The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1960 · Page 31
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 31

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1960
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Scoop up a basketful of ear corn out of your crib and check it for average ear size and weight. The average size of ear often reflects how thick your corn was planted. Corn specialists say that ears averaging one-half pound each are ideal. If your average ear weight is greater than this, then chances are you planted too light last year. Increase your planting rate so you can maintain an ear weight of about one-half pound. Make sure your planter plates are matched with the particular kernel size you plant. If you plant at faster than normal speeds, you will get a more uniform stand by using the next larger size plate. Higher seed drop accuracy occurs at high planting speeds with larger cell plates. With today's tendency to use higher application rates of fertilizer, it is extremely important that it be placed properly in relation to the seed. If fertilizer is too close to the seed, germination may suffer and plants will tend to not root properly. This farmer shews how his starter fertilizer was applied about two inches to the side and two inches below the seed with the newer type offset attachments. He has found these attachments have more than paid for themselves in better stands and improved corn yields. ^^UL ^^^ j_u •"'* <• 1< '* 6 ^*- HI 4 Bl v < over the honors Of grater •linlfiditte«,-hftir»t*r» »r« hlfh average corn yields made NOT by OlC but by THOUSANDS of farmers overa widespread area . Here' » - - , - - J*i •inwwMww •any types of soils, this irlhe true tes to come through under w & Ij v' DeKalb CornCrowtng Contests '*"* • **t T ^* i wr ^^••^•VB^W ^^w^" ^w« ^w • mm^ •» ^i weather enter the picture, •ility. its breoVin ability y varying conditions. A remarkable " 21 y« ftbord ha« btw oo»il«d in the 21 yean of National Selected |'|*x; p ; 1969 was a good year for corn. Yields were generally good. t%^ «cst yields, in DeKalb's National Contest were great. With 5,771 farmers participating in this nation-wide yield-power . • demonstration, an overall average of 109.8 bus. per acre* , was achieved. : > MARIS IT 4 IN A tOW After recording the highest yields in South Dakota for 4 years in a row."a'Father and Son team produced 4he.,highest official contest yield in the,country. Henry Carlson and Son of Spearfish, in Lawrence County, grew 204.66 bus. per acre* in their irrigated field of DeKalb 409. O8NI0T HOW. fh rci shoe •vir>(* state «i*ldi* or all cont«>t*nti. The above figures have been audited and to the beet of our knowledge are correct as of December 30.1959. CHAMPS MAUY "KNOW THMt SIUPT* We've got to go from Dakota to Kentucky to find our National 'Reserve Chanp. He's Charles, Brooks of Allensville, who produced 194.95 bus. per acre* with. DeKalb 852. Then up to Danville, New York where William G. Carney grew 192.9 bus. per acre* with DeKalb 222 for 3rd place honors. Our 4th place winner, Ruben Schissler farms near LaSalle, Colorado. He produced 189.68 bus.* with DeKalb 409. Champions from Illinois; Iowa. Ohio and Nebraska all achieved yields, over ,180 bushels per acre* The average of all state champions, including the Canadian Champ, was over 153 bushels per acre*. v, • • , Far 20 straight years,MORE farmers have planted DEKALB than ANY OTHER CORN. DeKalb scientific breeding...DeKalb quality... DeKalb "Know-how" must be the ^reasons why DeKalb is so different; See for yourself in 1960. jpp mmjuiioi PAVts 1M1 WAY . ;^ • ' DeKalb Seed Corn Research gives DeKalb corn its "yield-power," .DeKalb's test fields can be found just about everywhere. This is why^key.DeKalb varieties have-such honorable records. Order and plant DeKalb...the corn of CHAMPIONS. ''_.'„ i * '- «• .t * r DiKALl AOtlCmnitAL ASSOCIATION, INC, ILLINOIS Miew *• I Mee.»r. I

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