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lyerly - West at the lake Mr. Caldwell's veterans class...
West at the lake Mr. Caldwell's veterans class at Manila, a few farmers, and Soil Conservation personnel, had an interesting interesting irrigation tour Wednesday of this w»;k when they visited Alex Curtis end E=-l Wildy, On the Curtis farm they saw natural natural drainage ditches being used »s flumes to deliver water to different different parts of the farm. From the flume ditches water was picked up and delivered into the cotton middles by means of gated pip*. . . ' . Mr. Wildy was using flume' ditchet successfully on his sandy l«nd. He was using siphon tubes to. deliver the water from the ditch to! the cotton middles. j •Alberta peaches should be available available Jrom the Johnson and Swihart orchards at Leachville next week. . It has been a pleasure this year to teach a number of farmers in the Manila-Leachville area, how to scout for bollworms, red spider, [lea hopper, boll weevil, etc." Si Ellis at Midway Gin is one of -the sharpest I. have worked with this year.'He is a keen student ol cotton insects and should be worth » great deal to the farmers in his territory. - I . Alex : Curtis "Is highly capable and' contributes some : of his time in; thawing others how to scout for insect*, insect*, '. . - | N'emalode Cpniro! . ' If you have nematode troubles in your cotton, If you have cotton dying; dying; ori sarid blows, if you liave cotton cotton that-has continued to die this year from wilt, then I very much recommend that you see one of our two demonstrations on nematode control in cotton. One of the demonstrations is on the W. A. Williams farm northwest of-Manila. The other demonstration i* on the R. W. Lyerly farm a mile north of the old Pavheen School. The results from fumigation are remarkable.' You will be surprised lit-what you see. ' Bollworms - : ' . ' This is.the week for another deposit deposit of ; bollworm eggs on cotton. We:are finding increasing number °f , ege*. this week and just a few of the eggs' had hatched by' Wednesday. Wednesday. (It takes five days for the egg* to hatch.) ; IT you,had to poison for bollworm l&st month, in fact,- if you had to poison your cotton tor anythnig last, month, and the cotton is still quite vigorous, tender, and healthy, then J-ou should scout carefully lor the bollH-orm eggs and for the new hatch. I hope they do not require another another poisoning, but' you should be alert. Boll Weevil There are posstmy two dozen farmers farmers in Norih Mississippi County who should poison for'boil weevil control this week. Some of the farmers farmers I know are already at It. If you had a considerable number number of boll weevils on your farm last fall and if you have an old ditch dump, or a woods Jot, or old house site where they might have survived, then I suggest you scout your cotton this week 16 see if you are getting punctured^ squares. Last Wednesday I found one of Merrill Osborne's tields along a ditch dump showing 23% punctured squares. Doc Wilborn, the farm manager, poisoned that area yesterday. yesterday. The B. C. Land Company has one or more small areas that.were heavily infesled and have already poisoned. Henry Long, a mile "south of the Missouri line and adjoining .Big Lake levee on the east, has boll weevils and we found 33% infestation infestation there/last Tuesday afternoon. A Mr. Sipes in the Half. Moon Community just south' of a 20-acre woods lot; has had boll weevils for some time'and the infestation built- up this:.week sufficient to poison. . Except for "over wintering areas" I still, think .very few people in North Mississippi County will need to poison for boll weevils, certainly not. before late August. Visiting Visiting Day . I just wish you would plan to attend attend the Experiment Station Visiting Visiting Day .in South Mississippi County on August 30th'from 10:00 ajn. until noon.' " • • On that Thursday we will visit the black land.'studles at Marie. From 1:30 on the'tour will move to the new cotton research area near Nodena, You may be surprised at some of the accomplishments and research going on. Why not plan now to attend. attend. . ' A county-wide soybean meeting will be held in the Osceola Court House 10 a.m., August 15. You are invited to that meeting also. on on to Ing will of job Gin, of J. John how

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  1. The Courier News,
  2. 03 Aug 1956, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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