The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 24, 1956 · Page 10
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PACK TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1950 On Missco Farms Br KEITH BILBREI C«unly Ar«B» REVIEW *"• FORECAST Soybean Future The area soybean meeting held in Blytheville last Monday was a huge success, from most standpoints. My sincere thanks to everybody who cooperated and helped to make it a success. The Fair Association furnished i ail chairs (there was standing room only in the Blytheville J.iycee Building). The Electronic Lab furnished a loud speaker system. It was most valuable in making the 10-member panel effective in the afternoon session. The implement dealers of Blytheville deserve thanks for their full page last Friday. I congratulate the Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and others for cooperating beautifully on this project. Cold War The afternoon session was filled completely with questions, answers, aruuments, proposals, counter-proposals, and admission by all segments that they could now see better the problems,involved. Mrs. Jacks took shorthand notes on the afternoon session. She recorded 45 pages of testimony. This material has been transcribed and is on record here in the office if you -yi;r. to refer tc r.ny part of the questions or what was said. 1956 Yields Since the meeting, E. E. Hartwig from Stoneville, Miss., has sent me 1956 comparative yield results of Donnan, Ogden and Lees from 6 different locations. Results were as follows: Dorman Ogden Lee Hickmon, Co., Ky. 30.0 31.9 32.5 Sikeston, Mo 16.6 16.0 19.7 Marie, Ark. 16.7 16.9 22.6 Marianna, Ark. .. 40.3 35.0 40.7 Coahoma, Miss. Stoneville, Miss. . 50.0 45.2 43.1 37.7 49.1 43.1 Save Enough with BUTLER to Buy Fixtures and Equipment Butler steel buildings make your building dollars go farther. You can get the space you need for your business and cut up to 47 per cent off your investment. This means capital savings that can pay for your fixtures and equipment. Call or write now! WeTl give you a set of plans and a price that explain why yoa ice so many new Butler baikfings! Building Contractors, Inc. West Memphis 229 E. Broadway P.O. Box 10 Phone 404 GOOD TOOLS HELP A GOOD FARMER! Gandy 3-Hopper Fertilizer Distributor: Will put down three kinds of straight goods fertilizer at one time. Saves $20.00 per ton over current prices of mixed fertilizer. Abbott Bars: Four Row tool for cutting down and leveling four rows at a time, or preparing a seed bed. Servis Stalk Shredder: For shredding stalks and vetch. Will trim pastures and ditch banks. Ripper Sub-Soiler: - Fits any make tractor. John Blue Fertilizer Distributor: Fits on your two or four row cultivator for shallow or deep application of fertilizer. Excellent for side dressing. Delta Implements, Inc. "Service Holds Our Trade" 312 S. Second Ph. 3-6863 Smith Supers a Flop? Smith Supers, a green toated soybean, was tried in this area last year as a bean possibly superior to Ogden. Mr. Hartwig reports Smith Super yields quite inferior in their test plots. In Hickmon County, Kentucky tests (about our latitude) he said Lees yield 32.5 bushels, Ogden 31.9, Dorman 30. Perrys 24.5, and Smith Supers 20.7. At Ullin, Illinois (considerably to the north of us) Lees yielded 25.7, Oecen 21.2 and Smith Supers 17.3. Results In This Area Dr. Paul Smith, soybean breeder and research man with the University of Arkansas, said experiments in this area tend to confirm farmer theories on variety yields, namely that yields are inclined to go up with the date of maturity of different varieties. In other words, yields most years might be expected to go up about in this order: Perry, Dorichsoy 67, Dorman, Ogden, and Lee. Farmers in this area are afraid that Lees might be damaged in a year when we hav'e an early frost. I don't think Dr. Hartwig is con- vmced of this danger. ' He continues to say, "I see little reason for continuing to produce Ogden in this area. In the past five years the Lee has averaged 8% to 10% higher than Ogden. Also the Lee is yellow and has tremendous seed holding ability. Dorman and Dortchsoy 67 have also given as good yields as. Ogdens." Some North Mississippi County farmers do not agree with this. Soybean Varieties Here is a description of the soybeans that are adapted or most often grown in North Mississippi County. DORMAN has averaged 7-10 days later than Perry and 14-18 days earlier than Ogden. Dorman is best adapted on the heavy clay Mississippi Delta soils of southeastern Missouri, Arkansas. Mississippi, and northeast Louisiana, It is also well adapted for pro- auction in the northeast quarter of Oklahoma, westeim Tennessee, and in the Coastal Plain area of Virginia. In these areas, Dorman moved farther north It grows taller and lodging is increased. Dorman holds its seed well, has yellow seed of excellent quality and is hish in oil content. The plants have heavy foliage and medium-sized stems, which dry out uniformly at is of moderate height, but as it is maturity. The primary advantage of an early variety such as Dorman, where later varieties can be grown, is to lengthen the harvest period and thus permit harvesting a greater acreage per combine. Production of varieties differing in maturity also distributes weather hazards of production and harvesting. Dorman has white fiowere, gray j pubescence, a light pod wall and 1 the seed has a light brown hilum. | S-100 is comparable to Dorman in i maturity. It has given its best performance in southeastern Missouri. In more southern or eastern areas, S-100 has a tendency to produce i plants with heavy stems which re- ] main green after the seed is ma-: ture. • This causes difficulty in combin- ' ing. Its tall, narrow growth type! does not shade out weed growth \ during the latter part of the grow-; ing season. : S-100 averages lower in oil con-. tent than any other commonly grown varieties. Seed quality is, frequently very poor. S-100 has! white flowers, gray pubescence, a j dark gray pod wall, and the seed ' has a brown hilum. ' DORTCHSOY 67 averages ap-; proximately five days later in ma-! turity than Dorman. Dortchsoy 67] New Gross Said to Make Ideal Lawn GRENADA, Miss.— John H. Kraft of Kraft Poods Co., is now marketing a hybrid grass which he says will make lawns more beautiful wiih only a minimum of care. The site of his new venture is Grenada Greens, Inc., a 420-acre farm established, in the 1920's by j Kraft to stimulate ctieese produc-i tion in the South. • r . • Today, emphasis is first on the: new lawn grass, called Meyer Z-52 j Zoysia, then dairy products, cotton, | feeds and sesame seed. I Kraft, retired chairman of. the! board and now a consultant for! Kraft Poods, operates the turfgrnss' farm with his co-partner, Warren E. "" ' . -jucoe, a skilled larni manager. He calls his lawn grass program his effort to help beautify America's lawns with an "incredible hybrid grass that requires.less mowing] because it grows slowly, and is so' aggressive it crowds out weeds and other grasses." In pointing' out other merits of the grass. Kraft said it will grow in the shade, improves with age, can withstand wear and tear the year around and never needs replacing. There are no known diseases or insects that will damage the grass. There is no doubt it is an improvement over ordinary lawn grasses, he said. The grass is greener, too, in fact n deep blue-green almost down to the runners which permits close mowing without leaving a yellow ••scalped" look. i Meyer Zoysia is planted In plugs I or sprigs. Each sends, underground runners to the other, crowding out j crabgrass and other weeds, then' forming a single carpet so, thick it is difficult to reach the ground beneath with one's fingers, so strong that iwo men can barely tear a j uicce of the turf apart, _i NOTICE OP SCHOOL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the Annual School Election for the year 195f will be held in Blytheville School District No. 5 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 17, for the purpose of electing school directors, voting on school taxes, and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. > The polls will open at 8:00 A.M. and oiose at 6:30 P.M. at the fol- lowing places: • City Hall West End Fire Station Valley Field Gin. Yarbro . Giu Office, Number Nine McOee's Store, Promised Land B. R. HAYS, President, ALVIN HUFFMAN, JR., Secretary^ Given this 16th day of February, 1956'. 2/17-24-3/2 Concerted Trouble is, in general, aaaptec to the same; pinduction area as Dorman. • Ii has heavy foliage and gives | good ground cover during the growing season. Stems are of moderate size. Seed i? yellbw and usually of good quality. ; Dortchsoy 67 does not hold its ] soy 67 has white flowers, gray; pubescence, a dark gray pod wall, '• ai'd seed.has a light brown hilum. '' OGDEN has been the most widely grown variety in the South but is rapidly being replaced by newer varieties. Under dry conditions Ogden shatters readily. Seed of Ogden has green seed- coats which are not desired by some foreign markets. The moder-: ate height of Ogden makes it easy , to combine. Its heavy foliage aids appreciably in keeping down late- season weeds and grasses. The Ogden selections Dortchsoy i 2 and Hale Ogden 2 are similar to i the Ogden variety. Ogden has pur-. pie flowers, gray pubescence, a: dark gray pod wall and the seed; has a dark brown hilum. | LEE is a new variety similar in plant type to Ogden, but averages; 5-7 days later in maturity. Lee is; superior to Ogden in seed holding.: seed quality and seed yield. ! It has shown -very little shattering eight to 10 weeks after maturity. It is resistant to the diseases; bacterial pustule,. wildfire, frogeye and purple seed stain. It is moderately resistant to the leaf disease, target spot. .Lee is adapted to the sanie general area as where Ogdeu has been grown, except that its superior seed holding qualities will permit it to be grown on the high plains of Texas and the irrigated valleys of southern California and Arizona. Lee has purple flowers, tawny •jubescence, a -light tan pod wall, ( and the seed is yellow with a black hilum. ' SHARLESTOWN l/fl - While the ' Charleston Civic Chorus sang' the Mozart Grand, Mass at a public coni-ert in Morris Harvey College Auditorium, thieves rahsacked ue- . Ions-ings of the singers which had : bren left in the rehearsal room, j Five woman reported a collec- i ihv loss of S34 from their purses. 1 CERT LEE SOYBEANS $4.00 Per Bu. KOREAN LESPEDEZA $9.00 Per 100 Lb. CERLBUFFALOALFALFAS35.00 Per 100 Lb. Also a Complete Line of Field Seeds ' and Weed Killers. THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. First In Quality—Fairest In Price—Fastest In Service LEE SOYBEANS Registered, Certified and Non-Certified Lee Seed Soybeans. Also Certified Ogden, Non-Certified Ogden, Dorman and Other Varieties. Lespedeza, Clovers, Grasses and Other Field Seeds. Your Patronage Appreciated BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. Ph. 3-6856 1800 W. Main Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 3^6857 LONG LASTING! 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