FF Bondy 25 Feb 1948 Robeson Cotton Growers Attend Meet

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FF Bondy 25 Feb 1948 Robeson Cotton Growers Attend Meet - Robeson Cotton Grow Five Acre Cotton Contest...
Robeson Cotton Grow Five Acre Cotton Contest Shanklin Names Prize Winners In Five Acre Contest More than 100 'Robeson county farmers .yesterday heard J. A. Shanklin, extension cotton specialist, specialist, discuss the latest approved co':ton co':ton production practices and announce announce the winners of the Robeson county Five Acre Cotton Growing contest at a county-wide meetin,.:* of cotton growers in the Legion hut at Red Springs.' ' O. P. Owens Gives Program For Boll Weevil Control O. P. Owens, Robcson county agent;-;, recommends the following program, for boll weevil control m i x t u r e A three per rna isomer benzine hcxiehlor- ! icle (fillC), l'ive'pc-i-c..iU DDT, ;.;n:l 40 perjacrni. s u l p h u i . This was most widely used in 1947 gave good control. Twenty por "Winners.of the first three prizes j cent chi'rin;ted cantphcnc were tenants on the H. B. Ashley j ; hcne) an c j 40 per cent sulphur farmnear Rc^ Springs. They aiv | ,:ho gave good results last Elmore Locklcar, winner of firs'. ) Both or these mixtures are place and $100; Pete Patterson. ! mcnck-d for general use in 194?.. winner of second place and $7": j Ten per cent chlord^ne and 40 j i ] { i I j ! j · i ; ! j \ j I and E. P. Sinclair, winner of third place and $50. The next five place winners received $2~ each. They arc George V. Lcepe^, Parkton: Mary Cattic Locklear, St. Pauls; Eii Edwards. Fairmont, fit. ] ; ' V . D. Baker. Lumberlon: and James Franklin. Parkton. The The winner planted 3.042 pounds of, seed cotton, produced 37.0 per cent lint amounting to 5,750 pounds of lint o.n the five acres or 1,150 pounds per acre. The staple length of the cotton was me and 1.32 inches. He planted the rows 36 inches apart. . I n addition to winning the coun- ccnt s u l p h u r hug been nly one .year but gave good results. results. Tins mixture is recommended recommended to farmers for experimental experimental use- Each of these m i x l } sh'ould be applied as n just at average rate of 10 pounds per per application. Early Sc:i.sou Control In areas where boll weevils cause damage, every year or. in fields where one adult weevil is found for each 500 plants, early season poisoning of from one to three applications after the first small squares arc seen migln prove profitable. BHC, toxa.- . , ty contest, Mr. Locklear also took | phene. and chlordana arc second place in thci fjistrict contest, for which he was awarded a $200 prize, making his total winnings S300 Contest Continued retina; insecticides and applications prior to this time are unneccessary. Mid-Season Control When boll weevils arc p u n ing 10 per cent or more of the The prizes were presented by'squares, applications should be George Ashfor^ of Red 'Springs, i made at four or five day president of the Carolina Ginners , until the infestation is brought i association, who had charge of raising the prize money. He ar - nounced plans for another five 1 dcr control. This usually requires two and sometimes three applica- ' tions. Thc infestation should be acre cotton growing contest in the j carefully checked, however, county this year. lowing the second applications. F. F. Bondy. research cntomolo- j ^s the expense of the thir^ gist from the Pee Dee experiment j cation might station at Florence. S. C-, told of the ···'latest..research^ in...bj3tt^ecj. r .:l. control. - *" --""' · '--·· *workers *workers ... . .. .., Sewlcc At. find a number of boll' A regular Lenten -service will weevils in hibernation around the! held, at Trinity .Episcopal tonight (Wednesday) at o o'clock. the i There will be Evening Prayer edges of cotton fields. Contrary to some opinions cold weather was not col c) enough ; a.' sermon by lhc rector, Rev. John and di c i not remain cold Ion enough tn kill the weevils, h said. The researchers have counted H. Bonncr Jr. Ancient lake dwellers apparent- 4.000 l i v i n g weevils per acre npw : b* fed clomcsticatc d cattle in part in hibernation, he revealed- fish. --- !

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  2. 25 Feb 1948, Wed,
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