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(ABK.)' COURIER KEWB FRIDAY, APRIL IT, 1959 FBW* REVIEW FORECAST Maloch Says By D. T. Mtloch For several years we have had a number of request for special information'on pecan production. A meeting has been arranged for April K at 1:SO p,m. in the courtroom in Osceola to discuss pecan production, budding and (rafting. Dr. Arthur 0. Alben from the USDA Pecan Research Slatlon at Shreveport, Louisiana, will be here to discuss production pract- ic« such as fertilization, alternate bearing, insect control, and other practices. J. K. Ball, Extension horticull- urut, will be on hand to give a field demonstration in budding and grafting. If you are Interested in establishing a pecan grove or improving your pecan production you may wish to put April 23 on your calendar. Nnzle for Pre-Eraearge the fan type or flat spray noz- iles are best for putting out pre•merge materials such as Kar- mex DL. One nozzle site 8003E or its •quivalent with from JO to 40 pounds of pressure per square inch will generally put out about th* correct amount at Karniex ' DL material - from 10 to 14 gallons per acre. Each machine has to be adjusted to get down the correct amount ef spray based approximately on one gallon of spray mixture per Inch of width of the spray band. .The gallons of water may vary from 10 to 15 per acre. If one de- 1 sires to use lower pressure he may use the 8004E or equivalent ooizle with from 20 to 25 pounds ^ of pressure. The fan or flat type •pray nozzle will give better coverage than the con« type nozzle because it is less affected by wind and wilt likely give a more uniform coverage. Additional Precaution* Follow the detailed directions given on the Diuron or Karmex container. Agitation in the bottom of the barrel, ic absolutely essential for keeping the su- •penjion mixture- more uniform. Duiron or Karmex DL whsn used in larger amounts than recommended may cause seedling damage, Rip and Mixture* Machines were adjusted recently for pre-emerge chemicals by Thomas McKinion, associate county agent, for John A. Edrington of Osceola and Charles Byals of Bassett. On the Charles Hyal's machine ahields were hung on each side of the nozzle to lessen the wind disturbance of the spray pattern. Anyone who needs assistance in •etting the machines should call the county agent's office. Planning for CTOM Plow W. M. Taylor of Little River plans to cross plow on 38 inch centers a. large per cent of his cotton acreage on at least two of his farms. On his home place be has 160 acres that he plans to cross plow leaving a .10 inch hill of cotton every 38 inches. Frank B«ll of West Ridge is planning to do the same thing on about one-half of his acreage on his operation. Ed Crulcher will cross plow a part of his crop on 19 Inch cent ers. Many other people have indicated that they would cross plow at least a part of thier cotton. Cross plow stands a good chance of being the most economical way to keep the weeds out of cotton. Good uniform stands are essential to the success of the program. Soybean Certification Farmers who wish to certify soybeans should fill in the application blank prior to September 1 and send the application with a state tag showing the quality of the seed, breeder seed, foundations seed, registered seed on certified blue tags. Application blanks may be secured from the county agent's office or from the State Plant Board inspector. La*t Wtek-OmiMloo In listing the names of former presidents of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau - W. H. Wyatt and Hays Sullivan names were left off of the list. Both of them served effectively as president of the county organization. SeMo Takes Temperature Of Soils H IB warm enough to plant cotton? Evidently many farmers think so. Tests show «fl degrees is minimum temperature at which cotton will germinate. Seventy degrees it more de- sireable. Cotton will germinate in S - 7 days in warm soil; 1ft - 14 days in cold soil. Seeds lying tn cold soil are subject to attack by all kinds of disease*. Cotton that germinates faster, grows faster and hai less competition from weed*. Soil temperatures are being taken daily by Bob Mehrle at Me- Carty and Vic Downing at Bragg City. Temperatures are taken six inches deep about 7:30 a.m. They are broadcast over KCRV on noon news. Here li a chart of soil temperatures: Bragg City April 7 S« 10 51 11 53 J2 52 18 5» 14 51 MeCarty Autos of th* future?? TOLEDO, Ohio I* - A glass automobile may be. in store for the future, says Dr. George B. Watkins, chairman of the technical policy committee of Libbay. Owens-Ford Glass Co. Dr. Watkins said it is foreseeable research will produce a transparent material which, when laminated with glass, "will result in a transparent composil capable of functioning as a structural member in automobile bodies." Cottonseed • Breedert' Deltaplne 15 • Certified Deitapin* 15 • Certified D&PL Fox Chemicals SUuffw 10-lfl (Capian - Tenracter) Dowfumt W-85 (Soil Fumigunt) Ktrmtx D-L (Pre-emergent) Dowpon (Gr»« Killer) Dow'« Formula 40 (Weed Killer) Urot (Gramitated Soil S(erilant) THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. PO 1-34 IS Blytherllta Something to Think About By Gerinde B. Ho HOOK DraonitnUoB Educational Tow The North Mississippi County Home Demonstration members will make an educational tour to Memphis -Wednesday, April 29. This will be part of their celebration of National H,D. week. Since the group has been studying the selection of furniture, of the interesting events of the day will be to visit the furntiure, one of (he interesting events of the day will be to visit the furniture department 'in Goldsmith's to study various periods of furniture and what to look for in selecting well-built pieces. Color Parade Leading the' 1959 home furnishings color parade are the yellows, oranges, beiges, olive green tones and pinks and mauves. For upholstery and carpets, beige ranging from pale off-while to toast is far in (he lead. Many rooms continue to be decorated in all-beige with only accents of bright color. Most popular colors for accent- Ing beige are tangerine, sharp green or bright blue. Orange and yellow tones, In-' eluding marigold, pumpkin, tangerine, citron and lemon ar« still popular. Greens, particularly th* olive greens and a soft light, grayed, greenish-yellow are much in evidence. These are often combined with blue. . Pink* and mauve* range from delicate light pink' through car- notion and periwinkle to deep hyacinth and bold Siamese pink. These colors used with lots of white can be most effective. White is good for draperies or as background in printed' fabrics to be used on a white wall. Black is seen as an accent in tweeds and print* and is effective for its decorative quality. Drew Your Window* A simple, Inexpensive fabric may be used in curtains of draperies to give your windows new spring dresses. Monks cloth, theatrical gauge Indianhead print, denim and burlap are a few of the materials. Cafe curtain* would be * good choice for window decorations Leaders in home furnishings have attended training JchooU on curtain construction and will give instructions in their own neighborhood and advice on curtain making. Instructions may also be secured from my office. Cafe curtains need not b« lined They clean easily. One .icver tires of neutral colors that blend with the background of the room. Rug yarns or heavy thread pulled through to replace some woven thread near the hem line may add a needed decorative touch. Braid, bias strips, on contrasting color may be used for heading or valances with the curtains. when the curtain material selected is sufficient to hang in full folds and good workmanship is used, the homemaker creates an attractive appearance throughout This Business of Farming By H. H. Carter AaweUU C*utr Skip-Row Planting Several farmer* In the county are trying the practice this year of planting four rows of cotton and leaving four rows to b« fal- th* entire house. Furniture Selection Furniture of good design and good quality Is available on today's market at moderate prices. The furniture industry has gone a long way In recent years to give the average and low average income family furniture of which it can be protid. Present day furniture design tends toward pieces with simple lines and little ornamentation. The new furniture is easy to live with and easy to care for. Many furniture manufacturers are replacing their bulky sofas and .chairs with slim lined ones. Some of these come wilh loose back cushions — as well as seat cushions—of foam rubber. Long, low lines are in evidence in chests, b*nch« and storage units. Pieces are built either high enough off the floor to permit cleaning underneath or they are solid to the floor. Individuality is often achieved by combining modern styling with traditional design. The new lines, designs and woods are harmonious with much of the fine old furniture. The Scandinavian influence in furniture is strong. Its popularity is due to its pleasing simplicity and softened modern lines. Other furniture styles currently popular are adaptation of Early American, French Provincial and Italian Provincial. All of these seem to have taken, a hint from contemporary design- rs. ' Pieces have been rescaled, slimmed down, lines softened and proportions slightly modified. The oriental influence, especially Chinese and Japanese, is evident in some furnishings now on the market. lowed. Among those planting a erable acreage by this method are the Armorel Planting Company and Clear Lake Farm.. This practice may be especially helpful (o farmers who have a Johnson grass problem since H would amount to substituting summer fallow for soybean acreage. Although many farmers have their fertilizer conventionally placed now and so could not try skip.row planting in 1959, some may wish to consider its possibilities as a Johnson grass control measure in future years assuming that'the ASC Office continues to permit the practice. Yield Effect In comparing the expected profit of skip-row planting with con- venitonal planting, one must make an estimate of its possible effect on cotton yields. If cotton is to be rotated with the fallowed strips in alternate years, then the effect of fallow may be considered in addition to the effect of lessened competition for the outside rows. We have no data at present on the yield effect of cotton following the fallowed strips in the 4-in and 4-out system. However, data from Marie on heavy gumbo indicates that we may under normal rates of fertilization expect a yield increase of 150 to 300 pounds of seed cotton per acre where cotton follows full- season fallowing or wheat and fallow. Experiment Slation data from Mississippi County shows a net yield increase of about 17 percent for the 4-in and 4-out system over conventional planting. This figure does not' include any effect from fallowing. Data from the Mississippi shows a somewhat higher increase for skip-row planting. Yield increases from skip-row plantings are greater on fer soils giving good stalk growth Estimating Profitability A procedure to follow in esti- Cotton Men To Hear Top Economist LITTLE ROCK - Dr. M, K. Horn, Jr., one of the nation's leading cotton economists, will speak to cotton merchants from Arkansas and Missouri at their annual meeting in Jonesboro on April 21, mating the profitability of skip- row planting would be as follows: First, calculate the per acre value of soybeans above the cost of soybean seed, combining, and rent (if any). Assume that seedbed preparation and weed control cosU for soybeans would be the same as and "cancel out" that for the fallowed strips between cotton. Second, estimate the per acre value of the expected increase in cotton yields from' skip-row planting — above the cost of handpicking and rent. Other costs would not be increased. Rent (for both cotton and soybeans) need not be considered if the land is owned by the operator or if cash rent is paid. No extra charge should be made for that part of the cotton machine-picked. The following example illustrates the above procedure: Cotton Soybeans Increase (Per Acre) (Per Acre) Yield (or Increase) .. 20 bu. 100 Ib. lint Price .......... n.so 33c Gross Value .. $32.00 $33.00 Seed Cost $3.00 None Harvesting Cost $5.00 $6.00 Rent (Cash rent paid) Mrs. Helen S. Botsford, executive rice president and secretary of the Arkansas-Missouri Cotton Trade Association, has announced. Dr. Horn, who is chief economist of the National Cotton Council, will speak on the subject "The Ecomonic Outlook for United States Cotton Markets,"Mrs. Botsford said. James W. Kennedy of Pine Bluff is president of the Association. Read Courier News Classifieds >•»*••*>••••••••••••* ROTHROCK DRUG STORE Remember us for prescriptions Net Value .... $24.00 $W.OO In this example, skip-row planting is indicated to be profitable, not to consider any benefits in Johnson grass control from fallowing. Many factors will affect the profitability or desirability of skip-row planting on an individual farm. Some of these are soybean yields, Johnson grass infestation, type and fertility of soil, kind and size of machinery and equipment, insect control needs in relation to available type of insecticide equipment, etc. VANE-CAL.VERT PAINT msn-unx SATM FINKK ftKicn • tchrtt umth ui in tl.ta ff eitreme rfo/Jtfl- itr »t **t*n\wtt . »nn» of rtll MEEM rur WALL ENXMEL Mtntlftf Ft riill* fM w)t» Drtew FH Will Cunri. trie* vltfc a ItnrMw fl«t Ilnlik. Foi w«Ilt, Mllllp U4 «W* piioiiw ImTtS if niitr. SCMI CtOSS FINISH Bftti iritb i MR twit, <rtt»ttr ifttM. Witlutuft iraiMit wuhlnj. Wtndtr- til for wMtfwerk— walli. tat. Apply win braib tr rclNr. 1U2 1322 COLORS E.G. Robinson Lumber Co. 319 W. 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