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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta ACCOMPUSHMENTOF EXPERIMENTAL FARM Fairfield Makes Part Of the Farm-Alfalfa Results Are Encouraging-Records In Different Expenments of the early strains of sweet corn were planted in the .ardch and gave very favorable .results. The Squaw ripened Perfectly _____. j... fif oarlv in the varieties tested fall, which was much the earliest variety tested, iiliis season the Golden Bantam was much superior in W H the has prepared Dominion Spring Wheat following per acre. Varieties 'tested. A. Wheat Wheat Fife H. Wheat Wheat Wheat Fife Wheat Champlain Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat LetJibridge, Alto. pecks per acre. Varieties tested Sown May 6th at the rat, of about one bushel and two Average Yield 2 years bu. Ibs. of unuorm Farm, Lfthbridgo, Alta. per acre. .43 ..45 ..39 .30 .34 .34 .32 ..32 ..31 16 25 28 12 5 43 41 29 3 Average Days Mauir'g 2 years 97 97 97 95 93 94 97 -97 95 96 Yield in 1909 bu.. Ibs. 41 12 36 12 48 41 33 35 31 38. 33 33 36 0 42 12 6 36 36 Days Matur'g 1909 95 94 95 91 97 90 96 95 92 92 the varieties test-eci mis> quality and flavor although it was not quite as eaxly as some of the others but was for use by September llth. The following ten varieties of Mangels were tested: Variety Tons Pounds Selected Yellow Globe .............-13 1456 Half Sugar "White .................13 400 Mammoth Rod Intermediate.........12 420 Giant Yellow G-lo.be ...............H Prize Mammoth Long Ke.d ..........11 'HOO Perfection Mam. Long Red .........11 1100 G-ate Post .......................ll Yellow Intermediate Crimson Champion ____...........10 460 Giant Yellow Intermediate .........9 1800 Turnips The two following varieties of Turnips were tested: Variety Tons Hall's Westbury ..................9 Halewood's Bronze Top ............3 Carrots ALL OVER THEWORLD of housewives use Sunlight Soap in pref- erence to any other, because it cleanses the clothes more thoroughly, and at half the cost without, injury to hands or fabric. Follow directions. Barley (Two-Rowed) if t plots on non-irrigated Sown May 6th -at the .rate U ;-a fiirm. Experimental of one bushel and two Days Matur'g 1909 Wheat have been quit disappointing this more or less. It. has sea-i killing quite commonly The results with winter the and fit-Id? winter KiKetl flnd a explanation for the cause of uns which not confined to the manv parts of the province. i UP to the middle, oi Miiicn. of the unusual season from an ex-; Ore of tV most interesting result, that out of ten varieties oi winter wheat Chevalier Thorpe Chevalier Chevalier EXPERIMENTS The five following Variety Mammoth White 'Intermediate Ontario Champion While Belgian Improved Short White HaL Long Chantenay varieties of Carrots were Jested: Tons Pounds Life buoy Soap is delightfully Ire- freshing for bath or toilet. For wash- jj ing underclothing it is unequalled. Cleanses and purifies. 830 830 1860 890 930 The four following varieti Variety Vilmdrin's Improved French Very Rich Klein Wanzieben Klein Wanzieben, (Raymond seed) Sugar Seets of Sugar Beet? were tested: Tons Pounds .11 9 G 4 1760 310 1860 1900 Potatoes i The follow-in? nineteen varieties were tested. The total yield is given i Of this total yield about 52 per cent, marketable: Yield 1909- MUCH DAMAGE BY STORM ON THE LAKES! Cleveland. Ohio, Nov. ond severe storm of the autumn sea-j son on the great lakes completely abated, today and marine traffic was; resumed with vigor, which annually] characterises the closing days of shipping season. While it is ed that damage to the extent of ably was suffered by the rine yet the loss was not! so srreut us in past storms. Boaig owners wvn- warned in' time andj lv all sought shelter.: storm only one life was were cnueht and! Variety "S Therp'ar.- two of these, Kharkov and Turkey Red No. t'even on the-e 50 per cent, or more oi the stand killed out, wrtov rield-d at the rate of '2- busies per acre, and the Turkey l 1-t the rate of 14 bushels and 30 pounds par acre. In studying adhion- that'mirfit influence the winter killing, the Vxpemnent in toe winter wheat was sown at different dates is interesting; the results of which are here given. Experiments with, different dates of seeding Winter Yield 190; WITH DIFFERENT QUANTITIES OF Spring Fife SEED Yield 1909 Date of sowing bu. Ibs 46 54 38 33 28 25 12 11 51 0 43 0 32 44 16 20 bu. Ibs. 6 0- 23 50 50 20 30 20 50 10 10 Average for 2 years bu. Ibs. Kate of seed per acre Ibs. 15 30 45 60 75 90 105 120 Yield 1909 27 26 16 6. 18 14 11 37 40 27 22 23 19 11 21 10 39 10 41 57 43 wheat sown on July 15th yielded but July 15 August 1 August 15 September 1 September 15 October 1 Octobe 15 November 1 November 15 December 1 the Should be mentioned that this came up well and made a good vigorous growth before winter ,et m. The nex wo t 1st and 15th. also made a good growth out ir-4' That sown on September 1st did ndtj up verv well and thin in the fall. increased yield! the plot sown October J5th is of interest though rather aiffieub to in The wheat on -this date germinated but did not show above the -rnund so it would indicate the importance of a fanner camming his winter wheat field? verv carefully in the spring before rescuing. A very. >1 UD a foot of soil, containing u drill row without-j dwt'urbSnc the late in March or early in April, and put it in a box in the "house to gain some idea of th, vitality of the pmnts It .3 very re-on-ibie to suppose that thouL-h this plot yielded loss T-han nineteen bu.h- tlfstill more favorabl, conditions during April th- yield might irave been very materially increased. to the proper amount of seed of winter wheat to sow the tables sivin-j these tests which appear later in the report, are worthy of Although 75 pounds or a bushel and a pe.cK appear to give seasons, it is better not, to be governed too the fact ihat they cover but two Ibs. 15 30 45 GO 75 90 105 130 Oats- Ibs. 15 30 45 60 75 90 105 120 bu. Ibs. 6 20 12 40 19 40 21 30 21 40 22 20 26 40 26 40 Winter bu. Ibs. 16 40 31 0 37 0 51 40 54 20 52 40 42 0 44 0 Banner used 1909; Tartar bu. Ibs. 40 20 53 S 64 4 65 10 62 32 61. 26 63 13 61 6 (I year) Average for 2 years bu. Ibs. 11 30 18 20 24 30 26 26 27 29 29 0 50 20 40 0 King bu. Ibs. 33 20 42 30 46 55 57 56 51 52 used !908. bu. Ibs. 40 0 54 58 62 59 C2 62 2 58 18 54 26 46 28 24 0 24 28 32 14 12 Empire Staw Late Puritan Vick's Extra Early Rochesterr Eose Vermont Gold Coin Holborn Abundance Reeve's Rose Morgan's Seedling Irish Cobbler Carman ]STo. 1 State of Maine American Wonder Money Maker ..........148 Dreer's. Standard .......148 'Ashleiaf Kidney .......138 Everett -...............136 Early Manistee, 1 year 129 Dooley. 1 year .........123 Dalmony Beauty ........74 Alfalfa bu. .193 .182 172 .169 .165 .160 .160 .159 .158 .149 149 Ibs. 0 36 42 24 0 48 36 36 30 24 36 36 30 30 36 43' 12 48 Average 1903-1909 bu. Ibs. 163 18 145 141 143 143 147 137 139 125 57 138 36 133 133 121 138 12 21 0 0 24 30 9 112 125 12 51 27 Amount of seed per acre Ibs. 5 10 15 20 studv. the maximum yield the past two by these experiments owing to and weather conditions prevailing may not be representative or ral concensus of opinion of those who have the last six or eight years in tne district Rate of per acre Ibs. 15 30 90 ,105 120 Yield 1909 1 o 20 25 32 34 35 35 Ibs. 12 44 0 20 44 g 40 20 ch Yield per acre bu. Ibs. 22 45 24 0 47 55 16 23 the average season, for the been growing winter wheat for would indicate that a to the acre is ntteii as for in a season where erowth is good in the fall and considerable "tooling takes place, followed .somewhat dry spring and summer, iields with a heavier seeding than sixty pounds to the acre may not. fill quite so well. Field Lots cf Winter wheat These fields were broken from'the native prairie in June 1008 but were not backset. Variety Area Acres Kharkov Kharkov Kharkov .................................13.9 Turkey, Red No. 330 4.1 Winter Wheat "Stubbled" in Harvest A field of winter wheat was sown in September 1908 after winter wheat had been harvested. No preparation for A seed bed was at-! tempte-d. Th.: seed was sown with a single disc drill. The soil 'was dry at; time, of ceding. The crop yielded at the rate of 10 bushels and 20 pounds per acre i Oats Results of uniform tost plots on non-irrigated farm. Experimental Lethbridge, Aitn. Sown April 21 at the rate of About two bushels per acre, j Average Average Varieties tested Yield Days 2 venrs Matur'rr Field Peas are not as satisfactory as they might Several- experimental plots of Alfalfa were sown on backsetting without a nu-se crop in of 1908. The plants were clipped off once dur- in the summer and were left on the ground- but the growth was not large Our results from these plots this season have been quite encouraging as will be noted from the following tables. The first cutting was made June 28th and the .second cutting was made August 13th: Innoculated TJninnoculated First Second First Second Cut Cut Cut Cut Ibs.' Ibs. Ibs. Ibs. 5355 9SO 4320 630 5425 875 3255 468 4690 980 3375 360 3955 9SO 3015 495 Some Alfalfa was planted in the spring of 1908 in rows 23 inches apart which was cultivated twice with an ordinary garden cultivator during the summer of 1908. It was planted in this manner with, a view of raising seed. small plot on one side of this plot was cut hay this summer. Two crops were obtained. The first yielded at the rate of tons 140 rounds per acre and the second yielded a few pounds less than a ton to 1 fh'r acre, or a total for me season of. three tons and 120 pounds per acre. The yield of seed from that allowed to ripen was about 90 Ibs. per acre. f Clover A small plot of red clover was planted in 1903 without a nurse crop on backsetting. It was cut July 28th and yielded at the rate 1600 pounds per acre. plot of alsike clove: planted at the same time and in the same way yielded at the-rate of 900 pounds per acre. There w.as a small amount of winter killing in both of these plots. CITY AND DISTRICT Mrs. J- J- Handlow and familyf have arrived in the city from to join her husband here. A car of settlers effects arrived is-- the city this morning from Windsor, Ontario. Signer Gherardi's" appearance here was his first in New England outside of Boston, and his solos were eact vocal triumphs. His first was thr though beautiful, romanzs- from "La Gioconda." Ponchiellii1; tuneful score was never in bettei hands, Signer Gherardi's fine void rising clear and true on every note land so enthusiastic was the thunde" of applause that followed that he was compelled to return again to sine two encores, both in lighter rein though affording him opportunities o demonstratins his consummate voca of H .....i Th At "Wesle skill and the silvery tones splendid Milford voice. Dailyv EXtrac- News. Church Thursday. Nor. 25. The yields of field observations that have been made on the farm the that if the land on which peas are to be phm-tea can .se inno-u-..-..- l- vield can bp materiallv increased. Careful experiments along this 1me are season of 1910. The sixteen following varieties were tested. planned for the Variety bu. Ibs. crop of i Victoria Picton, 1 year Mackay Prussian Blue Daniel O'Rourke Prince ...............20 Paragon' ............20 White Marrowfat ....19 Early Britain ........1" Golden Vine .........1" Wisconsin Blue .....1" Black-eye Narrow-fat -17 Chancellor Gregory .............16 Arthur ...............16 Kndish Grev ........15 30 0 0 30' 30 30 0 30 30 30 0 0- 30 0 0 30 Average Yield 1908-1909 20 9 20 20 20 20 20 18 18 18 18 17 17 14 17 IS 29 40 14 54 57 39 31 31 S 20 26 8 38 33 bu. Ibs. American 84 7 73 33 63 J3 ...67 22 67 17 67 0 White Beauty................ Victor ...........................Sf> G Ligowo ....................66 1 Island .......................65 20 Triumph ..................fift -27 Giant .........................61 16 .........................01 1 Century...................59 24 j ..............................57 7 10 White .......................55 5 White......................53 33 Select .......................51 21 Dollar .....................50 25 King ..........................47 27 2 year: 108 103 103 109 110 111 .107 107 10S llf. 103 100 108 109 11.1 111 108 103 10ft .111 Yield Days in Matur'j 1909 1909 bu. Ibs. 82 97 56 65 54 60 58 60 59 52 59 54 54 52 54 50 47 45 -14 16 10 24 30 8 0 4 4 S 2-1 24 32 24 10 22 30 4 112 110 110 112 112 112 .110 110 110 113 11.0 113 111 113 .1.12 113 .110 ID 112 Corn Seventeen varieties of field corn were tested. for fodder or in the condition that they would be used if ensilage was made of them. About half of the varieties started to form ears and a few were in tho early milk sUtge. They were planted in rows three feet apart, one- half drilled "n and one-half planted in hills three feet apart. The average I yield of those drilled in with the seed dropped four or five inches apart in jthe. row was one ton and seventy-seven pounds per acre more than jp'ut in Irlls. Tho. yields given for the following varieites plots planted in rows: Thev were all cut green White clover planted under the same, conditions" in 1903 winter killed very badly and there was not enoug to make it worth cutting. ANNUAL EASTERN CANADA EXCURSIONS Low Round Trip Rates to Ontario, Quebec and Maritime Provinces j Tickets on sale- Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, in elusive, good -to return within thre! months. j Tickets issued "in connection Atlanti Steamship Business will be .on sal, from Nov. 21 and limited to fiv j months from date of issue. 1 Finest Equipment. Standard Firs Claw wul Tourist Sleeping Cars an Dininjr Cars on all Through Train; Compartment, Library Observatio: and lantic Brome Grass One-half acre of Brome Grass was planted in the spring of 1903 on back- setting. One cutting wa5 made which yielded'at the rate of one ton 1050 pounds per acre. Rye Grass One-half acre of Western Kye Grass was planted in the spring of 'J90S on backsetting. One cutting was made which yielded at the'rate of two tons 250 pounds per acre. Timothy One-quarter acre Timothy was planted under the same conditions as the above grasses and yielded at the rate of one ton 440 pounds per acre. 3 Through Express Trains Daily THE "TORONTO EXPRESS" leaves Winnipeg daily at 22.40.. ing connections at Toronto for al points East and West thereof, he The "Imperial Limited" leaves Win nipeg daily at 18.15, and the "Atlanti Express" at 8.00 daily making eon nection? at Montreal for all point East thereof j Apply to the Nearest C. P. R. Agen I for full information are hose from the Early Mastodon 6 Selected Learning 6 Comptoirs Early 6 Barley (Six-Rowed) Results of uniform test plots on non-irrigated farm, Experimental Farm, Eureka. 5 Salzcr's All Gold 5 North Dakota White 5 Miui'rtViotth. Cuban 5 Northern Dent 5 Angel of Midnight Superior Fodder 4 Triumph v