The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 14, 1959 · Page 33
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 14, 1959
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get season long in corn with one application of mm n PRE-EMERGENCE HERBICIDE ' . ' V ''"< ' ._.-'.'• ' ' / v i> ', -I'',- "i V ikf >- v ' -• .'-' -<'. , ,''' •", t. 'W • - .1 --".>-. ; •,•>' >;*,*£• *, "'?••<:>•,'*£• Ji« r ,' v $','" -V'.- ",-.*•'A"*,^ ' • a.^<^^^|vri». JH*' >-• ^^'•'^M.^^n^m^v^m^-'^ilttt'tuiSM.;:'. *'i*s control of annual broadleaf wiMdt and grasses safe to humans and animals Now you can apply Simazine 50W at planting time —and forget weed problems all season. - Simazine, Gcigy's new weed killer, kills broadlcaf weeds and grasses before, or just after they break ground. It is harmless to corn. There is no drift hazard to worry about because iSimuzine does not work by foliage' contact. Rainfall carries it into the ground, where it works through the weed roots. Simazine is non-corrosive, easily flushed from spraying equipment with water, and is non-irritating to skin. It is safe to humans and animals. ORIGINATORS Of This year, cut tabor costs with Simazine SOW herbicide No weed control cultivations needed when you use broadcast application — no In-row weed problem with band 'treatment. ' See your farm supply dealer and ask for Simazine SOW herbicide—Geigy's new weed killer with a new kind of kill. "S1UA21NC" I. > twlemurk of . Gelcy Chointc«l Curporatlim DOT INSfCTICIOCS For free brochure, address Department 000. 6EIGY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS • OMslon of Belgy Chemical Corporation, , Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, N; Y; " . \ ~ NMofel-itfre Conven/emt^ DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS •M HOTIL (V Francis Drake Free overnight parking; TV and Radio in all rooms. Air-conditioned. Writi lor free map if downtown Minneapolis. I01N IT. ANt FIFTH «VI. SUIT* 4, MINN, ' . A Seamless Polyethylene Sheeting Mad* In Clear Or Sun-Re$i»tant Black COVERALL to w»Ut.proof. rot-proof, idd-proof: itayi |uU4* It 60'.Utow. Meet. FHA qxdfiMtloni. Durable n M n* Ml M MB »Wi CtHUU M Ttm U«. \m !*• Save Tons of Silage This Year With ,, Field Silos Made Of Airtight, Weathertight Black Film Farm tests show uncovered and unsealed field silos lose from 30 to 50% of silage through spoilage. BLACk "VISQUEEN" FILM seals nutrients in ... protects you against loss—under 5$ spoilage. Low in cost, All the storage you need to beat the weather, save time, labor. Write for free, illustrated booklet. ' PLASTICS DIVISION VISKINO COMPANY Diriiion of Corporation, 6733 IV. BSlk Street, Chicayo 38, Illinois In Canada: VISKING COMPANY DIVISION OF UNION CARPIDE CANADA LIMITED, Lindsay, Ontario, VISKING, YlsqUBBN and UNION CARBIDE art rtgiilertd trademarks of Union Carbide Corporation, wl 1 1 ' ^•^•^•K |^^~*^^|j^ °" ^Ly^^l f , '•f ^jj| - J ' ,^^ 'i, - < .,' t , i" ! ^"Scf 1 '*> " i^^^^lBStSS- maiKing :'^.;f;^^4^:~^ * i , " , " j '}?.?'£• •",-I J -' ';•/' ','• SMNEERlkG ' specialists Warn .[that. ... Jelcl eifflciency>v or practical operating ef-./: ? fectiye«ess/of : much, planting and^iaVy^st-^ ing inacftinety/Js as low as, 50,, to^ 5^S5 on' seemingly Srvell Vun operations. This^ is due s to hidden losses-which often can tie cut and, at the same time, eliminate much * drudgery. > ' . ,\ . , Your system for handling production materials including, seed and fertilizer should provide a smooth^ continuous,flow of these items to the field at planting; - Products harvested, such as hay, grain and other . crops, should likewise flow smoothly from' .field to storage or their ultimate use. All too, frequently, s flow of these materials is 1 restricted or clogged up at ; various stages of handling. , * • " , Materials handling systems should be designed to do the following:'. ' ~ <• . 1. keep, expensive machines operating full time at peak capacity; , ., , 2. eliminate or. cut down' profit-eating labor bills; and , " . 3^ permit timeliness of operations. '• ; The idea is to gear all handling stages or • units throughout the system to the farm's optimum volume of'.production. v 'We've brought together examples of how to remove hidden bottlenecks at various •stages in the materials flow connected with planting, hay, and grass-silage .making operations. - The flow of materials to a planter origi-' nates, in, town. You should line up your seed and fertilizer needs ahead of time to assure no delays when planting is actually • started. Many farmers can completely, eliminate two fertilizer handlings. Arrange . to pick it up in Designated amounts and take it directly to the field, by-passing unloading and later reloading at the barn. Increasing hopper size on the planter will pennit longer continuous planting before it must be refilled. Some farmers are find•' ing that they can cut labor costs by chang- Ling to liquid fertilizer which can be pumped. For - late planted crops, some will still have time to make adjustments in field arrangements. . i$am>w fieUJsV/at^ least X mile long. are' better adapted to machine work than short, square fields, It has been proved "that crOp7productioii on ,ai5-acre field requires lOfc more machine labor than , a 15-afcre field." Tim6 studies reveal that rectangular fields require 2055 less machine time than 3-sided fields. Remember that turning time, running .with implements out of the ground and stopping are strictly un-, productive. ' . _ ..Within' the next 30 days many farmers f will begin -making hay, and grass silage. Principles of materials handling for greater • efficiency clearly, apply to these operations. First of all, 'you can combine .stages of ' "flow," such as the^owing and crimping or conditioning operations. Later, when hay is baled from the windrow, take bales directly .from the baler to waebn and move ,1*1'' & n ; them to storage in a continuous flow. Letting the bales drop to the ground, only to be later picked up and moved, is not only '• a back-breaking job, but adds to the labor crew, required to. perform the job — ah added cost. . , . The haying operation requires perhaps the most labor, and hay is one of the most expensive crops to harvest when figured on a* cost per pound of nutrients basis, compared to harvesting grains or quality silage. • College research indicates that in hay harvests which, use a baler,-about 6035 of the harvesting labor requirement from the time ; forage is standing in 'the field until it reaches storage is for.handling. Therefore, major cost reduction "in'harvesting can be obtained by 'increasing the materials han- " dling efficiency. ... Whether hay is harvested-in the chopped ,or,baled form.the number of wagons used .mustbe balanced with,the capacity of the , harvesting machines. ^ Also, wagon unloading time should be as nearly as possible at the same rate required in loading ..... shut down or idling time just doesn't pay off. Because chopped hay is more suited for mechanical handling and self feeding, many will find this method'more' efficient than a baled hay system. ' A little extra .telephone time may make \\ possible for you tp pick up starter fertilizer at a savings from a railroad siding. Proper scheduling permits you to take it directly to the field where it can be spotted for efficient 'hopper filling on the planter. This will eliminate the back-breaking job of unloading and later reloading at the barn.

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