James Roland and James William Kiker 10 Aug 1962 Delta Democrat 2
bj fields last over state Kikers Anticipate Bumper Cotton Crop J. R. Kiker and his son, James W., planted 175 acres of in late April of this year. They hope to begin handpicking a than average crop next week. Last year the Kikers averaged a bale of cotton an acre they got some 30 bushels an acre from their 300 acres of "This year I think we'll get more cotton per acre," Kiker said. 'It looks real good, especially since we've had so little rain the past several weeks." This is the first year the Kikers have used flamers and they're well pleased with the results. They estimate their hoe bill at from $8 to $10 an acre as against higher hoe costs last year when they didn't flame. TTie Kikers pre-emerged ant oiled this year and plan to keep it up. Like most planters in this the Kikers have had little rain since June. Hardly a drop of rain fell July and they've had only aboui l J / 2 inches to date this month. Kiker has farmed in Washing on County since 1928. His son jecame his partner after he atcd from Riverside.