Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 6, 1977 · Page 25
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 25

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, June 6, 1977
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Men., June 6,1977 CREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Wheat acreage cut eye* By BERNARD BRENNER cycles" in food supplies and for the 1978 wheat crop. U.S. lead in building stocki, WASHINGTON (DPI) --The prices. "We want Canada and other and he feels consuming coun- United States is trying to In addition to seeking interna- major producers to cooperate promote international coopera- tionai cooperation !n holding in any attempt to reduce lion in stabilizing the world's grain reserves and retiring supplies if that's needed. This wheat acreage, he said the United States also would favor agreements with floors and ceilings for commodity prices. The agriculture .secretary said if world wheat and rice crops are big again this year and become an "economic burden," producing nations should discuss cutting output grain markets by reducing 1978 wheat acreage if necessary and building up grain stockpiles, Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland says. Bergland has already begun a 300-million bushel farmer-controlled wheat reserve in this country,'and he must decide by early August on whether to activate an acreage-reduction program for the 1978'wheat crop. Surplus stocks are climbing past 1.1 billion bushels and prices are depressed. "We can't go it alone," is an international matter, and we cannot afford to be the only ones who will reduce production,"Bergland said. Similarly, he continued, it would be "unfair and unwise" tries should help pay storage costs "so they can hare something to say" about htw stocks are managed. Because of the desire to ipur reserve programs in other countries, Bergland said, the United States is not committing for the United Sates to carry itself presently to stockpiling most of the world's wheat more than the 300 million reserves. He said other produc- bushels called for in its current tag nations should follow tht program. Woofies on the move Ranch workers move a band of sheep from winter pasture annual migration for summer feeding. Sign at right warns of to greener grasslands near Hesperus, west of Durango, on the deer crossing, but says nothing about sheep. (AP Wirephoto) Cofton contracts up WASHINGTON (AP) - Ex- tracts for next season, accord- port sales of cotton recently ing to the Agriculture Depart-' have soared, including con- ment.. Open For Business DAILY HOG MARKET CLOUGHERTY PACKING CO. Bus. Phone 352-2340 Buying Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. HOG BUYER: Kevin Lueshen --Manage Location -- Vi Mile North of Greeley. Producers, Highway 85 Weld 4-H members set for state conference Wheat crop estimate due this week WASHINGTON (AP) - The winter wheat output at nearly wheat harvest of.around two Agriculture Department will is- 1.48 billion bushels, 6 per cent billion bushels, assuming favor-. Bergland told a news confer- sue an updated estimate of 1977 less than last year but 3 per able weather through'the «a- ence Thursday as he outlined winter wheat production this cent more than initially was son. Harvest of winter wheat, plans for a three week, six- nation Asian tour. A highlight of the trip will be a June 21 speech 'on new American policies to the World Food . . . . . , . . .»· w U ~.."s-«- --Found!. es " matc for th ! s ^"winter outp ut will not be ready until put was almost . Thosepolicies.Berglandsaid, wheat crop, along with state (hen . bushels, a recordf are based on efforts to "take Production and yield figures. Howe ver,departmentex P erts suited in a shar] the sting out of boom and bust Last month, USDA estimated have projected a total 1977 stockpiles. forecast last December. planted last fall, is under way There will be no estimate of now in southern areas .and is Scheduled for release at 3 1977 spr , ng . planled whea t until gradually nudging into'.Okla- July 12, meaning that an offi- homa and Kansas, cial USDA figure on total wheat Last year's total whe; week. p.m. EDT Wednesday, the report will include the nations! ATIO SALE1 ' · f~ . . · Make your · home more " livable... · 1 · . gjj at a price that's easy lo live With. Northern Colo. Distributor lor Alside uss Steel Siding Buy trom a distributor save! -ALSO' Sleel. Vinyl. Aluminum siding. Slorm windows doors CaipuMs ' A«nings · Replacement Windows 669-1176 . 482-5493 . 352-0936 PEASE HOME IMPROVEMENTS 3848 South College Ave. Fl. Collins Since 1958 John Campbell, state 4-H president, will preside over the 4-H senate meeting that will be held during 4-H Conference on the CSU Campus, June 7,8 and 9. He is a member of the Ashton 4-H Club and will be one of the 20 4-H members from Weld County that will be taking part in the workshops, judging and speech contests that will beheld as part of the 4-H Conference. Bill Erickson, District 2 president, and a leader in the Galeton 4-H Club, will join Mrs. Natalie Lawhead, Weld County . leader representative, at the 4- H leader meeting; . Ron ' Pfleiderer and Terry Toepfer, Weld County 4-H senators and Elena' Batman, alternate senator, will attend the'4-H senate meeting, along with all the other counties in Colorado. The dairy team of Merlynn Kohler, Greeley; · Joe Andrijeski, Pierce; Kris Anderson, Gill; Greg Krush, Greeley; coached by Alvie Rothe, Extension Agent and the Livestock Judging team of Highway as. La Sail; 284-5119 Doug Kammerzell, Milliken; David Lind, Severance; Edie Barker, Greeley; and Keith Kammerzell, Milliken; coached by Gene Inloes, extension agent, will represent Weld County in the hiding contests. Melissa Minor, Kersey and Rita West, Briggsdale will represent Weld County in the state speech contest. 4-H members who are involved .in -the variety of workshops are Shari Rains, La Salle; Marilyn Bay, Eaton, Denise Blevins, Greeley, and Karen and Marlene Kreutzian, Eaton. Melodie Richler, Eaton, and Cheryl Foss, Gill, will be taking part in the opening session, providing piano duet. Mrs. Marion Krueger, extension agent, and Miss Kim Nash, summer intern in Weld County, are coordinating the Weld County delegation. COLLEGE RENAMED FOR MAYOR DALEY CHICAGO (AP)-Southwest College here has been renamed the Richard J. Daley College in honor of the late mayor by the Chicago Board of Trustees of City Colleges. 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The useage'is reflected in both plant consumption and evaporation, based on recent climate data. These figures should be used to help farmers determine when to schedule the next irrigation. To do this keep a record of the water use since the last irrigation. Subtract rainfall in excess of 0.2'toches. Try to keep'water application about 10 per cent higher than the crop use. The. expected water holding capacity of a 1 foot depth of sandy soil is 1 in., sandy loam 1.5 in., and clay 2% inches. NUU DINTTS ' Your Choice of Dinettes Loaded with Wanted Features! This method allows a farmer to available soil moisture; and if consistent, the ET data will not' form a ball from the soil the ball is durable, the soil really apply," explained UH| sample, and by the durability of contains 50-75 per cent agronomist. .| the ball, calculate the existing moisture. For more information on' soil moisture. "Farmers should watch for interpretation of ET dill'.and'. If the ball does not stay the ET crop water use data its applications, contact Roth- soil moisture necessary to together, the crop is in need of charts which is published for man. at the Weld County sustain a healthy yield, further water; if the ball holds together the first time today. Until the Extension Service located In conservation of irrigation-water but breaks when tossed, it is growing season is underway the Exhibition Building, Wand and more timely scheduleing wea ]( ara j has 25-50 per cent and irrigation scheduling is Grove Park, can be applied, according to ' " Elmer Rothman, Weld County extension agronomist. Irrigation water conservation and peak-point irrigation scheduling can result from the use of evapotranspiration (ET) data -- a new service available to farmers this year. "A farmer with a center pivot irrigation system could use this ET data to maximize water use," explained Rothman. A record should be kept of the ET since the last irrigation minus any rainfall in excess of .2 inches. When that amount equals approximately 30 per cent of the normal system application amount, turn on the irrigation system. If a heavy rainfall occurs, start counting from that date._ Rothman pointed out another method which could be used for gated pipe, or surface systems. With this method of irrigation a farmer should keep track of water use and how much water has been applied, trying to keep the application about 10 per cent higher than the use. If enough rain falls to refill 'the soil profile (adequate soil moisture), start both the water use record and the water application from "zero" again. The extension agronomist cited variables - like planting dates, weeds and rain runoff which can alter the figures, stressing that none of the methods should be used without checking the soil moisture. The ET data will be provided weekly (and'published in this paper) by the Bureau of Reclamation, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Weld County Extension Service. Weather data will be collected at the Northern Colorado Research- Demonstration Center. The data will enable farmers to calculate the amount of water loss due to evaporation and transpiration, so that amount can then be reapplied to the soil to maintain the proper soil profile. Before attempting to apply the ET data, though, farmers should be aware of their soil moisture. Efficiency of a particular irrigation application can be determined by the use of a soil probe approximately four feet long. The soil probe can be used to bring up soil samples at various depths to be used to judge the percent of available moisture that is present by use of the "ball or feel" method. 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