Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 01, 1975, Image 54

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    54 Lancaster Farming, Saturday. Feb. 1. 1975
Herbicides Aid No-Till
No-till corn and perennial
legumes such as birdsfoot
trefoil or crownvctch can
simultaneously produce corn
while maintaining a cover
crop for pasture, silage, or
mulch, declared a weed
scientist from The Penn
sylvania State University
recently in New York City.
The key to this double
cropping is to suppress
legume sod with herbicides
at com planting tune while
allowing adequate recovery
of the legume by the fall,
stated Dr. Nathan L. Hart-
wig of the College of
Agriculture at The Penn
sylvania State University.
He addressed annual
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meetings of the Northeast
Weed Science Society of
America.
Of 18 herbicide treatments
in 1974, corn stands and
yields were much better in
birdsfoot trefoil than in
crownvetch or smoothbromc
grass, he affirmed. Under
best conditions, the sod
recovers after suppression to
provide winter cover and a
living mulch for next year’s
crop. This system does not
work with alfalfa since
alfalfa is too competitive, he
said.
The most consistent
herbicides were com
binations of atrazme and
simazine, atrazine and
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cyanazinc, or cyanazinc
alone. Corn yields from the
best treatments averaged
over 100 bushels per acre.
After harvesting the corn for
grain, stalks plus cover crop
regrowth produced over
7,000 pounds of dry matter
per acre.
Birdsfoot trefoil not only
gave the best corn yields but
was also the easiest
perennial legume to sup
press, followed by crown
vetch. Smoothbrome grass
was the most difficult to
Farmer’s First
Reports Earnings
Farmers First Bank,
Lititz, reports earnings
before securities gains for
1974 of $1,034,523; up from
$860,851 in 1973. This figure
represents a per share in
come before securities gains
of $1.54 or an increase of 16
percent from 1973. In ad
dition to paying a 5 percent
stock dividend in 1974,
Farmers First also in
creased their cash dividend
12 percent.
Total assets totaled
$145,742,580 at year end, an
increase of 7.9 percent.
Loans increased 10.9 percent
to $95,851,464.
Trust Department activity
again produced exceptional
gains in 1974. Personal trust
assets increased by
$4,115,387 to a total of
$12,687,975; an increase of 48
percent over year-end 1973.
Farmers AgCredot Corp.,
a newly organized sub
sidiary of Farmers First
Com
suppress. Dr. Hartwig said
crownvctch was the easiest
to manipulate without
danger of losing the sod from
too much herbicide.
The ideal situation in
double cropping, Dr. Hart
wig said, is to provide a
perennial cover crop that
can be suppressed so as not
to compete excessively with
the corn but still recover in
the fall to provide winter
cover and a living mulch for
next year’s crop.
The control of redroot
Bank, had a great start
according to its President,
George M. Lewis. The
corporation had year-end
total assets of $1,386,435
which includes $1,072,754 of
agricultural loans providing
area farmers with a much
needed source of financing.
Loans are available to
persons actively engaged in
farming.
The Board of Directors of
Farmers AgCredit Corp. are
Henry L. Bomberer, William
Brubaker, Aaron H.
Denlinger, JohnE. Esh, Joel
Habeggar, Robert Heilbron,
George M. Lewis,' Ralph
Longenecker, H. Glenn
Nelson, Kenneth Sensenig
and Jack S. Watson.
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pigweed and yellow foxtail
was generally improved
when crownvetch or smooth
brome grass were present,
Dr. Hartwig pointed out.
These two weeds were more
of a problem in birdsfoot
trefoil plantings than in
crownvetch or smoothbrome
grass. This occurred where
the herbicide over
suppressed birdsfoot trefoil,
the easiest perennial legume
to control.
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