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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Extension Agenf Tax Aide New Texas February Page3A Prune trees while dormant By BILL SCHUMANN Coma I County Extension Agent The major pruning of shade trees should be done during the winter while trees are dor Before pruning any make sure that you have a justifiable reason for performing the Think through what you are trying to accomplish by pruning and take the necessary steps to carry out your What are the purposes of pruning First and foremost is to maintain a strong framework for the future development of the Other reasons are to reduce the or to keep them within specific To remove weak growth as well as limbs and rubbing branches reason is to improve the s of flowers and frui is to balance thp th the root system at i Unless pruui for one of these n er to place the shears shed and obtain the by spading a flowerbed Some of the general principles that will apply when pruning shade trees include the removal of all dead or diseased broken and weak or remove en long unsightly branches as they offer too much resistance to the wind and are frequently subject to storm Never stub back limbs or bran cut back to main branch or trunk so that there will be no stubs The socalled stubbing back or topping large branches will result in a proliferation of sucker growth and leave a wound that is impossible to To protect pruning cuts and pre vent the entry of disease and insect all cuts more than one inch in diameter should be painted with a special tree paint obtainable at all garden stores or nursery sales For temporary treatment of a Farm plan might save family farm AUSTIN AP Farm legislation proposed by Democratic con gressmen offers a sensible plan to save family farmers while avoiding a sharp increase in consumer Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower Hightower said the bill introduced last week by Tom D and Richard D would boost farmers prices for commodities to cover production But because a farmers share of the food dollar is so even if General Mills chose to pass on to con sumers the full cost of doubling the price it pays to wheat we are talking about a increase per box of he In remarks to the Texas Corn Growers Assocation Hightower said President Reagans farm policy has been a It no longer is alarmist to say that Americas system of competitive family farms is on the brink of It is now a he Since Reagan took Hightower the farm program has deliberately busted farm prices and put an intolerable debt loan on the backs of our nations in dependent Of the approximately full commercial farmers still work ing at least are in serious financial trouble and of those could be out of business in he f Hightower has worked with Democratic lawmakers in Washington on farm policy and was a major author of the farm plank in the partys 1984 presidential He said that since more than farmers have been forced out of but the process wasnt a shakeout of bad these were the fully fulltime commer cial operators who have achieved of scale and efficiencies necessary to make Hightower said an analysis of farm policy proposals by Texas University showed that the typical Texas family farmer would have a 90 percent to 100 percent chance of sur vival under the HarkinGephardt Under President Reagans pro posal to lower farm commodity prices even these typical farms in Texas would nave zero chance of making he FRANCES BRIDGES it there for you every ThurwUy In the HtralcKritunj a coat of shellac will give four to six weeks of The homeowner can frequently handle the pruning operation himself if the work can be reached from a If your trees are quite large or need extensive It is best to hire a professional arborist or tree He will have the necessary tools and training to do the job cor rectly and if there is evidence of disease in the tree or shrub being it is im portant that after each cut the prun ing equipment be dipped in a disinfectant to kill the disease organisms to prevent their spread to other portions of the tree or even to other A 10 percent household bleach solu tion makes a very satisfactory This can be prepared by mixing one part of bleach to nine parts of Dip the pruning equipment after each cut is Clean tools with soap and water after use and cover with a light coat of Chlorine bleach is very Your tools will be ruined if It is not CRP signup underway The next signup period for putting cropland into the governments Con servation Reserve Program is under The current signup period began Monday and runs through A new wrinkle in the program this year is that a bonus is being of fered on a onetime basis for corn The bonus is times the farm program payment yield for corn times the number of acres of corn base designated for enrollment in the This bonus will be paid by generic commodity Another new provision classifies land planted to alfalfa and other multiyear grasses and legumes in rotation during the years 198185 as cropland and thus makes it eligible for the there has been a slight revi sion in land eligibility That may allow additional land to qualify for the so lan downers need to check with the local SCS Almost nine million acres of highly erodible cropland across the nation were committeed to the program during three signup periods last So Texas farmers have put more than a million acres in the pro which is aimed at curbing soil while at the same time im proving water quality and wildlife HeraldZtitung USPS 377800 Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Brauntels Herald Publishing 186 Castell or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels Herald Publishing at New DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher JIAAWEBRE Managing Editor DEBORAH LAWRENCE Off ice Manager SANDI HUTTER Retail Advertising Manager CHERYLMcCAMPBELL Classified Manager CAROLAVERY Circulation Manager MAGGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman DANAOVERSTREET City Editor WANDALASATER Lifestyles Editor TOMLABINSKI Sports Editor Subscription Rates Includes applicable sales tax Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six mon one Mail delivery outside Coma in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one if you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by can 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 respective Postmaster Send address to Drawer Texas 781311328 Land accepted Into the CRP must be kept out of production for 10 years and prescribed conservation prac tices must be This Includes planting the land to grass or trees to prevent wind and water with costs shared by the Landowners must submit a bid on eligible land to their local Agricultural Stabilization and Con servation Service office during the signup Land eligibility is determined by the Soil Conservation If the bid is Ian downers will be paid that price an nually over the 10uyear period pro vided they follow the prescribed con servation The average accep table bid in Texas was just under an acre during the last signup Because several new phases of the CRP are being enacted this in cluding swampbuster and conservation interest in the CRP should Details on the total program are available at any local ASCS The CRP is part of the 1985 Farm Bill and was initiated last spring as a fiveyear effort to take some 45 million acres of erodible cropland out of production across the United Roland Boenig helps 88yearold Arthur Elbel prepare his At least 15 people showed up Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center to get help with the preparation of their while about 25 people went to Dit tlinger Memorial Library for American Association of Retired Persons is sponsoring the free assistance for the elder Photographer lowincome and handicapped until April Counselors are at the library on Mondays from 15 Wednesdays from 57 and Fridays from 10 to 1 at the Senior Citizens Center on Saturdays from 8 to noon Canyon Lake Civic Center Tuesdays from 15 and Canyon Lake Action Center from 15 on Police Report New Braunfels police respon ding to a disturbance call Sunday morning arrested Juan Gonzalez of 231 Lone Star for criminal mischief to an The theft of a blue Huffy Challenger BMX valued at was reported Saturday by Blan ca Moreno of 694 Mary 424 Sunday reported the theft of a splitframe Western Flyer valued at The theft between 26 and 5 of a white Royal Jacuzzi valued at was reported over the weekend by Gruene Mansion located at 1275 Gruene The sevenfoot long Jacuzzi was taken from one of the bathrooms at the No signs of forced entry were Police responded to a distur bance call Saturday morning at the residence of Melinda Vargas in the 200 block of West End Approx imately damage to a door was reported in connection to the inci Davis 393 Tolle reported returning home Saturday and discovered his garage door open and light turned Nothing was reported A spare tire and four wire spoked wheel covers were taken from two autos in the rear parking area of Prince Solms 295 San Antonio over the The autos belong to Marge of who owns the Value of the stolen items was not Pamela reported receiving verbal threats midday Sun day at the WalMart Garden 1135 Interstate 35 An attempted burglary Friday evening of a residence was inter rupted by the arrival of its Tom at 1123 Sanders told police he chased the subject until losing him at 81 Nothing was reported No arrests were made in connec tion with a report of criminal mischief and threats made by Thomas of San whose vehicle reportedly suffered damage during a dispute in the 100 block of SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT Call our Circulation Department for daily Mangale CIC Office Manager Jack CIC Agent Deneise Harvey Personal Account Coordinator Tina Triesch Commercial Account Coordinator Rochette Reinarz Debra HaHner Personal Account Coordinator Jessie Bernal Receptionist Kristine Eilers Administrative Clerk Karen Brajcki Personal Account Coordinator Sue Harrison Life Health Insurance Bob Harrison 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