The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 11, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 11, 1955
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTKEYTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER MEVCi FRIDAY. SfOVEMRER 11, 1955 AAaloch Says Bj D. V. MALOCB Mississippi County Agent visiting days, readms reports, c-U:., have been heavy losers because the REV IEW *"• FORECAST Lee Beam Make Good The acreage of Lee Soybeans increased from one grower with only a few acres in 1954 to about 25 growers with about 800 acres in 1955 m South Mississippi County. A few leaders have made reports on their yields nnd some have made comparisons with yields of adjacent Ogden beans. Stanley D. Carpenter reports t.'iai. the Lee beans thai, he has certified made 28.5 bushels per acre and Ogden beans planted the same time all practical results have boell many. Practices based on research done on the alfalfa substation which tends to increase cotton yields arc: shallow cultivation, planting on fl medium height, beds, balanced [miliziUion, and the use of Delta Pine 15 cotton on >prtici!hun wilt infested soils. Alfalfa work has brought new hope in bringing alfalfa production ! back to where i! will a«ain be i. major crop m tins county. Some fe- and worked the same made 23.3 suits that, have made the outlook bushels per acre or 5.3 bushels per] for alfalfa production brichter are: | acre more. I il> Changing to the Buffalo Va-! The Lee soybeans were harvested i riet j. ; 1 days later than the Ogtiens with j , 2) Atlopuon ol bmc i- autm? on the ^ c | practices, I I (31 Diseasi Farmers Learning To Grow More Corn, Not Just Tail Stalks no ' shauerin gat beans. SCS District I The local SCS supervisors are. working toward activating the re-1 cently organized SCS District. They' have met twice recently with Howard T. Burnett, area conservationist, to work out an agreement between the local district and the Soil Conservation Service. The SCS furnishes certain technical service to cooperating farmers on drainage, land leveling and other engineering practices. Research Project Grows Mississippi County Farm Bureau and the Agricultural Experiment Station o£ the University of Arkansas have again agreed on plans to and in.sfCL conti 01 j i4i Lowering ot seeding rates. in small gniin research, it has been shown that seeding rates of wheat in excess of one bushel pel- acre do not pay and that heavy application of nitrogen increases lodging and generally decreases yields. This is the first year in soybean research but a lot of data has been taken to start the background ot research finding in this field. Corn Borers Found in Sorghum A few European Corn Borers were found in grain sorghum staiks on Wesson Farms at Victoria. The borers were inside the upper third of the stalk. According to Gordon Barnes, extension entomo- Kres | legist, grain sorghum stalks and To the 15 acres of cotton grown in i late corn stalks should be destroyed increase c otton, soybean, small grain , and alfalfa research program by 15 1B55 will be added 11 acres, making a total of 26 acres. The soybean plots will be increased from 10 to 12 acres and the small grain acreage from 2 to 4 acres. Mississippi County farmers who have failed to keep up with the results of the experimental work on the alfalfa substation projects on •vetricillum wilt, black land studies, and alfalfa studies, by attending as soon as possible after harvest. So far. recommendations for control on grain sorghums during the growing season are quite limited with not too much claim for outstanding effectiveness. As soon as the experiment stations have had an opportunity to try out control methods on grain sorghums effective control measures will likely be given. Kan., displays - in the family TWO-IN-ONE— Mike Clyde what he «ays is a tomaio-put den plot. In his right hand arc three small, hard, green Tomatoes . attached to the end of the stalk. At the opposite end are two large . Mike reports finding three ^uch duplex plant C noil n 'it -, no lonyor sing e p i < of il corn. Dr. George Iiui H I if u'eue. Inci., na) \ 1 \ tv 10 <• i consulting' agrono- ud locin; In v nt 1 HI td insit'itd to pro- i uu i i i "-W 01 corn by grow- K i K^ i" cietit rfialks. he said. Ii it n i il n his switch have uuii n i tu huh \ieldin? hybrids, u tci fu -it tiiKieiey of the stalk uhtT :han for ta!int':-s. "Hie oittiook for the American t i in ti 13i Hoi'fer said, is u pio i sun Ingner yields per i ere and even more efficient op- tii ion-1 is c ence and technology t eal more 01 the secrets of plant •eproduciion. nutrition and growth. D Vo f u ^ it ixrkf. were made :\ ineciing of field representa- livt-s of Olin Ma'hieson Chemical Corporation at Lake Lawn Lodge, Delavan, \Vi: i_ Testinff .Methods He reported to the meeting on le in ., me iur uui on current re- PUC i \ui en uill idd \u America's knowlt-cice of corn plant physiology. Corn was grown in Colonial America, bin from those times when so-called "calico'' or ''flint'' corn was planted until 1900 there was little progress in increasing- yields. A series of developments by leadnig plant breeders, corn STOW ers and extension agronomists led; ;he way to today's high-yielding j double crossed hybrids. j 301 Bu. I'cr A. \ The chief ingredients in produc-' ing hi^'n yields, says Dr. Hotter,, are perseverence. good clinuuk:, environment, proper nutrition, and! hybrid seed, as exemplified by a i Mississippi teen-ager. 16-year-old Lamar Ratliff who this year grew ;(04 bushels of shelled com per acre to set an all-time world record. Riitliffs success is all the inoiv amazing because his record was made by urowms and harvesting a solid acre, antl not by choosing Lr.^ii-yit'kluig plots of less than au iic re. Dr. Hoffer points out that the latter method is the »ccepted practice in corn growing- competitions so that Ratliff has set new standards for these competitions. "The wonderful progress in boosting the iKTe-yit'lds of corn in the last two decades," Dr. Hoi'fer says, "is largely the result of using hybrid seed, the development of new techniques in soil testing, and the more general u?e ol fertilizers at heavy rates of application. "In Ratliff's case, some of the laciovs which resulted in his record yield were the tu^h rate of fertilizing. optin im plant population and the use o hybrid seed (Punic O ''As \vo luis been, developmi of better 1 derful as this progress cience still is in an early it stage in the production vbrid sred and in knowl- dge of the adequate nutrition of crops. "Future hybrids may product three or even six ears of corn per stalk." Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James- Pemiscot County Agent Fertilizer Tests Set Rice Record FtYETTEVlLLE—Fertilizer expo-, used as a topdressing. ; rimemal.ion on rice this season re-1 This v.;is an average increase of suited in a record plot yield of nearly i>0 per cent resulting from bushels per acre at" the University, of, use of adequate fertilizer and roc- Arkansas'Rice Branch Experiment! cmmended watering and manage- Station at Stuttgart. So reports Dr. I ment practices. This yield increase R L. Beiu-'her. associate agronomist, ol 74 bushels, worth at least SU5 as ifo'i- the Atfcansas Agricultural Espe- ' rough rice, resulted from an Invest! riment Station. ! "lent of approximately S19 in fer- Fertilizer For Wheat Fertilized experimental wheat in contrast lo this outstanding harvest a minimum ueld of 57.1 UUzer and application costs. The highest yielding individual ccrtified Lee beans in Missouri ... ,„„.,„„ „ . -. -..- .. . . 1966 would do well to get the rules] i, us ) le i s per acre was obtained from plot was treated with 2<3G pounds ••••'' -• • - - '-- per acre as a top before the S erlltllea e.XyClnnuuLill W H t .1 t ^ ! UUSUCI.T |Jvi u.-'i. ...... ....* — -- . olots in the Southeast Missouri Dell-! »»d regulations now, so thai all , nn unfertilized plol. The BlueiHjn- MM uren fernli/er per acn ta counties are pointing- the way I -specifications can be niel. net 50 variety was used in the U'-sus [ dressing on dntinecl _soi^ to profitable wheat production. An average of the past three years results shows thai a starter I of 300 Ibs. of 12-12-12 plus 33 Ibs. of nitrogen gave the most consistent high yield for the lowest fertilizer cost. The nitrogen gave highest retuni.s -when applied on sandy soils in the early spring. On the heavier soils thtcre was little difference in yield between spring and fall nitrogen application. The haaard of wet ground pre- 1 venting spring nitrogen application on heavy soil until it is too late to receive full benefits makes (Ml application more desirable in this case. The average yield of wheat on Pemiscot County wheat plots having 300 Ibs. of 12-L2-12 plus 33 Ibs, N. applied at seeding- time was 35.1 bushels. Trace minerals guve a little increase in a few cases where extremely heavy treatments were applied. The rate of seeding was varied from 1 bushel to 'I bushels with little effect on yic-ld. These results indicate that with adequate plant food available the seeding rate may be reduced at lenM to 1 bu. Lee Beans lo be Certified A number ol Pemiscot County farmers planted LIT Soybeans this year hoping lo produce their own seed supply for next year. Just recently the Missouri Seed I m p r o v e» m cut Association has agreed to certify Lee beans grown in '55 by thr same farmer on the same farm. These beans will, of course, have to pass field inspection. No Lee beam> piircha.M-d from another Mi>t<ouri grower will be certified. riesiriiiR to produce We Export Bean Seed, Import Cotton Seed Tliis season's experiment \v, ducted to tc'sL the value of second watering. This was followed by an additional application of 500 F or U,e ,„,; a cver.,, „*„ M,,-! ."r 1 «« and '™ , uim:^ £ j — 'J^^"^ ^Z^ ,ouri. has provided a large volume Motion water on typical oW nw\ jct-tcd m,o ihe b^oiwl i.ugation of soybean seed for southern states | soils. Final results of the test, liar especially Mississippi. vested hy combine on O^tubfi- Growers down there have found ; indicated average yields ol 63 bush- that germination of their native! els per acre on the unloruhi'.ed plots soybeans, especially early varie-jand 137 miMiRls Ivnm the beat (.realties, run low due to the extreme ', nii-nt. heat at harvest time. i The hist le.suU.s uei'e obLiim-d Missouri beans apparently stif-! fll ° ni a t-rentnient ot 90 dmminonium fered less from that cause'. Mis- i phosphate and 140 pounds ot u;ea water. Howe 1 , er. iora»e yield inun tour replicjitions of this treatment. WHS .1H5.1! bushi-lfi per acre, 11-8 bushels less than Uu- average, of the best yielding treatment. Pre\ iouyly published results indi- ; CLitcd thiit rice yields could frc-' Heavy Payment j On Note Made PLANT CITY. Fla. L-Pj—D. T. Move ot Lakeland made the SI.530 down payment on a new automobile with 50-ceni pieces — in a- basket so heavy it required two men to carry it. Move said he started saving the half dollars in I9i9 and intended to save the full price but the hoard got too heavy. of nitrogen fertilizers. Potash and phosphorus were also used on soils 1 where the need was indicat-ed by j soil tests. | Thousands of soil tests from rice ! farms within the Grand Prairie and ! adjoining rice regions have shown a i need for nitrogen on over 95 per cent • of the farms. Either potash or phosphorus was needed on nearly SO per cent of the fields. Applications ot most nitrogen fertilizers at, heavy rates, ever 8U pounds actual nitrogen per acre, frequently resulted in serious lodging and hiu-vestinji difficulties in tall varieties. In the experiments this season, the short Bhiebonnet plants did not seriously lodge. "1 don't dare go home. I promised the little larfv I'd buy her a Caloric Gas Kaiijre from the BLVTHEV1LLF. PROPANE CO. today, and 1 forgot!" Fimtfff H'uiay 61 N. Blutheville.Ark. WE RENT « HOSPITAL BEDS . . . 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