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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHF1FIIDGE HERALD Tuesday, Oclober 3, 1972________ Tuesday, October 3, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Plant industry division responsible for crops There arc five main branch- es under Ihe jurisdiction of (he plant industry division for the southern Alberta regional ag- ricultural office in Lethbridge with two officers controlling events. Halph Trimmer, as head of the plant industry section in l-etbhridge, is responsible for the field crop branch, liorticul- ture branch, soils branch and weed control and field service branch. Jim Archibald is an agricul- tural fieldman responsible to the crop -protection and pest RALPH TRIMMER plant industry head JfM ARCHIBALD plant ficMnian MARIA SIEGL control branch head In Edmon- ton. He administers specific pest control acts, policies and pro- grams particularly in the fields of insects, animal pests and plant diseases. His work is partially a reg- ulatory function such as coyote control, rat and grasshopper re- moval and control of bacterial ringrot in potatoes. TEAM APPROACH Ralph said be works under a team approach to agriculture. Farmers End ranchers with problems work through the dis- trict agriculturists office and then eventually through to the regional level if necessary. Some of the areas of partic- ular interest to him include: work closely with pro- cessed vegetable crop industry; act as chairman of the Al- berta Corn committee; act as chairman of the Special Crop Weed Control Committee; deal with applied research project in new crops, chemical tests and varietal trials; MACLEOD FARM CENTRE owned and operated in FORT MACLEOD by VANEE BROTHERS, has all your NEW and USED MACHINERY NEEDS! HOLLAND Including AUTHORED DEALER Grinder Mixers 4 Hay Conditioners Forage Harvesters Balers Baler Twino Liquid Manure Tanks Grain Augers Manure Spreaders Bale Wagons Swathe rs Combines INTEREST FREE TERMS TILL MARCH, 1973 "WE ARE A150 YOUR AUTHORIZED DEALERS FOR BEATTIE EQUIPMENT, ALLIED EQUIPMENT, and WHEATBELT EQUIPMENT MACLEOD FARM CENTRE Phone 234-4428 in FORT MACLEOD or Phone 328-1477 in LETHBRIDGE participate in Ihe develop- ment of the counly and munici- pal district agricultural pro- grams. CONFERENCES organize regional pro- grams such as agricuKural ser- vice board conferences; provide subject rnaficr or technical in form ation by par- ticipating at district short courses and other farm meet- ings; assist the district person- nel in solving specific problems and providing specific infor- mation within the framework of the five main branches; and work with specific weed control problems that may be- come very localized. He has set roles to conduct as supervisor of the plant in- dustry division in He conducts and administers programs and projects in the region dealing with cereal crops, oilseed crops, special field crops like field corn, and dry peas, seed crops such as alfalfa seed production and for- age crops. SEED CLEANING He is also responsible for the provincial policy administration of the municipal seed cleaning plant program. He said a big effort of his branch is the tree supply pro- gram for farmers for shelter- belt planting. Hw nursery a t Oliver provides most of the trees for this program but some also come from the Al- bert a Horticultural Research Center at Brooks. His branch also conducts soil and feed tests- Samples are sent to the laboratory in Ed- monton, Under the Soil Conser- vation Act, his department car- ries out the regulations, He said a great deal of the work of the total division is con- ducted through the municipal district and county service boards. Ralph is also a resource per- son for groups relative to the function of the plant industry division. Like oilier branches in the ADA, the plant industry section deals with problems as they arise. Farmers are free to dis- cuss matters with the men in llieir office when they are available and free from their busy schedules. Dairy branch important to industry operation The dairy branch of Ihe ani- mal industry division in (he Lethbridge regional agricultur- al office is manned by Iwo men who look after bolh (he pro- cessor and producer in the urea. Tony Aspeslet is the dairy specialist. He said the activities of the branch are varied, cov- ering the inspection of dairy farms, dairy processing plants, frozen fowl processing and a dairy herd improvement pro- gram. To assist in quality control of milk and milk products, he said, the facilities of the Dairy and Food Laboratory in Edmon- (on are used. He said there arc specialists in 'V.'iy cattle, production, feed- ing, housing, dairy product processing and frozen food pro- cessing on the staff of the dairy branch. The plulosophy of the dairy branch over the years, said Tony, is one of assistance rath- er than playing only the role of EVEN "DOWN UNDER" You're still on TOP With AMA WORLD TRAVEL A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL and CP AIR PRESENT THE llth ANNUAL FARMERS and RANCHERS TOUR of the SOUTH PACIFIC Now is the time lo book your alE-tnelusive (our lo Ihe beau- tiful South Pacific. 28 day tour includes FIJI, NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA wflh optional ORIENT extension available. DEPARTURES: JANUARY 14, 21, 28, 1973 FEBRUARY 4, 1973 For further information contact A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 60S 5th AVENUE SOUTH (Right Nexl Door lo Tlie LHtibridge Herald) Phone 328-1181 and 328-7921 'Onr efforts have been directed towards assist- ance and instruction rather Iban strictly administration oE the acts and regulations. He explained the p.-ineiples of the branch as to continually improve the quality of milk and the products produced from that milk in Alberta and by us- ing all means available, to im- prove the financial structure of dairy producers and proces- sors. SUt Alexander is llio agricul- tural officer in charge of dairy farm inspection. He worked at the University of Alberta in the STUART ALEXANDER dairy specialist dairy nutrition research section before joining the Alberta de- partment of agriculture, His responsibilities include (he approval of site and plans of new dairy farm premises and any additions planned. The use of dairy equipment also falls under his jurisdiction. He is in charge of the admin- istration of the Alljorta Dairy- man's Act and tti e Public Health Act relating lo milk production, storage and trans- portation. Assistance is offered lo dairy farmers to maintain the high standards required of raw qual- ity milk, he said. The territory covered by the branch is from Clarosholm and Bas-sano in the north to the U.S. border in the southern part of the province. STEVENSON slcuo 750 JOB-MASTER A REAL POWER HORSE FOR SMALLER HORSE POWER TRACTORS. Now, big loading jobs can be done wilh your smaller trac- tor and a GB 75 Loader. STURDY _ AGUE Optional Quick On and Off feature. Many [ob applications and complete versatility pufs marc efficiency in your operation more profits in your pocket. Many altachmcnts ond hydraulic 10 fit your needs. Also see I lie 800 WORK-MASTER and 900 HI-MASTER Ask about the new DRIFT BUSTER Lighl Duly Bucket for Snow Ren INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 80S 46th Ave.S.E. 249 Stafford Drive CALGARY LETHBRIDGE Phone 243-5551 Phone 327-1571 or Ihe "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you Value! iiUSEOJRUCKS MTERNATiONAL VCOf-190 VS49 5 and 4 trorumUiion (569) CLEAR OUT SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER-YEAR-END CLEAR-01 New paml overhauled (3fi5) Reg CLEAR OUT SPECIAL 1968 Ford F-800 Tandem 5 and 4 SiMO CLEAR OUT SPECIAL I, 4 drive, V8, 4 speed Iranimiision, new paint {428) Reg. CLEAR OUT SPECIAL 1965 Ford Ton 6 cylinder, 4 trammiuton CLEAR ibUT .SPECIAL 750 250 CummTngs engine, 5th wheel Engine majored! (576) Reg. CLEAR OUT SPECIAL T SALE! 1966 CMC THt Cab with gravel box and hant CLEM OUT SPECIAL 3150 fNTBRNATIONAL HARVESTER CREDIT CORPORATION FINANCING AVAILABLE ON ALL Complete with foot grain box ond hoist. New paint (451) Reg. CLEAR OUT SPECIAL 304 STAFFORD DRIVE PHONE 327-3125 ;