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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta May 15, THE LETHBSICGE HERALD 9 Flea beetles By DR. G. E. SVVAILES Entomologist Lctliuridge Research Station As the rapeseed crop be- comes more widely grown in an area the chances that flea beetles will become a problem FL-a beetles are found on ma; y native cruciferous pJanls th; rr.'riiout The Prairie. Tliey move readily from native hosts to domestic crops. The rape- secci plant is one of their fav- irite hosts. A buildup of insect popula- tion is likely if susceptible crops are grown in adjacent fields year after year be- the insects raadily move short distances. TI'c flea beetle is a shiny, black insect about one-eighth of an inch long. It is easily re- cognized by its habit of jump- Ing when distrubed. These beet- les are most active on warm, sunny days and are difficult to fiiul in cool, damp weather. Th? adult overwinters in straw in the field or in head- lane's. As the weather warms up the spring the beetles be.ffin to move in search of food and a p'ace to reproduce. By mid-May the beetles usually are very active. They continue to fesd through most of June and even into July. Iti plots on Lethbridge Research Station, yield in- creEsss of 24 per cent have been obtained by controlling flea beetles on young rapeseed early in June. A second outbreak of adults can occur in mid-August. By then, the larvae have developed on the roots of the host plants and the adults emerge, feed, and seek winter slie'Ler. Vevy late crops can suffer to pods at this time, bi't Live pods usually are ma- ture and little damage occurs. However, this outbreak is a warn in jj to be on the for darr.rrje on nearby rapeseed crops'Ihe following year. control of flea beet- les can be obtained with seed treatments, granular insecti- cides applied at seeding, or posi-emc-rgence sprays. CATTLEMEN Take Advantage of TH2 FOOTHIUS QUALITY HAY AND PASTURE BANK HAY, SILAGE, STRAW If you have cood quality hov you would like to sell, or If you would like to buy good hay, you should contact the Foothills Forage Co-op Associ- ation. Wo are taking listings on hay for sale in the spring, summer, and fall of 1973. To list your hay you pay us only a small listing fee pl'-s a percentage of the value sold. Silage, straw, .and other roughages can also be listed with us 01 well as Kay. PASTURE Contact the Foothills Forage Co-op Association if you wan! to rent pasture or if you have for For a small fee we will locate suitable spring, summer, and fall pas- ture for interested stockmen. INQUIRIES Inquiries ore invited from farmers and ranches with roughage for sale or with pasrure for rent, as well as from cattle producers requir- ing additional roughage and pasture. For further information please phone 265-8999 or write to Foothills Foraqe, 504 Murphy Placo Cal- gary, Alta. FRED STORY 25 years LES INGLE 35 years experience t -rtSSK'W f CON BARRETT 25 GAYLE JOHNSON 21 years experience TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE b having a Fred, Les, Con and Gayto welcome Mr. Bob Barber to Toyota Travel Centre's tales staff. Bob was in the automotive Industry for eight years at Rocky Mountain House, where he had a GM dealership. He also spent several years as District Manager for Masse y Ferguson, having worked out of Edmonton and Calgary. He moved to iethbridge in 1955. From 1955 to his present appointment at Toyota Travel, Bob was involved in the farm machinery and motel business. Bob welcomes his many friends and customers to visit him at Toyota Travel Centre and to see the fine display of Toyota cars and trucks, Skylark travel trailers, motor homes and campers. Check the many savings below! Mr. Bob Barber CANUCK CMIPERETTES Made to fit any domestic half ton. 1971 HI LUX PICKUP Low, Low Mileage r -v 1971 14' SKYLARK TRAVEL TRAILER jm jfx ?P? ?4 fit-, li BRAND NEW 1973 TOYOTA COROLLA 2-DOOR 4 speed. Many no cott standard op- tions that are ex- tra cost on domes, tic automobile' Bank Financing Arranged No Down Payment O.A.C. PAYMENTS AS LOW AS 1971 Plymouth Sport Fury low mileage, automatic and power steering........... PRE-OWNED CARS 2 door hardtop, low, 1970 VIVA GT 1 1 1972 PONTIAC BOUGHAM-4 door hardtop, fully equipped 1 MVOY Is 1 Largest stock of Skylark trailers, and Over 40 new Toyota cars and trucks to Empress motor homes in Southern Alberta from TRADES WANTED COUTTS HIGHWAY OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL 9 P.M. PHONE 327-3155 ;