The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1968 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 5, 1968
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Blythivin* (Ark.) Courier Newi - Friday, January 5, 19W - Paga Nine Farm News REVIEW and FORECAST On Missco Farms By Keith Bilhrcy, County Agent Hundreds of you should be in-1 from the U.ofA. at Fayetteville, terested in attending the Fourth will speak on "The Soybean Annual Meeting of the Arkan- Plant and Some of Its Physio- sas Soybean Association. It will!logical Problems." . be held next Monday, Jan. 3,1 At 10:15 a.m. Leon Bates, in the Reng Center, Arkansas sales promotion manager for State University. Jonesboro. [Allied Chemical Co. in Dallas, •Kie program should be very'Tex., will speak on "The Big interesting to you. You are wei-! Yield ,. wi « ners and Their Fer- come to attend. jtilization Programs." The pro-Tarn is- ! At 10:45 a.m. Dr. Harold R. At 9 a.m. registration begins !« unt - extension agricultural and at 9:45 a.m. Dr. Charles chemicals specialist, from Lit- A. Stutte, plant physiologist, tle Rock will speak on "Chem' . . jical Weed Control in Soybeans. At noon, lunch will be courtesy of the chemical companies. At t p.m. Delbert R. Byg, agricultural engineer from Ohio tate University in Columbus, Ohio, will deliver a speech entitled "Stop Harvest Losses." At 1:35 p.m. diet Randolph, executive vice - president of the I American Soybean Association from Hudson, Iowa, will speak A delta-wide Grain Produc- on -Soybean. Promotion in-In- tion.Conference is scheduled to terna t iona } Markets, be held at the Delta Center, Portageviile, Jan. 22nd. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue up to 3 GPC Planned Jan. 22 In Porfageville p.m. Noon lunch will be provided by M.F.A; Grain Coni- pany. State and Area Extension Are you 'interested in any "foundation -grade" soybean seed for 1968? Foundation grade means that they are directly from' the breeder or originator. We are advised tiiat you can obtain foundation grade soybean Pickett, Davis, Hill, and Lee, from the Northeast Branch Experiment Station, Keiser. Address your letter to Maxsie Taylor, assistant director charge. * . * * H. G.. Johnson, of Leachville • ' J 11 /-l I J ""'*- 1UC1111J hJUll itL Wt UCUICt, has been named the .Outstanding was 3,225 pounds per ing Conservation Farmer iori acre during a 175 inch rain . 1967 in the West Mississippi l sloim Only 205 . pounds „,. soj| and County Soil and Water Conger- per gcre was i ie d from a simi- Specialists of the University of Missouri will 'present the latest research information on the following topics: Grain Sorghum and Corn Varieties for Southeast Missouri; - planting.. Date and Rate of Planting for Corn and Sorghum; Insects Control in Corn and Sorghum;- <.•••. Fertilizing - Corn, Sorghum, Wheat and Barley; Weed Control - Corn Sorghum; Small Grain Varieties f o r j.servation program includes land southeast Missouri; j leveling, and irrigation system, Malting Barley Program; | a drainage system, and wind And Harvesting, Storage and.1 erosion control measures.' Marketing of Grain; Handout material provided those according to Extension Agent W. F. James. pigs? se uj ng an .average of 250 pigs per month. Johnson is more than a conservation farmer, being active in community affairs. He is on the board of directors of Planters Production Credit Association. He is also a member of Mississippi County Farm Bureau, Leachville Booster Club, and Leachville Agri Club. He has been active in Leachville's low - rent housing project. He is married and has f o u r children: »t* 3 ^^»t.«Ji j "- ~4**tfitiiijnK'm>E^mfmmmB^mmeKvmmw.t** «-- --w * ™ CUTTING UP—Conservationists recommend shredding crop residue to help control soil erosion. However, other practices such as terracing and contour cultivation may be needed. Residues Can Halt Erosion At the Ritz Cotton Clinic Is Jan. 24 The competitive challenge facing U. S. cotton was never greater. And there is no end in sight to the relentless competition from synthetics and foreign grown cottons. Cotton can better meet this challenge by reducing costs. How to reduce these costs and increase profits will be one of many topics that farmers in the Blytheville area will hear dis cussed at the Cotton - Soybean- Rice Clinic in Blytheville on Jan. 24. The Clinic will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Ritz Theatre. Farming experts from the top companies in agriculture will ap- p3ar in one of only nine such Clinics being held in 1968 in a five-state mid-south area. This panel will discuss modern farming techniques, and give examples of their successful use in building extra profits on the program - a question el of experts - one lucky farm and answer period with the pan- of $20 an acre and more for \~r roac TU—f \ c top farmers. ! » rees, I TIUl IS "Crop residues that are shred ded ; and left on the surface or mixed in the upper two or ganisms to feed on. Most soils that are - suitable or cropland and are adequate- seed of the following "varieties: re ™Jce sou erosion ana waier Pickett. Davis. Hill, and Lee. !™ off . according to Heber B. three inches of the soil greatly ]/ protected from erosion can reduce soil erosion and kept in good physical condition by returning large quantities of crop-residue-to the soil annually, along with proper tillage practices. Soils in good Hughes, Conservationist of the Soil Conservation Service. "The litter breaks the impact of raindrops and serves as a * * * In addition to the production [ips,. this Clinic program con.ains: Free coffee and doughnuts ;rom 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. for farmers arriving early; A 12-gauge Remington shot- 111 1 barrier to soil movement, 'said. j The soil loss per acre,on a ;bare loamy soil at Urbaha, physical condition make the he I most effective use of rainfall and plant nutrients. : valion District. Johnson's con- Joiinson has been farming since 1934, He. farms 900 acres of cotton, soybeans, wheat and corn. He also raises feeder lar acrea mulched with corn stalk residue. Water runoff from the bare soil was 82 per- Soil conservationists generally agree that returning 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of dry, aboveground, residue per acre is required to keep cropland' productive and in good physical condition. Data collected by the Soil Conservation Service in Arkansas indicates that cotton cent t compared to 14 percent I producing 500 pounds oHint per acre, corn 50 bushels j-soybeans 20 bushels, wheat 40 bushels, and rice 75 bushels, will normal- from the mulched plot. • According to Hughes, organic material plays an important ole in maintaining the productive capacity of soils. In the South it is difficult to increase the humus content of cultivated soils 'because of the warm climate and high rainfall. This makes it important to return crop residues' to the soil frequently to replenish the supply quently tor eplehish the supply Albert NCC Draws Rep. Albert Majority Leader Carl Albert of the U. S. House of Representatives will address the 30th annual meeting of the National Cotton Council here, Jan. 2930. He will speak at the opening session. Albert was elected to the 80th and all succeeding Congresses, served as whip from the 84th through the first session of the 87th, and in January, 1962, was elected Majority Leader. He has served on many committees in the House, including 13 years on the Committee on Agriculture and s e v e r a I yean on the Committee on Science and Astronautics. He is now a member of the Committee on Education and Labor. Representative Albert served as chairman of the Committee on Resolutions and Platform of the Democratie National Convention in 19M. A native of McAlester, Okla., he was graduated with a B.A. degree in government from the University of Oklahoma and was a Phi Beta Kappa. He received a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University in England in 1931, graduating with a B.A. and B.C.L. in law. The meeting at th» Skirvin Hotels is expected to attract more than 1,000 industry leaders from all parts of the Cotton Belt. Gee to Join In Cattle Sale Jan. 27 E. B. Gee Jr. of Blytheville is among 23 Arkansas breeders of Polled Hereford cattle who have consigned bulls to the 17th annual range bull sale of the Association in Pine Bluff, Jan. 2V Gee will sell five head at the auction, according to Secretary- Treasurer Howard Holthoff of the Arkansas Polled Hereford Association. The sale, commencing In Has- tand Stadium, at 12:30 p.m. will be directed by Col. B. L. Swilley of Memphis. WANTED NOW Real Estate To Sell! HAVING CALLS DAILY FOR HOUSES MAY I SELL YOURS? RAYMOND ZACHRY 420 PARK Ph. PO 3.881* er will win a General Electric portable television set In a door-prize drawing. PRODUCTION INCREASES IN LAST DECADE Agriculture Industry U.S. AID to Iran has concentrated on agriculture, Industrial development, water and power, education and health. Sketch shows increases in agricultural and industrial' production in last 10 ytm* gun from a drawing; And a free hot noon meal. Clinic sponsors are Allis- ;halmers Manufacturing Company, Amchem Products, Inc., When to Transplant Bo Gibson Associate County Extension Agent North Mississippi County December, January and February are considered the best Shell Chemical Company and months for, transplanting trees Riverside Industries. At the end of the final item pare a seedbed. Many Soil and Water Conservation District co- here in the south, or anytime aftei a hard killing frost when there is a good moisture. During these months the plants are dormant and the shock from with transplanting wili be minimized, when the final rains and set- jtling have occurred, the plant \is the same depth as it grew originally. * * * All plants absorb water hrough the roots and give it ff through the leaves. There- ore, since much of the root ystem has been lost in transplanting, the intake of water as also been reduced. This makes it necessary to prune on water loss through the leaves. ,;' For good insurance, we usual* ly recommend removing 50 percent of the branches at transplanting time when the plants are transplanted bare-root (no dirt on root system). a mulch planter without prior seedbed preparation or burning o£ the : -straw. Special cultivation techniques are used to cultivate the crop. Other farmers are using a rotary tiller type of equip- ly return adequate residue to'ment to shred the straw and meet this requirement. Burning this': residue .wastes $4 ' to $5 worth -of nitrogen per acre and other nutrients/ '-.-• Double - cropping of small prepare a seedbed. The use of residue alone will not do an adequate job of controlling erosion on cropland having long or steep slopes. grain and soybeans has become'Other . conservation. practices a common practice in' somejsuch as terracing, contour cul- areas • of. Arkansas. Many farmers burn the small grain stub- f active material for soil or- ble to.make^lt : easier to pre- tivation, grassed waterways, and cover crops may be needed. The root action, or growth, on toft some oi the branches and re- many plants will occur when duce the leaf area to cut down the soil temperature warms up to 45 degrees or warmer. In regions this far south, much of the root system of many plants is below this frost line. The root collar is that portion of a plant between the stem and root system or the point at which the plants grew originally in the soil. This root collar should be laced approximately one inch beneath the surface of the soil or one inch deeper than the plant grew originally. Then, Helmets Anyone? BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - The grand jury was discussing a series of recent bombings Wednesday, when suddenly there was a loud crash and part of the ceiling went thundering to the floor. It wasn't another bombing— iust a workman in the attic above who stepped on a we* section of the flooring and crashed through. The unidenti- ied workman wasn't injured. HERMON C. JONES Badness Men'i Assuranct Co.. 555 So. Perkins Extended " Suite 404 Ph. 682-9641 :-.. Memphis, Tennessee : T : \ [nsuianc for Estate riunlnt KG; Man - partneriMp - Corporation - Group Pension - 1 Uremcnt - HospiUIIz»tlon. TRACTOR POWER FARMALL 656 FARMAIL 756 FARMALL 856 FARMALL 1256 7 and 8 Plow New Turbo 487 Co. In. 60H.P.PLUS ..c»76H.P.PLUS ../- 95H.P.PLUS Estimate 120 Plus Com* by and see these tractors on display with the NEW FEAHURES, ENGINES and all new POSITION COMFORT DESIGN. If you don't figure with us on one of our farm tractors and equipment.. .you won't get your MONEY WORTH. The "56" Series Tractor ALSO: Limited number of the Famous 806 and 1206 left on FIRST COMB FIRST SERVE BASIS—PRICED RIGHT! uE T CENTER INC. So. Diviiien Phone PO 3-6863 YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING ARK. SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1968 Carl Reng Center - A.S.U., Jonesboro MORNING SESSION 9 9:30 A.M.—Meeting Called to Order Invocation 9:45 A.M.—"The Soybean Plant and Some of It's Physiological Problems" Dr. Chrales A. Stutte Plant Physiologist, University of Arkansas, FayettevlUe, Arkansas 10:15 A.M.—"The Bfc Yield Winners and Their Fertilization Programs" Jj*°n Bates Sales Promotion Manager, Allied ORtmlcal Company. DlUu, TEtai 10:45 A.M—"Chemical Weed Control in Soybeans" . Dr. Harold R. Hurst Extension Agricultural chemical! Specialist, Little Rock, ArXansM 11:30 A.M.—Business Meeting; Committee Reports; Election of Directors 12:00 Noon—LUNCH — Courtesy of Chemical Companies AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00 P.M,—"Stop Harvest Losses" Delbert R. Byg Agricultural Engineer, Ohio SUt« University* Columbus, Ohio 1:36 PJM.—"Soybean Promotion In International „. . _ ... Markets" Chet Randolph Executive Vive Prw., American , soybean Assn., Hudson, Iowa We Hope You Will Attend Farmers Soybean Corp. "THl HQMi Of SUDDfH SEWICI" HUTSON AND BROADWAY

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