The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 6, 1966 · Page 23
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 23

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 6, 1966
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SAYS PROFIT PACESETTER Elliott has eliminated one cultivation, too. This year he controlled weeds with a granular application of a pre-emergent herbicide in a band, plus two cultivations. The chemicals gave me a 90% kill," Elliott reports. On a large livestock farm such as Elliott's, there's real competition for his time during peak crop periods. To even out these peaks, Elliott has turned to calendarized com production. The basis for this program is selecting hybrids of increasing maturity to spread "best" harvesting dates over a longer period. Most farmers put in some short-season hybrids after their long-season varieties are planted; Elliott does the opposite. "Calendarized com works perfect for me," he says. "My livestock takes a good chunk of time out of every day. We can't stay in the field from dawn to dusk like some fellows can. My calendarized schedule spreads planting and harvesting . over a two-week period. "Then, too, weather around here during corn planting time is about as unpredictable as a woman," he adds. "The way I figure it, I can spread my risk by spreading my planting. Chances are better that 111 get most of my corn planted and harvested at the right time than if I used all the same maturity." And chances are the way we see it, that Elliotts yields, profits and efficiency will continue to grow. Any way you look at it, this pacesetting fanner is piloting an outstanding crop-livestock pro, duction unit—and he is 7 -*- . \ •Y ~? . * •' constantly trying to • * , improve the job ~''\ he's doing. What'll I do? I can't afford a big expensive system for manure liquids.* Look to New Idea Yes, sir. A New Idea spreader rj can handle sloppy manure. : Here's how: New Idea offers farmers an economical "right now"answer to the problem of handling sloppy manure. Every spreader in the New Idea line can be fitted with a positive action hydraulic or mechanical endgate that raises and lowers to trap and save those liquids with their high nitrogen content until you get to the fields. Endgates are structural steel for strength, Penta treated clear yellow pine for acid resistance—and hot sprayed with quality paints for long life. Got a problem with sloppy manure? Look to New Idea, and get the money saver with a full year written guarantee. New Idea, Coldwater, Ohio. where bold new ideas pay off for profit-minded farmers HYDRAULIC ENDGATE. Easy fingertip control of endgate, acting cylinder. Keeps liquid off roads and lanes. Handcrank also available. Fits an New Idea Flail and Single Beater spreaders. MECHANICAL ENDGATE. The economical answer for farms with semi-liquid manure to spread. Easily operated hand crank opens and closes "gate." Snug fit for loading and hauling; fits all New Idea spreaders. PAN ATTACHMENT. Lowest cost way to handle semi-liquid manure. Rubber flap seals pan in closed potation for transport or spreading. Tug on the rope and the pan empties. Fits any New Idea Single Beater spreader. nonucn or Jm coxmuno*

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