The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1960 · Page 30
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 30

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1960
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I CAREFUL ACCURATE PLANING CORN YIELDS Most of the costs of producing corn are behind you by planting time. Plowing, disking, harrowing and major fertilizer applications have already been completed. You've made your major investments in the crop. If you don't get a good stand of corn, up at the right time, you haven't a chance of "coming out" on this investment. It's the most critical time of the season and you must be ready. Careful maintenance, accurate planting rate and good field practice pretty well sum up what it takes to get the stand of corn you need to take advantage of your soil type and fertilizer applications. Without the stand, all other good practices you think of won't help produce maximum yields. . Co over -your planter thoroughly before planting time. Make sure all units are square and straight. A press wheel bent to one side will dig more than it will cover. You may have one row of corn missing if weather turns off dry. Also if automatic markers are out of adjustment this will cost you enough time to plant an extra two or three acres of corn a day. While you still have the planter in the service lot make sure all units are adjusted so they plant the same depth. Trying to control weeds when you have two rows of corn ankle high and the other two just coming through the ground is exasperating. Check the valves carefully. Modern high speed planter valves can't be made as heavy as they used to be. The lighter metal wears out, bends or breaks. Have the clutch overhauled by your dealer if it doesn't seem to be functioning right. On many planters your stand depends on this if you're checking or hill dropping. Almost every seed corn producer recommends a plate number for the corn you buy. This is a good starting point in selecting plates to use. Find out if possible how fast he ran the test-stand planting unit, though. You'll usually find he operated it more slowly than you'll travel when you're in the field. As a general rule you can figure that you should use the next larger plate if you're planting at five miles per hour or more. If you hold field speed down to around three or 3K mph, which is most desirable, the plate recommendation on the seed tag is about right. NEW for QUALITY HAY hours, leaves, labor '" W . «\^ » v\ MOW..JWIN-WHEEL Drive Fait For smooth mowing, try the new TwiN-Wmwi, drive, no-pitman mowen built by Allis-Chalmera. Now there'* an entire family of new SO-aeries mowen from which to choow.... the rear-mounted or side-mounted model* for Alli»-Chalmen tractors plus the trail-type to fit any make of tractor. All TWIN-WHEEL drive mowen are quick and easy to mount or hook up. Heavy-duty cutter bar mows in any position from a 46° down slope up to any slope that's practical to mow vertically. The aide-mounted 80-S is specially engineered to work simultaneously with hay conditioners. Watch for these and other new Allis-Chaunen hay tools on the way. .*;.-»«•: IAHL.gratly with leaf-saving ictitt IAU...iito (caf-yratedfuf rand tabs Move hay into windrows with minimum travel for more leaf savings, using the new PTO-driven parallel bar rake. Mounts with SNAP-COUPLE* hitch on Allis- Chalmen tractors; available with 3-point hitch for other makes. When you want tedding at wtU at raking, try the No. 7 power rake. Gentle, roU-upcotnpreasinn with RoTO-lUuau more protein as proved by field testa. And once it'a m round bales, hay is safe from summer showers. Experiment ststion testa show how much better round bales withstand weathering. Try the Rofo-BAUtm with new overdrive for increased capacity. MUS ciuuMtt, MS* MUVMSMT DMUON, IMWAUUI i, WOCOMM HUTO-HALK*. SMAr-i'oi'rH,«« below Under overage toil and growing conditions you may be able to increase yields as much as 20 to 30 bushels by planting for stands as thick as this. Various tests have shown that the normal planting rate of 10,000 to 12,000 plants per acre on fertile soil it too low to obtain the yields your soil is capable of producing. Stands of 16,000 to 20,000 plants per acre will give more economical yields on fertile soil with adequate moisture. fcr fMftr iwMt Wl The one and only Continental Fence. Resists rust so weN that farmers report InttaNattons up to* years oM— and sHN going strong! Fiji gauge copper steel wire, wMi tougher, denser, and tighter ilnc coaling made possible by exclusive

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