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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 11, 1962
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Ten Logansport, Indiana Pharos-Tribune Friday Evening, May 11, 1962. Lawn Planting, Maintenance Tips Reported Ideas on Good Lawns Given by Specialist It takes a lot of hard work, sweat and worry to produce a good yard, but Purdue extension specialist Dr. W. H. Daniel believes that it is worth it. In answer to several requests received at the Cass county Extension office on proper methods of planting and maintaining good lawns, Dr. Daniel has listed sev eral ideas for getting that desired lawn without too much hard work and needless wasted expense. Good lawns, start with good seed. So choose grasses adapted to the extremes in climates and tolerant to diseases and pests found locally. Kentucky bluegrass, noted for its wide adaptation, desirable density and wear tolerance, has long been the favorite. Let's look at some of the improved selections, Merion—-The only leafspot tolerant selection available. It has dark green color, responds to heavy fertilization and stands medium cutting of one inch. Merion is very susceptible to stem rust, to powdery mildew and curvularia diseases. It germinates slowly and tends to thatch. C-l Bluegrass — It has a blue- green color, germinates fast and resists stem rust and powdery mildew. Medium in susceptibility to leafspot, it may appear stem- my and be thinned as seedheads are mowed off in early summer. Delta—A medium quality, medium disease tolerant selection. It performs rather well in central Indiana and is suggested as part of a blend of bluegrasses. Newport—A selection with fall and spring vigor and stem rust tolerance. Leafspot susceptible, Newport should serve well as part of mixtures. Park—Noted for fast starting, but only slightly faster than C-l or Delta. Quite susceptible to • leaf- spot. Common Bluegrass — The traditional, most available lawn grass. Susceptibility to leafspot limits ils performance. For many locations, a blend of three or more bluegrass selections is strongly recommended. This reduces the risk of severe disease damage and provides a longer period-of vigor. Formerly, lawn seeds were mixtures of species. Red iescues were the old standby, but they are now largely replaced by bluegrasses. Much fescue is still used for shade locations. Generally bluegrass will take over in sunny, open areas under good management. Also, Poa trivialis is used in moist, shade locations. Ryegrasses and redtop'are often added for quick results. Generally ryegrass use is discouraged in starting better lawns. In buying lawn seed the consumer gels exactly what he pays for. Numerous good blends of bluegrasses and mixtures of species are available. Many companies have a series of three qualities. For overseeding choose the better qualities. After seeding, it is wise to keep seed moist by daily dampening whenever uniform stands are desiireid. Assuming you have adapted grasses already growing in your lawn and that you're willing to mow regularly as needed. Thun the next step in keeping the lawn dense and uniform is fertilization. Trace elements normally are already available in the soil. Minor elements,!—iron, manganese, etc., —are generally ample, but some specialty fertilizers include smal amounts to correct for unusual high pH or wet conditions. Calcium and manganese are supplied by lime applications, but it is wise to get a soil test to determine actual needs. Sulphur is usually ample. This leaves only the big three — N-P-K — as the lawnowner's primary concern. Nitrogen is Ihe most constantly needed of all elements by vigorous growing grasses. Its use regulates turf growth for all others and should be maintained in am pie supply at all -times. Thus, when you read "use 10 Ibs. of 10-3-7 per 1,000 sq. ft." on a label, you are advised this is a normal recommended rate of using nitrogen for one application on a lawn. Further, that excess usage means excess growth, exlra mow. ing and clipping. When a label suggests both spring and fall use, sometimes oftener, it is advising you that the available nitrogen will be used by planls and dissipaled. To maintain vigor added nitrogen is necessary. Turf specialists suggest enthu- siasls use up lo 4 or 6 applications—each light — for constant, uniform nitrogen availability to grasses. With ureaforms, special slow release forms, or combined UF and soluble nitrogen sources, twice a year use of such lawn analysis as 12-6-6, 10-3-7, 15-5-5, 10-S- 5, 20-10-5, may serve well with maximum convenience. Phosphorous is. needed in small amounts, but demands are easily met. Therefore, ample availability is maintained by using phosphorous in a complete fertilizer once a year. Potassium leaches readily and used by -plants in luxury amounts. Also, the more N used ;he more K needed. As a rule of :humb, use one-half as much K as N. In summary, fertilize twice a year, or oftener. Tend toward a 4:1:2 ratio of N-P-K, and for as? surance use minor elements once a year. Remember, your philosophy is .to maintain adequacy of all elements save N. Then you regulate grass growth by main- .aining a limited, but constantly available N supply. Spring lawn grooming consists of two basic steps—removal of dead tips and fertilization. The preferred way to get rid if the brown tips and old leaves s to use the new lawn conditioners—thin-cuts, verticut, or other motorized vertical mowers. These thin out excess clippings and old grass, thus making room or new growth closer to the soil, n creeping bentgrass, Zoysia and Bermuda lawns, the excess can ,lso be readily removed. In many areas, custom machines are available for use from landscape and ental services. After thinning, weep the lawn and fertilize as needed. Homeowners may also set their mowers closer than usual (about me-half normal mowing height) and cut off the excess dead tips. Sweeping in dense lawns is also advised. Of course, hand raking removes some material, but seldom improves the lawn's greenness unless accompanied by close cutting. When lawnowners finish a close cut to remove dead material, they should raise the mower (for blue- jrass) to a height of cut of two nches for all other cuttings .hrough the spring and summer. V high cut promotes vigor and deep rooting of the lawn throughout the summer and provides bet- ,er survival from disease and drouth: ' Overseeding of bare areas and .hin spots is almost ritualistic for some persons in the spring. Actually recovery of the grass already present is the key to maintaining lawns. Rates of 1 to Vi lb. seed per" 1,000 sq. ft. are ample, if the better quality seed (primarily bluegrass) is used. Bluegrass Grange News ONWARD "Go To Church Night" will bs observed-by the members of Onward Grange at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13 at the Grange Hall. Rev. Bob Kellems will have' charge and a memorial service will be 'Conducted. OH! FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE—What a surprise this hen haa recently. Whew, what an egg!, could be the words this hen might be saying as she eyes her giant size effort. The egg weighed six ounces and measured nine inches around the ends. Mrs. L. E. Scully, of Jacksonville, Fla., owns the White Rack lien. ,<UPI Unites.) , MILE-POSTS *- " "^ .... »*, nvDiiM DAninro Early indications show that 1962 may produce another record corn yield per acre. The average yield has been going up and up for the past five years. For example, in 1957 it was 47.1 bushels per acre; 1858, 51.8 bushels ,an acre; 1959, 51,5 bushels; 1960, 54.5 bushels and 1961, fil bushels per acre. Four states, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesola, produce over half of Ihe United States corn crop. The foremost factor is predicting possible yields is subsoil moisture. All of the stales mentioned above and the areas adjoining them are well supplied this year. Heavy snowfall was recorded throughout the area and the soil By BYRON PARVIS id not freeze deeply. Bolh con- [ilions added to the amount of ubsoil moisture able to |3enetrale lirectly into the soil. High temperatures in the latter )art of April prompted many Miners to begin corn planting. Jtale experiment stations show .hat early planted corn is shorter, stands belter and often . yields more. The chief hazard of planting early is weeds rather than low emperatures. New and improved chemical weed sprays have helped solve the weed problem to some extent. blends, or some of the newer bluegrass, would be preferred for overseeding existing lawns. By all means avoid cheap seed which may carry coarse grasses and thus cause clumpy growth. Spring and fall Ihinning is less basic than fertilizing, but it aids in maintaining dense, vigorous turf by providing room for new growth. A Purdue Universily Exlensipn jolanist has issued a warning to armers that cerlain planls grow- ng* in the state can become a lazard where livestock is concerned. Poisonous plants of major im- wrlance are water hemlock Dutchman's breeches, dwarf lark- ipur, cocklebur sprouts, while snakeroot, wild cherry, black cust and black nightshade. Animals will rarely eat these planls if pasture is good, but they ROY L. CRUME Auctioneer Realior-lnsurance KOKOMO, IND. No Charge. Ph.: Logan Enterprise 8476 HEPTACHLOR ... for bushel-building soil insect control! • better stands • kills all soil insects • easier to handle • no foul odor • increases yields, even on first year corn • makes picking easier—no down corn • proven best ask for HEPTACHLOR DEACON A special Mother's Day reading by Frank Jump and Jerre Shank was part of the Deacon Grange meeting held Wednesday evening at the Grange hall; Each mother attending was presented with a potted plant. The men served re- reshments. Surprise packages went to Everett Thompson and Lydia Pence. )wight Plank and Hannah Crock- 3tt are to buy them for the next meeting. Sewing contest prizes were announced. In' the first class, adult, Iress, Beulah Couk was first; Cathryn Caldwell, second; Veronica Plank, 'third. In the junior class, under 18 years, second irize went to Pamela Shawver. Sally Nelson won first in the children's dresses, Hazel Plank, :econd; Kathryn Caldwell, third. Aprons; Veronica Plank, first; Jladys Jump, second; Maude iVilson, third. Apple pie contest: May'Caldwell, first; Maude Wil:on, second; Ella Crockett, third. Ladies of the fourth degree team rora Pinhook gave the degree to .3 candidates. Everett Thompson, community service chairman, asked members o submit resolutions for (he State Grange. He also named Harry Couk in charge of the men who A>ill donate time to cut the grass at Harness cemetery. Mrs. Edna Stewart and Mrs. Margaret Jones were named to baking contest committee by Hay Caldwel!, home ec chairman. She also named the following refreshment committee for the icxt session: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jouk, Mr. and Mrs. Manford Wolf, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Keesey, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Baber, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Plank. Howard Wolf, worthy master, was in charge of Ihe session, al:ended by 90 persons. DEKALB 80S SEED SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED. ORDER NOW! A SINGLE CROSS THAT'S THE TALK OF THE COUNTRY * TOP PERFORMER ON FERTILE SOILS ROBERT FU1TZ R. R. No. 3, Kewanna Phone Grass Crook, 2559 EARL H. BAKER R. No. 2, Royal Center BLANCHE EASTER , R. R. No. 1, Twelve Mile Phono 2833 LOWELL HOEHNE R. R. No. 1, Rocheitor Phone US 73337 Fulton CHARLES PAIGE R. R. No. I, Walton ' Phon» 3405 AILBERT BU'SARlD R. R. No. 1, Lo0ansport Phone 56567 DOYLE GARRISON R. R. No. 7, Logansport Phoni 56060 still pose as a threat to livestock. Farmers are advised to fence off livestock from areas where ihese plants might be found anc '.n destroy them as soon as possible. Maintaining a good grass sod in pastures will also curtail poisonous plants. Dr. Paul B. Crooks, a veteran of the cooperative extension service in Indiana and county agenl supervisor for this district, will become assistant director of agricultural extension at Purdue University on July 1. He will succeed L. M. Busche, who is retiring early. Dr. Crooks' is well-known to many area farmers and has been helpful in u.orking with farmers and area agents on' programs from Purdue University. • , i I « 1""6 u "° K'"" 1 """ Read the Want Ads! and one-half inches. A. S.C. Items WHEAT QUOTAS AFFECT MORE GROWERS IN 'Si The .15-acre marketing quota exemption does not apply to the [962 wheat crop, Fred Benner, Chairman, Agricultural Stabiliza- :ion and Conservation, County Committee, reminded farmers today. This is a change from market- ng quota programs for previous wheat crops, the Chairman declared, and we want all growers —especially those wilh small wheat acreages—to understand 'ully just- how ihe program differs for this year. Since the quota exemption has been lowered for 1962-crop wheat, the quotas will affect many more growers this year. Under p e v i o u s programs, 'arms which produced no more .han 15 acres of wheat for har- >est were not subject lo wheat marketing quotas; Benner explained. Under the 1962 wheat program, 'arms subject . to marketing quotas are those on which the acreage of wheat exceeds the smaller of (a) 13.5 acres, or (b) ihe highest acreage the farm had '.or harvest in the Ihree-year period 1959, 1980, and 1961. Wheat farmers may therefore avoid marketing quota penalties on their 1962-crop wheat by complying with (1) their .farm wheat allotment, or (2) their wheat quota exemption (if this is larger). For 1962, the penalty will be 65 percent of parity as of May 1, 1962; previously,, it was 45 percent. And the amount of wheat subject to penalty will be twice the farm's normal yield on all of the acres in excess of the •wheat allotment (or the wheat quota exemption if the farm has no wheat allotment). This amount may be reduced if the proved 1962 actual yield is less and a request is filed by a stipulated deadline. Farmers are 'also reminded thai price supports on 1962-crop wheal will be available only to those wheat growers who have filec applications to participate in anc who then actually comply with provisions of the wheat stabilization program. Diversion payments are also available lo wheal growers who participate in the 1962 wheat program. ews Indiana cabbage acreage for fresh market and processing, esti mate state - federal agiicuilura statisticians at Purdue University will be 1,200 acres — eight per cent fewer than harvested in 1961 •and 35 pr cent fewer thai average. A bushel of seed corn of medium flats usually gives about the right population for four acres o: highly .fertile corn land, advise agronomists at Purdue University In 40-inch rows this means dropping one grain about every six Camden Town Property At PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, May 19,1:00 p.m. 7-room modern home of the late Effie Guard, located downtown Camden on Road 218. 4-rooms down, 3 up, open stairway, 1V4 bath, basement, new oil furnace, city water, large 82V4-165 lot. A beautiful home, full insulated, nice birch trees in back, many evergreens in back and front. TERMS—20% cash day of sale, balance due when purchaser is furnished abstract of title certified up to date by a competent abstractor. SPECIAL—$5.00 cash award to some person who registers and is present at close of sale. RINEHART Auction & Real Estate Co. FLORA: Phones 967-3911 or 967-3951. MRS. MARY GUARD McBROQM, OWNER VISITS CENTER—Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cress, of Lucerne, and Mr. and r<irs. Edgar Morton, of Tennessee, left to right, center couples, recently completed a three-day trip to Chicago as winners in a nationwide feeds sales contest. Mr. Cress operates the Farmers Cooperative at Lucerne, The winners visited a research center at Libcrlyville, III., and a feed mill at Chicago. Young America FFA Mames New Officers YOUNG AMERICA-The Young America chapter of the Future farmers of America met Wednesday evening at ihe school for :heir annual election of officers. New officers for the year are ^resident, Jan Cohee; vice president, Tom Hook; secretary, Junor Crce; treasurer, Larry Am- ;hauer; reporter, Tom Golt/. and sentinel, Bob Johnson. Coleman Harris, vo-ag teacher at the high school, will again serve as advisor for the group. Tom Hook and Tom Goltz received the pigs in the annual pig chain. It was revealed that the chaoter had rented four acres from Harry Ault for their corn project. Half of the proceeds will go to Ault and the other half lo th'i chapter. Meetings were announced for 6 p.m. on June 13 and at 8 p.m. on July 11. Band seeding helps small grass and legume planls compete with oals and' weeds in spring seed- ings, remind Purdue University agronomists. ELECTRIC MIX MILL fAHH-99* \ AUTOMATICALLY METERS-MIXES-GRINOS Advantages To Tho Owners 1. Feed Costs Loss 2. Labor Is Reducod 3. Supplement Costs Less 4. Loss Chance For Disease 5. Conlrol Grain Qualify 6. Control Qualify of Complete Feed 7. Feed is Always Fresh SOLD and SERVICED by CHITTY FARM SERVICE Chalmers, Ind. Phono 822-2803 Don't get an overhau without this seal! UPDATED WITft M,*W PISTONS FOR , CERTIFIED POWElf 'M&W MoflnoioaUreolod M&V/ Turbo-Demo ( Jot Block Slflovet cut ring* fovnd In no othor piilont : drag 40%. _^^ af ° n y P riCfl ' Closing-Out Farm Sale Due to farm being sold, we.will sell all farm equipment at farm located 7 miles west of Monon on Highway 16, 1 mile south, '/4 mile west or 4 miles north of Wolcott, 2 miles east, 2 miles north and >4 mile west on 'TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1962 Commencing at 12:30 p.m. (DST) the following: 3 TRACTORS—IHC 1952 "Super M" recent power pac overhaul, 13 inch rubber; IHC 1946 model "M" wilh recent overhaul; IHC 1950 model "H". M-M-UNI-HARVESTER,. complete with tractor, combine and picker shelter. Unil; two IHC No. 455 cultivators; IHC 10-ft. wheel disc; IB-It. John Deere tandem disc; IHC No. 449 com planter with liquid.and dry fertilizer attachment, IHC manure spreader; 3 IHC plows, 3-16 and 3-14; Carter manure loader; IHC 12-ft. spring tooth harrow; one 3-seclion lever harrow; two steel flarebed wagons on rubber gears; one rack wagon; Burch 4-row hoe; hydraulic wagon cradle hoist; Ottawa 40-ft. portable elevator, wide trough with extra 10-ft. section; John Deere 12-A combine with motor; tractor, mower; Farm Rite 8-row sprayer, complete with drops; 10-ft.. fertilizer spreader; John Deere 17-7 Van Brunt grain drill with seed and fertilizer attachments; IHC M-ME corn picker; one road drag; hog feeder; tarps and miscellaneous ilems. TRUCK—1948. Ford F-6 truck wilh stock and grain bed complete. COW—One Holslein cow, tested. TERMS OF SALE-^Cash. No properly to be, removed until settled for. 'Not responsible in case-of accidents. Paul and Rueben Ziemer, Owners L. "Cobb" Vofiel, Auct L. Bert Emonet Offik It's proof your tractor was updated with M&W Pistons, WARRANTED FOR 1 YEAR (OR 12OO HOURS-WHICHEVER COMES FIRST) Here's the guarantee you can expect with an M&W Piston, overhaul. Should any part of an M&W Piston Assembly fail (whether installed in a used tractor you bought from us, or in your tractor reconditioned in our shop) we will replace all parts free of charge— including labor. You're protected with this guaranlee for I full year or 1200 tractor hours, whichever fRf j powtK BOOK occurs first. Only M&W Turbo-Dome and o«t your FREE copy of ADD-POW'R Pistons are covered by the *'• book, u>ii"9 C«rnft«ol Certified Power Guaranlee. " *"* These dealers are your local headquarters (or CERTIFIED I'OWER TRACTOR SALES AND SERVICE MILLER & PERRY GARAGE ?loro CHUCK MAYS GARAGE Onward GRANT fMPLEiM'BNT COMPANY loganspor*

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