Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 04, 1993, Image 37

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    Tillage Event Set
(Condmwd from Pago At)
economic impacts of environmen- morning program me as follows:
tal regulations, water quality, * “Innovations in Agrlcnl
nutrient management, crop hire” Dr. Dennis R. Keeney,
residue, small grains, and forages, director of the Leopold Center for
Fanners from Delaware, Mary- Sustainable Agriculture and pro
land. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, lessor of soil microbiology at
Virginia, and West Virginia are lowa State University,
invited to attend. • “Weed Control Update”
Sponsoring organizations
include Cooperati w e Extension,
the U.S. Department of Agricul
ture’s Soil Conservation Service
and local conservation districts in
the participating slates, with assis
tance from interested agribusiness
representatives. Mote than 400
persons are expected to attend.
Activities on Dec. 16 will get
under way at 8 a.m. with free cof
fee and doughnuts, plus opportun
ity to visit industry exhibits. The
educational program will run from
9 aan. to 3:45 p.m., with an hour
and 45 minutes off for lunch and
another chance to chat with
Tickets for the noon luch are
available for $6 each from
cooperative extension county
offices throughout the Mid-
Atlantic area. They must be pur
chased in advance and no later
than Dec. 6.
Dr. Ronald L. Ritter, extension
agronomist, University of Mary
land at College Park.
• "Conservation Ullage &
Small Grains"—F. Ronald Mul
foed, farm manager. Poplar Hill
Facility, Lower Eastern Shore
Research & Education Center,
University of Maryland. -
• "Crop Residue Manage*
meat*’ Joel C. Myers, state
agronomist for Pennsylvania, Soil
Conservation Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture. Har
risburg, Pa.
The last three topics will be
aired twice, in consecutive 40-mi
nute breakout sessions, providing
opportunity to hear two of the
three speakers.
Afternoon program topics will
include economic impacts of
environmental regulations, fertili
ty and nutrient management, for
ages, and water quality improve-
Speakers and topics for the ment programs.
land Co.) The annual Western
Pennsylvania Commercial Veget
able Growers Seminar will be held
on Thursday, December 9, at the
Days Inn, Butler, from 8 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.
Every year, vegetable growers
from western Pennsylvania and
parts of Ohio and West Virginia
meet to learn the latest informa
tion and products available to help
them grow top quality produce.
Excellent speakers from univer
sities and private industry will dis
cuss production practices, market
ing, pest management, and other
Commercial exhibitors include
seed companies, chemical compa
nies, machinery dealers, green
house suppliers, and distributors
of a wide range of products,
including irrigation equipment for
the commercial vegetable grower.
Penn State Extension and com
mercial suppliers are again cos
ponsoring this event.
This year’s educational ses
sions will emphasize commercial
production of vine crops. Dr. Wil
liam LaMont, professor of veget
able crops at Kansas State Univer-
>teel Construction
Pattern Is Directed
Outer Walls Cooler
istlc Light Flashes
If Problems Occur
Air Intake Creates
Bent Flame Which
\creases Efficiency
Rod Monitors Heat
'hamber Operation
iectronlc Igniter Is
To Protect Against
Heat And Damage
Warm Air Output
i Valve Is Protected
Against Corrosion
And Radiant Heat
tttom-Draw Design
>ws For Consistent
Gas And Air Mix
/ and subcomponents,
defects in material and
the date of installation.
LaneHr Farming, Saturday, Pacanth* t. HOW
Growers Plan Meeting
sity, will speak on the topics,
“Intensive Production of Vine
Crops” and “Pumpkin Produc
tion.” Speakers from Penn State
and private industry will address
topics such as “Weed Manage
ment for Vine Crops,” “New Vine
Crop Varieties,” and “Insect Pest
Management in Vine Crops.”
The afternoon will feature con
current sessions on marketing and
production. Dr. Kelso Wessel,
professor of agricultural econom
ics. will be the featured speaker in
ALBC Takes Over
Dutch Belted Registry
Dutch Belted Cattle Association
of America registry duties are now
being performed by the American
Livestock Breeds Conservancy, a
non-profit organization dedicated
to the conservation of biological
diversity in livestock populations.
The herdbook for the Dutch
Belted Cattle Association of
America was established in 1886.
This is the oldest continuously re
gistering herdbook for belted cat
tle in the world.
While Dutch Belled cattle have
become quite rare, interest is pick
ing up in this unique dairy breed,
accenting to Don Bixby, execu
tive director of the American
Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
“We are seeing more registra
tion activity and a rise in the num
ber of inquiries,” Bixby said. “Al-
I Big tractor hydraulics ■Big-Job power
■ Fewer moving parts ■Tears of reliable service
the marketing session.
If you are Involved in or aeri
outly considering comntercial
vegetable growing, plan to-ittend
the Western Pennsylvania Veget
able Growers Seminar. ItJoB be
held at the Days Inn, RL Vflbuth,
Butler. To register or for more
information, contact Penn- State
Extension, Westmoreland tSnmty,
Box 250, Qreensburg.
(412) 837-1402. or any PettfState
extension office in western
Pennsylvania. ’
so. many commercial daisy Arm
en are breeding their cows to
Dutch Belled bulls to increase
calving ease, grazing efficiency,
and other favorable management
The Dutch Belted Cattle Asso
ciation of America has a recovery
program for bringing grade Dutch
Belted cattle back into the herd
book. There is also a breeding-up
program, for starting from a Hol
stein female base, to help increase
the population.
The American Livestock
Breeds Conservancy also has a
mission to locate and preserve old
Dutch Belled literature such as
bulletins and herdbooks.
For more information contact
the American Livestock Breeds
Conservancy, Box 477, Pittsboro.
NC 27312, or call (919) 542-5704.