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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta ItffiUMI lETHBMIDCE RESEARCH STATION Drainage investigations DR. T. G. SOMMERFELDT, Soil Scientist Drainage of waterlogged so is a major undertaking. Because of high costs and i. convenience only the most sui able, efficient, and econom methods should be used in ir stalling a drainage system Current research at the Let! bridge Research Station in eludes comparison of differen materials and methods used fo subsurface drainage. At Vauxhall the pcrformanc of (65-mm.) flexibl corrugated perforated plasti tubing is being compared wit that of 4-inch clay tile. The sin- face soil is a loam and the sub surface varies from a sandj loam to a loamy sand. Boti types of drain material appear to perform equally well bti plastic tubing is cheaper to in stall and is less subject to damage and shifting caused by backfilling and settling of the soil. Performance studies also are underway at Lethbridge. Here, tanks filled with glacial till soil are used to compare tlie performance of the 214-inch and 4-inch flexible corrugated perforated plastic tubing with that of 4-inch clay tile. Results of the studies showed that after a few days the discharge from the three types of drain gradu- ally decreased and became steady in about a month. This decrease is attributed to the perforations in the tubing and the cracks between the tiles be- coming partially plugged with soil. Tlie 254-inch tubing, hav- ing the smallest openings, was affected the most but still provided adequate drainage. Results to date indicate that either plastic tubing or the 4- inch clay tile can be used sat- isfactorily for s u bs u r f a c e drainage. The choice of ma- terial will depend on several factors, the main one being cost and availability of ma- terials and machinery for in- stallation. Mole drainage also has been given attention. At Taber we compared the performance of lined and unlined mole drains in a clay loam soil. A mole is created by pulling a bullet- shaped object through the soil at a predetermined depth, thus leaving a drainage channel in he soil. Moles can be lined by 'ceding 20-mil perforated plas- ic into the mole immediately the bullet in such a way hat the plastic forms a tube. Jnlined mole drains have func- ioned poorly, apparently be- :ause they collapse, but lined moles have performed sur- msingly well. Tests during the past season ave shown that tlie perform ance of lined moles compares ayorably with that of plastic and tile drams at Vauxhall. Be- ause the plastic linings are -hin it is possible that, in time Holes also will collapse and be- ome plugged. On the prairies, le use of mole drains, lined ind unlined, are still in the ex- erimental stages. If they ontinue to perform well for everal years, they will have ained a place in the drainage our soils. Southern Alberta- next year country Mdoy, II, 1970 THE tCTHDRIDGE HERALD 5 Pesticides have scope curtailed MELVIN A. CAMEKON, regional farm economist, AlljLTta department or agriculture Farm activities depend vei" much upon tlie season. This is true for most type of agricultural production, wit he exception of a few special zed enterprises such as hog )r poultry. Farming activities on mos Alberta f a r m s, however, re- main ciosely tied to the chang ng seasons. During the grow ng ?eason the farmer 15 involved with seeding, cultivaf ing, haying, han'esting, am storing his production. Things have to be done on time so the farmer has little opportunity to do anything but to deal with the problems of the day. Following harvest the empha- sis changes. The farmer be- comes preoccupied with prob- lems of marketing his produc- tion and securing his equip- ment and livestock against the inevitable wintry blast. As these duties are taken care of in a satisfactory fashion the farmer feels free to sit back and ponder the fortunes of the past year and start looking ahead to the new growing sea- son just around the comer. Is it any wonder that where the production cycle is so greatly influenced by the climate, Al- berta farmers like to use the term: "This is next year coun- What different pictures might this phrase bring to mind? For some people it may sim- ply mean that next year will be better. It may rain more, bail less, have fewer weed or insect problems, prices may be better, or it may bring any number of improvements over the past season. A good year is anticipated. Many of these in- dividuals tend to take the view that the solution to their farm problems is tied to conditions beyond their control. They tend to be satisfied to repeat their production routine and depend upon better conditions to guide them to greater satisfaction at To other individuals tiie sanu phrase may mean something altogether different. Such indi viduals recognize that "ne.x year" will bring many of the ;ame old problems that thcj lad to cope with in the past )ut new problems and oppor tunities will undoubtedly emerge. This is a realistic pic- ure that is visualized by most jusiness-orienled farnters. The manager with this pic- ure of "next year" in mind recognizes that agricultural iroduction changes continually, le accepts change as the chal- enge with which he must cope. prospective hanges in opportunities and roblems is the basis of man- gement. The success of man- gement is to find good solu- ions to emerging problems and o develop good management trategies to gain the benefit of le opportunities presented. _The alert manager recog- u'zes the material from which ood management decisions made. Although faith that next year will be better and j inf.iition may be ingredients of management decisions, more is required. Good outlook infor- mation and production records are the basic ingredients need ed. Review of the production rec ords of the past year's farming activities provides more useful information. Researching on- the-farm information provides the basic information for devel- oping business management controls. Levels of production, I costs of production, trends in production reveal the perform- ance of the business. Produc- tion areas that are shown to be strong can receive more em- phasis. Areas where problems exist require remedial action. Good management depends upon current, accurate infor- mation. The progressive manager welcomes the challenge of "next year Armed with good basic information lie formulates management strate- gies to solve potential problems and take advantage of revealed opportunities. The fact that a i good year or a bad year oc-1 curs has an influence on bus ness outcome, but the huma nput consisting of the ski] foresight, and the decisions em Jloyed by the manager are th real ingredients of success. I will always be "next year coun ry" for the farmer in Alberta mt the skill of the manage will go a long way to insure successful outcome as anothe (reduction cycle stark wit lie spring thaw. 4-H Club 'Bulletin Board' The majority of pesticides r viewed at the annual meeting of tlie Western Committee Crop Pesticides and Livestoc Pesticides had the scope of the uses curtailed. L. K. Peterson, entomologis with the Alberta plant Indus try division who attended (h meetings in Regina, explain that some pesticides are use on a number of different crop and to control more than on insect species. Most of t h e s chemicals have had the num ber of crops or types of insects for which they were previously used reduced. Some other pesti cides are now recommended fo different uses than was former Jy the case. Following are a few examples of changes in pesticide uses. Aldrin can no longer be user as a seed treatment for con- trolling wireworms on sugar Wheat aroma repels insects If spring wheat produces the correct aroma, insects may leave it alone says Dr. Robert Kasting of the Lelhbridge Re- search Station. Scientists are applying Swed- ish techniques for "measuring aroma-producing chemicals of plants to the green leaves of spring wheat following a dis- covery that green leaves of plants give off aromas which attract or repel insects. beets. No substitute has been recommended. Emlrin is no longer registered for controlling common insects on fruit and vegetables, except potatoes. However, endrin is now officially recommended for cut- worm control on oil seed and cereal crops. Heplachlor cannot be used for wireworm or root maggot con- trol on any vegetables except corn. It is still registered, how- ever, for seed treatment for wireworms on cereals. Dieldrin is no longer to be used on potatoes or vegetables, except as a seed treatment for wireworm control on beans and corn. It cannot be used as a pray for soil insects, grasshop- pers, cutworms, thrips etc. on ereal or forage crops. Chlordane is no longer recom- mended for controlling earth- worms in lawns. It can now be used only to control earthworms n golf course greens. No sub- titute insecticide is available or lawns. Dimcthoate is not yet regis- ered for controlling aphids on il seed crops, but registration s pending for 1971. Diazinon has now been regis- !red for cutworm control in ower and vegetable gardens. DDT can no longer be used to ontrol sheep blow flies. This leroical can be used only for ea beetle control in rapeseed rops and for horn flies on cat- TABER The Taber and District 4-H Municipal Council held its meeting on Dec. 3 in the PFRA buildings with president Pete Unruh presiding. New officers were electee for the coming year. Electee were: Bob Tilleman president; ?ete Unruh vice-president; Wenbourne adult secre- tary; Rod Unruh junior secre- tary; Bill Friesen treasurer; Gary Redekop reporter. It was decided that each club pay toward the adopted child except the two new clubs. Membership dues were set at 50 cents per member. Another bowling party and smorgasborg were set for March 6. The next meeting will be held Feb. 11, in Taber. GARY REDEKOP reporter. HOPING The regular meeting of the Hoping Shortgrass 4-H beef club was held Dec. 2, at the Hoping Hall. There were 17 members pre- sent. Roll call was our calves ear tag numbers and brand. Our valentines dance will be on Feb. 12. The Sunny Moun- tain Boys will be playing. Everybody welcome. We are having a Christmas party on Dec. 28 with tobag- ganing in the Ponderosa coulee followed by a pot-luck supper and dance at the Hoping Hall. DOREEN TAYLOR reporter Methoxychlor is no longer reg- tered for controlling lice on ecf or dairy cattle or for con- olling keds on goats. Lindane n be used for kcd control on als. PORTABLE AC GENERATORS EC1500 Quile inexpensive ye) powerful output Very light weigh) of only 37 kg (82 Ib.) Simple design for trouble- free long life Perfect for any lighting purpose Fuse for safety in cass of overloads. FARM PRICE 1.00 REBUILT BRIGGS STRATTON and WISCONSIN MOTORS WITH GUARANTEE, FOR 3-9 HORSEPOWER MOTOR MOWER 817 3rd AVENUE SOUTH PHONE 327-2669 LETHBRIDGE-COALDALE The November meeting of :he Leth-Coaldale 4-H Club was jrought to order by vice-presi- dent Tom Bond. Pledge was led by Pat Shologan and Gary Hranac. Boll call for this meeting was, to go up and get your mem- bership card from the chair- man. The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopt- ed, by secretary Bev Hranac. A motion was made to leave the ruelening of your calf up to you. The leaders will do the calves of members who want them done. A donation of is to go to the Sunrise Ranch here in Coaldale this year. A discussion on gate signs followed. It was moved that all members must h a v e a gate sign. These signs could be any shape or size. Nominations for a ticket committee were taken, Connie Hazuda and Jim Corey were elected. Tlu's year the club would be raffling off a calf, a camera, and a tooled purse. The drawing of names for Christmas gifts followed. The gift must not be less than or more than ?2. I One minute speeches from: Sandra Bohner, Joyce Bond. Bill Bind, Tom Bond, Dianna Boultpn, Pat Boulton, Carol Ober and Gail Ober followed. The meeting was then ad- joiu-ned. REMINDER: Decem- ber's meeting is changed to Saturday, Dec. 12. JOYCE BOND-reporter INTERNATIONAL The International 4-H light horse club of Coulfs held its regular monthly meeting Nov. 19. The president, Lavon Win- ters, called the meeting to order, and Sharla Winters led the Pledge. Roll call was th name of your horse. Public speaking was give by: Vivienne Stoakley, Dian Stringarn, and Pebbie Thies sen. Mr. Gus Cpolidge was guest speaker. He spoke on th topic "enthusiasm." Our next meeting will be held on Dec. 17. There will be a meeting and a Christmas party combined. DAHLENE MILK RIVER The regular monthly meeting the Milk River 4-H beef club was held on Dec. 3, at the Erie Rivers High School Steven Ellert called tlie meet- ing to order at p.m. Sharla Winters Jed the mem- >ers with tlie pledge and the roll call was the weight and name of the member's calf. Tlie Christmas calf tour is scheduled for Jan. 2, with the members to meet at a.m. in front of the school. A com- mittee was formed to make ar- rangements for dinner, which is to be served at tlie Roy Hummel farm. Following the meeting quiz- zes prepared by Lavon Win- ters, Dianne Stringam and Gladys Balog were given to the first, second and third year members respectively. RAY BROWNLEE KEADYMADE The Readymade 4-H bee. club held its 8th annual ban- quet and awards night on No- vember 14th at the Lethbridge Junior College. After supper, Syd Manlier in- troduced all the 4-H members; Bonny Hank and Can-oil Dyck gave the highlights of the year. We then had the pre- sentation of awards. They are as follows: Champion calf Bonny Stanko, reserve champion Byron Templeton, highest rate of gain Bonny Stanko, show- manship Brian Murray, judging competition Wend'y Miller, public speaking Chris Pearson, care of calf and barn and Bonny Stanko, rest record book Wendy Mil- er, best gate sign Joey (aval, fund raising Hank Korthius, first year efficiency Bonny Stanko and Carla Reid, and top efficiency aware Miller. Special presentations were iwarded to Mr. Manlier, Mr. durray, and Mr. and Mrs. La- 'alley for various jobs they lave helped with in the club, 'he evening concluded with Syron Templelon and Chris showing us an inler- ,sting film on their tour to Ja- an Expo. BONNY STANKO-reporter Calendar of farm events Har- 16 DECEMBER, 3970 15 Lelhbridge Alberta Corn Committee Meeting 15 Lethbridge Marketing and promotion (H J. grave.) Claresholm Alberta's Marketing and Promotion Local and World Wide (H. J. Hargrave) JANUARY, 1971 5 Vulcan Beef Series Commences (Brood Cow Man- agement) 6 Claresholm-Nanton Beef Series Commences (New Developments in Nutrition) 7 Brooks Beef Course (New Breeds and Problem Feeds) Medicine Hat Beef Series Commences Lethbridge Beef Series Commences Edmonton Direction '71 (Provincial Crops and Live- stock Outlook Conference) Vulcan Agricultural Manpower Farm Business Training Course Commences (4 wks. intensive course) Taber Agricultural Manpower Course Commences Brooks Agricultural Manpower Course Commences Bow Island Potato Day Storage and Ventilation Etzikom Weed Control Meeting Lethbridge Regional Agricultural Service Board Con- ference (Warble Control and Roadside Weed Control Programs) 7 3 11 H 11 J8 19 20 23 FERTILIZER YEAR-END SALE! 34-0.0 DEUVERED CASH BAG OR 6UIK 11-48.0 BUIK 33-23-0 8W< BAGGED Similnr Frkss en Boe.k Yeur Anhydrous Ammonia at 7 Sola Inds Dec. 31, 1970 BAGGED 2201 20th Avc. S. DOUBL 'A' FERTILIZER SERVICES LTD. Phone _ Allan A. 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