The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1952 · Page 9
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AniTL *5, 1952 (AKK.V COTJKTER HEWS FARM NEW Weather Delays Cotton Planting In Most Areas f Survey Shows Farm Labor Is Seriously Short, Service Says LITTLE ROCK (f, — The Crop Reporting Service said this week large scale cotton planting will begin In Arkansas within a few days If the weather permits. Some cotton . already has been planted, mostly in Mississippi, Polnsett, Monroe. St. Francis, Chf- cot «nd Jefferson Counties. Oerif rally, ; (leld work has been delayed by rain for three weeks. The Service reporter! that, while a Tew crates have- (>one to mark"!, it will on another werk before volume movement of Arkansas strawberries begins. The weekl" rewl, listed peach prospects as favorable. Surveys by conntv agricultural »?ents show the'stlte's farm Inbor simply to be seriously short in some areas, and some farmers nlrcadv • re arranging to import Mexican workers. : Pigeons n Burbank, Calif. BURBANK. Calif. Wi—Tony Bovc thought he had bats In hfs belfry •when he discovered a falcon In his piseon aviary recently. Bove sensed "fowl" plav when he heard his squabs In a rtlfher and rushed out to find the falcon had •Iready killed one bird. The bird of prey was finally captured, says Bove, after he suffered several painful wounds on his hands from Its sharp talons. "I would have killed it," says Bove, "but I noticed it had bands on its legs and must belong to some " MILK SUPPORT PROGRAM-An unique milk sucporl propram is instituted near Copenhagen, Denmark, by Julie, the Jersey Julie injured her leg, and amputation was necessary. Tho frugal veterinarian tUled her with an artificial limb, tind Julie now re™-: in the pasture nearly as well as before. MCPA Livestock Committee Plans Drive Against Anthrax The Livestock Committee of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association has organized an informational campaign 'on Anthrax in an effort lo encourage livestock farmers to promptly put into action plans for controlling the disease. A co-ordinated program was developed at a seven county area meeting in Portagcville, Monday, April SI. In addition lo the Live- strck Committee and other MCPA officials, Dr. Paul Spencer, Assistant State Veterinarian, several local veterinarians, county agents, and f-iimiv Mobilization Committee Chairmen attended the meeting. • Read Courier News Classified Ads. ' Dr. Silencer staled that Anthrax Arkansas' New Farm Publication On Research Available to Public FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The first issue of "Arkansas Farm Research," new quarterly publication of University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station, is oft the press. Dean and Director Lippert S. Ellis announced loday. The purpose of "Arkansas Farm Research," according to the introductory statement in Ihe first issue, "is to make the results of research more quickly available to the farmers of Arkansas than has been possible in the past . . . Some of the research reporled is nol of necessity final. Such work Is included to give a preview of favorable Irends and of work in progress. This Information may also permit preliminary farm trials." Present plans call for publishing the report in the spring, summer, autumn, and winter, according id Dean Ellis, and lo include, in so Jar as possible, research results that are limely to each season. Thus, the first article In the Sprine 1952 edition Is "Equipment anci Cultural Practices mportant in Chemical Weed Control." in It, H. E. Stanton,' assistant agricultural engineer, outlines some of the practices that have given best re ilts in experiments with chemical weed control in cotton, and describes some of the equipment used Other articles include "Thinnino Peaches for Better Fruit." by J if Cooper: "Soybean Yields as Affected by Row Width." by Paul E Smith: "Do Inseclicides in (he Boll Damage Plants?" by .>.','. D. Wylie "Control of White Tip of Rice," E. M. Crnllpy; "Performance can be controlled and losses may be prevented when livestock fanners recognize the fact that animals on known infected land are subject to infection, and the only means of preventing losses from the disease Is to practice pre-seasonal vaccina- Ifoii with the vaccines which have proved to give best results w h e n properly administered. He stressed (he seriousness of Ihe present sil- ualion. saying that losses which have already occnrcd this season are from six weeks to two months earlier than usual. According to Dr Spencer, Anthrax Is caused by a specific micro-organism or germ which is indigenous to the soil in certain areas wherein it survives for long periods, especially In areas that are subject to periodic inundation or in low-lying marshy land. Practically all species of livestock are .susceptible to this disease, which is transmissible also to man. Cattle" I horses, and sheep are most commonly affected and develop the disease in the acute form, with a re- rale. Hogs ac- . quire the disease for the most part . . . The issue also includes a listing of recent Experiment Station publications that are available on request, as well as dates for the adult study days lo be held at the various branch stations during the spring and summer. "Arkansas Pann Research" may be obtained without charge by residents of Arkansas from the Bulletin Office, University of .Arkansas College of Agriculture, Fnv- etteville. Committees are. planning community meetings to assist In circulating information about the disease and (o advice farmers of the present situation. Hilton L. Bracey, Executive Vice- President of MCPA, u urging all livestock owners to cooperate wl th local veterinarians In .vaccinating , »__._ in known j nfectec | all livestock areas. In 1943 Ihe United states produced 56,382.000.000 eggs. Planting Seed We have for sale a limited quantity of Northern Grown WABASH SOYBEANS OGDEN SOYBEANS. COTTON SEED Henderson-Hoover Seed Co. Highway 61 South REVIEW*-, 'Thinning Out' Plants Helps Prolong Home Garden Harvest Many a home vegetable garden crop which gets a fine start,, Is ruined by the failure of the gardener to thin out the plants, so they have n chance to mature. But do not destroy at once all excess plants. There are many hazards In the garden which may destroy seme plants and it is well to keep a reserve on hand a.s long as Poultry Now Ranks 3rd in Farm Income SPRINODALE, Ark. —Eating pf eggs, chicken, and turkey in the' United States has. reached an all- time high level and has put the poultry industry in third place in farm income with a total valuation of four billion dollars, according lo Roy C. Ritter, state chairman of the Poultry and Egg National Board. The 155 million American people are now eating on an average 406 eggs per capita annually, 30 pounds of chicken meat, and 5.5 pounds of turkey, Mr. Hitter said. Since 193539, there has been an Increase of 36 per cent in eggs. 67 per cent In chicken, and 112 per cent in turkey consumption. The poultry'Industry in Arkansas, as well as the country over, has come a long way in the last few years, according to Mr. Hitler. Modern hatcheries that practically run themselves automatically, and labor-saving devices, such as automatic feeders, waterers. and brooders, enable one man to care for 10.000 or more laying hens and 40,000 broilers at one time. Breeding, nutrition, and management have combined to make chickens and turkeys far better meat birds and egg producers than their ancestors of only 15 years ago. The Poultry and Egg National Board, the consumer education and promotional agency of the national poultry industry, is supported on a voluntary basis by hatcheries, producers, broiler growers, turkey growers, feed dealers, and others Mr. Ritter said that the annual campaign has just started, with Arkansas' quota set at $2,000. The national quota for the hatchery- producer group is S75.000. The National Board's financial goal to be raised in 1952, from all industry groups. Is $250,000. possible. Just as soon as the plants are large enough to handle, thin them to stand about on Inch aparl. This will allow them to develop repldly with no danger of entangling their rocts with neighbors. .When they threaten to crowd again, many of the tiny plants can be used on the table. Carrots as (hick as your little finger maks a dish lo remember. Beets Just be- Siiinlng to form, cooked with their lender, nulriclous lops, are a real table treat. Lettuce leaves Iwo inches across can be used in a bowl salad. Onlcns, kohlrabi.'Swiss chard and spinach are among other plants which are delicious when half-mature. By rrmoi'ing alternate plnnl.s using the discards where possible, l!»: optimum syncing of the survivors Is attained. Phat this spacing should be cannot be told precisely for your garden. It depends upon the variety you grow, and the fertility of your soil. In well fed home gardens, plants can usually be grown closer together than in market gardens, and the tendency is to Increase the number of plants grown, even In commercial opera- lions. Be sure, however, that each plant has room to mature without sulfer- ing from competition. Peas will do well in single rows, when spaced an inch apart; bush beans, two to four inches; bush lima beans. 18 inches for the large seed varieties, and a feet lor the small seed. Carrots will mature when close enough for the roots tops to touch; beet,? need three to four inches, and turnips, which must grow last, should be thinned out at an early stage to stand four Inches apart . Thinning out plants should be an opportunity to select the finest plants you have for growing on, discarding the Inferior. And' while you work at it. make a mental note of the folly of sowing too many seed. Two or three times as many seeds as the plants you can. mature should always be sown, lo allow for accidental losses. But beginners often sow ten times as much as they need which wastes seed, and Increases the work of thinning out. It gives the beginner an emotional shook to pull seedlings which have grown from the 6ecd sowed; but this is a task which must be done, if a failure of the crop is lo be avoided. The mean distance of the moon from the earth is 238.857 miles. PLANTING SEED SOYBEAN SEED We have Ogden and Dortch No. 2 Cleaned and Sacked. Ready for immediate delivery. 00 PER BUSHEL COTTON SEED Empire Cotton Seed, first year from breeder. Discounts on large lots. PER HUNDRED RED TOP GIN CO. IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK! Rear-mounted, fits any tractor ... the MASSFY- HARRIS .,-ROW DRILL PLANTER I eaWvat- lacnen and makes it possible for vou to get twice as much use out of your tractor. They're available for irnmediale delivery! 61 IMPLEMENT CO. N.Hi way ol "The Farmer's Home On Missco Farms kj C.inlj Aunt Keith j. Hlltrcr Have A Cigar Oh. my gosh, I'm n papa! 71 u-orkcd. The goose eggs hatch- very successfully in our experimental Incubator. HaU'hnbllily of fertile eggs was 08 per cent. Only seven goslings out of 133 were help, ed out of the shell, and these richl at the last part of Hie hatching period. The others came out clean and easy. The first pip occurred on the twentieth nnd the last gosling hatched out on the twenty-third. These goose eggs came from four different farmers where Hie geese were handled In different ways and led different radons. The eggs va- "led from one lo twenty days old vhen set. We think lhat this Is an Indlca- lioii that farmers can successfully halch (heir own goose eggs In in- rubntirs if they follow Instructions exactly. Oaltle Farmers, I.onk Here Tilt Sudan B rnss is by fr.r the licsl variety lo grow lor summer supplemental pnslm-e. The Tift variety averased producing four Ions of green welglif, per acre more lhan any other variety. This is from n report of the Arkansas Ksuerlmeiit. Stations covering three years of test work. Tho lest also shows thai Tift Sudan recovers much more rapidly than toner varieties after being Brazed down or clipped. Remember to ask for Tift Sudan when you sow your supplemental pasture. Are You Scared? The State Extension Office reports a great many roriursts for blueprints or plans for slorm cellars. If you are interested in Idens a plan, I Ihink we cnn furnish them from Ibis office. One of our plans shows hovv to fix a home made storm cellar that will also serve as a storage cellar. It Is suggested that you build Ibis storm cellar on the west or south side of your borne, 'nils Is necessary to prevent your home from being destroyed and deposited on top of your storm cellar in case of tornado. Tornadoes usually tn- vcl froma southwest lo a northeastern direction. I'lisarhmi Wilt Control The ivealhcr has been right farmers have cooperated nicely and we now have ihtce very Hup tests or demonstrations on the control of fusarinm wilt on sandy land In the Manlla-Leachvllle area. The material we are uslug, and fumigating the soil with, is nowtume- 85. The test plots are on the farms of Roy Smith. Shady Grove: G, li. Ray. I'awheen; and j. o. Kclwards- Bob Shipley, I.oachvMe. Ill; Hatch of Chlcki More .than 190.000,000 chicks were produced in commercial hatcheries In February, the largest output for tlie month on record. This hatch was 18 per cent above February of last year and topped the 1945-50 average by 53 per cent. They'll Cut Vour Profit Cutworms are already destroying stands of cotton and corn in some Arkansas and Mississippi locations They did real harm here last year and with the kind of weather we. have had this week they can ruin a poor stand of cotton overnight. It Is now easier to control cutworms than most ' any damaging insect I know. Toxaphene spray will destroy the cutworms completely In one night. Nepal Is an Independent kingdom on the southern slope of the Himalayas, Id clips thrips ES ... ion iwo V ,M' WITH SMALL DOSES ouncej per acre. IN RECORD TIME . . falling Tn leu lhan 1 hours. AT REAL SAVINGS . low cojt-per-ocre and «ai/ to use. GET a I cirin TODAY Iniecli ila aldrin SHELL CHEMICAL CORPORATION GET YOUR CROP IN FAST With A Cheap Extra Tractor! -~* 1952 FORD TRACTOR FARMALL 'C TRACTOR Rave money now on this Iraclor (hat's Get a blue ribhon guarantee on the Farm- bcen run just (59 hours! The plow has all "C", loo. Comes equipped with both never been in the ground. cultivator and planter. FARMALL 'M' TRACTOR M. M, MODEL 'R' GH a blue ribbon K uaranlee on this fine Just Sti'lii is the price lag on this Minne- I'armall Iraclor, cqutppcil with rice and apnlis-Moline Model "R" Tractor with cul- cane tires. Save now. tivalor, planter, middlehuster. FARMALL 'W TRACTOR JOHN DEERE 'B' }),?„ ll" VD sever; !' reconditioned Farmall Here's a peach of a K ood tractor! In ex- H I motors priced as low as $750. I'ick cellenl condition, this John Deere "li" out one today. has „ cu , tiv ., tor . . One Used Soil Pulverizer $150.00 Delta Implements also has a good stock of used Disk Harrows, Plows nnd 2-row Planters at bargain prices. For all your used equipment, come to the International- Harvester place. POOR THIN6! SHE SUFFERS FOR THAT SHE WEAR A SIZE SHOE ON A SIZE FOOT (JIT m FOR THE FINEST OSAU WITH DELTA IMPLEMENTS.!* 1 YOUtt BE DEU\6HTED^ WITH THEY HAVE DELTA IMPLEMENTS **- BLYTHEVIUE.ARK

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