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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 'Cinderella' crop lias some drawbacks 4-H CLUB NEWS REPORTS LARK gam in the Grassy Lake By DR. BOB KASTING Biochemist Lethbridge Research Sta- tion Rapeseed has often been referred to as Canada's Cinderella crop, but it does have some potential draw- backs as well as an unex- pected benefit. It has been shown bv held .observation and laboratory studies at the Lethbridge Research Sta- tion that crops grown in the vedr immediately follow- ing rapeseed be adversely affected if large quantities of rapeseed residue remain on the field This damage is caused a toxin that affects ger- mination and growth of plants This toxin appears quite dilleient fiom the animal foxin found in rjposood meal DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-O821 I2c STREET NORTH In the laboratory, the toxin can be readily ex- tracted from the plants It has been found in all lines of rapeseed grown in a vanetv of climates and soils It occurs in all parts of the plant, even the meal, and it is present from the seedling stage to maturity We have found that wheat barley, oats. corn. I lax can all be damaged bv the toxin Estimate of potential losses to the grain and forage growth of spring wheat are between 10 and 25 per cent Losses ol this magnitude were observed this in a field of winter wheat near L.ethbndge The research stations at Lethbridge and Saskatoon are presenth working on a solution to the problem HONEY Honey is sold in comb, granulated (or creamed) and liquid form in Canada Comb honey is not graded. It honey that will remain li- quid is desired, look for the word "liquid on the label Honey labelled "pasteurized" keeps indefinitely because it has been heat-treated to destroy yeasts which cause fermentation It is usually sold in the creamed form, but some pasteurized liquid honev is available. FEEDERS This handy all metal feeder will soon pay for itself on feed saved Combine hay, pellets, gram or minerals all in the same place Lightweight, heavy duty easily transported Available at: ALL SOUTHERN ALBERTA CO-OP STORES GERRY'S TRADING POST, FORT MACLEOD VERN ARNOLD, FOREMOST and at the plant CLINT'S EQUIPMENT LIMITED -MADE IN CANADA BY CANADIANS" CARDSTON, Alberta Phone 653-3534 Plant breeders are attemp- ting to develop a toxin- free rapeseed vanetv and other crops that can resist the effects of the toxin Specialists are studying ways of managing the stubble This toxin also holds some promise of being beneficial In the laboratory it has been found to prevent the ger- mination and growth of all weed seeds included in the test This property may well provide the farmer with a naturally-produced herbicide that could be used on the farm for weed control COMJULI; ll> Debbie asHcnak The Lethbridge-Coaldale 4-H Beef Club held its monthly meeting July 2 at Osmonds Ranch The pledge was led by Annelise Machielse and Ralph Beyer The club's annual achievement day celebrations were held July 22 at Park Lake Record Books were turned in for judging At the monthly meeting, calf demonstrations were held to get club members ready for the Lethbridge and District 4-H Show and Sale in Lethbridge Breuin The Grassy Lake 4-H Beef Club held its annual show and sale at the Taber auction yards. July 3 and 4 Seven clubs participated during the two days Grassy Lake club cham- pion was won by Kerry Brewin. Kerry also got Grand Champion of the Taber district and rate of club Reserve champion of the club was won by Roy Brewin Showmanship was won by Van Matz and reserve showmanship by Kevin Brewin Terrie Matz placed first in the breeding and heifer classes with her cow and calf Brent Brewin's cow and calf placed second in the breeding class ALBERTA HOME INSULATION CO. 32414th St. S Lutiibriifge P A. Ross Phong 327-6386 We specialize in insulating older existing buildings and homps Serving Southern Alberta and B.C. for 25 Years Switch now to Under present protein market and weather conditions, it makes sense to consider this proven method of feeding protein sup- plement. National Liquid Supplement uses urea as its primary source of protein. Urea and other liquid ingredients have not experienced the same price increases as have affected other protein sources in recent months. Even without its great price advantage, National Liquid Supple- ments can reduce the cost of teed in relation to the nutrients being consumed through improved feeding efficiencies and lower handl- ing costs. Write or telephone for free brochures and other information. Mr. Terry Bracken National Liquid Supplement Plant 3315 2nd Avenue North Lethbridge, Alberta 328-1384 NATIONAL LIQUID SUPPLEMENT ;