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J I Ton Corn In Quincy Valley ? Ensilage corn is now being cut throughout Quincy Valley with many fine stands meas- uring out to profitable yields. Frank Oslick of Ephrata, has between 40 and 50 acres this year on land which a few years ago the experts thought would never raise good corn. This year he has an 8 acre field that yielded more---titan 38 tons to the acre. ttis unit is one mile south and three miles east of Quin- cy. Though employed at Lar- son Air Force Base he does most of the farming himself after hours. He bought the land quite a while ago. It was covered with a layer of blow sand. In 1956 he had a leveler scrape off the sand. piling it up alonu a ditch bank Then he had a layer of the lqeavier sub soil benealh piled up., After lhat it was leveled with the ,;and on the bollom and the chly-type sub soil on top. The corn he ~rew in 1957 on this piece of hand- tailored "~ood earth" hardly SAND and':GRAVEL FILL DIRT - BACK FI..,~, ING SPURGEON & SONS General Sheet Metal Work ~" FREE ESTIMATES Phone}-5340 ~ Bill Crouch. SHEET METAL '} ~ " ./ ~ ..... . Ensilage corn being custom harvested by Ellis and Iohn Gardner for Frank Oslick. this week yielded a little over 38-1/2 ions to the acre. (P-R Photo) looked like, corn at all ac- cording to one observer. Leav- es were streaked with yellow. in spite of sprayin~ with all types of trace elements and the use of abundant fertiliz- ers. The yield was poor. But Osliek was going to grow corn. He uses nitrogen- fixing hairy vetch and wheat as cover crops, planted in the fall and plowed in before spring planting. Even with all this green manure his ferti- lizer proCram is heavier than most, and his system for watering corn is different. He irrigates by sprinkler as long as possible, then when the corn is too tall he finishes LET U$ MarketYourBean :HJ .hest Paid I (: E $ The Best - September 29, A so R c [wsG ST T OS AT-ROYAL CITY ii i FALL SEE:D WHEAT ALPINE BARLEY ~re ~ f~ Farmers At Your One of his fields PACIFIC SUPPLY Coop. Phone. 7-2101 -In GN Area with rill irrigation ~oots can- not utilize nilrogen that works back up lo the surface. Sprinkling carries i~ far enough down that it doesn't work up. / (~The variety of seed is an- other importan? factor," Os- lick explains. His 8 acre field is King's Cross ensilage corn It measured out to 77,080 tons--a little over 38'~, tons to the acre. Cut just ri~'ht in the early dent stage the leav- es were dark green from the ground up, showin~ that there was moisture in all of them. Considering the thickness of the stand (stalks were 5-6" apart) ears were of good size, averaging ten to eleven inches of kernels. King's Cross is distributed tn thi,s area by Pacific Supply Co-op. Norkem Quincy. Inc., distributed l~.unk's G Hybrid which has out-yielded Kin~'s Cross in some instances this Notice :~ The Farm Itome stration Office located in- City flail m Ephrata will clo~ed next Monday Tt,evday, October 3 io allow personnel to a training meeting in Lake. year. All distributors watchin~ experiments new hybrids wtdeh may yield hofh of these. A 26 ton eron ~s good yield for average silage 'corn in this area, it looks a~ 'if 40 ton is a i~ite possibility on soil, And Frank O,]ick to have provedd that can be a good basin crop: it takes persistence know-how, to say nothil an adventurous spirit w to try out new ways of things. BREAD LOWERS AIJIOMATICALLY TOAST RISES SILENTLY I (:ru;.b I I"~)~ .~N~ Sii.~i)i': I ~#d I l Trari ()F ",'()AS',' it'` I and you give the finest Ralph "s TOY ,CYCL Quincy, Wash,, Phone,