The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1951 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 7, 1951
Page 9
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FBICAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951 BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COUKIKR NEWS PAGE NTN8 FARM HEWS AND REVIEW Crops Weather Hurting i in Most Sections of State Lot* Corn Severely Damaged by Drynesi, Crop Service Reports The hot. dry late summer weather which has been prevalent over most of the state ^during the past two weeks Is beginning to hurt some of the r.tai/2's late crops, according to the Arkansas Crop Reporting ' Service. In its weekly crop review, the service said that another week of dry weather caused further deterioration 'of late crops in northwestern, central and southern counties. In these areas late corn has been severely damaged and prospects for ]ate cotton and soybeans have been reduced materially. Pastures are dry and stock water is short, in some localities, although cattle aie holding up well so far. Crops over the northeastern fourth of the state have held up fairly well and the outlook Is brighter than elsewhere. Cotton is opening last. Picking U getting under way throughout the state and will be in full swing In about two weeks. ^i Hot. dry weather is causing many Kmmature bolls to open. Shedding Til squares and small bolls U also prevalent In the dry areas Boll weevil, boll worm and red spider *re present in late cotton and dusting U being continued. Some growers who stopped poisoning during the hot. dry weather have lost the top crop- Early soybeans continued to develop normally and good yields are •xpected but late beans are not as good; th«y h«ve been materially damaged in the dry areas of south Arkansas. Early corn has matured anil some ta being harvested. Most of the early corn mad« a very good crop but for late corn it Is an entirely different story. Dry. hot weather >nd insect* have taken » heavy toll with some of the late plantings not putting on ears in the dryer parts of south Arkansas.. Sikeston Field Days Scheduled ^ At th« Experimental Field Days ' icheduled at Sikeston, Sept. JO »nd 31, visiton will st* cotton weed control and defoliation studies, corn hybrid trials, soybean tests, alfalfa :ariety trials, and pasture studies. They will also «e* th« results of fertiliser testa on cotton, corn, and •oybeana. Tha t»ntativ» aehedula for ooun- ttM In that ai»a 1»: Sept. 10 (morn- Ing)—Mississippi and N«w Madrid eountiea; (Afternoon) — Dunklin, Butler and Bellinger counties. On th« morning of Sept. Jl, Boott and Stoddard counties will visit the fields; In th« afternoon, Pemtocot, Cap* Olrardeau, Hipley. Wayne, Ferry and Carter. On Missco Farms Co»ntrr Ajrnl Keith J. Bitttfe; Beautifut and Good Crimson clover is the most beautiful crop 1 ever saw when It is in full bloom in the spring of the year. Crimson clover is also one of the very best winter legume soil building crops. Reseeding crimson clover has received a great deal of publicity and has been widely used in the south in the past few years. Seed are available if you would like to grow some. Be Careful and Live You know there is a tremendous campaign on in this country to make all of us more safey conscious. I head of a joke this week on safety that will bear repeating: It said. "Attention: All 'parents who survived the Labor Day weekend, please notify your sons in Korea »t once." —It is still true that we lose a great many more lives in America by accidents than we lose soldiers in the war. Drrs* It Up The university has prepared a very excellent bulletin on landscaping for use in county Extension offices. The book contains such information as: Spacing of plants one from another. planting distance from buildings. Approximate size and shape of each shrub, common and botanica r name, recommended zones for besl growth, relation to sun. shade and moisture, as well as cultural remarks You Hie free to visit the office and study this bulletin. Copies are not available for general distribution. Oh, My Aching Back 1 . Remember that Zoysia grass told you about for lawns, and tha' I was going to put some out on trial! 1 ordered a square yard of the tur from the Alabama Experiment Sta tiori for $3.00, tore every sprig spar and planted it on about half my lawn space. Just like the Ala bama Experiment Station bul'eti on lawn grasses said,—it grows ver slowly, but it has reached a stag now where you can tell what it ma look like next year. I have spent lot of time pulling out crab gra* and other grasses between the row. I will be glad when the Zoysia make a complete sod. My advice to. you Do not put out Zoysia unless yo are willing to give it a lot of car the first year. The bulletin says th grass, will sod completely In eightee months. After that you will ha* no trouble with other grasses an weeds and will only have to mo the lawn two or three times pi seven per cent from the precedin month. Cattle liveweight slanghti wr up two per cent and calf slau ghter 12 per cent. However, a 17 per cent decrea ii 1 - hog slaughter more than offs the increase In cattle and calf slau ghter. Mear Slaughter In State Down Commercial «laughterers in Arkansas butchered a smaller number of livestock In July than In June, 'according to th» State Crop Reporting Service. The total live weight of all animal* ilRUghtered In July WM down Agri Engineers Now Using Corncob Pellets to Make Lighter Concrete Although no lightweight concrete, winters, with no apparent bad ef- year. Do It Rlrht Either inoculate your winter te- utne seed or do not plant it. There a very Important reason for thai hen legume seed are inoculated th? ants have the ability to, take all their nitrogen out of the air in IE growth process. II you do not oculate the seed the legumes draw .trogen from the soil just like corn >Uon and other plants. You are ying to increase nitrogen in your dl by growing winter legume-S, so j not forget to inoculate them. You, Too? I Jiave had several calls for In? 'commended wheat varieties to row.. If you can obtain the seed ou should plant one of the follow- Sanford, Chanceller, Hardired, ennett, Alabama Blue Stem. You Set Ihe Price Maybe you can control the price cotton more tlian you had nought. IT by a little care in picking ou increase the grade from strict ow middling to middling, the bale cotton will be worth $16.25 more o you in the government loan. There also a difference of $9.50 be- ween a bale of low middling anc bale of strict low middling. I think it is fine to start picking otton early but you no doubt real- ze that if you pick it too green oo wet the best gin in the world an not produce lor you a middling sale of cotton. Can You Beat That? H. O. McHaffey down at New Liberty has one tomato plant tha s feeding all the family So far he has picked 101 tomatoes from thl: plant and may get IfX) mon >efore frost. He has given the plan ipecial care by burying a box lertJUzer In the ground, by water ng the plant & great deal, and b staking the.plant," and careful prun ng. It low looks something like pear.tree. Many of Its runners ar nine feet tall and will perhaps reacr twelve or fourteen feet before froi Mr. McHaffey would like for yo Lo see the tomato plant. It shoul ae of interest to town gardeners wh have small garden space. can yet be recommended for farm us*. U. S. Department of Agriculture structural engineers are currently engaged In two promising research approaches looking; toward such a development. Lightness and better Insulation qualities go'hnnd- (n-hand In most structural mate- als like concrete. In a research project in coopera- 311 with Michigan State College, ic engineers are substituting corn- ob pellets, of about three-eights nch diameter, for the coarse aggre ate of concrete. In another project cooperation with the National Bureau of Standards, they are sub tituUng air for the sand in con- rete. In research so far, air'spac^s the concrete have come from tie bubbles produced by the use commercial detergent. The engineers' research intUL-ales feet. However, cored blocks Incorporating the cob pellets proved hard to make and hard to use. ,1-Yom the standpoint of safe build- a strength, the volume of cob pellets could not be more than three times the volume of cement used. The engineers also found It necea sary to soak the cob pellets In water for five or six hours before using them m a concrete mix. Otherwise I lie cob pieces absorb mois ture from the mix and cause the concrete to "rupture 'while setting, The success of air-gravel concrete, according to results of the test*, depends primarily on the developcmnt o( a method of controlling the air content in the mixture (hat is simple enough to vise in- normal construction. Laboratory mixed batches of air-gravel concrete proved strong little aa three and one-fourth! bags of cement per cubic y*rd of concrete. AB normally mixed for comparable farm uses, * cubic yard of concrete requires four to four and one-hair bags of cement. The investigators incorporated 45 per cent air In one satisfactory sample, blue we re forced to u se e xces&iv e amounts of cement to make the concrete strong enough, The air-gravel concrete averaged 30 pounds less in weight per cubic loot and provided about twice the Insulation of ordinary concrete. The air-gravel concrete also absorbed less moisture and had less tendency to soak up water through capillary action than ciid ordinary concrete. Freezing ' and thawing tests that brought ordinary concrete almost to the point of failure, actually improved the structure of the air- gravel concrete, indicating excellent resistance to weathering. DDT, Undone Suggested for Flea Control hat corncob concrete can be used enough for floors' or lightly loaded uccessfully for solid concrete units. wa ils in farm building was 24 or 'J5 .,„, m,: ,„ ,, u ,,, „»« ™ lu „»,» „.,„wall and a floor slab of corncob ,, cr cent „,,. was incorporated with out water. increte were exposed to weather- | . ,g for 15 months, including tw Some animals can go for as much as 100 day; \viihout organic food, buf die in from five to 10 days with- >l about Oct. 1 and will be gone approximately nine months. He will be accompanied by his family. In Jamaica. Dr. Baerg will continue his research studies. of the so-called "poisonous" arthropods, which include the tarantulas, the centipedes, and the scorpions. He also expects to do some work with other types of entomological life. During his stay in Jamaica, he will be affiliated with the University College of the West Indies al Jamaica. U. of A. Agri Expert Granted Scholarship FAYETTTEVILLE, Ark.. Sept. 7.— Dr. William J, Baerg, distinguished entomologist and for many years head of the department of entomology of the University of Arkanta* College of Agriculture, has been granted a Fulbrlght scholarship for research work In Jamaica. Dr. Baerg will leave Fayetteville Dusting — Spraying Call «B for FREE Inspection and USDA recommendations on any type Insect problem. Approved Flight Training School Charter Sales S«rvic« BLYTHEVILLE FLYING SERVICE Phon* 2717 — Municipal Airport — Night Phone* "Dependable Service 4 6843, .3877 A 4166 8M®'TACK5. SON and fell Choose a JOHN PEEK' When you buy that new tractor—loot foi economy, dependability, long life, adaptability and work-saving features. Choose a John Deere. You can't equal the simpler, stronger construction of John Deere Tractori . . . the rugged engine with half as many, twice-as- husky parts . . . the more dependable performance ... the fewer, far lower repair bills . . . the outstanding fuel economy. 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