The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 24, 1966 · Page 5
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BlythtvllW (Ark,) Courier Ntws - Friday, Juiw «, 19M- Page five Hot Weather Aids Cotton , By J. C. 1ULMAN ..Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) Hot, dry weather has helped cotton In.most sections of Arkansas, the' cotton division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week, but more moisture Is needed now. The same dryness appears to have halted the planting of soybeans in ' many areas. There just isn't enough moisture in the ground to germinate seeds, the USDA said. the this year thrips. I numbers." For the first time this year Crittenden County farmers sre complaining that a combination of adverse weather, chemical and insect damage has caused large amounts of young, replanted cotton to die. They say they may have to resort to soybeans for a cash crop this year. The USDA says that general plant growth in the state is slow and more rain is needed to advance the size of the plants. The growth of the plants would also help control a preb- FARM NEWS Review and Forecast :ssi ,•—•—tfSS^i —-^g—a-j-S!—gj.^^^-j— = , 1 1 =j=—„—-_-=»_—«-S lem that is serious in Arkansas I moving into cotton in Insect Control Is Wheat Need the Agricultural Extension Service recommended poisoning of the small, oblong bug that gives cotton a ragged appearance. Normally the problem of thrips is offset by predator insects. There are more thrips in Arkansas this year than ever before, one spokesman said. The USDA said today that the Extension Service is now recommending discontinuance of thrips poisoning in some fields because predators are now The dying of young, re-planted cotton is not a new prob- em, says County Agent John Ferguson of Crittenden County. Most farmers agree that the death of the cotton is caused >y the combination of adverse weather, chemical and insert damage, he said. Maloch Says By D. V. Matoeb County Agent In a demonstration on the effectiveness of six of the more common preemergence chemicals recommended for cotton on loamy soils, it was found ttiat the Planavin plots had the lowest total grass and weed populations with 2.6 plants per foot and Treflan plots ranked second with 3.6 plants per foot. All of the plots had some grass and weeds that were not killed but the goose grass, and crab grass were found more often. .The Planavin plots had 1.3 grass plants per foot of row on a 14 inch band and 1.3 broad- leafed plants whereas file Tref- lan plots had 1.2 grass plants and 2.8 broadleaf plants per foot of row on a 14 inch band. + * + The width and condition of a turn row determines to a large extent the time required to turn machinery around. Some of the other factors that will aid in more efficient use of machinery are: 1. Length of rows - longer the row the less turning requires. 2. The smoother and firmer the turnrows the easier it is to turn the machines around. 3. Turning in ditches and on banks consumes more time and increases wear and tear of the machinery and increases likelihood of a wreck or accident. This was taken by Allen Harmon, associate agent in South out rows have been hard to clean due to grass and weed growth. As a result a few farmers have moved too much dirt away from the outside rows of cotton by putting considerable set "in the disk. If one expects to get the Increased yield from the outside rows, this dirt should be worked back to the cotton at an early date. Rember the yield increase is due largely to more available fertility and more air and sunlight. The added fertility that really counts is usually found in the soil in the skips next to the cotton. Mississippi County. The time is an average for 38 operations. His- observations- indicated that no distinct turnrow was left on 44 percent of the fields where he made the timing report. » * * .The 4 in — 4 out cotton should step up the cotton yields at least 20 per cent and likely more on good loamy land. Some of the 4 Farmers Eligible For Services All North Mississippi County cotton farmers are now eligible for free cotton classification and market news services provided by the U.S.D.A.'s Consumer and Marketing Service, according to R. M. Brownlee of the Blytheville Cotton Classing Office. A county - wide group application for these services submitted by Keith Bilbrey,' Mississippi County Agent, has been approved. Glen A. Cook, Dell, is president of Hie group; J. C. Pulliam, LeachvjUe, is group representative; and William H. Wyatt, BlytheviUe, is alternate group representative. These services are provided for farmers under the Smith Doxey Act of 1937. "Last year 98,957 bales of the 99,086 bales produced by North Mississippi County farmers were 'classed under the program," Brownlee said. Bug Scouting Is New Twist Jim Lee Wallace Assistant County Agent North Mississippi County Three young men are working as Cotton Insect Scouts in North Mississippi County this year These are all college boys from Arkansas State in . Jonesboro. They are: Leon Swiheart, working at Leachville; and Phillip Koonce and Gary Don McWilliams working in the Dell • Manila area. These men are hired by Mississippi County farmers to scoul their , cotton fields for insects. Fields are checked and insecl counts made once each week, If a problem situation arises, the fields are rechecked the same week. These scouts are trained by the Entomology Department of t h e University of Arkansas. They met in several training sessions before the scouting season began, and will have some in - field training as soon as the cotton is large enough for some real training. The scouts reports for last week show few problems. Some fields were treated for thrips. Most fields, aphids and plant bugs were present, but in very small numbers. Only one boo- worm egg was found. A Weekly ; Cotton Insect Re- x>rt is prepared each week by he Extension Service from in- ormation furnished by the 100- lus insect scouts working iroughout Arkansas. We would e happy to furnish you with ijs report. Let us know if you esire it by coming by the Coun- Vasur* Gibson \ Associate County Agent There will probably he a good proportion of our wheat crop stored for a while before being sold. Wheat is very susceptible t« infestations from all our stored grain pests - primary and secondary insects. Insects may make sale impossible for anything but feed and can greatly reduce its value as feed grain. Control must start before harvest if it is to be satisfactory. High populations are hard to control ones grain is in the bin. Prevention through sanitation, followed by fumigation as needed, is the best method for controlling stored grain insects. Protectants may also be used and will give control for several months following good sanitation practices. Primary grain insects in Arkansas are the rice weevil and the Angoumois grain moth. Both these insects will infest whole kernels and grain of good quality. Confused flour beetle, Cadelle, sawtoothed grain beetle, mealworms, and Indian meal moth usually are worse in grain with broken kernels or unclean grain. Sanitation Program: (1) Clean bins of old grain as far ahead of new harvest as possible. Clean up any insect infestations built up in old grain. (2) Spray bins with malathion or pyronone following cleaning. Other residual insecticides cannot be used now because of resi. dues. (3) Clean up all spilled grain that has collected ar«und>or to cracks of the bins. (4) Clean up any grain collected in grain carts and combines from- the last operation Insects can- feed in grain lefl in equipment, even that which collects in .cracks in truck beds Feed troughs have also been found to be breeding places of large numbers of stored grain insects. (5) Get moisture content o the grain below U per cent and keep it as low as possible. (6) Use 10 ounces of actua malathion per 1,000 bushels o grain, mixed in grain stream as it is put into the bin. Treat .fee surface with 5 ounces actua malathion per 1,000 square fee of grain area. Use only malathion formula tions registered for. mixing with grain which is a premium grade Sprays are much more effective AVAILABLE NOW! The complete line of new weed and insect killers and other farm-proven pesticides. A* an additional service we are now offering a new line of weed and insect killers under the familiar Spencer label—your assurance of the same high (juality that has mad* Spencer a favorite name in fertilizer in this ana, Gulf Oil Corporation Chemicals Department Agricultural Ch«mlo«l« Division. 1102 Henderson St. — Blytheville, Ark. Phone PO 3-4471 y Agent's office in .the Court- ouse, or phoning us at POplar -2075. Will you side-dress your cotton for double your investment bock? Thort whot you can «tpoe» in bonus yield by side-dressing with Spencer URA-GEEEEN nitrogen solution. Ife tha easiest way yet to put on needed nitrogen. URA-6REEEN combinM rtireo basic forms of nftrogeiMri- irate, ammonium and urea. Gives yon controlled grow- power from application to harvest. URA-CREEEN gou en feat with fewer stops for refining. It is a non-pressure solution that yon can just dribble en. .. so deep soil injection needed. Apply UKA-GKBEEN you* •elf, or we will apply it for you. SEE US NOW MR "Don't just fertilize ... S Gulf Oil Corporation Chemicals Department Agricultural Chemicals Division 1102 Henderson St. Blyihimlle, Ark. Phone PO 3-4471 Stocking Up With Cats We're having a field day... . Nelse Robertson . Soil Conservation Service Jack Robinson and H. W. "ranks have completed stocking Iheir ponds with fish. The channel catfish were delivered Tuesday. Their ponds are now stocked with bluegill, bass and channel catfish. In about a year they will be ready for fishing. We have not always been able to supply channel cat. Due to the popularity of channel catfish the federal and state hatcheries have not been able to supply the demand. Hatcheries have been expanded in order to catch up with the demand. Channel catfish grow rapidly and are good fighter on the hook'and line. We recommend a stocking for sport fish ponds of 50 channel catfish, 50 bass and 500 bluegill - redear per acre for unfertilized ponds. If an adequate fertilization program is followed, stock at the rate of 100 channel catfish, 100 bass and 1,000 bluegill - redear per acre. Channel catfish may be grown in farm ponds as a good fish crop. In good fish ponds adequate drain valves and harvesting areas make for better management. With proper fertiliza- tion and feeding more than 2,000 pounds of catfish have been produced per acres during one. growing season. However, 1500,, pounds per acres is probably" more realistic. Stocking ra'fes' for food fish ponds are 275 catfish for unfertilized ponds, -375, to 400 or fertilized ponds, and 750 to 2000 for ponds where feeding programs are followed. The. catfish are allowed to grow for one or two years and then har" vested. Catfish for food fish ponds are available only from- private hatcheries. , ... than dusts. Use pyronone spray in the grain stream and also treat the surface. Pyronone formulations vary so .follow the label for dosages to use. (7) Check grain often and fumigate at first sign of insect infestation in grain. Use 6 gallons of ettiylene dicbloride grain fumigant mix, or'4 gallons of carbon disulphide grain fumigant mix, to 1,000 bushels of grain. The bin should be tight for good results. Call Us... PO 3-6978 We use ground equipment for the BEST insect control on your crop. Let -us supply you with Insecticides, post-emerge chemicals and parts for your farm. Hardy Sales & Service 70S Clear Lake Ave. BlytKeville, Ark. and so will you when you take the wheel of a totally new John Deere 1020 or 2020 Tractor Live a little ... drive a new tractor that's distinctively different! John Deere "1020" and "2020" Tractors are totally new. New engines. New transmissions. New hydraulics. New PTO's. New differential lock. New hydraulic brakes. New in feel, ride, and performance. We're having special field days just to give all farmers a chance to test-drive these totally new 38 and 53 horsepower tractors. Call us or stop in to learn the time and date of the field day nearest you. We can also arrange a demonstration on your farm. Missco Implement Company So. 61 Hiwoy Phone PO 3-4434 Mr. Sudden Service Soys: Here Are Two New Chemicals You Should Try On Your Farm New Tenoran kills cocklebur, pigweed, morningglory coffeeweed in young soybeans. Only herbicide you can use from .true leaf to bloom stage. Tenoran kills the tough weedsthatfightthroughyour pre- emergence weed sprays. Stop cocklebur, morningglory, pigweed and coffee- weed. Spray Tenoran Herbicide when you see them in your field. Keep your fields clean. Call us today for Tenoran! Only New Cotoran kills weeds and grass in cotton from 3" high to lay-by Cocklebur. morningglory, pigweed, sitiartweed, coffeeweed, crabgrass and 19 other broadleaf .weeds & grasses Deep-rooted weeds-come through some spray programs. But not Cotoran. If you &ee any cf the tough weeds coming into your rows or middles, kill them with new Cotoran herbicide. Just once .through your fields and .your .cotton will stay clean of weeds until harvest!) For Johnsongrass, tank mix Cotorait with OSMA and a surfactant. Band or, broadcast-in the rows or in the midj dies—but use new Cotoran. Order,neviil .Cotoran today! FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION "THf HOMt Of SUOOIN SfRVICf" O 3-8191 Blytheyillt N. Broadway * Mutton

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