The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 30, 1955
Page 11
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SO, 1958 BLJTrLMLLLl (ARK.)' COURIER HfEWS PACE tLtTftt REV IEW •"• FORECAST Many Prefer Use of Silage In Feeding FAYETTEVILLE — Many Ark'an- las dairymen and livestock producer! use silage in their feeding programs because of its succulence and high nutritive value. More and more, grassland crops (such as cereal grains, grasses, and legumes) are being used for silage. However, such silage often has a strong smeU or i« of poor quality unless it is either wilted before being put up or specially treated. Recent research carried on at the University of Arkansas' agricultural Experiment Station has shown that excellent silages can be made from such materials as oats cut in the late milk stage, crimson clover cut at bloom, and alfalfa cut at early bloom. When preservatives were added, the silages were more palatibLe to animals and in most cases dry matter lots was loss. Dr. O. T. Stallcup. dairyman for the Station, reports that the chemical preservatives sodium meia-bi- tulflte (both the pure chemical and SU-Fresh), calcium formate, and Kylage are all useful in preserving silages made from high-moisture gras* crops. So are such materials » whey powder, molatein, blackstrap molasses, and beet pulp. However, when the silage is made of coarse materials with low mois- content the preservatives are not u effective. For example. Dr. Stallcup made silage D! sweet clover cut in full bloom, and of cotton plants from which the boll's had been picked. The materials were high in fiber and low in moisture. In all coses, storage losses were high and the silages were of poor I quality. Preservatives did not improve their quality to any extent. In his work, Dr. Stallcup analvzed the silages for pH (acidity), protein, 1st, crude fiber, nitrogen free ex-, tract, ash, and carotene. He i\lso fed j them to dairy animals wi' enever i possible. These palalabllity trails 'were of short duration, since all small amounts of the different silages were available. Hence results are not too conclusive. However, the animals always ate less of the untreated silages than of the treated ones. This was especially true with the oat and alfalfa silage, which had higher moisture content. Palatability also varied with the preservative used. A report on the work has just been published by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station as Bu!l£tin 557, "A Comparison of Silage Pres- servatives." Copies are available without charge from county Extension offices or from the Bulletin Office. University of Arkansas College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Fayetteville. Rice Selling System Scored Distribution ll Termed 'Sorry' CROWLEY, La. (ft— A D. S. Department of Agriculture official says the rice Industry "has the sorriest distribution system ot any commodity sold In this country." Harry Chnlkley, member of the USDA Rice Advisory Committee, told a meeting ot more than 500 rice producers: "You can get all the pretty girls you want, have them go north and teach cooks how to cook the finest rice possible. "You can get them to want to try the rice, but when these folks go to buy the stuff from the store... there is no rice." Other speakers at the annual field day sponsored by the Louisiana State University Rice Experiment Station were alarmed over the condition of the rice market. State Agriculture Commissioner Dave Pearce said every provision has been made for growing find handling rice but one problem remained unsolved: "We've fixed up on everything but selling it." The Suit That't Popular from Cost to Coast Exclusively In Blytheville at R.D.HUGHES , Company , Home owned and operated Mamn Day —• W*Hff Day SeMo Forms Elections Scheduled Township elections will begin next week for new members of the County Agricultural Extension Council. Farm People will gather in groups by township to elect their own representatives to Council seats. First township election will be Little River held at Warden, on Friday October 7th t at 7:30 p.m. according to County Agent W. F. James. Farm people are urged to attend the meetings to elect the representative.;; of their choice. Nominations will be made from the floor at each meeting. A man and woman will be elected from each township to form the over-all countywlde Council. One will serve for one year and the other for a two-year term. Each township group will niso elect their own chairman to conduct the election, provide lor any entertainment, recreation and refreshments. The new Council is being elected to conform with provisions of the new County Extension Law passed by the Missouri legislature. The Council, according to requirements of the new law, will plan and help develop the Extension agricultural program in the county. All farm people are urged to attend and'Vote since the law was developed to place direction of the county agent staff program in the hands of a wide group of local people. UNCONTENTED COWS—The stock market took a sharp drop when an axle broke on H. J. Mertz' cattle truck near Lincolnia, Va. All his livestock; \vcnt tumbling mto one corner as the truck dropped. Several cows were injured. On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBKEY County Agent Great Effort The National Cotton Picking Contest represents a very great effort on the part of many many people to give world publicity to cotton and Its values, and to publicize Mississippi County at the same time. The chairman of just one division of the contest said yesterday, | "I believe it would be easier to J stage the World Series." [ Have you done anything to help l the contest? If not, a kind word from you to some of the people who have worked hard on the con- I lest would be appreciated. ! P. D. Poster is chairman of the | National Cotton Picking Contest • ihis year. He has numerous cbair- ! men and scores of workers under !him. to pull off the big two-day ! event. | Defoliation } In other years most o? the cotton i in this area has been defoliated be| tween Oct. 10 and 20. This year, on some fields, it has been possible tc j defoliate earlier without damage or) loss because of earlier tban aver-i age maturity. Glenn Homer, D. C. Wright, i Charles Fieeman and a number of j other farmers In ihe Manila area] i have already successfully defoliat-j ' ed. j Glenn Homer defoliated his own cotton with cyanamid dust with his j own tractor duster. Planters Fly! ing Service defoliated D. C. I Wright's cotton with a liquid. I'm • not sure what kind, George Dillahunty, Luverl Gaines and William Wyatt are three farmers in the Yarbro area that have had success with defoliation already. Check with thtm for materials used. Successful Pickers After good defoliation mechanical picking has been very successful in the Manila area already. Glenn Homer said he picked 39 bales from a 38 acre defoliated field with his mechanical picker. From reports so far he had several middling bales and none lower than strict low middling. D. C. Wright and Charles Fiee- man also were reported to have mechanically picked some middling cotton following defoliation. Vetch Seeding Recommended or best dates for seeding vetch is Sept. 1-Oct. 15. Numerous farmers who have" rank coiton have been asking, "What is the Isiest date you would seed vetch?" My personal answer to that is Nov. 1. Also HOT. 1 is the latest date you can seed your vetch and draw the' ACP practice payment. Twenty to 30 pounds of hairy vetch per acre is the recommended rate of seeding. Twenty pounds should be enough under ideal seeding conditions where ail seed are covered properly, or drilled. Use up to 30 pounds per acre under less desirable seeding conditions. By all means inoculate your vetch seed. If you do not inoculate the vetch seed you are probably losing money rather than gaming. Inoculation puts "factories" on vetch roots that makes it possible You'll get more than ever before of the last 10%...the PROFITABLE 10% ""••NEWMcCormiclcMI Ixclvthr* IN oppo»d-ocr1on deubl.- fh«k. cleaning prevents grain waste due to straw "bridging" between chaffer and shoe sieve. Positive agitation and controlled air blast save more grain—get it seed clean! New 60 hp v*hr*-hi-h*Ml •ngh» give* you steady power for grain-saving threshing, complete separation, and thorough cleaning in toughest: conditions. Engine • up, out of UK dirt. nitint-r.ipandlng tontroli —new power steering,* hydraulic brakee,* variable-speed propulsion drive, hydraulic platform controls — make it easier than ever to save grain. "9- shot" lubrication at noon savec valuable field time. Let w snow y«i how a McCormick No. 141, with 10, 12 or 14-foot platform, can help you bin busbeh more of every grain or grass crop yo» growl Now, 9«t mer* than «v«r of th« lott 10%,. .tft* MOFITAtU MX often toft In th« fl«4d by Uti •frlctatf unthlnei Delta Implements Inc "Strric* Hold, Our TVaaV 312 S. Second Ph. 3-88SJ to dr»w moit of Ite nitrogen need* Irom the »ir. Without noduki on vetch roots the crop must gain • the nitrogen from the toll, therefore no gain. Firm Bueat Action Tht first of the Mississippi County farm Bureau resolutions committees will meet with Charles Brogdon at chairman at 1:00 o'clock, Monday, Oct. I. His Is the Miscellaneous Committee. Any Farm Bureau member Is invited to attend and offer suggestions. Jim Smotherman's Soybean Committee and E. H. Burns' Cot- toa Committee are expected to meet later in the week but the exact date has not been set. Another Touch-Down Docs it pay to use fertilizer under cotton on some of the very best land in the county? The first picking of the Glenn Cook fertilizer plots at Roseland indicated yes. On thli very fertile plot the University coil test recommended 50-0-0. In our test, 40 pound: of nitrogen per acre made 426 pounds of extra seed cotton. •nils Is about $55 worth of extra cotton per acre (no expenses for fertiliser, picking, etc., have been taken out). I think Mr. Cook's cotton was 75 percent open at first picking. How good is this land? •Hie check plots with no fertilizer In this particular area was yielding 1820 pounds of seedcotton per acre. "Hie seed cotton yield from tile 40-0-0 treatment was 2248 pounds. Manila Lions Club Many limes I have sung the praises of the Manila Lions Club. They are on some useful project all the time. This week they were hosts to about 70 farmers in the area that has been seriously affected by the as a field hand! as a graderl \t Mzsyi&nfM&y'&i**^..,. * — overflow condition* oJ Buffalo Ditch. Also there were E. C. "Took" Gainings and Paul Jones from Kennett, both members of Congress and the House Agricultural Committee. The U. S. Engineers were present. The farmers of the area are desperately seeking the solution and control of water tint f ru« in M> falo Ditch. The grass was so F< "lUic i> thfc clear water ditch last spring that the flow of the water was cut dowm to one mile per hour. The water table was held up to the level of surrounding farm lud and heavy loss was expertneM tf many farmers adjoining th« dltck. A solution Is not y«t to MASSEY-HARRIS T«n6«n Picki a high«f ptrc«nt« M«dX MT 091 of com belli on !ftt fin! poll. S«paro(« stripping and luclion tool. 1000 lo 1200 Ibi. baikel capacity. fingl* row Lfiw-eoir, idtel for tmoll farmi—cull pick- Mounh in 3 hoL-n, dt- maunli in I hour. 600 lo > aOOIb..boik«tt<ipodty. Massey-Hnrris Rust Col'on Pickers select only the open bolls—on bolh sides of the row. They don't tear the plant or the cotton fibres, or Ihresh the foliage. There is lesi staining . . . less trash in the load ... no roping. Your seed cotton grades higher, costs less lo gin. You pick fost, too. Each big capacity picking unit has 1 280 moislened, low-cost fingers that get more of your crop on the first pass... clean fields in fewer trips. See <K for details—ask about the Mossey-Horris Rust Picker's 5 points of superiority. Maki6&\ 61 Implement Co. "The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Hiway 61 Ph. 2-2142 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 7 . Broadway & Hutson Sis. Ph. 3-8191 LONG-HAUL SAVE ON _ TRUCK INSURANCE See— United Ins. Co. Ill W. Main Ph. 3-6812 FARM LOANS Six Star Feature L No brokerfcfe fee* to pay t N* stock to p«rchit* I. 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Hiway 61 Ph. 2-2142 HAIRY VETCH Oregon or Arkansas Grown PMA SPECIFICATIONS Place Your Order Now Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phone 3-«85« WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Mai* Phoiu 1-11M FOR SALE 620 Acres of Good Farmland Located on U.S. 61 Highway near Hayti, Mo. PRICED TO SELL! Cloyd Handley PHONE 1473W1 Caruthersville, Miiiourl

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