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du Tut i -td Blight Considered Serious Poultry Market Reports (Continued from pages) 4—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 21,1971 Delmarvo Wednesday,-August 18 Ready-to-cook movement only fair at best. Slaughter schedules about steady except at occasion al plant where in plant prob lems involved less than trucklot prices continue steady on both plant and U S Grade A except where occasional lot noted forc ed for quick sales Advance in terest taking a wait and see position while awaiting further market developments as no completed negotiations noted Live supplies fully adequate Undertone mixed ranging steady to firm Pool trucklot prices for Thursday arrival in the New York area; US Grade A 29-30Vz Mostly 29. Plant Grade 28-29 M 28 Special packs including 1%-2, 3V 2 pound sizes TFEWR Fogelsvllle Tuesday, August 17 (Prices paid dock weight, cents per pound, except where noted) HENS, heavy type 7-18 most ly 10-15, PULLETS 23-33 M 25- 28, ROASTERS IOVz-Sl M 24-28, DUCKS 30%-34, DRAKES 20- 30 l / 2 , TURKEYS, hens 32-32%; RABBITS 10-48 M 20-35; GUINEAS 1 55Vz, PIGEONS (per pair) 53-2 50 Total coops sold 369 How to Handle Blighted Corn Following a meeting at the Russellville Grange Hall last Fri day, Chester County agents is sued a statement of recommenda tions on how to minimize blight loss While these recommendations differ slightly m some respects sustain top production with the BABCOCK B-300 Keeping production up... costs down.. ,1s the profit key in poultry operations. And more and more records on commercial flocks of Babcockß-SOO’s... I “The Busi nessman’s Bird”...show sus tained production of top quality eggs...often with an additional 20 to 30 eggs per bird housed over other strains. Come 1n... look at the records and the B-300 ...‘‘The Businessman’s Bird”. BABCOCK FARMS, INC. Telephone (717) 626-8561) Weekly New York Egg Market From Monday, August 16 to Friday, August 20 WHITE Fey. Bx. Lg Large Mediums Pullets Peewees BROWN Fey. Lg. Mediums Pullets Peewees Standards 30 30 30 30 29 Checks 18 18 18 18 18 Long Tone Market continues under pressure from a com bination of surplus offering of large and medium whites and very restricted buying interest Copyright 1971 by Urner Barry Publications Eastern Pa. and N. J. Wednesday, August 18 Prices held unchanged on light type hens. Demand good Offerings short of immediate needs however advance book ings often reported near capa city to handle as producers prepare to move flocks due to current depressed egg prices Demand light for adequate of ferings of heavy type hens Prices paid at farm- Light type Hens iVz-7 M 6Vz -7 in Pa. Heavy type Hens TFEWR from recommendations made' at a similar meeting in Lancaster county Tuesday evening, they generally coincide We think the report by Robert A Powers Jr. Chester County ag agent, and Glenn A Shuk, associate County ag agent, gives concisely the recommendations which are be ing made by Extension agents from Penn State University and at the county level When to Spray The Chester County report in cludes the following run-down on how to tell when spraying should be done and the type of program to use When the lower leaves are mostly green with just a few spots, keep a close watch on the fields, but don’t spray until small lesions begin to appear on the leaves above the ear (Farmers were advised at the blight meet ings, however, that it may be difficult to begin spraying on short notice This should be taken into consideration.) When much spotting and some browning occurs on the lower leaves along with some spotting on the upper leaves, these fields should be sprayed to delay the spread of infection Two fungi cides are recommended Dithane M-45 at the rate of one and a half pounds per acre or Manzate 200 at the rate of one and a half pounds per acre, in addition, a spreader-sticker should be used at the manufacturer’s recom- mended rate The spray should be applied with four to five gallons of water when airciaft is used or 10 to 20 gallons for air blast sprayers from the ground Wait six days before harvesting Farmers are warned that infec tion on husks will result in heavy losses to the ears If there is much browning on the lower leaves with five or more lesions on the husks and the top leaves are seriously spotted, farmers aie advised not to spray because the disease is too far advanced to warrant the expense The crop should be sal vaged for silage, since most of the grain would probably be lost from rot Save with Silage The Extension agents lecom- Mon. Tues. 42 42 42 Unquoted Unquoted Unquoted New York Eggs Prices occasionally higher Street trading light Free seller offerings of fancy large white and medium white are difficult to clear. On mediums some of ferings as low as 25 cents are left unsold Large browns cleared early Carton orders range light to no better than fair. Help add to the 1,500,000 living Amei icans cured of can cel—give to the Amencan Can cer Society. mend the following program for salvaging the crop as silage. Delay ensiling as long as pos sible because each day’s growth means more TDN per acre and higher quality silage. Because blighted corn may die very rapidly, in just a few days if the infestation is heavy and conditions proper, farmers must be ready to ensile the corn at the right time While blighted corn is con sidered to be all right to feed to animals, farmers are advised to do everything possible to pre vent moldy silage (officials also noted that silage won’t come out any better than the material that goes in and excessive rot mate rial should be avoided) Ensile at 65 per cent moisture This may be difficult to determine with blighted corn, when leaves aie dead, but the stalk may still be green (Officials generally warn that most farmers will tend to harvest blighted corn too early, forgetting that the bulk of the material is in the ear and the stalk) If the silage gets too dry, water can be added to ob tain the proper moisture level Cut fine and pack well. If trenches are used, fill rapidly and seal tightly Because corn silage may be lower in feed value this year be cause of the blight, the silage should be tested and the grain rations adjusted accordingly When You Think Of Silage Preservatives Think Of YOUNG'S SILO SYN! IMPROVES PALATABILITY REDUCES MOLDING Works equally well on trench (including piles) and uprights. See the “Man from Young’s” in your area today. I I EARL L. UMBLE CASSEL C. MUMMAU ROBERT L. YOHN V 'j Willow Glen Drive R. D #1 RD*l Lancaster Mt. Joy Narvon 717/393-3208 717/653-4355 215/445-6388 Thurs. Wed. pounds of TDN value per acre through the dent stage; this 500 pounds of TDN is worth about $l5 to the farmer while the cost of spraying is about $5 per acre, reports indicated. Farmers are urged to weigh the cost against the benefits. Fri. Spraying is not urged for N or resistant corn While there have been scattered reports that N fields have been blighted, Ex tension agents say that all of these reports which have been checked out have proven that the farmer made a mistake in designating his corn as N. N corn has shown some minor re action to the fungus, primarily on the lower leaves, in the form of “flecks.” These flecks indi cate the corn is fighting off the infection, officials explained. Extension officials emphasiz ed that farmers need not be concerned about blight damage on leaves below the ears. It’s when the blight attacks the ears and the leaves above the ears, which produce nearly all the growth the ears, that farmers need to be concerned Local reports have indicated up to a third of all the local crop is N corn; the figure is about 20 per cent nationally. The reports on blend corn, which account for about 40 per cent of the crop nationally, vary. The blend corn actually is a combination of T and N varie ties. The result is a mixture, with some of the corn being re sistant and some of it not. The percentage of corn which is re- Egg Clearinghouse Elects Board The Board of Directors of Egg Clearinghouse, Inc, met in St Louis on August 3 New Directors elected to the Board are Warren Garrard, H. H Frank, Maurice Pickier, and-Ray Delano. In addition to these new Direc tors, ECl’s Directorship is Milton Inkeles, Herb Becherman, John Wallace, Mai Clelland, Fred Munroe, Fred Adams, Jerry Faulkner, Neil Castner, and Mike Hirth John Wallace was elected Chairman of the Board Fred Adams serves as Vice Chairman, Maurice Pickier, Secretary, and Mai Clelland, Treasurer Egg Clearinghouse, Inc , offi- Take silage samples while filling the silo, and submit the sample early for testing so that a feed ing program can be developed in advance. Farmers should be extra cau tious about silo gases from blighted corn silage Run the blower before entering the silo Be alert for irritating odors, coughing, and dead birds at the base of silo chutes Blighted corn silage may be higher in nitrates which could cause herd health problems Therefore, be extra careful about adding urea and other sources of nitrogen that may contribute to a nitrate problem Make sure you have necessary silage storage Plan early and bt ready. Consider trenches sistant can vary considerably While some is 50-50, other mix tures are on ratios of as much as 70-30 The Extension offi cials agree that the N corn is resistant in the blend fields, although it is subject to the “flecking” which occurs in N fields. ' Because part of the N corn in blend fields will be resistant, the possible loss from blight is reduced, thereby decreasing the possible return from spraying Farmers must weigh this factor in any spraying program involv ing blend corn. Corn most subject to blight is ' the T corn. This corn is expect ed to be completely or nearly completely eliminated by next year through selective breeding which has already been accom plished. The seed corn crop is reported to be growing well and is expected-to be ample to meet demands next year. As last year, T fields show varying degrees of resistance While some varieties are again being hit hard, others are show ing a high degree of tolerance This carries over into the T corn and blend fields also. Extension officials have pointed out that farmers should weigh the probable resistance of the corn in their T fields in determining the spray program to use But they point out that in some instances T varieties which had a good record last year have not held up well this year, probably because of the much heavier degree of infesta tion this year. cially opened for trading on July 6, 1971 Membership in E.C I continues to grow and trading has been indicative of market conditions Olson stated, “We are confident that the industry will use this public platform as an expression of egg values We have been pleased with the quality of eggs that have been traded through E CI Perma-Guard New, Safe, Non-Poisonous INSECTICIDE For Garden, Lawn, Trees, Household or Grain Storage, excellent for protecting stored grain KILLS INSECTS non-chemically by DEHYDRATION ROY ERB 118 Kreider Ave., Lancaster DAVID GLICK 128 Geist Rd., Lancaster HOCHSTETLER’S 251 E. Franklin St, N.H. 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