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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD December 1971 as scapeg oat ALLEN TOLY District Agriculturist ditors note Toiy ii district agriculturist fur Municipal District of centred in Clares Kcently nm across an arii in n well known United es publication that 1 thought ick very close to wtore agri nre stands The publisher of this maga Why is the used as n scape Tis question being by fanners from all over he Fanners are tired il Ivjing blamed for high food 11 unsatisfactory govern rnt p ro r a in pesticide fcedlot and lie lack of safely in operation if We have countered uih a de fence of agriculture made the farmer cut to Int super Agriculture is far and away the most most most competitive seg ment of our Thc economic influence of agriculture spreads over many If you want to test this for invest in a rubber stamp This bill Bertha antiy worms I occur in 1972 What effect is this years oni iicak of bertha army worms likely to have on next years 11 erops I here is no clear cut answr to this question because such factors ai parasites mid diseases all play a signifi cant the chances ire that these worms will he problem again next it infestation statistics recorded over the past 40 years are any thing Io go by Thc first appearance of ber tha army worms in western Canada occurred in Since ihnt light infestations have occurred as follows 1921 22 102730 194044 194748 lBa5fi 196263 and Intil the relatively recent largoscale production of rape sccil in this bertha army worms attacked flax and a number of vegetable Wheat Pool pays In keeping with their policy by members from the Pool Pool ownership in the hands of and LS active Pool delegates pcr cent jn at tleir 49th annual meeting In addition Io pa have authorized the purchase of cash patronage refunds These insects overwinter as pupae in the and emerge as moths during June and They lay 200 Io 300 eggs each under the leaves of the host Weeds such as pigweeds and lambsquarters are also choice The eggs hatch in i about 10 days and produce greenish worms which feed on As the worms they turn black and reach a length of from one to IVi II is at this stage that they are usually first noticed in rape seed This approximately representing eight to 10 per cent of the rape seed grown in suffer ed army worm Dam age varied from an average of five to 10 per cent to as high as 100 per cent in heavilv in payment of fested The arcas Pool members ownership serves totalling totalling Reserves will be purchased from several membership cat These include the es t Ues of deceased Alberta Wheat Pool pa tronage refund cheques will bc issued in tile spring of members who have quit following completion of re One blind sheep where did he go of in G members who arc lifi cf age and on a membership number individual and corporate mem Reserves purchased on the membership number ba sis recognize the age of tho membership rather than Ihe age of the Cheques covering reseve serve purchases which will be in Farm wages increased affected were the central park lands belween Red Deer and Three Hills and northeast to the Saskatchewan One third Saskatchewans entire rapeseed acreage ap proximately acres was attacked by bertha army but damage in Mani toba was What can rapeseed growers do to protect their crops against attacks from these insects next summer There appears to be nothing apart from making sure to check rapeseed fields as soon as the pods start Early detection of army worms will enable growers to spray was paid by a farmer or This bill was paid by a rancher and use it on all your cheques and 1 Over 40 per cent of I the businesses in the country will eventually see your mes Fanners in the larger com mercial units feed up to 5G3 with the average being around Even at t levels of Ihe mediocre North American agriculture is abun i protein efficient and tech 1 nologically In a time when labor con stantly asks more for doing and tfor inclination of big 1 business is to run for shelter from agriculture j has stood as a business Inch could compete in world markets making a But arent we just stooges j Why should agriculture forever j be on the outside looking in Why cant we announce a price increase to cover our increased costs and protect our profit margins Wiry cant we demand costofliving clauses in our con tract wih the nation to fcnd and clothe it Why should we always be helping the nation wlen the others around us are bettering their own lot at the j expense of the i There is no answer to of There never has Agriculture will remain frag feeding off itself watch the livestock man root for 51 corn if you dont believe We do what we do because ive love or that is what we tell each But we send our children to school so ihey can do somelhing We io il because we feel that farming is a worthwhile way In and its its nice lo feel So we are a mixed full of We are tired of being unsure we are sup erstars and half suspect we have Iwen The truth whatever our we are We have earned the right to assert our importance with pride and Like any other we wont gel much Bu the country cannot stand with out i The Alberta Wheat Pool will area west of Calgary has shown jheRame and Ihe habitat fiom patronage refimds up the shortcomings of present lha mudl cf to member game policies in the province Even year cattlemen laced with largescale losses of cattle during the hunting son either from deliberate ac tion by rustlers or from acci dental killing by irresponsible he We know that most hunters are reasonable and responsible says but under present legislation we have no way of distinguishing between those we en n trust and those whom we can This means that there is in creasing friction between ranch ers and hunters and also tiiat problem con Id be resolved by government initiating new poli cUK respecting the rights j landowners and j Landowners who had the I right to know who was on their kind iiid why they were there world be much less likely to post their We look to the provincial Grade 12 subjects are offered j before the worms have a chance purchases will begin to be at college on a trimester to destroy the A heavy in sued in a few i system to assist adults 18 festation of bertha army worms years and over lo complete 1 can destroy a whole field of high school requirements or to rapeseed in a couple of ling to pa1 achieve entrance requirement entomologist Irons who did business the Pool in the 197071 f Pool delegates authorized refunds of in cash and in wiih j o a C0ncgei technical institute with the Alberta department of crop or university I reports that the Thc i pest control branch hopes to menccs to dawn and dis s this mailer with all con cerned said Mills Out of such discussions eeuld develop new policies which would both prelect the On their deliveries of rye and rapeseed to the Pool last crop members will receive refunds cf cents a bushel in cash and cents a bushel in reserve credits for a total savings of 1C cents a Ke On the same grains pur chased from members by the Pool fcr use as the pa Runcimaii reelected 6 and finishes j check moth populations next March with English I June to get some idea of wheth physics 30 and mathemaj er or not there is likely to be tics 30 being The tuij another outbreak of army j I tion fee is per Do partment of education examina1 What about the beet web tions are written and worm situation This is a dif high school credits are assign fcrcnt These worms are around even and a heavy Offered in a college setting i infestation one year does not with residential accommodation i necessarily mean that there available this program provides j will be a severe outbreak the an excellent opportunity for following As with the landowner and his cattle and tronage refund is four per cent adults to rectify educational j bertha army environ also entire that hunting con of the dollar n adc up of i mental parasities tiniK1 to be not just 15 cert in cash and j Further information and apand diseases all play a signi more and more land is being to this generation but for generper cent in And on plication forms are available ficant role in population num poted against IL also i aliens to he field crop chemicals purchased I from the registrar at I Runciman of Aber was reelected president of United Grain Growers Limited by the 12 month Board of He tas been president since Allan Smith of Red was clecled first i Banks of and Trapp of were elected second vicepresi elected to lie executive committee were Runci Newly elected members of the board are and Omi Reports from 4H clubs Cold hardiness in plants Plant Physiologist The severity and duration of Canadian winters limit the number of crops and ornamen tals that can be Thc main cause of this limitation is the inability of plants to with stand low In most woody plans cold hardi ness develops gradually as n result of and lowering Short er days trigger leaf fall and dormancy and bring about jor physiological changes in the not the leas of is a great increase in to low As tem peratures decrease further the ability of the plant Io with Kuryrifd named director of the animal industry diusion of the Alberta department of has announced I he ap of Miles Kumial is supervisor of illum Kurvvia replaces Itrucc vlio resigned re cently to become manager of the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Horn on a farm in the Taher Kunvial completed his high schooi He graduated a in agri culture from Ihe of AllXTla in UGft and obtained his in animal nutrition from university in i stand cold At i Research Station 1 we are using winter wheat to study the mechanisms involved in this second or tempprature dependent phase cf cold hard j This plant docri not ex luhit the true dormancy that shortening days induce in ether j Mort chemical processes in catalyzed by cer j proteins called j The proprrtirs of cnxymc in j which hydroly7es suc change in Kharkov win tcr wheat to de i We are j therefore invertase to discover chntipop oc 1 Wr foiuid lhat invrriapft in consists of a group of several each of which can The pro 1 portions of these different in vertise ehaniie in re to temperature at the pianls are Our sep lie in at lemp o that these chan ges n proportions cause the ob seized in I Hy I h a t 1 in individual en loins and search in t fcr Ihcii1 hope to dis cover tbe nieehauisins in volveri in cold These pubaby funetinn in many of our crop nnd una Miena This us in discovering h iarreae of plants cui prmui sue rossfuily in many repicas of The Lethbridge 4H Light Horse Club lield its Annual 411 Awards Banquet at the Ba sils Catholic Church with Nancy Boulton as Trophy awards were present ed as follows Champion horse by Bonnie trophy donated by Ken Hudson Reserve I inc trophy donated by Downtown Lions Club donated by Anderson Family Public donated by Sam Nishikawa Family Record donated by Southern Feeds Efficiency Award Brian donated by Art Wil liams Travel Agencies Best Groomed Mc donated by Batons Pec Wee Public Speaking donatwl by Southern Stationers Pee Wee Record donated by Southern jStationcrs and Pec Wee I Nishi donated by Rilev and Denccky and Purvis each received a shield from the club memlwrs for Displays and talks on West ern and English musical and films wrappcd up Ihe enjoyable RKIOHTKR rOHKMOST The 3rd annual mooting of the Short Crass 4H Beef Club was held on Patricia HerbM led Ihe pledge and tlio roll call was answered by giving the club for lund rais Il was decided to have a Chrislnvis Parly A lobogpaning party will Ix held al At G a Pot Luck games i and a sock We will also ex change Christmas This parly will only be open to mem I leaders and Following the meeting Con stable Lee Finnely from Fore most attachment of RCMP spoke to us on driving Also Mike Fauth gave a talk on Club Week at Eldon Dix son gave a demonstration on how to make a rope CLUB REPORTER Debbie CLARESHOLM Thc December meeting of the Claresholm 4H Beef Club was held at in the Pro vincial Building in The meeting was opened by president Glen The mem bers answered roll call with the I weight of their A Iwwling party for the club members and parents xvas plan ned for the Christmas There will be a toboggan party held in An educational tour for members was discuss Bill gave an interesting report on his summer trip to Goldcye miles west of Rocky Mountain Wes club led a i hoof judging Pictures of heifers were shown and all I club members participated in i judging CLtlt KKPOUTKK Lorna LKTIIlWinOECOALDALK The meeting of the Ulh brkigeCoaklale 411 Beef Club was held 1ft al Ihe United Church Hall in The meeting was called to order by Karen pledge was recited by Keg Os mond and Judy The roll call was the ueight of your The ngendn nnH Imnks were handed The minutes of Itx last meeting were read and Discussion on reulene it was decided that we use it once Discus sion on donating money follow It was decided that a dona tion he given to the Sunrise Ranch in Tim Christ keeping the Marshalls Auto Wreckers trophy for efficiency the Western Metal Fabricators trophy for top judging and ex am and cocp trophy for high point on achievement Joan Pavan came away with two trophies Riley and Mc Church Gifts were to bc exchanged among mem Fund raising ideas were Vasclenak mas party is to be held on Cormact trophy for top record if at oclock at tho United keeping and Bridge City Pet Bond gave her re port on her journey to Boze Vasclenak gave her report on the conference in Ed roleum Distributors trophy for high point on achievement In appreciation to our lead Joe Pavan and Merl volunteered to keep the raffle Eaves the club members bought a gift for each Karen Eisenbarth presented the leaders with the Each leader received a belt buckle j One minute speeches with heir name and their posi followed Supimoto explain1 tion they hold in the Joe i ed efficiency CLUB REPORTER Ricky Hrnnac the Leibbridge Foot hills 4H Light Horse Club held their annual awards banquet at Pavan is the leader and Merle Eaves is the assistant Merle Eaves was presented with a ten year certificate by Milo Our guest speakers were Milo Barfuss of the department of youth and David Clark from the Iethbridgc Community the Marquis Donna Pavan who was our j past president welcomed every There were 52 people at the one that attended the Virginia Holmes said grace and i I then everyone sat lo I After the awards were j Joe Pavan was i tho master of Bonnie McEwcn won n tro phy for the lop senior i trophy was donated by the Marquis Hotel and presented by Peter Debbie Pahara won a trophy tlie top junior Tia trophy was donated by Hauley Al Trucking awl i I his trophy was presented liy lion i Donna Pavan look most of the silverware with five troph including the Hob Farson CLUB HKPORTERi Bill HILLSPRIXG The Hillspring Silver Springs 4 II Light Horse Club recently j held a reorganization At this meeting Marion Draper was elected The vice president is Kicky and secretary is Kay The club reporter is Sandra CLUB j Si Fox MANY RESEARCHEKS The total number of univrri and Family trophy lor effort j sitybased researchers in the and cooperation Ihe United i health sciences in Canada uow j Feeds Irophy for is estimated to Iw CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE SHOWROOM 2nd Ave and 8th Street OK LOT 2nd and 9th Street Phone 3273148 ;