Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, April 09, 1994, Image 162

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    EMancaster Farming, Saturday, April 9, 1994
Tractors Follow Lead Of Magnum, Maxxum
RACINE, Wis. J I Case has
announced the introduction of a
new line of Case Internationa}
tractors that range from 42 to 8S
Conference To Feature Ostrich
NAZARETH (Northampton
Co.) Ostrich expert Dr. Tho
mas N. Tully Jr. will be the fea
tured speaker at the Penn/Jersey
Alternative Animal Conference
on April IS-16 at the Days Inn in
Tully is on the faculty at Loui
siana State University School of
Veterinary Medicine, teaching in
the zoo and erotic animal section
of the department of veterinary
clinical sciences.
His presentation will cover the
Ratite family, including Ostrich,
Emu, and Rhea. He will touch on
all areas of management, includ
ing health, nutrition, reproduction,
housing, and breeding.
Other experts at the conference
speaking in concurrent sessions
and their topics are George Fai
son, Jersey City, NJ., will cover
the marketing of specialty meats.
Dr. Duncan Hilchey, Cornell Uni
versity, will discuss evaluation of
alternative animal enterprises for
profitability. Josef Kerckerinck,
Chaumont, N.Y., will present rais
ing deer as an alternative for small
farms. Penn State Extension
Agent Chet Hughes will share
information on minor cattle
Mini-donkey will be discussed
by Cecilia Uhlmann from Dover,
Del. William Trace is the presi
dent of the Pennsylvania Game
Bird Breeders Association and he
will cover raising game birds as an
alternative. Llamas will be dis
cussed by Carolyn Blalock from
California. Phillip Metzger,
USDA, will present information
on cooperative marketing as an
opportunity to maximize income.
New Jersey Extension Agent
Robert Mickel has experience in
local zoning and ordinances he
will share. The final speaker will
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637-A Georgetown Rd.
Ronks, PA 17572
(or leave message)
(717) 687-8262
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217 Harrisburg Ave., Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 295-5454
PTO horsepower.
The new 3200/4200 Series trac
tors follow the lead, in styling and
productivity features, of the popu
be Roger Cocivera, vice president
of Penn Linen and Uniform Ser
vices, with an inspirational mes
sage. “How To Do It!”
The conference begins Friday
evening and runs through to Satur
day afternoon. A feature on Friday
Soil Moisture Key
To Seed Germination
Adequate soil moisture is vital to
achieving maximum germination
in com Helds, said Win Johnson,
Northrup King Co. senior agro
nomist in the western U.S.
Johnson said that seed with
good vigor contains an ample
supply of key sugars. When the
seed absorbs water, it reacts with
these sugars, immediately trigger
ing germination. Experts believe
seeds that are slow to germinate
suffer from a shortage of these
important sugars.
A seed must absorb about SO
percent of its weight in water to
achieve good germination, the
Northrup King agronomist said.
When planting com on irrigated
ground, soil moisture should be in
Call now
for spring
lime application
lar Case International Magnum™
and Maxxum® tractor lines.
The new line replaces Case In
ternational 95 Series tractors with
evening will be a hospitality room
featuring exotic dishes made from
exotic species. Registration dead
line is April 8. For more informa
tion and a brochure, contact the
Northampton County Extension
Office, (610) 746-1970.
the range of 70 percent to 100 per
cent of Held capacity for rapid
seed absorption of water. Soil
moisture in the 10 percent to 12
percent range is typically too dry
for germination.
To determine if soil moisture is
adequate. Johnson suggests grow
ers squeeze a handful of soil. If the
soil sticks together, moisture
levels are probably about right for
planting. If the soil is muddy, it’s
probably too wet for planting. If it
falls apart, it is too dry to germi
nate seed satisfactorily.
Many growers plant by the
calendar. Johnson advises growers
to plant as early as possible and
suggests that conditions are best
when the soil temperature is 55
degrees Fahrenheit at four inches
deep at 8 a.m.
Ideal seeding depth also
depends on soil conditions, he
says. In cold, moist soils, planting
shallow at one to one-and-one half
inches is generally sufficient.
However, even in drier soils, two
to two-and-one-half inches is con
sidered maximum depth. Johnson
explains that when planted deeper,
the seed may not be able to push
the coleoplile out of the ground.
the 3220, 3230. 4210. 4230 and
4240, rated at 42, 52, 62, 72 and
8S FIX) horsepower, respectively.
All the new models feature im
proved cooling, transmission,
clutch and chassis. Cab versions
feature new right-hand controls
and other enhancements.
“These new tractors are power
ful, versatile performers,” said
Steve Warner, J I Case product
manager, mid-sized tractors.
“They will more than meet the
needs of full-time farmers and
ranchers doing feedlot, loader and
hay chores, and of grain fanners
looking for FIX) capabilities for
dependable mowing, auger and
other utility work.”
One important feature Warner
noted is the exceptional cooling
that extends engine life on the new
tractors. The large front and side
grill-screen area provides high air
intake. A new flare-tip fan opti
mizes air flow through the heavy
duty radiator, while the shroud on
the fan provides a tight seal that
keeps trash out of the radiator
comportment and further increas-
33 HP 15 KW Onan 3 ph.
power plant gen. only 400
hr.. $lBOO B/O.
3 reg. black Angus yearling
bulls, good dispositions,
calving ease, average
weaning wghts. & 30, aver
age yearling wghts. + 41.
Berks Co. 610-589-4856.
The 72-horsapower 4230 Is
one of a new line of Case In*
ternatlonal tractors that
range from 42 to 85 PTO
horsepower. The 3200/4200
Series tractors follow the
lead In styling and product)*
vKy features, of the popular
Case International Magnum™
and Maxxum® tractor lines.
All five models In the line fea
ture Improved cooling, trans
mission, clutch, and chassis.
es air flow through the radiator for
better cooling. A new full-width
air conditioning condenser en
sures uniform air flow.
Fallow deer 2 white buck &
2 spotted doe. Carbon Co.
717-386-4751 after 4 p.m.
NH 795 spreader top bea
ter tailgate, JD 400 rotary
hoe, IH 6-16 automatic
reset plow, GM 478 diesel
engine parts. Leb. Co.
Improve your soil by applying
Martin’s quality Hi-magnesium or
Hi-calcium agricultural limestone.
Call your local Martin Limestone
dealer or call Blue Ball, Pa.
(800) 233-0205
(717) 354-1370
Tobacco lath. Lane. Co.
Write RM Service PO Box
171 Stevens, Pa. 17578.
Timothy hay $l2O/ton,
grass hay $lOO/ton,
cribbed ear com $lOO/ton,
delivery avail. York Co.
Angus cows, feeder cattle
400-700 lbs. black w/white
face & charolais take one
or all your choice. Lane
Co. 717-738-0579.
1200 Sexsal pullets 1S
wks. old, $3.75, April 2£
delivery, anywhere in Lane
Co. old (lock trade in possi
ble. 301-432-4293 oi
717-336-5760 after 5 p.m
80 Int. dump 18' 35,000
QVW grain body diesel
road ranger trans. good
farm truck, $7500. Mon*' -
Co. 215-723-6644.