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- Lancaster Farming. Saturday. May 9.1970 18 Finds Practice Has Potential Seed The day may come when fom mowers plant with an planes and haivcst with small giam heads on then combine-. hut that day hasn't :niivcl \vt. says John B.itcha, Midwest Managci of Asgiow Seed Company As giow. a subsidi.ny of The Up lohn Company, expei imenud with that coin giowing techni que last season at its icseaich station neai Ames A 3' 2 acie test plot at Ames. lowa, was planted with an ai>- plane, using two shoit season Asgiovv vaneties—lXL4 and an expei imental hybi id called H 68307 Foi companson, the same two \aneties weie plant ed conventionally in 30 inch iows m the same fieh' the same dav Accoidmg to J Gienton Me- Help Us Serve You Don't assume we know about youi faim oigamza tion’s meeting To get youi meeting on oui Faim Calen dai. it’s safei to assume we don’t know i Remind us b> calling 394- j 3047 01 626-2191 oi by wut * mg to Lancastei Fanning 22 j E Main St Lititz, Pa 17543 | You’ll be helping us to seive ! you bettei 11 PS —lf you’ie not sine Iyou told us alieady, we don’t mind heating fiom you again I ,ast year Hux 4 killed more corn rootwornis than any other com roqtwomi insecticide. V. liat makes Bex so special ? A lot of things, including effective season long control. Just a single application of Bl\ at planting time keeps corn standing tall right up to harvest. Besides that Bl \ offers seveial ’ extras Extras no other root w oim insecticide can give > on. • It resists leaching in rain) weather. • It's lowei in toxicitj. You don't need special clothing or equipment. Just follow what it sajs on the label. • Corn treated w Ith Bex can be fed to livestock, • It won’t bridge over in applicator hoppers or clog equipment. • It doesn’t have an objec tionable odor like other insecticides. So treat your corn to Bex. Before rootworms treat them selves to jour corn. CHEVRON’ CHEMICAL COMPANY ORTHO DIVISIO.N Helping the \tarld Grow Better^ TU S—ORTHO CHEVRON DESIGN, HELPING THE WORLD GROW BETTER BUX-REG U ON ALL CHSM'CALS READ CAUTIONS, WARNINGS AND DIRECTIONS BEFORE USE P. L. ROHRER & BRO., INC. SMOKETOWN Firm Kee. Manager of the icseaich station, the varieties were so lected because of thn excellent yield and standabihty undei high population conditions Minnesota malinity lalings of the hybrids aie 105 days foi IXL4 and 85 days foi H 68307 Soil prepaiation of the plot for the aerial planting expei i ment was about the same as for conventional planting The pilot who did the planting, Bob Shuei. flew 15 to 20 feet abo>e the field at 80 to 85 mph, covei mg a swath 70 to 80 feet wide at each pass He estimated that he bioadcast about a bushel of corn eveiy nine seconds A cultivator with spnng tooth attachment was used to covei the seed after it was sown Good weed conti ol waa obtained with a bioadcast ap plication of foui pounds of Atiex plus one gallon of oil | “Two pioblems with the i aeual seeded coin soon became , appaient’’ icpoited McKee, I “uneven emeigence, piobably 1 due to ditfeiences in seed depth, and uneven plant dis- I tnbution Laige aieas had no plants while othei aieas had ! populations as high as 70,000 1 plants pei acie We weie tiying foi a final population of about 35 000 pei aci e with H 68307 and 30,000 with IXL4 ' When the plots weie haivest ed in mid-Novembei the aeual seeded H 63307 vielded 77 6 , bushels pei acie at 16 43 pei i cent moistuie while the same vai lety in 30 inch rows yielded 82 8 bushels at 15 6 per cent The IXL4 yielded 76 6 bushels pei acre at 18 34 per cent mois tme in the aeual seeding and QpRTHO) BUX tengrannar Phone Lane. 397-3539 Plants by Plane 134 2 bushels at 17 9 per cent in 30-inch lows "We feel the pumaiy icason for the lower yields m the aenal-sccded plots was the un even distiibulion,” states Mc- Kee, “which resulted in b.inen plants as well as baie spots in the field. In the aiea dneetly beneath where the plane flew, the stand was veiy thin Popula tion at the outer edges of each swath was veiy high At one end of the field, wheie the pilot had to fly highei than 20 feet because of low of trees, the dis tnbution was moie unifoim That leads us to believe a moie unifoim distnbution might have been obtained if the coin had been seeded fiom a highei altitude ” One of the things Asgiow wanted to find out was whethei an aenal seeded com ciop could be harvestei successfully with a conventional small grain head S PAT OFF. MODERN power for the man who’s moving up That’s the purpose behind the Alhs-Chalmers One-Seventy and One-Eighty tractors. The Tractor People at Alhs-Chalmers realize that agriculture is changing fast Farms are growing larger, and farmers need more power to cover more acres per day. And with this increased demand for more power is coming the demand for better performance. 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Ephrata, R.D. 2 ALUS CHALMERS We cxpci imenlcd with both a John Deeie combine and a Mas sey-Feiguson combine with a ‘Hume’ i eel,” says McKee “Field losses wcic low with both machines, aiound thiee to four bushels per acie, but due to the huge amount of stalk and plant that had to be taken, giound speed was cut in half fiom noimal row haivesting" Is theie a futuie for aerial seeding of corn'' McKee sees seveial potential benefits in the piactice “Fust, there’s saving of time and laboi,” he explains “One man could plant several bundled acies a day with a plane “Second, theie’s timelines*- Studies have shown a poten tial loss of about one bushel pei acie per day foi eveiy planting day delated aftei May 10 in this aiea “If a cool, wet spring threat ened to seuously delay plant mg, Turners might be able to picpaic the ground for aerial seeding with a shallow tillage opei.ition when it couldn’t be picpaicd for conventional planting And the yield might be gi eater than the yield from a conventional planting made two or thiee weeks later. Thud, ther’s a possible sav ing of time and equipment ex pense by using a standard grain head for harvesting corn. A faimer could move from har vesting grain or soybrans to harvesting coin without chang ing the head on his combine, and he wouldn’t have to invest in a com head “I wouldn’t advise any one to msh light out and trade his plantei for an an plane,” Mc- Kee concludes, “but Asgiow in tends to continue icsearch on aerial seeding The potential benefits of time, labor and cost savings aie enormous” Grumelli Farm Servic* Quarryville, Pa, L. H. Brubaker Lititz, Pa.