The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1968 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 26, 1968
Page 9
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nyflievfflc (Ark.) Courtw News - Friday, April », 19«t - P»ge Ntat (ai_Jp Form Hews REV |EW and FORECAST On Missco Farms Committee to Pi Man-Made Disaster RESCUE TEAM—A seven-man committee will meet.with Secretary of Agriculture Oryille Freeman April 30 to try and amend, the five-year crop yield projections to exclude the disastrous 1966 and 1967 cotton crops. Rehearsing what they will say to Freeman are (seated, from the left): Chris Tompkins of Burdette, W. ft Wyatt of Blytheville and H. G. Bunch of Yarbro. (Standing, from the left): Charles : Moore of Luxora, Dr. Pulliam, Mississippi County Farm Bureau president from Leachville, and.Nick Rose of Roseland. (Hudson Wren of Wilson not pictured.) (Extension Service Photo) Maloch Says— 13 Keys t© More Soybeans By D. V. Maloch County Extension Agent South Mississippi County . Some factor or practices that affect soybean yields are: ' 1. Whip the grass and weeds early - preplan! practices are good. . ; 2. Keep the soybean f ie 1 d s free from heavy competition from weeds arid grasses. According to surveys made by the County Extenion cockleburs and staff, heavy Johnsongrass infestations have reduced yields in South Mississippi County ty 50 percent. - . : 3. Failure to choose a variety to fit a specific field - poorly drained areas, etc., can reduce • good drainage is essential to yields. Example the Davis 'variety on phytophera infested or poorly'drained heavy soils. 4. Rolling dirt to the row creating rough ground for the cutter bar caused from two to four bushel combine loss per acre on some checks made by the County Extension Office in 1966 is south Mississippi County. 5. Quick stands behind wheat. Disk openers are very helpful in putting beans in moisture. Other practices can be .used, too.\ < ; '••-.', 6. Good drainage - beans will stand considerable rainfall and still produce high yields, but Don't Swear, Learn John C. Worthington Assistant County Extension Agent - • . Nor* Mississippi County Some people swear by pres- ticides, some swear at them. Usually the difference in the two Is what they know .about pesticides — and how they apply it. v "Whether or not pesticides harm, men, animals, plants* fish and wildlife depends on on e person — the user." Here are some simple rules to follow for using pesticides safely. : 1. Follow -all label directions and safety precautions. A manufacturer is required by law to label his material properly. The label clearly '.states what file pesticide is to, ba used for and how. Precautions for the safety of the person applying the pesticide are also given. . 2. Store pesticides properly. This means keeping them under: lock and key and properly labeled. ' Never store or use anything that is not properly labeled.' Don't guess what is in a bag or bottle. The life of your children, neighbors, yourself, or pets is more valuable than the few dollars you may save by using an unknown material; 3. Dispose of containers properly. If the container is paper, burn it. But be sure the smoke doesn't drift on you or your house or a neighbor's property. If. the containers,are metal or glass, bury .them. ' 4. Guard against-drifting dust or sprays. Be .sure they don't drift into an area whew toey will be harmful, making top yields. 7. Good, combing practices and'efficiency. . 8. Poor .planitng conditions rough, cloddy fields; too wet, 9. Plant only one "bean per inch of row.^r- too-many plants cause lodging; too few plants increase grass and weed growth; 10. Plant only adapted varieties for this area. 11. Over "a period of years, May planted beans will out- yield early April or late June planted beans. In one three- year test, May 1 planted beans out - yielded April 1 planted beans by 5.7 bushels per acre with the Hill variety and-4.7 bushels with the Lee variety. Is general, May is the best month for-planting soybeans. 12. Do not fail:to"get those big weeds and small clumps of Johnsongrass out of your fields. Pull them up is .the best way but cutting them out is. better than letting them go to seed. Some big pig or careless weeds produce over 200,000 seed . per plant, and a little Johnsongrass can go a long way in reseeding a field.. ' . .. . 13. Soybeans pianiea in rows 36 to 40") ? are generally favored over broadcast or closer spaced rows in Arkansas. The soybean varieties adapted for the southern region are generally tall and bushy and tend to fill in between rows adequately Tired of pushing, pulling and sweating over grass tutting? GETAYAZOORIDER! SOYBEAN SEED SPIRAL PROCESSED HIGH GERMINATION — PURE SEED REGISTERED — CERTIFIED — SELECT • HILL •LEI • DYER • DARE • PICKET! COMPARi OUR QUALITY AND PftfCff Valleyfield Gin Company I Yarbro, Arkansas Phone PO 3-6645 Quit fighting ft out wfflt a mower that works you harder HIM K worte-trade up to a Yazoo Rider! Riders trim your l«« to onpel smoothness, with a floating cutting head out' *w* that •Kntetac scalping and gouging. Available in' ffw cutting widths from 32" to 60", they pack plenty of power for wary grass cutting Job. We have a complete lira of Mm Ridanf tha/m all made for people who are hard to phasa Come to soon and see how easy ft b to tea*e your grass cutting worries behind with a Yazob! GENTRY'S GARAGE 517 W. Ash Phona PO 3-4269 lion is necessary to prevent itsd'er favorable planting dates weed, growth in the md di til the soybeans reach an ade- An advantage of narrow rows may be desirable' where planting'.is" delayed until late June or July.: which is after the desired planting date. Keith J. Bilbrey County Extension Agent North Mississippi County Arkansas 'Farm Bureau leaders will review,.with Secretary Freeman one of the b i g g e s t problems of this decade, when he visits Blytheville, April 30. That is: How to get 1967 cotton production records removed from history. Or, the adverse results that will Jail to cotton farmers, through greatly, reduced price Support and diversion payments, if that disastrous;year is not ignored. 1966 was a' bad cotton year. 1967 was worse!! Much of the government cotton acreage control program is, based- ori a'five - year moving' average of actual cotton yields per acre, on each farm. Inclusion of one bad year in five, like 1966, hurts a little. But including 1967 also, a real disaster, would make projected yields for .the; next five years a serious unfair measure for economic support of cotton farming. So,, farm .leaders of eastern Arkansas have. banded together to get the facts and present them to the man they think can do something about it. . Dr. Jim Eulliam,. Leachville, Farm Bureau President for Mississippi County, named the following committee to work'on this problem: " : W. H. Wyatt of. Blytheville; Hudson Wren of Wilson;. Nick Rose of Roseland; . Charles Moore''of Luxora; H. G. Bunch of Yarbro and Chris Tompkins of Burdette. Farm Bureau presidents from other cotton' counties, or their delegates, will also sit in t h e meeting. with« Secretary Freeman. They will have a story to tell also. . This is a state and national cotton belt problem,- not just in Mississippi County, Arkansas. .That is,-why local, farm; leaders thinfr Secretary of Agriculture Orval Freeman will listen, consider- to big-problem, a ntd prevent a weather • made disaster from causing another I near disaster, made by man. WE'LL SAVE YOU $ DOLLARS $ On Your Next Prescription ANNOUNCING ... Effective now, we are inaugurating a new CASH AND CARRY PLAN of operation in this i store. It means that new lower prices are now being' charged on most every item throughout our drug.: store and reductions in prices will amount to tO%- to.40%. : From now on we will;strive for low overhead & high volume to pass these savings on to you* Delivery Service, Gift Wrapping & Charge Accounts are not included. 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