The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 1, 1966
Page 8
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• Hyfterffle (Arfc.) Caurttf Km - Mdiy, April 1.«» Farm News REVIEW and FORECAST Holy Molybdenum! JIM LEE WALLACE AitliUnt County Agent about the Micro-nutrient element, —Molybdenum? Will It help soybean yields? These questions were asked at .our recent soybean production meetings. Molybdenum has increased soybean yields in Arkansas and Mississippi but not on Delta Mils. These increases have been en the upland areas in both states, and on acid soils. 1963 test at Stoneville in the Mississippi Delta showed no response, using Hill and Lee beans on clay and sandy soils. Arkansas agronomists recommend the use of Molybdenum on acid soils in upland areas, but not in the delta. Results obtained to - date in- dicate Molybdenum is not limited in our delta soils. Although plants use only a very small amount of Molybdenum, it does serve a vital role in the symbiotic fixation of nitrogen. Soybean suffering from a lack of Molybdenum will be poorly nodulat- ed, and they will show nitrogen deficiency when grown on low organic matter soils. Molybdenum is applied as a seed treatment at a cost of from fourth 35 to 75 cents per acre. The fact that Molybdenum is not limited in the Delta area now, 'iiould not discourage soybean growers in other parts of the state from using the material, particularly if soil pH is 5.7 or lower. Even here in Mississippi County we would encourage Molybdenum trials especially on low organic matter, low pH soils. Wilson chapter of Future Farmers of America won honors in the Northeast Arkansas District Judging contest, held at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, with their dairy, poultry, crops and land judging teams Friday. Wilson's dairy team won place; the poultry team placed 6th; crops team 8th; arid the land judging team took a first. On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent Wh*t is COUNTY DEVELOPMENT? It is a term that the nation is becoming well acquainted with. It is one that ihore Of you in Mississippi County need to understand. County Development is a term developed by all segments of population in a given county. It is a program of studying all human and natural resources, the problems, the limitations, as well aa the goals and objectives el a county population. County Development, therefore, is to improve employment, income opportunities, and living conditions. Perhaps the agricultural sector of this county is far ahead Cf some other parts, because they have been planning, developing agricultural programs «nd improving agriculture Were rapidly for 30 years. Now, it is time for all sectors of the economy to plan, and plan together. This is necessary for total improvement. This is necessary because many of the Federal Programs are now designed to force this kind of larger planning and cooperation en the part ef all people involved. Perhaps you have read in the Courier where Mayor Edwards says the city particularly needs one person who can spend all of his time studying all of the different Fedral Programs of aid or education to a growing city. County Judge A. A. Banks has on his desk, a Federal publication that looks something like a mail order catalog. It describes, in some detail, any and all Federal Programs which offer aid, guidance or advice to County and State Government. This county will soon be led into overall county planning. Since it requires the cooperation of all of the people in all of Mississippi County, perhaps County Judge Banks may take the lead in such an undertaking. There are not many people in the county who could weU lead such a coordinated effort. One of the direct results of a County Development Council would be a written program for the whole county called OEDP. The OEDP for any county means Overall Economic Development Program. The City of Blytheville wants Wilson FFA Cops Honors A total of 83 teams in the Northeast District took part in the contests. ., Members of Wilson's dairy team were George Hamilton, Jame* Bricfcer, and Will Byford. Poultry team members were Eugene Houston, Terry Joe Jones, and Melvin Shannon. Crops team members were Chester Payne, Claude Smith, and Richard Phillips. Members of the land judging team were Ronnie Standrod, Mike Hays, and Lex Goble. These teams will represent the Wilson FFA chapter in state contest at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on April 22. Chapter advisor is E.D. Beall. Oil companies are seeking to develop low - cost food from petroleum. Germany made fats from petroleum during World War II to feed forced labor groups, but they were neither safe nor tasty. Now oil producers are hopeful that petroleum can be turned into agreeable food to alleviate the world's protein shortage. and needs an industrial park. They want a Federal Grant, to make this a reality. Osceola wants a riverport. They need a Federal Grant to help make this possible. Leachville is planning an industrial park, and a Grant for assistance. Grants are not available for any of these needs until the county has developed an OEDP. I invite and encourage all leaders in the county to become better acquainted with "County Development" and to participate in its directions. V 1 IV 1 IW CAN 60 Now Treflan* helps cut the cost of growing cotton by controffing weeds V GOUvPOiV CNrVT two QvCGfl DTWtf* M «Mde and grataea • Kaepsv j • Redwes need for temporary <Md dependable Teeflan Isn't affected by •on or rain-or the lack of ft • Cm be applied well eased of planting The PAUL D. FOSTER Company 711 South Monroe St. PO 3-7021 Maloch Says By 0. V. Maluch County Agent The continuous changing of I that have to be made can mean cotton production practices, pat ticularly the increased use of fertilizer and pesticides, creates a greater need and importance for getting and maintaining a good uniform stand. Certain production practices such as increased rate and placement of fertilizer, tend to complicate the necessity of getting and maintaining a stand. Other factors such as: (1) insects (2) seddling diseases (3) seed quality (4) temperature (5) moisture (6) time of planting. Any on of the above mentioned factors may result in a stand failure. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that a search for new ways and means to help insure against these problems be continued or stepped up. For example, preliminary research has shown that increased use of chemicals seemingly have predisposed plants to attack by pathogenic'organisms. Under such conditions in-the-furrow and planter-box fungicide treatments have given significant results. As the fertilizer rate increases, injury from fertilizer salts increases. Decision Making Many times farm operators and managers who are not achieving an unusually high degree of efficiency are likely making good decisions on major problems. Some of the major decisions that all farmers have to make are: A. Planting cotton on 64 to 8P& percent of the effective allotment B. Controlling weeds and grass C. Method of harvesting cotton D. Use of land not planted to cotton, etc. Some of the minor decisions much to the overall production on a given farm. Examples under minor decisions or problems that may mean much to the farm operator or farm manager are: A. All planting seed should be tested a short time before they are planted. This may save a replanting job. In 1964 and 1965 replanted cotton made low yields in most cases. B. The planter should be adjusted for row width and tightened up to remove slack so that the rows will be uniform in width. C. A good seedbed where chemicals are to be used should be prepared. For effective use of chemicals the seedbed should be firm with a flat top and standardized for uniformity in width and height. D. It is a major problem to control grass and weeds but a lesser problem can mean success or failure with different chemicals. For example, Tref- lan when incorporated is usually good for controlling most grass and small seeded annual broadleaf plants but it is rather poor on morning glories, cockleburs, etc. Karmex is especially good on most of the small seeded grass and weeds provided a rain comes to activate it. Herbicidal oil will kill a wider range of grass and weeds than any other herbicide recommended for posemeer- gence sprays. DSMA or MSMA will kill near about 100 per cent of the cockleburs whereas most other chemicals will have little effect on their growth. E. As a rule standard recommendations are outlined by your Agricultural Extension Service. Some of these are as follows: 1. Somewhere between 18,000 and 75,000 cotton plants per acre can be used with little variation in production on most of the soils in Mississippi County. The lower spacing should be used wherever the plants grow tall • from waist liigli up. The larger number of plants can be used on most of the other soils with about the same results as you would get with cotton thinned out from one to three stalks per hill every eight inches. Any one of the following varieties of cotton will produce well under favorable conditions: Stoneville 213, Stoneville 7A, Deltapine 45, Rex Smootlileaf, Deltapine Smootlileaf, Auburn 56. A few people like to plant the so called hybrid cottons but the seed cost is high and the production has not been superior over a period of years to the better varieties of short staple cotton commonly grown j in this area. F. Do not use chemicals in excess of recommendations. More damage has been caused from chemicals through over doseage than any other factor. The only place for using an over (lose of any chemical might be grass and weed growth. Even In salvage operations, it would like- (iuav vi an? viicunvai IIII E »> "<= ly be better to stay with the in salvaging a crop that might ] correct dosage and repeat a lit- otherwise be lost due to excess I tie sooner or more often. WHITE STALLION Registered In Tenn. "Walking Horse" Registered In Missouri "Fox Trot Association" $25.00 Stud Fee Standing at FINCHER'S RIDING ACADEMY 3 Miles South of Big Lake. Ph. JO 4-2848 Cotton weed control can be COMPLICATED. or you can use Crtvni c*nl c«& til 4w dUMoev • • • wmfct unto? <ly » ^ wwd control TMRw tibowadann braedteaf weed*... the bed one* Bee pigweed, lambaqasrtecs, purslane, or twrwMlM In MM for oiBn0 • • • NO wonder TWUnnwe than pays for itself. Compjete 24 Hour Service On Weed Control Chemicals and Equipment! Hardy Sales & Service 705 Clcorlake Arc. Ph. PO 3-6978 "YOUR TREFLAN HEADQUARTERS" DON'T SEND A CREW to do a BYE-! Now! 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