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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 21, 1965, Bennington, Vermont 6-Ttennington manner wednesday july 21. County agent s report county Forest association Outing e. Can i a $ sofa Rind scotch Pine George Holt of Walloomsac n.y., demonstrates to members and friends of the Bennington county Forest association How to Shear one of the 120,000 scotch Pines he has planted for Christmas Trees. The association met last saturday. Hogs need Shade now ii l Pinko hogs Are More sensitive to heat pinkeye affects cattle of All than any other farm animal but Ages and Breeds though White Shade arrangements done to live to faced cattle seem More Susce be elaborate to keep them Tible than others. It can cause a ing reports North Dakota state University College of Agricula drop of 25 per cent in pro Quot Ture. Duct on and rapid loss in weight. F4 Page 50% More Power packed than aspirin a i extra strength is extra strength it pain Relief tablets fast effective Relief from pain of colds muscular aches neuralgia and temporary Relief from minor arthritis and rheumatism pains. Quinlan a a your family pharmacists since 1898 463 main St. Dial 2-6256 w a a i we 4 4 j v 1 Mobil i z Mobil Mobil heat Burns evenly to give you the most for your heating Dollar Check into our service contracts and budget plans now it pays to plan ahead a we Ark proud to say that our Cust omers get a automatic personal Cark when i he y sign up for Mobil heat. So Why done to you sign up today Hway co. No. I 13 depot Street Bennington it. Looking for a Balsam Franklin Frantz of Woodford a director of the Bennington county Forest association tries to find a Balsam fir tree planted in 1959. Slow growth and Deer browsing have kept seedling from developing rapidly. Two new Pha offices open Iii Vermon towns according to an announcement made by Henry f. Lowe state director of new England the Farmers Home administration opened two new offices on july 6 in Rutland and Springfield it. The Rutland office will serve Rutland and Bennington counties and the Springfield office will serve Windham and Windsor counties. This brings the number of Cha offices in Vermont to six. Dana Barnes of fort Fairfield Maine has been appointed county supervisor of the Rutland office. Barnes graduated from the University of Maine in 1963 and has recently been assistant county supervisor in Belfast Maine. He her w in Rato highest san Francisco up a californians and new yorkers drank More than one third of the wine consumed in the United states last year the wine Institute says. Sandals 4.99 now 3.99 6.99 now 4.99 7.99 now 5.99 Toten amp country were 12.99 8.99 i la my liar were 13.99 amp 14.99 9.99 25% Mademoiselle a re 20.95 i 3.99 off Caressa were 16.99 10.99 kede7tes now Only $2.99 hosiery e re 1.85 3 or #2.90 99c hush puppies 8.97 now 5.99 9.99 now 6.99 Salvatore a 355 main St. Bennington it. Spring St. Williamstown mass. Was born and raised on a farm. The Rutland office is located at to merchants Row. Maurice e. Bickford assistant county supervisor at Claremont . Will be acting county supervisor for the Springfield office. This office is located in the Wool son Block on Maine Street. Bickford has been with the Farmers Home administration for 23 years and has served in various county offices in Vermont and new Hampshire. All county offices Reserve monday As office Day when Farmers and Rural people May be assured of finding the supervisor in the office. Areas which Are served by both of these new offices have been designated As emergency areas. Emergency Loans Are made to Farmers at the rate of 3 per cent interest for feed seed and water system. In addition operating Loans and farm ownership loan funds Are now available. It is anticipated that authorization will be received shortly to make Rural housing Loans to non farm families. Ism water and future farms by John c. Page county agriculture agent last month i got a note from Wilma Costa one of our Dairy Herd improvement testers. She noted that in july All of the herds she tests monthly will be on Central electronic processing. Blanchard Stone has one Herd left on hand calculated records and when this is switched we will be too per cent ism on our Herd testing. I asked Blanchard if he could get his last Herd to switch Over and get the Job finished. He replied a i was going to get Paul hard of Rupert switched in june but he got sick. I not Only sampled his Herd but i did his milking and i thought it was a bit too much to switch him to the new this change in method brings us into a new Era of Herd improvement. Ten years ago All herds were calculated by hand. The change has been slow and steady to the Point that just Over half the herds in the United states have changed. Farmers should be commended on their cooperation in making this switch to ism. It Cost Many of them a Little More Money but in time appreciate the new Type of record and will find it Worth the freight. Conserving water the Rains we have been getting have done a Good Job in keeping the crops coming which is a definite improvement Over last year. However it is pretty obvious that the Rains Haven t helped much in replenishing the ground water Supply. I feel that we Are in More serious and More immediate trouble Here than most of us realize. Anything that Farmers and Rural people can do to Cut Down on the use of potable water from their Wells and Springs will help. Some can make cattle drink in Brooks and Ponds and thereby save the Good water for the House and Mil House. Some folks can perhaps find places to make Small Ponds and perhaps develop More Springs. It be a bad idea to look into this before the faucet starts gurgling. I noticed in last weeks time Magazine that some weather expert said the drought Isnit Over and gave some explanation that i done to understand. Anyhow in a glad in a not drinking water from questions about furniture Robert Nadeau of old Swers questions for some of the 80 conservationists who i making and finishing handmade furniture. Bennington woodcraft err unearned the various stages of the Hudson River Arentt you recently it has been interesting to read and hear about atmospheric conditions on the planet Mars. If there is life there lets Hope it has the intelligence to keep its streams and canals if any clean so that the water can be used no i wonder How Long it will be before somebody in Vermont try to get water from a deep deep Well. In some areas of the country water is commonly pumped from Depths of Over 1,000 feet. Farm of future on aug. 5 and 6, ail new England dairymen and their wives Are invited to Green pastures forage forum at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. This years program will be built around experts on materials handling. In the last few years Farmers have gotten rid of tons and tons of lifting by using barn cleaners silo unloader Bale throwers Etc. The Amherst meeting will take Over from Here and go into the future on ways that will be used to save hand labor. It is amazing How things that seem a Way out in today a agriculture become commonplace in five or to years. We have gone Only part Way toward Pushbutton farming. A while Back we heard an Orchard Man talking seriously about a mechanical Apple picker. This is being worked on and we May Well see one in use within 15 years. The Fellows who perfected the mechanical bean picker and Cotton picker were told it be done you know. Just As the Farmers of 1920 know How to operate a modern farm today a Farmer will be a bit lost on the farm of the year 2000. It is quite a Job to keep up. The meeting at Amherst will give you some idea of the Way things Are going in future. It will be Worth attending. i Ermont Gardener tomatoes come in All sizes Larch Trees Roy Sanborn consulting forester for Vermont land management consultants of Worth Bennington examines european Larch Trees planted in 1959 on lands of f. L. Mayer of Bennington. How to control Nasty nematodes most gardeners Are equipped to combat insects and diseases that attack vegetable and ornamental plants. Control of these Garden pests depends on careful observation and use of preventive measures according to or. Kenneth d. Fisher Extension Plant pathologist at the University of Vermont. Few gardeners realize however that another Type of pest the Plant giant Lily a nourished by Fertile old Bennington soil this regale Lily has grown 19 buds and blossoms on a single stalk in the Yard of historian John Spargo. Its held by or. Spargos son George who says he Cut it from a five foot stalk. One Blossom is a siamese twin with two blossoms sprouting from the same base. The Plant usually produces five to six blossoms on a stalk. Resch parasitic nematode lurks beneath the ground. Nematodes Are tiny threadlike Worms so Small that most can be seen Only through a Microscope. There Are thousands of species. Many live in the soil As Sapro paytes but a few Are Able to attack plants. Most parasitic nematodes attack Plant roots some attack foliage and Flowers. Nematodes Seldom kill plants outright but they reduce growth often to a Point where yields Are unprofitable. Since nematodes Are microscopic they can be detected Only by observing Plant symptoms and having the soil examined specifically for their presence. The symptoms that most often indicate nematode injury Are stunting or yellowing. These of course can also be caused by various insect disease or soil Fertility problems. A few nematodes do produce Plant damage that is recognizable. The Root knot nematode causes galling on feeder roots of Many herbaceous and Woody plants. Most often the symptoms Are characteristic of any unhealthy Plant a wilting stunting Lack of vigor and malformation of roots fruits or foliage. To determine whether enough numbers of nematodes Are present to cause problems All other types of potential Plant problems should be eliminated first. Control of nematodes is not As easy As control of other Plant pests. Control can be affected by cultural practices or chemical treatments. Cultural practices include crop rotation aban by Pete Mattoon Dorset. The Tomato is highly esteemed As a vegetable. Easy to grow and usable in so Many ways it is the one vegetable grown in All Home gardens. In More than one Garden the Tomato is the Only vegetable raised. The enthusiasm for the fruit is understandable. There would be greater enthusiasm for it of the differences among the varieties were More clearly understood. In the North Tomato seeds Are sown in the greenhouse or in the House on a Flat about 8 weeks before the Young plants can be transplanted into the Garden. Many families buy Young plants often having Little Choice among varieties. However for real satisfaction Home gardeners should grow their own plants from certified seed a seeds certified by the government As having been collected from plants free from seed borne diseases a and select the varieties that Are suitable for their use. In texture flavor and form there is great variation in tomatoes. Some Are firmly textured Ideal for frying others have Superior flavor and Are More suitable for salads. Juice tomatoes Are in another group. Still others Are the very Small yellow or red kinds that Are eaten whole. Some of the varieties might Well be discussed from the standpoint of use. Most popular today is big boy a hybrid Tomato seed of which is available by the package from most vegetable seed houses. It is Scarlet red with a thick Wall and is unusually Large. During mid season some fruits will weigh nearly two pounds. Allow 78 Days from seed to the first Tomato. Golden Jubilee is a Bright Golden Orange Tomato of firm texture and particularly delicious when Fried. It is a colourful Plant an excellent grower and is called a 72 Day Tomato. Beefsteak or Ponderosa both Are very Large and excellent Home Garden tomatoes. The first Dorment of land for several years summer following and use of resistant varieties. Such practices remove the food Supply and starve the Plant parasites. These methods work Best Aga Mist species which attack a limited number of hosts. Chemical control with Nema toc Ldes Are pre Plant treatments. The chemicals Are mixed with soil or injected into the soil with special applicators. Most materials Are highly toxic and should be used in the Home Garden Only when recommended. For further information on nematode control write the Plant disease clinic Hills building University of Vermont Burlington it. Is really red while Ponderosa has a Pink skin. The vines Are vigorous and highly productive. Neither is bothered much by diseases. Perhaps that is because neither is extensively grown com a mentally. Big Early another hybrid starts fruiting in 62 Days. While it starts bearing very Early it continues to produce Good sized Bright red tomatoes All season. Cooked or raw it is excellent. The Small tomatoes should not be overlooked. Red Cherry Small round and Scarlet its fruit is freely borne in clusters j red Cherry is eaten out of hand is used in salads in pickling and i preserving. Yellow Pear and yellow Plum j tomatoes Are Small also but a it shaped like the fruit after which each is named. Excellent in Sal ads or eaten raw they Are a1 \ so preserved. San Marzano is a a Tomato paste Tomato. Highly pro j duct Lve it is extensively grown for Canning whole and for Puree. Last is tiny Tim. Everything., about it is Small the fruit the Vine and the space required. Plants grow Only 15 inches Talli so it can be grown in a window \ Box. The fruits Are Scarlet. Tomatoes thrive in any Good j Garden soil that is Well drained. The soil should be deeply spaced or rot tilled and if deficient in humus it should be enriched by adding compost Leaf Mold peat or commercial humus. A dressing of fertilizer High in phosphate and Potash and Low in it nitrogen is of value. Tomatoes need full Sun. The earliest crop it will be produced on a slope r facing South or South of a Wallor building. Plants to be set out should be sturdy and Short jointed with the leaves fairly close to the Stem. Wait until the weather is warm and settled before planting since nothing is gained by planting during Cool weather. In fact the plants will be heavily damaged by Flea beetles if planted too Early. The space Between the plants should vary according to the method of training. If the plants Are to sprawl on the ground allow twice As much space Between plants than when they Are j staked and trained. The latter a method May take a Little More j time but the amount of clean fruit will be very much greater. When planting the Hole should be made Large enough to accommodate the roots without crowding. The plants should be set deeper than they previously were because the Tomato sends out roots from the burled part of the Stem thereby rapidly increasing the mass of feeding roots. Mattoon will be Happy to Deal with specific gardening questions if letters Are sent to him at the Banner s i a \ i 4

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