Leafhoppers Damaging Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Tuesday, July 15, 1975 p age 11 In Area BY NORMAN TEMPLIN Journal-Standard Farm* Editor ; Potato leaf hoppers-tiny, green, gnat-like insects-are causing havoc in some alfalfa fields in northwestern Illinois, according to a survey today of area Extension Service farm advisers. State Extension officials described the situafon as "critical" from Interstate 80 north. They said some 90 per cent of the leaf surface has been af- r fected in several fields, and some stands have been killed. The typical symptoms of injury from' leafhopper feeding are yellowish, stunted plants. This situation is often referred to as "hopper burn." The yellowing starts as a yellow, pie-shaped area at the tip of the leaf; Leafhopper injury often resembles nutrient deficiencies or disease problems. Damage to the'second growth of mature alfalfa stands is occurring. However, most of the damage has been on new alfalfa seedings planted with oats. "We would prefer to harvest oats in the case of new seeding and cut the alfalfa in the case of established stands," said Robert Lahne, Stephenson Extension adviser. He recommended spraying the new growth when it is three to four inches high. Ogle Extension Advisor Stan Eden gave the following recommendations for control: apply one pound of carba- ryl (Sevin), 1/2 pound of dimethoate (Cygon) or 3/4 pound of methoxychlor per acre. Allow 10 days for dimethoate and seven days for methoxychlor be- tweeri treatment and harvest. . Dimethoate may only be applied once per season, he said. Carbaryl has .no waiting period. Do not apply insecticides to alfalfa during the bloom stage, he warned. If the alfalfa has been stunted by leafhopper feeding, the advisers said, it will not grow out of this damage unless the alfalfa is cut-even if the leafhoppers are sprayed. However, it may be necessary to spray; the stunted alfalfa in order to prevent further damage or a total loss of the stand. Because of the large dairy cattle numbers, thousands of acres of alfalfa are grown annually in northwestern Illinois. . Although the overall com crop condition is considered excellent in the • area, some corn lodging has been found. Recent heavy, rain, high winds and possible rootworm damage have caused heavy corn lodging in many parts of Carroll County, said Harold Brinkmeier. Carroll Extension adviser. He said that a number of factors have combined to create this situation. Excessive rainfall and good growing temperatures have caused the corn to grow very rapidly without development of good root systems to anchor the plants. The excessive moisture may also have broken down and leached out the rootworm insecticide applied at planting time. This has led to high popu- • lations of. rootworm which have destroyed some corn roots. All of the present commercial insecticides break down under heavy moisture, he said. The chance that corn rootworms are developing resistance to insecticides is being studied by the state. Severely damaged fields should be reported to the county Extension office for possible investigation. A series of corn rootworm pest management meetings will be held this summer in Stephenson, Carroll, Jo Daviess and Ogle counties. The dates and locations will be announced later. Fines Paid In Carroll North west Council OKs Agreement With Health Planning Agency STERLING - The Northwest Illinois Regional Council of Public Officials unanimously approved a mutual agreement with Comprehensive Health Planning of Northwest Illinois at the council's meeting in Mount Carroll. The agreement had already been approved by the health planning agency. Judson Grove, chairman of the Carroll County Board and president of the Northwest Council, said the agreement delineates areas of responsibility for each group in an attempt to avoid duplication of services and waste of tax dollars. In addition, the two agencies agree to share base data, reports, and special staff services when appropriate. Composed entirely of local elected officials or their representatives, the Northwest Council is responsible for comprehensive planning in northwest Illinois, including parks, land use, manpower, solid waste, and other services provided by its member governments. The council cooperates with other multi-county agencies in northwest Illinois such as Comprehensive Health Planning and Blackhawk Hills RC&D, a group involved with resource conservation and development. The formal plan for the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act for 1976 was presented to the council for Consideration. Priority target groups and the budget summary were explained. Slightly more than $1 million in services is expected to be provided in 1976 with the majority of the funds aimed at economically disadvantaged individuals. The Illinois Farmer's Union is" named as the delivery agent for services in seven counties of northwest Illinois. 1 The Council's Recreation Advisory Committee is still considering the issue involving a proposed state trail along the abandoned Chicago North Western Railroad right-of-way in Jo Daviess County. A schedule of service fees for mem- kfer governments was approved by the council. As in the past, services requiring less than five hours of staff time would be provided without charge. However, ma^or projects would be billed to the local government at actual cost. ': Staff attendance at meetings other than County Board or County Planning . Sun and heat can really do a number on . your car. Dulling it, (freaking if, bleaching the color out of t|ie finish. < Sun's heat and pollutants in the air can pit ' and corrode the finish before your payments i are even halfway through. • The only way to beat the heat is to wash your car every week. We'll even apply a protective shield of tough wax (slightly ex- 1 tra) . . .'the best sun beater you car ever had. Come in .out of the hot sun NOWI UNITED'S WASH 'N FILL AUTO WASH 829 S. GaUna 233-2317 Commission meetings would be billed at $20 plus travel costs. The action was taken to encourage cities and villages to assume a part of the financial responsibility for the council's operations. Currently, all local funds are provided by the county boards. The council will receive $38,800 from the Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs for its 1975-76 planning program. The council had requested $40,000 for the period. Local funds are expected to amount to $20,000 with other revenues pushing the total budget to just over $90,000. Northwest Council Director Lynn Kusy reported that the Illinois Bureau of the Budget and the Department of Local Government Affairs had approved the council's application for regional clearinghouse designation and that formal approval by the governor was expected very shortly. In other business, the council directed its staff to prepare resolution and bylaw amendments which would allow county planning commissions to be represented on the council. 4-H News Go-Getters The Go-Getters 4-H Club will meet at 7 tonight at Krape Park. Demonstrations and talks will be given by Annette Bingner, Barb Ackerman, Stacy Smith and Ann Mueller. Kelly Johnson will give the special. Health and safety talks will be given by Debbie Hellwig. The hostess will.be Barb Ackerman. MOUNT CARROLL-Persons fined in Circuit Court here for traffic and other offenses were: Billy J. Toney, Savanna, resisting arrest. 180 days in Vandalia, excessive noise, unlicensed, reckless driving, seven days in jail; Orville Mathis, Savanna, driving under influence of liquor, $200; Alfred D. Hebeler, Savanna, reckless driving, $50:-Marilyn Walters, Fulton, transportation of liquor with a broken seal, $50. Jeffrey L. Goetz, Savanna, broken seal on liquor, $50, excessive noise, $10; Larry E. Marshall, McCausland, Iowa, transportation of liquor with broken seal, $40; Arthur F. Contois, Savanna, no valid drivers license, $25; Thomas J. Crist, Savanna, violation of classification, $15; Charlene Morris. Clinton, Iowa, disorderly conduct, $15. Kenneth Schmidt, Aurora, violation of classification, $15; Gerald Fries, Chicago, broken seal on liquor in public place, $15; Donald Fredericks, Savanna, disorderly conduct, $15; Vernon A. Ebben,- Oconomowoc, Wis., broken seal on liquor on public sidewalk, $15; Lee L. Florian, Miami, Fla., excessive noise, $15; Paul A. Gouty, Aurora, no valid registration, $10. Jeremy F. Smith, Mount Carroll, 'improper passing, $10; Jay McCall, River Forest, no valid safety test, $10; Lonnie Hubble, Savanna, use of unsafe tires, $10; Douglas C. Stanley, Sterling, violation of classification,$10; Daryl S. Anderson, Thomson, excessive noise, $10, failure to stop from driveway, $10; Scott D. Collins, Savanna, excessive noise, $10; Allan E. Holmquist, Mount Carroll, excessive noise, $10; Richard W. Haywood, Savanna, broken seal on liquor in public place, $10; Steven A. Parker, Savanna, leaving scene of accident, $10. Kevin Reusch, Savanna, driving with no drivers license, $10; Alex E. Jackson, Savanna, no motorcycle classification, $10; Thomas J. Campbell, Savanna, violation of classification, $10; Michael C. Dooley, Savanna, driving with no drivers license, $10; Michael Hayden, Savanna, excessive noise, $10; Lana Strieker, Thomson, failure to have vehicle under control, $10; James Schneden, Rock Island, improper parking, $10; David M. Hines, Milledgeville, failed to signal when required, $10; Kenneth Ludwick, Lanark, use of unsafe tires, $10;' and Norma R. Verden, Fulton, operating in violation of restriction, $10. Speeding-Kenneth D. Fields, Thomson, $10; Frederick Calvert, Davenport, Iowa, $15; Merle Cox, Dover, $15; Richard Steelman, Moline, $12; Terrence Dunk, Savanna, $10; Ladd Schinagl, Shannon, $11; Harold Wilson, Elgin, $16; Farrel E. Deleeuw, Savanna', $15; Charles C. Corey, Savanna, $10. Michael W. Gregory, Rock Falls, $11; Charles Hilligess, East Moline, $12; Bonnie S. Schmidt, Cuba, $11; Otis P. Nicely, Tampico, $14; Terry W. Bose, Freeport, $13; Terry Lenhart, Sterling, $13; Larry Comer, Savanna, $15; Steven L. Musselman, Chadwick, $40. ADDING MACHINE & TYPEWRITER Sales & Service ENGLE OPFICI MACHINES Dial 233-3013 l.W. Catoiu M M. Walnut Sofas - Chairs Tables & Mattresses SAVE Now In Progress— ShopWtiEvt. 7 to 9P.M. Daily 9A.M. to 5P.M. P IN FORRESTON, ILL. Free Delivery A STRUCTURE described as an old school building got stuck in a ditch this morning when attempts were made to move it across a field along U.S. 20 west of Freeport. The structure was being moved by Luke Rayhorn to be placed on the Bernard Stodden property where it will be used as a shop and storage place. Part of It projected out on the highway, causing some traffic problems for a while.-Journal- Standard Photo. Lanark School Board Approves Dust Collector LAN ARK-A dust collector system for the industrial arts room in the high school was approved by the Lanark School Board Monday night. The total cost will be $6,678.61. Barklow Electric of Lanark will do the wiring for $348.61 and Loescher Heating & Air Conditioning, Freeport, will provide the system for $6,330. In other business, the board approved membership for another year in the ECO Center at Thomson. D. C. Taylor, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will tuck- point the west side of the grade school gymnasium for $280. Bids were also approved for supplying gasoline and milk to the district for next year. Rogers Oil Co., Lanark, will provide gasoline at the current tank wagon price less 1 cent per gallon. Grimm's Dairy, Mount Carroll, will supply white and chocolate milk at 9 cents and 9.2 cents, respectively, per half pint. The dairy bid included an escalator clause. The resignation of Miss Marilyn McDonald as home economics teacher was accepted. She has taken a position at Cicero. Principal Donald Siegmund said he has 10 applications for the home ec position and eight for the football coach post. One of the present staff members will be appointed assistant football coach, he added. ' Supt. Donald Elbert said it would be necessary for the district to issue tax anticipation warrants by Sept. 1. He was given authority by the board to proceed. Marriage Licenses AT MOUNT CARROLL Thomas H. Thomas .Humboldt, Iowa Nancie Nicel same David A. Ehlinger Maquoketa, Iowa Bessy L. Huitgen same Divorces Granted MOUNT CARROLL-Sheila L. Shamp was granted a divorce from Michael R. Shamp in Circuit Court here. They were married in July 1969 in Savanna. The mother was given custody of their one child. Area Hospitals Births Mr. and Mrs, Gary Albers of Milledgeville are parents of a daughter born July 10 in Community General Hospital, Sterling. Come To KING KRISPY! Try Our . . . COMBO SPECIAL! Includes: 1 Large Piece Of Fish, 2 Scallops, 1 Large Shrimp, French Fries and Onion Rings. Reg. $1.89 ONLY Offer Good Wednesday July 16th Only KING KRISPY 152 IS. West Ave. A 0 . n ° PM ., and Sun. 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And they don't use any more current than an 'electric clock. That's a small price to pay for all the protection you're getting. Commonwealth Edison Working for you.
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