Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 16, 1980, Image 170

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    E2—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 16,1980
mers will need to continue to
switch to "driving smaller
nitrogen cars through their
cornfields,” M.R. Teel and
L. J. Cotnoir, agronomy
researchers, told par
ticipants in the University of
Delaware’s Field Day on
The two researchers
pointed out the similarity
between the general driving
public and farming s use of
“Everyone was driving
big cars when gas was
cheap,” they said.
“Likewise, farmers kept
pouring on the nitrogen when
it was selling for as cheap as
3.5 cents a poun 1. But now
nitrogen costs about 25. cents
a pound and the only way it
is going to go is continually
That’s why major com
research at Delaware’s
Newark Farm is con
centrating on evaluating the
ability of the soil to produce
nitrogen and finding ways to
help the soil produce it more
In the test plots, the
research program is seeking
to compare the efficiency of
ammonium nitrogen from
urea with nitrate nitrogen
from sodium nitrate and to
measure the effects of
potassium fertility and
liming practices on the
response of the com to these
two nitrogen sources.
different nitrogen
levels on irrigated and non
irrigated plots are being
tested, ranging from no
application to 300 pounds last
year followed by 100 pounds
this year.
Historical development of corn is explained to
Field Day group by researcher J. A. Hawk.
1980 Regional Star Agri-businessmen named
Andrew Thomas May, 21,
Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the
Central Region winner.
The four named were
chosen from 782 FFA
members who have been
selected to receive the
American Farmer Degree
Four outstanding FFA
members have been named
1980 Regional Star Agri
businessmen by the National
FFA Officers and Board of
Directors after deliberations
by committees which also
include State and National
FFA Staff
Jack William Barber, Jr ,
19, Colusa, California, is the
Western Region winner;
Mike Tillman, 21, Marianna,
Florida, is the Southern
Region winner; Henry Lee
Goodnight, 20, China Grove,
Nortn Carolina, is the
Eastern Region winner, and
Nitrogen research
Switch to smaller nitrogen
cars to continue
Group of participants in University of Delaware's Field Day program at
‘Newark farm is shown corn test plots.
Some initial observations
have already been noted.
Liming apparently helps
in the breakdown of nitrogen
in the soil.
And the appearance of test
rows receiving no nitrogen
shows the com in getting it
from the soil.
“This is one major factor
we are stressing in the
study,” the two agronomists
point out.
“What do you do to the soil
when you take out 50 pounds
of nitrogen to achieve a 50-
bushel increase in yield and
then don’t replace that
It was explained that 50
pounds of nitrogen is
equivalent to 5,000 pounds of
cornstalks, 10,000 pounds of
rye straw or 1,000 pounds of
caster County FFA held
their annual softball tour
nament at Pequea Valley
High School recently
Teams from Manheim,
Ephrata, New Holland, Penn
Manor, Warwick, and
humus added to the soil.
“Is there any farmer that
is rich enough that he can
afford to permanently
remove that much organic
matter, which required 10
years to be made, from this
soil?” they asked.
In other com research
related to nitrogen
production, a seven-year
study is continuing con
cerning no-till com with
hairy vetch. An overall 40
percent increase in organic
matter has been found in the
soil, along with a 200 percent
saving in energy due both to
the no-till practice and the
production of nitrogen by the
The no-till com and hairy
vetch combination is
steadily catching on in
Effects of application of varying amounts of
nitrogen on corn test plots is outlined by L. J.
Ao Star Agribusinessmen foi
their respective regions,
each will receive a cash
award of $5OO presented by
the National FFA Foun
dation at the 53rd FFA
National Convention,
November 12-14, m Kansas
Manheim FFA wins softball tournament
Solanco battled it out in
above nmty degree beat
The Manheim FFA team
went undefeated to capture
the tournament cham
pionship for the second year
Members of this year’s
winning team included
Delaware, according to W.H.
Mitchell. He told of the
Townsend operation in
which 50,000 pounds of hairy
vetch seed will be used on
2.000 acres this fall.
In soybean test plots, the
use of post-emergence
herbicides is being studied
on 10-inch row plantings of
175.000 population to the
Following June 13 plan
ting, herbicides were applied
July 9, including Basagran,
Blazer 2S and Blazer 2L
without surfactant at
recommended levels to
study control of lamb
squarter, redroot pigweed
and ivyleaf morningglory.
Hoelon 36EC and BASF 9052
are being studied on fall
pamcum and foxtails.—DA
City, Missouri.
A committee of judges
from leaders in business,
agriculture, and education
will meet in Kansas City on
November 13 to select the
Star Agribusinessman of
Steve Hershey, Donald
Groff, Ed Nissley, Tom
Good, Dennis Shelly, Jim
Hess, Earl Geib-coach,
Barry Geib, Solomon
Stoltzfus, Don Slack, Doug
Hoover, Dennis Wolgemuth,
Mike Pfheger, and Jim
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