Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, June 11, 1974 LETHBRIDGE HERALD-21 Research Station report: Dryland grass needs nitrogen supply By A. DOUGLAS SMITH Agronomist If dryland grass is to produce maximum yields it requires large amounts of nitrogen. In Southern Alberta, unfertilized grasslands are generally deficient in nitrogen. The result is root- bound plants. The problem can be overcome by establishing and maintaining a reserve of nitrogen in the soil. The Lethbridge Soviet market OTTAWA (CP) A seven-man, industry- government trade mission is now assessing the potential market for Canadian seeds in the Soviet Union, the trade department reports. The mission will visit various centres in the Soviet Union and hold talks with Soviet officials to determine the varieties of seeds used, produced and imported. Canadian exports of forage seeds totalled about million in 1973. Research Station has conducted several fertilizer trials on dryland grasses throughout Southern Alberta. In some, up to 900 pounds of nitrogen have been applied per acre. We found that production increased very slightly if less than 20 pounds of nitrogen per acre were applied As the rate of nitrogen increased beyond this level, the yield of grass increased and reached a maximum at about 150 pounds of nitrogen per acre. In moist years, the yield of grass could be two or three times more after fertilizing. Once a reserve of REAL ESTATE CAREER? fat tfo THE REWARDS 1. THE INCOME scale varies according to your own part- icipation Your minimum goal is S11.000 per year. FREEDOM.... benefits of independence and still have the association of a well organized firm. DEVELOPMENT.... out of the routine rut Expand your own fields of interest Develop your own personal capacities 4. TRAINING... Company sponsored training program offered free of Real Estate procedures programs of appraisal training program ESTATE5. TRADING... Catalogue -oilers maximum exposure to the total marvel throughout 9 C. Alberta and all across Canada 2500 prmJed each week The only way to move-Block Bros simple 1-2-3 d f 'There .s absolutely no Charge for jbe trade olan Ihe pla" 3. SERVICE.... Advertised promofon over one million dollars per year to promote properties 55 Bros offices in BC and Alberta More than 1000 Realtors plus 150 N R S offices Irnoughout Canada and USA Bros spends 6. FIRST STEP------ ConJact one of the Block Bros service centres m Alberta Talk over the career m Real Estate with the Branch Manager Experience nol necessary, but is a great asset FRANK TINORDI327-3478 TIM GRISAK 328-2266 BLOCK BROS. 328-2356 nitrogen has been established, the nitrogen removed in one crop year should be replaced to obtain maximum production of the next crop. For example, every ton of grass forage produced will remove about 50 pounds of actual nitrogen. This has to be replaced. When crop yields are high. fertilizer requirements are high. When yields are low, generally because rainfall was low, fertilizer requirements are low. The suggested high rates of nitrogen will increase not only the quantity of grass but also the quality and will extend the growth period. After these treatments, the grass starts growing earlier in the spring and stays green later i i ehe fall. The decision to use these high rates of nitrogen must be based on present costs and expected returns. Our results at present suggest that about 150 pounds of nitrogen per acre should be applied initially, followed by annual applications of 50 pounds for each ton of forage removed. SPECIAL OCCASION GIFTS from THE NOOK Westminster Plaza Phone 329-0700 the perfect Laundry Pair READY-TO-USE WHEN YOU BUY! PORTABLE SPIN DRYING WASHER Built-in Water System! Compact" 29V x 16V x 31V Hook up to sink and start washing Wash, rinse spin dry a full load in minutes Turbo-action agitation gets clothes cleaner faster Use it everywhere...store it any- where Saves water saves time saves money Ultra high speed spin removes more water from the wash choice of colors BUYTHEPAIRI PORTABLE ELECTRIC DRYER Uses 120V current! Compact! 24" x x 31V Plug into standard electric outlet (15 amp minimum) Portable...rolls on wheels...no vent- ing required Ideal with Hoover Spin-Drying Washer...gets clothes dry faster Use it everywhere...Store it anywhere 3 separate cycles regular...wash 'n wear...fluff tumble Automatic cool down period Up to 135 minutes drying time 379 CMpMi M cktrti ntns iHhri S20 sMw a en FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. AM 327-6070 "Appliance Problem? Calljimmy"