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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta Profitable Seed Growing rJ (1) The Queen and Princess Mary .visit school chidreu at Mathnm Road, South West London. (2) Coster Fancy Dress Ball at Portman Rooms, London South, England, in aid of charily. Ice cream and booth. (3) Lacrosse Match at Paddington, .An incident in'the game between Lee and Willoughby. (4) The Hortib Secretary decides to prevent money being sent to fraudulent sweepstakes promoters abroad.' This picture shows work involved. Each basket contains let- tere.''. yrill be returned t0 (5) Highland MacLaine of T__i_ n 1 '___ _ 1.1. _ __. _t _ ture. (6) Highland of the Ar- .gyle and Sutherland Highlanders playing tha bride and-groom avray'from the The Coming Seed Producing Area S, lite mere are great possibilities In Use growing of seed on the irrigable lands of Southern Alberia'b'ai-ata ;videnced by the auccttscs obtained last year. On several firms In dif- ferent part.-, of Hie irrigated arei El small pieces of land have baen're- served for growing seed during the last few teasous. The success of Doa H. Bark, Suuerintendsnt of Inisa- tion Branch ol the C.P.R., along thece lines in previous yeans iiae, no doubt, Induced'many others to try need srowirig, and in much scei! grown, with considerable profit on irrigated land in lite dbtricU roanding Strathmorc and Coaldale. Up to now teed trowing has per- haps received more attention in the Iirook.1 district than in the otter parts of the irrigated r.rea. Alfalfa, and grain have beon chiefly No doubt th'o greatest suc- cess .last Mason war, that of J. u. Strong, wlio farms five miles nortli of Brooks. a two year old field containing eleven acres of Grimm al- Mr. Strong thrashed bu- shtls of The qupjity ot.tho seeil may be judged from tie fact that at tie British Columbia Seed Fair" held at Kamloops .latter part of Janolry tiis pt it was awarded the first prize, and they Bto-rr ezcdlcnt Bccd in llritiah Co- lumbia; Strong's crop basjbcen sold for oIjTbiy-fivc cents to a pound, to lliat the proceeds r'rbm this iteld'ol sloven .icrea was ILoysand freni fSeed 'alone, Mr. Slrffiig's was oneof tho largest" fields of oced grown, "and hltf Is interesting proves that- the rosulta .others arc 'obtaining on fields of ono or two acres can be du- plicated on larger areas. -'Up (p DOW farmers have been" scnil. tnainly for their own reniiireinents eeldom'.hnvinjt morelian an'sicto anil oitfn less. For two years in succes- sion Mr. Dark groifn alfa'fn on an ncro of-land at the fl.l'.rt. de- monstration fann at Drcok'.i." From IhLi acre in SOS jxraods of rc- clcaned marketable seed wsji obtabi- cd. This seed was nolrl tor fifty cents a pound.' In M10 the fieH prddna'rt 740 pounu.H of rc-cleancd Rceil. Is belns cold to farmers in tlio dis- trict at mvtnty-flvs cents n pnund .-.Hlioii.rh in the market It would bring a dollar a value of til's seed ana tho liay bar- vested on Ihfs acre of land in Ihn EC-ajjons Iz consldernbly more lhan one thousand dollars.' (Irowln? clover seed is also prov- ing very profitable. A three- Quarter aere Held at Tillcy, east nf last, year produced six bushels of red clover sect] to the acre. seed is worth more tJitvn sljty-flvo c pound, lit .brtc hiii'.arcd to .t .to" tfeho SiccV Sb'pw Jield'st .t was first Well its.-Juallty. for this was won In .cpnipstitroH.with seed crown, in oiio'.nf sccO in the i A UIIM ricrc fiolil .clover a yic-liV-pf t-ir. return of, nip'jo. Iba'n-t-wri- (loilara tlie acrfc. clover oh "ii aMVithriU .aire Held al 'i'llley hail a sicld-ijf slielr, lifty, A dollarn an c.nrc was obtSiuW'Irpm these three and n-HM-iv.tcs.Ttiv similar rcauUj can also be oblalneir on larger fields shown by bar at a rtturn of more than TC3l UScn (rcm nlnctesn and a hall ?B of vihHfi fjV.-cc-L tlio C.P.K. Farm it Tlllcy, fijld yielded ils of seed, whkli was aold or an average price o( tlilrty cents pound. The total returns for thr. Icld nioro thai} ,3M, or 82SS for each acre. I'erhaps the most Rlgnlficant site- C055 in the growing of grain for seed has been that of itobcrt Sangslor, who lias prizo of S500-for. thn best -'ncre-ot wheat sroivn from .Mr. Kangslrr's iicro proHueLd fitsfj- six and a half bushels of gfalnV.oi five Imslicla more tlian tlial ol !lils nearest competitor. triio district In which this 'scei! was iiroivn a corntr of an ana of three iiuarlcrs of a million acres of Irrijjable lani ;