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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta LATE CAMERA NEWS CANADIAN SEED GROWING I cfc.f.fn (1) Queen Alexandra and Sir Geo. Frampton at the un- veiling of the memorial to Nurse CavelL at St. Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square, London. (2) The Prince of Wales leaves Engrlandff or Australia. "On the way to Portsmouth ,hfe was cheered'by boys of the Blue Coat School at Nordham.; (3) The'shortage of .houses in'New Yoi'k the people at Statcn Island to .secure unused passenger cars from ihe for pay a -This is ex- terior view of these car houses; (4) Interior view of a car house. (o) The Breton Fete, held at Old .Manor House, JIayfair, England, in aid. of the Welfare Society, revealed the Breton costume of a bride and bridegroom 100 years ago. (6) Fortified streets at Linden and Milhem, during the German Revolution. V (7) Lord French, Viceroy of Ireland, presenting war medals to Irish Guards at Chelsea Barracks. Queen Alexandra sent them shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day, Seed-Growing in the Okanagan r ft t.'i The Okanagan Valley Has Many Beautiful. Scenes. This is Pentictqn. timothy' and other grasses, beans, parsnips, potatoes, certified low and the Agricultural Kxperi- numerous varieties ot During the vrar, the seed EU in Canada vras (hougllt to bo 1 Stations wcvc anted (o make a war measure of its production. Through the efforts of the various stations, farmers were educated and Interested In this class of work to such an extent that many of them have now lakcn up seed-grow'ng part of their work. The eastern provinces have given special at- tention to tho results In the Okan- egan valley in Jlritlsh Columbia which Is especially adopted, with its great diversity of r.oll. for tcerl flowers. It was found that Sower seeds which were hard to mature In moist climates were harvested with ease at'Uio Okanagan station. These seeds were distributed to tie various farms of Canada and have received special recognition. The yields been large- mangels have run from to 'pounds per acre, sweet corn to Ibs per atre, musk- melons, COO pounds, tomatoes 400 pounds, 800 to pounds, beets to J.200 pounds, cabbage growing. The "grown-ln-Canada" idea also majoj a strong appeal. pounns. lomaio sceu Mr, R. H.I aimer. Superintendent f thi3 farm 80ld 63 M of tie Dominion Mpcrlmcnial Sla- K an tion at Summerland has extensively Helmer slated that It was sS lions is to grow seed from selected roots to supply seed-growers. The Summerland station will grow two varieties of each root crop, will (ivold crossing and will reverse the crop each year. To guard against cross fertilization, each dlslrlct fj selecting one variety of mange', car- turnip and various slaniiard vegetables. It. Is liopod by W.s means to obtain a purer strain of each. This station )us met with fine results in the growing of inanples, turnips, carrots, swlss- eliard, corn, cabbage, celery, poppers, tomatoes, beans, peas, cudinilers, Tfatfr-hiclons, mvr.k-niclons, mar- rows, parsley, alfalfa, clover, 300 to SOO pounds. Tomato seed antecd quality and variety, to build- up an industry lhat would i-ay tfio grower and givs (be farmers of other provinces confidence in Can- adian grown seed as superior to im- ported seed of unknown origin and quality. "All eastern men who have visited the district" stated Mr. ffcl- mcr! "say that our plants throw than in Ihe east and our harvest wcnther in ideal for seed work." Foslerinp tlie industry, "i.he Untied >od seeds that tar: be marketed to in Drltlsh Columbia, with head- quarters and cleaning plant at Pentlcton. Their object Is to co- ordlnalc lie efforts of tha Wlien it is Fruit Time in tho Okanngan Vnlley. growers' towards tho production ol seeds of high are tbo'fe- conjmerclal advantage and t'ht elimination of poor aco-ds. They aim' to sell the seeds on ft co-opcrotivo basis direct 16 tbe grower and the trade. This'organization tokes tbn roughly cleaned seed, re-cleans it. tests It for quality and germination and the finished seeds are stored In the Pentlcton warehouse. The dry climate makes this centre most suit- able for the purpose. To finance this organization, slock has been subrcrlbcd all over tlio province to the extent of about 000 and is held niainly by seed- growers. Approximately pounds of seed will be put on thn market In British Columbia Ibis C, 0, ;