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WE’LL HELP WITH LOW RATES. Look around. Check prevailing interest rates. Then check in at your Farm Credit office If you shop for your livestock loan as carefully as you shop for your livestock, we think you’ll see the ad vantage of a Farm Credit loan. YOUR PAYMENTS WILL FIT YOUR INCOME PATTERN. At Farm Credit, we always try to schedule your payments around your peak income periods So you pay us when your crops or livestock pay you LET’S TALK . YOUR PLACE OR OURS. You'll always get prompt attention at your Farm Credit office. And if you're too busy to make the trip in, give us a call We’ll come to you Most of us were brought up on farms, and we know how tough it is to break loose sometimes It all comes down to this. Whether you need money for livestock or any other farm-related need, chances are, Farm Credit can help Drop by or give us a call You’ll find that we're your kind of people FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT *£* YOUR LOCAL COUNTY OFFICE. 9 M a DRAFT B CONTROL J & A STOVES “It’ll Be Different Next Year Call it faith, hope or just plain perseverance, next year is the essence of last year’s expectations for this year. Now, this year looked fine last year, etc., etc In short, the progress of mankind has always been tied to the future. ' We don’t need to wait for 1980 to end m order to start thinking about another year A good exercise for Sep tember is to admit to our selves that we probably made a few mistakes in planning for this year, and we surely don’t want to repeat them A close look at this sum- Tlje Dairy Business By Newton Bair mer’s crops can help you decide what worked and what didn’t Examine varieties, weed control, fertilization and cultural practices Then, begin to formulate your decisions about next year, while there is still plenty of tune. Look at your favorite varieties. Did they perform as well as you expected’ Did the small gram lodge, or stand straight for harvest’ Did your varieties head out well, or was there evidence of scab, smut or rust’ Was it the fault of. the weather, variety, or fertility of the soil’ Wheat varieties are changing, and you may want to try one of the newer Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 13,1980—D13 bearded varieties this fall There are many com mercial Hybrid corn varieties with as many characteristics you like or dislike such as stalk height, ear height, easy husking, standability, drought resistance, and of course, yield. Compare them in your own fields, as well as your neighbors. Visit some commercial demonstration plots, and request a copy of the 1980 corn variety evaluations from the Ex tension office. How was your weed control’ If you have a field or two that is too weedy, be sure to identify the weed problem. If it’s grass, is it mostly fall panicum, foxtail, barnyard grass or Johnson grass Broadleaved weeds are more easily identified, but there may be several bad ones that your herbicide program missed. Knowing what your weed problems were this year will make it a lot easier to put togethez the right program to control them next year. We can always blame the soil for some of our crop problems. Of course, physical problems like compaction, drainage, eroded areas or thin shales are usually spotted very easily Moisture, either too much or not enough, is also very obvious Nutrient fertility, or the chemical status of the soil is less easily diagnosed, except by laboratory test. By all means, have your soil tested. <?nr<= that the soil NOW! Silage - Plan to supplement silage with Anhydrous Ammonia. • Economical -$1.75/ton of silage • Efficient -4% protein gain for cost listed above. • Simple - We supply all tanks & meters. You need only the decision to use the product. • Approved - FDA approved for Beef & Dairy • Proven - ask your neighbors Small Grain - Order now for Season delivery Limestone - Hi Mag or Hi Cal. available field applied. f BULK BLENDS f n mtrJiiiifihMim , [ ANHVDROUS AMMONIA J 2313 NORMAN ROAD, LANCASTER, PA. 17601 PHONE: 717-397-5152 sample represents the whole field. Use a soil probe and gather samples from at least 20 spots, mix them well, sift, and submit about a cup full to the laboratory. Then follow the recommendation for lime and fertilizer. Consider the nitrogen supplied by previous crops and by the manure you apply. You’ll save money and avoid ground water pollution. Now while you are at it, take a good look at your other management prac tices. This is an ideal tune to resolve to test your forage (hay, silage, haylage) and build a least-cost ration around your available supply One test won’t be enough for the whole season. The forages you feed will vary greatly through the season, and adjustments must be made as the forages quality changes. Weigh, measure and push a pencil. Good “eyeball” feeders are rare these days. One more bit of advice. Take tune to attend some information meetings this fall and winter. The Ex tension Service will offer a senes of meetings designed to keep you informed on a variety of useful subjects. The tune spent m learning may be your wisest in vestment Don’t wait until New Years Day to make your resolutions for next year. Your assessment of this year is clearer and fresher now than it will be January first. GIGANTIC SELECTION IN Lancaster Farming's CLASSIFIEDS ORGANIC PLANT FOOD CO.