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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Augull 30, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAIQ _ 15 Crop reports from throughout southern Alberta farmers arc growing 15 bushels; and flax, subsoil moisture is 15 bushels per practise. The one inch reaching 90 bushels and early pea crops wei spring wheat on and we sure need a far as the insect rain on Aug. 23 did no dam- dryland 40 bushels; rye, good. Laler ones did n for pastry per bushel is lo replace il. Last and rapesecd are to gram crops in the (it is mostly grown as well because when bi The 1971 crop harvest in is necessary to average considering dry, and the winter there doesn't appear to acres of tall rye flax, 15 watered in the hot wealht Warner area is at least 75 wheat. NYine has been and not heavy. Bertha army worms area has is very little peas suffered and las cent seeded crops mostly dry and in infestation wilh the 30 bushel average rapesecd, to Harvesting is ei Harvesting operations started a bit later this year but wheal Ls expected to average 25 bushels per from lack of moisture and weighed was 2 G9 inches of rain, July, .77, Aug., .10 until normally associated rapeseed seems to be being trucked to Calgary on the dryland and going up to about 20 bushels to lie- completed h Aug. 30. Ihe ideal wealher none lias been delivered to the cold, late when we got .53 than is all swathed, nnd crops estimates aj harvest is almost finished. However, because of Hie prolonged heat and drought conditions many crops ripened prematurely and therefore Ihe yields are down about 10 per cent over yet. Rapesecd lias pained popu-larily with several growers Lhis year. Difficulty in harvesting when winds blow the swaths or storms cause shelling limits Ihc acreage and pasture was Iwlow average. The second cutting has shown improvement. Surface moisture is very poor with subsoil moisture fair. Conditions are very dry in the Cardston area ES harvesting swings inlo full gear. The fall wheat is about 90 per cent complsted; IS Average yields for the Stavcly districl are: winter wheat, 25 bushels per acre; spring wheat, 22 bushels; oals, 47 bushels; barley, 40 cent combined. Yields of 25 bushels average ranged from 20 ot 30 on double summerfa -lowed land. Acreage was unchanged from lasl year following Ihe cutback due to over-supply. Oats are 40 per cent beels look better than average and particularly compared lo Issl year. Some farmers estimate Iheir crops may reach 20 tons per acre. The hot wealher wilh waler applied has made ideal growing better than average, 'iliere has been an increase proljlem with Ihe polato bug Crops hnd to he spraye twice. Some years one sprai ing is sufficient. If this is n done Die bugs eat up tile vine Average yields for Ihis district arc: winter wheat 30-35 bushels: spring wheat. 25 bushels; durum 30 bushels; oats 55 bushels; barley 35-40 bushels; rye 25 bushels; flax 12 bushels; rapeseed 20 bushels; mustard 23 bushels per acre. The quality of grain is for Ihis crop which is averaging 20 bushels to the acre. All is delivered lo Ellison Mill in LeU'bridge. Oats have suffered most from high temperatures this summer. Fifty five bushels is an estimated yield lliis year IniL a good yield is yields for the Cow-ley district are: winter wheal, ;iO bushels per acre; barley, 40 buslieis per acre. The hay crop is poor this year. Some barley and fall wlical was baled for feed. No spring wheat is being harvcs'cd to of the barley; 20 per cent of the rapeseed; and Ihe rye is finished. There is some shrinkage in Ihe barley kernels. Average yields for this dis-Iricl are: winter wheat, 32 bushels per acre; spring ivheat, none harvested; 30 bushels; flax, 16 bushels. NANTON Harvesting is well under way in the Nanlon dislrict and commenced about Ihe same time as in yielding BO bushels as compared wilh a dislrict long-lime average of BO. Barley 95 cent harvested yielded 45 bushels against an average of GO. No acreage change reported for oats and barley. Acreage of rapesecd is up 50 per cent, yielding 20 was noted lhat' farmers have more and bolter sprinkling equipment. The definite date when harvesting of beets will commence has nol yet been announced by the Canadian Sugar Factory officials. Ilarvesl-ing usually begins the Acreage in potatoes is dow some. Processing plants it quested the cut in spring b mer. The recent rain will rye, 35 using either they actually are in technical of June this year compare) vide for seeding of fall crop is too late for Ihe of flax has begun. Soft wheal is wailing for Sim mental or Brown Swiss averaging: spring wheal, 18 bushels; barley, of a year earlier. Portuguese immigranls wen rrain. Pastures should be has lieen one of (.tie rye, 20 bushels only major European grou irovcd for fall grazing. on irrigated farms 1 If M and driest summers for flax harvested (CP) to arrive at the sam jay crop was gaud much beets and potatoes small black as last year, with a total o spring rains. A marked increase of 200 beels look exceptionally good. Pens rre 50 per of the winter wheat is combined and alxnit 50 lack of rain has left surface moisture good but a good rain would speaking for irrigalion crops the hot suck planl juices from the growing" crops, have entering Canada before tin end of June. The total at th cert in rapesecd crops is Beans, corn and Ihe spring grains moisture is poor land pastures are resulted in good crops by 20 per cent in point lasl year was liis season over last year, i aloes look good but harvest we have hr.d very was done soon soulh of Ihe increase wheat 15 per cent increase, jarley 10 per cent with oals, rye and flax the same as lie for another month Average yields lor Ihis dis-Thero is plenlv of forage. U-itl are: winter wheat 17 to 20 with (.lie second cutting of al- Juslicls per .-.ere, although settled crops arc suffering from the dry conditions far more than early seeded bul the livestock are looking good despite the burned enough. The recenl reins were loo late for (he grain outbreak is local not Likely to ighlly from Ihe United Sia e with the total reaching 10.31 nearly completed. Tire farmer s u m merfal 1 the recenl rain is no shortage of Aug. 25 about 40 per with the 9, (41 last year. is holding but needs rain. a lm> in a row and Uvcslnck ire fil rnore than 30 bushels some of Ihese late this is also an irrigation the wheat and (10 per cent of the barley, was of agriculture and the Al-jcrta Wheat Pool said than half of the immi grants sellled in Ontario but the Extreme hot weather m average one-inch rain- acre; spring wheat, 15 to rain slopped was coming of the cutbacks is (or Ihe province wa and August reduced yield recently helped moisture bushels per acre; oats, .13 a day but farmers are Aboul 30 per cent of by rotation of 9, COO less than last year .he quality of mailing bringing lo inch- C'R: I'arley 30 to 35 the fields now. 10 per cenl of the of the insecls with 10.147 new arrival. Early crops are yielding for the amount since May Tnrre wasn't any rye or the average is late summer crop 90 per cenl of Ihe rye several weeks and they (lie end of June, and Britisl o 70 bushels per acre bul Subsoil moisture has been finds the Tabcr combined. All the rye spread quickly from with 9.070, both re not acoepl.'ihle for are. in good native pasture is advanced in Ihe ccivofl nearly more Best yields of BO Ihe grass is all so Ihe forage supply is with crop was reported that adult tlirip lays last year. els per acre arc on "P lo be from below average be less than last the crop is eight lo allow while stubblcd1 in .Most people had a good yields should be close yields for the high and the young s in txtmond and i crop this year as there were for this district: the hot arc: winter Ihe head of the planl MEET Fall wheat is going 35 lo is under way wilh bad spring wheat, 35 bushels per July and August, per acre, which is in stunted seeds or (CP) -More mshcls with 50 bushels being well inlo swath- The hay crops were a wheat, 25 bushels turning out quite crop; spring wheat, animals winter in 100 checker players from irrc reported on several and combining. below average in tons oals, 50 bushels irrigation is not 20 and irrigation going stubble, are not Canada and the northern irate fields. Drought yields arc: spring acre, hut there were barley 40 bvshels and where waler is 75 bushels; oats, 50 bushels; ble lo spraying and Elates will gather here n July caused shcrlcr r> bushels; oals, seeded in (he last rye, 40 bushels land heavy on in-jp.Tl.ion about allnck different (i for Ihe Canadian oncii and shrunken barley, 35 flax, 15 bushels per by spraying arc wilh some top grain. checker ACCORDION GUITAR ORGAN WE SUPPLY THE INSTUMENTS FOR HOME PIANO DRUMS PRACTISE DURING OUR "BEGINNERS TRIAL COURSES" MUSIC MUSIC J LESSONS V PRUEGGERS PRUEGGERS 3f IESSONS ACCORDION COLLEGE ACCORDION COLLEGE LTD. LTD. ;