The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 15, 1966
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Blythevffle (Ark,) Courier Newt - Friday, April 18, MM - Fife Fivt Farm New* REV |EW .«i FORECAST AAdloch Says By D. V. Maloch County Agent Vegetable Planting Data VEGETABLE CROP DAYS TO TABLE SIZE HARVEST FROMI CROW. I SOWING LASTS PORTION FOR 4 SERVING . SNAP 45-53 4 WEEKS 1 FOOT Economic growth depends on careful analysis and adequate planning of projects and programs for an organization, a town, a county, a state or nation. The top leadership is essential wherever r gross is to be expected to occur at a.normal or accelerated •'te. The people of Mississippi County during the next 18 months will have a real opportunity to carefully analyze our present situation and conditions in this county and look forward to developing programs, activities and projects that will bring about economic growth, improve standards of living, better recreation, improved education, etc. If progress Is to be made all (segments of the economy nust be considered in program development and execution. For example, in Mississippi County income from industrial activity is about 1-5 of the income produced by the fr-ms. However, it is very important to the business activity of the various communities. Nearly all of the industries in the county are working people from nearly every community in the county and a number of people from adjoining counties. There is still a big area for program development and to be carried out by the various organizations that have been active in the county for years or new organization that have just recently heen developed. The 'accomplishments of any organization in most cases is in direct proportion to the time, effort and thought given to planning nnd projecting a practical r-ogram. If there is any land in South Mississippi County that has not been prepared for 1966 crops, I have not seen it during the past few days. Last. — at t' '3 time on the Lee Wilson Company farm, according to Hudson Wren, over 50 per cent of the land had not been prep?-ed for planting, only about 25 per cent of the fertilizer had been put out and the ground was so wet that the tractors could not operate. Added to this only 75 per cent of the cotton will be planted this year indii ating that farm oper atiuns are way. ahead r" any previous! year that most of us have ever seen. Cotton and. soy. bean planting are not in full swing but the acreage planted far exceeds that of any recent year. It is.always .desirable to be optimistic, therefore, I hope that when it does rain that we will get enough to melt the clods and give us.a d e , u a t e moisture without running the soil back '-seiner and upsetting our plans for having r"al good seedbed for cotton, beans and other crops. According to Harry McDaniel, ASCS Of fie Manager, 2692 farms out of 2471 have already signed up to.cooperate in the reduction program for cotton in 1966. Nine hundred ninety-three out of 998 total of these farms have signed in South Mississippi County and 1699 out of 1741 have signed in North Mississipi pi County. The total allotment is 177,954 allotted acres, and 45,838 acres have been sion. This cent to be diverted. ,, t ^ 25 75 " nf «» f=rm,w )«, A g UD thus are beine com " built on lots where cotton has been planted ' i previous years. It is expected that this cent of the farms before the deadline comes. Dow Chemical Awards Grant to Station Dow Chemical Co., has awarded the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station a grant of $2,000 to sup° rt " SearCh °" Ctro1 b | in soybeans, Dr. John W. White. University vice-president for agriculture, has announced. The grant will support field evaluation studies during 1966 on the use of DNBP for the control of various annual weeds occurring in'soybean fields after planting. Particular emphasis will be ££P3 BEETS CARROTS^S^, <3£J£OKUMBeRS CNDIVE $$& 12® KOHLRABI TURNIPS CXT &H&SPINACH %OHiI ^^ $$&> °se ?s PEAS S^fe- -tiffi* ' MLY SS-80 6O-8O 4S-7S 70-90 60 4O-75 40-SO 65-105 21 60-7$ 25 45 60 6 WEEKS , 8 WEEKS 4 WEEKS 6 WEEKS 3 WEEKS 2 WEEKS Z WEEKS 10 DAYS 4 WEEKS 2 WEEKS 1 WEEK 2 WEEKS 6 WEEKS 1 FOOT 2 FEET 2 FEET 1 FOOT 2 FEET V/t FEET 3 FEET 4 FEET 1 FOOT 3 FEET 1 FOOT 1 FOOT 1 FOOT Information for the above form wag furnished by the Garden Seed Association, It may be clipped and backed with cardboard and retained as a permanent part of your garden equipment UA Names Sabbe Soil Test Head Dr. Wayne E. Sabbe will be- in charge until last August 1 come assistant professor of agronomy at the University of Arkansas on May 1, in charge of the and. will be University of Arkansas Soil Testing and Research Laboriatories, according to Dr. John W. White, vice- president for agriculture at the University. The soil testing laboratories at the main station in Fa.yette-; ville and at Marianna in eastern Arkansas are opeated by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station with support from a tonnage fee on fertilizer sales. Dr. Glenn W. Hardy had been placed on the development of knowledge about more effective use of DNBP in areas where broadleafed weeds are most prevalent. Research will be conducted at the Main Experiment Station, Fayetteville; the Northeast Branch Station, Reiser; the Rice Branch Station, Stut tgart. • when he assumed the position of Dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics. The laboratories provide rapid soil tests from which county Extension agents make sound fertility management recommendations for kansas farmers interested Ar- who request the service from their local agents. In addition the laboatories conduct field experiments for the purpose of tests with soil in the state. correlating soil fertility levels "We are pleased to have found someone with Dr. Sabhe's background in soils and olant physiology to direct the soil testing activities," Dr. White said. "An increased understanding of the nutritional needs of plants is essential for Arkansas agriculture to move ahead." Since July 1, 1963. Dr. Sabbe has conducted research in Arkansas on the physiology of the cotton plant as a coooera- Dr. R. .E. Frans, agronomist with the Experiment Station, will be in charge of the research, said White. five agent with the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment StaHnn_ Council Warns Of Synthetic Threat Currently, manufacturers of I referendum in this program," You don't need a rainmaker to get dependable weed control wrthTreflari Only Treflan Is weatherproof... jWorks wet or dry. Other soybean herbicides need moisture to start them working. Why gamble on whether the weather is going to break right? Forget the weather and get sure control of all annual grasses- including giant foxtail-also a dozen broadleaf weeds such at pigweed and lambsquarters. SEEDS FOR TREFU1 Hardy Sales & Service 705 Cleorloke Are. Ph. PO 3-6978 "YOUR TREFLAN HEADQUARTERS" Previously he had done part time research and teaching at Oklahoma State University and North Dakota Agricultural College, and for two summers he worked as soil science trainee with the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service. A native of North Dakota, he is a graduate of North Dakota] Agricultural College- where h e majored in soil science, and received his Ph. D. in soil chemistry ifrom Oklahoma State UM versify in 1963. Research for his dissertation was conducted in the area of denttrification of Oklahoma soils. He is » member of the Amer- can Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, :he American Society of Plant 3 hysiology, the Southern Asso- synthetic fibers are spending an estimated $205 million annually for research and promotion, compared with about $30 million being spent on cotton research and promotion by all sources, says the National Cotton Council. A tremendous and continuing takeover of markets by manmade competitors, the Council emphasizes, is the basic reason for a record cotton surplus — expected to exceed 16 million bales by August 1 — and for a cutback in acreage to limit production. If competitor! continue to capture cotton's markets at the rate they have b-en doing, the Council warns, cotton can be expected to become an increasingly less important factor in domestic and foreign textile markets and in the economy of many U. S. communities. Domestic consumption of manmade now totals more than U million bales annually, exceeding that of cotton by two million bales. . Virtually the entire output of man-made fibers is controlled by 1 major corporation, the Council explains, while cotton is produced by -ome 500,000 farmers across an 18-state Belt. To meet this well - organized competitive challenge, coton growers are sponsoring a self- help research - promotion program. It is contained in a bill now in Congress and is supported by the Coun 'I. The bill, according to G. C. Cortright, Jr., a Boiling Fork, Miss., cotton farmer and chairman of the Council's Poard of Directors, "would simply give its backers -xplain, "is lo determine whether there is sufficient support to justify having a uniform collection system." The program would be put into operation If approved by two- thirds of the cotton farmers or by two-thirds o£ the volu- -ie represented by f--ners voting in the referendum. The Council points out that: "Voting by volume as well as by numbers is by f-r the fairest and most logical method for this type of referendum. This is- practically all marketing order programs now in operation, dealing with a wide variety of commodidities. agricultural •"Omittng such a provision in the cotton bill would mean that growers who produce less than five per cent oi the cotton crop could defeat the referendum, Hoskyn Joins UA Faculty John Paul Hoskyn will Join the agricultural engineering department at the University of Arkansas May 1 to assist with research on sub-irrigation. Dr. John W. White, vice presi- den for agriculture at the University, said that Hoskyn has been named research associate with the Agricultural Experiment Station. The research project is sup-, ported by the VVater Resources Research Center at the University. Hoskyn will expand early pilot work with fundamental and practical studies which will lead to the development of design criteria for competely automating agricultural irrigation systems, conserving up to 50 percent of the water normally used. It is anticipated that the design criteria will provide automated methods of introducing fertilizers, herbicides, fumigants, and systemic pesticides into the soil system at a point where they can be mOst effect- Knew the proper car* and in* of your ladder. the grower a mechanism for contributing to osearch and promotion under a unik collection plan if — and o;,ly if — he as an individual wants to." The bill, called the Cotton Research and Promotion Act, has passed the House, and producers hope for early- Senate action. . It provides for: (1) a referendum in which farmers can vote on a dollar-a-bale assessment for research and promotion; (2) a refup^ to any grower who wants it: (3) a Beltwide cotton producer organization — whose members would be selected by state or area -:dt' farmer organizations — to Initiate and administer the research i n d promotion . ogrsms. Unlike other existing .agricultural marketing order and marketing quotr programs, the proposed cotton program would not bind any produce! wen though approved in a referendum, the Council stresses. Any producer could withdraw from the program by ^questing a refund. "The only real purpose of a thereby preventing growers pro- lively used by plants, ducihg more than 95 ;>er cent of I Hoskyn was born in Stutt- jgart and attended the Univer- 'sity of Arkansas, receiving the degrees of bachelor of science in agricultural engineering in 1960 and master of science in civil engeering in 1964. He served as research assistant in agricultural engineering from June 1, 1963, to January 16, 1964, while working on his master's degree. Since October of 1964, he has been employed as hydrologist with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He previously served three years as an Army heli copter pilot. the crop from est ' '.ishing a uniform collect! i system to initiate programs to help themselves. On the other hand, no group of growe s - -n force participation on anyone since any grower can ask for and obtain a refund." Leading cotton fare.: ~, backing the plan emphasize that the bill necessarily assigns certain responsibilities to the Secretary of Agriculture since someone must be accountable to Congress to see that terms of the .legislation are carried out. Primary control of the initiation, development, and operation of u t research and promotion programs, however, would be vested in a producer organization, all of whose members are elected by cotton growers. . Funds will be collected by a cotton handler and tur »d over to a Cotton Board named by the Secretary from a list of nominees chosen by producer organizations. The-Board, In turn, will contract with producer - elected trustees for research and promotion expenditures. Use of funds to influence legislation, «r for other political purposes, is prohibited. If farmers desire, the program can be suspended or elimina'.' On petition of 10 per cent 01 the number of farmers voting in the n High-Analysis Mixed Fertili Gulf Oil Corporation Chemicals Department : Agricultural Ch.mlc«l» Olvillon llOt Hendenon Street Phone PO 3-4471 Bljthevllle, Aiksnsu .' The population of the United States increases an average 01 one person every 12 seconds. A rat eats 40 pounds of food year, according to the De- ipartment of the Interior. In Scotland, New Year's Eve is called Hogmanay. •initial referendum, another referendum must be.held. A simple majority of those voting ar" producing 50 per cent of the volume represented by those voting can terminate the progam. A grower's request for refund would be a private matter. He could make such a request .rith- in 90 days after collection and his money would be refunded within 60 js. SOIL BUILDERS 1. Selected pelM riie a. Fortifled formula 9. Available ta popular grade* Blythevillc Seed '• 1800 W. Main '',: MOVED ACROSS THE STREET TO 111 WEST MAIN l Come See Us - O.K. BARBER SHOP ; A. R. Peek, Mgr. ciation of Plant Physiologists, ciation of lant Physiologists, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AVAILABLE NOW! The complete line of new weed and bisect killers and other farm-proven pesticides. As an additional service we are now offering a new fine ol 'weed and insect kMien mder tbe famiKar Spencer label—poor amurann of the same high quality that has made Spencer a favorite name in;fertilizer in this ana. Gulf Oil Corporation Chemicals Department A0rlaultura4 Chemleal* Divleton 1102 Henderson St. — BlythevilU, Ark. . Phona PO 8-4471 VERNAM Kills Weeds and Grasses In Soybeans VERNAM CONTROLS THESE GRASSES: CRABGRASS WATERGRASS GIANT FOXTAIL GERMAN MILLET GREEN FOXTAIL WILD CANE YELLOW FOXTAIL GOOSEGRASS JOHNSON GRASS SEEDLINGS VERNAM CONTROLS THESE WEEDS: ANNUAL MORNINGGLORY LAMBS QUARTERS CARPETWEED PIGWEED PURSLANE EXTENSION REPORTS SHOW GOOD CONTROL OF: COCKLEBUR and JOHNSON GRASS FROM RHIZOMES VERNAM • is a liquid which dispmts readily in water • has little or no hazard in handling • has no soil residue problems • is economical ($3.50 per acre—15" band) k • is incorporated in the soil CONTACT The Paul D.Foster Co. 711 South Monroe St. £ Vernam to A Rtfiitirid Tndenurk Of Slnufft ChMBtal Company

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