The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1968 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 19, 1968
Page 8
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- Wjrthfvffli (Ark.) Courier New* - Friday, April 19, 1W* LOT OF BULL, (Us Cbarolafa, "Bea» Ivo," set a record for yearlings by tipping the scales at 1,579 pooodt, becoming the first progeny of recently imported foil French ; Cbarelais to earn the recced. At tfce baiter it Lester Lane, Hanover, Kan, one of the wners. Let Shrubs Shroud the House :;,, John C. Worthington Assistant County Extension ;"" : ' Agenl North Mississippi County :The shrubs around your home should accent the house and not clutter it. , ,The modern house that is being'.built today doesn't need much landscaping. The beautiful architectural features should "be accented and not destroyed by.pverplanting with tall shrubs. Remember that the house is the center of the landscape picture and should not be obstructed from the public view. The house is the main picture, and the front entrance should be the most Interesting feature of that picture. It should always have a warm and wel- come appearance. The trend is not only to a smaller number of shrubs but also to broadleaf dwarfs. However, for the outside corners you would need a shrub that will .grow to a height of one half the d i s tance from the ground line to the eaves. * * * The shrubs by the front entrance should not grow more than a few inches taller than the top step. No plant should exceed a window sill in height. If they grow taller than the window sill, prune them back. Boradleaf evergreens should be used along the front foundation. The flowering shrubs should be used along the sides and back of the building. In any landscape plan, don't forget the tern Most authorities are in agreement that the lawn is 80 percent of any landscape plan. It not only furnishes a green setting for the house but also helps keep down mud and dust. It also lowers the summer temperatures around the house considerably. Native, or some of the new hybrid bermudas, are still our best summer lawn grasses where we have a sunny site. For shady or partially shaded areas, some of the zoysias will be more satisfactory. Some authorities agree that a good landscape job, — right shrubs, good lawn and properly placed trees, can be worth 20 percent of the total value of the home. How much is yours worth? Afraid of Fungi? Spots Not Fatal Patsy J. Cole Extenison Home Economist North Mississippi County Many homeowners are con- re ncd baoeetlufyeallow cerned about leaf yellowing and spotting on their evergreen shrubs. After a long winter rest, practically all forms of plant life become quite active when favorable temperature and moisture arrive. As might be expected, the destructive microscopic low forms of plants "fungi" also become active. Many of these are weak parasites and attack only weak plant tissue such as old leaves on evergreens. Some evergreen leaves are functional for two or even three years while others drop after one year. The leaves that will be dropping naturally this spring often yellow and are attacked by weak parasites. This sometimes results in various size and color spots before they drop. * * * Shrubs that produced a large crop of berries last year are likely to lose a large percentage of their leaves this spring. Berries are better food competitors that are very susceptible to attack by weak parasites. Here again, leaf spots often result. This condition is also quite common on new transplants. Although the general appearance is temporarily marred by the discoloration and leaf spots, little if any damage occurs. Therefore, little if any action by the owner is needed or sug- getsed. Some degree of pruning and perhaps a light application of a complete fertilizer may help or speed up the return to normal. In the case of berry producing plants, annual pruning and fertilizing would help insure an annual berry crop. * * * If the yellowing and leaf spot ting is occurring on new or young leaves, then a close ex amination of the disorder shoul be made and perhaps some fun gicide applications would be in order. Captan, Maneb and Zi neb are broad spectrum fungi cides that are effective on many leaf spots. FARM NEWS Review and Forecast e=a==—^ ~~~~=S=^= For Soybean Weed Control Bo Gibson . Associate County Extenion , Agent North Mississippi County The University of Arkansas rec'ommends postemer- gence chemicals for soybeans. The posteniergenec that the University has recommended to use in controlling weeds in soybeans are: Herbicidal oil (naptha) — five gallons to 10-to-12-inch band. Twelve to 16 days after soybean emergence. Apply second application five to seven days later, if needed. Do not apply more than twice. Best control when weeds are less than one inch. Do not apply when soybeans are injured by seedling diseases, blown sand, or when soybeans are wet and the temperature is below 60 degrees P., or when the ground is wet and the temperature is above 85 degrees F. 2, 4-DB Apply 0.2 Ibs. of Direct spray to base of soybean plants to control cocklebur, morning - glory and projected two inches W less in height. Cover weeds with chemical. A second application of one pound broadcast fluid to seven days later if needed. We have just received a letter from the E. I. DuPqnt De Nemours and Company, 'dated March 29. The company received word from Washington that the label for postemer- gence use of "Lorox" in soybeans has' been released. The company advised the farmers to use the material on a limited acreage the first year to determine value the treat- determine ; value of the treatment for himself. 'You will want to note the following points from the label: Soybeans must be 15 inches tall, use rate is one to two pounds. "Lorox" (broadcast active material per acre, 7 to 14 days before bloom to mid- bloom of soybeans, to control common cocklebur. Flaming — Will control annual and perennial weeds in the seedling stage. Apply when soybeans are 12 inches and before bloom. Best control when weeds are less than two inches. The following herbicides are considered for trial use in soybean for 1968. The theory that all living or- ..Tenoran plus Surfactant (ad-|ganisms are made up of cells juvan T) one pound active ma-1 was set forth by Matthias Sch- terial on a broadcast per acre! leiden and Theodor Schwann, basis. I German botanists, in 1839. rate) or about .5 pounds on a 13-inch band. Surfactant WK should be added to the spray mixture at .5 percent by volume for control of weeds up to four inches tall and the pray is to be directed toward the base of the plants (bottom 2-3 inches). There is a 60-day waiting restriction between last applica tion and harvest." 2 NEW John Deere Lawn and Garden Tractors Direct from fhe MM Dee* ganJn M .*M yaw bam. WTf farm dub, the new tth.p. not stop by md M» Awe two Hydrostatic "140" Tractor, and wrsaOe ynr tomd pwfcraew the new 10 h.p. "112." Tough, today? ComM** cracft *aktt dependable outfits that help owning OM a dm*. you groom your yard,..til yoMr MMBMvmiiMiMMMiMO Missco Implement Co. 800 SOUTH DIVISION PHONE PO 3-4434 CYGON* 267 £ stops early-season cotton insects Only 'A of a pint per acre of Cygon 267 insecticide goes to work • on contact • as a residual on foliage • systemically inside the plant • to control cotton thrlps, aphids and mites. In Texas and Oklahoma, Cygon 267 is also accepted for control of fleahoppers. Control lasts twice as long as other spray materials—for less than 854 peracre! This year, be sure your cotton • gets off to a fast start • fruits'sooner • produces a larger, higher quality, early-yield. Trademark Before using any pesticide, stop and read the lefael Order Cygon 267 from your dealer right away! F cy A *r A M-jri» ^ Mr. Sudden Service Says: WE HAVE CUT FERTILIZER PRICES At FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION FOR 1968-ACROSS THE BOARD Some Examples Of Our New Prices: On FASCO Chem-Plex Liquid Fertilizer 60-30-30 PER ACRE NOW ONLY $1135 11 70-0-35 PER ACRE NOW ONLY 60-30-60 PER ACRE NOW ONLY Actual Nitrogen From NIT RANA U $>|68 60-LBS. JUST PER ACRE 1968 is the best year to use Enuf Fertilizer on your Cotton. Sec us for the new low price on your Fertilizer needs. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION "THE HOME OF SUDDEN SERVICE" Hutson & No. Broadway Blyrheville Ph. PO 3-8191 WANT LEGAL NOTICES PERSONALS LOST ft FOUND AUTO SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS PETS • SERVICES Blytheville Courier News

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