The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 8, 1966 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 8, 1966
Page 11
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(A*) Oovkr Mm - Why. •*!•» In Effect in 1967 WASHINGTON ( AP)-Congress has set up the machinery whereby the cotton industry may-launch a $15 milion sin- nua research and promotional program. It will depend on Sie votes of the cotton producers who would foot the bill. The program would finance research on ways to cut production costs and to increase sales of cotton goods through advertising; and promotional campaigns: The bill providing the machinery to establish the program has been set by Congress to 8ie White House. The measure involves no federal expense. • • The program would be financed by the cotton growers who would be assessed $1 a bale when they sell their cotton. The ijioney would be withhed. by die ginner. (Since the producers grow a>out 15 milion bales of cotton; the withholding would produce, about $15 million a year. •"However, farmes who decide hot';: to participate in the program would have their assessments refunded under.a procedure prescribed in the bill. The program would become effective if approved either by a two-third majority of those voting in a referendum, or if approved by a majority of those voting in .a referendum, or if approved by a majority of those voting-providing mat majority represented two-thirds of the production involved. s Since the mechanics of setting up a referendum will require .time, it is likely the program would be delayed until 1967. Here are the mechanics: If the secretary of agriculture oelieves such a program is de- seifable, he woud issue a proposed order and then call for a rearing to permit growers and others to present their views. After a hearing the secretary could issue the order setting up She program. The order would be subject to the referendum. If the growers approve the secretary would set up a board a . carry out theq program. Members would be nominated )y eligible producer organiza- ions in cotton producing states. The larger producing states would have more members ban those with small produc- Consultants Are Named ,Two veteran University of Ar- tensas Agricultural Extension workers, Rutledge F. Ford and George L. Morris, were assigned headquarters in Jonesboro last Friday to conduct an educational program as special ized consultants for farmers in North and South Mississippi, Poinsett, Craighead, Greene and Clay counties. " According to C. A. Vines, Di-~ rector, "the new positions will step up educational work in cotton and other primary crops. As 'area-wide specialists' these men will work directly with the producers and agricultural businesses of the area. They will offer research - based information to aid in management decisions and can provide individualized consultant services in the field of agriciitural technology." Morris will serve, as "Area Agricultural Chemical Specialist" and Ford will be "Area Agronomist - Cotton." A native of Carlisle, Morris attended public schools there. He also attended Harding College and Arkansas Tech, before receiving his B.S. degree from the University of Arkansas in 1957. Previous to his present assignment, Morris served as Associate Agent in North Mississippi and Poinsett counties. His wife is the former Doris Jean Morris of Hober Springs, and they have two children. He is the son of Edward t. Morris, Carlise. Ford is a native of Crossett, Arkansas and attended pubic schools at Hamburg. He later attended Arkansas A & M and the University of Arkansas where he obtained his Master's degree. His previous work experience includes service as Associate County Agent in Jefferson county and as county agent in SouHi Arkansas County, He is married to the former Alma L. Orr of Texarkana, Arkansas. He is the son of Mrs. Fred Ford of Pine Bluff. Mississippi County cotton farmers planted a larger acreage :o Stoneville varieties this .year than ever before, according to a survey made by the USDA, Consumer and Marketing Service, Cotton Classing Office in Blytheville. The survey showed 39 percent of the acreage planted to Stoneville 7A and 35 percent to Stoneville 213. This is an 11 percent increase for these varieties from last year. Farmers decreased planting of Rex Smoothleaf. This variety season to 14 percent this year. Council To Meet The Pemiscot County Council of Extension Clubs will meet today at 1:30 P.M. in the Municipal Building, Caruthersville Missouri. Mrs. Sam Reed of Bragg City, President of the County Council will represent Pemiscot County at the State Council Meeting on the M. U. Campus at Columbia July 11-13. Council presidents from each of the 114 counties are expected for tha annual state-wide teuton. _ "Directions of Community Change" Is the theme of the meeting, to end Wad Held ay morning wi* the builnesi *t* •ion. tion, but each would have at least one member. The board would set up the research and promotional • projects, which would be subject to the secretary's approval. The board also would be required to submit its budget to the secretary. . The bil specifies that in any advertising or promotions campaign were shall be no reference to any private brand or trade name and ho false or unwarranted claims in behalf of cotton or its products, .their quality, value or use. • -. . . * ' * * •' ' Sponsors of the plan contend it would enhance cotton's competitive position with respect to the many man-made fibers, such as rayon and nylon. The program would remain to effect unless terminated by the secretary of his own initiative or by the growers, in another referendum.' The latter would be held at the request of 10 per cent of those voting to the election which approved the order. Stoneville Gains In 1966 Acreage DPL Smoothleaf was planted on 5 percent of the acreage, Rex 2 percent, Delfos 2 percent, DPL 45 1.0 percent, and all other Varieties 2 percent. * * * Farmers planted Stoneville 7A on 39 percent of their acreage in the five county area served by the Blytheville Classing Office. Stoneville 213 accounted for 36 percent of 'the acreage, Rex Smoothleaf 9 percent, DPL Smoothleaf 7 percent, Rex 3 percent, Delfos 2 percent^ Auburn M 1.0 percent, and all other varieties 3 percent FARM NEWS Review and Forecast Cotton Recovers BO GIBSON Associate County Agent Most of the cotton is growing out of the early stunting due to insects, cold weather and diseases. The three cotton scouts reports for last week and this week shows .very few cotton insects present. Heavy population of beneficial insects of many different predators and parasites are present in most of the fields that have not been treated with insecticide. Migration from outside cotton fields into cotton is Underway in large numbers. The scouts continue to report :he presence of aphids. Most of these infestations are small spots or On occasional plants ;hrough the field. So far the Beneficial insects are controlling he aphids. Spidermites: The scouts reported that a few fields have scattered infestation of mites, io far these scattered infestations are causing little damage at this, time ,of year. If dry weather continues in areas, a dose watch should be main- alned to see that the infestation does not get to high before applying insecticides. If you lave spots now present in the leld you may want to apply nsecticide now before you cultivate fields and scattered the mites over the field. If we have a dry July, mites can be exacted to be a problem. Thrlps continue to be a problem on some late cotton. A few 'arms have treated for thrips ;his week. Most of the cotton ire to big now for the thrips to damage. So before applying any nsecticides make sure the in- festation is high enough to justify applying the application, because you will kill the beneficial insects, and later in the season may have probem with the bollworm. If you have to treat any of your cotton fields, follow the Extension Leaflet number 52, Cotton Insect Control recommendations. * * * Many of you have been inquiring about how to get rid ol ants,; Ants are easily controlled with the insecticide, chlordane, and similar insecticides which may 'be used to destroy any nests or to kill ants as they enter houses. "Injecting a little chlordane into nests of ants will eliminate the trouble of the source. A hole is punched in the nest with a stick. Two tablespoons of 3 or 5 percent solution of chlordane are poured into the hole, and it is stamped shut with the heel. Chlordane is somewhat poison, ous and may be absorbed through the skin. Avoid getting it on the skin and wash with soap and water after using." Dusts or sprays along the runways of ants will kill them as they enter the house. Since more ants keep coming, results are slow, but good control usually results from this method. A 5 percent chlordane dust where lines of ants are seen is effective. A 3 or 5 percent oil solution of chlordane may be sprayed or painted along the runways of ants. Upon drying, the residue is not conspicuous and it remains effective for two or three weeks. Try before you buy I SKIDMORE 101 E. Main St. Rent! BatArtn-bulltPfM for as Men tlQanmlfc PIANO CO. Phone PO 3-7971 MR. COTTON FARMER: Another ORTHO FIRST! Use UNDILUTED no water needed Clearances up to 1 gallon per acre Tried and proven in 1965 -NOW AVAILABLE FIRST Federally approved label in CONCENTRATED form of this tried and proven combination ORTHO maintains LEADERSHIP by"Helping The World Grow Better"—with another NEW product ORTHO TOXAPHENE-DDT 4-2 COTTON SPECIAL controls: • Boll Weevil • Fleahoppers • Bollworm • Leaf Worm • Lygus Bug • Stink Bug • Leaf Perforator • Salt Marsh Caterpillar • Grasshoppers Tomatoes In Good Start PATSY J.COU H«fce DenttMtrattto A(wt Th« Arkansas tomato season It w«ll underway and quality Is reported to be. unusually good. Because of dry weather is surrounding states, tomatoes from our Irrigated fields are in great demand and price to producers is holding almost to early season level, this means we won't have, and probably will not have, low prices for high quality fruit. At any time, and especially when we're paying 20 to 30 cents per pound for tomatoes, it's important to shop carefully for quality fruit. Tomatoes are highly perishable and spoilage loss is expensive. Handle them with care, both before and after you buy them. Grocery store markups on vegetables must cover natural spoilage as well as that caused by careless customers; so each time we pinch a tomato or knock one off on the floor, we add to retail price. To get the most from your tomato dollar, choose tomatoes that are plump and free from hard places, decay spots and unbealed cracks. If they have growth cracks, they should Cost less per pound than perfect tomatoes as you will have trimming wast*. Tomatoes do not have to be completely ripe when you buy them. If they are good quality and have not been stored at refrigerator temperatures, they will continue to ripen at room temperature. Tomatoes, like peaches, are harvested for shipping after they reach maturity, but before they are fully ripe. They require very careful storage and handling from field to table in order to reach consumers in top condition. Bruising is an obvious problem in transportation and storage. Temperature extremes - above 72 degrees F. or below 55 degrees P. - also cause from a little to a lot of damage to harvested tomatoes. The extent-of damage depends on extent of temperature extreme and length of time that.tomatoes are held at the temperature. Tomatoes may receive high temperature damage while being transported - or on a window sill in your kitchen. Low temperature dam- age may. occur anywhere .from field to table when tomatoes are refrigerated to delay ripening. Tomatoes "that Harts reached the desired stage of ripeness am quite properly stored in the r* frigerator,; where further ripen, ing will be stopped. However, refrigerator, storage is. not desirable for unripened tomatoes. Unripe tomatoes chilled to this extent become soft when temperature is increased for ripening.- Their' color and flavor do hot'develop to the extent of u> chilled tomatoes. EUBANKS Flooring Co. 815 N. 6th PO 3-6092 • Lees Carpet • Armstrong Linoleum • Rentile Tile • Formica Cabinet Tops • Ozite Outdoor Carpet • Viking Kitchen Carpet • Stylon Ceramic Tile '•. Open T/iurs. Evenings Til 8 P.M. - Mr. Sudden Service Soys: Here Are Two New Chemicals You Shoufd Try On Your Farm New Tenoran kills cocklebur, pigweed, morninggiory and coffeeweed in young ; soybeans. Only herbicide you can use from true leaf to bloom stage. Tenoran kills the tough weedsthatfightthroughyourpre- emergence weed sprays. Stop cocklebur, morninggiory, pigweed and coffee- weed. Spray Tenoran Herbicide when you see them in your field. Keep your fields clean. Call us today for tenoranl Only New Gotoran kills weeds and grass in cotton from 3" high fo lay-by Cockiebur] jnomtngglory, pigweed, smartwwd, eoffeeweed,' trabgrass and 19 other broadlwf IDeip^rooted weeds come through some spray programs. But net Cotoran. If you see any of the tough weeds coming [into your rows or middles, kill them with new Cotoran herbicide. Just once ^through, youi ! ji»U*. and jourjeotton, will stay clean of weeds until harvest For Johnsongrass, tank 'mix Cotoran with DSMA and a surfactant. Band 01 broadcast-in the rows or In the mid< dles-but use new Cotqfan..Order new FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION TWI HOMI OF SU00IW SFKV/Cf " Hi. tQ 14191 llytkovillo N. Broadway & Mutton

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