The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 21, 1974 · Page 3
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Tuesday, May 21, 1974
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extension report By KEN ROSE West Otter Tail County Agent STRAWBERRY DISEASE! CONTROL IN SPRING Spring is the time to plan and begin a strawberry disease control program, Herbert G, Johnson, University of Minnesota extension plant pathologist, says. Several fungi that winter on strawberry plants will start to grow and can cause considerable loss if they are not controlled. Perfect control is not possible, but most diseases can be kept under adequate control to prevent serious losses. More and larger berries are the result. Check your sprayer to see that it is in proper working order before you need it. Some parts may need replacing or a new sprayer may be in order. A one to three-gallon compression sprayer is very- effective and with proper care can last for 20 years or longer. The "home fruit spray mix" available at garden stores is a good material for disease and insect control on strawberries. It contains a fungicide, captan, and two insecticides, malathion and methoxychlor. If you obtain these pesticides separately, you will have greater flexibility and will likely use less total pesticides. When you spray the plants, try to obtain complete coverage—both sides of leaves and down into the crowns. This will require a bend in the small pipe that holds the nozzle. Pump up the sprayer enough to obtain good pressure and a fine spray. Make the first application with the complete spray mis when the buds have formed, but before any blossoms are open to protect bees. After that the captan fungicide should be applied alone at weekly intervals until about one week before harvest. Follow label directions for insecticide use. Captan fungicide will not damage blossoms but will prevent a great deal of fungus blossom infection that can reduce yield and quality. The weekly captan applicatio'ns will keep down the fungus population that would otherwise cause leaf spots and fruit rots later in the season. If this program is followed, there should be a minimum of disease Airing tt»e harvest period. Some overripe berries will have a fuzzy fungus growth on them, but this won't be too bad if the crop is picked regularly even- day or two. After harvest, use the combination spray mix every two or three weeks into October to keep the plants healthy for the next season. Don't forget cultural practices. A total KEEPING RASPBERRY •PLANTS VIGOROUS If you had raspberry plants with large, shiny, well-formed leaves, you should have plants that can perform well this year with a little extra care, Herbert G. Johnson, University of Minnesota extension plant pathologist says. He reminds home gardeners that some fungus diseases can seriously reduce the yield of raspberries. They can cause leaf spots, cane blights, blossom blights, fruit rots and can kill the little stalk that supports each berry. The fungicide, captan, which can be obtained alone or in "home fruit spray mixes," will control these diseases quite well if it is applied properly and at the right times. Coverage of the plants with the spray should be as complete as possible. Make the first application when the leaves are fully expanded and again when the buds have formed but not opened. Captan alone can be applied during the blossom period and after that either alone or in the "home fruit spray mix," up to three days before harvest. After harvest the spray mix should be applied several times to keep the plants healthy for the next year. A lack of vigor in plants may be caused by a lack of a complete program of cultural practices such as fertilization, watering, weed control, population control, or by virus infection which reduces vigor and causes mottled and curled leaves. Virus cannot be controlled in infected plants. A new planting with virus free planting stock is the only control for gardeners. Most raspberry plantings apparently have some degree of virus infection, but in many cases good cultural practices and disease and insect control programs result in fairly good yields. The "Home Fruit Spray Guide," Extension Pamphlet 184, available at county extension offices gives additional information. MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN MARKET (May 20) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Al'l — Wheat receipts 196 year ago 271; Spring wheat cash trading basis unchanged to down 3; prices 7-10 lower. No. 1 dark northern 11-17 protein 3.90-4.29. Test weight premiums: one cent each pound 58 to 61 Ibs; one cent discount each 4 Ib under 58 Ibs. Protein prices; 11 per cent MARKETS SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) - Cattle and calves: 3,600; slaughter steers slow, steady to 50 lower, except Holsteins 50-1.00 lower; heifers moderately active, generally steady; cows weak, bull's steady; vealers strong to l.M higher; short load mostly average choice 1127 Ib slaughter .steers 40.50; choice 1000-1200 Ibs 39.00 40.25; 1200-1300 Ibs :(8.00-39.50; mixed high good and choice 900-1200 Ibs 38.5039.50; couple loads average choice 98fl & 1072 Ib slaughter heifcrs40.50; choice900-1100 Ibs 39.00-40.00; mixed high good and choice 38.00-39.00; utility and commercial slaughter cows 29.00 30.00; cutter 27.5029.00; canner 26.00-27.50; No. 1700-2000 Ib slaughter bulls 3G.OO-38.00; 1-2 1450-1850 Ibs 34.00-36.00; prime vealers up to Gfl.OO: choice 51.00-57.00; good 42.00-52.00. Hogs: 8,500; barrows and gilts slow, 50 to mostly 1.00 lower; 1-2 190-240 Ibs 27.00-27.25; few shipments 27.50; 1-3 190-240 Ibs 26.50 27.00; 2-4 240-2GO Ibs 25.50-26.50; 260-300 Ibs 22.0025.50; sows steady to 50 lower; 1-3 300-600 Ibs 20.00-21.00; boars steady, mostly 22.50; weights under 350 Ibs 20.00-23.00. Sheep and lambs: 1,000; limited early sales spring slaughter lambs slow, 50-1.00 lower; bulk of supply old crop, not enough early sales to establish trade; slaughter ewes steady; feeder lambs steady to strong; choice and prime 80-110 Ib spring slaughter lambs 48.00 50.00; couple small shipments prime 80-90 Ibs50.50; utility and good slaughter ewes 9.00-12.00; choice and fancy 65-95 Ib feeder lambs 37.00-40.00, few up to 41.00; good and choice 36.0037.50. LOCAL HOG MARKET Market: butchers 50 lower, sows 25 lower; Base number 3 butchers 210-240: 25.50; Closely sorted meat type butchers '210240: 25-26.50; Sows 270-300: 19.75-20.25; Boars: steady 16-17. LOCALGRAIN MARKET (Tuesday, May 21> Showers sprinkle 4 - H ' er att ? nd$ ... . " conservation Midwest areas - , • , i luis-m LJIH_VO, AJ utl Vtm program can be very reward-; 12, 3.92-3.95; 13, 3.97- mg. Thirty quarts per 100 square feet is equal to about 13,000 quarts per acre and that is entirely possible. Over 20,000 quarts per acre have been produced in Minnesota with June berries. The "Home Fruit Spray Guide," Extension Pamphlet 184, available at county extension offices gives additional .information. Minneapolis man shot MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man was shot to death Sunday night during what police said appeared to be a card game in north Minneapolis. Police identified the victim as John Terrell, 62, who was shot once in the head. Authorities said there was no sign of a struggle. EVANA. GLENDE RALPH W. JOHNSON DOUGLAS A. NELSON Experience to assist you in time of need Phone I:>(i-;i!ti! Clende-iUnson-Nelson HOfflf No. 1 Wheat No. 2 Oats New Barley Corn Flax Sovbeans 3.65 1.25 2.45 2.45 8.55 5.06 NEWYORK POULTRY MARKET (May 20) NEW YORK (AP)-( USDA) — Dressed poultry. North Atlantic carlot and trucklot turkey markets, U.S. Grade A, ready to cook, frozen, f.o.b. or equivalent. Trading activity light. Offerings adequate on all weights, latest storage release figures indicate space problems could become widespread later in the year in some Eastern locations. Frozen breast meat sold at 88 cents, with bids at 87 and offerings up to 90. Sales reported: None. By The Associated Press Thundershowers mingled with warm, sticky air over the nation's midsection today, while clear skies and cool temperatures crisped the Northwest, Southwest and Northeast. , Several tornadoes were sighted in the Plains, from Childress, Tex., to Broken Bow, Neb. At Maddock, N.D., a twister destroyed a grain bin ' and aircraft hanger, while another set down at Poplar Bluff, Mo., uprooting trees and damaging property. No injuries were reported. Showers sprinkled the region from North Dakota to Oklahoma and Illinois, and a flash- flood watch continued through the night in eastern South Dakota. Scattered rain mixed with snow at higher elevations fell in the northern Rockies, and a travel advisory was in effect in parts of Montana. Ijewistown, Mont., was hit with 4 inches of snow during the night. Freeze warnings were issued for high spots in the Northwest and New Mexico, and tempera- Korea battle is reported SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea reported today lhat three North Korean infiltrators clashed with South Koreans on an island off the country's southwestern coast, leaving one Communist and four islanders — a policeman, two reservists and one village official -dead. The government said security forces sealed off the island of Chuja in the Yellow Sea, about 50 miles south of Mokpo. and were hunting for the remaining two North Koreans. NEW YORK BUTTER AND EGG MARKET NEW YORK (AP)-( USDA) — Wholesale egg offerings fully adequate. Demand fair today. Wholesale selling prices ca=<ed on volume sales. Ne-,v York spot quotations fol- -'"•'''• '. Whites: Fance large 47 Ibs min 42-44. Fancy medium 41 Ibs average 33-36. Fancy smalls 36 Ibs average 28-30. NEW YORK (AP)-(USDA) — Butter offerings ample. Demand spotty. Wholesale prices on bulk cartons, fresh. Creamery, 93 Score AA 62 cents; 92 Score A 62. Cheese offerings sample. Demand slow. Wholesale sales, American cheese, whole milk. Single daisies fresh Sa'.z-Sl'i cents. Flats aged 96-1.18. Processed American pasteurized 5 Ibs 76-88. tures dropped into the 40s and upper 30s in the Northeast. Readings before dawn ranged from 28 at Houlton, Maine to 80 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. WEATHER May Weather 1973-74 4.00; 14, 4.10; 15, 4.15; 16, 4.27; 17, 4.29. No. 1 hard Montana winter 3.72-4.11. Minn-S.D. No. 1 hard winter 3.724.02. No. 1 hard amber durum, 5.40-7.00; discounts, amber 2575; durum 60-1.50. Corn No. 2 yellow 2.58'j- 2.59'4. Oats No. 2 extra heavy white 1.43. Barley, cars 178, year ago 176; Larker 2.19-3.00; Blue Malting 2.19-2.90; Dickson 2.19-2.95; Feed 1.95-2.18; Kye No. 1 and 2 2.05-2.15; Flax No. 1 9.00; Soybeans No. 1 Yellow The heaviest polar bear was a 2,210 pound specimen, 11 feet I 1 : inches tall. It was displayed at the Seattle World's Fair in April 1962. ^A Ml East Washington Avenue Fergus Falls, Minn. The "Big Switch" is on! SOME PASSBOOK SAVINGS ACCOUNTS PAY 4 PERCENT INTEREST — OUR REGULAR PASSBOOK ACCOUNT PAYS COMPOUNDED DAILY From Date of Deposit to Date of Withdrawal. Check our Savings Plan and OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT NOW! FERGUS FALLS -19/3— \at 46 60 65 68 75 71 76 78 58 59 55 60 60 64 81 62 77 75 76 82 M'n 40 38 31 34 44 45 40 46 48 41 35 33 37 33 37 32 32 50 52 58 Pep .15 .08 0 0 T 0 0 0 .57 .03 .01 0 .01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Man 79 61 53 60 57 61 52 60 46 49 53 55 46 48 58 67 54 70 69 84 — 1974- ttm 39 39 26 29 36 31 45 41 41 43 . 44 38 38 42 33 44 41 49 50 57 Per T T 0 0 0 0 .03 0 .39 .76 .75 .05 .05 .11 .20 .28 0 0 0 .57 Jos. Felix Sub-station observer National Weather Service WEATHER RANGE High Low Pr. Fergus Falls 84 59 .15 Alex'dia, rain Bemidji, cldy Duluth, cldy Hibbing 85 60 .10 56 47 .21 67 49 .. 76 61 T 65 61 .. Redw. Falls, t'stormM 64 .23 Rochester, fair 78 67 St. Cloud, cldy 82 63 T Int. Falls, fair The Weather Elsewhere By The Associated Press Tuesday Hi Lo Prc Otlk New Orleans New York Okla. City Omaha Orlando Philad'phia Phoenix Pittsburgh P'tland Ore. P'tland Me. Rapid City Reno Richmond St. Louis Salt Lake San Diego San Fran Seattle Spokane Tampa Washington 86 741 67 53 84 63 86 71 89 67 71 49 83 54 75 52 63 44 66 38 68 33 64 31 77 53 91 70 54 38 71 58 56 49 63 46 64 41 90 72 76 55 .14 rn .. clr .04 rn .. cdy .. cdy .. clr .. clr .. clr .. clr .. clr .. cdy .. clr .. clr .. rn .15 clr .. clr .. clr ..cdy .. clr ..cdy .. clr conference Jack Haugrud, Pelican Rapids, will represent West Otter Tail County at the 40th Anniversary Minnesota 4-H Conservation leadership Camp June 10-14 at Itasca State Park. About 85 junior leaders and several leaders from throughout Minnesota are expected to attend the conference. The purpose of the camp is to promote the 4-H conservation program in Minnesota, recognize 4-H junior and adult project leaders for their leadership in the conservation project, provide a meaningful group-living experience in an outdoor setting and train junior and adult county project chairmen in conservation. A special feature this year will be a commemorative program recognizing 40 years of sponsorship by Federal Cartridge Corp. June 13 has been set aside by .the planning committee to reflect the Camp's 40 year history. During the past four decades, more than 3,000 4- H'ers have been involved in learning sound principles of resource management taught by over 80 different environmental experts. Resource personnel at the camp will include Walter Breckenridge, former director of the Museum of Natural History; Armand Lemke, Walter Quality Laboratory, Duluth; Ira Adelman, research associate, Department of Fisheries, Entomology, Wildlife; Grady Mann, former wildlife specialist, and Pat Weicherding, St. Louis County extension forester. State extension staff specialists will include Marvin Smith and Bill Miles, extension foresters; Clifton Halsey, extension conservationist; 0. C. Turnquist, extension hor- ticulturalist; Dave Noetzel, extension entomologist; and Warren Gore, extension training specialist. Conducting the camp will be conservation committee members RoxAnne Wegner, Murray County; Rhonda Huberg, Redwood County; • Scott Schloesser, LeSueur County; Marvin Poegel, Todd County; Teri Paine, St. Ixmis County and Michael Richert, Brown County. The camp is sponsored by the Federal Cartridge Corp., Minnesota Pheasants Unlimited and the Agricultural Extension Service. NORTHWEST FORECAST Minnesota: Partial clearing and cooler tonight. Partly cloudy to occasionaly cloudy and cooler Wednesday. Chance of a few showers mostly north Wednesday, possibly beginning extreme northwest tonight. Ixiws tonight 40s and low 50s. Highs Wednesday 50 northwest to low 70s extreme southeast. North Dakota: Cloudy with showers through Wednesday. Chance of a few thunderstorms central and east this afternoon and tonight. Showers possibly mixed with a little snow extreme west tonight. Cooler east today, over state Wednesday. High today 50 west, mid 70s east. Low tonight mid 30s west, mid 40s east. High Wednesday upper 40s west, 60 east. South Dakota: Becoming partly cloudy and cooler southeast half today. Increasing cloudiness and cooler with chance of showers and thundershowers northwest half today. High today upper 50s west, mid 70s east. Increasing cloudiness and cooler extreme southeast tonight, cloudy and cooler with chance of showers elsewhere. Ixw tonight upper 30s west, upper 40s east. Showers ending with decreasing cloudiness west and cloudy and cooler with chance of showers east Wednesday. High Wednesday 50s west, 60s east. Extended forecast Minnesota: Fair to partly cloudy with increasing cloudiness Saturday and the chance of showers or thunderstorms south. Warmer Friday and Saturday. Low 33 to 43 north and 37 to 49 south. High 53 to 63 northeast and 60 to 73 southwest. North Dakota: Generally fair ' and cool Thursday. High near 60. Ixiw in low 40s. Partly cloudy and warmer Friday and Saturday. High near 70. Low near 40. Ferfis Falls (MR.) tonal Tuts., May 21,197 4 Q Johnson airs endorsement possibility MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. John Johnson of Minneapolis, who had indicated earlier he may run as an independent, said Monday he would probably accept the endorsement for governnor at the Minnesota state convention. The GOP convention will be held June 20-22 at Duluth. Johnson had also advocated an open primary, with the state GOP session making no endorsement. Duluth businessman James Hill is the only other Republican in the race and Hill has indicated he may drop out of the running. "There's no reason to enter an open primary if there's nobody else running," said Johnson. "Obviously we have not been deluged with statewide candidates." "I'm re-evaluating and within a week I'll decide whether to actively solicit the Republican endorsement." Johnson added that he was "leaning" toward going after party endorsement. Dr.H.M.Hirsctil PODIATRIST Diseases and Surgery of the Foot 120 East Junius Fergus Falls 9-12,1-5 daily 10-12 Noon Sat. Phone 736-4868 Don Koehler, born in Denton, Mont., is the tallest living man, standing 8 feet 2 inches high. His twin sister is only 5 feet 9. "WE SERVE THOSE WHO LOVE AND REMEMBER" Creators oj Distinctive memorials Since IMS Fergus Falls TTlonument Compan pdnu 219 East Lincoln-Phone (218) 73W228 8 to 5 Monday through Saturday ASSOCIATION 225 WEST CAVOUR PHONE 736-5423 PLANNING A NEW HOME? Go to an authority-Your gas company— To get the facts on natural gas supply. Learn why there is plenty of natural gas in Fergus Falls for all new home heating customers. Get a fuel comparison showing the cost of natural gas heating and water heating compared to other fuels. You'll stay warm with natural gas and save money to boot. NATURAL CAS CO,

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