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8A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, October 23, 2014 I.00,W enforcement tial harm to humans, the environment, EPA begins permitting wildlife, endangered species and oth- officials, EMTs called ers inits studies onEnlistDuo. Itfound to 3 accldents Sunday that use of Enlist Duo would be safe for use of Enlist Duo mix all ages and agricultural workers, as Sunday was a busy day for local By Duane Lienemann Extension Educator Where do I start this week? Perhaps with what I feel is good news for area farmers. The Environmental Protec- tion Agency (EPA) has approved the use of Enlist Duo which will provide a new tool to help farmers manage troublesome weeds while growing ge- netically engineered corn and soybeans. The EPA's decision allows the use of Dow Chemical Co.'s new herbicide in six Midwestern states: Illinois, Indi- ana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The agency is accepting comments until Nov. 14, on whether to register in 10 more states including Nebraska and Kansas, all subject to certain restrictions. This breakthrough technology will likely soon be approved for use with Enlist corn and soybeans right here in Nebraska. EPA's decision is the final step in the federal regulatory process for the Enlist system. The Enlist corn and soybean traits were deregulated by the USDA on Sept. 17 and this now completes the cycle to give us a new tool. EnlL, t Duo consists of a common pesticid(+ known by the brand name Roundu I plus a slight variation on another esticide that has been used for man imany years, 2,4-D. The ap- proved fl rmulation contains the cho- line salt c !2,4-D which is less prone to drift than the other forms of 2,4-D. The ai;ency has also put in place restrictioi !s to avoid pesticide drift, in- cluding a 30-foot in-field 'no spray" buffer zor  around the application area, no pesticide application when the wind speed is above 15 mph, andonly ground applications are permitted. To ensure that weeds will not be- come resistant to 2,4-Diand continue increased herbicide use[ EPA is im- posing a new, robust set of require- ments on the registrant. These require- ments include extensive Surveying and Guide Rock By Sandy Larkey Not a whole lot to say this time around--mostly because I haven't had time this morning to try hunting up anything. However, I do have an up- date (sort of) on the road work. You may have noticed people and equipment poking about on our side- walks on main street. Well, the federal government has poked their nose in, and wheelchair cuts are being added to our sidewalks. Even where there's already wheelchair cuts--because those ramps don't meet federal speci- fications! And it doesn't matter that in some places the sidevalks are in such poor condition that a wheelchair user couldn't use that sidewalk anyway; if the sidewalks don't have the federally- specified wheelchair ramps, we lose federal money. I was also told work on Highway 78 (our main street) is expected to have been completed before the end of No- vember. It is not anticipated the work will be completed on schedule. That was what I was told when I was speak- ing to the crew surveying our side- walks. Of course, this is pure specula- tion from the supervisor of the guys doing the sidewalk work. I'll have a bit more news next week--a report on the"dinner theater" event the American Legion Auxiliary put on Sunday. The play was called "Murder at Audley Manor." Since I' m coming close to the dead- line for some of the newspapers, that's all for this time around. As always, a box at the post office, email at diaspar3@aol.com or call me at 402- 257-2037. Snail mail works too at P. O. Box 93, Guide Rock. reporting to EPA, grower education and remediation plans. The registra- tion will expire in six years, allowing EPA to revisit the issue of resistance. In the future, the agency intends to apply this approach to weed resistance management for all existing and new herbicides used on herbicide tolerant crops. This action provides an addi- tional tool for the ag community to manage resistant weeds. Both Glyphosate and 2,4-D have long been in use in agriculture and around homes and are two of the most widely used herbicides to control weeds in the world. Farmers have been push- ing for approval of Enlist Duo for years as an alternative to Monsanto's Roundup system, which includes a weed killer and Roundup Ready crops. It was released a year ago in Canada. This release in the Midwest is wel- come to most of our farmers for one particular big reason. It is a well-known fact that some weeds have developed immunity to Roundup and have be- come problematic and this gives us a great tool. There has been a big push by envi- ronmentalist groups like Earth Justice and Label Now to keep the new prod- uct off the market and in fact I ad- dressed some misinformation on it that was being pushed by Dr. Oz. The main talking point by these groups is that they say it has "Agent Orange" in the ingredients, which has been banned. That just is not true and yet they high- light all of their arguments with that statement along with the moniker that Dr. Oz put forward as this being a "GMO pesticide," which is also not factual because this pesticide has no DNA so obviously it cannot be geneti- cally modified. The confusion comes from the ad- dition of 2.4-D which is a common name for the chemical 2,4- Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. 2,4-D plus another form of this chemical fam- ily 2,4, 5-T, were indeed components of Agent Orange, which was an herbi- cidal weapon the United States mili- tary used in the Vietnam War. As a Vietnam Era college student, I can tell you that there are lots of awful stories about that chemical and it is troubling that those against this newly intro- duced pesticide use that as their major talking point. Maybe a little background would be in order to help you under- stand the controversy. Agent Orange is one of the herbi- cides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its herbicidal war- fare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. It was a mixture of equal parts of the aforementioned two herbicides, 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D. It was used to elimi- nate forest cover for North Vietnam- ese and Viet Cong troops, as well as crops that might be used to feed them. In 1969, it became widely known that the 2,4,5-T component of Agent Or- ange was contaminated with dioxin, a toxic chemical found to cause adverse health effects and birth outcomes in laboratory studies. In April 1970, the U.S. government restricted use of 2,4,5- T, because of the contaminant and therefore Agent Orange, in both Viet- nam and the U.S. It was not the 2,4-D or the 2,4,5-T but rather the contami- nant dioxin that was the problem. So if you study the facts, the envi- ronmentalists who call 2,4-D Agent Orange are furthering an urban myth, because the deadly part of Agent Or- ange has been banned for years and in 1985 they also banned 2,4, 5-T, the contaminated component of Agent Orange that made it dangerous. Call- ing this tool Agent Orange just is not correct! It is a scare tactic. After many years of research and scrutiny the EPA examined the poten- well as animals and the environment. The decision reflects sounds science and a0. understanding of the risks of pesticides to human health and the environment. The agency evaluated the risks to all age groups, from infants to the elderly, and took into account exposures through food, water, pesti- cide drift, and as a result of use around homes. The decision meets the rigor- ous Food Quality Protection Act stan- dard of reasonable certainty of no harm to human health. The EPA even made mention that the herbicide is not re- lated to the deadly component of Agent Orange, which is banned, which ne- gates the arguments that the environ- menta]ists use. I like the fact that EPA is using a balanced approach for once! Olive Hill By Rosemary Hasemeyer Hymns sung during the Olive Hill Church Sunday school hour and wor- ship service were "Dear Lord and Fa- ther of Mankind," "Break Thou Bread of Life," "I Will Remember Thee," "Come Share the Lord" and "I Will Share Thee" with Gloria Schlaefli ac- companying the congregation on the piano. Beverly Frost was song leader. Pastor David Watters brought the children's story and message. Com- munion servers were Paul Hutchinson, Dwight Frost and Bill Blauvelt. Ush- ers were Dwight and Paul. Jerry, Michelle, Kennedy, Kerrigan and Kannon Cool, York, were houseguests of Twila Cool for several days. Jerry, Michelle and Kannon re- turned home Saturday morning. Kennedy and Kerrigan Skylar and Teagan Cool were guests of their grand- mother, Saturday. Chase Ehlers, Lincoln, Neb., was a Sunday lunch guest of his grandpar- ents, Linda and Paul Hutchinson. Sunday, Twila Cool, Kennedy and Kerrigan Cool, York, accompanied Tonya, Skylar and Teagan Cool, Supe- rior, to Glenvil where they met Jerry, Michelle and Kannon .Cool. They toured the Pumpkin Patch. The farmers in the community have been busy harvesting soybeans, mile and corn. Many are still drilling wheat. The yields are good this year. Thank you God for the moisture. Nora By Helen Gebers Mary Ann Meyer, Sue Williams, Ruth Epley and Helen Gebers attended the Ladies Guest Night at the Nelson United Church of Christ last Wednesday evening. Thursday Mary Ann Meyer, Helen Gebers and Irvin and Murlene Schleufer attended a soup supper at Centennial Lutheran Church in Superior. After the worship service at Salem Lutheran Church, a cooperative dinner honored Glen and Carol Mueller for their 50th wedding anniversary. At- tending were Irvin and Murlene Schleufer, Sherry Gebers, Helen Gebers and Mary Ann Meyer. BakerLee Hamilton, son of Chelsea and RJ Hamilton, was baptized at Sa- lem Lutheran Church Sunday morn- ing. Chelsea is the daughter of Kelly and Judy Baker of Superior. Ryan, Sarah, Alexis and Aurora of Pratt, Kan., were Thursday evening to Sunday morning guests of Roger and Sue Williams. Saturday, Roger and Sue, Katie, Clay, Jack and Stella Will- iams, Tyler Williams and Ryan, Sarah and girls went to Lincoln to visit Sue's sister and husband, Jim and Pam Palmer. They report they also visited with Jim and Pam's daughters, Jamie Palmer of San Francisco, Calif., and Shawn and Mandy Heffernan of Plattsburg, N.Y. law enforcement and emergency per- sonnel; in addition to a serious two- vehicle accident south of Superior, there was a one-vehicle accident and an ATV accident in the northeastern part of the county. Brent Jensen, 53, of Oak, was in- jured in an ATV accident on private property in the vicinity of Road 4100 and Road S. The accident was reported just before noon by Brock Corman, who farms the ground on which the accident occurred. Brad Baker, Nuckolls County sheriff s deputy, said Jensen was trans- ported to Brodstone Memorial Hospi- tal in Superior by the Nelson Rescue Squad with a possible back injury, and then transferred to Mary Launing Hos- pital in Hastings by Jewell County EMS. Highway 4 east of Road 3900 was apparently the scene of a roll-over ac- cident sometime Sunday. Baker said a PT Cruiser apparently rolled at least once before landing on its wheels. The accident was not reported at the time it occurred; it was reported at shortly after 6:30 p.m. A citation for leaving the scene of an accident may be forth- coming. Oak By Phyllis Schmitt Donna Gillan was among those quilting on Monday. Donna Fishel and her daughter from Colorado joined the quilters for lunch. Marilyn Mosier accompanied Lola Biltoft to Hastings on Monday for a doctor's appointment. Gerry Eckles and Mary Culbertson hosted the birthday lunch at cards last Tuesday. Phyllis Schmitt was among those playing cards and having lunch. That evening, Phyllis went to Hebron for the Thayer Central vocal concert in which grandsons, Landon and Peyton, participated. Donna Gillan attended Bible Study last Wednesday and had lunch out. That evening, she attended Women's Fellowship at the church where Pastor Berry showed slides of his trip to Eu- rope (Scotland and England). Phyllis Schmitt also attended the program and lunch. Pauline Hanson went to the Good Samaritan Center in Superior on Thurs- day for the program presented by Ivan Miller singing and playing his guitar. That evening, she accompanied Claudia Hanson to the Centennial Church for their soup supper. Donna Gillan was in Hastings on Thursday and had lunch with Cheryl Jensen. Phyllis Schmitt and Jerry and Kelly Schmitt attended the cross country meet at Geneva hosted by Fillmore Central on Thursday. They ate supper at Belvidere. Phyllis Schmitt accompanied Lola Biltoft to Grand Island and Hastings on Friday. While in Grand Island, they met Lola's nephew to get family pic- tures. Lola and Phyllis ate lunch in Hastings. That night, Lola attended Lawrence-Nelson homecoming game in Lawrence. Lorrell Peterson picked up his mother, Gerry Eckles, on Sunday and they went to Hebron where they met Sondra Peterson and Rhonda Brubacher for brunch to celebrate Gerry's birthday. They were surprised when Steve and Jana Tietjen and fam- ily joined them. Lola Biltoft and Marilyn Mosier went to Hastings on Sunday and went out for dinner with Lee and Viola Melvin, then returned to the Melvin home for cards. Viola will soon be celebrating her 80th birthday. 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Peggy Glass's mother, Barbara Venda, was a visitor in the home of Ray and Peggy on Sunday. They, along with Verla Snyder, went to Hastings to celebrate a granddaughter's birthday. Brent Jensen had an accident with a 4-wheeler on Sunday and is at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln with a broken pelvis. Gaylen and Jackie Cox attended a soccer game in Hastings in which their granddaughter, Alexis, played. Sun- day, they celebrated granddaughter Alayna's 12th birthday and Ava's 3rd birthday in Blue Hill. Highland By Ivalee Jacobitz Muriei Follmerjoined other seniors for cards last Tuesday at the Nelson Senior Center. Last Wednesday, Muriel, Marlys Jensen, Eleanor Stiles and Trish Rassmussen attended a so- cial at the United Church of Christ. Muriel met her sisters and spouses for lunch at the Dairy Queen. She visited Mr. and Mrs. Gary Follmer before re- turning home. LaVeta Porter was Fri- day coffee guest of Muriel. Dennis Follmer and Muriel joined Kathy Follmer and Betty Adamson at the Nelson steakhouse for supper. Jeanie Johnson and Muriel watched the University of Nebraska football game Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Jensen. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Eickman and family were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ostdiek. Gary and Bernita joined others at the Nelson steakhouse to celebrate the 50th birth- day of Tanya Schnitker. Markee Jacobitz visited Ivalee Jacobitz last Wednesday. Ivalee was a cafe supper guest of John and Donna Jensen Thursday. Ivalee called on Vic Jacobitz Friday morning. Mrs. Ray Reich and friend, Bernadette, of Red Cloud were Friday afternoon visitors. Evan and Emily stayed Friday after- noon until Sunday afternoon with their Grandma Jacobitz. Josh visited briefly after work to help with a problem. Bob Griffith, who was here with a friend from Colorado for the weekend of Oct. 11 with his mother, Donna Fishel, cleaned-up all the limbs left from the storm of previous months and mowed the whole south side of the block. Terry Jacobitz helping with the removal of the tree and garbage left there. Courthouse News Nuckolls County County Traffic Court Speeding Sharon Rodehorst, Nelson, $25; James Bailey, Superior, $25; Zackery J. rxedt, Hastings, $125; Gary P. Hinz, Carleton, $25; Sergio Olvera, Jonesboro, Ark., $25; Tayler E. Payne, Hastings, $125; Shane N. Pedersen, Superior, $75. Other Traffic Bradd L. Kosinski, Eckiey, Colo., CMV-HOS 14 Hour Inter; $50 Matthew J. Schram, Weeping Wa- ter, overweight single axle or group of axles by 1,900 pounds, $75; overweight single axle or group of axles by 1,900 lbs., $75; CMV-HOS 70 Hour Inter, $50. County Civil Court Central Nebraska Collections L.L.C. vs. Rene Rios and Christine Rios, Ruskin, judgment entered. Credit Management Services vs. Trinda Lundz, Superior, judgment en- tered. Credit Management Services vs. Aaron Christensen, Oak, judgment entered. County Criminal Court State of Nebraska vs. Shane N. Pedersen, Superior, fail to appear or comply with citation, $50. State of Nebraska vs. Shane N. Pedersen, Superior, unlawful throw- ing of fireworks, $50. State of Nebraska vs. Gerald D. Schauman, Lake Stevens, Wash., vio- lation of foreign protection order, $300. State of Nebraska vs. Gerald D. Schauman, Lake Stevens, Wash., vio- lation of foreign protection order, $150. State of Nebraska vs. Mitchel Bailey II, Nelson, fail to appear or comply with citation, $50. State of Nebraska vs. Mitchel Bailey II, Nelson, theft-unlawful taking, $0- $2O0, $100. Real Estate Transfers Pauline F. Franzen, Rolland R. Franzen to Pauline F. Franzen, Rolland R. Franzen, N 1/2, 18-2-5. Michael R. Decker, Brenda L. Decker, Carol Marie Weaver, William D. Weaver to Mary B. Decker, Gerald D. Decker, S 2/3 E 1/2 NE 1/4, 29-3-5. Mary B. Decker, Gerald D. Decker to Darrell L. Brandt, Nancy G. Brandt, S 2/3 E 1/2 NE 1/4, 29-3-5. Adam Reeder to Sherryl L. Zoltenko, James A. Zoltenko, trustees for the Sherryl L. Zoltenko Trust, Lots 11 and 12 in Block 14, Original Town of Hardy... _ Jenny's REESources By Jenny Rees, UNL Extension Harvest is rapidly progressing! For those noticing a black dust coming out 9fthe back of the combine, this is most likely fungal spores that live on dead and decaying material. We had several rain events late in the season coupled" with corn leaf aphids in several fields during the growing season. Sooty mold is one fungus that thrives on the excre- ment of aphids creating a gray-black appearance on leaf tissue. It is a sec- ondary fungus and doesn't directly cause yield loss or quality concerns of the corn ear. However, it can irritate the respiratory system. If it's causing problems to people in your harvest operation, masks can help. We have a CropWatch article with videos regard- ing different masks for respiratory help at http://go.unl.edu/agxi. A reminder of our grain storage website at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/ grainstorage2. Harvest is also a great time to be thinking of on-farm research topics for next year. As yield results come in, consider on-farm research in different fields and topics that will answer your production questions next year. AgriFuture Conference in Kearney will be held Oct. 28-30 at the Younes Conference Center. Students and fac- ulty from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis will be among participants in the multi-state event. NCTA joins University of Ne- braska-Lincoln Extension, the Wyo- ming Department of Agriculture, and others in coordinating the event. Na- tional speakers will include Michael Scuse, undersecretary for farm and foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Trent Lees, Lees T/des radio personality of and ag producer from Loup City, and Andy Vance, entrepreneur and agri- culture journalist with Feedstuffs from Ohio Breakout sessions will feature agri- culture awareness, natural resources, local and global agriculture, trends in agriculture, and financial resources pre- sented by Dee Griffin, DVM, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, Clay Center, Gary Lesoing, UNL ex- tension educator in Nemaha County and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education representative for Ne- braska, Allen Vyhnalek, UNL exten- sion educator, Platie County, and Vaughn Hammond of Union Orchard, Union. Conference pry-registrations are re- quested but will also be taken at the door. National Food Entrepreneur Pro- gram Seminar has been a great one for helping food entrepreneurs begin their businesses. 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