The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1950
Page 9
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FRTOAY, JUNE 16, 1950 BLrTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGB HIHB Cotton Reported IflGoodCondition North Missco Crops Aided by Return of Favorable Weather With the return of more favorable growing weather. North Mississippi County's cotton crop, for Hie most part, is In good condition, according to county Agent Keith Bilbrey. In his weekly report on North Mississippi County crops, Mr. Bilbrey said and many farmers are caught up to the extent that they are ottering their farm laborers for hire in other states. "With the return of favorable •grovying. conditions tiie crops can now recover a lot of their loss by being late," Mr. Bilbrey said. "Unfavorable weather conditions and much over-planting had the farmers In somewhat of a hole for awhile." The county agent estimated that there are between 1,000 and 15.000 acres of cotton land which are inside the county's acreage allotment, that^ have not been nor will not be Minted to cotton this year due to ^favorable weather conditions. This acreage, he said, will be planted in corn or some other crop. Soybeans in North Mississippi County aren't up to par, he said because of many poor stands but growth now is satisfactory. The soybean acreage this year Is far above previous years clue to the 47 percent cotton acreage allotment. One>itich of Water a Week Needed by Home Gardens A leaky canvas Uose serves as an Irrigation ditch. State Youth Join In 4-H Safety and Health Programs Conservation of human resources, n prime objective of 4-H Club work. Is being achieved nationally by members shoring in the responsibility for improving individual, family and community health, and safeguarding lives ,agalnst accident. Rural youth throughout the state ire joining In .the campaign by en- roliing-:tn the 1950 National 4-H Safety and Henlth programs. Both programs offer special awards for superior records to individual members and groups. In the 4-H safety program, ster- linjfikilver>^medals -are provided ;by Gel^al Motors Corporation for five winning members in each county. Also, the county, reporting the most outstanding 4-H safety program this year will receive a plaque of merit, appropriately embossed. The state champion 5 will get Bn all-expense trip to the National 4-K Club Congress In Chicago next November. Eight national winners selected from the state champions will oe awarded a $300 college scholarship each. In the' 4-H Health activity, attractive two-color certificates symbolizing health will he. given to a maximum of four clubs In each county, conducting the best health improvement program. Tn addition, $20 cash awards : to be used for henlth education will be awarded to the ten 4-H Clubs In the state which carry on the best program.] The member making the greatest progress in health improvement will receive an nil-expense trip to the National 4-H Club Congress. The national awards, also provided by Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, Mich., include « $100 U.S. Savings Bond and ft blue ribbon to each member of the Blue Award group. The bond Is to be used by the members to start a fund for protecting and maintaining their personal health. Both of these programs are conducted under the direction of the Cooperative Extension Service. Complete Information may be obtained from county extension agents Success in the home garden is more dependent upon water than any other factor. Even when showers are frequent, your garden may be suffering from drouth. The amount ot water necessary for vigorous growth is estimated to be at least one inch each week; more in sandy sot!. If this amount does not fall in rain it should be made up by artificial watering. A freqvtcnt comment during summer drouth is: "1 watered my garden, but the waler is so cold, it did no good." Careful tests have proved that cold water is just good as warm water for a garden. It is all warm when the plants get it; and if it fails to benefit the plants the trouble usually is noi that the water is cold, but noi enough is supplied. One inch of water is much more limn amateur gardeners arc accus \omed to apply. H cannot be ap plied by brief sprinkling, even daily Moreover, instead of daily water ing, it would be belter to apply < week's supply at a time. In irr: gated farms and orchards, ; month's supply is often given I: one application. The advantage of this is that th soil is soaked deeply; and as th water level slowly falls, air enter the soil, while the plant roots gro 1 eep, following the water. Air Is ist as necessary to the plants as 'ater, and air docs not enter free- v into water soaked soil, but does eplacc-'the water as soil dries out. The old-time practice of "giving he plant a drink when it's dry" is till the best one for the garden. lethods of automatic watering vhich maintain a constant water cvel have . been developed for greenhouse benches; but they can- be applied to the garden. Here s best to maintain the cycle of soaking the soil, then letting it dry, making sure that you soak il often enough to keep the plants growing vigorously, Air will not enter 'freely soil which Is too compact, or 'crusted on the surface. To keep a loose surface the best method Is to use a , mulch, of any suitable material, covering the soil 'around plants. Shallow cultivation Is also effective. While waler may be applied io the garden by sprinklers, this method takes more water and in the vegetable plot the combination of high temperatures and wet leaves favors spreading of fungus disease. A canvas hose which leaks all along its surface, spreads water evenly and applies It directly to the soil surface. Records of Grain, Forage Test are Compiled by U. A. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 1G— Performance records of grain -and forage varieties of sorghum nt six locations In Arkansas during thu past 12 , years Imve just been leased by tlie University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. The tests were conducted al Payettcvllle, Batesville, Stuttgart. Marlanna, ClarksdiUe, and Hope Tile publication, which Is Report Series n, "Sorguin Yield Tests, 1937-40," was prepared by W. J. Wiser, assistant agronomist with the Experiment Station. It includes yield data on all varieties, general recommpjidations for the entire state ami for eacii location, and brief descriptions of some of the varieties which have performed best in the tests. Drain varieties listed as suitable for harvesting by combine include EoniUi, Early Hegari, Martin and Plainsman milos, and Caprock. The Double Dwarf Mllos are also recommended for grain production If nar- vesting is done by hand. Among the forage types, Atlas, Rancher, Reed's Kafir, and AJnx have performed well. Newer introductions that appear promising for forage Include Early Sumac, ; Leott Red, and Norkan. The varieties Sagrain, Hcgarl, and Grohoma, which produce relatively large quantities of forage and fair yields of seed, are recommended for U>e production of bundle feed. : Farmers Interested in growing sorghums may obtain single copies or the report, free of charge, from their county agricultural agent or from the Bulletin Office. University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, in Fayetteville. On Missco Farms County Arent Kellh J. Bilbrey PRIDE If you have ever travelled outside of Mississippi County you can understand the pride I feel when I say to a foreigner', "I live In Mississippi County and work with taim people." There Just aren't many places In agriculture like Mississip- Mexican bean beetle Is an orange or yellow colored, fuzzy worm or larva, found on the underneath side of bean leaves. They eat the fle-sh of the leaf but leave the network of leaf veins. For control spray or dust on the underneath States Peach Crop Suffers Damage from April Freezes LITTLE ROCK, June 16. (IP) — ] Extensive damage to the 1950 Arkansas peach crop by April freezes was* reported this week/ " •;;• Ijarge Increases over: 1949 were reported In strawberry and spinach production but smaller yields are expected in most other crops.. The Crop Reporting Service said peaches were all but wiped out in the northwest area of the state, severely damaged in the Crowley- Ridge section of East Arkansas and hurt to a lesser extent in the Clarksville - Lamar and Nashville Highland areas. Also, rain has Interfered .with spraying of orchards. Peaches which survived, however, are expected to size well and be of superior quality, the report said. On June 1, Arkansas peach production for this year was estimated at t.^SpOOO bushels, compared to 2,412.000-bushels in 1949, This year's rop. if os small as expected, will e the shortest since 1943.' The monthly crop report also lowed: Farmers are harvesting an ont rop ol 6518,000 bushels, compared , last year's 6,642,000. WKeat Crop Off This year's winter wheat crop nor is placed at 304,000 bushels, compared to 3SO.OOO produced in 1349. Production of snap beans for fresh market in" Arkansas is forecast at 90,000 bushels. 42 per cent less than last year, reflecting adverse weather conditions earlier in the season. Indications are that the 1950 Arkansas cantaloup crop will be 88.000 jumbo crats, 11 per cent below last year's production. A fresh market cucumber crop of 114,000 bushels was In prospect on June 1. The 1949 production was 188,0X10 bushels, but only 110,000 bushels were harvested. Only 234,000 bushels of commer- cial early Irish potatoes are expected to be produced In the state this season, the shortest crop since 1924. Last year's crop was estimated at 298,000 bushels and the ten-year average production is 461,000 bushels. Spinach Production Up This year's spinach- production increased to 99,000 bushels from las year's 58,000 but was below the ten- year average of 105,000. Arkansas strawberry growers produced 798.000 crates this year. It was the largest crop since 1942 and compared to a 1949 harvest of 528,000 crates. The ten-year average is 397.000. A watermelon crop of 1,120.000 melons is now in prospect, compared to 1.218.000 last year and a ten-year average of 1,105,000. The weekly crop bulletin, issued at the' 1 'seme time, 'said the state's cotton crop Is In fair to good condition although much of it is late. Very' little rice remains to be seeded, the report said, and soybeans are making good growth. pi County. I have exactly the stime feeling when I say to you, "I am a uate ol the University of Arkansas." That enormous educational plant is yours. It is a fast growing giant and Dr. Jones appears well on the way twourd making it one of the truly outstanding Universities of the South. you should see your university now, and the surrounding Ozjrks. It is a good place U> spend a vacation this summer. COTTON 1NSF.CTS After a week's further training at the University of Arkansas 1 can tell you what Dr. Lincoln says about cotton insects. 1. Don't go to the expense of controls miles you can sec the insects. 2. If you don't know how or whnt you are looknig for, call on county agents, vocational and veteran teachers, or experienced farmers. 3. Presence of some boll weevil or other insects does not liecesarUy nean crop failure. 4. All conditions, up to the present time, indicate a serious boll weevil year. It could be another 1923. (Mississippi County hnd some weevil damage that year.) 5. Weevil damage, to speak-of, would not be expected in North Mississippi County-before August 15th—maybe not at all. Dry weather retards their migration north. GARDEN INSECTS : This Is the week lor garden in- secU to run riot and from the calls we are getting I would suggest you get your dusting gun or spray machinery ready now If you are going to save your beans, squash, cucumbers and the like. . Mexican bean beetles nre very rapidly lacing the leaves of garden beans. The destructive phase of the side of the leaves wllh rolcnonc or Arkansas Youth Held for Jury BATESVILLE, Ark., June 16. </P) -— Nineteen-year-old Joseph Follet has been held to the grand Jury on a charge of manslaughter In death of Houston Taylor, Taylor was killed a week ago when he was struck and decapl- tated by a freight train. cryolite, Poison on top of the leaves will do no good. 'This is not the beau lenf beetle which some ychrs doo.s considers bl damage to soybeans as well n-s gar dons. The bean leaf beetle enls large holes In the leaves, : Squash bugs nre now hatching In grent numbers. U.<e a new dust known as Snbadtlla. IL actually kills biiys. Some of the other insecticides do n fnir Job 3f repelling them only. SjflY!!E\N nil'.lGIIT IliVH'lS Last- week I gue.sscd Hint It O. Kuappciibcrger of Ulylhevilte and Ed Ten ford of Luxora would rcp- tit you and the Mississippi County Farm Bureau at the freight rale hearing on soybeans In St. Louis. ' , ' Actually J. N. Smothennan, oif Blythcvillc. Chairman of the Sup- >lementnl. Crops Cominittce, attended the hearing nnd 1 was the first of these three men to testify. They bring bnck a cautious hope tat I he irclght rates on soybeans from here,to New Orleans will not go up from 18 and one-half to 28 ami one-hall ns the railroads are requesting. They report a most satisfactory hearing and they' 'say .soimd ;reasoning was. presented against • freight rate Increases.'" If this.proposal is delayed or cancelled, It will mean several hundred thousand dollars Savings for Eastern Arkansas fanners. Our Farm Machinery Service ... can save you time and money/ HfADQIMRTfRS f ° r '-II Ford Tractor*, parts and accessorial Dearborn Farm Equipment and parli Expert servics Farming information • Just what Is scrvlceT Here's whnl we try to dot Keep every Ford Tractor and every piece ot Dearborn Fnrm Equipment working ut top efficiency .., nud be Johniiy- o»-(be-spot when something goes wrong. Some of our service li {ree; some costs only for the parts; some requires a reasonable labor charge. But you'll finii tis fair ... we want to keep on serv-. ing you for a louj time. Russell Phillips Tractor Co. 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