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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - November 23, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaOf Torwirt Horning Truu monday november 23, to 5-a Gypsy Moth boosts pesticide use advocates by Don Kendall a farm writer Washingon a one of the Best friends of pesticide advocates these Days is the Gypsy Moth a voracious insect that is considered the biggest threat to Eastern forests since White men landed with axes. The Gypsy Moth has devastated wide areas o f northeastern Timber land in re cent years and threatens to Chew a Swath through much of the appalachians and into the Southeast. Government specialists state and Federal say the Moth could be stopped easily and perhaps eliminated with Dot. But Dot and other hard Core pesticides Are in disrepute and no longer can be included in Gypsy Moth weaponry. Now that massive doses of Dot Are outlawed scientists Are looking for safer alternatives to slow Down the Moth. They have Given up eliminating the insect completely and see Only the possibility of stopping its spread and controlling it in areas where it is already established. The agriculture department until now has had full charge of registering pesticides for certain uses. This responsibility will shift next month to the new environmental Protection Agency and will be built into an Over All Effort aimed at curbing pollution. Critics say the agriculture department has moved too slowly in restricting pesticides that Are known or suspected threats to the environment. But us a officials claim that sweeping bans on pesticides might cause More trouble than Good. Each specific use must be considered in relation to its economic value As Well As its possible threat to Man and animals they say. What has happened to the Gypsy Moth since Dot was withdrawn is being taken by some pesticide defenders As an example of what could occur to food production if the environmentalists have their Way. There Are some who claim the same could happen to crop production if pesticides Are All a department source told a reporter. And these people Are getting quite a kick out of the Gypsy Moth damaging areas where most of the outcry against pesticides has come the source said. More than acres of Woodlands in eight northeastern states through from new Maine Jersey South and Pennsylvania were defoliated by the Moth caterpillars this year triple the damage of 1969 and six times the 1968 toll. The Gypsy Moth was imported from Europe More than a Cen Tury ago. Several escaped and since have multiplied into a major pest. In recent years they have spread into Urban areas deluding Trees and shrubs and clogging swimming pools. There s always a Chance and major pest will break out on this farm production would be 290 scale on food the us a were banned the extra costs for source said. And when we can halt the Gypsy Moth without pesticides what would we do about bugs in food the agriculture department has made selective cuts in the uses of Dot and some other pesticides on food crops in water areas and around Homes. Saying that if Only two Weed that sweeping pesticide actions million a doctors report Way that relieves itching pain of swollen Hemor Hoidal tissues major areas for farm use of the chemicals still remain however. Florence farm notes by h. F. Livingston or. County agent feeder pig Sale the next graded feeder pig Sale will be held on tuesday december 8, 1970. Farmers who might have pigs for this Sale should notify the county agents office no later than monday november 30. This is necessary so that the required o n f a r m inspections can be made and the Sale properly advertised. Skull Cap now is the time to control this Weed pest found usually in Azalea and camellia Beds. Castron is a material available in a granular form that can be used for this purpose. It should be applied Only on the pest Plant during the period of november to March. Is unite Good. It says one of the most vital relationships in this county will be observed november 20-26 with farm City week. Since the Early Days of our country farm and City people have depended on each other for survival. Now with the rapid population growth we Lawn Shrub spraying apply dormant treatment rats mice Roaches termites dial 669-3131 entomologist Tom Gressette pest control need each other even More. Dozen eggs a sack of potatoes a slab of Steak a chilled fresh Fryer a Carton of milk a tub of tomatoes these and the endless list of other food items Are what we depend on daily. They re com ing from the farm. They re keeping this country alive. And at the same tune the City worker grinding out the Industrial production is earn ing the Money to buy the farm goods to keep the Farmer in business. If there were Ever an interlinking relationship this is it this is where two segments of the Economy really depend on each other. This should give farm City week some real meaning for All of us. The november 20-26 week has been proclaimed nationwide by president Nixon calling on All citizens to participate. Help University Jerusalem a he brew University announced it has contracted to establish a department of microbiology at Haile Selassie University in and Dis Ababa Ethiopia including teacher training. Lugging More information is being col a there s a most effective alternate chemicals have not leered by department medication that gives prompt .1 i. -------1 Relief for hours from such Hemor Hoidal discomfort and actually helps shrink i swelling of Hemor Hoidal tissues caused by the in worked Well against Gypsy Moths and they have no natural enemies in the United states. Seen along the Roadside by . Hamilton Clemson College Extension information service ninety six South Carolina s 1970 forage Champion believes Good soil management permanent pastures and keep ing labor costs Low Are keys to profitable beef cattle production. Paul s. Lofton received the top management award on his farm two Miles South of ninety six last week. His farm is a veritable Meadow which sup ports More cattle than most. I normally Graze about 100 head on 140 acres of open says Lofton adding All of it is in permanent the Farmer believes cattlemen would do Well to pay More Atten Tion to soil management and Fertility a concept he has held and practice since 1945. Liming has been a big Factor in his Fertility program. I began buying Lime about 25 years he says. Every four years i would spread 150 tons on my 140 acres of pasture. I began to reduce this rate Only recently when the soil test showed the pm was up to 7." this Lime plus about 500 pounds of a 4-12-12 fertilizer applied annually has helped to produce an abundance o f nutritious forage. These forage plants include common Bermuda White dutch Clover Dallis grass vetch fescue hop Clover Kentucky Blue grass and some Crimson Clover. The Fertility Levels on his Iredell soils Are so Good that the Kentucky Blue grass is growing South of its natural habitat and providing excellent grazing in the fall Winter and Spring. Where possible Lofton recommends permanent pastures As a Factor in keeping costs Down saying my entire program is feeding cattle on permanent pastures year Lofton cuts Hay from these pastures to feed when needed. Sixty five steers grazing Lof ton s pastures last Spring and summer showed an average daily gain of 1.35 pounds per Day. He is also keeping a registered Angus Brood Herd of about 40 cows and calves and 18 yearling steers heifers and bulls. The ninety six Farmer operated a Dairy farm until 1962, then switched to beef cattle farming. The Dairy was profitable enough to provide for the family and defray the costs of College education for his sons Paul jr., and Harry. Lofton s forage recognition was Given by the s. C. Farmers educational association i n cooperation with c1 e m s o n s cooperative Extension service. Last week for example the could Lead to much higher costs ultimately higher prices for con j economists to bolster claims in farm production and first applications give prompt temporary Relief in Many cases Flam mation. The answer is doctor tested preparation there s no other Hemor Hoidal formula like preparation h and it needs no prescription. Ointment or suppositories., servicemen s Corner sergeant gets army Honor offers Reward Gaborone Botswana a mayor Welly Sedona has offered a Reward to anyone who can produce evidence of corruption in the town Council of Botswana s capital farm Loans if you need Money to buy land re finance your debts or to improve your farm the place to go is to your Federal land Bank association. Credit life insurance is available and there is no penalty when paying off your loan be fore maturity. We specialize in Long term credit. Investigate the is of a land Bank loan today. Paul m. Booth manager p. 0. Box 1153 Florence s. C. Telephone 669-8311 medals army sgt. Henry d. Zoet jr., whose parents live in Hartsville recently received the combat infantryman badge during ceremonies near cd Chi Vietnam. Pvt. Gerald Nelson Powell son of or. And mrs. T. J. Powell of Florence has received the expert Rifle medal for a m-16 Rifle and m-14 Rifle. Pvt. Powell is stationed with co. A 2nd bn., 1st brigade 3rd platoon in fort Jackson s. C. Army pfc. Terry w. Man gum son of or. And mrs. Wade h. Mangum of Darling ton recently received the army commendation medal j while serving with the 25th 1 infantry div. Near cd Chi Vietnam. Army sgt. Edward m. Henry jr., son of or. And mrs. E. M. Henry or. Of Conway recently was awarded a letter of commendation while serv ing with the 2nd armoured cavalry regiment in Germany. Army spec 4 Leonard c. Rogers whose parents live in Darlington recently received the purple heart near Long Binh Vietnam. Pfc. First class Eugene Gainey son of mrs. Ida gain by of Cheraw received the army commendation medal recently while serving with Vietnam the americal div. In Vietnam. Jeffrey j. Adams of Ben army spec. 4 Albert l. Ham Bettsville recently was pro jr., whose parents live in moved to army sgt. While Florence recently received serving with the 8th infantry the Bronze Star medal near Zuan Vietnam. Promotions spec. 4 John Michael Mcdonald son of or. And mrs. J. M. Mcdonald of Flor ence has been promoted to sgt. In the army. Sgt. Mcdonald is serving in the signal in. Stationed in Germany. Lance Corporal Wesley s. Johnson jr., son of or. And mrs. Wesley Johnson has been promoted to Lance Corpal. He is stationed in puerto Rico. Gerald Johnson son of or. Mrs. Wesley Johnson of eff Ingham has been promoted to spec. 4 in Vietnam. Sgt. Robert a. Richards son of Arden a. Richards of Florence was recently appointed on the Job training sgt. In 4300 Vandenberg fab in California. Sgt. Richards will be Home on a 30 Day leave around dec. 10. Cecil c. Flowers son of or. And mrs. Cleve Flowers of Coward recently was promoted to army sgt. While serv ing As a Rifleman on co. A 4th bn., 23rd infantry of the 25th infantry div. Hear Xuan div. Near Baum older Ger Many. Returned spec. 4 Freddie Timmons son of or. And mrs. James p. Timmons of Florence re turned to Florence thursday after twelve months in Viet Nam. While in Vietnam Tim Mons was attached to t h e 534th signal in. You can usually borrow up to three times your monthly salary. We ask a few questions in private. Where do you live where do you work Why do you want the Money most people who come to us qualify for More Money than they need. We want you to have a loan you can live with. Pacific finance Over 800 offices coast to coast a service of Evans Onriett 1900 West Evans Street phone 662-7065 also located at Georgetown Dorier Church streets -546-c11b Lake City 219 South Boulevard phone 394-3595 Sumter 445 Broad Street phone 775-8334 governors to meet in n. C. Southern Pines . A Many of the nation s governors Are expected to As semble in Southern Pines next weekend for a meeting of the executive committee of the National governor s conference and orientation sessions for newly elected governors. A spokesman for Forth Caro Lina s gov. 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