Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 12, 1949 · Page 6
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16 Soybean Outlook Weaker This fall's soybean outlook shows a few weak spots, Iowa State college economists reported this week. An uncertain business situation coupled with somewhat smaller exports is the reason, they say; But the demand for soybean meal may be stronger than it was a year ago. The economists say ctances of making a profit by holding soybeans this fall are not as great as in recent years. Soybeans normally sell from 1.4 to 2 times the price of corn, and they have been selling at the upper end of that range this fall. Since soybeans have been selling this high in relation to corn, it seems unlikely they will go too much higher. Total output of fats and oils in 1949-50 will be high, the economists say. Planted acreage of the 4 major oil crops—cotton, soybeans, flax and peanuts— was up about 4 per cent from a year ago. More lard is in the picture, too—probably 10 to 15 per cent. Present signs point to a continued strong demand for oilseed meal. There will be more hogs and hens this winter but probably fewer broilers. The big uncertainty in the fats and oils outlook is the business picture. What will be the consumer demand? The fall pig crop in the United States is expected largest on record. to be the DOUBLES MEET DOUBLES—Francis George (left), 7, and his twin, Martin,, of St. Louis meet more twins, Guernsey calves 1 day old, at the Illinois state fair in Sprmglieid. NEED GOOD RATION Dairy cattle should have plenty of high-quality roughage and a balanced grain mixture this time of year or they are likely to fall off in production, says Bob Fincham, Iowa State college extension dairyman. Let Us Make A Demonstration Of The Big Bargain in the LOW-PRICED CLASS "More tractor for rhe money . . . and gets more work done in a day . . . than anything else in its cost- class." That's how the Case "VAC" is rated by farmer after farmer who have owned several tractors and knows what counts most in farm power Come in and see for yourself. Let us show you how Master-Frame mounting serves for several implements, saves you real money on an outfit of planter, cultivator, etc. If you need a "big" small tractor ask us to make a demonstration. No obligation to you. CORN PICKERS Have available for immediate delivery new single row Case corn pickers. New wide wagon elevator, new deflectors above snapping rollers and malleable gathering chains. Can pick from 10 to 15 acres a day with this large capacity single row picker . . . stop in and look it over. North Iowa Farm Store Heodquortt r* for Advanced Form Practices 706 So. Federal Moeon City Phone 982 Can Apply Fertilizer in Autumn An Iowa State college agronomist has outlined several instances where commercial fertilizer can be applied to advantage in the fall. H. B. Cheney said that generally the most efficient returns are obtained from fertilizer applied in the spring but that fall applications give good results on winter wheat, Mason City Rendering Co. PHONE 1096 Call Us For Prompt Removal of All Dead Stock. We Pay All Phone Charges DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE LICENSE NO. 42 for brome-seed production and in some instances on old alfalfa stands or on new seedings. On ground to be seeded to winter wheat, Cheney recommended phosphate or in some cases nitrogen-phosphate or phosphat-potash applied at seeding time. Where nitrogen and phosphorus are deficient, he recommended 6-24-0. Top-dress new seedings this fall only if no phosphate was applied last spring at seeding time and if soil tests show a deficiency, Cheney said. Short alfalfa is due to a deficiency of phosphorus in many fields, Cheney said. Growth may be poor where phosphate wasn't applied at seeding time or where' the stand is 2 or more years old. For such conditions, top-dress iwth 300 pounds of 0-20-0 or 135 pounds of 0-45-0 per acre. However, Cheney cautions that over much of the state, short or yellow alfalfa may be caused by leafhoppers. For bromegrass seed production, nitrogen can be applied to advantage very late in the fall just before the ground freezes. Cheney recommends 100 to , 200 pounds of ammonium nitrate per acre. Don't crowd your corncrib in between other buildings. THE BEST of 10.000 TESTED HYBRIDS Undone Is Effective Fly Killer The newly recommended insecticide, lindane, is proving to be as effective against flies in dairy barns as the experts said it would. Lindane has given good control of flies at the Logsdon dairy farm and the Iowa State college dairy farm, both at Ames. John Reed, Iowa State college entomologist, supervised t h e spraying of the college dairy farm buildings and made, a check 2 days after spraying and again at weekly intervals. He says that initial kill was nearly 100 per cent and that the residual effect lasted 3 weeks. Lindane knocks down flies faster than either DDT or methoxychoir, according to Reed. Results at the Logsdon dairy farm were similar. Logsdon reports that lindane knocks flies down faster and is just as effective as DDT for about a month. However, he says that DDT giv&S protection for a longer period of time. He used DDT effectively in 1947 and 1948. iLndane is safe to use in dairy barns if feed and water are kept from becoming contaminated during the spraying, according tcv Reed. It also is safe to use in milk-handling buildings if similar precautions are taken. However, lindane is not recommended for spraying directly on cows. For keeping flies off cows, Reed recommends sprays containing pyrethrum and activators or organic thiocyanates. These repellents will keep flies off cows 1 to 2 days. Both Logsdon and Reed say that sanitation is the first step in farm fly control. If sanitation is not practiced, flies can breed faster than any chemical can kill them. Logsdon, for example, kee psihs barns cleaned up and limes the floors to keep down odors and dampness that attract flies. Result of PIONEER Research for Better and Better Corn Corn Ijolt farmers can plant their choice Of 50 top-notch, "cream of the crop" Pioneer hybrids . . . selected from OYCK 10,000 experimental hybrids bred and tested during the last 10 years. These are the "cream" of thousands of hybrids developed by Pioneer research for better and better corn. They offer tha "best" a well-balanced, largo corn breeding program can produce. Pioneer corn breeder* have developed and use dozens o* exclusive Pioneer inbreds In their hybrids. For 1950 planting:, they offer 50 "cream of the crop" hybrids -which cannot be produced by anyone else. Order dependable Pioneer seed corn now; for 1950. Farmers Save More Than in City Farm families put more of their income into savings than town families—in fact almost twice as much as townfolk with comparable income, according to Margaret Listen of Iowa State college. Miss Listen, home management specialist at the college, bases her article on a study made by the Nebraska experiment station. She was employed by the University of Nebraska before coming to Iowa State. The study found out that going into debt has a lot to do with savings habits—habits that carry over long after the debts hav6- been- paid off. Both farm and town families who started the year in debt saved more in relation to their incomes than those without debts. A higher proportion of farm families had debts than did town folks. Their average indebtedness was about 5 times as high as that of town families. Rates of savings on farms tended to be almost double those in town. All in all, Miss Liston reported savings rates don't depend on a, family's personal characteristics such as age, size of family or educational level. The difference in savings come out of the nature of farming as an occupation and the problems of farm business. She pointed out that tied in with that it is apparently the savings habits the farm family acquires while in debt that account for the greater portion of the differences in savings of farm and town families. There wasn't much difference in savings between town families in business for themselves and families dependent on wages or difference between farm owner- difference between farm woner- opreators and renter-operators. M. K. BARKER Manly, Iowa A. E. CLARK Mason City, Iowa CHARLES H. EDEL Mason City, Iowa J. C. McGUIRE Mason City, Iowa R. E. JAMES Thornton, lows ANDREW MA11ZEN Douffkerty, Iowa GEORGE MEINICKE Ventura, Iowa JOHN OVERSON Fertile, Iowa J. D. RICHARDSON Clear Lake, Iowa ERVIN TRETTIN Grafton, Iowa Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND USED MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD ZACKBROS. ELECTRIC CO. 302 Second S. W. Ffa. 977

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