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Plains Farming Oklahoma Growers Study Cotton Here By DUAXE ROWEIX * Avalanche Faim Editor Eighteen y<>’»ng cotton growing no taller than you have In this champions of Oklahoma completed area could be so heavily loaded a tvv-o-day study of the cotton in- ^ith fruit,” Brownsx^’orth said, dustry in the Lubbock area Fri* Others in the group said the day as they neared the comple-i cotton here will double the yields tion of a week-long tour through'of crops that stand bvice as tall farm sections of West Texas and in other sections. New' Mexico. 1 Tour SchfMiule (tS\en The youths are members of Fu -1 The group left Oklahoma Cit>', ture Farmer of America chapters by chartered bus last Sunday, Änd 4-H Clubs who wore judged the Sooner State’s top young cot- fraveling to Hobbs, N, M. Cotton fields around Pecos were toured ton growers of lf>n7 under a pro- : Monday, after whicti the group gram sponsored by the Oklahoma moved to El Paso. Cotton Research Council. From El Paso, the group travel- County agriculturi\l agents and pd to l^s Cnices where the New vocational agriculture teachers Mexico Agricultural Experiment! who supervised the b<ws’ farming Stati'^n was visited on Tuesday, j programs are ai'companying the ^ youths on tho rrir, mnking a tmal Wcdnesdav was 5 p«.nt in oi 36 persons who toured the cot- ^.H-reation acti-.-iti« at R^doso. ton industr>’ here. x. "Your crops in this area are * ‘ ' good as we’ve seen on our en- After spending Wednesday night tire trip with the possible ex- Roswell, SM., the group reception reception of the Pecos area.”, said ^«nied to the Lubbock area Thurs- Lloyd Brownsworth. vocntional ag- day, visiting the Carlile gin, tour- riculture teacher at Snvder, Okla. »ng the iextile Engineenng De- See 4 Bale Cotton partment at Texas Tech. and visit- BrowTisworth, who is in charge i^ig the Lubbock Agricultural Ex- ot the final phase of the tour, said périment Station, the group snw cottnn around Pecos The group toured the Plains that is expected to make about Cotton Oil Mill here Friday mom- four bales per acre. ing. then coved to Plainview that “With their production expenses afternoon to \isit the Pa>T7iaster out there, they have to make high Farm at Aiken. This was to he yields to stay in business.” the last stop before returning to BrovvTisworth c'^mmented. Some Oklahoma Cit>'. Pecos farmers said they already rhamploni l.Istiy! hav*? $145 an acre tied up in their Oklahoma state cotton pro­ cotton crops, he added. ducrion champions are Ernest Mor**And Mor**And some farmers said their rison, 16, Canadian Countv 4-H total production expenses by the member, and L. D. Barker. 17, €«d of the season will be that member of Snyder, Okla. much mor#*,” BrowTi-'.vorth said, .Separate contests are held for m’iking a tntr»l of $290 an acre to pp^ and 4-H members. produce ^e : Winners in the Oklahoma con- on the basis of ed lOO to sew j fields in relation to im>duction pe- acre and f costs. How the contestant handles ed more the \ A Jf weight that the actual jields he addition, they have hravy irrigi- tion expenses. »* ■ i ^ ^ Oklahoma Acreaiie Ttropm Morrison won first In the 4-H While Oklahoma also has bright division with about 375 pounds of crop prospects, the tmal cotton jjnt per acre, which netted him production In ttie state this year about $51 an acre profit. Barker will be considerably below pre- in the FFA division with an >ious years because of heavy s*-»il average >ield of 4f^ pounds of bank participation, Brov^nsvvorth jjnt per acre, u-hich netted him •aid. $98.12 an acre. Both bm's had The VA teachers and count>- dr>1and crops. mgents in the group estimated ---------------------------------------------that ---------------------------------------------that Oklahoma farmers took almost almost hali their cotton acreage out of the production this year b>’ putting it Into the ioil bank. “And that acreage may not ever fo back to cotton,” Brownsworth ■aid. Although the acreage reserve of the soil bank expires this year, | muA of the cotton land will prob- i ably go Into the five-year conser-! vation reserve, he said. i “ A lot of our farmers think they j can make mnre money by putting! cotton land in the soil bank than; th^y can by keeping it in produc-; tion,” BrowTiswordi explained. Dr>iand cotton drv>s well to average a third of a hale per acre ; In Oklahoma, while up to three, bales per acre have been produced ; under irrigation, he said. Most ir- ; rvgated cotton averages about IH bale per acre, however, he added. “We’re just new really getting Into Irrigation,” Brownsworth iaid. Irrigation was brought into the southwest part of Oklahoma for the first time about three or four years ago, he said In every section the group has toured, farmers report thaf crops are a lot better than they were la*t year, Brownsworth said. “We were amazed ttiat cotton 1

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  1. Lubbock Morning Avalanche,
  2. 16 Aug 1958, Sat,
  3. Page 14

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