March 23, 1927 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)



United Farmers of Alberta

1. Has the Department of Agriculture had the Vermilion wheat of Mr. Frank Lareombe under their observation for three seasons?
2. Was the license certificate of variety issued to Air. Lareombe on the 30th of December, 1926?
3. Did an official of the department write Mr. Lareombe on the 12th of February, 1927, six weeks after the license certificate had been issued, advising him not to sell any more of his wheat as it had fallen down in the milling test ?
4. Was the first test made for milling
purposes carried out on the 11th of February, 1927? . . .
5. Does the department anticipate asking for confiscatory legislation to cancel the license for the above wheat?
6. Has the department a record of the heavy yield capacity of the Vermilion wheat in western Canada? If so, 'what are their records ?
7. Will the wheat withstand the hot winds and drought better than other varieties?

8. Can it be grown in semi-arid districts of
the west? .
9. How did the yield compare with other varieties grown under the same conditions?
10. Was this wheat tested in 1926 at Vermilion, Olds, Youngstown, and Claresholm experimental farms ?
11. How did it compare with Garnet wheat at the Claresholm experimental farm?
12. Has Mr. Larcombe ever asked officials of the department for particulars of tests of the wheat made by them?
13. How many tests have been made?

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