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AlB—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 13,198* THURMONT, Md. - The 110th annual session of the Maryland State Grange will be held Thur sday, Oct. 18 - Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Firemen’s Activity Building in Thurmont. Delegates from seven counties (Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Har ford, Howard, Prince George’s and Washington) will meet to debate resolutions to determine grange ITHACA, NY - The same transportation system that shrinks our world is threatening agriculture by distributing diseases and insect infestations around planet Earth at an alar ming rate, says a Cornell University scientist. “One example is bee mite in festations which are spreading around the globe at such a terrific rate that they are expected to infest all countries that have honey bees within a decade or two,” says Cornell’s Roger Morse, a bee expert. The Asian bee mite (Varroa jacobsoni) is an example of how a mite can spread around the world. First discovered in 1904 in In donesia, it was found in six nations, including Russia, Japan, and China in 1960. By 1970, 15 nations were infested, and by 1978, 32 nations, including countries in Europe, South America, and Africa, reported the pest. Since then, the mite also has been found in Argentina, Bolivia, and 20 states in Brazil; the nor thern limits of its spread in South America are unknown. For tunately, says Morse, none have been reported in North America. To probe further into the nature of mites, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 01 T SLOW Call Now To Place Your CLASSIFIED AD Ph 717 394 3047 or 717 *24 11*4 Past, Efficient, Dependable. The Stormor EZEE-ORY’ Cram Drying System. 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The acarine bee mite, another bee pest, is an example of how quickly a mite can spread. Detected in northern Mexico this past summer, it now has been found in five states Texas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Florida, and New York and Morse suspects it is probably elsewhere. He predicts it could affect up to about 5 percent of honey production. The Asian bee mites, however, pose the greatest threat. They cripple hives by feeding on bee pupae, sucking blood from bet ween adult bee segments, and by attacking drone bees that fertilizer Delegates from Maryland will be Master Alan Brauer Sr. and his wife, Ethel. Representing the National Grange at Maryland’s session will be Mr. and Mrs. James Oliver from North Carolina. Mr. Oliver began his grange work at the age of 13 in the Marietta-Oakdale Grange in North Carolina. He queen bees. By far, bees are the most im portant pollinator for plant crops. At least 50 crops in the U.S., oc cupying about 6 million acres, depend on insect pollination. “In fact, almost one-third of our diet can be attributed to insect pollinated plants,’’ Morse points out. Animal and dairy products, for example, are derived from insect-pollinated legumes such as alfalfa and clover, and many fats and oils are from oilseeds that are dependent upon or benefit from insect pollination. Morse predicts that the Asian bee mites probably will infest the U.S. within the next decade. “It’s essential, therefore, that we learn how to live with these pests.” HARDY BRAND CORN PERFORMANCE PROFILE: Toni 6? Mike Rinaldi, Easton, PA “In the 5 years we’ve been planting Hardy, it’s been excellent. That’s why we keep coming back.” “We’ve been increasing our use of Hardy over the years, because in five years we’ve had no problem at all. The 70IX gives us great yields. And it’s got nice ears to it, filled out all the way to l £^^CORN KjEOS^ served as overseer of the NC State Grange from 1974 to April 1, 1982 when he assumed the Master’s position. Oliver was elected Gatekeeper of the National Grange in 1983. The session will open at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, with the reports of the officers. State Master Alan Brauer Sr. will give his annual address. The Women’s Activities Lun cheon will be held at 1 p.m. at the Mountain Gate Family Restaurant. Lorraine Seenan, Maryland Secretary of State, will be the featured speaker. Many awards and contests will be highlighted at the event. For tickets contact Louise Hott, Director of Women’s Activities, at 692-2438. Thursday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. the Fourth and Fifth Degrees will be obligated and the Sixth Degree Conferred at the Firemen’s Activity Building. The Maryland Junior Grange Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Firemen’s Building. Featured entertainment will be the winners of the Junior Grange Talent Contest. Tickets may be purchased from Alleene Hoppengardner at (717)-294-3758. See your local Hardy Brand dealer, or contact For a Hardy Stand use Hardy Brand the end. We like the 802 X and 602 XS, too—excellent standability and dry down, and they’re good yielders. When you’re getting top yields, and a good price, you stay with it!” The Agricultural Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday evening at Cozy Restaurant. The toastmaster will be Lynn Ausherman, well known local farmer. Guest speaker will be Dr. Donald Hedgewood, Dean of Agriculture at tjie University of Maryland. Highlights of the banquet will be the presentation of the Community Service Awards, Service !to Maryland Agriculture dnd Granger of the Year Awards. The recipients of the Past Master’s Agriculture Scholarships and Deaf Scholarships will be recognized. For banquet tickets contact C. Rodman Myers at 271-2104. The final day of the session, Saturday, Oct. 20, will be opened with a Youth Breakfast at Mountain Gate Family Restaurant at 8 a.m. Youth Directors, Pam Martin and Peggy Royer, will present youth awards. Guest speaker will be Earl F. Miller, principal of Catoctin High School. Tickets are available at 241-3996. The final day activities will include the installation of two members of the State Grange Executive Committee. The Maryland FFA State Winners in the Parliamentary Procedure Contests will give a demonstration to the delegates.