The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 30, 1955
Page 10
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BlrTHEVlLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWI FRIDAY, gEPTBMBER »0, 19W REVIEW ""FORECAST State Rains Aid Late Maturing Crops, CRS Says LITTLE ROCK (AP) — General rains last week helped late-maturing Arkansas crops and caused only a slight interruption of the' cotton harvest, the Crop Reporting Service said in its weekly report. The service said that the demand for cotton pickers is great, although more mechanical pickers »« being used and the arrival of •ome Mexican laborers has helped alleviate the shortage. Cotton yields have been good and the quality is not expected to deteriorate much as a result of the raini. Good yields of rice are leported and the milling quality has been \\Vm\Vm\ good. The service said that the "overall feed situation" is very good. The harvest of corn and grain sorghum is under way. Harvesting of silage crops is continuing, but the hay harvest is about over. Late soybeans are expected to show some improvement as a result of the rains. The harvest has started in some counties, A relatively good crop is expected despite some reduction of yields as a result of dry weather in northeast Arkansas. Recent rains were of great benefit to fall grains and cover crops. Pastures should recover to some extent as a result of the rain. The condition of cattle is good and marketing has been heavy. "But I didn't touch their payroll I'd -«r that Caloric Gat Ranges were 'S-o-o-o Reasonable' at BLYTHEVILLE PROPANE CO, I Just stopped In to set for mfselr. It just happened to be dark!" •«• Y0VU BE "y£AR$ AHEAD" Purr n " fropewf Gaffrraff Farm and Horn iteeelf " H'may 61 N. 7 Blutheville.Ark. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR BEAN HARVEST MASSEY-HARRIS 90 RICE SPECIAL Maximum capacity—fast, clean threshing and more (raclion means added profit when you put a 90 Rice Special to work in your bean fields. MORE! • 61 leafed Beoringi • Ktvofuffona/y Shaker Shot • 37-Inch Straight-Through Design • Hydraulic Steering foptionof) S«t> the profit-building 90 Rice Special today! THERE ARE MORE MASSEY-HARRIS COMBINES SOLD THAN ALL OTHERS COMBINED. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. "Th* Farmei f t Worn* of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 Ph. 2-2142 A NEW TEACHER OF PIANO Miss Olive Emerson Who ruu itidied it Lament School of Music In Denver, Louliiini UnltersilJ, »nd Philadelphia Conservator;, li now ready M tuchiBf private teisoni lo Blythcvllto. Studio at 628 W. Main Phone 3-8890 AT MANILA MEETING — Missouri Congressman Paul Jones of Kennett; Memphis District Engineer Col. E. B. Downing; Arkansas Congressman E. C. (Took) Gainings and County Judge Phil Deer are pictured as they met at Manila Lions Club session Wednesday. All are concerned with problem of star grass in Buffalo Ditch. {Photo by Roy Aihabi'anner) Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James- Pemiscot County Agent Cotton. Defoliation Last week as I went to the Mid- South Fair in Memphis I could not help observing the fields of defoliated cotton. I saw a few very good jobs and others appeared to be almost a complete failure. There yet remains much to be desired In how to get the perfect defoliation job done. What seems to work well at one time under a given set of conditions fails to work equally well at another time. In Missouri we are at the very northern end of the cotton belt and need to have as many growing days as possible to produce a high yield. When; We defoliate that's when production ends. Normally the cotton bolls we expect to harvest should be 40 days old, therefore this might be one gauge as to when to defoliate. In some cases it is recommended that 50 percent of the cotton be open before defoliation is attempted. For good defoliation the plant must be actively growing yet the leaves must be mature. Dust Recommended Calcium cyanimid dust at 30 to 45 Ibs. per acre rate is the defoliant recommended by the Missouri Experiment Station. This material must remain in moisture on the leaf for at least two hours with four or more hours of moist exposure preferred for highest efficiency. For these reasons heavy dews are needed whqn cyanimid dust is used as the defoliant. There are a number of liquid defoliants which show promise but the Missouri Station has not had sufficient time to study them and make recommendations for their use. Care should always be exercised in the use of defoliants since they are usually highly corrosive. All directions on containers of defoli- ,ants should be read carefully and observed. I have recently learned of a farmer who got better defoliation on the field he didn't want defoliated than on the one he was supposed to get defoliated. Another case was where a neighbor's soybeans got defoliated unexpectedly. These of course are us- usual cases but they do suggest tha t extreme care be taken in handling and applying defoliants. Hogging: Down Corn There may be cases particularly this year where hogging down a field of corn will net a much higher return than harvesting and feeding or marketing the crop. There are several advantages to hogging down corn. First of all, there is no picking, hauling or cribbing required when the corn is being harvested. Again, there is no scooping or hauling when the corn is being fed. And while harvesting the corn crop, the hogs will spread the manure and cobs relieving you of this job. /.v*fliV SMO °™ HEIDS hlSlSl! mi POT HOLES For Btttti Sortate Dniiup Neil Splint ise Tillage Tool and LAND SMOOTHER plant now lo smooth fields, HI! foil when preparing alfalfa or wheat ground or otter bean and corn harvest. increase crop yield*. Reduce labor ,"and water costs on irrigated land. With o complete TILLAGE TOOL, which br ' i the i fir well pocked «cdbed which hold* tuts, mokci planting uniform, cultivoling Six all-purpos* moduli ioi oil standard form Iracton ...for AUTOMATIC SOIL SMOOTHING, DIRT MOVING SEEDBED PREPARATION! With on Cvmman ond your own tractor it i> «aiy and in»Kptruiv» to *lim- 'inale pot he-let, (ill gulliei, itraiflhlcn out itrcocai on hill- ifdti, build farm °»* r drotnogi C*TM In today *»t M\ dtiaHt »n M Evtnmnn modili. DELTA Implements, Inc. Service Holds Our Trade Ph. 3-6803 312 S. 2nd Also, hogs are more likely to stay are feeding on clean ground. Still another advantage is that this method of corn harvesting cuts down on fertilizer requirements for crops following corn. Three-fourths of the plant food of the corn is returned to the soil plus manure from the supplement fed with the corn. In spite of these advantages, many of you do not believe hogging down corn is economical—probably because you think that too much corn is wasted... However, trials have pretty well disproved this thoughtj It has been estimated that a mechanical corn picker will leave enough .corn in the field to produce 100 pounds of pork per acre. Hogs turned loose in a corn field won't leave that much in the field. Some of the other reasons for more corn not being bogged down is the lack of fencing and other equipment to do the job. Hog prices are often at their lowest point when hogs turned loose in corn fields are ready for market. For those who are considering hogging down corn this fall, here are some tips that will provide more efficient harvesting of the crop and better gain on the hogs. First of all. hogs should have fields of a size which they can clean up In two or three days. On the average, one hog can clean Diversification Loans Available F. B. Hight, County Supervisor of Farmers Home Administration, said that some farmers in Mississippi County are becoming interested in developing their tarms lor a more diversified system of farming to meet the changing conditions In agriculture. Farmers Home Administration Is authorized to make farm development, farm .enlargement and tenant purchase loans to enable farmers i to become owners of family-size' farms, or to improve, develop and enlarge farms now owned that-are not capable of producing adequate income. This type of assistance will enable a number of farmers in Mississippi County to develop their farms to a point that they can carry out a better balanced farming and livestock program as recommended by the College of Agriculture, University of Arkansas. A loan of this type was recently made to an owner of a 180-acre undeveloped farm which in its present condition was not capable of producing income for family living and debt repayment. The loan Included funds to improve the dwelling and other build- Ings essential to farming operations. In ftddltio*, sufficftM* fund*., were included for the development- of permanent pasture mnd necessary^ fencing. ft in a healthy condition since they up one bushel of standing corn in Just Can't Count On Those Bugs COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (^)— The Texas Agricultural Extension Service says some Texas farmers are depending on bugs to eat the bugs that are eating their cotton, and they shouldn't. It's true, said the experts, that lady bugs will nibble on the bollworm, which nibbles on cotton. But the lady bug prefers aphids and spider mites and if they aren't around they go where they are rather than eat up all the bollworms. seven to nine days. Growthy shoats weighing 75 to 125 IDS, are the best size to put in a corn field. While in tne neia, iney should be given a dry bed in which to sleep and they need to have plenty of clean water and mineral and protein supplement on hand at all times. If it is extremely muddy In the field, it is best to keep hogs out of the corn. Individuals- Groups -Farm Bureau Blue Cross - Blue Shield Call representative WAYLIN CHESSER P.O. Boi 307 BlrtheTillc, Ark. Phone POplar 3-3106 Defoliate for profitable machine picking COTTON DEFOLIANT • A new, highlv effective cotton defoliant • Makes machine picking profitable because k drops the leaves from the plant • Reduces to a minimum grade tosses resulting from leaf trash and green leaf stain • Economical to use—diluted with water {or application from airplanes or ground sprayers • Defoliate four cotton with PAIL this year for an earlier harvest, cleaner cotton, higher grades and best prices. FAIL cotton defoliant sold by ' PAUL D. FOSTERco. Ph. POplar 3-3418 N. Hiway 61 Office in B'villt Warehouse Bldg. OREGON GROWN Winter Hairy Vetch 98-95-90 analysis Top Quality Exceeds ACP requirements Book now for lowest prices. Tht Ph. 3-3418 PAUL D. FOSTER Co. Office in Blythevill* Warehouse Bldg. N. Hiway 61 $$$$$$$$$ MR. FARMER! 1. How will you market your big crop of Soybeans this fall? 2. Will you receive the support price of $2.04 or the low market price at harvest time? 3. Will your local elevators be able to handle this big crop? 4. Will you have beans to sell and no one to sell them to because your elevators will be snowed under? 5. Will you be able to store Soybeans on your farm and get the full support price? 6. Have you enough government approved storage to take care of your crop? 7. Did you know you can finance on the farm storage through your local Government A.S.C. Office?—20% down and 4 years to pay the balance. THE MARTIN STEEL GRAIN BIN IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR SOYBEAN STORAGE PROBLEMS. STORE YOUR SOYBEANS IN GOVERNMENT APPROVED STORAGE WHEN THE CASH MARKET IS LOW, AND GET THE SUPPORT PRICE OF $2.04. THEN SELL LATER WHEN YOUR MARKET GOES UP AND POCKET THE DIFFERENCE. Call On Us for Prices Blytheville Soybean Corp. Senath, Mo. Leachville, Ark. Hornersville, Mo. Blyfheville, Ark. WE ARE DISTRIBUTORS FOR MARTIN GRAIN BINS AND STEEL BUILDINGS. DEALERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE Fill Out th« Coupon For Further Information .......................___._................ I Mail this coupon to: I BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. Box 958, Blytheville, Ark. I am interested in: D GRAIN BIN D CORN CRIBS D SILO D STEEL FRAME BUILDING Name ., AddresB , Phone No

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