Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, February 25, 1975 THE LETHBRiDGE HERALD 5 Artificial lights nurture big tomatoes The idea of tomato plants two and a half metres high, laden with fruit, grown in midwinter in Bri- tain sounds like a fairy tale. But such tomatoes really were grown last winter here in Britain, it was reported on a BBC agriculture program recently. It was the horticultural products firm Fisons that did it, to demonstrate their special plastic sacks of tomato soil you just plant the seedling through a slit in the sack and away it grows. But to demonstrate this idea in spring when you want people to buy the materials demands something special in cultural techniques for you have to grow your demonstration plants dur- ing the shortest and darkest days of the year, when, as everyone knows, plants don't grow.' Artificial light for grow- ing out of season crops is nothing new but the kind of lighting installation'that Fisons used was new. There are still only a few of'this particular type in commercial use but the advantages are so enor- ATTENTION FARMERS! The ALL-NEW MODEL ALLIS-CHALMERS TRACTORS FOUR 7O60 MODELS 160 Horsepower, complete with 3 point hitch, cab, air- conditioner, heater. OM17050 MODEL 155 Horsepower, complete with 3 point hitch, cab, air-conditioner, heater. TOW 7040 MODELS 135 Horsepower, complete with 3 point hitch, cab, -air-conditioner, heater. TWO 7080 MODELS 180 Horsepower, complete with cab, air-conditioner, heater. TWO USED MODEL 4320 John Deere Tractors with 3 point hitch, cab. air-conditioner, heater. NEW EQUIPMENT 4-7060A.C. 160 Horsepower, includes 3 point hitch, cab, air and heater. 2 7040 A. C, 140 Horsepower, includes 3. point hitch, cab, air and heater. 1 155 Horsepower, includes 3 point hitch, cab, air and heater. 1-200A.C. 3 point hitch, cab, air and heater. 2 3 point hitch: USED EQUIPMENT 220 A.C. TRACTOR 135 Horsepower with cab and 3 point. MM 670 GASOLINE TRACTOR With new loader. 2 USED 4320 J.D. TRACTORS 3 point hitch, cab, air and heater. NEW CULTIVATORS 20 to 45 ft. NEW FORAGE HARVESTERS COMPLETE HESSTON STACK SYSTEM Now in Stock. ce 214 31st Street North Phone 328-8952 mous, compared with older kinds of horticultural lighting, that it could spread rapidly, replacing the older installations, and making totally new lighting cheaper and easier to install. The kind of lamps used are a type pioneered in Bri- tain high pressure sodium vapour. To many people of course, the word sodium spells disaster terrible searing metallic yellow street lights that turn a colourful world into monochrome. But these new sodium lamps, the high pressure type, are very different. They give a soft sunlike radiance, which shows up most colours reasonably well. The makers call it 'Solar- colour'. And not only do these lamps give a lot more light for your money nearly double, in fact but also they consume less electricity. The General Electric Co. of Great Britain succeeded some time ago in doing something that no other maker has managed that is making these lamps as direct screw in replacements for the older mercury vapour lamps frequently used for hor- ticultural and street lighting. DAVIS ENTERPRISES (ALBERTA) We Pay the Highest Prices lor ALBERTA STEEL PRODUCTS Diviiion of Indiulrin Ltd. DeaKri In New Structural Sleel, Anglei, Flat! and Pipes (Wholesale Prices) Both Businesses Located at 1505 2nd Ave. S., Lethbridge Phone 327-4035 or 327-6261 UNIVERSAL SEMEN SERVICE LTD. A New Custom Collection Stud Semen A. I. Supplies Universal Ear Tags, Ink and Applicators UNIVERSAL Contact: UNIVERSAL SEMEN SERVICE LTD. P.O. Box 910 Cardston, Alberta, Canada Phone (403) 653-4437 ''While in the Cardston area, be sure and stop, and look over our operation." "Your Home Town Appliance Centre" P.O. Box 2470 TABER, ALBERTA APPLIANCES TV's STEREOS RECORDS FURNITURE Phone 223-4344 GAS RANGES Admiral puts the accent on convenience and quality in Gas Ranges by offering CLEAN-A- MATIC Continuous Cleaning Ovens. Dial temp, controlled heat burner that makes all flat- bottomed cookware automatic. Thermostat on burner maintains temperature you dial and many other exclusive features. See us now for the best selection of Admiral ranges in Southern Albertal LOWER OVERHEAD SPELLS LOWER PRICES FOR YOU!