The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 13, 1957 · Page 24
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 24

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 13, 1957
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No need to buy several insecticides when one wjll do the job! Get five farm uses in one economical insecticide - Geigy Methoxychlor. Long residual Geigy Methoxychlor has low toxicity to humans and other warm blooded animals. It is neither excreted in milk nor accumulated In the fat of animals to any appreciable extent. Get the economical insecticide for 5-in-l control: for live- slot k; for fruit; for vegetables; for field and forage crops; for grain storage bins. Call your farm supply dealer for Geigy Methoxychlor today. Follow directions on label.- r IMh^rtWircw to MM M fMd MM •» I* *mn Av* kttan MrvMt Follow dlrocttomon lobol. PHOTO CREDITS Chuck Abbot, Photo; J. C. Allen and Son; A. M. Wettach; Eva Luoma Photos; Dante Tranquille; Ohio Department of Natural Resources; Louise Price Bell. SPRAY LESS and PAY LESS for effective fly control/ in dairy barns with long residual DIAZINON One spraying kills flies for 4-8 weeks YES, SPRAY LESS FOR EFFECTIVE FLY CONTROL because one spraying of Diazinon on dairy barn walls and ceilings kills flies and retains this killing power for 4-8 weeks. PAY LESS FOR EFFECTIVE FLY CONTROL because usually two sprayings of Diazinon will solve your fly control problem all season. This means (ess time, less labor, and less inconvenience. So, this year kill flies the easy, modern way with Diazinon. Remember, one spraying of Diazinon retains its fly killing power 4-8 weeks.That means real economy and convenience. Call your farm supply dealer and ask for long residual Diazinon today. OHIBIH4TOKS Of OPT IMKCTIflOfS AG RICULTURAL SUMMER SEEDING for next year's hay Start things rolling now fur a bigger and better alfalfa crop In 1958. Late summer seedings, when handled properly, will give you one, possibly two, cuttings the following year and if the land is fenced you can do some grazing. First order of business is to get out and take soil samples. Send them to your county agent or state experiment station for testing. Acting quickly will eliminate the chance of being held up by the last- minute nish that quite often hits soil testing laboratories around the end of July. When you send in the soil samples, be sure to state that you are planning on growing alfalfa. Otherwise, the soil testers won't know what to recommend in the way of lime and fertilizer. Next, start to work the ground. Get the field broken deep. If time permits, disk it thoroughly once a week for several weeks prior to seeding. This will do an excellent job of killing weeds that raise havoc with new.seedings. As soon as you have soil test results, lime the field as directed. Tests should tell you how much lime will be needed to bring pH to 8.8 or above. This is most important. You can't grow alfalfa in acid soils. August 1 to September 1 is the best seeding time. Just when you seed during the month of August will depend on available moisture and the condition of the seedbed. Be sure to use only certified 'seed and pick a variety recommended for your local area. Try to select one that is Iong4asting and fairly wilt-resistant. Another thing to be sure to do is inoculate the seed. Cost is small and it is an investment that pays big dividends. As for seeding rates, drill in anywhere from 15 to 20 pounds per acre for straight alfalfa seedings. Where the alfalfa is to be sown in combination with grasses, 15 Ibs. of alfalfa per acre should do the trick. Band seeding is recommended. Chickweed is the main bugaboo as far as late summer seedings of, alfalfa are concerned. It becomes* a problem when you don't get a 1 good cover of legumes and grasses. To control chickweed in new seed.* ings, spray with a mixture of 1 to 1M pounds of dinitro in 30 to 40 gallons of water. Spray when the alfalfa is dormant, but try to do it oh a day when the temperature Is above 50 degrees. Once you've got a good stand of alfalfa established, take care of it. During the first year, plan to cut it only once — .twice at the most, This will mean more hay in later seasons. After the first year, plan on getting three cuttings. Remember that good hay stands require maintenance fertilizer. 400 Ibs. of 0-15-30 per acre each year should do the job. Following these good cultural practices will keep you in forage for hay, silage or pasture for several years to come. Taking a good soil sample i* most important in helping establish new seedings. Don't mix soils that have light and dark colored surfaces. Take one composite sample made up of five individual samples gathered over an area which has a similar soil type. Stay away from fence rows, gravel roads, etc., when sampling. Dust from a crushed limestone road can cause a sample to be misleading. Lime is essential to good crops. What's more you can usually get some help in paying for it by cooperating, in the Agricultural Conservation Program. Bulk spreading of lime is available in most all localities. It saves you plenty of time and labor and is cheaper than spreading it yourself.

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