Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 10, 1966, Image 1

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VOL 11 NO. 41
LET’S GET A LITTLE HEAT IN HERE Jay Rohrer, left, and John Yo
cum demonstrate the use of the Gastobac Co.- equipment set up on the floor of
Rohrer’s tobacco shed.' The experiment being carried out by PSU Field Research
Laboratory is designed to eliminate, or reduce, shed bum of tobacco by adding
heat during, the curing stage. L. F. Photo
Eight Lancaster County Townships
Apply For Drought Emergency Aid
Names of eight northern
Lancaster County townships
were submitted this week to
the State Disaster Committee
with the lequest that they re
ceive assistance under the
federal emergency livestock
feed program, accoiding to
Miss Dorothy Neel, managei
of the county Agricultural
Stabilization & Conseivation
Aid to individual town
ships has never been grant
ed m the state, although
Miss Neel said there is ap
parently nothing in the reg
ulations to make such a re
quest prohibitive. The last
time ASCS requested drought
emeigency aid for less than
Farm Calendar
September 12 12th - 16th,
Farm Show Bldg , Hamsburg
Bam, State Junior Dairy
Show, Harrisburg
6 pm, State Black &
White Sale, Hamsburg.
7pm, 4-H Photography
Club meets at home of Dale
Shenk, Lititz R 3: will visit
Giant Heilman studio
September 13 *— -13th - 17th,
Yoik Interstate Fair, York
Fairgiounds ’
Bam, State Black &
White Show, Harrisburg. '
8 am., Brown Swiss
breed show, Hamsburg.
730 p m., Lanchester
Land Owners Assn, ait Amer-
lean Legion Hall ’ Hrvnpv
Brook ° ’
7;30 ' p.m., Manor Youn cf
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 10, 1966
the entire county was in
1963. Although that request
was denied at the state level,
the county was later ap
proved for aid.
The local committee deter
mining the townships’ need
for assistance was composed of
Fred Seldomndge, ASCS,
chairman, M M Smith, coun
ity agent, extension service,
and Fiank Ackerman, Faimeis
Home Adrmnistiation
Townships requesting assist
ance weie Penn, Conoy,
Mount Joy, West Donegal,
East Donegal, Rapho, War
wick, and Elizabeth
Under the livestock emer
gency feed plan, Miss Neel
said, farmers in those town
ships who could prove they
have suffered financial loss be
cause of drought, and need
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All-American Dairy Show To Host
Nation’s Most Outstanding Cattle
The Farm Show
Harrisburg next week will be
All American and All Dairy.
The third Pennsylvania All-
American Daily Show promis-
63 to be the biggest yet, with
entries totaling 2358 head,
Some of the top cattle which
will compete are fresh from
wins at the New York State
Exposition at Syracuse, and
the Maryland State Fair at
Timomum. There will also be
champions from other state
fairs and from the first two
All-American shows.
, ,
The six principal breeds to
be represented in this year’s
show are: ' Ayrshire, Btfown
TilT^ N,A state UNIVERS J]X.
Soil Testing Reports
To Be Streamlined,
Vo-Ag Teachers Told
Soil 'test reports will be com
ing back to farmers with a
brand new look one of these
days, a vocational agncultuie
teacher told h»s fellow county
association members Wednes
Lancaster County agriculture
teachers heard Richaid Hack
enberger of Penn Manor High
School agriculture department
report on a Soils Workshop he
attended this summer at Penn
State Unrversrty.
Accordrng to Hackenberger,
fertilizer recommendations by
Penn State’s sorl testing serv
ice wrll be specific for each
of five soil types in Pennsyl
vania The best soils will be
grouped as Gioup I, and all
others will be graded in groups
II through V, depending upon
their natural ability to grow
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Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jer
sey, and Milking Shorthorn
They will come from fifteen
states and Canada
The week’s events will open
Monday with a junior daisy
show for Pennsylvania 4-Hand
FFA youths Entries will con
sist of 500 “blue ribbon”
calves, heifers, and cows which
earned their right to compete
by being top animals selected
at preliminary district shows,
Many youngsteis will also be
competing in the open classes
of the various breed shows,
Monday night, at 6 o’clock.
45 females and three bulls
will be offered in the annual
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Project Tests Effects Of
Heat On Tobacco Curing
by Don Timmons
Lancaster County tobacco
fanners, lecalhng last year’s
poor shed curing conditions,
may be wondering what, if
anything, can be done to avoid
such a blow to the quality of
their product in the future
At the Penn State University
Southeastern Field Research
Laboratory they think supple
mental heat in the sheds may
be the answer, and the staff is
gathering data on the subject
nghit now
According to John Yocum,
superintendent of the research
station, practically no year is
completely free of shed burn
or rotting. “Sometimes you
can’t even see the damage, but
micro-organisms working on
the leaf will, at the v»ry least,
cause weight loss,” Yocum ex
plained. '
Yocum said last year was a
particularly bad year al
though not as bad as in 1961
when ia big, sappy crop result
ed in losses of 50-60 percent
through shed damage.
Fortunately, (the station
chose last year to begin its
supplemental heating experi
ments Unfortunately, the
equipment wasn’t available
until three or four weeks af
ter .the tobacco had been hung
in the shed, so its effects
couldn’t be completely deter
HUMIDITY RISING 9 Jay Rohrer checks rela
tive humidity gauge in his tobacco shed. The device is
rigged on a rope and pulley so it may be pulled down
from near the top of the shed for a reading, and then
hoisted up again When the humidity reading gets
above 70 percent, the gas burners are turned on.
S 2 Per Year
mined However, based on the
data available from that lim
ited experiment, Henry B. En
gle, research agionomist, was
able to estimate that for every
dollar the project spent on
heating the tobacco shed, a
three-dollar return was realiz
ed He figured a depreciation
schedule of ten years on the
equipment, and a total invest
ment of $270 for the two and
one-half acres of tobacco
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Frey & Greiner
Pace July DHIA
A registered Holstein cow
owned by J. Mowery Frey Jr.,
401 Beaver Valley Pike, Lan
caster, completed the highest
lactation Hertz produced 20,-
061 lbs. of milk, 860 lbs. of
butt erf at with a 4.3% test ia
287 days Second high lacta
tion was completed by a reg
istered Holstein cow . owned
by Charles Tindall, Peach Bot
tom Rl. Lady produced 19,-
461 lbs of milk, 857 lbs. ~of
.butterfat with a 4.4% test itt
305 days
The herd of Stanley G.
Greiner, Manheim R 4, had the
highest monthly butterfat av
erage This herd of 18 8 reg
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L, F. Photo