The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1953 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 24, 1953
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PAGE TEN fAHK.) COUNTER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 84, 19W REV IEW r- FORECAST Rotary Hoe Is Valuable Tool Although it sometimes takes a lot of nerve to use it, the rotary hoc fast is becoming one of Mississippi County's lore- most farm tools. County Atfent Keith Bilbrcy and Assistant Atfent H. H. Carter, recently surveyed the north sector of the county and found that of those using the rotary hoe, practically all agree it's a great thing. , cross-plowed cotton, It takes nerve. On first look the BILL CARTER, LKACHVILLK — rotary hoe seems to be coming dim-1 Best tool I've found lo smooth land geronsly Hose to uprooting and man- j for first plowing. giillS young crops. j G. T. GRACEY, YARKKO — I Eric Waddell last year watched; use it right behind plowing and his tractor driver pull the hoc before 1 plowing. It works dirt around through about 50 yards of cotton C0 (ton and bonus which would not before making him stop. j be touched by the cultivator. He had the hoe uncoupled and i jj m Smotherman has already had carried from the field, but later \ an illustrative experience with his discovered it hadn't damaged his. rotary hoe this year. young cotton. In response to the County Agents' survey, nearly 100 farmers answered the questionnaire on the rotary hoe. Here are a few typical comments: W. N'- OKR, YARBRO — It's •worth many times its cost to ,me even if it were used for one purpose only, that of breaking soil crusts to help plants through. A. P. RURKS, CLEAR LAKE — One of the best tools on the farm if used nt the right time. W. A. HOLUNGSWOKTH, NUMBER NINE — As good a tool us there is on the farm. C. C. COBIl. NEW LIBERTY — Best implement I ever put into a field. CLAUD DUNCAN, HALF MOON — It's a good tool. I would hnte to farm without one. JOE HOFFSTETTER. YARBRO— I had some cotton In 1950 where it was taking one hour to chop a row I ran my rotary hoe over it and cut the chopping time in half. E. V. WILSON. CLEAR LAKE — I would give up any other tool on the farm before my rotary hoe. Practically all the farmers responding have used the hoe on both cotton and soybeans. Ninety- seven per cent use it for breaking A crust following n rain and say it helns bring up a stand. Ninety-three per cent use It for grass control in cotton and 88 per cent use it for this purpose in beans nfter these crops are up. Those who answered orted He used it on a field of corn, but never got around to about a three- acre strip down one side of the field. About a week Inter, he had a, good stand of corn on that portion Where the crust had been broken by the hoe and no stand at all on the untouched strip. MaJcom Koonce of New Liberty relates an Interesting experience he had with the implement last year. "I u?cci it on a field where light soil areas came up first and cot tor was six inches high while heavj soil areas were just coming tip. "When about half through the field, I decided the big cotton was being damaged and stopped the hoe. "The next day, though, the big cotton looked as good as ever And then it started raining. "The side of the field where I used the rotary hoe was tin. 1 clenn- est cotton I had. I would have saved myself $100 in hoeing II I had finished the field." Sonic Di'iinngG Twenty-two percent of the farmers said they had incurred some damage on occasion. However, some pointed out some •easons: "ground too loo.-;*," "poor stand to begin with." itnd "cotton was planted on a bed." These 92 farmers who reported in the survey offer a number of punters in use of the rotary hoe. 1. Speed and depth must, be governed by soil and crop conditions. 2- In sandy, soil. SOUK? ro- ''*J '"** ". *!&* Kr -.- * - ^-^"^i, -^t "•,••*»:**.- — T using it on both black and mixed land, using it from one to three times before cotton too large. As to just how large Is too large J out. Depth can be demand by the farmers didn't agree. Answers' slower speed or by running the hoc varied from two to eteht inches for j backwards. beans get tary hoes, if run too fast, will go too deep and kick seed or seedlings PULVERIZING ACTION OF ROTARY HOE — One of the earlier typos of rotury hoe.s i;- pictured at Jim Smotherman's farm near Anno- rul ns it bre;ik.s the crust on corn. Mr. Smothennun didn't break the crust on a two-acre strip and one week later had a stand of corn on that pulverized while no corn was up where the crust had not been broken. (Courier News Photo) On Missco Farms by Agent Keith ,1. Bilhrey I that you at least consider hold- j ; ing some of your present seed over i i for planting purposes next year. | | Here are good reason^. Treated ! seed do not deteriorate in good: j storage. High germination can be People GEORGE DILLAHUNTY at Yar- regular drilled cotton since 1944. For all practical purposes there :s no difference in yield. The drilled cotton for the eight-year average produced 1768 pounds of seed cotton. The cross plowed cotton averag- be maintained completely for that; ed producing 1743 pounds. extra storage period. Two year old j The cross plowed cotton was cut- seed often produce more vigorous j tivated on SB-inch centers, I be- ton to be planted on u good percentage of your land. I would suggest some of the following: soybeuns. alfalfa, livestock, pastures, corn, wheat, pasture seed production, and truck crops. Army Urge Lasts 30 Years I'ROVIDENCB, R. I. (API - M. Sgt. William G. Reid remembers the day 30 years ago when he suddenly enlisted in the U.S. Army. William, then 18, was delivering groceries in a horse nnd wagon in his home town when he saw the famous recruiting poster with Uncle Sam pointing at him and saying, "I want you." He pulled up his horse and wagon, went in and enlisted and has been in the Army ever since. "I guess they muj,t have sent someone to pick up the horse and wagon," he smiled. Married and with an 8-year-old son, Williams draws $459 a month in Army pay. Wit FRANCEH LONG hns just sent I bro beat us to it. Before we finished ! plants because anthracnose and : . lieve. in 135.50 for the Red Cross foi the I with goose egg research, George I angular leaf spot spores die on the people nrnuntl the Planters Coop: came in and stiid. "sure you can set Gin territory, a part of New Liberty. these goose egijs at different times She did u good job. I urn clad to see in that incubator ami still yet a you farm people supporting these j good hatch." Also, we have worked or!;ani?.ation.s which have proven of value to you over the years. for weeks on the rotary hoe survey. when ;prnni. 2. It weeds and a summary ol which should be ;n (he paper today. George came in are Just| lluTn wpoks nRO nm , 5 , lid] ., r have 'V-T. | filrondy used my rotary hoe to get should be watched to kppp j n iy English peas up. It really does d stalks from becoming en-1 a good job." tangled in the rotary hoe fingers j v,.\\f'E mx oN. New Liberty cotton and from two to ten inches on beans Ninety however, said they wouldn't use it on cotton more than six inches and 80 ner cent gave this same answer for beans. However, 34 per cent said they'd u. c e it on beans until the beans i dainii^o was more likely 1" 3. The hoe should be run buck- \ horing when cotton is in Iho "crook 1 and e a .*irm them to dras. | f , nner> snid ..j wondpr jf vptch wjl] 3 -Several farmers Indicated suuul j ^^ up my Rumbo ^ {{ ^ ^ ° a ,.'..! tone! around my house? I wish I seed in one year's time. Well, maybe that idea isn't prne- ticnl, but ii'a something to think about. Mexican Program Bill Joe Denton. president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, has announced a meeting on the use of Mexican labor for this Saturday night, 7:30 p. m., April 25. in the library building in Osceola. He suggests that all people who plan to use Mexican labor should attend this Start Thinking of Alternatives If you are going to farm in urely you must start thtnkir., alternatives,—crops other than cot- .1. The best roof is always CERTAIN- TEED. Proven in actual service on Blytheville roofs for over 20 years. j Dress up your home with a new CERTAIX-TEED Roof. 3G months surely you must start thinking ol in pay for a roof or other home improvements including plumbing and £fas installation. Annual payments to farmers. wards where seed has been planted! l»:»" ^"cr Just before or just after shallow. This way, as Mr. Orr rx-i tnis lime - plained, the hoe does not turn up | 4. One 1-imner said better results h . u| pI[llUoc] wtch on a]1 lie lost, a statid of cotton last year j report, by J. L. Gurley of gives the following advice: "In or Land who slates that it der to effectively pulverize the soi of ten inches if they felt that use at that staee really wns needed. Others say it isn't needed at this stnge, that a better job can be done by regular cultivation. Some special features of the hoe include a Promised can be used to do a quick job of stopping damage by blowing sand which is injurin.Lr young crops. Other extraordinary features mentioned by the farmers reporting follow: JEAN KRAnBKRRY, LOST CANE — After hiU-rtropping cotton, I use the rotnry hoe for thinning. GF\K McGUIRE. YAItllKO — Plant, cotton thick and rotary hoe until you have just a stand loft. GEORGE HALE. lU'KDETTK — The rotary hoe ran IK- u.-ed lo Uiin thf crust, merely punctures it. One-fourth of the farmers said they planted deeper when they in- for'we7d"contrJi! t(Mld to ust ' Ul(! hoc > bul two-thirds •hcd a height i of t-lmse answering said they t!o not make any chitntie in planting depth. Slow «n Loose Soils Must farmers run at pretty hi^h speeds on heavy land, thun slow up when they ivnch Hand blows. The Oklahoma Extension Spmcc were obtaift'tid by running at ar angle across the rows. 5. Hrvenil farm em indicated the rotury hoe could he ircd more sue- ( ressfully on crops planted on lhe| cl ».v delay. level than on crops planted on a fanner cautioned there arc Thanks To Farm Bureau (1ERAI.I) COSTNEK, Manila said i The MfifW County Farm Bu, i reau paid the small but necessary .* expense in getting Dr Beacher, head !i't~ i °f *-he University Soil Testing Laboratory, to the Lcachville soils and fertilizer meeting recently. Your farm bureau does many things for you like this. I am sure no one takes the time to tell you about them. Cross Plowing' Statistics The Agricultural Experiment Sta- Uf j plentiful this year. For prevention i tion In Mississippi has compared 1 of cotton disease we recommend yields from cross plowed cotton with j cd to know how long to wait this ; year before pi tin ting cotton following vetch. We suggested a ten- 'revent Cotton Disease According to the State Plant Hoard, high quality cottonseed is Two Lunatics & A Hen-pecked Husband (see back page) Hospital Door Problem MARBLEHEAD. Mass. (/P) — An "open door" policy has delayed the opening of the new hospital in this town — by the delivery of some doors of the wrong size and the non-delivery of others. ;. The hospital building committee -.•• now estimates that the new hos-»,\.'j|| pital will open its doors about Labor Day. The throne is the ancestor of all chairs, which originally were symbols of authority and rule, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. When You Use Adaptable Bufler Buildings •£ FOR IMPLEMENT SHELTER & TOOL SHOP FOR CATTLE SHED Save on farm building cosu with Butler Steel Buildings. Permanent. Weathertight Rodent-proof. Fire-resistant. Widths: 20' 24', 28', 32' 36', 40', 50', 60', 70' and wider; lengths variable. la* quire today. E.G. Lumber Co. Phone 4551 'Friendly Building Service' Steel Buildinqs Straight Sidewalls — Use All the Space You Pay For Sold and Recommindtd By Rock Steel Bldg Co. 210 S. Pine Street Little Rock, Ark. Phone 21085 p rntury hoes must be used at high speeds when the ground has crusted slightly. "Hoes operated at slow speeds merely poke holes in the gvouml but, if operated at speeds of 6 to 8 miles per hour, they will pulverize the ground if soil conditions arc suitable." Now, to close out the list of "do's" ;md "clon't'.s" in connection with it^e of the rutai'V hoe I. For good weed and ?<rass control, the rotary hoe must be u.-t'd Trssfar tires with. 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