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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE 1ETHMID6I WM10 March Wl jj unmaa n RESEARCH STATION Effective April 1 New grains act proclaimed Losses from crop disease HARPER Plant Pathologist Diseases reduce the profit abiEty of agricultural crops by reducing the yield and value of ihe Further production costs are increased by the added expense of controlling the The losses caused by such diseases as stem rust of wheat and late blight of pota toes often are obvious and se In root rots and certain virus diseases develop inconspiciously and heir ef fects on the crop are often at tributed to poor growing con Over a period of years losses from these in sidious diseases may be great er than those that result from the infrequent epidemics of devastating Seedborne diseases such as some of the cereal smuts and halo blight of beans can pass by almost unnoticed in the growing when seed from a diseased crop is planted severe losses may en Grain produced from dis eased crops has a low market value because it is unsuitable as The symptoms of leafspot thig diseases often are obvious on the affected When leaf spots appear only on the older which are con tributing little to the growth of the loss in yield of grain cr roots is likely to be if the leaves are an important part of the yield or appearance of the product the value of the crop may ba seriously reduced even though the yield may be unaf The grower can often avoi disease losses by forethough He can Plant seed known to be free from disease organ isms or of a variety resistan to treat the seed t prevent infection of the cro by organisms carried on the surface of the rotat cups to minimize disease from soilborne The benefit derived from disease control expenditur must be greater than the loss that would be sustained from the disease or the costs of con The losses in yield ant quality from many disease at educatec Research is now un denvay at Canada Agriculture Research Stations at Left bridge and elsewhere to obtain accurate assessments of losses from the diseases of our ma jor At Lethbridge we are pri marily concerned with dis eases of alfalfa forage potatoes and sugar Results of our studies will provide uptodate information on what diseases cause the greatest losses to crops aiid whether contro measures now used are ade quate to prevent The pinpointing of diseases for which more effective contro measures are needed wil stimulate the research needec to provide As our knowledge of the ef fect of disease on crop yield expands we will be better able to or at least pre crop Agribusiness calendar March 8 Granum Horse and hoof care clinic commences March 8 Medicine Hat Grain corn production meeting March 89 Edmonton Annual Bapeseed Canada March 911 Olds Farmstead mechanization days March 10 Raymond Irrigation sprinkler and surface systems March 1012 Edmonton Provincial servie board con ference March 1020 California Vegetable growers tour spon sored by Calgary Power March 11 Claresholm New forages and rangeland reno vation sainfoin and other introduced hay species March 16 Cardston Forage management school series commences March 1617 Pincher Creek Rural leadership and public speaking short course Registrations close March 15 March 1618 Lethbridge Southern Alberta swine show and sale March 19 Taber Agricultural and business management short course March 19 Lethbridge Alberta Wheat Pool delegates meeting March 1921 Lethbridge sponsored science fair March 18 Cardston Commercial and hobby fish farming meeting March 18 Claresholm Rapeseed production and market ing meeting March 2026 Olds Pesticide Herbicide applicators training school March 2227 Lethbridge Weeklong agrorama program at Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion including March 2223 Lethbridge Annual meeting and short course Alberta Branch Canadian Seed Growers Association March 2125 Lethbridge Annual seed fair and machinery show March 25 Lethbridge Grain marketing short course March 27 Lethbrdge The Beef Industry in the 70s Seminar March 31 Edmonton Alberta Egg and Fowl Marketing Board meeting March 31 Pincher Creek Wills and Estates and farm law Registrations close March 29 March 31Apnl 2 Lethbndge Spring bull show and sale Apnl 59 Pincher Creek Horse and hoof care clinic Registrations close March 15 The new Canada Grain passed by Parliament late last has been proclaimed ef fective April Bud Ol federal minister of agri announced Regulations and the neces sary orders are now being pre pared to be effective April 1 The new Act will allow for a greater degree of flexibility within the grain handling in Olson Canada must be in a posi tion to be able to rapidly re spond to customer demands to hold its place in international grain The new Act enables the Governor in Council to re vise grains grades after ad vance On the basis of information about customer demands as supplied by the Canadian grades of number 1 hard and wheat board and extensive re number 1 and number 2 north the board of grain com era would no longer apply at missioners has recommended the country five new grades of red spring Tnsy woud wheat to replace the present a new grade to be called num into eight The government plans to spring her 1 Canada western red phase new grades into opera tion over the next two starting with the new crop Effective the The government also plans to introuce regulations to pro Agricultural extravaganza planned for late March minal elevators on the basis of protein Second in a series Farm income tax important facts Question If I am forced to Answer Not unless the li By Regional Extension Colleges Alberta of A real agricultural extrava ganza is shaping up for the latter part of March in Leth While some of the traditional events will be back to make up part of the nineday series of there are several new virtually every agen cy connected with agriculture in any has been The focal point will be south ern Alberta but there are im plications for and participation Tom every The program has grown to the point that something of interest will be coming off for young or city or fanner or busi researcher or educat and exhibitor and consum er Starting on the policy we understand that Bud federal minister of ag riculture and Otto min ister in charge of the Canadian vheat board will be in the city on March 19th to outline cur ent changes regarding grain quotas and related top These are open sessions ponsored by the Alberta Vheat March 20th and 21st will fea ure the annual science fair sponsored by the Lettbridge Branch of the Alberta Institute f Certainly most of these exhibits are beyond the stjpe of agriculture but these technology and agriculture are insepar The Alberta Branch of ihe Canadian Seed Growers Associ ation are holding their annual meeting and short course in conjunction with the Lethbridge Seed Fair and machinery ex Seed growers from ac ross the province will deliber ate on future trends and oppor tunities hi their and at the same try to dis or share honors with well known local names at perhaps Western Canadas best seed show at the Lethbridge Pavili meetings and the Business Canadian Seed Growers Asso ciation Short Course take place March 24 Combined printed programs and prize lists are being mailed out or are available at most Agricul tural For a look behind the scenes and beyond the farm on March 25th the emphasis shifts o the business of grain mar Among the most know ledgeable people in the busi ness have been engaged to speak and discuss topics such as the operation and function of the line elevator and termi nal system the operation of he grain exchange grain transportation and the actual business of world trade by a representative of one of the major exporting Warble infested cattle to be refused at auction markets The head of the Alberta services inspection has an ounced that after April 1 any attle with visible signs of war les will be rejected at public uction markets unless they ar accompanied by a state saying that they have wen treated for warbles with n the last 30 This says must contain the owners his the date the Jiimals were the ame of the product used and e owners The owners of cattle which ave and which have at been treated before beiig to an auction wiil ave three choices of hey can take the animals back to their they can have them marketed for slaughter only or they can have them treated at the Cattle treated at the market can be sold on condition that the auctioneer announces that they have been treated with a systemic insecticide and that they cannot be sold for slaugh ter within the next 30 The present explains has been adopted in response to a request by the Alberta Warble Control Com mittee that action be taken to prevent the reinfestation of warble free This committee anticipated that 60 per cent of the mu nicipalities in the province will be engaged in warble control programs this Srand deadline March 31 March 31 is the deadline for enewing all livestock brands After that date it ill be necessary to have the rand the provin department of agricul ires brand reports lat a large number of regis red brand owners have not their renewal forms hich Section 22 of the Brand Act states Any person who or aids or assists in branding any stock with a vent or mark which has not been recorded under the provisions of this act or which has been cancelled Sprinklers boost Production Are you in the livestock or dairy business Or have you suitable land and a market or alfalfa or other forage crops Do you have access to surplus water To ensure greater use sprinkler irrigation Sprinkler irrigated pastures can provide increased beef production on the same It can double your yield of It conserves water and Sprinkler irrigation can provide moisture where other methods cannot For further mail this coupon Our Agricultural Sales Repre sentative will be pleased to assist CALGARY POWER I would like further information on Sprinkler To Calgary Power Box Calgary shall be guilty of an offence mailed out last j and shall in addition to any i other penalty to which he iray be subjected by be liable on summary conviction there of to a penalty not exceeding the sum of and Brmkhurst asks all reg istered brand owners have changed their address within the last four and who have not notified his office of 11 h i s change to do im I It would also be very much appreciated if those who wish to cancel their brands would let him know so Uiat he can keep his records j The cost of renewing a brand is only whereas the cost of hav ing it reissued is The cheque or money order should be made out to the provincial and addressed to the Alberta department of agricul ture The 170 Alberta Brand Book j is available from the de partment of agriculture It 11 v r s t o c k brands plus fur bearing ani mal poultry tatoo recorded in the departments brand office The cost of the j book is The cheque should j again be made payable to the provincial treasurer and atl clrMscrl tn Ihn deportment of I Auncultuio Build I 9718 107 Edmonton I Ulv 111 This would enable Canada to guarantee customers specific protein levels such as 13 my farm and inventory of grain because of poor is there any provision whereby llut Ulueaa MIC borer is employed for 25 days and is paid or more in a If he you must deduct and 14 per cent or get some income tax the whole period of employ or higher when from the sale of the sre There is a I have a woodlot the Income Tax Art my Do I have to re There will be a breather during the day on Friday time for urgent farm but the evening will feature Spedding of England a d d r e s s ing agrologists and others who may be interested in the topic of world agriculture and the challenge for extensionists new number 1 Canada western red spring wheat grade would encompass about 50 per cent of the total red spring wheat produced on the Canadian Effective it is proposed that the other new grades of wheat would come into They would be number 2 Canada western you may possibly qualify for some Inform the District Taxation Office of the details of your case for further Question In 1970 I purchased a combine and gave grain and livestock as part How would I handle this transaction on my income tax on my income tax as income the sale of logs from this Answer If you are operating the woodlot as part of your farming the proceeds from the sale of poles or firewood would form part of your On the other amounts received by you for commerce to meet present and future world food number 3 Canada western red spring You should report the dollar value of the other persons to remove standing tiees fiom tha For the windup on 1 feed wheat and livestock as would be considered March the spotlight 2 feed cost allowance would be on A seminar on new number 2 on ths full cost of I had a grain Beef Industry in the 70s wheat grade would be composed of number 3 Question I am a building constructed on my farm this What rate Southern will and a portion of the employ a laborer for depreciation can I claim on together speakers to 4 The 20 days each income tax the future potential of this area to contribute an even greater share of Canadas future 3 Canada western wheat grade would be composed of the laigest part of the number 4 northern and Must I deduct Canada Pension Plan contributions from his There are special depreciation rates on grain storage buildings constructed in Consult your Farmers and Topics number 5 The Guide for further from production packing and feedlots to finance and meat Advance registration is required for the beef wheat grades would be composed of wheat of nonmilling The existing grades for numor 3 northern and tftok If you want to pick wild mushrooms for the dinner theres one basic rule Question I have rented my farm out on a crop share basis for the last five Would I still be able to average The foregoing is only continue to apply always follow income for tax purposes sketchy outline at this point so that farmers and other new grades are introduced on them unless youre sure they can be if this rental income is your chief source at and other proposed grade is one of several people throughout southern Alberta can initiate plans1 to reserve the dates they are been outlined in a letter prepared by the board of grain commissioners for Trailing mushroom collectors in a Canada department of agricult u r e NUMBERS UP ested Future press releases will hopefully do much Under the new for It is available free of charge total number of sheep and lambs on farms in Alber justice to the numerous of grain information at 1970 is estimated sors and speakers in who are involved in these Canada is renamed the Canadian Gram department of an increase of 23 per cent from a year Get together with the easygoing flavour of Molson Its the great gettogether beer for good company and good Molson Golden great gettogetherbeer ;