Alloway straw cutter makes combines run smoother

Our History: August 1965

The Alloway straw cutter advertised in our August 5, 1965 issue was said to be simple to install, and due to the drum design and weight, would actually make the combine run smoother.

The issue contained several photos from the Threshermen’s Reunion at Austin. Encouraged by another excellent turnout, the directors were considering expansion and were hopeful that expansion to the facilities could be carried out as a centennial project for 1967.

U.S. farm leaders meeting in Washington were reportedly pleased with a report from the National Academy of Sciences recommending that the concepts of “no residue” and “zero tolerance” be dropped for pesticide registration. It proposed the terms “negligible” and “permissable” residue instead.

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Aphids were appearing on late barley in the province and provincial entomologists recommended not spraying unless damage was serious. If so, the recommended treatment was 50 per cent malathion at 1-1/2 to two pints per acre, at a cost of about $2.

At the annual meeting of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in Winnipeg, president Gerald Guichon expressed concern about high taxes and land prices putting a squeeze on beef producers.

Another photo in the issue showed Manitoba Agriculture Minister George Hutton and other officials officially opening the new kitchen and dining hall at Camp Wannakumback.

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