The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 29, 1967 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 29, 1967
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Hail Shreds Armstrong Crops FARM"PAGE ~1 An employee of the Emmet county highway department, Ernest Wheeler, Armstrong, is shown here inspecting damage done to a corn crop south of Armstrong during a severe hail storm early Tuesday morning. The field was on a farm owned by Ray Theesfield. (Fairmont Sentinel Photo) DEVELOPMENTS FROM DEVALOIS BY GALEN DeVALOIS Kossuth Extension Director Iowa cattle feeders have reduced grub damage losses nearly 60% in the past two years. Cattle will be treated from now until November. Out of state feeder cattle should be treated as soon after their arrival as possible. Grubs cause losses to the en- tire industry in several ways. The feeder suffers directly because the rate of gain is poor in animals with moderate to heavy grub infestation. Quality of the hide is down graded and some carcasses need heavy trimming. The trimming of the meat is the major loss because although the meat is not damaged the grubs have to be trimmed out of the rind. These do not show well or sell in the meat markets so they bring less money. Meat packing plants try to buy grub treated - grub free cattle. The packers keep records and know who has been selling them THIS ONE GOBBLES HAY AND EAR CORN Just as Fast as You Can Feed it. UtADY Feeders asked for a better grinder-mixer, one to perform at high volume without "spoon feeding" Brady built it-Built it like the custom feed rigs to take the toughest abuse, day-in, day-out That's why the switch has been to Brady. lO'Auger swings 180° . . . delivers into a silo up to 50' high, merely by adding pipe. See it today at BUSCHER BROS. IMPLEMENT NORTH MAIN AlOOHA grubby cattle and their bids will reflect this. (Maybe this explains why your neighbor always gets a higher bid than you do for similar cattle). Feed additives and pour-on methods are the two best ways for feeders to control grubs. Trolene, Rid-Ezy, and Steer- Kleer are available for feed additives. Co-Ral, Neguvon and Ruelene can be used as a pour-on or a spray. Spraying can be a good method to control grubs, but has often had problems because of a poor sprayer, not using 250-350 Ibs. pressure, not using a pencil stream and not taking enough time that it is not as highly recommended now. - o Kossuth County Beef Feeders are invited to attend the Cattle Feeders Day Thursday, August 31 at Ames. A top notch program begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Union and continues into the afternoon. One speaker has his program built around slides of beef carcasses that were frozen in the normal standing position and then sectioned, For those interested in seeing the beef research the Ruminant Nutrition Farm will be open for visitors from 8 to 10 a.m. The theme for the day is carcass quality. MEMOS FROM MARGARET >•»»»»»»»»»» BY MARGARET PRATT Kossuth Extension Home Economist YOU ARE INVITED - to take part in the Extension Home Economics Program. There is something for everyone - Especially for Homemaker's Clubs or other groups. September 1 is the Kick-Off Tea for chairmen and vice-chair- 12-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1967 men of club groups. There will be an overview of program helps for the year. These include some leader training — two on laundry - two featuring nutrition. Then there are the "capsule" programs. These are 30 minute planned programs including an outline of the subject plus hand outs. These include: "Call the Meeting to Order", "Lef s Take a Look at our County", "So you Sew Better", "Your Social Slip is Showing", "Fatsin the Diet and Your Heart", "Lef s Talk About Vitamins", "Money Quiz for Wives Only", and "The Confidence Rocket". These will be available one each month all during 1968. Could your club use any of them? If so, inquire at the Kossuth County Extension Office, 1306 N. Main or call 295-2120. Then there are short courses to be offered, but more about these another time. We also edit three newsletters — "Especially for Homemakers*' for any homemaker in the county; "Bride's Letter" for those who have been married three or less years; "Especially for Young Homemakers" for young marrieds who have small children. Are you on our mailing list for the one that suits you best? If not, let us know. Attend Clinic Richard C. Mawdsley and Milford Plathe directors of the Irvington Cooperative Company, Irvington, Iowa, represented the local elevator at this year's annual directors' clinic sponsored by Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa in Des Moines Tuesday, Aug. 22. Up And Down Sap decends as well as ascends in trees. Descending sap takes nutrition from the leaves to the roots. LOOK INTO THE ADVANTAGES OF FALL FERTILIZATION Fall Fertilization Allows Earlier Spring Planting Early planting is a must for corn, soybeans and grain sorghum. After May 10, throughout most of the corn belt, research shows a loss in corn production of about two bushels per acre per day where planting is delayed. An early start is required to finish planting by May 10. Because of spring rains, however, an average of only 15 days are generally available in April and May for field operations. Fall fertilization, on the other hand, allows you to save those valuable days for the other spring planting procedures. There are at least 100 days suitable for spreading during fall and winter. Avoid Yield-Reducing Soil Compaction Crops do not grow well in compacted soil. Spreader wheels penetrate deeply and pack down wet spring soils. Fertilizing in the fall avoids this situation. Any slight compaction from fall plowing is eliminated and soil tilth is actually'improved by the action of freezing, thawing, wetting and drying during the winter. Build-UpSoil Fertility; Avoid Fertilizer Damage A build-up of soil fertility can be accomplished best by applying fall plow-down fertilizer. By fertilizing in the fall, spring fertilizer damage can be avoided. When used at heavy rates in the spring, fertilizer can inhibit plant growth and damage young seedlings. When fertilizer is applied in the fall, it becomes thoroughly incorporated into the soil and no damage occurs. Make Sure Of On-Time Fertilizer Delivery Bookings for fertilizer delivery by CFS plants are exceedingly heavy during the few good spring days available for field preparation. Fall application of fertilizer material eliminates spring delivery worries and allows a more careful and accurate job of spreading. It also insures against material shortage which sometimes occurs during the spring rush. CFS Will Help Custom Farm Services will gladly assist you with complete fall fertilization planning and service, including prescription-mixed fertilizers, custom and rental applicator service and soil testing. Ask us for full details about CFS Plan and Profit Crop Programs ... the step-by-step plans for gaining maximum return per acre through sound fertilization and management practices. CUSTOM FARM SERVICES, INC. TITONKA, IOWA Phil Pfeffer Phone 92&-2610 CORWITH, IOWA Jerry Krause Phone 583-2392 BODE, IOWA Bill Langston Phone 379-1682

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