Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 14, 1971, Image 1

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VOL. 16 NO. 38
Southern Corn Blight Spreads Rapidly During Past Week
The Southern Corn Blight has
spread extensively throughout
Lancaster County and Southeast
ern Pennsylvania during the past
several days, according to sev
eral reports.
While the blight level had
been fairly stable following
initial outbreak several weeks
ago, officials report that within
the past week, the blight has
Mark Nestleroth, left, Lancaster County
Swine Producers Association president, chats
with Dr. and Mrs. Larry Johnson at the As-
Several Lancaster Countians attending
the Lancaster County Swine Producers Field
Lancaster Co. Dairy, Junior Livestock Teams Win State Events
Two Lancaster County 4-H
judging teams took first places
in state-wide competition this
week at Penn State University.
At the same time, four of 17
county representatives in the
state competition received blue
ribbons for individual high
The first place teams were in
dairy judging and junior live
stock judging.
The county senior livestock
gotten much more active. It is
row considered a definite threat
to the region’s T or non-resistant
varieties, with possible damage
to some of the blend or partially
resistant varieties.
The primary concern of local
officials is that the blight is at
a serious, stage two to three
weeks earlier than it reached
this stage last year The feeling
Day at the Farm and Home Center Thursday
enjoy their pork chops, as others wait in line.
team placed third and the horse
judging team was 15th out of
46 teams competing. The county
was eighth in tractor driving.
Leading the Lancaster Coun
ty team in the dairy contest was
Sue Kauffman, Elizabethtown
RDI, who was recently named
Lancaster County Dairy Prin
cess She was third high indi
vidual scorer.
Another team member,
Raelene Harbold, Elizabethtown
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 14,1971
is that the blight has plenty ot
time in the next two to three
weeks to cause considerable
damage locally, if the blight con
tinues to spread vigorously, as
it has during the past week
Except in a few scattered
fields, however, damage is re
ported still light.
But the blight is reported to
be present in many fields at
sociations field day Thursday. Dr. Johnson,
of the USDA’s Beltsville, Md., swine research
staff, was a field day speaker.
RDI, was fourth. Both received
blue ribbons.
Also on the team were Bur
nell Buchen, Manheim RD3, and
Robert Hess, Strasburg RDI,
who placed 13th and 25th indi
vidually and received red rib
Michael Martin, New Holland
RDI, paced the winning junior
livestock team with his second
high individual score, followed
by James Martin, Pequea
levels sufficient to indicate it
could cause consideiable
Southeastern Pennsylvania Ex-
tension officials scheduled a
meetmg for Fnday afternoon at
the Russellville Grange Hall in
Annua! Co. Swine Producers
Field Day Is Held Thursday
About 200 swine producers
and allied industiymen turned
cut to hear speakers, view films,
see exhibits of the latest swine
equipment and eat pork barbecue
at the annual Lancaster County
Swine Pioducers Field Day
Thursday at the Farm and Home
Mark Nestleroth, Manheim
RD3, Swine Association presi
dent, announced that the deci
sion has been made to locate the
swine testing station in Lancas
ter County at the Allen and Wil
mer Groff farm, Manheim RD4
Further details will be announc
ed later.
Farm Calendar
Sunday, August 15
26th annual meeting. Soil Con
servation Society of Amer
ica, Columbus, Ohio, Aug
Monday, August 16
Kutztown Fair, August 16-21
Wednesday, August 18
5:30 pm. Lancaster County
FFA Picnic, Elizabethtown
(Continued on Page 3)
Pomona Grange Sets Picnit
Lancaster County Pomona
Grange 71 will hold its annual
picnic at 7 pm Saturday,
August 21 at the Holtwood
Athletic Field Park
Members and friends should
bring a meat dish, another dish
and their own place settings
Coleram Grange will provide
rolls, butter and beverage Ful-
ton Grange will provide table-
Holstein Youth Contestants Asked
Applications are being ac-
cepted for Lancaster County en-
tnes in the annual Pennsylvania
Holstein Youth Contest
Deadline for Lancaster Coun-
ty entries is September 15 for
the Distinguished Holstein Boy
and Girl Contest and November
1 for the Milk and Fat Contest
Entry can be made by writing
RDI, who was fifth high indi
vidual. Both Martins received
blue ribbons. Also on the team
were Richard Hess and Randy
Hess, Strasburg RDI. Richard
was eighth and received a red
Members of the third place
senior livestock team were
Jeffrey Greider, Columbia RD2,
red ribbon; Edwin Hess, Stras
burg RDI, red ribbon; Gary
Buchen, Manheim RD3, white
$2.00 Per Year
Chester County “because of the
rapidly changing developments
and the southern corn leaf blight
disease Penn State University
pathologists and Lancaster Coun
ty agents, including Max Smith,
(Continued on Page 4)
The station has been discussed
for the past year as a tool in
helping local pioduceis develop
better quality animals
A total of 18 exhibitois entei
ed displays in the Field Day
Nestleroth said about 150 pei
sons joined in the barbecue, but
(Continued on Page 4)
In This Issue
Classified 26, 27
Editorial Page 10
Guernsey Field Day 8, 9
4-H News 1, 18, 19
Market Reports 2,3, 4
Washington Repoit 12
Women’s News 20, 21, 22
Also see two special FFA
reports on local persons to ic
ceive top honors at the FFA
National Convention in Kansas
City in October on pages 15 and
Page 1 includes articles on
local 4-H wmneis in state com
petition, the annual Lancastei
County Swine Pioduceis Field
Day and the spi ead of Southei n
Corn Blight duung the past
Gyles H Brown, Master, will
conduct a brief business meet
ing when Mr and Mrs Clifford
w Holloway Jr will report for
the Grange visitation committee
Loran Brmton, Alfred Wanner
Sr and Jesse Wood will serve on
the resolution committee
Mrs Jesse Wood - Lecturer, is
planning for a quoit tournament
volleyball, softball and other
games and entertainment
Donald L Hershey, Manheim
RD2, or by phoning him at 665-
During the past year, Lancas
ter County had both the Boy
2nd Girl winners in the state
Distinguished Junior Member
contest They are Susan Kauff
man, Elizabethtown RDI, and
Earl Stauffer, Ephrata RDI
ribbon, and Joseph Lefever,
Manheim RD4.
Members of the horse judging
team were James Watts, 21 N
Grant St., Manheim, white rib
bon; Karen Horn, Manheim
RD2, white ribbon; Nancy Hen
kel, Strasburg RDI, and Karen
Ressler, Elizabethtown RDI
Darryl Bollinger, Manheim
RDI, placed eighth in the trac
tor driving contest
(Continued on Page 24)