The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 3, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 3, 1954
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS REVIEW — FORECAST Irrigation Methods and Results Viewed at Gideon Farm DON'T ARGUE WITH WEEDS.'.. USE A T I 1 /• I l\ r THE SAFER ATLACIDE KH.LS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA GRASS AND MANY OTHER FARM WEEDS Widely used throughout the South for destroying afl typ*i d weeds and grasses. Kills weed roots .,. prevents regrowth. Jtt convenient powder form; easy to mix for spraying. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. 319 W. Ash Phone 3-4551 More Than 1,000 Farmers Attended Pemiscot Field Day More than 1,000 farmers were on hand at the Big Ridge Farm of the Gideon-Anderson Co., near Gideon Tuesday for an irrigation and drainage field day. Pictured here are typical demonstrations viewed during the day. Use of flumes and siphon tubes for furrow type irrigation was popular demonstration. Easily installed canvas dam may be seen holding water in flume. Plastic siphon tubes which transfer water to rows are plainly visible in other picture. Side-by-side demonstration of irrigated and non-irrigated cotton. Sprinkler irrigated crop will make nearly twice that of non-irrigated, based on boll- count estimates. (Courier News Photos) On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBRET, County Agent Visiting- Day Everyone is invited to visit the cotton and alalfa plots on the Alfalfa Substation near Osceola Tuesday, at 1:30 p. m. The group will assemble at the cotton plots just west of Osceola on highway 40. The verticillium wilt study plots includes: 1. A cotton variety test made up of 13 commercial varieties. Differences between some of the varieties are significant, too. 2. Cotton spacing test with different varieties planted. 3. Date of planting. 4. Fungicide or disease control. 5. 300 varieties and strains of cotton. 6. 21 cultural practices and fertilizer treatments. At the blackland studies plots at Marie one can see: 1. Value of nitrogen under drought conditions in the fertilizer studies as well as the need for balanced fertility. 2. Rotation studies. 3. Cotton variety tests where one can note the difference in the different varieties to make good root and top growth in gumbo soils under drought conditions. For those who are interested the Alfalfa plots will be visited. At the alfalfa plots one can see 23 yari- ties, a five experiment, year alfalfa fertilizer management — trials dates, and rates of seeding and in- secticide plots. The various project leaders from the University will be on hand to lead the discussions. They are: Verticillium Wilt Studies—Dr. B. A. Waddle and Dr. N. D. Fulton, agronomy and plant pathology, respectively. Blackland Studies, D. A. Hinkle, James Jacks and R. L. Beacher. Nothing- Like It How many soybeans will we make per acre? I just don't have any idea. I have looked for other years that might compare with this one in rain fall but there just isn't anything like it. Back in 1943 I remember the beans drying up and many farmers cutting them for hay. It rained in September and I do remember that farmers'were'suprised with the yield they got. This won't help much because' Mississippi County average yield is considerably higher than the state average but, in 1941 and 1942 the state average soybean yield was 15 bushels per acre. In 1943, the year I referred to, the state average dropped to 9% bushels per acre. In July, 1943 no rain fell at Blytheville. In August 1.7 inches fell. In September you got 2.8 inches in RRI&ATED »Juiq rH\ ittJft ^ Sp NOT IRRIGATED the first two weeks. This year you finally got about 1.6 inches of rain on the 19th of Aug- ONE-ROW SPINDLE-TYPE COTTON PICKER ust. Fain Warning Anybody that rents land now for 1955 at the same high rates of recent years without knowing what the 1955 acreage allotment program is must have a "screw loose." I heard of a high rent contract this week, for the 1955 crop and it made me wonder if the farm people are totally aware of what they face next year. loan on the cotton. No, she can't plant any soybeans because the record in the A. S. C. office shows that her farm was 100 per cent cotton in 1953. "Total allotments" are expected to be arrived follows. The 1955 acreage of alloted crops such as cot- COMPARE THE PRICE Let the Allis- Chalmers One-Row Cotton Picker come to the rescue. It's designed for quick mounting on the regular CA, WD and WD-45 farm tractors. Equipped with long, grooved, spindles, this machine gets a high percentage of open bolls . . . with lew staining of lint and less trash in the cotton. As cotton ic picked, it's elevated and blown into a closed wire-mesh basket. Unload instantly with hydraulic power. Let us »how you how you can get your cottom picked ... at lower cost! Pm+el Highl for Bank MULJS CHALMERS ] \ " SALfS 4*0 IfNVfCC 1 BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 East Main Phone 3-4404 In the first place if I understood it right the cotton allotment will be reduced noticeably from 1954. For instance, ir a Mississippi County farm had a 47 per cent cotton allotment this year then the allotment on • that same farm for 1955 might drop to the neibhborhood of 40 per cent, more or less. Then your "total allotment" in 1955 is a serious matter. You must understand this and estimate what it will mean on your individual farm. I know a widow in Blytheville that owns 80 acres of land. She has asked • the renter to plant it all in cotton for years. What is the present allotment outlook for that farm in 1955? She may expect in the neighborhood of a 32 acre cotton allotment (40 per cent). Under the interpretation of the "total allotment" program she may not be permitted to plant any other row crop on this 80 acres of land, and still be eligible for government SPECIAL Limited Amount of Calcium Arsenate Powder for Sale. Priced to Move Quick Swift and Co. Oil Mill Highway 61 South Phone 2-2031 ton and wheat plus an acreage equal to the 1953 "other" crops on the same land, other than the alloted crops. What does A. S. C. records show your 1953 crops and acreage was? To impress upon you the seriousness of this matter, a land estate man spent an hour with me this morning studying these complications so he would be in a better position to buy and sell land on a sensible basis. nnouncina... <t Howard (Pig) Hires is now connected with Farmer's Implement Co., as service manager. Salesman and parts man. Pig has had many years experience in serTicing farm implements and invites his many friends to visit him here. No. Highway 61 Your Oliver Dealer Phone 3-8166 MAKI YOUR OWN RAIN SPRINKLING fS GOOD CROP INSURANCE because Jf makef it tft>l« lor you to Irrigate when «4t*rt yow need to, TH€ A-M SYSTEM giv»$ you many *xclu«rve tvretJ ft mean* faster, •ast»r, foolproof coupling «nd •oupiing! Every valve, coupling and fitting k made of finm* «Koy . . . YET A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MORH C«H in for Dealers Wanted! Irrigation Equipment Co. Manila, Ark. Phon« 111 / we/come the opportunity to serve you as Lieutenant Governor for another term! Sincerely Nathan Gordon Pol. Adv. paid for by Nathan Gordon, Morrilton IRRIGATION FOR MORE PROFITS Helpful information in planning supplemental irrigation that should be furnished by your Irrigation Engineer^ 1. Determine the source of water supply, if a deep well, spot the proper location. This is necessary not only for row-irrigation, but an important factor if flumes are to be constructed. 2. A farm survey, which shows the slope, soils, erosion factors, profile characteristics and land use capabilities. I. A map or plat to show elevations, existing turn-rows and roads, the lateral farm drains and main ditches, designate the farm drains that may be converted into flumes to carry water. Designate the points on lateral drains where control structures must be installed to hold water at an elevation determined by surveys and show all other existing features pertinent to drainage or irrigation. With irrigation, adequate drainage becomes of greater importance, water must go in and out. 4. While the irrigation of the entire farm may not b« planned at first, the plans should provide for future expansion, insofar as possible. I do not sell irrigation equipment. J. W. Meyer, Civil Engineer Blytheville, Ark. Office Phone 2-22B1 — Residence 3-S667 A Recognized Crop-Saver For Grain, Bean and Seed Growers... OLIVER Model 33 Self - Propelled Combine! Naturally, all the major harvesting benefits of a self-propelled are yours when you buy an Oliver Model 33; no back-swath . . . quick opening and operation anywhere in a field without trampling or shattering tht crop. Wet, weedy or slow-maturing spots are easy to skip to permit further drying or ripening. And you save manpower, too—one man does the entire job. And, by eliminating the tractor you reduce fuel and upkeep costs. with Veri-Drgulic Drive only with Straight Driv« only $ 5,861 5350 FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO. North Highway 61 Your Oliver Dealer Phont 3-8166

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