1962 June 18

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1962 June 18 - YAHOO!! (put - put - put) '- accepting for was...
YAHOO!! (put - put - put) '- accepting for was not as who an application D. in writing GOING MODERN—Old Paint's out of a job at Millarden Farms since Herdsman Jim Bernard, second from right, and Melvin Minnich, David C OUNTY AGENT'S ORNER : - Georga Skelly. Chambersburg RD 5 is one farmer who believes high fertilization can cure many ; alfalfa ills. Franklin County Agent John Shearer says Skelly has been a successful alfalfa grower for - years, and that he attributes this success primarily to his high rates of topdressing. He makes two ap- :• plications per year of eighter 0; 15-30 or 0-20-20. The applications consist of about 400 pounds -after .. the first cutting in the spring, and ianother 400 pounds after the : third or fourth cutting in the fall. - Shearer reports Skelly invar- - iably gets four crops a year, :'..•..In addition to chopping green •-- feed after the fourth cutting is made, even though the alfalfa is : not fully grown. "Every field — every four weeks" is the cutting : schedule maintained by Skelly from the time he starts, usually : by June 1. Even in extremely I dry weather his fields have : been unusually high compared ; to many of his neighbors. Skelly : has no trouble keeping good :. stands nntil they are plowed v down after lour to live years FARM CALENDAR Timely Reminders from he Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture Control Flies —Sanitation is still he most important factor in ef- ectiva house fly control programs, according to Penn State extension entomologists. Thin Vine Crops — Vine crops n the vegetable garden do best f thinned to two or three plants in the hill or to stand 12 to 15 hches apart in the row, says Robert Fletcher, ,Penn State ex- ension vegetable specialist. Pinoh or cut off plants to be discarded. Spruce Up! — June is dairy month and the time when everyone s ih o u 1 d lend a hand to strengthen the market -for dairy products, reminds Joe S. Taylor, 3 enn State extension dairy specialist. He believes advertising begins at home, and* urges every dairymen to keep his farmstead clean, neat and attractive. Remove Old Flowers — Remove flower Heads of lilacs, early-flow ering rhododendrons, peonies, and similar plants immediately after the blooming period, is the recom mendation of Penn State extension (Harold A. Trautman, Millofd'i) Meyer and Frank Zimmerman have taken to motorized cayuses. The Angus don't mind the noise, Bernard says. THEY'RE COWBOYING around the Millarden "ranch" on motorcycles. Herdsman Jim Bernard and the men who take care of the Angus herds have been riding motorized steeds for a year, and according to Jim, they beat horses and trucks on the job. The agile cycles will go anywhere a horse will. They won't get ornery and throw the rider, or break a leg in a chuckhole, or accidentally injure a small animal hidden in tall grass. A man in a truck might not see a newborn calf from the driver's seat. Bernard said that after a year, he's convinced that the cycles are here to stay for Millarden's purposes. "In the past eight years we ran over three calves with the trucks. We haven't hurt any with the motorcycles. "The cattle don't seem to mind them. They're maneuverable and as quick as a cow. And they're cheaper; you don't have to feed them all winter, like a horse." Dean Snyder, farm manager, got the inspiration while paging through a sportsmen's magazine. Cycles are used by hunters, he mused; why not on the farm? Millarden, as far as we know, is the only outfit to recognize the usefulness of motorcycles. They use them for routine inspection of the herds and for culling work. . Millarden herds comprise about 800 head of the purebred black cattle. The farm covers more than 1,500 acres, between Annville and Palmyra. * * * . FORTY? Heck, that's not much. Two 20's will make it. It's of

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 18 Jun 1962, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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