The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1968 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 2, 1968
Page 5
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Dyftevffl* (Ark.) Courtar Km - Friday, M»ru«y I IMi- Faff Mint Form News REVIEW »«<i FORECAST I '*"**• ' ' '.•:. ;•; . •; • .•;.;.• • . '•.. •';.; • '. ...... iV Pickett: New Soybean Variety JOHN C. WORTHINGTON ASSISTANT COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT NORTH MISSISSIPPI COUNTY Are you a "good," "average," or."poor" soybean farmer? If you aren't a "good" soybean tests and seed increase in 1967. the farmers who had Picketts in 1967 believe one answer to their problem has been found. Some farmers of cyst nem'atode infested sandy soil have been making from 5 to 17 bushels producer then you are losing!per acre, on land? which pre- Sney! > :', . jviously.had soybeans. This Soybean farming is becoming I year's Pickett yields jumped to Injure 'complicated each year. : i|||.<jjne reason being that new va- **J'rieties are .being produced for ^problem soils. If you use a new ^variety, then you must use .it I Son the 'soil for which it was in- If tended, about 30 bushels per acre. . there are many ways to control cyst nematode: soil fumigation, prevention of soil being moved on equipment, crop rotation, or Picketts. Soil fumigation, prevent soil movement and •: Pickett is the ;name-of a new; rotation .are, not always possible soybean variety. It is one way | or economically feasible. Pick'-•-• : - 'etts.are.-the best solution ;now, since in 1967 there was 'enough seed .produced for nearly every. -a poor• or Average er: can/become a "good" Sit armer. That is> a producer who some extra Pickett seed for ;ale. Leachville Community: J a ck Miller, Hershal Johnson, John iearden Jr., Hitt and Rose, Virgil Johnson, L. L. Mayfield, tobert Pierce, M. B. Meadows, i*loyd Reeves, Jim Bridges, Tom Marshall, and Louis Barks. Rington Community: Welbow Fouts. • -. Buckeye: Charles Beach, and A. L; -Fleeman. Manila:' Albert Robinson, E , W. Robertson, and Sy Ellis. .Biytheville: C. H. Gaines, ibbby Lee Smith, L. H. Gaines, ierbert Wilson, George Diila- hunty and Farris MCall. ;or suspects a farm.of 'cystione to plant a few acres.. ;^^nematqde infestation. »»*54: -The-Pickett soybean was-bred for cyst "ematode resistance; i Why don't you visit with a few- ,of - the following .farmers' a- uout their I have variety on a soil it is not intended for. It will not produce as well as a standard variety on "ideal" soil. . It was released to growers for;and possibly one might have Farmers Meet -. 'Agricultural problems and Farm Bureau programs to al- 'leviate them were discussed by " farm leaders from five north- -'iast Arkansas counties Wednes- 1 day in Jonesboro at a 'district -membership campaign kick-off meeting. ' • Attending from North Mississippi County were W H. Wyatt, Jim Pulham, Nick Rose, Earnest Haynes, Joe Dildme, Don Brmn, 0 Bowers, Keith 311- brey, Buddy Donner, Coy Boyd, Earl Wildy, Vance Dixon, Charles Roy Lutes, Jim. Tomp* kins, Claude Duncan, Jerry Edwards, J P Ramey, Shed Bev_ill and Charles Armstrong. Counties represented were Clay, Craighead, Greene, PoW sett and Mississippi: : J. A. Pulliam, president of the Mississippi' County Farm Bureau,: outlined national legis- latiyet issues of taportaiite to farmers; and Waldo' Frasier, state Farm Bureau executive vice president, summarized bills ta be. presented aF'the special session of the Arkansas legislature. , ;•• -' . . : An electronic); farm{ record- keeping systemy-available publicly for .the firsf time "this, year, explained to.ithe^greup,.-. Lloyd Satterfield;;-director of the Farm Record-Management Service, told the audience that the ! IBM bookkeeping service would be open to all Farm Bureau members through March is. • •• '-" :: ; T e d Atkinson, Agricultural Extension Service -economist, spoke oh : "Trie Economics of Modern Agriculture". County goals in the membership signup;, which begins February 5, were explained by atate leaders. ..-,"...... W. H. Wyatt, State Farm Bureau Board member, presided, Insured Crops Pay Dividends Missouri farmers collected nearly two million dollars in crop damage from private hail insurance companies during 1967, according to figures disclosed recently. Payments varied from $12,863 for the destruction of one'farm- er's crops near HornersVille to less than $100 for numerous lightly damaged fields at the fringes of hailstorms. One of the most damaging storms struck the Dexter vicinity in Stoddard County, southeast Missouri, on April 23rd covering an area approximately 30 miles long and 16 miles .wide. Another -series of severe storms hit.on May. llth, 12th and 13th in the southeast cotton growing ;c6unties of Dunklin arid Pemiscot. . ' On Missco Farms fiy Etitb Bilbwy. County Agent Because of the complexity of our society the problems of agriculture and family living can no longer be confined to t h e farm. Social and economic; problems reach far beyond the boundaries of individual farms or;even communities. : The extension service's educational to anyone or any group" and educational programs will be developed in cooperation with them regardless of their social or economic status. The University of Arkansas ' Agricultural Extension Service was established to provide educational assistance on agriculture and family living and related subjects for all persons in the state. The extension service is unique among state and federal improved family living for all. Also, because we are under federal regulations and because we are the educational arm for U.S.D.A., we are required to tell you how to file a civil rights complaint. Here it is:"Any person who believes himself or any specific class of individuals to be subjected to discrimination may by himself or by an authorized representative, file a complaint with the appropriate federal official. "The complaint must be filed in writing within 99 days from the date of the alledged discrimination unless the time for .filing is extended by a federal official having the authority to make such an extension of time. "In the case of a complaint relative to discrimination in- There are about 300 skin dis- leases listed by the American Remember do n o t plant a I Medical Association. On a normal scalp, there is an average of- about 120,000 hairs. , ' • . Animal Clinic Set For Next Mairch The University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station will hold the fourth annual Ant mal Science Research Conference on March 8, Dr. E. M. Cralley, director, announced today. Cralley said the' conference will start at 9:00 a.m. in the Animal Science Center on the Fayetteville campus. During,the morning session research personnel will, discuss maternal and non-maternal factors influencing birth weights of beef calves, maternal influence on gain of beef calves to 120 days of age, pelleting of milo in swine rations, comparisons of roughages in finishing rations of yearling steers,, effects of addjng blackstrap molasses to rations for beef heifers, alfalfa for pasture, and a comparison of. oral and injected iron for prevention of baby pig anemia. The afternoon part of the pro- gram will get underway>t 1:00 p.m., with a discussion of the usefulness of the production index for beef bulls. * * *.'•'•' This will be followed by reports on sire-son comparisons of production indext, factors affecting the productivity of commercial ewes, the use of extruded .cooked soybeans In swine rations, effect of breed type, and storage on certain sensory characteristics of beef, effect of length of feeding period on efficiency of yearling steers fed in drylot, and comparisons of methods of prevention of respiratory disease of feeder calves. The conference will adjourn at 3:00 p.m. ' ' Everyone -interested In livestock production is invited to attend the Conference, aaid Cralley. ; by federal, state, and ounty governments. Because of his joint support the extension ervice must operate under both •ate and federaHaws; In corn- lying with Siese laws and re- ulatiohs the extension service r orks with many of the government programs which are dir- cted toward resource develop- ient, as well as in .the tradi- onal area of agriculture and onie .economics. Extension personnel have ai- ivays worked with all persons nd although much, emphasis is ow placed on working with minority groups, it does n o t af- ect- the basic program^ since xtension has always included hese in its eductional en eavors artd will continue to erve all persons where needed a ri d requested. In complying with the Civil Rights Act of 964 all extension's activities, ublicatibns and services- ar e available; to all persons regard- ess;.'j>f :: racf!i' color or national origin!"' ;1 •'•• '' "•• ;•• '' - " Extension's primary goal < is 6 assist the people of Arkansas with educational programs and nformation' that will help them attain higher incomes and pro- •ide more' job opportunities and M -iving the cooperative exten- 63 ; Farm Wives, ; Try a Craft! " Homemikers ta North AT- kansas are always interested always demand for new ones, ac- jrding to home economists. Now leading in populartly is "decoupsge. This grew from the beard art craft that was K pop- *ular a few years ago By cutting out a suitable sub- _,jct from a print, gluing it to a piece of furniture and applying several coats of varnish, a beautiful substitute for the fine lacquer ware from th« Orient ' may be simulated • The home economist says box- t«s, especially those with elegant shapes, have proved/, to be very popular items for the dei : coupeur. A simplified step-by! n > step procedure for doing a box J V is to sand the wood so the sur'^ J *"f«ce is vary smooth, brush on a shellac or other sealer before ,-. applying two coats of paint, and ! l«S then sand again. If you are staining rather than'paint- ing the sanded wood, be sure to seal it after .the staining. i The second, is Select one or more prints for application. If you want to use a colored^ print, be'sure there is no printing on the reverse aide. After the subject matter has been selected, the print arei ,roust be .completely' sealed. ./ . The print" must 'fit cut eijrt very carefully with cuticle aeii- sors. No white edges should show, however, if they do, be sure they are covered with oil pencils. Now the print is ready to be pasted into position. This is done by applying paste to wood and not the print. When dry the decoratad : aurfact la covered with many coats of varnish. Usually about 10 coati of gloss varnish are applied and then sanded. Another 5 coati may be applied, sanding between each coat until it ii impossible to'feel the edge of the print with the fingers. Tht last 5 coats should be a low luster, and be sure to sand afur iht third and last; - iii 9 ft V W Berry's Welding Shop MANILA, ARKANSAS Phont 561-J239 • Are & Acttylwit Wtlding • Portable Wtlding Equipment t Plow tUpflir & Shorpenlnfl • Fertilizer Feet Repairs • Hard Surfacing • Custom StetI Fabrication We Invlte you to relax oothejob and still get more done, aboard a John Deere 3020 or 4020 Tractor ai§ TM>ls«MMRpiiM«cM MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Mom FOM4I4 100 So. Dlvlil«n sion service, the written complaint should be sent to the Secretary of Agriculture, Wash- ngton,.D. C;; the Administra- or of the Federal Extension Service of the U. S. Department :.f Agriculture, Washington, D. C.; the State Director of Extension, Little Rock, Arkansas ; o r t h e local county agent. Should the complaint be sent to an official of the state extension service, such, complainrwill be forwarded to the Administrator of the Federal Extension: Service where it will be prompt-; ly referred to the Office of the Inspector General for investigation and report." ' ' v Ways To Topdress Nitrogen By John D. Garrttt Area Agronomy Agent Wheat farmers are busy about this time of year making plans for topdressing nitrogen. Phosphate and potash should have been applied at or shortly before planting:" If "these 'nutrients have not ben applied tiiey can be topdresed. anytime before the wheat gets too tall. Top- dressing phosphate and potash will not usually increase yields unless the soil is low in these elements. If soybeans are to follow, wheat topdresing these elements will generally increase yields. In the remainder of this article I want to discuss the three main points of topdressing nitrogen. These are, time of application, rate of application, and source of nitrogen. in wheat Experiments conduc- ted at Delta Center, nitrogen was 'applied at" 'four different times— planting— January-March -and April. The same rate of nitrogen was used at each time. Highest yields were produced on sandy and clay soils when the nitrogen was applied during March. The March topdressing increased yields an average of 10 bushels on sandy soils and i bushels on the clay. Time ol application had no effect OB yields on the loam and fint sandy loam soils at Portageville and Sikeston. . * * * Nitrogen should always ba Farming Records There are several farmers in the county who are. using the Flexible Farm Record book, prepared by ; the Agricultural Extension Servici and the/University of Arkansas. • , , . u( „„»* uv This volume .is designed tolpickone,up. keep valuable information and is a good book, especially if you are not satisfied with the present system you are now us- g... • ;-:• . Now is. a good time to atari seeping your records for this year and a good supply of these books are available at .the Agricultural Extension Office. Records are not only Important for Internal Revenue filing but are also important in making farm management decisions and keeping up with how your farm operations are doing. This book is divided into seven general sections which include deductible farm expenses,, tax able farm irtcome, hired labor social security record, inventory o f "no h - 'depreciable farm assets, depreciation schedule annual summary of farm ex penses arid income, and enter prise records. y you are interested in one of these'books, come by and topdressed in March on sandy soils because in some years 50 percent or more of the nitro* en can be lost by leaching. On oorly drained clay soils, th« ecision is more difficult. All ie nitrogen can be applied at r just prior to planting or in [anuary with only^ a small reduction in yield. On well drained oam soils the time of applica- ion should be a matter of con- /eninece. H top dresing is de- ayed until' April yields wil generally be reduced. April top* dressing is recommended only if nitrogen failed to be applied earlier. Several years of research at the Delta Center has shown hat 50 to 75 pounds of nitrogen is the most economical •ate to apply. .On fine sandy oam soils that have a good release of nitrogen the SO Ib. rate should be used. On heavy sandy and clay soils the higher rate should be used. , In tests conducted by the University of Misouri and various other states, no slgnifl- cent yield increase has been noted between nitrogen sources when applied under the lami conditions. MEN WANTED FROM Thii Are* To Train A» LIVESTOCK BUYER LEARN TO BUY HOGS, VEAI* LAMBS and CATTLE at Salo Barns, Firms, Terminal Yardt and Buying Stations. We prefer to train men 11-50 with farm background, For:local Interview write age, phone and experience. Regional Manager tor National Institute of Meat Paoklnf, P. O. Box 57, MuikOfie, OUa, 74401. WE'RE BRAGGING ABOUT ARKANSAS FARMERS that's part of the farm v, Bureau's Job ... to remind consumers thai Arkansas is tops in U. Si farm production: first *m Southern pine lumber ... second In rice and broilers ... fourth in cotton and soybeans. Each year the pro- ductton, processing and marketing of Arkansas farm com- nxxSties creates half the total / ••-:•••.:••;• :•' ./.-..: • t\ ' start Income. Thaf* flood! / but w'd like to & even bet* ter, so we carry on penuaslw '/ '•'* promotion programs that keep ^ people buying the commodities we produce. We're proud of Arkansas fanners and the 54,000 Arkansas farm families who are working together in Farm Bureau tomake agrlcul* % ture's future prosperous. JO III FARM BUREAU 1st in on an . ;ix re ,ilt .h- h- ; n. as ne

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