The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 18, 1959 · Page 29
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 29

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 18, 1959
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Why spray every day? SPRAY LESS and,PAY LESS with long residual DIAZINON One spraying kills flies for weeks INSECTICIDE YES, SPRAY LESS FOR EFFECTIVE FLY CONTROL, because one spraying of Diazinon on dairy barn walls and ceilings kills flies, and keeps on killing, for weeks. PAY LESS FOR EFFECTIVE FLY CONTROL because, usually two sprayings of Diazinon will solve your fly control problem all season. This means less time, less labor, and less inconvenience. So, this year kill flies the easy, modern way with Diazinon. Remember,'one spraying of Diazinon retains its fly killing power for weeks.That means real economy and convenience. • rr ?-^\ Call your farm supply dealer and ask for long residual fa _____ 'Diazinon today. ORIOINATORS Of DOT IHSeCTICIOtS GEIGY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS Saw Mill River Road, Ardsloy, New YorK ethocchlor ;thbse fivcdi AND FORAGE CRO INURING summer months your cows are , exposed to many different stresses iwhich usually result in production slumps. Once milk flow falls off, it is very hard to build it up again until the next lactation period. The effects of reduced summer production could easily continue to be felt into this fall and winter. Therefore, it's very important that you use good management practices that relieve summer stresses. Feeding methods can help. At Texas A & M College, rations were compared during July and August. One ration was high and the other low in fiber. .Covvs fed the' low fiber ration averaged 2.16 more pounds of milk per day. With an abundance of relatively low-priced grain, it may pay you to replace some roughage with concentrate during the summer. In late summer,, pastures are likely to dry up. Cows may-have to "walk their legs off" to find a sufficient-amount o'f forage.' It may pay you to plan on some type 'of supplemental pasture, such as Sudan grass, or to use green chop. If green chop is fed; try to locate the feeder in the shade. Tests by USDA point out the importance of cow" comfort in- summer months. Milk production drops sharply when temperatures rise above 75° F. and relative humidity is 65% or, more. At 90 ° F., production may drop as much as 35%. Well- ventilated and insulated buildings, shady pastures and plenty of water can do"much to maintain milk flow. On extremely hot days, rather than graze, cows are likely to crowd into shady areas. Night grazing and hay or green chop racks placed in the pasture can help beat the heat. At night turn your "cows on your better pasture, Their grazing will not be interrupted by heat arid flies. -"During the -day put them on pastures where shade^Snd water are more accessible. Wherever possible, cut down on walking distance between barn and pasture by using pastures near the barn. In instances where pastures • are away from the build- • ings, place waterers in a shady spot in. the pasture. If water is not readily available, you can use a portable tank with drinking .cups attached or run a plastic pipe from your buildings. , ., A good three-point fly control program will prevent a 10 to 20% drop, in production. First and foremost is good sanitation -about the premises. Wherever possible, , clean up all riiaterials which attract flies. There will always be drainageways, hog pens, feed lots, milk-hdndling rooms and pit silos which serve as fly breeding places. Granules are now on the market which can be spread around in these areas. These materials will kill large numbers of maggots before they mature into flies. Lastly, protect your cows from those flies which show up from untreated areas and from your neighbors. - Vafious.,means of control consist, of residual and space sprays, barn foggers, automatic treadle sprayers and back rubbers. It is important to guard your cows from flies while grazing as well-as in the' milking room. Repellents are now on the market which do this quite effeetivelv. They repel, whereas other-materials, 1 although they kill, do not prevent flies from biting. Make sure that all repellent materials used have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use around dairy facilities. No need to buy several insecticides when one will do the job! Get five farm uses in one economical insecticide — Geigy Methoxychlor. Long residual Geigy MetKoxychlor has low toxicity to humans and other warm blooded animals. It has high, long residual toxicity to a wide variety of insects on the farm. Get the economical insecticide for 5-in-J control; for livestock; for fruit; for vegetables; for field and forage crops; for grain storage bins. Call your farm supply dealer for Geijgy Methoxychlot today, Follow directions on label. iff Gilnr Mithoxydilpr can b« mod on food crops up to stvtn day* btlora hirwt Follow directions on label, G E I G Y A G, R I C U LT U R A L' C H E M I C A L S .,•,, ...:// .'.•'(••• .•, i'"-. >' i-' (••.'.•.•"•/.•if.urt • Saw Mill River 'Road. Ardsley. N. V. Lush pasture near the dairy barn is an ideal situation. Cows expend a lot of energy walking to and from distant pastures, especially if water is not provided there. Wherever it is practicaKtry to plan your rotation and cropping plan so pastures are as near at hand as possible,

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