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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HTA'D It Potato disease studied By DIL G. A, NELSOV Plant Pathologist Researeo Station Many diseases cause potato tubers' to rot or decay in stor- age. In Southern three of the most important potato diseases "with vficb the Leth- bridge Research Safc'oc is coo- ceraed are soft rot, leek, and dry rot. Soft rot is caased bv fciackfeg wfalcb rot the lower stems of the and enter tbe stem end of tfae tobers dnr- xag gwrtfe or caused by brusag at harvest As disease fee ret beowaes aod watery and 5s accompanied by ao extreme' Iy obieeiioBabfe odor. The bac- teria. can spread to other tub- ers in storage aed, under ex- eessivfiiv Mgfc bucsidy aid poor can nan crop ir a sfcort .iinie, fongyfl disease, ex- hifaits similar to those of soft rot rue that caase it are present is soil and estee tobers through woaodt st fasrvesL rot spreads rap- idiv at Mgfa atorage tejnperar tures, Tbe rotted tic- is brwiBsb sod jxzlpy and Isier becomes soft watery. A Emsd leaks from the tdber. Tse border rotted aod sound fesae may be very daric Soroe feibers irisy rot com- pfeteiy except for s firm outer Dry rot of potatoes is caused by SK! boTDe ftKgf That eater tbe tsbers -wooEids. of tte '5L-es5e do not the tahers been in scorsge for some lime. Tbe tobers arxi hofitw pockets are last con- tain colored powdery sisssee of pfe-oarveet wodicontag 0f is very importast to storage- csalsty. Mafce ssre be- fore harvest tbst the soil is reasotassbiy zaoist aad fee eraaare is above 95 degrees- Al- kw tae timbers to in tbe soil for five to seves days after tie tops hsve been kfHed pfete-y by iraet or dieoKcals. prevents die urbers from dscydraiicg and increases resfsfazsoe to rocgb baadffjag of the wrscii acd pro- vides ac etsfey for disease or- anataiaB relative to- aa fitorgge at 3C to IS per oest acd pronrkie yeotOatkic ffarougb tbe pile to prevent roojatore from coodav- sing on tbe tubers. Keep tbe air temperstere at 50 to 00 for tbe first five to seven of storage to hastes bealag, tflec reduce it to to greee. teroperatores can be oMd for sproat inhibited taben that are to be processed, if ieak ap- pears. rapid to 4C or lower arrest fee CROP The first USDA nigte of ihe 1ST72 corn crop fore- caste production at 4.S btffioc bashfela down II per from the record 5J5 faSKoD buBb- crop of 1ST71. The team rea- son ie a 1ft per cent cut to grain com acreage. The crop wiD be fte'EMr irxmtie export demand rf bOte twbelt. BEST ANGUS FEMAIE An Brown, right, of Lerh- ore Lome ,'AernI! of Alberto Aberdeen- oecepts Frcnk Slezino Fomiiy tropny for riie Oueen ond jucge Jcrr.Ie of Hobson, best Aberdeen-Angus from Mrs. Siezino dunng Jlodcy Mo-ontcir, livesfoci: week, THE CASE OF THE MIXED UP FANTA FLAVORS AN EXCITING CASE TO WORK ON! 24 BOme OF FANTA BRAND HAVORS- AVAIlAiU FOt UMfTH) TIME ONIY IN THi AtfA SEtVH> BY FtflOTY 1OTTUNG LTD.. AUTHORIZE iOmOL OF FANTA CONTRACT WITH COCA- COiALTD. w-- -m- m coupon to your -m work on this ;