The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 16, 1955 · Page 15
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nouy, PAGB I1J111BN REVIEW- FORECAST SeMoGroupAsksCarefulUse Of Increased Research Funds 1h« SUU Legislature as well as the cotton producers of the state are watching with interest the use the Missouri University College of Agriculture proposes to make of the tripled biennial appropriation for agricultural research in Southeast Missouri, J. S. Wallace, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, told the Delta Research Clinic meeting at Sikeston on August 29. The annual Research Clinic is sponsored by the Research Committee of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association and its sessions were directed by T. A. "Doc" Haggard, of Steele, committee chairman for MCPA. About 45 persons including heads of departments of the College of Agriculture, producers, and legislators attended the all day session of the Clinic. The meeting opened with a statement by the chairman, who outlined the purposes of the clinic which he described as an open forum for the expression of views and opinions on agricultural research, its aims, functions and accomplishments. Haggard called attention to the rising farm cost picture and remarked that the major hope of the farmer in these times is that research will open new and better ways of increasing production and reducing production costs. He stressed the need for more and better cotton and soybeans . . . more economically produced, and expressed the hope that the need might be met by our research programs. Brace? Speaks Hilton L. Bracey, executive vice president of MCPA, directed remarks to "the research dollar, what we get for it and what we may expect" He urged that the present program of research be re-examined in the light of the recent, appropriation which has almost tripled funds available for agricultural research and experimentation in the Al L BUSINESS—The Ferris wheel fails to fascinate 10- yelt old James Hobert Barnes at the Missouri State Fair m Sedalia The young cattleman is concerned only with his black Angus steer, entered in the 4-H division of tie livestock show. Delta. that the eyes of the date in the Delta. Etiieridge was followed by Dr. George Smith, director of the department of soils, who described experiments and tests now in progress by his department in Delta soils. Smith described cotton fertilizer tests now under way on 17 test piois throughout the Delta area, ra nd of the legislators, are j and made a talk both on present on Southeast Missouri, Bracey said | accomplishments and on future ex- th»t it Is up to us, the directors of periments. our programs, our farm organi- Funds Necessary auJTlwl our farmers to prove Dr. Phillip stone, director of the that the money we have available : Department of Entomology, told the Sit be wisely and profitably ex- meeting frankly thai, until the in- Pjn Qe(1 crease in appropriations, his dc- Speciftcally he suggested that we .stablish a continuing close relation and exchange ol information between researchers in similar fields to avoid duplication of efforts, that the present program be scanned in detail, and tailored to flt todays needs and problems. The MCPA official reviewed the crease in partment research field, that a close and con- :inuing cooperation should be maintained between the departments of the College of Agriculture, the research agencies of other states, anc the various branches of government dealing with agriculture at local state and national levels. Specifically, it was recommended bv the group that research be di rected to the devc-iopmeni of a va riety of soybeans similar to the Og , den variety now generally planted 1 | in the Delta, but of a yellow rather , than a green color. Bracey and other spe=-"s called attention to ' had been barred from : operation in the Delta by lack of funds. The entomologist expressed great satisfaction that the program now allows operation by his department. In this connection he cited the discovery made just recently that the European corn borer, not here- The MCPA official revie^ua vue me European win wuici, »^ i"-i<- steos in procuring the special re- tofore known to be located any- warch appropriation and cited the | where near the Missouri Delta has promises made by sponsors of the — .—..«-. •« .*. ™»™ fMdt program; that research would embrace all typos and conditions of soils In the Delia, and that ft full-time resident director would be selected to coordinate the expanded program and avoid waste and du- been identified in the cotton where Its damage is being closely studied. Dr. M. M. Jones, agricultural engineer, addressed the meeting on developments In agricultural equipment which, he says, may make it easier for the farmer to plication. I m8et rW ng cos V' i trough more Bracey' said the proposed resident modern and efficient operations, director would not supplant any New Bean Sought function now exercised by the staff Following lunch, the meeting was 1 - • • ' - opened as a forum for suggestions, questions and general discussion. It was the consensus of the meeting that the expanded research program should be aimed at completely coordinating the efforts and infor- of the Collage of Agriculture, but would serve to implement a coordinated program laid out by the College staff, and to accomplish the aims they have in mind for the service of Southeast Missouri farmers. Retiring Dean W C. Etheridge, retiring director of Field Crops for the College of Agriculture and dean ot research j men for the State of Missouri, in- j troduced his successor. Dr. M. S. j Ofutt, who will become director of j field crops research with the be- I ginning of the fall term of the college. Dr. Etheridge, a pioneer in the field of agricultural research in the Missouri Delta, spoke of research problems and progress to Maloch Says By 0. T. MALOCH Mi5»i«M»pi County "Bed Cotton" The dry weather with cool nights and warm days caused the cotton o "cut out" early and to open rapidly during the past two weeks. Many farmers have called in about their cotton turning red. In nearly all fields there is a few red spiders, but only a few. A!so..there s a few aphids, but not enough to create a hazard. Some of the leaves are infested with some of'the minor leaf spots or diseases. However, most of the loss of green color and the appearance of the red and yellow is due to weather factors. Calf Sales Eastern Arkansas farmers sold a- bcut 1,000 head of feeder calves at Marianna Thursday, Sept. 8. The calves were graded by the Extenr sion Service and other selected judges into groups similar in quality, sex, and weight. Buyers seemed to like this arrangement for the calves consistently sold about the market price. Growers in the area have learned a few lessons—some of them the hard way. The calves were of very high quality. Very few of them had horns. In past years the calves with horns have usually sold from 1 to 2 cents per pound below hornless or dehorned calves. Steer calves sell from two to four cents per pound above bull calves of similar quality. Cattle Profitable Here? The answer is an one would expect—some are and some are not. How to make more farmers make money with cattle is a big question. Successful cattle programs are generally found on farms where the farmer likes cattle and expects all enterprises on his farm to pay a profit. Weather Right Throughout State for Picking LITTLE BOCK W)—The cotton harvest got under way in all areas of Arkansas last week with Income from an acre of pasture on good land is usually lower than it is lor most row crops, but many farms have some land that can be profitably used for some type of cattle program. There are about eight or t£n different type programs used in Arkansas. Each type program fits into a different farm management pattern. Some of the programs are: 13.8 and 14 percent moisture. Pre- 1. Cow and calf miums and discounts will apply to: 2. Steer gazing in summer-6 mon-1 other classes and qualities. tils . Soybeans with 12.2 per cent mois- 3. Steer gazing in winter—4-6 In Its weekly report, the agency aid late maturing corps, fall grains nd pastures were in need of rain. Rice was reported maturing ra- idly, with, the harvest under way n a few counties. Good yields were expected from arly corn and grain sorghum, but he service said lack of rain threa- ened to reduce production of later lantings. Dry weather also was blamed for utting short the tomato harvest, •hich is nearing completion in north west counties. The service said total production generally dry weather ideal for picking, the federal-state Crop Reporting Service said today. months. 4. Steer grazing in winter and summer — 16-18 months. 5. Short feeding — 90 days—grain, hay, silage, and protein supplement 6. Long Feeding —180-200 days: grain, hay, silage and protein sup- plment 1. Grazing for 4-16 monts and feeding with grain for 90. days. 8. Feeding silage and protein supplement 9. Various combinations of the above Soybean support Prices Prices for the 1S35 Soybeans will be at $2.02 per bushel in all counties in Arkansas. This is for green and yellow soybeans No. 2 or better with between the fact that Delta grown beans are down graded by foreign buyers because of the green color. Discussing this proposal, Dr. L. F. WUIiamF, of the College staff, told the group that development of such a varietv is under study and its perfection should be a matter of a comparatively short time. "We may not give you a better bean than the Ogden." Williams -said, "but it will be as good and will have a yellow instead of a green color." The meeting recommended also that tests be mounted tained on varieties of and main- cotton and coornang e e - . »* —,-- mation of all agencies in the farm I Equipment Company beans under the varying conditions of Delta soils and weather conditions for the general information of tht farmers of the area. The clinic organized the need for additional information on deep tillage and the deep placement of fertilizer. Area conservationist Bill Colman of the Soil Conservation Service, reported that the SCS was planning to expand research in this field in cooperation with Fabrick Bros, of Sikeston. RUST-FREE HOT WATER TROUBIE-FREE OPERATION ore built-in guarantees ^•^a Automatic Cos _1 WATER HEATER HALSELL&WHITE Main »t Division Ph. 3-6096 SOoooREflSOIIflBlE! W/TH A "Now smile, M if your hnsband Just bought you z Caloric Gas Range from BLYTHEVILLE PROPANE CO. where they're always 'Sooo R««i>n»Me!' " ... Y0VU BE "Y£AR$ AttfAD'. fan* 'art tome HeeJt H'ujay 61 N. Blytheville.Ark You get the HIGHER GRADING of bond picking with MASSEY-HARRIS ture or less will carry a support rate of 4 cents per bushel above beans with 14 per cent moisture. Discounts will apply to the lower grades. To be eligible for price support, the soybeans must be producted in 1955 and must grade No. 4 or better. Both farm stored and warehouse stored loans will be made. Changes made in the standards lower the percentage ol foreign material to 1 percent in No. 1 grade, 2 percent in No. 2 grade. II the foreign material is' above 2 percent, it will be deducted from the gross weight. The revisions also fix special limits on heat damage, redefine splits as pieces of soybeans that are not damaged. time-saving power to keep your farming on the move Allis-Cholmers WD-45 The Allis-Chalmera WD-45 Tractor with POWER-CRATER engine speaks a language every power-wise farmer can understand. Try it... work it hard. You'll find the new field capacity you want — to get your crops in quickly, to beat weeds and weather during the growing season, to harvest all the crops you've grown. In addition, you'll find the Big Four Power Conveniences to speed your work along: Two-Clutch Power Control, Power-Shift Wheels, SNAP- COUPLER Hitch, and Automatic Traction Booster. Call us for a demonstration today. fOWEiJ.CU.TE! cnJ 5NA?.COUPIEK or. 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