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AlO-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 19, 2000
Pesticide Record Keeping
A Federal Requirement
Pesticide record keeping has many benefits for farmers. It’s the
key to a successful integrated pest management program, and it
helps assess pesticide performance. But the real reason to keep pes
ticide records its the law.
Section 1491 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade
Act (FACT Act) of 1990, commonly referred to as the 1990 Farm
Bill, requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement pes
ticide record keeping requirements. The law requires that all certi
fied private pesticide applicators keep records of their use of feder
ally restricted use pesticides. The requirement became effective May
A certified private applicator is defined as anyone certified by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the State to use or su
pervise the use of a restricted use pesticide. A certified private appli
cator is allowed to use federally restricted use pesticides for the pro
duction of any agricultural commodity on the property owned or
rented by the applicator or the applicator’s employer or, if applied
without compensation, on the property of another person (with
Within 14 days after the application of a restricted use pesticide,
a private applicator must make a record of:
• The brand or product name of the federally restricted use pesti
• The EPA registration number.
• The total amount of the product used. This does not refer to the
quantity after water or other substances are added. The amount
does not refer to the percent of active ingredient.
• The size of the area treated in a unit of measure such as acre,
linear foot, bushel, cubic foot, number of animals, number of pots,
• The crop, commodity, stored product, or site to which the prod
uct was applied.
• The location of the application. This does not mean the address
of the farm or business. The regulations allow several designations:
county, range, or township and section; maps or written descrip
tions; or an identification system established by the Farm Service
Agency or Natural Resources Conservation Service. The identifica
tion system involves maps and a numbering system to identify field
locations. The legal property description may also be used.
• The month, day, and year of the application.
• The name and certification number of the applicator.
Records must be maintained for two years from the date of the
pesticide application. There is no required Federal form; any form
or format is acceptable as long as all the required data are included.
Record keeping will also provide protective information if anyone
questions the application.
Warren County Holstein Sale,
Pittsfield Fairgrounds, noon.
Central Championship Holstein
Show, Huntingdon Fair
grounds, 6 p.m.
Crawford County Fair, thru
Pasture Walk, Dixie and Erick
Progressive Field Meeting,
begins at Jeff Foust Farm,
South Central District Dairy
Show, Farm Show Complex,
Harrisburg, 8:30 a.m.
Pa. Angus Association Field
Day, Octoraro Angus, Breeze
wood, 9 a.m.
Ephrata Area Young Farmers
Ice Cream Social, Woodcrest
Cambria County arm Tour,
Summerhill Area, 1 p.m.-6
Farmers’ Market Business Farm
Tour, Warwick Valley Farm
ers’ Market, meet at Warwick
Community Center, War
wick, N.Y., 10 a.m.-l p.m.
Franklin County Fair, thru Aug.
Fulton County Fair, thru Aug.
♦ Farm Calendar ♦
Harford Fair, thru Aug. 26,
Somerset County Fair, thru
Williamsburg Community Farm
Show, thru Aug. 26.
Elizabethtown Fair, thru Aug,
Fair, thru Aug. 26.
Mountain Area Fair, thru Aug.
Penn State 2000 Flower Trial
Field Days, Horticultural
Trial Garden, University
Enterprise Center Horticulture
Field Night, Southern State
Community College, Hills-
Hookstown Fair, thru Aug. 26.
Perry County Community Fair,
thru Aug. 26.
South Mountain Fair, thru Aug.
Cambria County Potato Field
Day, Tom Smithmyers’,
(Turn to Pago A3l)
Are there older U.S. Savings
Bonds hiding in your home? Many
older Series E Savings Bonds have
reached final maturity and are no
longer earning interest. But, they
could be worth more than five times
their face value.
By visiting www.savingsbond
s.gov, you can use the Savings Bond
Calculator. This is a free program
that tells you the current value of
your bonds, when they increase in
value, and when they stop paying in
terest. Savings Bonds purchased
prior to December 1965 stop earning
interest after 40 years from the issue
date. Savings Bonds purchased after
November 1965 stop earning interest
after 30 years from the issue date.
If your Savings Bonds are no long
er earning interest, you should re-
SET YOUR MIND!
We all have known children
who greatly resemble, sound like,
or act like one of their parents or
even another family member.
We attribute these resem
blances to either genes or uncon
scious emulation, or both. Even
more amazing are husbands and
wives who, after some years of
their marriage, begin to physical
ly resemble one another. This we
cannot chalk off as genetic inher
itance. It suggests to us that we
can tend to become very much
like that thing or person with
whom we spend a significant
amount of time.
Nathaniel Hawthorne once
wrote a story entitled “The Great
Stone Face.” If I remember it
correctly, it is set in the locale of
Franconia, New Hampshire, in
the shadow of the “Old Man of
the Mountain,” a huge stone
promontory on the mountain. It
is about a boy named Ernest,
whose mother tells him the leg
end of the “Great Stone Face,”
which the local people believe
that some day a native son of the
valley would return to it and his
face would bear the image of the
“Great Stone Face.”
Ernest grew from childhood to
boyhood to manhood, ever
breathless, awaiting the return of
the hero of the legend. Various
natives of the valley did return,
deem them at your local financial in
stitution. Or you may exchange them
for Series HH Bonds for up to one
year past final maturity and contin
ue to defer the accrued interest for
federal income tax purposes.
For more information, call (800)
4US BOND or write to Savings
Bonds, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328
and ask for a current values chart.
To Plan End
Of Summer Fun
Summertime is a time for fun and
family activities, according to Debra
Naumann, Lancaster County exten
sion family strengths agent.
As summer is coming to an end
and school will be starting soon, here
is a list of fun and inexperience ideas
for end-of-summer activities that
children and adults can enjoy to
gether. Not only are these activities
fun, but they are sure to “reconnect”
• Visit a zoo
• Enjoy a garden
• Fly a kite
• Wash a car
• Paint with pudding
• Complete a jigsaw puzzle
• Have a “clean-an-attic” party
• Enjoy sidewalk art
• Visit the airport
• Pick fruit at an orchard
• Make ice cream
• Set up an obstacle course
• Take a nature hike
• Take a bike ride
• Visit a museum
• Read together
• Play charades
• Attend local fairs
• Cook or bake together
• Have a watermelon seed-pitting
• Organize a neighborhood block
• Take a mystery car ride to any
but none of them fulfilled the leg
end. Until one day the people of
the valley made a discovery! It
was Ernest himself who looked
like the “Great Stone Face.” He
had lived so long in the presence
of his ideal that he had at last
become like his ideal.
You Can Choose
In this life we can choose in
fact, we do choose what we
will let occupy our minds. Many
of us do this rather unconscious
ly and end up preoccupied with
things that generally drag us
down, rather than lift us up.
Occupy your mind with your
troubles, defeats, and infirmities
and you will end up with a mind
that has little room for Jesus
Christ. Continually think about
how unfair life has been to you
and your life will be even more
shaped by your thoughts.
Ernest, in the story above,
lived every day of his life with
the legend of the “Great Stone
Face” in his consciousness, so he
grew to resemble it.
Isn’t that what being a disci
ple of Jesus Christ is living in
his presence day after day so
that our lives become more and
more like his? That is what Paul
is telling the Colossians: “If then
you have been raised with
Christ, seek the things that are
above, where Christ is... Set
your minds on things that are
above, not on things that are on
For Brother Lawrence it was a
matter of taking Christ along
with him into the monastery
kitchen where every day he
scrubbed the pots and pans. He
became Christlike because he
spent every day in his presence.
He lived as close to Christ as he
could. In what presence what
thoughts, what attitudes, what
habits do you spend the better
part of your time?
To Check Sweet
For Fall Army worms
The next corn pest to be looking
for is the fall armyworm, according
to Robert Anderson, Lancaster
County extension agronomy agent.
Projections are that the fall
armyworm could be a problem this
year because of the cool weather,
which has slowed the growth of corn
and a later-than-normal planting
time for many cornfields.
Adult armyworm moths move into
Pennsylvania in late July and early
August each year. The female moths
lay their eggs on young corn plants.
Once the moth has laid her eggs,
they will hatch in four to six days,
depending on temperature. After
hatching, the larvae will move into
the corn whorl to begin feeding on
the developing tassel and ear. Larvae
feed for a short period of time before
pupating into a moth. Larvae feed
ing are fast and voracious. Unless
fields are scouted on a regular basis,
a timely application of a control is
Once larvae are more than one
inch long, treatment will not be of
value because most of the larvae will
soon stop feeding and pupate. Scout
only late-planted corn. Com that has
tassels emerged will not attract fe
males to lay eggs. Look for whorl
feeding on 20 consecutive plants in
the field. Pull several whorls at
random and unwrap the leaves. If
larvae are present, note their size. If
35 percent or more of the whorls
checked show feeding and the larvae
are less than three quarters of an
inch in size, treatment maybe of
value, according to research at the
University of Illinois.
Feather Prof’s Footnote; “Nine
ty-nine percent of failures come
from people who have the habit of
making excuses. ”
George Washington Carver
How Can You Tell?
If we live as close to Christ as
we can reading about him in
the Bible, thinking about him,
speaking to him, and even listen
ing to him then we will become
more like him.
How can we tell that we are
becoming “more like him”? Once
again, Paul speaks to us as well
as the Colossians: “Put on then,
as God’s chosen ones, holy and
beloved, compassion, kindness,
lowliness, meekness, and pa
tience, forbearing one another
and, if one has a complaint
against another, forgiving each
0ther..(3:12,13). Notice he
doesn’t mention arguing about
doctrines and beliefs, doing bat
tle with people who don’t agree
with us, or “protecting our
churches from the influence of
Why is it that some Christians
become just the opposite of what
Paul outlines above?
If we live as close to Christ as
we can, if we fix our minds upon
him, we cannot help but become
more like him. “And above all
these,” says Paul, “put on
love ...” (fix your mind on it!)
“ ... which binds everything to
gether in perfect harmony. And
let the peace of Christ rule in
your hearts” (3:14,15).
What rules in our hearts is not
something that gets there by ac
cident, for what is there simply
reflects that upon which we fix
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