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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1920 THE LBTHBMDGE DAILY HERALD OF1NTEREST TO THE FARMER Says FaBow Must Follow Every Crop H. 8. MoKiEhun, In Toronto Globe.) LHTHBHIDOE, AJta.. Aog. a letter written some since 1 at- tempted to describe some of the dry- farming achievements of Mr. C. S. Noble, of Nobleford, using for jur- poses of illustration relative to bis remarkable cm the Cameron a etop- ibearing township tt mere than Jcies that will proiioe this nearly bualMls of grain. In that letUr I promised to supptaneot a mere setting forth of Mr. Note's successes with some further explana- tion of. the same. Why the extra- ordinary yields vnder semi-arid con- ditions' .Why this or that rotation? Why so few weeds and why so ranch rye? Why so little loss from soli drift j In a vrlnuy and similar pertinent queries must hare arisen la the minds of many who read the for- mer short account of the Noble farms as I saw them on a visit that wag all too short, Here to set down answers thus and so might bo to misrepresent Mr. No- ble's beliefs and to read- ier. .The.brevity essential to'.thls let- ter precludes ray doing full justice _to'the man or. bis work, and at best I shall hope to Indicate certain views held by Mr. N'oblo regarding matters that' are fundamental U> the ble production of cereals under those conditions of soil and climato pecul- iar to southern Alberta and the south- western portion -of Saskatchewan.' Careful About Plowing to cultivation. Mr. No- tie describes as positively harmful under any 'other than proper conditions, particularly as re- molalura-oontent of the soil. His to precede plowing .with Iwo.'dlscirJg, :one done after the crop .is removed'and the other the follow- ing immediately prior to the nse of "the plow. Allowing this double-discing and plowing, the land ran Terns, in fallow for one .year if profitable; Tjrops are to he assured. To Noblo makes absolutely no exception. r 'A faJJow anii 'Mivw every Be '1 know many hold beset that oftts wfll do; that ot every. every second year is uneceasary. Viy hu proved to me that mnmer fal- lowlnc CPPJ Is the best that It U the oory plan to oa raising crops of wbttt In UMM temfruU acres." In letter preceding tils I explained tbat Mr. Noble, .to preMBt departed from tilt Iron- rute in this case of the Cameron in deforeau to the govsm- mental urging of ynxructlon" daring the period .of war. "It was raw prairie, and they wanted wheat, so I seeded the Cameron to grain dur- ing each of the past three years. It 1 seeded asy "lesson tbat lan ;