The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 12, 1959 · Page 26
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 12, 1959
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r 0. C. Powell (on tractor) likes doing business with his Kenton Firestone Dealer, Lloyd Kelly. OUR FARM HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON FIRESTONES says 0. C. Powell, Ada, Ohio. "This farm's been in the family 51 years. One thing we've learned is that equipment doesn't do one hit of good when it's stuck on a flat tire. That's why we've always used Firestones. They keep us working!" . Farmers all over the country have found Firestone Farm Tires are specially built for longer field and road wear. Tough tractor tire tests prove Firestone's new All Traction Champion* —with Firestone S/F (Shock-Fortified) cord —"gives you higher impact resistance for longer tire life. Curved and tapered tread bars built with exclusive Firestone Rubber-X, the longest wearing rubber ever used in Firestone tires, give you sure-footed pull-power in even the worst soil conditions—yet clean CHAMPION GUIDE GRIP* FRONT TRACTOR TIRES give you easier steering better cleaning • longer wear, 'out easily. And a speqial Firestone Rubber-X compound is used in the sidewalk to resist, aging, cracking and costly flex damage. | See your Firestone Dealer or Store and find out how Firestone tractor tires give you extra service at no extra cost! See the great new All Traction Champion, as well as Firestone's complete line of farm tires. And ask about Firestone's Free New Tire Leaner Service that keeps equipment rolling while your; old tires are retreaded or repaired. AlWAYS A YEAR TO PAY B&TTER RUBBER FROM START TO FINISH Enjoy the Vok* of Firestone on ABC WevMon evwjr Monday evening Copyright 19^9, The Firwtone Tire & Rubber Comply J-42', ( ., ;V ft ' H ' v ^-'v"'" **•' ' '"• ; '.""">' • B— --a-n^^ _ * : ., > ?si-tB" i I NGES in corn production methods could tale plaice at a ve r rate.oVer the,next several years. Elimination of corn acreage aUotnients ^thJs^ year will change many-Bast cdrn growers', plans. ^t)p, to now^tyy > , hfiVe bfeeu^taying ^tKitt^aUotoente'id-get the;reiativeiy high loan fate. ,^VVitli the loan now*d<HVnto $1112 per busheVnational average, thereJwill t, -be/rf,tr|ti^*tpward;ial'ger *^rn^creage by-thSse^vfers; \Live^tock!i&rni«: eft generafly haven't been foUowmg t^ so it's doubtful acreage as .driiSticallyi x "'. < , • ' ., , , '.,, : J 6 , P^ys 6 & *w° wa ys> T J?ewer trips across the "field taeans lower,cost of,'producing corn. Using a;minimum tillage program can save $2 or more per acre.' An added benefit is less soil/compaction, which,means Vbetterl drainage, higher yields and, over, the long run, lower cost for plow'.'. ing and-bther soil fitting. ' f \ * . : '- ; '";'' * ( , ' ' - ' r - -^ '^ -,,\ . Many different methods are being used to cut down on the tillage 6p- /; erations. The most important point though, whatever method of planting is .selected, is to do an excellent job bf plowing; ,^Mpst fanners who have v used * minimum tillage methods feel that/plowing should be deeper than normal, up to 9 indias so trash wiU be covered, and near planting time. , . . t A good stand of'corn is a necessity for optimum: yields, it costs little .more to produce an acre of com with a population of 15,000 stalks per acre,, ,thap it does "one with only 10,000 stalks. Actually there is no "best* popu-^ ^lation,for everyone,; but you should come as close to the planting rate that" will yield the most corn for .your farm as possible. In almost every situation / it will be 15.00Q stalks,per acre'or more. V Simply .planting enough cbrni istft sufficient. You've got to start it - growing. A new development which can help you. on the job is 1 the use of hi-speed single disk fertilizer applicators to assure precise placement,of 'starter fertilizer at today's fast planting speeds. With this type of appli : i\cator; fertilizer isn't placed .close enpugh to the seed to hurt germination, yet'it is located properly for maximum use by, the plant. Soil insecticides have increased stands on those fields that have a history of grub or wire" worm infestation. Most of the insecticides have been applied as fertilizer. insecticide mixtures. Jhe split-boot applicator placed the insecticide about where'it was needed. As these applicators are replaced by the newer type which places the fertilizer to one side and below the seed, a different method of insecticide application must be used.. The insecticide should be above the seed for best results. Broadcast application with a sprayer, followed by a light till- •• j age operation, gives excellent results. Many farmers are finding that tlus treatment ptiee every three years gives them good control, Others are using ,grattule applicators on the planter, Results have been satisfactory from this method, x Better weed control 4s a number one objective of. farmers aiming for high"yields at lower cost, Studies from many colleges have emphasized, how weed infestations cut corn yields, On the average* moderately weedy field of corn will yield seven to eight bushels less than a clean field. This is the direct loss; indirect losses due to greater trouble cultivating and picking, plus the increasing infestation problem also occur, Both mechanical and chemical weed control are sometimes necessary. Newer weedicides such as Randox or Simazine must be applied before the corn emerges, Band application at planting time cuts costs and saves one trip over the field. "Kits are available to convert planters for band application and almost~all new planters are available with these attachments. When buying or building band spray ^equipment, keep these guides in mind. Pressure should run from 30 to 40 pounds per square inch, Higher, pressures break up spray so fine that .it blows. Nozzle height should be adjustable. In.most cases 10 inches above the row is about right. It often helps to attach a loop of chain behind the press wheel to rake soil over the weedicide. Calibrate the band sprayer before planting to be sure application rate is right on the button. To provide compaction for the row whertouslng a 4-row planter, the front axle has been extended to 120 inches in this experimental setup. Note that the fertilizer, or spray solution Is carried in saddle tanks near the front of the tractor to provide additional weight on the front tires. Many farmers in Wisconsin and Minnesota have adapted tractors in th!s manner for wheel track planting. BELOW Application of granular insecticides at planting time with special distributors is becoming more popular when planters are equipped with new type fertilizer applicators which place fertilizer below seed. When mak- * ing a band application such as this, 1 pound of insecticide per acre is usually used. Application of insecticides ^with a sprayer just, before planting gives excellent control if the insecticide is worked into the soil within a few minutes with a disk harrow or other tillage tool. Usual recommendation for rootworrrrand seed corn maggot and beetle control is 1 Vt pounds of aldrin or heptachlor or 1 pound of dieldrin. liquid mixed fertilizers are being used by many farmers at planting time. They save time and effort, since liquids can be pumped rather than .carried, Most applicators depend on gravity rather than, pumps to distribute fertilizer along the row, When buying a planter-applicator or making your own installation, Jpok ,for, avmethod of .holding the f'head". constant, ; . , , ., This close-up shows how fertilizer is applied with new type offset fertilizer. applicators, The fertilizer band should be 2 inches to the side and 2 inches below the seed, With this method it is safe to use up to 600-800 •pounds per acre of high analysis fertilizer at planting if banding continuously, 500 pounds per acre where hill- dropping fertilizer, and 300 pounds where seed and fee, tjlizer are checked. Stop Swine Erysipelas FAST with INJECTION BICILLIN" FORTIFIED Bcn/aihine penicillin G and Procaine penicillin G, Wycih You must act fast when swine erysipelas strikes! INJECTION BICILLIN. FORTIFIED gives you fast treatment* of swine erysipelas with only one injection. INJECTION BICILLIN FORTIFIED attacks swine erysipelas by providing immediate, high penicillin blood levels to fight severe infection with high fever. But it also provides lower, prolonged penicillin blood levels which are maintained up to 5 days and help to prevent relapse, recurrence and rein- fection. REMEMBER: At first sign of swine erysipelas, attack it with one injection of INJECTION BICILLIN FORTIFIED. "•Combined with specific antiserum. ' AVAILABLE; INJECTION BICILLIN FORTIFIED 300 Vials of JO and 50 cc.; 150,000 units of BICILLIN and 150,000 units of procaine penicillin G per cc. ', INJECTION BICILLIN FORTIFIED 600 TUBEX*; 300,000 units of BJCILLIN and 300,000 units, of procaine cillin G per I-cc. Tubex with sterile-needle unit. Philadelphia 1, Pa

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