Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 20, 1971, Image 1

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    VOL. 16 NO. 13
Annual Crops, Soils Day Planned
- Speakers on the program of
the 11th annual Lancaster Coun
ty Crops and Soils Day at the
Farm and Home Center Tues
day (February 23) will cover a
wide range of topics relating
to crop production, according
to Arnold G. Lueck, associate
Lancaster County agricultural
Agribusiness firms will set up
many exhibits and displays of
their products for viewing by
farmers who attend the pro
Feb. 20 - 27
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Farm Calendar
Satiuday, February 20
State Grange Regional Institute,
St Mary’s.
Monday. February 22
10 am-10 pm. Fowl’s Feed
Service Open-House.
6:30 p.m Royster - Miller
(Continued on Page 12)
James A. McHale, right, Pennsylvania Secretary of
Agriculture, and Robert Park, Pennsylvania Egg Council
president, discuss egg promotion flip chart at a meeting in
Harrisburg recently.
The program begins at 830
am. and will conclude by mid,-
afternoon, with a noon lunch
A rundown of the program is
as follows - 8-30 am, visit ex
hibits and displays of seed, fer
tilizer, lime, agricultural chem
icals, and farm supply dealeis
9 30 am, remarks b> Lueck
945 am, weed control in
field ciops, by Willis L Mc-
Clellan, "Penn State Extension
10.15 am , “Let’s Look ‘at
Lancaster County Soil and Water-
Conservation,” Orval A Bass,
Lancaster County Soil Conser
10 45 am, “New Ideas in
Silage and' Hay Making.’ - John
E Baylor, Penn State Exten
sion agronomist.
‘ 11 30 a.m., -“All About. No-Till
Com Planting,” Willis L. Mc-
Lellan, Penn State - Extension
agronomist.- - • - , * _
12-Noon, lunch and visit-agri
business displays and' exhibits. -
; (1:30 '“Fiddlin'' .Apound '
State ExtensicftL
’_PipnLis£atl(l Extehsibh '('agrpnO-'
'mist-.” v.v'LL- L "f ’■
-2:30. -p m., Round
the World,” John, E -Baylor,'
Penn State extension agrono
mist! Adjourn at 3’pm. ,
Lueck urged those present to
take time to talk with the agri
businessmen who are present.
. The program is an educational
service of the Cooperative Ex
tension Service of Lancaster
County for farmeis and those
who work with and advise
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 20,1971,
weeF.were?: left to
Stbltzfiis," chairmanr-lDonj
alcf 'EbyV vice .chairman-,
Lewis’ treasurer. Mrs. Landis Myer, not
present, was voted secretary.
‘ ’ The only new officer is Eby, who re
places L. H. Skromme.
Stoltzfus, a 50-year-old Ronks RDI
dairyman, originally was elected in. Au
gust to fill the unexpired term of the late
John H. Herr. - «
Potato Meetings Set
Educational meetings have
been scheduled for potato
A meeting at Stewartstown
Fire Hall in southern York
County will start at 10 am
Wednesday, February 24 with
a movie, followed by insect con
trol, storage disease control,
potatoes for chipping and pre
serving good agricultural land
for farming
Noon lunch is available.
In the p m session, there will
be fertilization for quality and
a panel on varieties It will end
at 3 p.m.
The 20th annual Potato
Growers statewide meeting will
be held March 3 and 4 at the
Tobacco Referendum Slated
Ip Pennsylvania Next Week
The U S Department of Ag
ilcultuie recently proclaimed
marketing quotas for the 1971,
1972, and 1973 crops of Penn
sylvania cigar-filler tobacco and
set February 22-26 as the refei
endum dates, stated Lancaster
County Agricultural Stabiliza
tion and Conservation Service
Chairman Fred G. Seldomndge
Type 41, cigar-filler tobacco
? plans for a' funci raimn| Tlrars^
to- raise- hioney ’; to pay bfL ‘ oufetanaSfiir,
debts on the Farm and Home Center (see
story on page 29).
Elsewhere, Max Smith, Lancaster
County agricultural agent, said the coft*
crete foundation for the flag pole at the
Center in memory of the late Victor Plas
tow was slated to be installed Friday (yes
Nittany Lion Inn, State College
On Wednesday, subject will in
clude varieties, seedlings, varie
ties research, shipping varieties,
potato insects, verticillium wilt,
controlling bruising, harvesting
and changes in U.S grades On
Thursday, there will be a gen
eral session, farm labor report,
weed conti 01, and sprout con
trol report
Arnold G. Lueck, Lancaster
County associate agricultural
agent, urged local potato grow
ers to attend the meetings to
get up to date information for
the growing season just ahead
Further details on the meetings
are available from the Lancas
ter Extension office
is grown in south central Penn
sylvania with Lancaster County
producing the bulk of this to
The carryover of cigar fill
er, type 41, tobacco on October
1, 1970. beginning of the cur
rent marketing year was 97 3
million pounds, farm-weight
basis down 7.8 million
(Continued on Page 16)
$2.00 Per Year
Indian Run
“I’ve watched a good strea*
go to the condition its in now."
That was Aaron Stauffer's
comment Thursday night on In
dian Run at a meeting at the
Ephrata High School. The meet
ing was an informational one
attended by several farmers,
members of the Ephrata Jay.
cees and local conservation offi«
Besides Stauffer, who is
chairman of the Lancaster
County Soil and Water Conser
vation District, speakers includ
ed Charles Ackley,, vo-ag
teacher who has done much
study on the subject of environ
mental pollution, Orvall Bassy
distuct soil conseivationist, and
Frank Lucas, assistant conserva
Lucas-. emphasized, t|iat- sadi-.
ment is'the mmibei-’o'ne pollfi-"
tant from the land and it can bo
The speakeis also noted that
the soil cauies off valuable
plant nutrients with it when it
washes away
While possibility of forming
a watershed to clean up the
stream was discussed, no offi»
cial action was taken. _j