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Al2—Lancaster Fannins, Saturday, May 23,1981
Now Is The Time
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Spray materials such as Sevjn,
Imidan and Orthene will kill the
worms that are present. Repeated
sprays will be necessary in order
to give any length to the protection.
Woodlot owners may want to
secure commercial sprayers that
can make aerial application.
Gypsy Moth eradication is very
difficult, however, some protection
to private shade trees is possible
with repeat applications.
Haylage and Hay Making
Good quality forages can help
farmers generate more cash in
come with little to no additional
expense, according to Glenn Shirk,
Lancaster County Extension Dairy
Agent. And, what fanner couldn’t
use that right now! Cows produce
more milk and livestock gain more
rapidly on higher quality forages.
The need for purchased con
centrates is also generally
reduced. So if you are growing
forages, concentrate on improving
forage quality and improving
nutrient yield per acre. Now is the
time to start domg this.
Most important to quality is
stage of maturity at time of har
vest. For established stands of
alfalfa, harvest the first cutting at
the late bud stage; aftermath
growth can be cut in the late bud to
early bloom stage - about 35 to 42
days after the previous cutting and
when the basal buds begin making
new growth. To enhance the vigor
and longevity of the stand, at least
one of the cuttings should be
allowed to bloom. Similarly, the
first cutting of a new seeding of
alfalfa should be made in the early
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bloom stage. Early harvesting
increases your possibility for
making two cuttings prior to the
arrival of summer droughts and
potato leafhoppers. It can also
permit you to make one additional
cutting per year.
Grasses should be cut in the boot
stage of maturity, just as the heads
are beginning to emerge.
Control Weeds in New Alfalfa
Good weed control in alfalfa is
essential for minimizing com
petition for light, moisture, and
plant nutrients. The best times to
control weeds in alfalfa stands is at
time of establishment, and m the
crop preceding alfalfa. Now is a
good time to observe new seedmgs
closely. Many of the small weeds
you see emerging can be controlled
with a post-emergence application
of 2,4-DB of dmoseb (Premerge 3),
when the weeds are quite small.
Weeds should be less than an
inch tall when 2,4-DB is applied. It
will not kill grasses, but is effective
against most broadleaf weeds
except wild radish, it is weak on
smartweed. On the other hand,
dinoseb will control wild radish as
well as most other broadleaf
weeds, but it 'will not control
grasses and late germinating
weeds. Dmoseb is applied after the
alfalfa has two trifoliate leaves,
when the weeds are very small,
and when air temperatures are
between 65*F and 85*F.
These weed killers may not be
needed even if you used a preplant
incorporated material. Be sure tq
read the label carefully and follow
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Shenandoah Valley -
Saturday, May 16
Report supplied by auction
STOCKER, FEEDER, AND
SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Good
Light Steer Calves 71.00-77.00;
Medium 66.00-70.75; Plain 65.00
and down; Good Heavy Steers
64.00-69.00; Medium 59.00-63.75;
Plain 58.00 and down; Holstein
Steers 43.50-53.50; Good Slaughter
Steers 61.25 and down; Good Light
Heifer Calves 56.00-61.50; Medium
Plain 50.00 and down;
Good Heavy Heifers 49.00-54.00;
Today, May 23
Pa. Chicken Cooking Contest, N.
Lebanon Area High School,
Lancaster Forest Fire Crew
Highville Country Fan*, starts 10
a.m. at Fort Holbrook Fire
1981 Md. Pork Cookout Contest and
Sugarloaf Springs Crafts
Festival, Md. State
Fairgrounds, Timoruum, Md.,
Tuesday, May 26
Ephrata Garden Spot Young
Farmers dinner meeting, 6:45
p.m., Groff Store, Railroad
Ave., New Holland
Thomasville 4-H meeting, 7:30,
York County 4-H Center
igu i m' & ’
Medium 44.00-48.75; Plain 43.00
and down; Slaughter Cbws_43.oo
- Utilities 37.00-42.75; Canners
& Cutters 36.75 and down; Milk &
Stock Cows 593.00 and down; Stock
Bulls 40.50-70.00; Slaughter Bulls
57.00 and down.
CALVES: Veal Calves 94.00 and
down; Baby Calves 110.00 and
SHEER & LAMBS: Choice Blue
O 72.00; Good Red O 66.10;
Slaughter Ewes 15.00-19.75.
HOGS: Top 42.00; Heavy 35.00-
41.10; Medium 39.00; Sows 30.00-
41.00; Boars 43.50.
Wetiuesuay, May 27
Selmsgrove Young Fanners, Rt.
104 and 35 crossroads, 10 a.m.,
Northeast Dairy Co-op Federation
Inc., Rissers Restaurant,
Stouchsburg, 8 p.m.
Friday, May 29
Dairy Promotion, 10 a.m.-l p.m.,
Penn Harris Motor Inn, Camp
Saturday, May 30
Bambridge Mayfest, 4-9 p.m., at
Nissley Vineyards, Rt. 441 near
Strawberry Festival and Farm
Tour, Blevins Fruit Fapn,
Stewartstown, 9-5, ram date
June, (1-83, Shrewsbury Ex. 1,
Easton Bt. 851, south on Rt. 124
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TO MAKE MILK AND MONEY
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regularly, and see the
results...more milk from
cows, more money for you.
WOLGEMUTH BROS., INC.
MOUNT JOY. PA
Monday, May 18
Rising Silo, Md.
Report supplied by auction
HEIFERS: Good to Choice 48.00-
FEEDER STEERS: Good to
Choice 70.00-81.00; Standard to
COWS: High to Prime
46.50-48.25; Good to Standard 45.00-
47.75; Utility 43.2545.00; Cutters
42.5043.00; Canners 39.7542.00.
CALVES; Prune 180-240 lbs.
92.00t-110.00; High to Choice 140-180
lbs. 89.00-98.00; Good to Choice 120-
140 lbs. 85.00-92.00; Standard to
Good 90-115 lbs. 85.00-96.00; Utility
75-85' lbs. 68.00-74.00; Low Utility
65-75 lbs. 55.0064.00.
FEEDER PIGS: 20-30 lbs. $22 to
$3l by hd.; 40-50 lbs. $2B to $36 by
HOGS: 130-240 lbs. 39.30-42.50.
LAMBS: 15-25 lbs. 100.00-137.50.
GOATS: Billies $3O to $47 by hd.;
Nannies $35 to $52. by hd.; Kids $lB
to $34 by hd.