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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THH HERAVD Friday, September 22, 1972 YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. Where's Micronesia? The Islands Oiat comprise Micronesia are the Marshall, Ihc Carolines and the Mari- amis. Tlicsc islands lie almost on a line between Hawaii and i the Philippines. WHKHU TO liWW Al.KAU-'A I'Olt AM) WIIV 1 JSUALLY. (lie articles len mo-e to the home gnnieiier, so this t would like especially 1o devote (hi; column lo fanners. I Iliink I li e following article from the I.cllibrirtge Research Station mipht bi: of interest lo many. It is written by Dr. (I. A. Ilohlis, Kutomologist. "Now that we have Icanicd to manage a leafcutter bee. we con grow alfalfa for seed in the Prairie Provinces almost aiiy- where within the triangle bounded by Lethbridge, Mel fort iind Winnipeg. However, even within the confines of southern Alberta, growing alfalfa for seed can he much more profit- able in some areas than in oth- ers. ''Alfalfa can be grown for seed most successfully where (lie climate is warm and dry but where hot, cl'y winds sel- dom blow. It does best on irri- gated sol! that lias a good w a t e r-hoklmg capacity. By growing alfalfa on irrigated land, it is possible to control the I amount of moisture it rccoivcs Ural tints ensure continuing bloom and flow of nutrients to i Hie setting seed. "To ensure adequate pollina- tion the 'donu'sucated' alfalfa bee, volun- j ilnlii, must be used. This bee dees not fly until the tcmpera- i line is above 69 F.; tlie wanner it is, lite longer and faster tbe IMJC works. It re- quires d-y conditions because it makes its calls with moist leaf pieces and fills tlicm with moist pollen anil honey. If Ihe climate is too wet. mold de- velops in the cells and Ihe bee larvae die. "Warm dry winds cause tlie I plants lo will and to drop their flowers and developing seed pods. If the crop wilts after 1 coming into bloom and after the bees have been placed in tlie field, management costs wilt increase. The crop will require at least one more irrigation and thu bees in their field shelters will have to lie protected from (lift chilling effects of lire irri- gation water. Irrigation at this I lime often creates favorable Build your bar for entertaining conditions for pcbt insects; for [example, lygus bugs that de- stvoy newly-formed buds, flow- ers, and seeds. By prevent- ing tbe buildup of pest species, one cati avoid the use of an in- secticide that would probably rcnuirc the temporary removal ot the bees from the field. 'When selecting a site lo grow alfalfa for seed, choose land in an irrigated area sur- rounded by rangeland, Tbe presence of i-angeland usually indicates that the rainfall is too low for growing grain and, therefore, has a climate fa- vorable for the bco. Within this irrigated area, fields on Ihe side from which llw pre- vailing winds blow. Thus, with rangeland on [he upwind side of tbe field, you will not have to worry about your neighbors spraying with insecticides or herbicides that could harm your bees or You would also have less trouble from se- rious infestations of grasshop- pers, which develop mnch more frequently in dryland grain crops than on rangeland. "To sum up, Ihe best region in which lo grow alfalfa for seed is one with a climate that is warm, dry, and not too windy. The best area is an irri- galed area that is surrounded >y rangeland, and the best field one that has a good water- holding capacity ani; is down- wind from and next to the rangeland. Many fields in th Eastern Irrigation District c Southern Alberta meet most of I h e requirements for alfalfa seed production. A few arc be- ing used now, but many mo're could be profitably used for growing tlus valuable crop.1' I would appreciate you, the readers, getting in touch wilh LONG TAIL The male lyrebird has a tail twice as long as its body. Opens news bureau NEW YORK Tito Family Camping Federation of Ameri- ca has announced the opening of a national news bureau in the offices of PR Associates, Inc., at 575 Madison Avenue, New York. Established in 1902, the Family Camping Fedora- lion has members representing all segments of Ihe industry. The norsa bean The horse bean is often call' ed the "bean of history" be- cause it was an important food to the early civilizations of the Middle Easl, where it grows wild. MOKE SHEEP Sheep outnumber people 20-1 in N'cw Zealand. Irish brochure lists campsites Nearly 50 camping and cara- van sites in the Irish Republic (southern Ireland) arc listed in a brochure published by the Irish Tourist Board. All of the parks have been inspected by the Board lo ensure that they meet minimum standards. Real ho) spot Camels carry visitors over lava-crusted slopes that may sizzle at 700 degrees only two feet below the surface on Lan- zarole, easternmost of the. Can- ary Islands. FIVE FAMILIES There are five families of liz- i ards in Australia. The secret of modern home entertaining is having the prop- er facilities. The value-packed hook otfcr rd here gives you the choice of three outstanding bars you can make yourself. A TV bar that rolls easily on casters lo where (he action is. An L-shaped bar for a difficult corner, also has place for a record player and fink. The cabinet bar also has rasters and features unique ptorage facilities for bottles, glasses, ice bucket and bar equipment. You'll bo amazed at the money you will save by mak- ing it yourself. And, the book is so simple to understand it doesn't matter whether you're a ten-thumbs beginner with just a few hand tools or an expert craftsman with a complete shop. The detailed instructions are thorough and complete with exploded view drawings, cut- ting diagrams, material list and lots ot pictures to help you along the way. You'll find your- self finished in a jiffy and all ready to start stocking. Send cheque or money nrder (no stamps please) to Carpentry Dept. The Lethbridge Herald, P.O. Box 4090 Station A, Toronto, for Home Improve- ment Book No. 690, How To Make Three Bars. Editor's Note The Her- ald dors not handle theso blueprints and il is necessary to send requests for them to llic above address in Toronto. I'lcasc write tiic address as printed. (Copyright 1972 Toronto .Star Syndicate) Copper discovery A Stone Age Egyptian is cred- ited by historians with ttic ac- cidental discovery of copper ore as he built his campfire in the southern part of the Sinai pen- insula. The copper and- tur- quoise mines of the peninsula were worked by the pharaohs of the fir.st dynasty. Now's the time to check gutters By MR. KIX Gutter and downspout repair Clean and repair at the same time. Cleaning is something you is a job generally done in the will have to do more than once fall because of the accumula-; anyway, tion of leaves and in the spring because of the wear and tear of heavy ice and snow. ters were attended to during the summer. They would then able to handle Ihe extra loads. Besides, working on a ladder is easier on a summer cViy than on spring. cold day the fall NOW IS THE TIME FOR FAIL PLANTINGl GOOD STOCK AVAIlABtE OF TREES SHRUBS SPECIAL! HARDY OUTDOOR MUMS Reg. 1.00 IYTHRUM Reg. 95t CLOSED SUNDAYS Nov sod SOc Lacombe Nurseries Ltd. 5 Miles East of LelSbridge on No. 3 Highway, Coalrftde PHONE 345-4633 A whisk broom or a stiff I brush should be used to clean _ dirt and leaves from the gut- BuTdamagc during" those sea- hers, If left in the gutters, this sons would he less if the gut- accumulation will caiise water to siop over the sides in a heavy rain. The dirt also is carried to the downspout, resulting in clogging. After you have cleaned out the dirt you can look for rust spots. If il is just rust with no damage to the metal heneath it, sand the metal clean. Then give the spot a coat of rust- preventive paint. If the metal has started to nisi through, clean away the rust, then make sure all loose particles of damages metal arc removed. A small hole or crack can be taken care of by spread- ing roof cement over the area. Tf the hole is larger, add a patch to the cement. With the cement still ivet, place a piece j of metal similar to the gutter in it. If the gutter is aluminum, use heavy aluminum foil. Roof- ing paper or fiberglass mater- ial can be used with any metal. The patch should extend sev- eral inches beyond the opening anci the cement should extend beyond the patch. Add another coating of cement over the patch, covering all edges. Sometimes joints between sections of gutter will develop leaks. Patch these areas the same way. For Jarger holes, stick with metal. Make certain it 3s the same kind of metal as the gut- ter, otherwise corrosion. Water should flow freely to- ward the downspout. If the gut- ter is sagging, this won't hap- pen. You may have to adjust hangers or renail a section. If water isn't going through j the downspout, then it needs j cleaning. Sometimes a gentle dipping will (iisloc'igR the obstni Hon. If (his fails, Iry a garden i hare am! if that iloesn'l work, use a snake. A wire strainer over the open- ing of the downsprout will pre- vent dehris from blocking it. This will need regular clean- PLANT SPRING NOW! HOLLAND BULBS just arrived! INCLUDING "1972 INTERNATIONAL HOLLAND BULB SELECTIONS" FREE INFORMATION AND BOOKLETS ON TULIPS, DAFFODIIS. HYACINTHS, CROCUS, SNOWDROPS, SCIUAS, ETC. MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP 4th Ave and 7th St. 5. Phons 327-1515 Wooteo Time to "get sewing" for Fall and Winter! 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