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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -Thursday, March 30, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Rapeseed has favorable position as cash crop for south farmers (HNS) The fnvor- through" of recent ycnrs mak- nblc posilum of rapcsocd cash crop In the irrigated fann- ing program was spcllctl nut In some detail at a rapeseed production seminnr hero. Marvin Galls, regional econo- mist, said a cost study showed production costs on irrigated land for rapc-scod and barley are almost identical. The returns for raposecd could average por aero compared with for barley. Mr. Galus .satd, "Too ninny farmers tend to compare a new crop with (he best paying crops they produce, "Rapeseed will likely pay belter than barley, grain corn, soft wheat or alfalfa, but will not 1.W as good as sugar beets or potatoes. It will prolv ably be about equal to sweet corn in net returns." Steve Dubetz, agronomist at the LetlibMridge Research Sta- tion, explained the results of ir- rigated rapcsecd plot work at Raymond and. Vauxhall last year. He emphasized that this was a first year test and could not be considered completely reli- able expec la lion for average yields in the future. lie would rather have yield information on a three-year basis. Mr. Dubctz said that fertilis- er and water requirements are quite high. Weed control in rapeseed was discussed by ecology Walter Yarish of Edmonton, who noted that during the past two years suitable weed control- ling chemicals have been found acceptable. This is one of the "hreaks- ing (ho production of rapo- seed possible on irrigated land, he said. Jim Archibald, Lothbrldge horticulturist, told the nieeluij; that insect pests are .similar in rapesecd to other crops, par- ticularly the beet web worm. Control methods are also simi- lar. The toxic affect of residues in the soil on rotation crops was (ho subject discussed by Larry V.'elsh of the Alberto department of agriculture plant industry division. Some crops, such as sugar beets and alfalfa. are more tolerant to (ho foxlcily of (he soil, but one in three and one in four rotation programs for rnpeseed are imperative. Bob Simmons, vice-president for Western Canada Seed Pro- cessors LUI. i n spoke on varieties of the crop most suitable for UKJ produc- of edible vegetable oils, lie said that presetil research indi- cates (hot within the, next dec- ade, new varieties will produce lictter oils than .soybeans. Mr. Simmons noted that while there is .some carry-over of rape-seed this year, the outlook for this crop is "fairly bright" JOE PGRLICH Phone 328-9772 SERVING THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY WITH EFFECTIVE MERCHANDISING OF WESTERN CANADA'S COMMERCIAL AND PUREBRED LIVESTOCK CATTLE HOGS SHEEP HORSES AND fAACHlNERY PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. PHONE 328-3951 LETHBRIDGE, ALT A. BOX 1057 PERIICH Phono 328-9872 Parts Tel. 647-3939 MILK RIVER Due to great response to our Grand Opening we are having a Thank You Sale Office Tel. 647-3838 Many items left af fantastic savings. Don't Miss Out. THE PURCHASER OF EVERY NEW CAR AND TRUCK Will RECEIVE ABSOLUTELY CARS AND TRUCKS 1-10 SPEED BICYCLE REGULAR SPECIAL SPECIAL ON NEW TRUCKS 1-1972 I.K.C. Vi-ton Truck engine, ciuto Irani, radio, power steering, Red Tag No. 3988 4670 S 39S5 1 1971 1210 M-ton I.H.C. Camper Special Truck power steering 5727 4825 1-T971 I H.C, Srour cyl. engine, 4x4, auto hubs 4652 3995 1-T971 I.H.C. %-ton 304 engine, 4 speed No. 3972 Blue 4092 34OO 1-1971 I.H.C. W-ton, 4x4, 4 speed P.S., No. 3769 Red 6100 4595 1-C01610A I H.C. 3-ton H.D., Cabover, 5 speed trans., 2 speed axle, 16 ff. box and hoisf. No 3770 J1294 9530 NEW DISC IMPLEMENTS AND CHISEL PLOWS 1 12 II. No. 300 Diskall pans No. 2803 Single hitch (lest cyl. and doses) 2000 S 1425 1-12 ft. No. 300 Diskall pans No. 2774 D.ial hitch (less cyl. and noses) 2228 1-21 ft. No. 480 Tandem Disc 24" pan. No. 2197 3700 1-No. 45 3714 ft. Vibra Shank Cull. No. 3703 (less life cyl. and noses) 3550 1-17 ft. No. 55 I.H.C. Chisel Plow No. 3617 1700 3-6 ft. Flex Harrow! I.H.C. No. 7, each 85 MISCELLANEOUS 2-t.H.C. Grinder Mixers No. 1150 cpt. Each 2900 12-14' Pert. Att for 150 I.H.C. drill each 485 1-Hyd. Bale tension device for I.H.C. Balers No 557 275 1-Fairficlds Hog Woterer (4 place electric) No. 3266 65 Pride of tho Farm WM2 Hog Wolorer 4 place electric No. 3322 150 1595 250O 70 S 230O ISO SO 98 USED CAR AND TRUCK SPECIALS 1 1968 BuicV Wildcat Auto. Trans, Air cond., Very good. Tag No. 4042 1-1970 I.H.C. 1000D 'Man 131" W.B., rear bumper, 3 speed trans., 6 cyl. engine, like new, No. 3564, new 1-1960 I.H.C. 1000D truck 131" W.D V304 engine, 4 speed trans.. No. 3129, very good, n 'w I.H.C. Vi-Ion truck trans., V304 englna 1 1962 G.M.C. speed trans., 6 cyl. engine, Fleetside Box No. 4056 (good USED TRACTOR SPECIALS I.H.C. 1456 D Tractor 18.4x38 rluals 1-1968 Cockshutt Model 1950 18.4x34 dual. 9 I.H.C. tires, paint and new cyl. head Tag No. 3821 REG. 1800 3729.25 3091 2690 '2300 I75O 400 REG. SPEC1AI S125OO 6500 4750 141 I.H.C, Crawler, cpt engine and nevr Anderson H.D. doier, Tag No. 3493, Excellent unit 750 900O 60O 6500 Cultivator Shovels to Fit All Makes of Cultivators Many Many Items Too Numerous To Mention I.H.C.C., BANK and TRADERS FINANCING AVAILABLE ;