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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Jg _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 16, 1970 i--------------------------------------- Plows, tractors and soil are not needed Tank farming may be answer to Bermuda's land scarcity Bermuda (CT) _ A experiment which could dunge the face of in Bermuda is about to start on a barren acre of marshland. Tiny Bermuda, which has only 21 square miles of territory, has seen farming activities cut back as the demand has risen for space to butld homes for its residents. In the last 10 years alone about 40 acres of crop-growing land have fallen to urbanization As a result, about 60 per the vegetables and fruit needed here now must be imported. Norman Davison is planning to change all that by using hydroponics, or tank farming. If he succeeds, within a few years the island could be producing all the fresh produce it needs. Hydroponics farming means that a farmer doesn't need plows, tractors, or even vegetables are grown in water and can be kept close together and fed exactly what nutrients they need. The yield per acre is said to be huge compared with the traditional farming methods. Davison plans to have his first produce on the market by January. He's experimented successfully for three years with a small hydroponics garden at However, the business enterprise will be considered experimental for the first year and will cover only an acre. He plans to concentrate on tomato growing and hopes to get a yield two or three times that harvested by other farmers in Bermuda. The hydroponics farms will consist of 100 plastic-lined beds each 50 feet long, four and 12 Inches deep. They'll be filled with sand and stocked with tomato plants. A water tank, filled from a well, will pipe nutrient-added water to the plants twice a day. Davison doesn't anticipate any difficulty in competing for a share of the market. His first crop of tomatoes should not clash with those of local "and ours will be fresher and tastier than those brought from the United he says. Tank farm vegetables are said to be indistinguishable from traditionally-grown produce in taste, appearance and nutritive value. Davison claims that because soil diseases are eliminated by hydroponics there is less use insecticides. Other advantages are that crops are not susceptible to drought or soil erosion and they take up precisely the amount of minerals they need for maximum growth. Bermuda's department of agriculture has taken an interest in the experiment and a spokesman says they'll be keeping a close watch on progress at the farm. Tunis rocked TUNIS (Renter) A slight earth tremor, the second in 2-1 hours, shook pads of Tunis earlv S n n d a The tremor cracked walls of several buildings, but no one was INE FQQD5. BEST WISHES -''-f 4. V: r PRICES EFFECTIVE in Leihbricige Stores Dec. 16-19 inclusive B.C. Apples ImftAlA NlltC Mixed In Shell Walnuts, Almonds, W V lllllV illllO Chestnu'ts, Brazils, Filberts Ib. VI Baking Needs! Mincemeat Mandarins Genuine Japanese Oranges ib 33" APPROX. 9-LB. BOX Each Yams Imported, Fresh Serve with Ham 2 33 Canada Fancy, Spartans 2-47 jfifcPi'snhoi'i'iAG fcW VI QIIUCI I ICO Late Howe's......Mb. net wl. pkg. UW. Canada No. 1 Grade Empress, premium QQd quality.........44 fl. oz. jar Raisins Enchanted Isle, Australian 2-lb. net wt. pkg. Walnut Pieces 67c Enchanled Isle Australian Mb. net wt. pkg. Town House Pitted .....2-lb. block AlmOndS Shelled..... 8.oz. net wt. pkg. 79C Empress Ground 4-oz. tin Empress Ground Shaker Tin OOC Pineapple Rings Robinsons Glace Assorted 4-oz. net wt. pkg. Green Cherries 49c Red CherriesWoodlnnds Frach Holoru I WWll WWlvl W Brussels Sproutsr ,39' Cheddar Cheese 10% OFF Fresh Rolls t 2 59' A I Ife" I Laloni Hawaiian, m jt Sliced Pmeapple H" 4 1 Process Cheese 3 Glace Fruit Pkg.59c Mixed Peel Yeast Margarine 29c 49c 49c 59c nel wt. pkg. A V% I Skylark Raisin Bread Fresh Chip Dips Fruit Cocktail tP m 1 B I Fruit Drinks Mandarin Orange s all 28 fl. or. btle. lark Fresh, while for Empress, Pineapple and Grope M f it. 45' 4, T 4t rM flfl 31 2 55' Fleischmann's Fast Rising r "I 4-oz. nef wt. tin tJ I C DISCOUNT PRICE Orange Juice DISCOUNT PRICE Sour Cream diperne' mak2oyouz' T Ch 49 Cream Topping Process Cheese 1.49 rr r I 1.00 tin J for I 49 v.ream mppn 2 lb iar' Cucumber Chips ,ar 59c 1 .25 Chocolates, Ideal Gifts. Good Luck Manufacturer's "i .09 Offer -----3-Ib. net wt. pkg. I VI UllijC JU1LC Bel Air Frozen Concentrate 6 fl. oz. Check our stock of Christmas Cakes Plain f MOOT Whiz Kraft Fruit or Iced. Puddings and Sweet Bis- 11 j n PlCkled BeetS 24 n. oz. Dnimh fhflACP cuits. Also Christmas Candies and Boxed OM pwn, w ARf WHlSh llieese tllpS Pnck 9-oi. net wt. pkg. OC Kraft Process Cheese f .69 2-lb loaf I Spoon and Serve, twin pack ctns. Process Cheese 45c Veg. Juice Flaked Tuna "L nrt 47c Sunmaid Raisins Pk3. of Crosse and BlackwQll pkg5" ideal Il0ckin9 sluffers pks- OOC IS-oi. not wt. tin ODC UlL...! TLI-. Weston's Stoned wneat i nins io-OI. net wt. Pkg. VHGSSG Krtifl Conacliun t Moxim Freeze 1.15 i c instant vottee Dried. iar I Rnfhtnnfi finnroftgc Give As A Gift; Ctn. of or Cln. of each 4.40 Rich's Topping Plum Pudding Stock up with Fresh Eveready Batteries, Flash Bulbs, Flash Cubes, Films, Christmas i Cracker, Toys, Napkins, Glassware, Tum- blers, Candles, Nut Crackers, Tree Lights, Ashtrays, etc. Slices 8-oz. not wt. pkg. WE RESERVE THE RiGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES. ii 3