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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta inc kKinpniwviB Winter wheat has many advantages for South By DR. MARK GRANT Winter Wheat Specialist Winter wheat has many advantages as a crop for Southern usually outyielding spring wheat unless severe winterkilling occurs. Production of winter wheat in conjunction with spring wheat allows for a better seasonal use of farm VANEE LIVESTOCK LTD. FORT MACLEOD Direct line from Lethbridge 328-7331 328-3211 Dealers and Order Hogs Shipped Wednesday and Thursday COMPLETE CATTLELINER SERVICE We buy feeders on all markets in Alberta Contact us now for your feeder cattle. labor and machinery. Winter wheat is seeded in the fall and can be harvested about two weeks earlier than spring wheat. With adequate fall winter wheat gives protec- tion against soil erosion and aids in wild oat control. The most winterhardy varieties are Kharkov 22 and Yogo. Sundance and Winalta are the best adapted varieties for Southern Alberta. Sundance is superior to Winalta in yielding ability and winter-hardiness. Now Paul's got it all. Paul Maley has good reasons for using a Caterpillar D4D track-type tractor to farm 1400 acres m southern Alberta Some of Paul's reasons for using a Caterpillar unit instead of the conventional wheel tractor are based on the following facts ECONOMY During hours of operation the total repair costs were Fuel consumption is up to only 4 gallons per hour pulling a 24-foot cultivator or a 28-foot hoe drill at 5 miles per hour. Let's compare tire and undercarriage costs per hour m heavy loam soil conditions TRACK-TYPE TRACTOR Hours Turn pins and bushings 200 Rebuild rails install new pins and bushings Turn pins and 200 Replace under- carriage TOTAL .40 FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE TRACTOR 8-18.4 x 38 tires Life hours Cost per hour PERFORMANCE One major performance inefficiency in wheel tractors is excessive slipping of the drive and if wheel shp is noticeable there's at least slip occurring. Tests conducted have shown that tire slippage over is unacceptable due to excessive tire wear. Crawler tractors seldom exceeded and then only in first gear range. To reduce extra counter- dual-tire arrangements and tire ballast are often added. While this increases usable it creates problems like machine over- increased fuel additional equipment costs and increased soil compaction. COMPACTION Each time the ground is worked by a conventional wheel tractor there is approximately 5 times as much ground pressure exerted as by a resulting in increased soil poorer crop yields and goiter horsepower requirements to nrepare the seedbed. RESALE VALVE From compaiative tractor auction Caterpillar track-type tractors have traditionally had higher resale values Since track-type tractors lay their own they are actually smoother riding than wheel tractors. CATERPILLAR SA dbhp at at at at 2000 Operating Speeds -low-top approx. Ibs Ground SUPPORT R. Angus is your Caterpillar dealer m Alberta and the central Northwest Territories We are a service-oriented organization with over 600 invested m parts including Parts Exchange 24 hour parts 75 service trucks and 6 modern parts and service facilities here in Alberta. or come in and see us at your nearest R. Angus Alberta Limited operation. It you would like more information on Caterpillar track-type please mail this coupon to Product Research R. ANGUS ALBERTA LIMITED P.O. Box 2405. Alberta Calgary 243-2751 Peace River 624-1550 Hay River 874-6537 Inuvik 979-2551 Grande Prairie 532-8811 Red Deer 347-1106 Winalta is slightly earlier and superior in milling and baking characteristics. As both varieties are suscepti- ble to bunt the seed should be treated with a chemical recommended for bunt control. Winter wheat should be seeded at a depth of not more than IVz inches into a firm seedbed. Date of seeding is very important if best survival and highest yields are to be obtained. In Southern the recommended seeding period is from Sept. 1 to 15. Seeding before September 1 greatly increases the chances of losses due to wheat streak mosaic and root rot. Seeding after September 15 usually reduces yield and increases the chance of winterkill. Where cutworm infestations have been seeding may have to be delayed until after Sept. 15. This allows the soil crust to remain un- broken while the moths are attempting to lay their eggs. All varieties of winter wheat are susceptible to the wheat streak mosaic virus. this dis- ease can be controlled by proper cultural practices. Both the and the mite that carries can only survive on living wheat or barley plants. The control consists of eliminating all sources of the disease. ROOM BOARD USED CARS Cardston Motors is pricing Fine Used Cars at low prices ...to move them out COME INrfcND CHECK OUt PRICES WE SAVE MONEY See our Many Used Truck Values More arriving each week. JUST ARRIVED 1968 GMC Van Rebuilt good rubber low mileage. 1970 Ford Vz very tight. 2 used Ford ton THESE WILL GO FASTI For uasd Car and Truck Valqe See Park Strata 653-2412 Frank Dawaberry 653-4250 or Phone us at CARDSTON MOTORS LTD. AAAA Bov ;