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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD _ Tuesday, May 15, 1973 e 64 Engine Horsepower Penny pinching direct injection 4-cylmder diesel. Independent hydraulics Controlmatic 3 pt. hitch 8 forward speeds Fully independent 540 rpm PTO Built to take a loader Differential lock 2 or 4-Wheel Drive 3 Shifts on-the-go HP. mfg-esL 2200 rpm 585 cubic inch White diesel or 504 cube L-P gas. Noisefighter comfort cab with roll-over protection. 18 forward speeds with Hydraul Shift. Planetary drive 6000 Ibs. 3 pt. hitch or heavy duty wide- swinging drawbar. 3 shifts-on-the-go Regular drive Underdrive 20% more power. Overdrive 20% more speed. Tilt-O-Scope power steering Optional auxiliary wheel guard fuel tanks The guts and go for widespans jnd 8 bottoms. See thft new 1270 2 or 4 wheel drive at Your authorized White Motor Corp. of Canada Dealer: WILLIAMS RANCH FARM EQUIPMENT LTD. 2620 2nd Ave. N. Phone 328-1133 Fairy rings trouble Southern Alberta gardens Unsightly and damaging fairy rings are again causing area gardeners concern. The rings of brown-colored patches are caused by a mass of white mold growing in the soil under the turf. Mushrooms, which are the reproductive bodies of the fun- gus, develop in the outer edges of the mold growth. Officials at the Lethbridge Research Station have found that gardeners can clear up their lawns by "drowning" the fungus tlirougii an intensive month-long watering program. Holes should be made in the affected area and about two feet around the circumference of the fairy ring. Use of a po- tato fork will suffice to allow the water to pass through the resistant mold The soil under the entire ringed area should be kept "mushy" for the entire month. This may call for additional holes as needed. Phil Blakeley, information of- ficer at the station, reports that fairy ring also indicates a lawn could be lacking nitrogen or have a higher-than-normal ra- tio of phosphorus to nitrogen. A lawn requires one pound of nitrogen per square feet per month during the growing season. To get this amount, it requires three pounds of fer- tilizer labelled 33.5-0-0 or 34-0-0 or five pounds of 21-0-0 per 000 square feet. A lawn also needs one appli- cation of fertilizer in the spriog or fall containing phosphate such as 16-20-0 at the rate of five pounds per square feet. Fertilizers are numbers ac- cording to nitrogen-phosphate- potash. The higher the num- bers, the more component parts in the mixture. The entire lawn should be fertilized as not just the fairy rings, said Mr. Blake- ley. Keeping the lawn in a healthy growing condition by proper fertilizing and watering makes it more resistant to the development of fairy rings, he said. MINUTE MUFFLER HAS MINUTE MUFFLER INSTALLATIONS 3rd and 4th St. S. OpMi Daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ;