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10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. “Yield Monitors
-Are They Right for You?”
Lynn Hoffman, Penn State
10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. “Transgenic Crops
Do They Work, Do They Pay and What’s
Still To Come?”
Dennis Calvin, Penn State
11:20 a.m. - noon “Drought Control”
Compaction, Tillage and Residue.
Lynn Hoffman, Penn State
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Five Acre Corn Awards
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. High Oil, Brown Midrib and Silage Variety Corn-Are they worth growing?
What’s in the future? Plus review of ‘97 crop year
Greg Roth, Penn State
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1997 Crops Day - Results, Value, ‘9B Plans
Ralph Devillers, Pioneer Seeds / Tom Murphy, Lycoming Extension
LYCOMING COUNTY CROP AND DAIRY DAY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1998
Lunch - $6.00 Amount Paid $
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 16,1998
Please make checks payable to: Lycoming County Extension
and mail to: Room 409, Courthouse
48 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
(Dauphin Co.) Agri
Samuel E. Hayes Jr. an
that a flock of 121,400
laying hens in Lancaster
County has been found
to have the H7N2 avian
This is in the vicinity
of a flock previously
identified with the vir
us. A site quarantine
has been imposed.
“We believe this is an
isolated case. The flock
will not be destroyed
but will be used for
study purposes.” Hayes
said. “We continue to
stress the need for very
throughout the poultry
One turkey flock was
identified with the virus
on Dec. 17. The recent
incidences have been
discovered through in
tensive testing and the
cooperative efforts of
the Agriculture Depart
ment and the poultry in
In June, Gov. Tom
Ridge signed legislation
to appropriate $5 mil
lion for Lancaster and
Lebanon county poultry
producers affected by
the outbreak which be
gan last December.
Through mid-July, 16
cases had been identi
fied. affecting a total of
1.8 million laying hens.
The fI7N2 virus has
never been found in hu-
12:00 - 1:15 Full Hot Lunch: $6.00
ucts are safe for human
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crop while reducing
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Starting under $5OOO, no other machine compares when
it comes to capabilities, versatility, and cost effectiveness.
Rugged construction. Five sizes, from 3.4 to 13 cubic yard
capacity. Custom designs. Call today for a free color
brochure, or to discuss your specific needs
10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. “Milk Prices
Trends and Issues and Federal Order Reform”
Robert Yonkers, Penn State
10:40 a.m. • 11:20 a.m. “First on the
Bill Messersmith, Lycoming Extension
11:20 a.m. - noon “Milk Futures -
Should You Be Forward Contracting?”
Robert Yonkers, Penn State
BOBBY OLDHAM & COASTAL LEAF TOBACCO
Buyers of 609 Tobacco
sgKi We would like to take this opportunity to wish 'M*
all of our current and past customers and their
families the happiest of holiday seasons.
We have closed our receiving locations until Monday, January sth, 1998.
tAt that time, we will resume receiving contracted tobacco. All contracted
tobacco must be delivered bv Monday. January 12th. 1997.
w This tobacco should be graded into 3 grades. (Tips, Middles, and >5
Bottoms). Any green leaves, damaged, diseased, or shed burnt leaves 3
should be picked out to be baled separately into outgrade bales. There are leaf
ft no exceptions'
If you do not have a contract with us, call us at either location on
ft Monday, January sth for any delivery instructions we may have. Please
fiT grade your tobacco in 3 grades as well. It will make a difference.
ft RECIEVING LOCATION #1
SL At the Clarence Shirk Farm
374 S Farmerwille Rd
For the Grower who wants problems solved,
Does your current cropping program address the following?
1) How to reduce the impact of weather stress?
2) Why your crops are only yielding 30% of genetic
3) Why yield ceilings are set within 15-20 days of
Cali (717) 786-4075 today to discover how advanced
technology can increase your profits, or plan to attend one of
the following meetings.
1. Bird In Hand Farm Supply
200 Maple Ave., Bird In Hand
January 8,1998 12:15 p.m.
□ Pesticide Points (2 core and 2 category.)
□ Door Prizes !!!!!!! Reservations are encouraged but not required.
□ Call Advanced Agronomics @ (717) 486-4075 with questions.
Dairy Day Set
PICTURE ROCKS (Lycoming
Co.) The Lycoming Crops and
Daily Day is scheduled for Friday.
Jan. 23, at the Picture Rocks Fire
Company from 9:50 a.m.-3 p.m.
During the winter months, it is
important to step aside from some
of the busy tasks that take time on a
farm and attend a meeting to
update your skills for the future.
Profitability is the key to success
and it can be achieved by staying
current with the newest
This year’s Crops Day is
intended to offer insights on many
of these technologies and the prac
ticality of adapting them to your
The crops segment of the prog
ram includes yield monitoring
technology, transgenic crops, and
information on "drought control”
compaction, tillage, and residue.
The dairy segment includes infor
mation on milk price trends and
issues, farm safety, and milk
A com specialist will examine
the use of high oil, brown midrib,
and silage variety com.
A hot lunch will be served for $6
per person. For more information,
contact the Lycoming County
extension office at (717)
RECIEVING LOCATION & *
Behind Ross’ Feed & Grain
27 N, Church Street jji
(717) 786-0397 iS
RECIEVINC LOCATION #3 %
Coming Soon at "of
24 Meadow Lane iSk
not textbook rhetoric.
2. Marvin Zook Farm *
5640 Limeville Rd., Gap
January 23,1998 12:30 p.m.