The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1968 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 24, 1968
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C.IFITATIQN HEAVY [~~1 MOPUATt IWHT - AVSU6ES:- MAY 15-JUNE 15 Above normal temperatures are forecast in the Pacific Northwest as well as-the Great Lakes region, northern New England'and the east Gulf Coasb Precipitation is expected to exceed normal over the Centra! and Southern Plains, the middle Mississippi Valley and the Central Plateau region. Bean Trials Are Reported FAYETTEVILLE - Results of six years of soybean variety performance trials were rc- leased recently by the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. These trials were grown during 1961-1966 at branch experiment' sfations at Kaiser, Mananna, Stuttgart and Rohwer Bragg, Hale 7, Davis, Lee 68 and Semmes were the leading 1966 producers at the Northeast Branch Station Reiser. For the entire six - year period, Lee was the leading producer with an average of 30 S bushels per acre. Following were Hale 7, Jackson, Rood, and Ogden. These tests • were g r o w n on heavy"'clay, poorly drained soils where Phytophthora rot was us- ually rather severe. This type of soil makes up the major portion of the soyaean acreage in the area. At the cotton branch statipn, Mananna, Bragg was the leading 1966 producer with 52.4 bushels per acre. Hood, Lee 68, Curtis, and Lee rounded out the top five 1966 producers. Hood, •with 411 bushels, had the' highest six-year average, followed by Lee, Jackson, Hill, and Rebel. Dare produced 52.7 bushels per acre to lead the 1966 trials at the rice branch station, Stuttgart. It was followed by Bragg, Hill, Hood and Pickett Jackson, with an average yield of 403 bushels per acre, led the six-year results at Stuttgart. Posies Like :Acid Soih By John C. Worthington f Assistant County Extension Agent : North Mississippi County ; ! "Many, of our native .plants, such as azaleas, rhododendrons, gardenias, trailing arbutus, camellias,' require an acid., soil. For these plants a pH ranging between 4.5 to 5.5 is desirable. • Many methods may be employed to: make the soil acid, but the. two most c o m m. o n .chemical methods are with sulphur -arid' aluminum sulphate: Sulphur is the slower acting of the two but is cheaper and longer lasting. To lower the pH of a soil testing 6.5 to a pH of 5.0 add Jour pounds of sulphur or". 10 1-2 pounds of aluminum sulphate per 100 square^feet. These may be worked into the soil prior to planting or broad- cast on the surface and watered-in on established plantings. When ..soils are too alkaline, the iron is tied up and unayail- the plant.,A..deficiency of iron in the plant tissue caus-: es a physiological disease in the plant called iron chlorosis. The : symptoms are very marked and outstanding , in most plants and are most likely to appear in the young leaves in early spring, although they may appear throughout the growing season. The. leaves present a mottled appearance,, being either yellow or whitish in color. The mid-rib" of the leaf and the ...veins.^remain a very dark green and .the leaf tissue be- tween-lthe- veins _.are .either; white or yellow. ; Azaleas are;the| .most'.'common-victims--of 'this; disease.. .. ,..,.,." ..„"' ! Watch Ihose Toxic Sprays ..; By Bo Gibson ; Atweiate County Extension •f • .;',•:. ~- • Agent .--'••" : . Nor* Mississippi Comity :e., or other pherioxy herbicides are tised caution is necessary, especially if these herbicides are applied hear susceptible. crops. The more susceptible crops are cotton, soybeans, and tomatoes, but the material to also" very. .toxic to valuable trees, shrubs iand ornamental plants. : ;: Cotton and soybeans' are $n- Ijured more severely/, by some i'phenoxy herbicides than by .others. Cotton is injured .most •ievereljrby I, 4-D, followed, by i'MCPA, lilvex ' and i,4, 5-T and 2,4-D id dMVeasiflg order. Also, .cotton and toybeene ire injured fees bf amtaa salt for- mulation of phenoxy herbicides than by esters. : Phenoxy herbicide (t, 4»D, J, 4,5-T, silver etc.; drift may be 'classified ai spray drift a n d vapor drift. Spray drift refer* to Hie; movement of spray particles .or droplets that have b'een air-; borne. Vapor drift refers to-ithe' 'movement of fumes that tha chemical released after the chemical had been sprayed-. " Spray from amine salt and low/volatile esters usually drift to. Susceptible drop* or plants during-, the' spraying ; . operation and* not afterward, However, at temperatures above 95 degrees! F. low ...volatile ester formula-: tions may volatilize and the fume* drift attar spraying. The. fumes or vapoiw .majr ktjure nearby susceptible crop*. Following were Lee, Hood, Hill and Rebel. .The tests at the southeast branch station, Rohwer, were grown on a Clack loamy sand from 1961 to 1963 and on a poorly - diamed Perry clay soil from 1964 to 1966. Average yields were high on the loamy sand. Hale 3 was the highest yielding variety of this soil type but produced low yields on the clay soil where Phytophthora rot was severe. Hill produced the lowest average yields on the loamy, sand even though it yielded an average of 34.2 bushels per acre for the three-year period. Hill is moderately resistant to Phytophthora rot, so its yields were rather high on the heavy clay soil. In addition to being rated for seed yield, the varieties in the trials were also tested for dis- plant hight, lodging, seed quality, shatter resistance, seed size and chemical composition of seed This information is contained in Report Series 168 The publication also contains brief discussions of the general performance adaptation, and disease reaction of each variety. Single copies of Report Series 168 may be obtained, without charge, from county exten- WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Joyce I. Pulley, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17638 Curtis E. Pulley, Defendant.-. The defendant, Curtis E. Pulley, is -hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Joyce I. Pulley. Dated --this; 20th ; day. of May, "1968 : air 3/50'• o'clock P.M. SEAL '•'' - .'.-''• GERAtDINE LISTON, '•''•''' ' ; Clerk. '•"-:' By DONNA DiCICGO, •.; • : • : ac. Graham Tartlow, Jr., Attorney \ Everett E. Harber, .. . • j AttyAdLitem • .; !-24, M, 6-7,14 A Scottish parliament decreed in Leap Year 1228 that any single man refusing an offer of marriage from a maiden "shall be : mulcted in ye sum" of one pound it less according to his means. .-..:• v-^"-' -. MINIATURE G O L F OPEN AT WALKER PARK Hour st Weekday* Ttoll Set. 2 to 10 •on. I to 6 MENTION WHEAT FARMERS Army Worms Will Pamagt Wheat Htods This Coming Wok! Spray fafor* Damagt It DOM. Call •« * » JOHN BRIGHT FLYING SERVICE FORA»?LAN« PH. M4-J47S sion agents in Arkansas, or from the Bulletin Room, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Arkansas, Fayette- vffle.-.. . . • . Farm Loan Requests Due ifrthevffle (Art.) eourlar New* - Fr)d»y, May M, 1M> •». y«g> MM -a, Cotton Disaster Possible As Replanting Time Shortens Farmers were reminded that price • support loans on their 1967-crop soybeans will be available until the end of June. today, without any compliea- The ASCS Office said • that I lions with the government cot- By Keith J. Bilbrey County Extension Agent North Mississippi County This is another sad time for farmers. They are really blue, and discouraged. Just no one can believe that this country could experience a third cotton disaster in a row. It just can't happen. But it has happened. We have run out. of time 'to replant cotton in this area. Almost no farmers are willing to replant this far north after May 25. In spite of bad experiences with late planted cotton this far north, the State ASC Committee says that farmers must plant or replant cotton on 65 percent of their allotment : until May 31. Missouri cotton farmers just to the north of us were released from cotton planting requirements about May -18, I hear. • •-' Many farmers in North Mississippi County are discouraged irritated, and bitter over what they consider our unreasonable requirements to replant cotton here, after .May 25. Many farmers in North Mississippi County could plow up about 30 percent of their bad cotton and pjant it in soybeans such loans may be requested until June 30; '' maturity date for the loans is July 31: The loan maturity date may be extended for soybeans stored under loan in warehouses and for soybeans stored on farms but not yet under loan provided the extension is requested by the original loan maturity date. Producers with soybeans stored under loan on farms may have the maturity date extended if this is requested within 60 days after the original loan maturity date. .. ,. The support level for the 1967 crop of soybeans in Mississippi $2.54 per bushel. This is based on a national average loan rate of $2.50 per bushel. Premiums and discounts are the same as for the 1966 crop. Producers may receive price support on their 1967 crop through loans on either warehouse or farm - stored soybeans and through purchases; approved cooperating marketing associations may obtain price support on behalf of their members. ton program. Many farmers don't realize this. This is terribly important. To you wives, untarily diverted. It's this 30 percent of their cotton allotment acreage that can be plowed up and be planted to soybeans now, or before May 31, if the farmer wants to give up on a part of his cotton. The 65 percent of the farmer's allotment is the amount which ASC regulations say farmers must plant or e- plant to cotton until May 31, or suffer consequences in loss of payments. Take the case ofafarmer with 100-acre cotton allotment. Maybe he signed up to divert only the 5 percent mandatory acreage. This is 5 acres. The next 30 percent, or 30 acres in this case, was in the voluntary diversion category. It's this 30 acres of cotton that this particular farmer can plow up or give up on now and replant to soybeans, without any complications with the government program. The remaining 65 percent of the cotton allotment is what is sometimes called the domestic allotment. - ; Production pay ; ments are i paid on this 65 percent of the local allotment. Un-, less ASC rules are changed in I the next few days, farmers will j have to wait until after May 311 before any part of that cotton allotment can be given up and planted in soybeans. Also, if any part of that 65 percent of their total allotment is to be abanded and planted in soybeans, the farmer must first make an official applica- tion to the ASC Office and get approval for doing so, befofiel he can plant that abanded cot ton land in some other, crop. &:<•• Check with your ASC Offie$; • Know what you' are doings' Don't get into violation with (M| rules. *'•"• SOYBEAN SEED SPIRAL PROCESSED HIGH GERMINATION — PURE SEED REGISTERED — CERTIFIED — SELECT t HILL • LEE • DARE • PICKETT COMPARE OUR QUALITY AND PRICE Valleyfield Gin Company Yorbro, Arkansas Phone PO 3-6645 businessmen, and other non- farmers who read this, ask your farmers if they know that they might not have to wait until May 31 to plant part of their cotton allotment in soybeans. Most .farmers in this area agreed to divert only 5 percent of their cotton allotment. It was mandatory that: all farmers divert 5 percent of their cotton allotment. Another 30 percent of their allotment could., be vol- MILLIE'S Gift & Craft Shop NOW OPEN! HI-WAY 18 AT GILL'S TOMATO FARM. WE NOW HAVE VINEEIPENED TOMATOES Open 9:30 to 6 P.M. Closed Sat. Afternoon The strongest words you can use on your farm to make sure your orders are carried out John Deere 94 h.p. 4020 or 70 >p. 3020! ^WPiPiw•^•^Ml •^•^•^kw^ iw ^^V MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. 80010, DTV. PO 3-4434 Mr. Sudden Service Says: WE HAVE CUT FERTILIZER PRICES Af FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION FOR 1968-ACROSS THE BOARD Some Examples Of Our New Prices: On FASCO Chem-Plex Liquid Fertilizer 20-55-55 PER ACRE NOW ONLY 60-60-60 PER ACRE NOW ONLY 70-35-35 PER ACRE NOW ONLY $1Q85$1C87 $1023 -AND- Aciual Nitrogen From NITRANA U 70-LBS. JUST $ 5 46 PER ACRE 1968 it the best ytar to use Enuf Fertilizer on your Cotton. Sea us for tha new low price on your Fertilizer needs. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION "THi HOME Of SUDDEN SERVICE" Hutson & No. Broadway Blythevillt Ph. 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