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AlO-Uncaster Farming, Saturday, July 1, 2000
An Apple A Day
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We have all heard this
saying and now there is scientific evidence it is really a fact.
Food scientists at Cornell University have found that it is the
phytochemicals in the flesh of the apple but even more so in the
skin, that provides the fruit’s anti-oxidant and anti-cancer benefits.
Their laboratory study funded by the New York Apple Research
Development Program and the New York Apple Association is pub
lished in the June 22 issue of the journal Nature.
Actually there is no single compound in the apple responsible for
this medicinal advantage. It is the combination of flavonoids and
polyphenols that do the work.
The researchers used red delicious apples grown in New York
State to provide the extracts for the study. Using colon cancer cells
treated with apple extract, the scientists found that cell proliferation
was inhibited. Colon cancer cells treated with 50 milligrams of apple
extract (from the skins) were inhibited by 43 percent. Other combi
nations of extract and cancer cells gave various results but all were
So there you have it. Eat your apples or call the doctor. Which
will it be?
Sullivan County Demolition
Derby, Forksville Fair
grounds, 9 a.m.
Kutztown Festival, Kutztown
Fairgrounds, Kutztown, thru
USA Junior Holstein Conven
tion, Columbus, Ohio.
Lancaster Farming office
Wednesday, July 5
Pasture Walk, Richard Stahl
Farm, near Lavansville, 10
Pasturefest 2000 Witnessing
Potential of Grazing, New
York State Grange Building,
Cortland, N.Y., 7:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Milk Marketing
Board Public Hearing, Ag
Building Room 202, Harris
burg, 8:30 a.m.
Vineyard and Winery Summer
Meeting, Penn State Berks
Extension, Leesport, 8 a.m.-4
Pa. Angus Breeders Show, Hunt
ingdon, thru July 8.
Southeast Regional Livestock
Judging Contest, York 4-H
Center, 9 a.m.
Pa./Md. Simmental Association
Field Day, Triple L. Farms,
New Oxford, thru July 8.
Annual Fawn Grove Olde Tyme
Days, Fawn Grove, thru July
Antique Tractor, Gas Engine,
and Farm Equipment Show,
West End Fairgrounds, Gil
bert, thru July 9.
Pasture Walk, Ron and Kathy
Holter, Frederick Co.. Md.. 10
♦ Farm Calendar ♦
Sheep Day, OARDC, Wooster,
Town and Country Day, Richard
and Martha Rhoades Farm.
Pa. Simmental Association Field
Day, Triple L. Farm, New Ox
ford, thru July 9.
Piketon Annual Open House,
Piketon Research and Exten
sion Center, Piketon, Ohio.
Piketon Horticultural Field
Night, Piketon Research and
Extension Center, Piketon,
Field Day Marketing Your
Knowledge and Sustainable
Lifestyle, Quiet Creek Herb
Farm, Brookville, 10 a.m.-2
Sidewalk Sizzle and Ice Cream
Freeze, Reading Terminal
Market, Philadelphia, 11 a.m.-
Tioga County Farm-City Day,
Sunset Mountain Farms, 10
Mercer County Grange Fair.
thru July 15.
Derry Ag Fair, New Derry, thru
Ephrata Area Young Farmers
Summer Picnic, Ephrata
Park, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Derry Township Fair, thru July
Mason Dixon Fair, thru July 15.
Junior Holstein Judging
School, Mercer County, noon.
Pa. Association of Ag Educators
Summer Institute for Excel
lence, Shippensburg Area
Senior High School, thru July
Tuesday, July 11
Pa. Young Farmers Association
Summer Conference, Ship
pensburg Area Senior High
School, thru July 12.
4-H Teen Leadership Confer
ence, Lebanon Valley College,
Annville, thru July 14.
Marketing Business Farm Tour,
Paul and Sandy Arnold. Ar
gyle, N.Y., 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
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To Check Fields
For Blue Mold
According to Robert Ander
son, Lancaster County extension
agronomy agent, blue mold has
been found in Lancaster County.
There have been confirmed
cases of active blue mold in Man
heim and Pequea with possibly
many more sites.
Thus far, blue mold has been
confined to small areas in the
We are experiencing perfect
weather for blue mold spread
and growth. You should check
your tobacco fields and spray
them to protect noninfected to
Also, check the Pennsylvania
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There is a story about a man
who lived all his life in poverty.
Illegitimate by birth and an or
phan since the age of three, he
had no known family and no
friends. Finally, dying in a char
ity hospital, he was visited by a
lawyer who told him that he had
been searching for him for 20
years. “For me?” the poor man
gasped. ‘Yes,” replied the lawyer,
“your father was a prominent
and wealthy man. Twenty years
ago he realized he had made a
grievous error in not acknowl
edging you as his son. Shortly be
fore he died, he charged me to
find you because he was leaving
you his entire estate.”
It was several moments before
the dying man said, “Imagine
that for 20 years I’ve been a
millionaire and I didn’t know
Many of us, like that man, are
unconsciously rich. It is bad
enough to live in poverty, but so
much worse to be rich and not
In the letter to the church at
Ephesus, the author speaks of
‘the riches of his grace which he
lavished upon us” (1:7,8), and
again of “the riches of his glori
ous inheritance in the saints”
(1:18). It may be difficult for
many of us to think of ourselves
as having “. . . riches ... la
vished upon us.”
Unless we habitually count our
blessings, we tend to evaluate our
lives, not in terms of what we
Blue Mold Hotline for updates.
This year the toll-free number is
To Wear Long
Pesticide users can eliminate
as much as 98 percent of their
exposure by wearing long-sleeved
shirts and chemically resistant
gloves when mixing pesticides,
according to Robert Anderson,
Lancaster County extension
Research shows the contami
nation that lands on the body
during pesticide mixing and
loading, 85 percent is on your
hands and 13 percent is on your
Most applicators know the im
portance of wearing gloves when
handling pesticides. However,
use inspections have found that
many applicators are not protect
ing their forearms.
The solution is simple. If you
use pesticides, go to your closet
and pull out a long-sleeved shirt
that you can dedicate to pesticide
handling. Place the shirt with the
rest of your personal protective
equipment. Wear it for pesticide
handling. Wash it separately
from the family laundry.
Check the label each time you
use a pesticide. If you are han
dling products that bear a warn
ing or danger signal word, wear
chemically resistant forearm pro
tectors over your long sleeves.
Always read and follow all the
recommendations on the label.
have, but in terms of what we do
not have. It is this focus that
keeps us from realizing and en
joying what we do have a
priceless inheritance from God
A Plus Balance
Unlike the “unconscious mil
lionaire,” we do not have to be
found by a messenger for we al
ready have heard the Good
News of our inheritance. Even
though our bank accounts may
total zero and our credit card
statements show a creeping in
debtedness, we are still incred
And what is this inheritance
worth? Actually, God’s bequest
to you is immeasurable. Behind
each of his many blessings there
are so many zeros and commas
that they run right off your bal
Whatever your indebtedness
monetary or moral your in
heritance from God always
leaves you with a plus balance.
Ephesians spells out the spe
cifics. Perhaps we fail to recog
nize the lavish riches because
they utterly defy a dollar value.
We can say “one billion dollars,”
but we cannot comprehend the
meaning of it. Even less can we
comprehend the riches of God’s
For example, how can we put
a monetary value on the fact
that God created us to enjoy this
wealth of spiritual blessings?
Ephesians says that God “chose
us in him (Christ) before the
foundation of the world that we
should be holy and blameless be
fore him. He destined us in love
to be his sons through Jesus
Christ . . . .” (1:45). Unfortu-
nately, this text has sometimes
been misinterpreted to mean
that some of us are destined by
God to be saved, while other are
destined to be damned.
But the writer neither says nor
suggests that only some are des
Dairy farmers know that nothing
cuts milk production like a few
days of 90-degrees-plus weather.
Tunnel ventilation has helped to
cut the hot weather milk slump
However, when you turn on
the fans, remember whom you
are trying to keep cool.
Air will take the shortest route
from the intake to the fan. Try to
make that route pass over as
many cows as possible.
Keep an eye on cows in the
corner. They may be missing out
on the tunnel ventilation. A few
smaller overhead fans may help
to improve these dead zones of
Cows’ bodies are a heat fur
nace. Some farmers have tried to
wet or mist their cows on hot
days. If you are going to spray
water on your cows, make sure
you have some fans blowing
across the cows. If you just wet
the cows, you end up steaming
them rather than cooling them.
Also, if you are going to wet
cows, put enough water on to wet
the skin, not just the hair coat.
Cows obviously need plenty of
water on hot days.
Keeping water bowls clean
and fresh will encourage cows to
drink more often.
Feather Prof, ’s Footnote:
“No man should be allowed to
be President who does not un
derstand hogs or has not been
around a manure pile. ”
Harry S. Truman
tined and not others. His impli
cation is that all of us are des
tined to be saved and to be
recipients of his inheritance.
A few verses later, the writer
explicitly says that the plan of
God is to “unite all (my italics)
things in him, things in heaven
and things on earth” (1:10). AH
things, not just some.
All of us, then, are destined to
have his redemption and forgiv
eness although not ail of us
may accept that gift. Life is a
mystery, but he means for us to
understand that mystery, to real
ize that this purpose is to unite
us with himself. “We...have been
destined and appointed to live
for the praise of his glory.”
What is it all about? Why are
we here? The answer: to live our
lives so that God is glorified.
As we get older we realize just
how short and fleeting is this life
on earth. These brief years make
sense only if we see them as our
opportunity to glorify God. But
with the task of glorifying God
comes the means to accomplish
it: “. . . you also . . . were
sealed with the promised Holy
Spirit which is the guarantee of
our inheritance until we acquire
possession of it . . .”(1:14).
The more we realize this, the
more we become consciously
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William J Burgess General Manager
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