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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 LETHBRrDGE HERALD July 1974 A Hacks grass in Peace River Plant disease makes pathologist essential Dr John Davidson won't make house calls to farms in this Peace River district but will come runn- ing to a farmer's field if he's told a new crop dis- ease has been discovered. Dr Davidson is a plant doctor a plant pathologist at the federal agriculture research sta- tion the first since the station was founded m 1917 Prior to his arrival in plant diseases were studied by visiting pathologists and samples were sent to laboratories elsewhere for study. But the emergence of a disease that was causing major problems in one of the region's most impor- tant crops resulted in his appointment. The disease that it essential that a full-time pathologist be located was stem I-spot in THE PROFIT MACHINE The Angus Cow for... of Sun burned udders mothering ability of calving So let an Angus Cow perform for you and give more live pounds of beef to sell -COMING EVENTS- Patronize the Lethbridge 4H SHOW AND SALE _________July 8-9-10_________ SOUTHERN ALBERTA ABERDEEN ANGUS Jerry Vlrginillo President Ph. 345-4211 CLUB Mrr Edith Hochslein Sec.-frei9. Bos Pincher Creek creeping red a grass The disease has become important only during the last seven or eight years and was on a field scale in 1967 and since then has been expanding Dr Davidson said. is important because 95 per cent of the creeping red fescue seed grown in Canada is produced in the Peace River region He said the disease can result in as much as 80 per cent of the seed production being lost His research has a huge impact on the economic well-being of this huge area covering northwestern Alberta and the northeastern British Columbia region He also is studying a root rot problem in the oilseed another big money- maker for Peace country farmers Well-known in other it is not well-known in rapeseed and Dr Davidson is working to provide the first complete description of the disease first came to our attention when a local Ken saw his rape plants were lifted out of the ground by strong winds he examined them he found only one inch or less left of the taproots The rest had dis- integrated and root rot was the culprit Dr Davidson said it has not yet been determined which of the organisms he DISC BRAKE SERVICE CENTRE We machine DISC ROTORS and stock new Brake and Repair Parts for Disc BRAKE DRUM MACHINING AND GRINDING New Oversize Brake Linings and Brake Parts available from stock. FAST For complete details BAALIM WHOLESALE 205 10th Street South Phone 327-8587 or the GARAGE or SERVICE STATION NEAREST has isolated caused the dis- ease. this is our top priority and will be the key to tackling the disease in the After conducting his own survey of rapeseed fields in the Peace River Dr. Davidson found only one field not infected most root rots which tend to increase in seventy with successive this one can be bad where the rapeseed was never grown he said. Never again Walter Pullen and his wife examine a lawn chair made of horse- shoes at the Wood- home Mr. Pullen used horse- shoes from around the one from the horse ridden by Lome Greene in the television Bon- construct the 50-pound chair. But he said he'd never build another one- it takes too much time. TEST STVTION recently at New A new Agriculture Ont The new station Canada ROP test station' replaces the facilities in for swine wis opened Ont STILL SELLING FOR STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Streets. Phone 327-3024 LETHBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL BREEDERS Phone Daily 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 327-8822 Stockyards Alberta MAINE-ANJOU 22608 EPINAL ymportedfrom PINAL 1MAA25 CMAA50. Calved Feb. 1971 wt. Ibs. at 30 months of age. Bred by Henry France. This promising bull is from a leading herd in France. His dam was Champion Female of the Breed as a young cow. He is liked by all who see him. ilflhlA from nil and all Maior Bull ;