The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1950 · Page 10
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FACE TEN BI/VTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 28, Gardeners Seek End to Insects Green Thumb Addicts Clean Spray Guns For Insect Fight By Cynlhlft !*owrjr AP Newsfeaturcs Writer It Is the unhappy lot of every gardener who would pick tasty vegetables and handsome flowers . to spend a portion of his time us a hunter. Every gardener's tool shed or garage is frequently used to ready his hunting equipment—compounding lethal sprays, cleaning spray guns, loading dust guns—and reading directions. For the war against iiisrets and pests begins in March and continues right through the .season until cold weather drives us back into the Whiter siesta. For the purposes of classification, garden insects fall roughly Into two classes; chewing and sucking. Into the chewing class Eire the slimy bugs, amusing grasshoppers, caterpillars, beetles, grubs and cutworms. Tills enemy settles itself on leaves and blooms and munches contentedly until there's only a skeleton left. The sucking pests are more devious In their methods, but equally vicious. Aphids, or plant lice, are the most common members of the family, and they insert a tiny needle Into the plant and suck out its life juices. Infected plnnts may be identified by yellowing leaves, spots and a general appearance of illness. Use Two Sprays To catch both before damage is done, It's necessary to keep two types of sprays on hand. The chewing pests are controlled by poisons which they take Into their titomnchs. The sucking pest are killed by poisons which kill on contact. Arsenate of lead Is the best known of the stomach poisons: nicotine, of the contact killers. Rotenone. however, works both as n stomach poison and B contact poison. So docs DDT for those who are willing to use It and study carefully so as not to cause injury to garden friends. These chemical sprays lake nrscn- ate of lead and nicotine are old, tried and true. With science's terrific progress, the market is flooded with new, strong insecticides wh.Ich take careful handling. It's'best to ask for help frnm a reputable seeds- man In selecting some of the newer pest removers. Sprays vs. Ousts Some people use sprays for nil their bug fighting-work, others prefer using dusts. There's something to be said for both sprays and dusts —and most gardeners use both. In the event a dust gun is used, ft's wise to spray after a rain or in the morning when plants arc moist so the dust sticks U) the plants. When a spray Is compounded, soap Is usually added to the mixture to help liquid stick to tlin plants. Japanese beetles, ot course, seem impervious to any chemical warfare. One effective method of control is to treat the ground in the early spring—when the beetle grubs are still in the Koii,.v/Uh a specific preparation which infects the grubs with a lethal Jap beetle disease, in the alternative, the best control Is picking the beetles off foliage by Dad's Dilemma by Stack ' MOM, BETTEP LOOK UNDQK'VACUUM CLEANERS IN THE YQ1CW PAGES /Whether it's repairs, services, or products you're needing, the Yellow Pages of your telephone directory are the best guide to all types of business in your town. YeBow Pages'tell who buys . . . sells . . . rents ... repairs. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. State 4-H Food Champs Now in the Making The 1050 champions In the Na- liona! 4-H Fond Preparation program are now In the making, and Arkansas 4-II'ers are hard at work perfecting their culinary arts. National, stale and county awards will be presented to the youthful cooks at the end of the year for outstanding Achievement.* Awards on a national basis have been offered In the food preparation program for 10 years, and ac- tivily In the project Is still gohlR strong. Kaniiliif; in age from 10 to 21. girls and boys "learn by doing." which Is the 4-H way. Number of meals ami different dishes prepared annually runs well over '^0 million. An example of what's being done In Arkansas Is the record of Maxine Baikley, 16. of Vanndalc, the 1049 s.tate champion. During; six years in Club work, she became an expert meim planner, and cooked and .screed some 2.700 meals. She has full responsibility for getting meals for her family of six, and has saved hundreds of dollars on the food budget. Nine girls were awarded county medals last year for outstanding accomplishments In preparing and serving meals. Definite objectives outlined In the program aim [o give the youth a well-rounded basic knowledge of se- Icclim;, preparing and serving food. Their personal eating habits are Improved, and often the whole'fam- ily benefits by what they have learned. At club meetings local leaders ami county extension agents demonstrate modern approved practices and use of proper equipment. The program this year has n new sponsor — Kelvtnator Division of Nash - Kelvinator Corporation, Detroit, Michigan. The same awards will be provided as in the past. Six national champions will each receive a $300 college scholarship, while stale winners get a trip to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. Cold medals will designate county honors. The Cooperative Extension Service supervises the project State Hatcheries Show Production Increase Commercial hatcheries in Arkansas produced -1.388,000 chicks during March, according to the State and Federal Crop Reporting Service. This year's March figure Is a 43 percent increase over March of last year, according to the Service's report. hand and dropping them into a jar of kerosene.— or turpentine — and water. Tomatoes frequently are bothersd by sucking Insects—but they should be sprayed or dusted only with Bordeaux igixlure for the plant is susceptible, .to a pest called tobacco mosaic which can be present In the nicotine-based spray. • He's International Truck trained. That means lie's trained in the best and latest servicing and repair practices according to International Truck methods. And that means he's an expert io the use of International designed mnd approved machines and tools for testing, repairing and reconditioning. He can make money for you two ways. By holding your service and maintenance costs at a minimum, and by putting your trucks in shape to roll out money making miles. You find him busily at work in our shop. Take advantage of his skill and experience by bringing your truck* to us now. Any makes or models. Any job, from lubrication to a complete overhaul. 312 SOUTH 2nd. ST. PHONE 6863 Delayed Leafing ay Mean Trees Need Check-Up Trees can be backward, loo. Some ?em almost stubborn about put- rijj out their first greenery of he season. Delayed leafing is some- Irncs significant. It can indicate uch things as disease, malnutri- ion or winter Injury. More often, there Ls little cause or concern about reluctant leaf- rs, according to W. H. Knowles. ield representative of the Davcy I'rce Expert Co. The alert home owner generally notes the same ree is retarded each year. That's usually because trees are •eal individuals, maintains the authority. They have their own peculiarities, expressed in growth and 'lahit. One tree may stand bare vhilc neighbors of the same species >roudly flaunt their green mantles. Where the leafing lapse Is much icyond normal, or the owner sus- iccls It is. best thing Is to call n expert. Ollds are he'll give the ree a clean bill of health. However, the check-up may re- 'eal disease, invasion or Just plain liet deficiency. If this Is the case, he tree man will be able to recom- ncnd remedial action. Since it is 'arly In the growing season, cor- ective steps now give the laggard ree a better chance to regain icalth and beauty. Helping a tree to extra vitamins s one ct the best assurances it rill sport a lush coat of foliage -,'arlicr. Davey researchers have ound well-fjcd. trees leaf promptly. Extension Service Bulletin Tells Farmers How to Save Time, Energy Ily-Line poultry farms of Des Moines, In., a department of He'nry", vajla ce's none winch moneercd in the successful production of hybrid corn. Hi Corn First Half of May Most Nearly Ideal Time to Plant Soybeans HUDSON, Iowa, April' 28 — The first half of May perhaps is most nearly the ideal time for planting soybeans In Mississippi County, according to George M. Strayer, secretary of the American Soybean Association ijut there is a normal planting period of 100 days for soybeans In the south. It may not be advisable to plant soybeans early to "get them out of the way" for other crops. With too early planting, there will be high and this means difficult combin- , weed infestation lower yields and ing. Soybeans planted in April will not outyield those planted in May or June, and they are much harder to keep clean of weeds, according to Strayer. Those planted in the first half of July will mature but the yield will be small. Soybeans are like cockleburs in that regardless of when they are planted they will all mature at about the same time. Early planting does not necessarily mean earlier maturity. The best method of preparing ground for soybeans Is to flatbreak as early- as possible then wait until the first weed crop has started to Spccial fertilizer, high In nitrogen content, Ijoosts growing vigor when ' applied in holes over the entire root area. Leopards are occasionally all black or albino. come up. Then when there Is plenty of soil moisture disk and plant In rows not more than one inch deep ight behind the disk, Strayer said. Plant Only Adapted Varieties Only varieties adapted to the south should be planted, and they should be Inoculated. Inoculation a cheap, simple process that can mean from four to six bushels per acre higher yield. Best rale of planting is 45 pounds to (JO pounds per acre, according to the American Soybean Association secretary. A higher rate of planting produces many spindly plants that do not mature and is a waste of "ed. With the present shortage of good seed it is Important that none be wasted this year. Check the rate nf planting after a few rounds by weighing to make sure you are not over or under, planting. A good rule of thumb to 'remember is (hat a heaping double handful Is one pound of soybeans. Unless the land is poorly drained plant soybeans flat, Strayer advised. Ridges interfere with both cultivation and cOEnbinlng. To get the best result.'; from soybeans this year he suggested that the following six points be remembered : -' . ' • <1) Plant only innoculaled, adapted varieties (2) In the first half nf May (3) on flatbroke land (4) that has been disked to kill the first weed crop (5) in flat rows (61 at the rate of 45 to 60 pounds per acre. County Agent Keith Bilbrey has a suggestion for farmers who would like to save time and energy. His suggestion is, obtaining a copy of the Extension Service's bulletin en- tied "Labor Saving Equipment and Devices." In this publication, he said, are 24 different ideas for making inexpensive time savers. They include: Trough for feeding salt, anu minerals—This sheltered trough can be used for keeping sal tand minerals bcofre livestock at all times with minimum waste. It may be attached to stationary posts or mounted on skids. Endless conveyor — This device may be used for elevating baled hay, sacked grain, or fertilizer. Power can be supplied by an electric motor, gasoline engine or tractor. Post puller—The post puller may be used for pulling posts or stumps. If stumps are to be pulled, a four- inch pipe eight feet long_ or a six- inch diameter hardwood post makes a good lever arm. A 20 to 24-inch I cottonwood log, split and bolted together, makes a good bottom for the puller. Gatcless gap—A gatelccs gap is convenient for use In a fenee designed to hold cattle and workstock. As a rule ti Is not satisfactory for turning hogs. It is constructed so that sufficient clearance Is allowed between the posts for a man to pass through. Gap to hold hogs—This gap is designed to hold hogs but to allow cattle and workstock to pass. Such' a gap is adaptable for use between Hires. lot and pasEure or between ,pas- Automatlc V/aterer for Hogs — Where rtmnin? wattr is not available, this device prevents waste of Model "MT" Model "AN" Model "MT," • wi[i single front wl DURA-MODERN I POWER Model "MT," with wide front wheels. ECONOMY Men today's John Deere Tractor Family — 1H jjrcai models—i lypc and powrr size for every farming need. One of these John Dccre Tractors fits your farm. The moie you know about it, the •TiOfc Convinced you'll he it's the best firm power investment you can make. Arrange *vith us to sec it and drive it. We fed sure you'll never he completely satisfied until you own a John Deere Tractor. • Model "B 1 Model "AO" Model "R" Mod*! -AR- MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 4434 JOHN DEERE TRACTORS woter that must be carried. It provides a constant supply. Holder for Vaccinating Plg» — This simple piece of equipmen^ makes 1L passible for the operatot to do a better Job of vaccinating. ft t T t ** •• • C the t*a. <m COM f»rm Combing . . . read how to «•*• with the Farm Inron* Privilege, be ufe with UM Prepayment Rnerve. Ask tu for llii» new booklet prepared by the leader in Ilio field. The EqaiubU Life Ai*unnM S«»i*tv. TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 213 W. Walnut I'hone 2381 | Blythevilic with the DEARBORN LIFT-TYPE T.UEs and Lowers fey For4 [Traclor Hydraulic Touch IConEril. .The 324 stetl fingers on tiil» Rotary Hoe really dig under young weed* • nd flip them out on top of the iroutid. Attached to the Ford Tractor, thii 7' r widt ho* can MVM M acrea a day. In addition to first cultivation on row crops, this Implement It Ideal for rullivalmj drilled crop*, such a* alfalfa or clover, breaking up mnj •oil «ust which may have formed. Also used for preparing seed beds In itubble mulch farming. By changtnr rtie hitch, spiders rotate In revers« direction for use as a treader )• heavy stubble and other crop residue without clogging. Can h* attached to Ford Tractor In 61 second*. Ask »s about it. When you buy "DEARfiOAN* you buy QUAUTY .•2 ASSlMILItS-aaO HNGIRS-A Close-up ot Jvst one mt Iho 32 "hoe** • snemMtta, aneclallj d«»l|n«d 1» fct weeds-FASTI Russell Phillips Tractor Co. r inc. ALLEN HARDIN, Mana K «r Highway 61 South BlythevilU RUSSELL PHILLIPS TRACTOR CO^ LEACHVILLE, ARK. J. A. DAVIS, Mgr. RECTAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY DFTS. NIES & NIES (All Trpa Except Canmr) Clinic 514 Main. MjthcrlDc, Ark. fhane

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