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10-  S/dmmy Herald, Si, Mont., Wed., Oct, i,, 1973 Giant carrot Bbary Mgler, 10, im of Mr. aud Mr=.  Mmer, shows off m ummnal carrot the fmully grew in their gerdeu rids summer. The carrot was about 10 inches long and about thre inches across. The carrot also had 12 smaller roots growing out of the bottom: -- Don Mrachek Photo Officials to patrol McKenzie grazing The McKenzle County Sheriff's Department, the Forint Smce persmmel of the M Ranger District, and permittees of the McKsuzie County GrlBln8 Association are coolmmting in an effert to prevent possible violations against Imperty, both land and livestock, and to keep violations of hunting regulations to a minimum. The Little Missouri Grasslands located in Mclfsla County are open to pubae bunting and any other variably arise are gates left open, littering, trespass on intermingled private land, livestock injured, killed or removed, and indiscriminate use of vehicles. Sportsmanship, con- sideration and strict adherence to hunting regulations are essential to maintain a suc- cessful hunter - land user relationship. The McKenzie County Grazing Associationand the Forest Service of the Little Experts meet to -'"' * AF ON 24 d,scuss sal,ne seep '+' Ropresontativos of AI, SCS, FHA, CES,  met in Sid- ney, Sept. 27 to exchange data from their varied studies of the growing saline seep problem. Heading the programs for tlm morning and afternoon sessions were Jerry Waller, con- servation agronomist, SCS, Bozeman, and Dr. Francis Siddoway, director of the ARS Center at Sidney. The meeting was sd by the Richland Connty Co servatton DiJtrict. Saline seeps are not a new problem, they were recognized more than 30 yan's ago, but seep areas are spreading, agricultural lands are being destroyed and Department of Agriculture and state autncios are working towards solving the problem and reclaiming the land. A deflnltion of a sa]Ina soap is an area of recently developed saline soil in a non - irrigated area that is wet some or all of the time, often with a white salt crust, and where crop or grau production is reduced or eliminated. Participants on the program were Dr. Paul Brown, soil scientist, AI, Fort Benton, Mont., who spoke for the state committee for rural development. The imrPese of the committee is to mdst rural America to develop economically; to assist far- mers and ranchers to develop their soil, water and other resources and to maintain these resources for future years. Senator Gordon Boilinger of Glasgow, who introduced Senate Joint Resolution No. 33 last session, in regard to the, saline seep problem, discUM his resolution and why tim legislature felt it was naceasary to pass the legbdation. GOV. Thomas Judge acted quickly after passage and formed a committee to gather data, disperse information and Fred M. Sanoval, research soil scientist, Northern Great Plains Research Center, Mandan, N. D., spoke on studies on saline seep in North Dakota. They have found problem areas located on non- glaciated soils with lisnaceoos ]avers in the Sentlnal Butte and Tongue River geological sub- fm'matlons of the Fort Union formatlon. Dr. Ardell Halvorson, soft scientist, ARS, Sidney, discussod the many charac terlstics of saline seeps, amm/ng sou ==unity in field and water movement in the soils. These studies have been mainly near Sidney, Plen- tywood, R'eld and In the wood Bench area near Ft. Benton. He reported that potential salina soap areas and soil salinity can now be iden- tiffed in the field with proper inotnnnentatlon. In FaUon County, through the local committee for rural development, an interagenc, group, a questionnaire was developed and used in their ASCS offl. As farmers and ranchers came into the office to sign up for various farm programs, they were queried about possible saline seep areas on their units. This data was plotted on a county map, with land use. Abo-t 96 per cent of the agricultural producers were contacted this way. Almost 73e acras of saline seep 'ere identified in this one cotmty. Dr. Paul Brown related the studies being conducted by a Joint AIRS, SCS, MSU Ex- perirmmt Station and Montana Tech. research team and local alkali control association in the Highwoed Bench area. Reclamation appears possible, based on present investigations. Through management of vegetation to use available soft moisture, mainly through intensive cropping systmm, crops were tension soft scientist, Extension Service, Bozeman, discussed effective moisture use through a fertility program. When using fertilizers, soil tests are very necessary, records should be kept by producers on their tests, use of fertilizer, cropping systems and results. Knowing the soil types or classification on field is very important. Chemical soil analysis shows operators what kinds and how much fertilizer would be needed for certain types of crops and grasses. AI Black, soil scientist, ARS, Sidney, related the findings gathered on use of Tall Wheatgross Barriers, influence on storage of moisture and crop growth. In an effort to use all good conservation practices for optimum response of crops and grasses, the use of Tall Wheatgraas row harriers has proven a good practice for comervlng water in the soils. Snow is trapped between barriers to stay on the fields instead of allowing it to pile in drifts to melt and influence recharge ar@M. Wesley M. Larsen, Soil Scientist, SCS, Miles City, discussed the role of the soil survey in saline seep iden- tification. It is necessary for a farmer to know what types of soils he has to work with, depth of profile, analysis of soil in regard to crops and grasses that he could expect to harvest from various types of soils. Wayne Otto, area civil engineer, SCS, Great Falls, spoke on the role of engineering practices in control, prevention and reclamation of saline seep. The concluding portion of the program was a panel discussion with Gordon Holte, Plentywood; Walter Jones, Froid; Duane Christofferson, Froid; and Donald J. Anderson, resource conservationist, SCS, Sidney, as moderator. They discussed the practical and economical aspects of saline seep control. A bus tour Friday took participants out to various farms and experimentation areas in the Sidney area to visually see saline seep areas and the management and reclamation of same. Miles plans feeder tour The Annual Winter Feeder Tour, sponsored by the Agriculture Committee of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Jan. I0 - 13, 1974. The four day event will he made by chartered bus through Greyhound World Tours and the Blue Caboose Travel Service, according to Tour Chairmen Terry Wagner and Curtis Schwartz. The agenda includes three nights in Denver at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, two days at the National Western Stock Show and two nights of RCA Rodeo in the Coliseum. Included in the package will be side tours to the American National Cat- tlemens' Association headquarters to see the operation of Cattle Fax, and a tour of the United States Mint operations. There will also he leisure time to see other points of interest around Denver. Reservation deadline is Dec. I, 1973. Cancellation refunds will be made until Dec. 15, 1973. Ranchers, farmers, businessmen and wives wishing to take the tour should sign up at the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce office or call 232- 2890. Sidney. Montana FIX THAT FEN * Corral Posts * Wooden Fence Posts * T-Posts * Steel Fence Posts * Metal Gates * Barbed Wire Woven W ire *All Fencing Needs BEST PRICE IN ToWN Remember We Buy Hides Pacific Hide & Fur 481301 / I / / You Know YouYe in a Reliable PHARMACY When You See the A.D. Sign ! llMITCHUM  JERGENS 1 Antiperspirant + LOTION spray Powder3 oz. Reg. or Unscented ! 10 oz. Mfg. List $2.25 Mfg. List $1.25 :el. 17ea. 69 recati uses. Missouri Grasslands are alternatives and solutions to grown this year on soils .,....,..o.......... ........ a LISTERINE SCHICI With this seasmml influx of mating every possible effort to saline seeps. Bob Anderson of previously affected by salinity 0 ! users, the possibilities R bl All m m Antiseptic ,M i _ - ... of insure that tho.mulple use Fort Benton is serving u to the extent nothLng would I am IHE one ! " ,-- P,us P,at,nom' abuses of these privileges concept ot pubnc tunas is chairman of the governors grow /'s  - ly. Problen'w that in. respected, comm/ttee. - I': Charles M. Smith, ex- I r'.- C7  ! 20 oz.  Mfg. List i I :', I = Mfg'List$1"69--' $1.29 ",, NORTHWESTERN FEOERA I  ' DAN PRICE I / "---------'--"-- "----------------' I  + _uspensin | .... uus - no. + Horse sale is set for this cattle supplies for several / ]z oz. Mfg. List $1.75 Mfg. List $1.75 50s - no. 2 I Mfg. List $1.65 Has A New Passbook SAVINGS RA ! Iffective October Ist, I1 Compounded Daily For An canting Friday, Oct. 5. We exlzt another good sale and all clmmeswill he sold. Should he the last 1973 sale. Fail schedule for sales is now in effect with hogs and sheep on Mondays and cattle on Wed- nesdays. We will sell cattle on Thursdays too very soon and will announce that here and over radio and etc. We have men on duty nights prior to sales so that consignors can cm'ne in any time at night. Feed supplies look good in this area as one of the better corn silage crops is completed and good beet harvest is under way. We sure expect good local demand for calves, cows and sheep in this valley area. You can expect good buyer supply here at our market all fall which is important to con- signors and the buyers llke that volume so they can fill loads and buy cattle sorted as they shonld be. Looking ahead some say that we have a little bulge of fat months and the price could then pick up and let us hope R works this way. Consumers can stand fat cattle sold around that $50 - $,52 figure and those figures will help on the grower and feeder side and would be a health situation for all. People llke that meat and they will he buying meat! Sale volume will be picking up on all livestock and calyes are starting to come now. Some feeders are buying early and those calves sure get a good start in their new home. Twinklers conduct meeting Sept. 24 The meeting of the Twilight Twinklers 4-H Club was called to order by acting president, Alice Dahl, Sept. 24. 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