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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Water -.Tueiday. Auguif 22, 197J THE UTHBRJDGE HERAID 15 protects gardens Home gardeners faced with threatening frost damage to their vegetable patch can use a trick of nature spray the plants with water. A.s the temperature dips below freezing, droplets on the plants absorb the brunt of tlic attack and freeze before Ihe plants arc nippeO. Now science lias confirmed it works on a commercial scale, according to a report in the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. Dr. G. II. Gubbcls of the Morden, Man. Hcscarch Station reported results of tests at the Experimental Farm, Mile 1019, Alaska Highway, Yukon Terri- tory. "Peas and potatoes were pro- tected through to irud-Scplcm- by sprinkler he haul. "Between August 27 and Sep- tember 16, irrigation was used on eight nights for a total of 53 Ixmrs. Temperatures dropped below freezing on six nights and were just above on the other two. "All protected plots yielded more than control plots plots xvhich were watered to the fame extent but in the daytime rather than during temperatures at night." Dr. Gubbels has demonstrat- ed thai sprinkler irrigation In commercial market gardens can mean money in the pocket during the early frost. It can also mean a few more meals of crisp, fresh vegetables from [he garden or a few days reprieve for those late flower- bcd.s around the home. MR. FARMER YOUR HUNTING HEADQUARTERS SCOPES SHOTGUNS SHOTSHELLS RIFLE SHELLS HUNTING CLOTHING DECOYS 1 BIG GAME RIFLES .22 RIFLES GUN CLEANING KITS .22 AMMO 12 GAUGE PLASTIC 1972 C.I.L. MANUFACTURE ADA OKI'ICEIt Al Sinn- ford has been appointed as regional co-operalive officer umlcr ttic family farm devel- opment division of the Alber- ta department of agriculture in T-clhhridgc. He will IK- as- sisting Incorporation of new co-operative groups nnd in solving initial lie will offer advice nnd assis- tance (o the associations when required. Married with four children. Mr. Stanford conies to his new position after 17 ycnrs ivith I-Yderal Grain Ltd. WE ARE YOUR SCORPION SNOWMOBILE DEALER PHONE 328-5531 3131 2nd AVE. N., IETHBRIDGE ;