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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 7RIDAT, MAT t, 1W» FARM NEWS AND REVIEW Sunny Weather Speeds Up Crop Work in State Cotton Planting Is Well Underway in Most of Arkansas LITTLE ROCK (^ — Wet weather delayed land preparation and plant- Ing in Arkansas Inst week, but those activities are well under way now, the weekly Weather nnd Crop Bulletin showed. The Crop Reporting Service said general rainfall wns as heavy ns four to six inches in the west-central and north-central portions of the state. The mean temperature for the week was 64 degrees, on degree below normal. These crop conditions were reported: Cotton — Planting well along in Ashley, Crittendcn, Mississippi, Phillips and Poinseit Counties; delayed in Clay, Drew, Greene, Lawrence, Lee and Lonoke Counties. Good progress expected !r. next few days. , Corn — Planting delayed by wet fields In many counties; much early planted corn must be replanted. Cutworms causing considerable damnge (n Bradley County, Oats and wheat — Good outlook. Fall seeded oats heading in northern counties, Generally, Insect Infestations appear less prevalent than usual. Soybeans Up Soybeans — Some up to good stands although bulk of record acreage remains to be planted. Rice — Preparation of seedbeds has proceeded slowly and seeding of early varieties Is behind schedule in northern part of rire area. Fair progress has been marie in .southeastern counties. Strawberries •— Good production expected, with picking gnttlng well under way in late May. More pickers will bn needed in a fe.v.' (lays. Tomatoes — About 85 per cent of plants are in the fields in Bradley County, where heavy infestation of vegetable weevil. 1 ; and cutworms is reported. Drew County tomatoes have made slow growth due to cool weather. Peaches — Still prom Using although spraying hindered by rain last week. The radio telephone links the United Stales with 88 other coun tries. Grow PREMERGE a dinitro wted killer for pre-emergence wted cotttrol PREMERGE i, sprayod on the »« U planting tinvt, > •OMroll aonuil grasses suchai cm bgrais, and hrnaii-lraf annual we»d! well ai pigweed. Growers throughout the D*lt» hnve used it successfully for two stnsons for low-cost weed and ip cpnon. Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for dmeiag early critical growing period. Premerge works well ww,«b«r, ke«p« weedi and ' . . . - rass caimol nd-hoeing grasi down when k >« impossible Se« vt today for i *• w«t« yo or your and rv I t*fommeod»tiovi for •A AWr-MMr* V T.W D»* MC ui ai KXMJ a* poiilbl* » ban &• lartM M PAUL D. FOSTER Distributor — Office Blytheville Warehouse Phone 3418 Phone .'USS H.D. CLUBMEMOS ky Mn. Gertrude B IIMini* (Horn* Dtmorstralion A(entl On Missco Farms Cvmnij **«•! Etith J. Bittrer DEPENDABLE AGRICULTURAL CHBMICALS It'i Time To 1, Go to Black and White Store to see Armorel Home Demonstration Club window display as part of their celebration for National Home Demonstration Week, 2 Check dairy herd for mastitis, 3. Wrap all cured meat to protect from skipper damage, 4. Buy garden plants that arc free from disease. 5. Mulch tomato plants. 6. Spray peaches when ninst of the shucks have split from the mall fruit. rirnllhil Foorig for May Koort.i featured on the U. S. Department of Agriculture's plentiful 1st for May arc: EPJJS. tender young chickens—broilers nnd fryers, and fresh oranges nnrf srape- frult. Next month's markets arc expected to have a variety of fresh vegetables, depending on the locality. Most likely to br in good supply at prices favorable to consumers are cnhbaRc, kale, esca role spinach, lettuce, snnp benn.s and carrots. May is thr month to feature green leafy vef;ctah!es---rooke(t or fresh in salads—for IhJil vitamin A that may have run short in late- winter mnnls. May is also the month whon dairy products ore plentiful anc: reasonable In price — milk, buttermilk, cheese and cottage chce.se for example. Continuing in plenty nrxt month will be canned and frozen ornnRe juke; canned grapefruit Juice; and drier! prunes nnd raisins. For the main dish, in addition to RR ami chicken, there will be large supplies of fresh fish nnd frozen ocean perch Mllets. Other plcntifills: Peanut butter; salad oils; and cooking fats. Wlin Jtnes H When Maintaining a chore schedule may be a threat to family peare. "Who does 11 when" is a pressure any family needs to fighl. Life within the family cnn be a- never-ending squabble about household duties. Who should do the dishes, clean the attic, go on er- rnnds. feed the dog, or repair the leaky faucet. Most of us are con- fi.scrt about our responsibilities. Planning tope t her helps family members share, turns work Into fun, nnd makes grouches vanish. It Is not Just the boys nnd plrls who need to plan, parents will find It a help, too, In thinking more clearly. Check up on the family "chore score". Low rates show there's something missing. Try the "we" planning rather than "I" planning for a simple remedy. Slick Tricks Slick trlaks for making housekeeping easier are listed. Make one member of the family responsible for-~1 caving the living room in order iiil night to save time cnch morning. Too. it is nice to have the room ready for early Irrigation Demonstration On next Wednesday. May 7, we plan a pasture irrigation demonstration on the Earl Wildy farm south of Leachviile, on Buffalo Ditch, James Oattis, our Extension Agricultural Engineer, will be In charge and furnish technical information, The manufacturers of at least two typos of irrigation equipment will be present with display material. The Irrigation equipment will be set up on Wednesday morning and the actual demonstration and Information will be given to you at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. Watnr will be used out of Buffalo Ditch. ; This Is a Rood chance for you to see how Irrigation equipment can be used, cost of equipment per acre, amount of labor Involved in moving the equipment, etc. New Soybean Variety There ha.s been a considerable demand for an earlier soybean that will produce well and have a high oil content. Your experiment, stations nvrr the country apparently have produced a new variety. Perry, that will do most everything we want, It, U a yellow seeded soybean that matures nine days earlier than the S-100, In ai regional tests. Perry has averaged 3.2 bushels higher in yield and 2.6 per cent hlcher in oil content than S-IOO. Fortunately, Perry has produced for this latitude and will bo rather well adapted for Mississippi County. Perry is being produced in many increase blocks this year nnd will be available to you producers in J953. I think under no conditions could you get seed for planting this year. A Complete Failure Mr. Carter, your assistant county agent, observed the first complete failure this week of the use of Pre- merRe in trying to control Rrass in cotton. A seal was not obtained a.s recommended, due to poor seedbed preparations, The soil was gumbo. The surface soil had been reduced la granules about the slae of peas or a little larger. A nice green carpet ot grass has grown over the field prior to the cotton coming up, and there wa.s no difference In the intact at the end of the test; while men* had failed at the end of the of those treated with coal tar creosote and spent crankca.se oil, 81 per cent remained, The latter two treatments can b« done on t h e farm with equipment the farmer builds himself or has built by someone with welding equipment. Although none of the other treatments approached the top three in. amount of between the rows j effectiveness, mens lasted 11 treated speci- longer, on the aver- Used Tractors Come out to (11 Implement NOW for that extra tractor. We have a good supply of fine used tractors at extra low prices! They're ready for the field. Rotary Hoe if you're ready for Rotary Hoe's . . . we're definitely ready for you! Come out and see them today, they're available for immediate delivery. hoppers We have the famous FM\V Cotton Chopper. It's the finest chopper on the market today. We invite you to come out and s«e it now al 61 Implement. Planters If you're running behind in planting, we sugpest you get (he •i-Kow Drill Planter NOW! It's easily attached to any tractor and you plant as much as 7o acres per day! "Your MASSEY-HARRIS Dealer" 61 IMPLEMENT CO Phone 2142 N. Highway 61 THE FARMER'S HOME OF SATISFACTION where treated and the middles that; were treated. i Either use Premorge under (he right soil conditions or do not use 1L at nil. Where IHrt They Co? Many people have been asking us what we did with the goslings hatched in ihe incubator last week. They were all turned back to the four farmers who furnished the e^s for the experimental work. Of course, we are not in the commercial hatching business and did not intend to make a charge for the hatch. The Mississippi County Electric Cooperative furnished the incubator for the experimental work. -Scarce and High Sweet potato slips are more scarce this year than usual atid sweet potato prices are, hich. That Is a good Indication to me that somebody with the labor and the right kind of soil could profitably grow some sweet potatoes in 1952. You folks in the Manila-Leachville area have the soil. Do you have the labor find housing to store the potatoes in? I understand that, Lewis Townsend at Manila plans to grow some sweet potatoes this year. increased Soybean Yields The University Experiment Stations have been experimenting with row widths in soybean production and have found that they can in crease the yields of Ogdens and S-10G about two-and-a-half bushels per acre by decreasing the rov, wid t h from for ty inches dow n to twenty Inches. I am surprised a these results. I am not 100 pe: cent convinced, but 1- would like ti .^e two or three farmers In Mis si.ssipni County try it. Of course twenty inch rows complicate tlv cultivation. age, than the specimens that were ot treated. All the check speci Arkansas U. Reports on Fence Post Preservation Treatments FAYETTEVILLE, results of a study Ark.. — The of fence post preservative treatments, begun 16 years ago nl the University of Arkansas' main Agricultural Experiment Station, have just been released by the Station. Three of the treatments tested proved very effective In prolonging the life of pine posts under north Arkansas conditions. Associate professor Xzin Mc- Nenl. of the agricultural englneer- department, wns In charge of | the work during the latter years, and prepared the report. He points out that a number of new wood preservatives now on the market were not available when the lest was befjun in 1935, and therefore were not Included. Some of these will be included in other tests. Pine specimens, each one and one half by one and one half by 3G inches, were set In the ground to a depth of 18 Inches In what came to be known as the "fense post graveyard." They included five different wood types. Fifteen test, nnd only 3 per cent remained after 12 years. Most of the post failures were at the ground llr» or slightly below, but there was also considerable decay at the lop of some specimens. Farmers Interested In obtaining more details regarding the test and Ihe effectiveness ' of the various treatments may obtain a copy of the publication without charge from the Bulletin Office, University of Arkansas College of Agri- culture, Fayettevllle. or from County Extension offices. Request should be made for Bulletin 519, of Fence fnni Preserv.- "Tests lives.' Earthquake Explanation Here is the Malayan's explanation of an earthquake: "The earth is a sort of egg. resting on th« horns of a bull; when the bull gets angry and shakes its head, an earthquake resulls." BE SMART-LET THE OTHER FELLA QUIT! THAT WON'T PAK I'M STARTING My USUAL NUMBER IGG PRICES ARE POOR-NO CHICKS FOR Mt! SURE GLAD I RAISED CHICKS'-IGG PRICES ARE HNEJtOW! Eggs are low right now...don't let that fool you. Extra low egg prices in the spring have always been followed by extra high prices in the fall. You won't have eggs to sell during September, October, November and December—the months of high egg prices—if you don't start chicks right now ...in March or early April, We have good chicks on hand. We have plenty of good Purina Startena and Growena Chows. START MONT FOR YOUR IEST PROFIT OPPORTUNITY NEXT FAIL AND WIMTIR Open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Weekdays Open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 East Main Phone 3441 different preservative treatments plus a check or a preservative treatment, were represented, AI specimens were tested each spring nnd fall during the 15!& years, and failures were noted. The three treatments that proved most effective were (I) commercial pressure creosate; (2) heating the specimens for one hour in 7'/ 2 per cent zinc chloride, drying for 48 hours, heating for two hours in oil. and cooling; and heating the specimens for two hours In a mixture of ha.f coal ar creosote and half spent crankcase oil. None of the pressure cre- o-suted specimens hart foiled at the end of 15 y z years. Of those treated wiih 7' ' 2 per cent zinc chloride and oil, 83 per cent were morning use, tf necessary. Have clothes hooks and towel bars at convenient heights for children. They will learn to hang things up for themselves and help keep order in the house- Is each member of the family responsible for putting soiled clothing In the hamper? Why .-should mother have ot hunt them up on wash dny? Ushid the kids' wagon lor haul- Ing clothes to the lines will «.ve at least 75 per cent of energy required by stooping. Divide the load! Don't be a martyr who pays, "It's easier to do it myself." Let the rest of the family help. There are tasks that are en- Joyert at every age level or ability. Have a business center which will invite you to plan. This will help remind you to sit down now and then. Short rest periods are a thrift practice and they improve your disposition and health as well. 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