the Harden, delectable homemade bread and rolls still warm from the oven, fat berry pies oozing wild juice and thick cream, and possibly old fashioned homemade ice cream. Families can become in- volved in the daily life of Hie farm, by participating in what- ever is going on. Dad may enjoy helping with the haying, the children feed- ing the chickens and gathering eggs, and mom may enjoy sit- ting in the shade shelling p.-ias. Kami hosts might plan spe- cial activities such as wiener roasts, bayrides, barbcqucs wi I h ncighlwrs, picnics, a day al a country fair or rodeo or a country dance. Farm and ranch activilics arc as varied as the farms, ranches anil ttic regions in which they are located. fnlcresled rock collectors nnd bird watchers can see dif- ferent types of these in differ- ent areas. Some places are close lo rivers and lakes for fishing ?nd swimming. Several types of. 1 i v in g accommodations arc available on different farms. Some farms have rooms available for rent right in the family home, sonic have collages or cabins on the farm, and some farms provide camping areas. In southern Alberta, several of each of these types of vaca- tions are available. Vcationers who want to stay in farm, homes have [he opportunity to do so at five places in southern Alberta. They range from a mixed farm at Clcnwood in southwest Alberta to a grain farm at Milk River, lo a cattle ranch at Lundbreek lo two ranches at Nanton. All these places offer activi- ties including fishing, swim- ming, camping, boating, riding tiorses and going on picnics. Each farm has some kind of animal oil it. Two housekeeping-type units arc available on southern Al- berta farms. One is on a ranch al Nanlon, and the oUiej- at a ranch at I.imclbrcck. Collages are tho living quarters on both places. Two lent and trailer camping accommodations are available. One is at a grain farm at Milk River, and the olhcr on a cattle ranch at Nanton, H o t h places offer meal arrange- ments. Anyone wanting more infor- mation on these places or sev- eral others in other parts al Alberta, eon write to Great West Vacations Association, P.O. ins, Dentlcy, Alta. NEW 6 and 8 ifiCii PROPELLER SHAFT AUGERS Available in 6 in. dia., 38 ft. longth 8 in. dia., 37, 43, 50, 56, 63, and 70 ft. lengths FOR DOLUR, MArflATH AUCEflS MDVE IT AND EASIER. COMPLETE PARTS STOCK SOID AND SERVICED ay fLllfCJI TJRE COMPLETE TIRE SALES 4 SERVICE 402 lii-Avt. South Phone 327-4886 jw 337-444J 1ETHBRIDGE BOW ISLAND Improper material use severly damages wheat J. .7. Agronomist Kesearcli Station Wheat seeded at a depth of inches in a field treated with Avndex, applied as a diixcd in pro planting treat- ment, was severely injured all because the material used and method of application were wrong for n crop. A barley crop, heavily infest- ed with will buckwheat, was treated at the four lo five leaf- stage with an eighl-cncc acid rate ot Banvel 3 (dic- amba-2, 4-D-mecoprop mixture) and .suffered severe injury incorrect rate and lime. Corn, grown on land intended for sugar beets tlic following year, was treated wilh alrazine at IVz pounds per acre before the corn emerged the- cor- rect treatment for the corn crop, but tha residual effort of I lie atrazinj would make II im- possible lo grow beets on the land the next year. These examples are actual case histories ol improper hcrb- ieide use. Had the information the product been fol- lowed, problems could liave avoided. Ii: Ibe case of the wheat crop, Avaciex BW should have liccn used as a harrowed post- 328-713] 405 33rd STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE t 1973 on AH New and Used COMBINES All New and Used SWATHERS AH New and Used BALERS All New and Used TRACTORS We have an excellent supply of USED COMBINES ot very COMPETITIVE PRICES. "See Us for a Today" of BARRCO EQUIPMENT LTD. ____________405 33rd STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE planting treatment. Banvel 3 was a rcason.-ihle choice for controlling wild buckwheat in the barley but should have Ijeen applied at a six-ounce rate when tlic crop was in the Iwo lo three-leaf stage of growth. To allow for the growing of a sugar-beet crop the following year, possible treatments could have Sulan or Lasso in the corn for control of annual grass weeds and either iianvcl 3 or lilattlcx for broadloaf annuals. Complete as label information may f. change in procedure or additional precaution occas- ionally may be necessary. Lab- el information should be sup- plemented with Uie applicable local recommendations avail- able in current bulletins and leaflets from the provincial de- partment-; of agriculture. Some of the items to be look- ed for on a label include the following: Ihe active chemical, type of formulation, and amount of acid equivalent or active inr're- dicnl; Crops In which material may used safely; Hate and time of applica- tion; Weeds that can be control- led by safe rates, and stages of weed growth when effective; Special mixing and appli- cation instructions includijig .spray volumes; How soon and what crops can be grown after treatment: and Precautions regarding lisa of crops by livestock and bu- rn ans. As the purchaser of a herbi- cide, you have paid for Iho label on (lie container as well as for Ihc weed killer in tha container. For full value, mako use of bolh of them. Head and heed the label. Combine ITie in- formation with that contained in other literature and with your own or ollicrs' experiences when using the product. Only then can you expect [n obtain maximum possible value and Iwnefit from the herbicide! you have purchased. Hereford sire lest program shows excellent calf crop The assurance of .-n exccllonl calf crop was received recent- ly in the first sel of result.-; laincd from the Alberta Here- ford Sire Test Program. Conception on one insemina- tion per cow from J3 different Hereford sires averaged 02 per cent, prior lo clean up bulls being used, according to figures released by the sponsoring AI- borla Hereford Association. Natural calving was the "by world" as no fewer than of (hose cows in calf to Hereford bulls calved without any assis- Only J4 calves or 2.95 per ccnl of the calves of the lotal cnlf crop required assistance of any kind at birth,