The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1966 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 27, 1966
Page 10
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Pag* Ten - Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New* - mmy, Miy ir. Farm News REVIEW and FORECAST Cheat Chiggers With Chemicals! : Bo Gibson ' Associate County Agent You don't have to provide per: »onal free lunches for ticks and ' chiggers this summer, if you treat your lawn for chemical control of ticks and chiggers •now. Other lawn pests are also reduced by the ticks and chlgger treatment. Heptachlor and diel- drin are both effective over a long period and where application is made early in the season, they will kill Infestations and still last throughout the summer. Rains Put Damper On Crop Planting Wet weather continues to hamper Arkansas farming opera- ..ttie forepart of the week but it ?y/as resumed in some fields the Blatter part, except In the north- feast where it is still quite wet. ••"Planting is lagging b e h i n d a Eyear ago and the situation will ? S oon become serious unless open ^weather prevails for about a ten "day period. - Very little cotton was plant- i«d in the northeast during the fweek due to wet soil and plant- lings were limited elsewhere. 2For the State as a whole, ap- sproximately three - fourths of Sthe intended acreage has been 'Seceded. Planting was virtually •^complete at this date last year. | Much replanting is necessary on •r account of frequent heavy rains. ;:.Lcss than one-half of the scre- ' age is up to a stand. A period of i-'warm, dry weather is greatly £• needed to enable farmers to fin- H-lsh planting, to bring cotton up ". to a good stand, and to pros' mote the growth of that already 5 up- H Rice seeding also made slow § progress during the third week 5 of May with more than 10 per- -"Icent of the acreage remaining - to be planted In several coun- ;. ties. However, plantings are s complete, or nearly so, .on a £ replanting was required in some ~ Instances.' Growth of early rice ."Is fair to good and fertilizer, '•". and herbicides for the control ':• of grass and weeds, are being •i: applied followed by flooding. £ Only about 15 percent of the ~: State's soybean acreage has i', been planted compared with :•• about 50 percent a year ago. S Further planting will proceed ;~; rapidly as soon as farmers are able to complete cotton and rice up to a good stand and making rapid growth. Early corn has a fairly good stand but cool w e a t h e r has slowed growth, and rainy weath- lion and caused fields to become grassy. Some com is being side- dressed with nitrogen. Sorghum a large acreage remains to be planted. However, a few early fields are up to a stand. Hay crops continue to make rapid growth and yield porspects are quite favorable. Conditions have been poor for baling early hay and harvest has been slow. Fair to good wheat and oat crops are rapidly approaching maturity. Combining is expected to get underway about June 1. Some growers are fearful that the excessive rainfall may reduce yields. » * * Temperatures for the week averaged two to three degrees above normal with a range from 69 to 75 degrees. The lowest weekly mean temperatures were in the northwest counties. The daily extremes ranged from 41 degrees at Calico Rock on the 19th to 92 degrees at Pine Bluff on the 22nd. The warming trend during the latter half of the week resulted in the highest readings of the season over the weekend. Nighttime showers early in the week resulted in general rainfall over all of the State. Scattered areas received one to one and one-half inches of rain. Danville and Corning were the wettest spots with 2.66 and 2.26 inches, respectively. Some areas in the central and north received under one inch during the week. Granules are easily spread with a cyclone seeder. When granules are applied to a dry lawn, the material does not stick to foliage, but drops direcU ly on the soil where it is effective. This eliminates the danger of residues that might com* in contact with pets. These materials should be applied at the rate of 2 pounds 5 percent granules or 1 pound of 10 percent granules to 1,000 square feet of lawn. In addition to ticks and chiggers, crayfish, ants, scorpions and soil insects are controlled for most of the summer. Eliminating food source discourages moles, too. Killing an adult female tick can prevent up to 5,000 larvae numerous In the early summer months as weather warms up, and they must have a blood meal to mature and reproduce. If you are having trouble with cutworms and armyworms in wish to poison, you may use the following insecticides: Cutworms, - use chlbrdane at the rate of 2 oz. per 1,000 square feet or Dicldrin 1 oz,, or Heptachlor 1 oz per 1,000 square feet. Apply latei n afternoon. Armyworms, — use the same soon as infestation appears and while worms are small. Make sure before using any of the insecticides to read the label and follow recommendations. POSTMAN DAVIS AND FRIENDS, DOGS KANSAS CITY (AP) - Post men and dogs, the saying goes, are mortal enemies. Postman Tom Davis and his dogs don't show it. For the last 20 years Davis has provided a home for stray dogs that .attached themselves to him on his various rounds. Right now four are living with him. "I've been carrying mall for 19 years and I've been bitten only once," Davis said, "and that was accidentally. An old dog, nearly blind and cranky, mistook my leg for that of | another dog following me. It ' wasn't his fault." Urea Compounds Harm Soybeans PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh firemen are firm believers in the adage, where there's smoke, there's fire. Answering an alarm at a five ARMY WORMS IN WHEAT 2-Woy Radio - Better Customer Service Gene Hood Flying Service DEPENDABLE — EXPERIENCED — INSURED Blytheville — Phone PO 3-3410, PO 3-4242 Manila — Phone 561-4532 The New BIG PRO - MOW Built to withstand the rugged demand of heavy duty mowing. The high wheel 24 inch cut. 4 horsepower Brigg* and Stratton motor. None bigger or bettr than PRO - MOW 159 95 GENTRY'S GARAGE Jim Le« Wallace Assistant County Agent North Mississippi County Ar» you going to plant soybeans on some cotton land? Has any of this cotton land been treated with a Urea Preemer- gence compound? (I.e. • Kar- mex, Telvar, Herban and Colo- ran) If so, you have more problems. It's mighty risky business to plant soybeans in these areas since beans are not very tolerant to these urea compounds. Working the soil thoroughly might help since the material would be mixed with a larger amount of soil. But, there is always the possibility that enough urea material would be in the soil to damage soybeans severely and prevent getting a stand. It would be difficult to try to plant below the treated areas because we don' know for sure the thickness of the area. With all this rain leaching has occurred and just how deep the herbicide has gone, nobody knows. Someone might suggest planting in the imddle where no chemical has been applied. But, do you know the exact location of the herbicide, particularly on the lighter textured soils where the chemical may have been washed to the middle. Delaying planting might re- story building recently, firemen at first could find no blaze. But the smell of smoke was strong. They persisted — and located the trouble. A mop in the base ment was smoldering. duce the chance of soybean Injury because of the breakdown of the chemical. As the season progresses, the chemical is more readily decomposed. Thus, j it would seem advisable to delay soybean planting as long as i feasibly possible to allow decom-' position to proceed. It is 'pure speculation, but we suspect that a light working of the soils would lessen the hazard to soybean planting. This would distribute the herbicide and put it in greater contact with soil microorganism. There Is considerable risk In planting soybeans following these urea compound. It may b« possible in some years for a grower to get by with it who knows in what year and under what conditions. The Extension Service can't recommend it, and we doubt if the Chemical Companies would either. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy Political Candidates The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates for office in the forthcoming Democratic Primary election: Legislative Post No. I BILLY NICHOLSON * * * District Prosecuting Attorney RALffl E. WILSON ll you're growing soybeans in light soil, and you're not using new Dyanap; you may be growing more weeds than soybeans. In light tolls, most weed killers soak too far down. But new Dyanap liquid weed killerstays In that top layer of light soil where weed and grasi seeds germlnatel New Dyanapstbps more kinds of weeds because you can apply it. (1) At planting, to knock out germinating weed seeds or ' (2) Just before soybeans sprout to get weeds and grasses on contact. New Dyanap »topi the wortt of your we«d». Cocklebur, pigweed, Johnson grass(from seed), crabgrass, barnyard grass, foxtail, lambsquarter, ragweed, velvetleaf and other hard-to-kill annual grasses and broadleaf weeds. Easy to use. New Dyanap mixes easily in water. Sprays on, does its work and disappears, leaving no harmful residue. Gulf Oil Corporation Chemicals Department Agricultural Chemicals Division 1102 Henderson St. — Blytheville, Arkansas PHONE PO 3-4471 517 W. ASH PHONE PO 14269 Look, officer, if my wife hears about this she'll brain me . YcflTSJaTcoaple with the boys and you're fete and KyoB're trying to get borne before midnight Then there's that flashing red fight in the rear view mirror. And the i policeman wants to know if yon always mix alcohol and LgasoBne and then go looking for trouble. findoot you've got ybnTname'ln the paper? No donbf itlff be there — because newspapers look at all things, big and i small, with the honesty of a mirror. On the other hand, you might have something for sale — • so you invest in space in the daily newspaper. Either way,, yig you te I the morning after when you wake «p «ndj everybody in towels going to know. Blytheville Courier News C

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