The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 4, 1985 · Page 14
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 14

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, April 4, 1985
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Farm The Salina Journal Thursday, April 4,1985 Page ft Rural digest DRWD2 employee is honored CARLTON — Patty Meyer, office manager of Dickinson Rural Water District No. 2, Carlton, has been named "Office Manager of the Year" by the Kansas Rural Water Association. The award .came during the KRWA's 18th annual convention at Lawrence. Meyer has worked for DRWD2 since 1976. The district serves about 500 customers in eastern Saline County and western Dickinson County and a small area of McPherson County. Meyer received the award in recognition of her office management and bookkeeping practices. Food Show set for Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 1,000 foreign buyers from 80 countries are expected to attend the second annual National Food and Agriculture Exposition April 22-24 at Roe Bartle Hall. The event is sponsored by the National Association of State Departments in Agriculture. "This food show, is a wonderful opportunity for Kansas agribusinesses and food and fiber companies across the nation," said Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Harland E. Priddle. "Most companies can't afford to travel overseas to meet with prospective buyers in 80 different countries. But, thanks to the NAS- DA food show, they have the potential to sell their product through contacts with thousands of foreign buyers who will come to meet them in Kansas City." Sixteen Kansas companies, including Sunflower Beefalo, Inc., of Bennington, are expected to participate in the food show. Kuhl receives dairy award MANHATTAN — Gerry L. Kuhl, 39, extension beef cattle nutrition and management specialist at Kansas State University since 1981, is this year's recipient of the Outstanding Young Extension Industry Specialist Award of the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science. Kuhl is responsible for statewide programs in beef cattle nutrition and management. Kuhl, an as-1 sociate professor, had a similar job from 1977 to j 1981 at South Dakota State University. He also has spoken at farm seminars in the So- Kuhl viet Union, New Zealand and Canada. He also has helped write about 90 publications on beef and each year participates in as many as 60 extension meetings and other events. Kansas tops in reduced tillage Kansas has retained its title as the conservation tillage champion of the United States. In a recent report from the Conservation Tillage Information Center at Fort Wayne, Ind., Kansas had 11.8 million acres under conservation tillage in 1984. That accounts for 12.3 percent of the 96.8 million acres under conservation tillage nationally. Kansas had a 13 percent increase in conservation-tilled acreage from 1983. Conservation tillage is a conservation practice that involves as ' little seedbed preparation as possible to plant a crop in the residue of the previous crop. The soil is protected from erosion by leaving at least 30 percent of the soil surface covered by residue after planting. "No-till," one type of conservation tillage, was used on 775,000 acres of Kansas cropland in 1984, the fifth largest amount of no-till acreage in the nation. Jerry Lee, agronomist with the Soil Conservation Service at Salina, said the "data shows that conservation tillage works, that it can be done, and that farmers who get it all put together make conservation tillage a successful practice." Lee warned, however, that good management is essential to a conservation tillage system. "Planters must be able to get through crop residue and deposit seed that gets properly covered. Farmers must know their weed species and they must be able to use weed control chemicals properly — at exactly the correct rate and with adequate safety for the applicator and others," he said. Grain storage meeting planned MANHATTAN — Methods for preserving the quality of wheat and other grains stored on the farm and in elevators will be stressed at a grain storage conference Monday and Tuesday at Kansas State University. Purpose of the conference is to provide the most recent information available on grain storage problems and changes in availability of pesticides as well as practical ways to solve those problems and changes, John Pedersen, KSU stored grain entomologist, said. "There has been a great deal of concern about the quality of wheat for processing, prompted by the Food and Drug Administration defect action levels on infestation in wheat and subsequent insect contamination in flour," Pedersen said. "In addition to the problems faced by processors, elevator operators and farmers also face new challenges in the preservation of grain quality." Speakers will include: Ted Bownik of ADM Milling Co., Kansas City, Mo.; Charles Storey and David Sauer of the U.S. Grain Marketing Research Laboratory, Manhattan; Carl Snider of Research Products Co.; Gary Gilbert of Gilbert Grain Co., Clay Center; and David Frey of the Kansas Wheat Commission. It costs nothing to attend the meeting, but reservations are still needed. They can be made by calling the Department of Grain Science and Industry, 532-6161. The meeting is sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, the Kansas Grain and Feed Dealers Association and the KSU Department of Grain Science and Industry. ABILENE FLYING SERVICE We're Now Offering SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ON THE PRIVATE PILOT'S COURSE $OrtfiO Prlce lncludes 40 hrs. of flight, all ground fcw ww school books & all ground school instructions. -AND- ACCELERATED INSTRUMENT COURSE— *2,1 70 In 10 days with written passed. ABILENE FLYING SERVICE 913-263-3970 Abilene Municipal Airport, Abilene, Ks. Farmers shouldn't feed off misfortunes of their neighbors WICHITA (HNS) - Because churches teach values and attitudes in small communities, clergymen have a place in working with farmers during the farm crisis, a Roman Catholic priest said here during a Kansas Convocation on Agriculture. "In rural communities, the attitudes of people toward others in need is critical," said Father John Stitz, director of rural life for the archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan. Stitz spoke of his experiences as a parish priest in a parish at Mooney Creek, which is 10 miles northwest of Leavenworth, during the ecumenical convocation of about 150 clergy and laypersons at College Hill United.Methodist Church. The convocation, sponsored by 10 church bodies Saturday, was designed to allow rural and urban Kansans to learn about the farm crisis. "Some people are just waiting for that other farmer to fail so he can buy up the land," Stitz- continued. "These devisive attitudes will tear communities apart. These attitudes of picking up land or machinery very cheap are not good." Stitz said he even told his parish that it was a mortal sin — one capable of sending a person to hell — to pay an unreasonably low price for land or machinery, particularly during a forced farm sale. One farmer-parishioner later told the priest he had come across a low- priced combine during a farm sale. The farmer said he had thought twice about buying the combine because of the priest's comments. He later bought the combine, however, The key is more cooperation and less competition. —Rev. John Stitz. because the fanner who was selling out was doing so voluntarily, and had a good-paying job in a nearby city. The key is more cooperation and less competition, Stitz said. In Brownsville, Texas, a church has sponsored an "adopt-a-family" program. If a family is in need of food or money, another family in better financial condition will help provide for them. One pastor in Stitz's workshop asked him if it would be better for farmers not to bid at land sales. While Stitz did not answer him di- rectly, the priest said it is better to bring religious leaders together and for them collectively to change attitudes. "The chances of surviving together until times get better are better when there is cooperation," Stitz said. While Stitz told clergy that attitudes must change, certain values within farming and related institutions must also change. He took aim at the land-grant colleges. "When Congress set up the land- grant universities, their purpose was to help support and maintain the family farm," Stitz said. "As the system of land-grant universities grew, it adopted a valueless • system. It takes actions with no regard to the results. Because the system operates on a valueless basis, I know of no worse form of atheism. When an economic segment is not responsive to values, you get atheism." Stitz pointed to the development of the Ogallala Aquifer by farmers with the help of the Extension Service from KSU. "We use it until it runs out and then figure out what we should do," he said. "Because of this value thing, that is where we as clergy come in." Viruses strike wheat fields CLEARWATER, Kan. (AP) — Soil-borne mosaic and spindle streak, two serious wheat disease viruses, apparently are working together to extensively damage Kansas Wheat, plant pathology experts say. The combination apparent- ' ly can cut yields by 10 percent to 20 percent more than simple mosaic. In the last two years, the ' combination of diseases has been identified in 26 counties ' in the eastern two-thirds of Kansas. Symptoms have been ' sighted, but not confirmed in ' 20 additional counties. Mosaic nearly was con- ' trolled in the late 1970s with • the development of resistant varieties. But those varieties • — including both Newton and Arkan, Kansas State Univer- • sity's top soil-borne mosaic ; resistant wheats — appear to • be quite susceptible to the combination of the diseases, ; said Steve Lommel, of the • Kansas State agronomy department. "We first noticed it last year, and we're just trying to understand it," said Lommel, : a plant virologist. GARDEN PROBLEMS SOLVED. We have the answers to nearly 2,000 gardening problems. Consult THE ORTHO PROBLEM SOLVER for free expert advice on weeds, pests, diseases, even climate problems. Come in and take a look. tSSt ** -ORTHO Sale Prices Good April 4-8 For a green, thick, healthy lawn do it yourself with RA-PID-GRO® Now! 5 Ibs. Covers 5000 Sq.Ft. 'For Everything That Grows RA-PID-GRO® PLANT FOOD ORTHO LAWN SPRAYER REG. 4.98 SALE 3.98 Foliar feedings give bigger blooms, better crops, bigger & healthier trees and shrubs. Apply with sprinkling can or Ortho Lawn Sprayer. REG. PRICE 11.99 SALE PRICE 8.79 MFR. 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