The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1960 · Page 32
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 32

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1960
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CONTROL WB in your corn Corn yields and performance may be improved by 25 to 35Z through proper and timely use of insecticides, herbicides and mechanical cultivation. Seedbed preparation eliminates many weeds but most annual weed seeds do not germinate until after May 1. Thus, preplanting operations will not do a reasonable job of eliminating weeds on other than late planted corn. If you had trou- , ble last year, then plan to use a pre-emergence herbicide this spring. Weeds in the corn row during germination and early corn growth are the biggest threat to yields. In Illinois tests over the last three years heavy infestations of giant foxtail and pigweed each reduced yields by 20 to 30 bushels per acre, compared with rows having no weeds at all. The new corn herbicides have demonstrated ability to pay their way with a "plus", not only increasing corn yields but saving time and releasing machinery for other work, both of par- DS AND INSE elds ticularly high value at planting time. An investment in herbicides equivalent to the dollar value of three to four bushels of corn has produced yield increases of nine to sixteen bushels per acre by controlling competing grasses and broadleaf weeds. Increases of twenty-five to thirty bushels per acre are not uncommon, and in some cases yields have been increased up to forty bushels. With the price of 1960 com forecast at an average of about one dollar per bushel, a conservative fifteen-bushel increase would allow farmers to expect about $1,500 extra profit on one hundred acres. But the dollar value of the increased corn yield is not the only advantage. Others appear in time saved when cultivating band-treated rows. By the time cultivation is necessary, the corn plants are up so high that equipment can be moved rapidly through the field without covering them up with soil. In case of wet fields impossible to cultivate, the banded herbicides control weeds in the row and the corn never has to compete with them. The cultivation time saved can be devoted to making hay while at its peak in feeding value— a plus which may increase the hay's value by ten dollars per ton. This value will be reflected in better production or gains when fed on the home farm. Or the saved time may be used for planting soybeans or late corn, and for completing other seasonal work. Don't overlook the need for controlling soil insects, too. These can reduce stands if uncontrolled. By applying an insecticide, tests have shown that under average conditions yield may be improved by ten bushels per acre. It's impractical to mix insecticides with fertilizers when using offset placement fertilizer attachments since the insecticide is too far from the corn kernels. HE STRESSES STRESS CONTROL! Egg producer points to improved quantity and quality as solid reasons for continuous use of Aureomycin in layer feeds. "If you want to keep a hen actually producing up to her maximum potential, you've got to keep her healthy-and that's why I use AUREOMYCIN® in my feed," reports Antone J. Popp, Westville, Ind. Mr. Popp operates a 4000-hen unit and markets his eggs to stores and restaurants in Gary, Ind. Controls stress Mr. Popp says that AUREOMYCIN in the feed carries his birds through their two extreme stress periods in good condition — first, when they leave the range and go into the laying pens and, second, during the August hot weather period, at the end of the hens' productive period. Improved uniformity Mr. Popp continues, "Since my laying hens went on a steady ration of AUREOMYCIN about three years ago, I've noticed improved livability in replacement stock and more uni- > form development, with fewer stragglers, among young pullets. "When our replacement stock of pullets reaches maturity uniformly, we can substitute them for the out- Mr. Popp has depended on AUSEO- 1UYCIN for three years to control stress and disease in his flocks. Improved egg production and quality art the results that keep him using AUREOMYCIN. going flock all at one time and save odrselves a great deal of time and work." Controls disease Mr. Popp further reports, "My observation has been that when any disease does occur among them, chickens receiving a steady intake pf AUREOMYCIN snap back to good health faster than chickens not receiving AUREOMYCIN. I'm convinced that AUREOMYCIN adds mightily to my flock's good health." Coed beaHh-foo*) quality In conclusion Mr. Popp states, "As to egg quality improvement from healthier hens, shell texture is an important indication. That means thicker, tougher shells with less porosity to admit bacteria or permit dehydration." What Aureomycta does Some antibiotics knock out only limited groups or types of harmful bacteria. AUREOMYCIN, the wide- range antibiotic, protects your birds against the widest range of disease- causing bacteria. During periods of stress, the harmful bacteria are kept under control and cannot make their damaging attacks on the health of the birds. AUREOMYCIN helps control CRD, blue comb and synovitis. No antibiotic has as yet bettered the performance Of AUREOMYCIN-the first wide-range antibiotic eleven'years ago-and still first today. Consult your food dealer Your feed dealer can tell you, in detail, of the many advantages AUREOMYCIN offers. And he can supply your preferred layer feed containing recommended levels of AUREOMYCIN. He'll be glad to give you the benefit of his experience and knowledge. American Cyanamid Company, Agricultural Division, New York 20, N. Y. 9AVREOMYCltf is American Cyanamid Company's trademark for chlortetracycline. CV AN AM ID SSRVKS THE MAN WHO MAKES A BUSINESS OF AGKICVLTUK* AUREOMYCIN IN FORMULA FEEDS Why you should Start 'em with • to give thorn "TEETH" e to develop healthy GIZZARDS e to build strong DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS Hard, insoluble grit is important in helping your chicks grind their feed, develop healthy gizzards and build strong digestive systems for large feed intake. And where profits are important, you'll find leading breeders and egg producers insist upon Stonemo—the grit with the extra grinding surfaces to grind out more value from their feed. BREEDERS RECOMMEND STONEMO Monroe C. Babcock of Babcock Poultry Farm, Inc., one of the nation's leading poultry breeders, has this to say about Stonemo: "We have used your Stonemo Grit for many years. Chickens of all ages should have insoluble grit whether they are on grain and mash or all- mash. In my opinion all-mash isn't ground as fine as a chicken wants it to be for best digestion." So do as this leading breeder does. Start 'em right. Help your chicks build the healthy gissards and strong digestive systems they need to produce. Make Stonemo—the grit with the extra grinding surfaces-a part of your feeding program. See your feed dealer today. SINE MIINTMN KMT CltVMT, MC. UtfcMia,6nr|l»

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