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W" v J-Star Offers Piston Pump Line FORT ATKINSON, Wis. - J-Star Industries offers a lineup of economical and dependable piston pumps. The J-Star line combines the best features of the company's Nesseth® and Van Dale® Waste Handler pumps. J-Star piston pumps are built extra heavy to provide maxi mum pumping power and years of service. Their hollow cast iron piston is encased in a formed steel chamber for increased durability and longevity. The pump itself is designed with minimal moving components for trouble-free operation. Three different models of pis ton pumps are available. Model 207 is designed to handle aver age installations with pumping distances of 140 feet. Model 215 is equipped to pump manure in liquid or semi-liquid systems. Model 307 has an extra rugged helical gear drive that can tack le extra long pumping distances. Built to offer a broad range of Produce Announces Events KUTZTOWN (Berks Co.) - The Education Committee of the Kutztown Produce Auction, in cooperation with Penn State Cooperative Extension, has announced a series of education al meetings for vegetable grow ers and roadside stand opera tors. The popular vegetable study circle meetings will continue in 1998. A study circle is a partici pative meeting format where growers discuss issues of con cern, such as vegetable produc tion. Usually an expert is invit ed to lead the discussion and keep the group focused on the topic. The study circle format is like having an informal conver sation with other growers simi lar to yourself. Rather than just listening to a lecture, study cir cle participants ask questions and add their expertise to the discussion. It is also a great net working opportunity. The first study circle meeting will focus on the drive-through functions of the produce auction. “Getting the Most From the Drive-Through Auction” will be held on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Kutztown Produce Auction. Learn how other growers and auctions are using this system and offer your input on how the drive-through can be improved. “Gear Up For Transplant Production” will be the topic of the March 12 meeting. This dis v Ooßset f J-Star piston pumps are built extra heavy to provide maximum pumping power and years of service. capabilities, J-Star's piston pumps transfer bedded or liquid manure up to 50 cubic feet per minute. The actual pump serves as its own concrete form so its installation does not require any complicated or expensive con crete forms or holding pits. Auction cussion, which will be lead by Dave Eastburn of Gro n’ Sell, Inc., will focus on vegetable transplant production. On April 16 “Marketing Your Farm Market” will be presented. John Berry, multi county ad market ing agent for Penn State cooper ative Extension, will lead this discussion with a panel of farm market operators. All study circle sessions begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the Kutztown Produce Auction building. The Kutztown Produce Auction Annual Educational Meeting will be held on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Fleetwood Grange Hall. This meeting will provide information to growers and buyers on auction policies and will include a panel discus sion on how to be successful sell ing at an auction, and how auc tion procedures and policies can be improved. Speakers will include key personnel from other produce auction. In addi tion, growers will be able to visit with local suppliers and leam about new products. For more information on the study circle meetings or the annual grower meeting, contact Herb Gebely, Kutztown Produce Auction Manager, at (610)683- 7161 or Judith Schwank, exten sion agent for Penn State Cooperative Extension, Berks County, at (610)378-1327. Small Grain Headers Meet Cutting Needs ATLANTA, Ga. - Five dis tinct types of small grain head ers are available for Gleaner combines, each designed to help producers adjust to different crop and harvesting needs. Quick-attach headers are engineered for both the Gleaner Silver Series Rotary combines (R 42, R 52, R 62, R 72) and the C- Series convention combine (C 62). Here's a quick review of each header, by model number and type. •Model 400 Pickup Header. The model 400 pickup header is available in a 13-foot width. It is designed for harvesting windrowed crops, where extra drying time is needed and the crop cannot be harvested in standing condition. The Model 400 has a real drive with option al hydraulic drive. It is 24 inch es in diameter with a 30-inch pitch. •Model 600 Draper Header. The Model 600 draper header, avail able in 25-, 30-, and 36-foot widths, is designed to improve cutting, gathering and feeding performance in all small grain crop conditions. "The draper conveying system allows the crop heads to face the same direction during the gathering phase," said Jerry Weaver, gen eral marketing manger, Gleaner combines. "This creates a smooth crop flow into the com bine for better harvesting effi ciency and more acres covered in a day." The Model 600 is avail able with three reel formats bat, universal, and polytine pickup. It uses a multi-piece Sugarbeet, Edible-Bean Growers MOLINE, 111. - Responding to sugarbeet and edible-bean grower requests for a heavy duty and high-tech planter designed especially for their needs, John Deere has intro duced the 16-row 22-inch John Deere 1780 Max Emerge®Plus Planter. The 1780 Planter features the Max Emerge Plus row unit, John Deere's latest design that provides increased accuracy and easier adjustments. It is also the industry's strongest row-unit. Standard seed hopper capacity is 1.6 bushels; 3-bushel hoppers are available as an option. The wings on the tree-sec tion, front-fold planter frame flex 8 degrees up and down (rel ative to the center section) for ground-hugging performance and accurate planting depth. Six ULxls tires support the frame during planting. Optional 31x13.5 tires provide up to a 26- percent larger footprint for Hybrid Produces 235 Bushels Per Acre LANDISVILLE (Lancaster Co.) - A northern New Jersey farmer has reported and certi fied an exceptional com harvest using a NK® Brand com hybrid in his field in Warren County. This past spring, Jacob Bilyk planted Maximizer 607 with Knock Out™ built-in com borer control, a NK® Brand corn hybrid available exclusively from Hoffman Seeds. Thirty thousand plants were sown per acres in 30-inch rows, which knife assembly with heavy-duty guards and overserrated bolt-on sections. Cutterbar and draper angle adjusts from 7 to 14 degrees. •Model 700 Rigid Heater. The Model 700 is a rigid header that has been "beefed up" for high capacity harvesting. It is avail able in 25-, 27-, and 30-foot widths. Design modifications include a new cutterbar posi tion, larger conveyor and faster auger to prevent crop material from standing in front of the conveyor and to increase feeding capacity. Equipped with a 38- inch diameter, 5 bat metal reel,' the "high capacity” head is dri ven hydraulically. The smaller diameter reel has additional brackets to position the bat at a "standard" or "pitched" 8.5 degrees. By reducing the diame ter of the reel by five inches, the crop flows easier from the cut terbar. These features combine with four-inch longer curved reel arms improve gathering and feeding performance. •Model 800 Flex Header. Moving the cutterbar forward four inches also improves feed capacity and crop flow in heavy conditions. Auger speed has been increased to 165 rpm and longer 3/4-inch adjustable fin gers convey the crop to the feed ing system. The Model 800 flex header is designed for contour or unlevel fields. It is available in a range of widths 15-. 16-. 18-, 20-, 22-, 25-, 27-, and 30-foot. The drive system is hydraulic. Height and cutting range controls are electro hydraulic. It has a speed range of 0 to 72 rpm and a sickle stroke Planter Designed For The John Deere 16-row 22- inch 1780 MaxEmerge® Plus Planter features Seed Star™ variable-rate drive as stan dard equipment. The opera tor can select from up to six planting rates on-the-go, at the touch of a button. planting in sandy or well tilled soils. Each 1780 planter comes fac tory-equipped with Seed Star™ variable-rate drive. Producers can select up to six seeding rates on-the-go, at the touch of a but ton. The operator can easily reprogram any of the six rates Bilyk said, he “topdressed to give them a little boost.” As a result, Maximizer 607 produced a certified yield of 235.006 bushels per acre (har vested at a 27 percent moisture rate and calculated down to 15 percent moisture). Bilyk is now a competitor in the National Com Growers Yield Contest in the category of “Top Yield for 1997.” New to farmers, Maximizer 607, has a relative maturity of of 3 inches. The cutting range is -15 inches to plus 48 inches. •Model 900 Stripper Header. The Model 900 stripper header, available in 20-, 22.5-, and 25- foot widths, is designed to har vest cereal grains, wheat, oats, barley, rye, flax, grass seed, peas and canola. It features a unique "Keyhole design; that strips dry grain directly from standing stalks. "This allows the crop to be harvested earlier just as soon as the grain is dry," said Weaver. Since the header strips grain directly from the stalk, mois ture-heavy stems and weeds can be kept out of the machine. "This improves harvesting effi ciency with easier separation, higher quality grain and less wear and tear on threshing parts," said Weaver. "Also, the operator can start earlier in the day, run later in the evening and cover more acres, often at faster ground speeds." The stripper header supports conservation farming practices in areas where growers want to leave a maximum amount of undisturbed residue in the field to conserve soil moisture or reduce erosion between crops seasons. The Model 900 operates with a rotating drum called a "strip per rotor" that has six rows of comb-like teeth, each with the key-hole design at the base. The drum rotates to engage the crop in an upward sweep. Plants are raised, heads are stripped in the key holes and grain is moved to an auger trough that delivers it to the combine for threshing. with a few simple key strokes on the Green Star™ display in the cab. Two hydraulic motors pro vide a half-width disconnect. The VacuMeter™ seed metering system is standard. Growers can also choose option al finger-pickup, feedcup, or new ’•adial-bean peters. Low profile tri-fold markers on the 1780 Planter provide a transport height at 10 feet 11 inches. Transport width is 15 feet 11 inches. For convenience, one selective control valve (SCV) lever activates folding, all with out the cab. Additional options on the 1780 Planter include a pneu matic, central down-force sys tem that's infinitely variable up to 400 pounds. The system pro vides the convenience of a single adjustment to simultaneously set the down-force for all of the row units, a force that remains constant through the full range of row-unit travel. 115 days and is suitable for all soil types. Max 607 has very good tolerance to Stewart’s Wilt, common rust, and northern and southern com leaf blight. It provides farmers with high test weights and superb grain quality, drought and heat toler ance, excellent control of first generation and strong control of second generation ECB, excel lent early vigor and growth, and excellent tip fill and husk cover age.