The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 23, 1955
Page 11
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 93, 1958 BLYTHEVELLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELETBM RE VIEW *««> FORECAST • WINNING COTTON STALK — Billy Smith (rlghtl, Steele High School vocational agriculture student, exhibits his stalk of cotton and the Ilrst pluce blue ribbon It won in Missouri competition at the South• east Missouri Fair at Cape Girardeau last week. Billy is shown with j his vocational instructor, Tom H. Vandle. 2 Steele Youths Win First Places At SeMo Fair By H. L. YEAGER 8TEELE—Billy Smith, first year vocational student in Steele High School, won first place in state competition in the PPA cotton division at the Southeast Missouri Fair at Cape Girardeau last week. Another blue ribbon winner wai J. C. Trowbridge in the farm mechanics division with a stock rack built for a pick-up truck. The truck racks was of his design, to be removed from the truck in four section. Factory are mostly oi a one piece design requiring more than one man to remove from the truck. Trowbridge's rack can be removed by one man. FFA Smith has one acre of cotton growing on rear lots at the residence of his parents, Mr, and Mrs, Floyd H. Smith, of Steele. His cotton plant was judged on balance of stock, fruitage and height. The boy will share in S120Q prize money allocated to FFA exhibits and lent, green leaves may result in excessive staining which is very objectionable to cotton mills. 3. Condition of plant as affects efficiency of leaf removal. Plants defoliate best after active growth has slowed, but before all growth activity has stopped. New leaves are very difficult to defoliate. Efficiency of leaf removal will be lessened considerably on plants suffering from drought stress. This Business of Farming By H. H. CARTER Associate County Agen Hard Htadtd Victim LAKELAND, Ma. <ff)—A M caliber bullet sraacted H. D. Van SlcMer n the head but didn't do much more than make him angry. Police said apparently the pellet was hurled from a slingshot rather han fired from a pistol. Van Sickler was treated for a minor laceration. " BLUE RIBBON WINNER — J. C. Trowbridge, high school vocational student from Steele, exhibits the truck bed which he built that won first place at the Southeast Missouri Pair at Cape Girardeau last week. two to three hours longer each day i where cotton is defoliated, if dews j "ii"Expected" effect on maturity of 1 are occurring." j bolls and opening of cotton. In rank. William Wyatt of Number Nine | cotton slow of.opening, defoliation- said, "I can pick better when the may materially increase earliness' ground can be seen, and less clean- and permit the harvesting of a 1 ing of picker headers is required higher percentage of the total crop at the first picking. 5. Degree of boll rot. In wet years, defoliation may be of de cided benefit in reducing boll rot. 6. Timing of application, (Amount of cotton open.) The defoliant application should be timed for machine harvest so that most defoliated cotton. Conclusion In conclusion, we would recommend defoliation if it is felt that expected grade improvement and picker efficiency will cover the cost of defoliation. Anything that will improve the nor macnuio narvesi so inai mosi • Many North Mississippi County considered, the average value of . 0(| he crop can be picked shortly i grade of machine picked cotton 'farmers with mechanical pickers delolietion in the Mississippi study | a(ter Ieaf drop and Dc [ ore second will in the long run benefit all of Are wondering wneuil'r 10 ucluiiiiLK. . u t jjtcseuv |ji ik:cf> Biiu lumi loicj i g We hope to give information that [was S4.3-4 per bale. Tne lowest val-! help you to arrive at a de clsi'on. A Mississippi Study A main consideration in arriv- ue for any one year was a loss of SI.11. The highest value was S9.00. California Study , A California study. 1952 and Ing at a decision as to whether tO|i M3 paver esu ] ts E j m iiar to tliose defoliate is: "How much can,I ex-, obtaln ' e( ) | n Mississippi. In the Cali- 'pect defoliation to Improve grade j (orn i a s | U[ |y. defoliation 'improved .and picker efficiency"? ' i the grade of mechanically picked . Tests conducted at the Missis- couon S n ? ht!y. but had little effect 'slppl Delta Station at Stoneville! on p | c ker"efficiency. 'for a period of nine years. 1944-53. We ar( , sure tnat conditions oc- give some Information on this • cur a , times , vher( , defoliation will question. [ result in greater benefits than in' The average grade Increase from , dieted in the Mississippi tests. 'defoliation lor the. nine years was I However, results, from the Missis- nightly less than one-fourth of a | sjppl nr , d California studies do full grade. Based upon 1955 govern-i show n. at defoliation is not eco- menl loan rates the nine-Near aver- j n omically feasible Under all con- age value for improved grade was) ditions. »2.70 per b«le. i Certain factors must be taken in;' The greatest grade Improvement ; , 0 consideration in deciding wheth- Irom defoliation ranged from a low i er jt wil i i, e profitable to defoliate of no Improvement at all (2 years. ; lmc j cr 3 given situation •1949 and 1953) to a hljh of sllflhlly | yield Consideration Over one-half a full grade <1944> | yield is one important considera- On the basis of present loan raies. j t i on For example, if defoliation this highest grade improvement costs S3.50 per acre and one bale Was worth $5.20 per bale. is priced per acre, the defoliation Average 1.3 Polnti cost pcr ba]c will be 53.50. But if " The average improvement in' only one-half bale is picked per picker efficiency from defoliation | acre defoliation cost will be S7.00 was 1.3 percentage points, worth I per bale, •approximately $1.64 per bale in re- Other Considerations ^duced field loss, at present prices, t Other considerations in deciding ''. In four years out of seven, picker if and when to defoliate are: .«fficipncy was not improved to any ' 1. Boll maturity. To prevent loss GO Per Cent Defoliation generally should not j the cotton industry ducers and mills. If machine-picked both pro- cotton sells be done until at least 60 percent! above loan prices, it is possible] oi the crop is open. However, there that the better grades will sell on • ms where It may be the open market at a higher price | are exceptio; desirable to defoliate when a small er percentage of cotton is open. One such exception might be in the case of boll rot (which we are no! being bothered with in the county this year'. . Another exception, that will apply in many, cases this year, is where drought stress is causing leaves to rapidly become too inactive for good defoliation. Where cotton Is defoliated prior to 60 percent opening, use of the new material, amino triazole, certainly should be considered. Amino triazole can be used with spray defoliants to give extended control of second growth, or it can be applied alone after defoliation for control of second gorwth. Other Considerations George Dlllahunty of Yarbro said last year, "I can pick cotton I differential than would be secured | in government loan. To Pay Off Was Cheaper DALLAS, Tex. A large number of police and highway patrolmen descended on the muddy Trinity Rivers bottoms to hunt two men who had robbed Charlie Jones, 78 of $7. One patrolman's car got stuck in the mud. Other officers floundered in bushy wetness. Someone suggested It might be better to give Charlie Jones $7 and forget tttfe whole thing. And that's what they did. •appreciable extent by defoliation. !V The greatest improvement in ipicker efficiency for any one year was 3.8 percentage points, worth 'about $4.79 per bale at present jjrices. --When both grade Improvement in quantity or quality of cotton, bolls must be mature — 30 days or older at time of defoliation. Mature bolls feel firm to pressure between thumb and forefinger and cannot be cut through with a knife. 2. .Amount and succulence of and increased picker efficiency- are | leaves. A heavy growth of succu- Mr. Farmers: We Want To Buy Soybeans Ear or Shelled Corn. We Are Selling Top Quality Seeds Vetch Rye Barley Wheat Alfalfa Oats Rye Grass Farmers Soybean Corp. "Home of Sudden Service" N. Broadway A Hutson Sis. Ph. 3-8191 MASSEY- HARRIS COMBINES Maitey-Harris Combines Ink* a smooth, steady, controlled Mow of grain and straw through the machine. It's IOOM, open . , . Huffy ... so bore grain, cl«oaer grain falls through. And Masser-Hairis Dyaa- Alr Chail coolrol cleans grata | thoroughly — there's never b**n anything tike its aerodynamic . principle lo Hoot chaff, dirt and straw out of the machine. Mighty Important'H lind a Mawey -Hants easy to handle on rough ground, o* "*• contour* and slope* , . . bearing* and complete a«e«- •ibilily I . . lower on fuel consumption because II knows when to opply the powef. "— See u« for details. Do It * " • toon. Be sure lo check over a Mass*y-HarrU , . . you'll ttnd H yow be* buy ta combine*, You know H't the Wjt buy WMOM it's the b»t M 1UH 61 Implement Co. N- Hiw*y 61 Ph. 2-2142 "The-Farmers Horn* of Satisfaction" OREGON GROWN Winter Hairy Vetch 98-95-90 analysis Top Quality Exceeds ACP requirements Book now for lowest prices. The PAUL D. FOSTER Co. Ph. 3-3418 Office in Blytheyille Warehouse BIdg. N. Hiwav 61 Benjamin Franklin Invented bifocal spectacles. Mysttry BulUtt HOUSTON, Tex. (» — Mn. Patsy Ruth Walker, 19, told shiriff'i deputies she was sitting on the patio at the ranch where she worked, bent down to scratch a mosquito bite and found she'd been shot. A doctor removed & stray bullet. Nobody heard a gun fired. Read Courier New: Clmlfled Ads. Power Picking -1955 Style i. Easy on ,.. . Easy off standard AHie- Chalmeri Tractor'' 2. Higher grada 3. Priced to keep restricted acreage* profitable Tune in the National Form and Home Hour — Every Saturday — NBC Cleaner cotton and higher grade* at lower costs — that's the story ol Allis-Chalmers one-row Spindle- Type Pickers. Spindles are long, grooved and barbless . . , and reach completely through the plants. 'Result: highly efficient picking with less trash and leaves in the lint — leas staining. An Allis-Chalmers Picker can help you keep cotton growing profitable. pLLIS-CHflLMERS SALES AND IfRVICf BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 3-4404 COTTON DEFOLIATION DOES NOT COST- By Removing the Green Leaf From the Sample. We are equipped to efficiently apply the new type liquid Defoliants. These liquid Defoliants do not depend upon the weather or moisture for their action. The Liquid Chemicals Will Defoliate Your Cotton If Properly Applied. We are introducing a new liquid Defoliant to be used for hand picked cotton and machine picked cotton that will be ginned in gins equipped with lint cleaners. This product has given us very satisfactory results. Price per acre, chemical and application -$2.75. A considerable saving in comparison with other forms of Defoliant. PLANTERS FLYING SERVICE "NINE YEARS IN BLYTHEVILLE" Office in Blytheyille Warehouse Phone PO 3-3721

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