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A field of exhibitors with new machinery, products and services is always
a main feature each year of Ag Progress Days at Penn State’s Russell E.
Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rockspring. The theme this year is
ROCKSPRING (Centre Co.)
Agricultural producers can com
pare various brands of farm equip
ment in operation under the same
field conditions at Penn State’s Ag
Progress Days, August 16-18.
Farm equipment and agricultural
products worth more than $2O
million will be demonstrated and
“Equipment demonstrations are
a central part of this event,” says
Robert Oberheim, Ag Progress
Days manager. “It’s a good
chance for producers to evaluate
comparing machines to make sure
they get the best equipment for
Faculty and staff from Penn
State’s College of Agricultural
Sciences will be on hand to
and principles and answer ques-
Information To Make Your Visit To
More than $2O million worth of machinery is on display
at Ag Progress Days. This is your chance to see what it
can do. Penn State faculty will be on hand to answer
questions. See the Ag Progress Days program guide or
ask at the Information Booth for locations. Times and
locations of all demonstrations are subject to change due
to weather conditions.
10:00 a.m. Mowing Mowing conditioners;
performed in alfalfa
11:00 a.m. Tomato Harvesting (Tu, Th)
Mechanical harvest of processing tomatoes
Pepper Harvesting (We) Mechanical
harvest of green bell peppers
11:30 a.m. Precision Planters Evaluation of
emergence of soybeans planted with
various precision planters
12:00 noon Cultivation Regular and high-residue
12:45 p.m. Primary Tillage Emphasis on deep
1:10 p.m. No-Till Drills
1:30 p.m. Secondary Tillage
2:15 p.m. Tomato Harvesting (We)
Pepper Harvesting (Tu, Th)
3:00 p.m. Round Silage Baling Alfalfa mowed
the previous day will be baled, measured
Days Machinery Demos To Feature New Harvesters
dons about the equipment being
Mechanical pepper and tomato
harvesters will be demonstrated at
Ag Progress Days for the first dme
this year. “These automated
harvesters have a unique ability to
sort processing tomatoes and bell
peppers for quality,” Oberheim
says. “The same machine can
harvest both crops with minor
modifications. We’ll be demon
strating both types of harvest all
three days of the event”
The tomato harvester will be
demonstrated Tuesday and Thurs
day at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday
at 2:15 p.m. The pepper harvester
will be demonstrated at 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday and at 11
Mowing demonstrations in
alfalfa will be held daily at 10 a.m.
Cultivation demonstrations, to be
held at noon each day of the event,
will feature regular and high
residue row cultivators. The
emergence of soybeans planted
with various precision planters
also will be evaluated daily..
Primary tillage demonstrations
will be held at 12:45 p.m., with an
emphasis on deep tillage. No-till
drills will be demonstrated daily at
1:10 p.m. and secondary tillage
will be demonstrated at 1:30 in the
same plots used for deep tillage.
Round silage baling will be
demonstrated at 3 p.m. each day of
the event. The previous day’s
alfalfa crop will be baled, then the
bales will be measured and
weighed. The moisture content
and density of each bale will be
evaluated. Bale handling, bagging
and wrapping will be demon-
and weighed; moisture content will be
measured and bale density posted.
Round Bale Handling, Bagging and/or
• Public pay telephones are located on Main Street, near
the Information Booth.
• A first Sid Station, with an ambulance staffed by
emergency medical technicians, is located at the farm
house at the top of Main Street
• Lost end found items are kept at the Information Booth.
• Seles, solicitations and overnight parking, including
campers, are prohibited at the Russell E. Larson Agricul
tural Research Center.
• Disclaimer: Machinery, equipment products and ser
vices provided are for educational purposes. Their pre
sence does not imply endorsement or recommendation by
• Future Dates: Tentative dates for Ag Progress Days
1995 are August IS, 16 and 17.
What’s New for ’94
• Mon Than 45 Now Commercial Exhlbtton
• Food Safety Exhibits
Leant how science, and you, can make your food safer.
College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building
“Penn State Ag Sciences... We're More Than You Think!” and highlights the
efforts at Penn State to help with research and extension to provide a safe
food supply for the world.
strated in the same field at 3:30 educational and commercial exhi
p m bits, tours and machinery demon-
The location of each demon- stration. It is held at the Russell E.
stration will be published in the Larson Agricultural Research
free Ag Progress Days program Center at Rock Springs, nine miles
that visitors can pick up at the southwest of State College on
exhibition. Demonstrations may Route 45. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
be delayed in the event of adverse p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, with
weather and field conditions. extended hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Penn State’s Ag Progress Days on Wednesday. Admission and
features more than 500 acres of parking are free.
Ag Progress Profitable
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 13 1994-El7
• Food Safety SciQ
Back by popular demand! Test your food safety know
ledge and win prizes in this fast-paced game show
College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building
• Machinery Demonstrations
See state-of-the-art tomato and pepper harvesting tech
nology in action.
• Insect Petting Zoo
Hissing cockroaches, large walking sticks, ladybird bee
tles and more.
Family and Youth Exhibits Building
• Tractor Safety Demonstration
Watch a tractor roll-over and learn how to avoid
End of W. Bth Street
• Forage Chicory Grazing Demonstration
See how good pasture management can enhance
Ask at Conservation Education Tent
• Ostrich Exhibit
See live ostriches and leam how they’re raised as a farm
Exhibits Building-1, Main Street at E. 3rd Street
(Turn to Pago E'24)