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f TIMES-NEWS, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, APRIL 22, 2004, PAGE 2-C PE T EN ION FFI E University of Kentucky - College of Agriculture Gregory C. Comer Ohio County Extension Office Soybean pest management survey Attention Soybean Producers! An on-line pest survey has been developed from a Pest Management meeting in August, 2003. This survey is intended for producers, farm suppliers, pest consultants and others involved in the production of soybeans in Kentucky, Ten- nessee, Southern Illinois, and Southern Indiana. You can access the survey at: nttp://www.sripmc.org/ KYASoybeanPMSPSurvey/." The purpose of the survey is to gather producer input on critical pest issues rela- tive to soybean production in this region of the country. This information will be used by the USDA and the EPA in making decisions about pes- ticide registration issues and prioritization for the funding of Extension and land-grant/ government research projects. This is your chance to pro- vide first-hand information to the USDA and EPA on cur- rent troublesome pests and the potential impact of emerging pests. We encour- age those involved with soy- bean production in this re- gion to take 10-20 minutes out of your day to provide your valuable input on these critical management issues. Folicur approved for use on wheat diseases Wheat growers now have a new weapon in their fight against Fusarium head blight (head scab) with the Section 18 Emergency Ex-., emption for the use of Folicur 3:6F by the ........ " Head scab can be an eco- nomically-devastating dis- ease for small grain growers during excessively wet con- ditions. Affected grain is not only less productive, but con- tains a toxin that is rejected by grain millers. More information should be released soon as the prod- uct moves into Kentucky dealers. Limitation on burley tobacco marketings carryover announced The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced re- cently that it will apply the mandatory limitation of 10 percent on burley tobacco undermarketings carried for- ward from the 2003 to 2004 marketing year. For each burley tm bacco farm, the amount of existing undermarketings will be re- duced 47 percent. For ex- ample, if you were 1000 pounds short of marketing your quota in 2003, you will be allowed to carry forward about 530 pounds to the 2004 marketing season. Termites: love is in the air! Termite love is in the air. Warmer weather and spring- time showers signal termites to emerge and fly into the air to find mates and start new colonies. This is why it is common to see large num- bers of winged termites from now through May. It may be difficult to dis- tinguish swarming termites and winged ants. A termite has straight antennae, uni- form waist and wings of equal size. Conversely, a winged ant has elbowed an- tennae, a constricted waist, and wings that are longer in the front than back. Swarming termites emerging from wood piles, tree stumps, and other out- door locations don't necessar- ily indicate a home or build- ing infestation. However, winged termites found indoors usually are a sign of an infestation that needs treatment. Winged ter- mites emerging from the base of a foundation wall or adjoining porches also usu- ally indicate that the house is infested and requires treatment. Other indicators of ter- mite infestations are pencil- thin mud tubes extending The company should be reg- over inside and outside sur- istered with the Kentucky faces of foundation walls, Department of Agriculture. piers, sills, floor joists, and Membership in a state or the like. Also damaged wood national pest control associa- hollowed out along the grain tion indicates an established with dried bits or mud or soil firm with access to technical lining the feeding galleries, and training information Often there is no sign of necessary to correctly do the the worker termites that job. Always ask for refer- cause damage. Infestations ences. can remain undetected for Avoid firms that use years, hidden behind dry- "scare" or "special" tactics to wall, paneling, floor cover- pressure you into immedi- ings, insulation, and other ately signing a contract. The obstructions. Damage to ex- quality of termite treatment posed wood isn't noticeable is dependent on the indi- because the outer surface vidual doing the work, not usually is left intact. It usu- the person selling the con- ally takes the eye of an expe- tract. rienCed professional to detect The entire structure termite damage and treat should be treated, rather this problem, than spot treatment. This is Since eliminating termites because subterranean ter- requires special skills and mites may contain hundreds equipment, it is best to con- of termites foraging in many tact a pest control company different locations. Localized rather than attempt to treat or spot treatments are gen- yourself, erally a gamble for the home- Be sure to take your time owner, except when retreat- when selecting a pest control ing. company. Consider calling 2- Educational programs 3 companies to request in- of Cooperative Extension spections to determine the serve all people regard- extent of damage and ap- less of race, color, age, sex, proximate cost of treatment, religion, disability, or na- tional origin. Federal-State market 130.50-131.50, 438-453 lb. news service, Tuesday, 117.00-118.00, pen 534 lb: April 13, 2004 " 106.00, 591-677 lb. 94.00- Barren River Livestock 98.50, Small 1-2 455 lb. Cattle" 528 Heifers: Med.-Large 1-2 Sl. Cowsl.00-2.00 higher, 325. 114.00, 417- Bulls 1.00 higher, Feeders 444 lb. 104.00-111.00, 499- mostly 2.00-6.00 higher, few 6.00-12.00 higher S1. Cows: Breakers 75- 80% Lean 950-1450 lb. 44.00-49.00 few h-dressing 49.00-53.00 couple 56.00, Boners 80-85% Lean 38.00- 46.50. S1. Bulls: Y.G. 1-2 1300- 1875 lb. 78-80 boning percent 56.00-63.00, Y.G. 2 1150- 1600 lb. 74-76 boning per- cent 48.00-56.00. Graded Steers: Med.- Large 1-2 335-373 lb. 525 lb. 101.00-104.00, 575- 598 lb. 89.50-110.00, 540- 582 lb. 93.50-98.00. Bull Calves: Med.-Large 1-2 311-370 lb. 125.50- 128,75, 442-445 lb. 114.00- 116.00, 520 lb. 102.00, pen 601 lb. 92.00, Small 1-2 433- 500 lb. 105.50-114.00, pen 623 lb. 90.50. Cows-Calves: Large 1-2 4- 8 yr, old 1010-1170 lb. with 200-275 lb. calves 810.00- 890.00. Federal-State Market News Market: Kentuckiana- Owensboro Date: 4-14-2004 Cattle Receipts: 275 10:00-12:00-14.0 hours Compared to last week: Slaughter Cows: near steady Slaughter Bulls: 3.00 higher Feeder Steers: under 600 lbs. 2.00-3.00 higher Feeder Heifers: steady to 1.00-3.00 lower Slaughter Cows: Breakers, 75-80 Percent Lean; Weight, 1000-1450 lbs.; Price, 44.00-52.00 Boners: 80-85 Percent Lean; Weight, 1000-1250 lbs.; Price, 44.00-51.00 H.D. to 64.00 Lean: 85-90 Percent Lean; Weight, 850-975 Ibs.; Price, 36.00-43.00 Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2-1665-2280 lbs. ind. 78-81 percent 64.00- 67.00 Slaughter Steers choice 3- 4 head 1488 lbs. 78.75-few 1196 lbs. 74.50 Slaughter Heifers: choice 2-3-1035-1100 lbs. 68.00- 71.50 Feeder Steers: Medium & Large Frame #1 200-300 lbs., 120.00- 151..00! 300-400 lbs., 115.00- 143;00; 400-500 lbs., 110.00- 120.00; 500-600 lbs., 96.00- 106.00; 600-700 lbs., 82.00- 90.00; 700-800 lbs., 3 head 772 lbs. 81.00; 800 & over Ibs., I head 885 Ibs. 74.00 Medium and Large Frame #2 300-400 Ibs., 100.00- 109.00; 400-500 Ibs., 90.00- 99.00; 500-600 Ibs., 80.00- 89.00; 600-700 Ibs., 77.00- 82.00 Stock Cows: Med. frame 1-2-3-8 years old 2-8 months bred 550.00-740.00 Stock Cows & Calves reed. & large frame 1-2-3-8 years old with 100-200 calves 770.00-880.00 Feeder Heifers: Medium & Large Frame #1 200-300 Ibs., 114.00- 131.00; 300-400 Ibs., 110.00- 120.50; 400-500 Ibs., 102.00- 112.00; 500-600 Ibs., 92.00- 98.00; 600-700 Ibs., 75.00- 85.00; 700-800 Ibs., 77.00- 82.50. Medium and Large Frame #2 300-400 lbs., 96.00-109.00; 400-500 lbs., 86.00-94.00; 500-600 lbs., 79.00-84.00; 600-700 lbs., 72.00-76.00 Feeder Heifers 300-400 lbs., 22 head 470 lbs. 110.75; 400-500 lbs., BWF Posting of tobacco The county office has available a list of producers who wish to lease tobacco away from the farm and pro- ducers wishing to perma- nently sell tobacco. If the to- bacco is not being raised on your farm in 2004, call or stop by and we will post the tobacco for you. Office phone number is 270-298-3643 ex- tension 2. FSA employees are not al- lowed to give information off the list over the phone or in the office. FSA employees are not involved in any money transactions and are not aware of the price tobacco is leasing or selling for. 2004 final crop reporting dates to remember May 31: Wheat and small grains planted July 1: Tobacco leasing deadline July 15: Burley and dark tobacco planted July 15: All other crops planted - corn, soybeans, etc. USDA announces limita- tion on burley tobacco undermarketings carryover The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that it will apply a manda- tory limitation of 10 percent on burley tobacco undermarketings carried for- ward from the 2003 to 2004 marker year. For each burley tobacco farm, the amount of existing undermarketings will be re- duced by a factor of 0.5359. This factor is calculated as follows: 287,394,081 (2003 na- tional basic marketing quota poundage) times 10 percent (mandatory limitation) 28,739,408 (undermarketings carryover limitation for 2004) divided by 53,628,003 (actual undermarketings poundage) 0.5359 (undermarketings reduction factor) tection Act of 2000 (the Act) requires that the total poundage carried forward (undermarketings) by all farms from any crop year be- ginning with the 2001 crop be limited to 10 percent of the national basic quota for the preceding year. Undermarketings for 2003 carried forward to 2004 will be reduced for the first time since the Act passed. The basic marketing quota for 2004 remains unaffected by this process. Undermarketings for 2001 carried forward to 2002 did not require a reduction. Undermarketings for 2002 carried forward to 2003 were waived from reduction by Congress for that year only. Further tobacco program and undermarketing infor- mation is available from Daniel Stevens at (202) 720- 5291; or by e-mail at daniel- stevens@wdc.fsa.usda.gev. Posting of tobacco The county office has available a list of producers who wish to lease tobacco away from the farm and pro- ducers wishing to perma- nently sell tobacco. If the to- bacco is not being raised on your farm in 2004, call or stop by and we will post the tobacco for you. Office phone Unde 2001 number is 270-298-3643 ex- tension 2. did not FSA employees are not al- Unde lowed to give information off the list over the phone or in waived from the office. FSA employees Congress Further are not involved in any and money transactions and are not aware of the price tobacco mation is is leasing or selling for. Daniel StevenS 2004 final crop reporting 5291; or by dates to remember May 31: Wheat and small CRP filter1 grains planted The FSA July 1: Tobacco leasing deadline you can sign up July 15: Burley and dark ter strips on tobacco planted receive an July 15: All other crops (for either 10 planted - corn, soybeans, etc. incentive USDA announces limita- share of 50 tion on burley tobacco fertilizer, undermarketings gumes. Tobe carryover The U.S. Department of gram, you Agriculture has announced owned the that it will apply a manda- For the tory limitation of 10 percent gible to be on burley tobacco devoted to underrnarketings carried for- must have ward from the 2003 to 2004 four out of sizl marketing year. 2001) and the For each burley tobacco fered is farm, the amount of existing cent and undermarketings will be re- stream having: duced by a factor of 0.5359. or a seasonal This factor is calculated as The filter follows: must be 287,394,081 (2003 na- to NRCS tional basic marketing quota poundage) times 10 percent tained (mandatory limitation) period. 2 8, 7 3 9 , 4 0 8 undesirable (undermarketings carryover controlled limitation for 2004) divided checks willbe by 53,628,003 (actual that the undermarketings poundage) maintained 0.5359 (undermarketings No reduction factor) allowed The Agricultural Risk Pro- ing is tection Act of 2000 (the Act) not requires that the total 1 poundage carried forward ence (undermarketings) by all A soil farms from any crop year be- strip area ginning with the 2001 crop taken to the be limited to 10 percent of the national basic quota for the If you preceding year. please Undermarketings ' for Farm 2003 carried forward to 2004 quest a will be reduced for the first vice. 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