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MARKET EGG PRODUCERS
DO YOU KNOW THAT:
A 121/2% reduction in feed required per dozen eggs equate
a saving of approximately $350.00 per 1000 hens.
That our Early Bird All Mash Laying Feeds will definitely
produce BETTER SHELL QUALITY over the laying year?
That each 14% improvement in breakage can improve your
income by $36.00 per 1,000 hens housed?
A price GRADE of V% cent per
dozen amounts to per 1,000 hens
If your feeding program gives
liveability and 14 dozen more eggs
mean os much as $175.00 extra return lOOß^eM?,?*
That GOOD records pay big dividends? Without accurc
records you CAN NOT fairly judge the value of your pro
That it's not the START, it's the FINISH that counts.
May We Help You Do A Better Job?
Early Bird Feeds and
A Winning Combination
For Any Roiiltryman
Contact your Miller and Bushong
- Service Representative or call us
ajt Lancaster 392-2145
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. ROHRERSTOWN, PA.
Ph. .Lancaster 392-2145
(Area Code 717)
Livestock Feed Since 1875
Not Superior For Corn
“Pop-up" fertilizer, used in di
rect contact with corn seed at
planting time, is not superior to
fertilizer placed in a band along
the side of the row, reports a
soil scientist with the Agricul
tural Experiment Station at The
Pennsylvania State University.
In some instances, “pop-up"
fertilizer can even damage corn
seedlings, says Dale E. Baker,
associate professor of soil tech
nology at Penn State. At 20 per
cent soil moisture and 80 degree
Fahrenseit soil temperature, a
“pop-up" fertilizer applied at 50
pounds per acre prevented ger
mination entirely m 1966 tests.
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level but don’t reach it because
of management reasons Many
times we as dairymen are not
realizing the need for additional
gram for cows producing higher
amounts of milk,” he said
Dum also showed that cows
freshening in the September or
October months would be the
best income producers. And he
listed credit management as the
big problem in a dairy expan
sion program “A farmer should
have a 70 percent net worth,”
he said “And those who do usu
ally don’t have financial prob
In summary under his man
agement headings, Dum said -
Size isn't the answer to all
problems but you do need an
Production many are oper
ating below possibilities
Feed when you get more
Top-dressing early with liber
al amounts of nitrogen can feed
your wheat for the rest of the
season resulting in higher
yields, higher protein levels,
and- greater profits for you.
DON’T PUT IT OFF, PUT IT
ON. If you shortchange your
wheat on nitrogen your wheat
will shortchange you on profits.
Smoketown, Pa. '
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 16,1968—>
Bulk Spreading Service Available
Dr. Baker claims. The soil re
ceived no water after planting
Even 25 pounds per acre of
the “pop-up” fertilizer reduced
corn stands 25 percent under the
above conditions, Dr. Baker
adds. He says even 10 pounds of
nitrogen plus potassium, applied
on contact with the seed, could
cause “considerable reduction
in stand when no rain falls soon
after planting time.”
“The best early growth of
corn, and highest total yields,
are possible with fertilizer used
in the commonly accepted ferti
lizer band applied two inches to
one side of the corn row and two
inches deeper than the seed,”
For the best starter fertilizer.
Dr. Baker suggests band place
ment using a complete fertiliz
er preferably with a 1-3-1 ratio
of nitrogen, phosphorus, and po
tassium. This should supply 40
to 50 pounds per acre of phos
phorus. His suggestion is based
upon experiments in 1966 and'
1967 and upon the fact that Penn
sylvania soils tie up large
amounts of phosphorus m forms
not readily available to seedling
The experiments were carried
out in Cumberland, Chester.
Somerset, and Crawford coun
ties. Corn hybrids Pa 290, Pa
602 A, and Pa 855 were planted
at all locations in final popula
tions of 25,000, 21,000, and 19,-
000 plants per acre, respectively.
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