The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 6, 1975 · Page 19
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 19

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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Sunday. April 6. 197S, THE HERALD, Provo, Utah-Page 19 Tomatoes, Marigolds Top Ad Ttie most popular flowers and vegetables sold through nurseries, garden centers and similar retail outlets have been the subject of a recent survey among bedding plant growers. Tomatoes and marigolds experienced the highest sales increases in recent years in the poll conducted by Bedding Plants Inc., the international trade association of professional bedding plant growers. Members are dedicated to supplying the American home gardener with quality transplants, pot plants and other bedding plants. Pepper plants, impatiens. large-flowered petunias and geraniums came in close seconds in the survey. Excellent ratings were also recorded for salvia (scarlet sage), * cabbage, portulaca (moss rose), ageratum, small-flowered Palmyra Livestock Club Prepares for Annual Show NINTH GRADE GIRLS have joined the Spanish Fork chapter of the Future Farmers of America this year, for the first time. From left are Linda Sorensen, Julie Olsen, Shannon Lewis, Fay Ann Hone, Janet Olsen, and Lisa N'incent. Members of the unit are now preparing for their participation in the annual Utah Junior Fat Livestock Show, May 1-3. PALMYRA — Plans for the annual Palmyra Stock Show were discussed this week at a meeting of the Palmyra 4-H Livestock Club, held at the home of Allen Nash, leader. Sterling Banks was in charge 'of the meeting, which was attended by 15 members. Also present was Merrill West, a special youth leader in 4-H. Members of the club will select committees to handle the prizes, posters, weight-guessing event, and other features of the annual show. petunias, garden mums, ( pflnsies and snapdragons. Tomatoes — No. 1 Vegetable Tomatoes are by far the "most popular vegetable bedding plant," apparently enjoying the movement towards home vegetable gardening. Plants are being bought by home gardeners many ways, from packs of six transplants to pot plants with flowers and fruit already formed. The top choices among flowers, especially marigolds which are the flowering annuals with the greatest sales increase, obviously reflect a demand among home gardeners for dependable, trouble-free varieties, combined with showiness. Both the dwarf French type and the taller, large-flowered marigolds are popular. The recently developed high performance hybrid marigolds have accounted for a good share of this increased popularity. The BPI survey indicated that growers plan to increase production of three bedding plant items: tomatoes and peppers from the vegetable groups and impatiens leading the list of flowering annuals. Also earmarked for big increases in production are wax begonias, marigolds, geraniums and petunias. The fact that more home gardeners are looking for plants to grow in shady areas is felt to account for the increasing popularity of impatiens and wax begonias. The survey also revealed the fact that 85 per cent of the respondents to the survey registered good sales increases, 10 per cent reported sales static and only 5 per cent experienced a decline. First Girls Join Sp.Fork FFA Unit Prepares for Annual Show SPANISH FORK - The Spanish Fork Future Farmers of America Chapter will have a large exhibit at the Utah State Junior Livestock Show in Spanish Fork, May 1, 2, 3. The young men and this year young women will exhibit about 25 head of fat beef, 25 head of fat hogs, 15 head of fat lambs and 10 head of dairy cattle. According to Earl Ray Thomsen, instructor and advisor, Spanish Fork High School is probably the last high school to be liberated. This is the first year the girls have joined the FFA. Six ninth grade girls have joined the FFA classes and one girl has joined the older group. The Spanish Fork FFA chapter, as in years past, will conduct tours through the barns on Friday, May 2, for all elementary school children. . The Utah State Junior Livestock Show is know as the oldest junior livestock show west of the Mississippi. Show action will actually start on Wednesday, April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. with the receiving and weighing of fat animals. At 8 p.m. the hog carcass contest will take place. On Thursday, May 1 at 8 a.m. an exhibitors meeting will be held and from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. dairy, swine, sheep, lamb, beef and showmanship will be judged. On Friday, May 2, commencing at 7:30 a.m. 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging contests .will take place. At 9 a.m. the judging of breeding beef, open dairy and breeding sheep will take place. At 1:30 p.m. the horse pulling matches take place followed by the Jaycee weight-guessing contest and at 2:15 p.m. the junior horse pulling matches take place followed by the Jaycee weight-guessing contest and at 2:15 p.m. the junior horse events occur . followed by the calf scramble at 4 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the Exhibitor's Jamboree will be held at the Spanish Fork High School. Saturday, May 3, commencing at 10 a.m. the sale of fat hogs, fat lambs and fat beef will take place. Simple Precautions Can Deter Most Farm Tractor Accidents Farm tractor accidents injure thousands every year, several hundred fatally. Many of these could have been avoided. At least four tractor fatalities in. Utah since June last year could have been prevented by observance of simple cautions, according to Spencer H. Daines, Utah Utah State University Extension safety specialist. Recent surveys show that persons under 14 and over 65 were involved in more than 26 percent of the tractor accidents. These same surveys indicate that tractors are involved in a high percentage of all farm accidents. The fatality rate is very high in tractor overturns. Studies indicate that more than 90 percent of the fatalities can be prevented by the use of a roll bar Better Procedure Planned By USD for Proving Bulls Increasing the accuracy of comparing bulls for their ability to sire milk production, dairy specialists from the Agricultural Research Service, USDA and Utah State University say, has been the aim of recent£hanges in the procedures for proving bulls. The new" USDA-DHIA Sire Summary procedure is known as the Modified Contemporary Comparison (MCC). It is the 'result of over three years of effort by scientists in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Formerly, a cow's records were compared equally with all her herdmates. These are cows of any age in the same herd, calving during the same season of the same year, but sired by a different bull than she was. Though the records had been converted to mature equivalency to standardize them to the same age basis, the first-lactation cows were compared wUh cows that had survived several years of scrutiny and culling. The MCC is designed to give more emphasis to comparing records of cows more nearly of the same age. Records are divided into two contemporary groups: Group 1 consists of first lactations only; Group 2 consists of all later lactations. The other herdmate criteria still apply Let's assume that a young bull is being summarized for the first time. All of his daughters have just one lactation. In calculating his MCC, the major emphasis is on the comparison of these first-lactation records with other first-calf heifers that calved in the same herd-year-season. Herdmates with later lactations are taken into account. But these records are given much less emphasis because they are in the other contemporary group. As daughters of the bull complete later lactations, greater emphasis gradually will be given to later-lactation herdmates. This emphasis in comparing animals of similar ages is only one of a number of changes made to more accurately weight the records according to the information they contain. Adjustments are also made for the genetic level of sires of . herdmates and for the expected inheritance of a bull based on his pedigree. Setting base periods for figuring breed averages also provides for summaries that may be fairly compared regardless of whether bulls were summarized at the same time. Such provisions aim to produce estimates of sire merit that are both more accurate and more consistent from evaluation to evaluation than ever before. The sire proof is still the Predicted Difference (PD), the amount by which the daughters of a bull should out-produce (or under-produce) their breed average hermates. A high plus PD with a high level of repeatability are still the best indicators dairymen can use in choosing sires that will continue to raise the production levels of their herds. An average person can smell 2,000 different odors and trained sniffers differentiate some 4,000 scents. or protective cab. The cab also protects the operator from heat, cold, dust, pollen and noise. Daines suggests the following things to do or avoid doing when working with tractors: 1. Never allow extra riders. 2. Allow only trained persons to operate tractors. 3. Reduce speed on hills, when turning or traveling on rough ground. Avoid operating on steep hills. 4. Avoid operating tractor when ill, fatigued or after taking 'certain medicants. 5. Older persons should operate with care, compensating for slowed reaction time, poorer vision, less energy, etc. 6. Use needed protective equipment. 7. Take periodic work breaks. 8. Back out or be pulled out when stuck. . 9. Set wheels as wide as practical for job being done. 19. Hitch only to the drawbar or hitch points provided by the manufacturer. Set the drawbar within recommended limits. 11. Observe the "rules of the road" when driving on public roads. 12. Do not drive with two wheels in the traffic lane and two wheels on the berm or shoulder, as this encourages an automobile driver to try passing when there is oncoming traffic. Move out of the traffic lanes completely, if possible, to let the automobile traffic pass. "If we observe these and other - safety guidlines we can reduce the frequency of tractor related accidents in Utah. It is especially important to think of safety as we begin another season of on-the-farm work ," the USU extension specialist added. Color Picture Tubes REJUVINATED!! *3 50 YES ... it's true. Mgny picture tubes can be rejuvinated. Your's may be one of them. If not you will not be charged. "If they sell for less" "They're second best." Call... Stokes Bros. T.V. 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