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04-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 14, 1994
Ag Professionals Invited
To Problem-Solving Contest
TOWANDA (Bradford Co.)
All ag professionals are invited to
the Dairy On-Farm Problem-Solv
ing Satellite Conference to be held
on June 2.
The conference is open to all ag
professionals who advise dairy
farmers at the farm level, includ
ing consultants, feed company
representatives, veterinarians, AI
technicians, and millking equip
The Bradford County Coopera
tive Extdhsion Office will be serv
ing as a down-link site for this
teleconference. Registration is
from 8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.) The
American fanner uses almost sixty million
plastic containers of crop protection chemi
cals each year. Most of containers go to
landfills or are burned at the farm.
Lancaster County farmers are being asked
not to throw away those plastic containers this
growing season. Farmers are being asked to
bring the containers to several convenient
sites in Lancaster County to utilize/recycle
containers into other uses.
The American agricultural chemical indus
try is the first industry in the nation to be
working for programs to reduce the amount of
packaging material in the waste stream. They
estimate that in 1994 recycling programs in
25 states will collect over 1.3 million pounds
of plastic pesticide containers at state approv
The Agricultural Container Research
Council (ACRC) is supporting recycling pro
grams across the nation to collect empty con
tainers and to find other uses for them. To
date, due to the potential for residues in recy
cled materials, most of the plastic collected is
being utilized in the generation of electricity.
As research finds alternative uses and assess
es the risk of residues other uses of the plastic
will replace the burning.
To be acceptable for recycling, plastic
pesticide containers must be empty, clean, in
spected, uncapped, dry, the label must be on
the container, and the containers cannot be
smashed or cut up.
An empty clean container is one that has
been triple- or pressure-washed. Containers
will be inspected by a Pennsylvania Depart
ment of Agriculture employee before they are
accepted. Caps must be removed and the con
tainer must be dry when brought to the collec
tion site. All containers must be in tact and
have a label showing its content
The collection will be at the following loca
tions on the dates listed:
• Henry Hoover, 1731 W. Main Street,
Ephrata, PA - May 19, June 17, July 15,
August 16 and November 2.
•G & G Feed and Supply, Rear 123 E. Stie
gel Street, Manheim, PA - May 20, June 20,
July 18, August 17 and November 4.
• Benjamin Landis, 587 Strasburg Road,
Strasburg, PA - June 1, July 1, August 3 and
• Gideon King, 5465 Elam Road, Kinzers,
PA - June 3, July 6, August 5 and September
• Martin’s Ag Service, 338 Gnst Mill Road,
New Holland, PA - June 9, July 8, August 9
and October 5.
•Little Britain Agri Service, 398 Little Bri
tain Road, Quarryville, PA - June 10, July 14,
August 12 and October 7.
All sites will be open on dates listed from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m.
For more information, contact the Pennsyl
vania Department of Agriculture at (717)
787-4843 or the Lancaster County Coopera
tive Extension Office at (717) 394-6851.
Please do not call the drop-off sites for infor-
The conference is targeted at
teaching ag professionals a syste
matic approach to tm-farm prob
lem-solving. The goal of this con
ference is to encourage partici
pants to expand their thinking and
work cooperatively with other ag
professionals when examining
The schedule includes five sa
tellite segments to provide basic
knowledge of farm records, ani
mal facilities, feed storage, and
other topics. Following each seg
ment, participants will have an op-
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portunity to apply the problem
solving principles during practice
sessions. Participants wifi gain ad
ditional experience using group
problem-solving skills while visit
ing a local dairy farm during the
The total cost of the conference
will be $3O and can be paid on
June 2. This cost includes lunch
and a notebook of materials from
Penn State. For more information
or to register, please call the Brad
ford County Cooperative Exten
sion Office at (717) 265-2896.
BRB 8c HENRY
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of the drug.
1. Naxcel is a relatively new
injectable antibiotic now available
for use in pigs. Use of the drug
must be on the order of a
2. Although it is currently
labeled only for respiratory prob
lems due to Actinobacillus. Sal
monella, Strep. Suis and Pasteurel
la, the drug has a broad range of
3. There is no withdrawal period
for the product.
4. It is expensive. If you’ve got
respiratory problems that do not
respond to more traditional treat
ments and herd health programs,
you might consider trying Naxcel.
If the respiratory disease com
plex is currently under control in
your herd, weigh the costs careful
ly and seek advice from your veter
inarian before making Naxcel. a
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