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May 23, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 23, 1952
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r FRIDAY, MAT 28, 1958 IARMNEWS BLYTHEVTL-T.E (ARK.) COUKTEK NETVS AND REVIEW mmi On Missco Farms C»»nlj Ajent Keith >. Bllkrty ,_, Ho '?, Smolie *' 11 imagine you would like to tpply He said, "inflation does not hurt H before June 20. Applications much anybody, It really helps. I rio not see why we are excited about infla- tC>n, and it's really not very Important how much the National debt Is." It was amazing. I sat through one of the most dramatic Farm Bureau meetings at Marked Tree last, night that I ever saw. Farm Bureau" officials were explaining to county leadership the current situation here and In Washington and were explaining the requests they ISad made for economy In the various parts of the government, agriculture included. It seems that some people do not want economy, or maybe it's Bureaucrats who use good and Innocent farm people to appeal for their own personal agency appropriations. Anyway later than that date sometimes delay maturity. • An Interesting; Question Joel W. Hauls, in the Buckeye Community, raises an Interesting question. He wanted to know if you could defoliate vetch in rye so that the crop could be combined about June 10th rather than the usual June 20th to 25th. This would give him an additional ten days in which to plant soybeans. We do not know If vetch can he defoliated successfully and are writing to the University today to see if they know. Aphlrts on Cotton If aphlrts really get bad on cotton and you think they should be controlled, use Benzcmehe.xachloride at the rates of from three-tenths to ma ? tol up iu that meHmg. ad-1 fl^hs" p un? Hm^Wc £$?. b ut^«n £r,n nt fcL'-'~ M is "»»' «« $ SA^ reau leaders and state officials lo withdraw their demands for economy in government and not to reduce F'cderal agricultural expenses, such as ACP payments to farmers and money for the Soil Conservation Service. Opposition to his remarks and persistence was Intense. Voices quivered in emotion as some Jarm&(£ talked of an uncertain future -..j nuncum ai me wrone time for their children if this country The same thing applies In the'use continued in inflation and deficit of post-emergence oils In grass con spending. trol. Manufacturers tell you that Personally, I think it was a good i th ° se oils w } n ki " cotton, too. Fol- meeting because it showed your ! ow instructions and you are much Farm Bureau leaders how many less ''kely to get In trouble. BYRON MOORE. Biytheville, has already used a post-emergence oil for grass control in some cotton JOHNSON BLACKWELL, a Flat . thing you can use to knock out nphids. I3HC will also control thrlp If you think you might have any. Warning The batl experience with the pre- cmergcncc chemicals should be sufficient warning to all of you that most any Insecticides and chemicals may get you In trouble If you do not follow Instructions. If you use the wrong material, or ff you use any material at the wrong time ' people in this country are thinking. Soybean Fertilization It is generally known that soybeans make poor or no resnonse lo direct applications of fertilizer. ..~..^^ix ni^ujvvvtiUL a Flat There are some soils, like the rice Lake farmer, was in this mornine soils over ground Stuttgart, whnre '" get more specific advice on how much and what kind of fertilizer to use. BILL BROWN. Manila, has corn- soybeans do respond to fertilization. Dr. Bencher, in the Soils Department at the University, Is cooperating with us and \ve are going to establish several, soybean fertilizer test plots in this county to determine more positively whether or not soybeans will respond to fertilizer here. If you are intercsled in a test plot on your farm, lei me know. The fertilizer applications will be put out as a side dressing The treated nlots will be very small. Use Nitrogen H you are going to use nitrogen ^ as *•*' isj^ side dressing on your cotton, ore volunteers. Pleted a very fine equipment shed It Includes high sections for such things as mechanical cotton pickers and self propelled combines. CHARLIE ROSE Rose] and and STANLEY CARPENTER Osceola made fine and intelligent contributions in the Farm Bureau leader meeting at Marked Tree last night. About 100 out of every 101 Red Cross workers in the United States GLASS-WALLED APIAKY-Somethlng to aid agricultural students ,n their study of bees is the above pictured gl^-walled apiary Members of Luxora High School's vocational agriculture class are us- .ng it. The hive Is mounted inside the building. Bee, enter from p pe which goes out window. (Courier News Photo) Livestock, Forestry Station Sets May 29 as 'Study Day' Start with good chicks and feed 'em ihe Purina Way. ..with Purina Chick SUrtena improved wllh Formula 1828. The new Srowth vitamins anil factors help five chicks what they need for a big, fast start. V..GROW Then, when your chicks have eaten 2 pounds of Slartcna, pul 'em on Purina Grcmena for fast fealhcrlns, full development to gel them ready tor heavy laying, steady ftij-rng- early. This year START .... GROW. ... LAY. .. .PAY.... feed Purina All The Way! FEEDERS SUPPLY CO: 513 East Main "Your Purina Dealer" Phone 3441 ment Station near here will be host (o the public at the annual Study Day on May 29, Assistant Director ~. E. Mabry announced today. A varied program of interest to livestock farmers has been planned, according to Mr. Mabry, starting at 9:30 a.m v A special program for farm vvomen is also on schedule. Visiting farmers in the area will see and hear about.latest-research findings with livestock and pastures. A tour of the 3,000-acre farm will be made by car and bus. The six stops will cover such -topics as pasture establishment, temporary pastures, marketing beef cattle herd sire testing, and cattle shelter and winter feeding. Members of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture research staff will be stationed at the various locations, and will describe the experimental work in progress. They will also answer questions from individual farmers as long as lime permits. Farm women may go on the tour if desired. Otherwise, there will be a special program of Interest to women held in the area near the hesdQilarterj. This will include demonstrations in care and operation of home appliances, preparation of food from the home freezer, landscaping of the farm home, and a time-saving method of bcd-makins. At 1 p.m., visitors will assembfe for a short program dealing with research work and plans for the future. Speakers will be Professor Dwight Iscly, of Fayetteville, associate, director of the Experiment Station, and Mr. Mobry. It Is possible that anolher speaker will be added later. Visitors may purchase their lunch at the Station. It will be served by ^ ."-" 10 " "" Council. and 4-H Club Soil Moist-tire Is Important to Home Gardens V, I ' H( L k of 50 « moisture Is" one of he b.ggest problems in growing long season vegetable crop, in paVu °f North Mississippi Cnnnty. Home Demonstration Agent Gertrude B on ara ™ hteh "^ T" ch "'"' kce f «<"™ nigh soil temperatures A conri mulch will keep weeds In cS ™, !»"* CUn "'<"«>" >'nneces.'aTv: ins means a mulch of this type *lll mcrene yields of most lone sea son crops f rom 50 to 100 percent lit?er r<f ™,r;? 1>S WC " ada P led l ° 'he htter mulch are tomatoes, pole beans, corn, eggplant, okra pep pers and mast all root crops-Irish The litter mulch should be 5 or e inches deep when applied so It will ot settle to less than 3 or 4 Inches the home demonstration agent said' n 5 |h? U '1 , bC applied as soon ns possible before- the soil dries out. The Utter used may be straw of — • • Atomic Mosquito Latest Development Of Arkansas' College of Agriculture FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., _ Latest thing In research at the Unl- "ersity of Arkansas Is the atomic nosqulto _ developed not as a i-eapon of war, but lo discover he flight habits of this warm-wen- her pest. Dr. F. E. Whitchead. associate professor of entomology In the College of Agriculture, whose research already has contributed much to the iolution of the mosquito problem lold loiiay o! his plans to use ra- (iloaclive phosphorus in defermln- 115 now large an aren a mosquito :overs during Its relatively short life span. Ttie nocd for this Information resulted from a largo scale experiment last summer to control mosquitoes, A real humanitarian, Dr Whltohcad achieved 97 per cent :ontrol over a 2a-square-mlle area by destroying mosquitoes in the larva! stage. Tile used was jentonile, containing 5 per cent Jieldrin, and was applied In pellet form by airplane at the rate of two -)ound.s to the acre. The test was conducted In the •ice area because of the hlph mosquito population there. Present :ultural practices on rice farms en- :ourage mosuito development, the entomologist reminded. Most fann- ers drain their rice fields once dur- IIR growth to check the rice water weevil. Then they rcflood them af- '.er about 10 days. This /its in perfectly with the needs of mosquitoes for reproduction. The mosquito lays Its eggs on damp ground, hut not in water. The eggs shortly hatch into larvae, which need to live In water. The small grains—such as onts, wheat, rice. Or one may use pitie needles or partially rotted leaves. Even •iiiwdll-st or shavings have been used with satisfactory results. If none of the above materials for mulching are available, try mowing an acre or two of meadow or pasture and use the dried hay 'or mulching material. This im- irovcs the pasture at the same time. To prove to yourself what a mulch will do, apply a mulch lo hree rows of vegetables. Then compare the yield from the middle row with that from a. row not mulched. When the entire garden s mulched, it is goo<J to leave :hree rows unmulched so as to have i check row for comparison. that means Speedometer Repair! We jpcdalize In firing l-(f»y service on speedometer repair for all makes of cars and tracks. Drive in tomorrow—we'll help you DRIVE WITH CARE. T.I.SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrjsler-PIjrnonlli Deiler UI E. Main Phone «« QUICK Kill-Boll weevils start dropping rn 2 hoars! IOW eOST-Aldrin'a dosage » measured in just ounce, per . f AST APPLICATIOM-Dust or spray with standard equipment The low con.centrat.on means less clogging of spray nozzles. aldrin SHCU CHtMfCAL CORPORATION •04 mUHH-OLIVK HM. , AKAMU 1, •*. r. o. ion io»», NOWON, M. larvae develop Into UH}3, flIIG In ,,,u niujc uttJA, the adult mosquitoes emerge and begin their flight. Thus It Is Ihe female mosquitoes find a haven for laying eggs ot i freshly-drained rice fields, and the refloodmg enables the larvae to develop Into more mosquitoes. After discovering that h« could successfully control mosquitoes ovor a large area, Dr. Wliitclicaii needed to know Just how far he would have to extend Ills boundaries to Rive protection to a given region. For example, there arc towns that would like to adopt mosqutto-con- trol programs, if (hey knew that more mosquitoes would not come in from outside as fast as they ure killed off within the town. The entomologist had an Idea that the radioactive mosquito might be the means of tracing Its flight. So he n|);>etilcd lo (he University's chemistry derwrtmeiH, and Dr Arthur Pry, assistant professor of chemistry, was drafted lo help with Hie project. After months of laboratory tests, both men are confident their plan will work. Into the water with mosquito larvae, Ihp.y place small quantities of radioactive phosphorus—a potent material obtained from the atomic pile at Oak Ridge. Tcnn. The larvae consume the phosphorus through feeding- and when they emerge as adults' may are radioactive. This fact Is easily determined by brincing them into prcFcnce of a Gelger counter —an instrument that looks vame- ly like a telephone switchboard with its flashing %j,| s . when the radioactive particles from the mos- ouito strike the delicate Instrument it makes rurjid clicking sounds and the lights flush Intermittently. For those who may be nfrah! of , R n e S b> ' "" a '° mlc ™*i Ho, Dr. Fry says "don't worry" The small amount of radioactive phosphorus.absorbed by « mosquito could not be harmful to a humim. If such were the case. It would kill the mosquito first. This summer, at the height of the n,? 1 ) ? MS0 "' Dn w >'"chead pla 5 to set up a mo.snuilo-breedlng atlon somewhere In the state Using the snme method as i n the laboratory he will radioactlvate and then free as many mosquitoes as possible In a two-month period. He will not breed any additional mosquitoes, but will obtain the lar- vne from their natural breedlnz places. He thinks he might turn loose as many as five million mosquitoes. He will then set numerou light traps at varying distance! from Ihe station—up to > 10-mile radius—and will attempt to recapture as many of the atomic mosquitoes as possible. He Ihlnks he In four to will be extremely lucky If he gets recapture more than one out of every 100,000. But each one that he traps will tell a story—just how Jar It traveled in flight. Dr. Whitehesd secretly hopes lhat, mosquitoes In large numbers don't travel farther than 3 or i miles. In this caw. he figures that hist large scale control pla,, will work effectively — and economically it he finds that a mosquito can trnvej up to 10 miles _ well, that's another story. At least, he's going lo In Report Series 3J, -A I.irje fell. Experiment in Rlc- FIHd Mowulto Control." Single copl«s m.y b7 obtained from county agents or br writing to the Bulletin Office, College o( Agriculture, rayetlevlll«. . , es gong o find out, this summer, If the mosquitoes will just cooperate. Meanwhile, results of last siim- mer'.s hnve been published For Sale • Soybean Seed • Funk's Hybrid Corn • Soybean Inoculation • Fertilizer Farmers Soybean Corp. No. Broadway, BlylhtvUle Phone 8191 The whiskey with ^ in its flavor. .. Ask for" double A" The Straight Kentucky Bourbon for "double A"' hosts. 86 PROOF. 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